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About Scottish Church College

The spread of European education in alliance with the doctrine of Christianity had been an important impetus to missionary enterprise in India in the nineteenth century. Scottish Church College, established in 1830 as the General Assembly’s Institution and given its present name in 1929 is an institution born out of one such impetus.

The college founder, Rev. Alexander Duff, was the first missionary to India from the Church of Scotland. His idea was to set up an institution which linked western education with Christian mission and the eventual progress of the people — years later the College is committed to the vision of its founding father and aims at academic excellence along with social awareness and character building.

The College is the second oldest in North Calcutta and has produced numerous outstanding people, chief among them being Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The college also enjoys the status of College with Potential for Excellence, a quality rating by the University Grants Commission. Media survey rates Scottish as one among the top fifty colleges in India.

The College is now owned and administered by the Church of North India (CNI) through the diocese of Calcutta. It is affiliated to the University of Calcutta but enjoys autonomous status for its Faculty of Post Graduate Studies. We offer Honours course in 15 subjects in the under-graduate stream and post-graduate course in two subjects. The Department of Teacher Education of the college prepares women students for the Bachelor of Education degree.

In keeping with the vision of its founder, the Scottish Church College encouraged academic excellence as well as promoting personality development, community service and the refinement of aesthetic sensibilities. Through the years a long line of illustrious personalities have been educated in these hallowed halls of learning. The splendorous architecture of the College including its magnificent prayer hall is eloquent testimony to its timeless heritage and the pioneering vision of its founding fathers.

Vision Statement:
Empowering students to become intellectually sound, upright in values, virtuous and socially concerned to contribute as future leaders of the Nation by fulfilling their academic passions through liberal education and spiritual zeal.

Mission Statement:
To provide ideal learning environment conducive to a missionary approach wherein students from diverse social, economic and ethnic backgrounds grow together in mutual respect by integrating skills and values in a well-balanced curriculum imparted through high quality creative instructions to realize their highest potential.

Core Values:
Academic Excellence and Integrity;
Outstanding Teaching and Service Orientation;
Individual and Collective Excellence;
Diversity, Mutual Respect and Social Justice;
Scholarly Attributes and Professional Leadership;
Awareness of Missionary and Spiritual Zeal;
Developing Physical and Mental Health and Decision Making

Institutional Definition of Whole Person Education:
Scottish Church College, a Christian Minority Institution, is an affiliated college under University of Calcutta. Since inception, the college has made its mark in imparting liberal education with moral values to students so that they can be intellectually sound, morally upright, socially concerned and spiritually oriented.

Scottish Church College Highlights

Established | Type

1830 | Private


University of Calcutta 

Courses offered

UG, PG, and B.Ed 

Application mode


Admission criteria

Merit  and Entrance Based

Courses Offered at Scottish Church College

Under Graduate Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
  • Bachelor in Business Administration

Teacher Education

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Post Graduate Courses

  • M.Sc. in Botany
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry

General structure of the courses : B.A. and B.Sc.

  1. Languagae Group:
    • English (Compulsory)
    • Bengali / Hindi / Alternative English (for those not having Bengali / Hindi at the plus two level)
  2. Honours & General 
  3. Environmental Studies (Compulsory)


The Academic Session begins on 1st July every year and extends upto 30th June of the next year. All courses are open both to men and women students, except the B.Ed. course which is for women students only. Admission will be made strictly in accordance with norms as prescribed by the Admission Committee. Students seeking admission from University / Board / H.S. Council must produce their examination certificates, mark sheet, certificates of age and a migration certificate (where necessary) in original. Admission to the B.Ed. Course is made according to the norms of Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal and NCTE.

Admission to the college is granted on the understanding that the student undertakes to conform in all respects to the rules and discipline of the college.

Please note:

  1. Admission to any course in the College is provisional, subject to the final approval of the University of Calcutta.
  2. Since the College does not have any 3-year General course and runs only 3-year Honours course, if a student does not qualify for Honours in any of the Calcutta University examinations during his/her course period, he/she is not permitted to carry on his/her studies in the College as a General course candidate.

Facilities at Scottish Church College

  • Hostel
    Boys HostelNumber of beds – 173|In-Campus HostelGirls HostelNumber of beds – 166|In-Campus Hostel
  • Sports Complex
    Available Facilities: 
    Football Ground|Playground
  • Library
    Hospital / Medical Facilities
    Wi-Fi Campus
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