College Overview

Lady Brabourne College, with its lush green lawns and gardens opposite the Park Circus Maidan is one of the premier Institutions for women's education in India. Established by the Government of Bengal in July 1939 and named after the wife of Lord Brabourne, the Governor of Bengal till February 1939, the college made a humble beginning with 35 Muslim students and 9 faculty members in a rented house in Park Circus. The foundation stone of the building in which it is presently housed was laid on 26th August 1939 by Sir J. Woodhead the then Governor of Bengal. Ever since the college has expanded structurally and academically earning the reputation of having an excellent academic environment and has celebrated it's Diamond Jubilee on the 26th August, 1999.


Administrative Head: The Principal, Professor Siuli Sarkar, M.A., Ph.D (C.U.)
She is assisted by the office staff while various committees formed by the Teachers' Council aid and concur with her on all administrative matters.


All undergraduate courses conducted by the college are affiliated to the University of Calcutta. Being affiliated to Calcutta University, the College follows the existing B.A./B.Sc. (1+1+1 system) under New regulation introduced by the University in 2005. At the post graduate level Calcutta University has permitted the college to conduct autonomous M.Sc courses in Geography, Microbiology, Physics and Mathematics and M.A. course in English Literatures.


The college has been reaccredited by the National Assessment & Accreditation Council (NAAC) with 'A level' certification in December 2014.

College Alumni

Lady Brabourne College alumnus Smt. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson, State Bank Of India, being felicitated by the Principal, Prof. Siuli Sarkar.

Courses Offered

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Research Activities & Ph.D Programmes

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Advanced Research

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News & Events

  • One day symposium on General Theory of Relativity and Gravitational Waves Organised by Indian National Science Academy, Kolkata Chapter, jointly with Department of Physics, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata. Date and Time : 17th November, 2017, 10:30 AM [Read more...]
  • P.G. Admission, 2017 (Geography) [Read more...]
  • Sealed quotations are invited on behalf of the Principal, Lady Brabourne College, P-1/2, Suhrawardy Avenue, Kolkata-7000017, from interested vendors (book suppliers). [Read more...]
  • One Day Workshop on CBCS Syllabus in Geography Honours and General and a Short Demo on QGIS will be held at Lady Brabourne College on 15th September, 2017 from 10.00am onwards.
  • International Seminar: 'Beyond the Veil: Muslim Women in South Asia', 24th August 2017.
  • A One Day National Conference on "A Glimpse on Universe, Earth, Man and Economy: Understanding the Issues and Linkages" is been organized by Department of Geography, Lady Brabourne College on 11th September, 2017.
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