Bethune College Sammilani is a symbol of emotion heritage and historical legacy. The century long alumni association is not only a part of history but a myth itself.

Founded by the noble men of Bengal Renaissance , this college has created history with two students Chandramukhi Bose and Kadambini Ganguli, who are not only the first two female graduates of University of Calcutta, but of the entire colonial British Empire.

Among other distinguished alumna are the young freedom fighters (Agnikanya) of Bengal; Sarala Devi Choudhurani, Leela Roy, Pritilata Waddedar, Kalpana Dutta are a few of them who created history in the freedom movement of India.

Many eminent personalities in the field of education, medicine, art and culture, politics, social activities etc. have been produced by the college.

In its long centurion journey, Bethune College Sammilani has taken oath for blooming of women and can boast of their students who made a mark in the field of education, literature, scientific research, cultural excellence, social work and humanity.

Re-union is celebrated every year with great enthusiasm. Distinguished old students are felicitated with endowment awards in the memory of our former teachers Dipti Tripathi, Ishita Dutta, Aruna Mukherjee and a distinguished alumna Rupa Chakraborty. We are proud to announce that the descendants of Dr. Kadambini Ganguli have arranged to honour an ex-student of the college with Kadambini Ganguly Memorial Silver Medal from 2017.

Sammilani arranges every year an endowment lecture in the memory of our former Principal Sm. Mrinalini Emmerson. Moreover, seminars, workshops and different cultural activities are arranged throughout the year. Anandamela, Bijaya Sammilani, picnic are various joyous moments to share with. Sammilani extends their hands to the ones distressed by the natural calamities. Sammilani is indebted to the Principal, all teaching and non-teaching staff and the students of the college for their kind co-operation.

With this rich glorious heritage, Sammilani is striding towards a bright future which echoes the song ‘E pathe ami je gechi bar bar, bhulini to akdino’ [I have been on the way, never to forget].
The Inaugural Programme ‘Pronomi Tomare’ of Sammilani Centenary Celebration was held online on September 3, 2020. Prof. (Dr) Pushpa Misra, Former Principal of the college briefed us about the history of Sammilani. Prof. (Dr) Mamata Ray (Chaudhuri), Former Principal of the college graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Prof.(Dr) Krishna Roy, Present Principal of the college as the Guest-of-Honour. Dr. Sumitra Chowdhury spoke about Miss Wright. Prof. Krishna Roy and Dr. Sunanda Ghosh walked us through the life of Dr. Kadambini Ganguli and Sm. Chandramukhi Bose.

Many members of Sammilani outside West Bengal including some senior members joined the programme online and made it a grand success.
Online Centenary Event on 26th February, 2021
Online Event on 04th September, 2021

Online Centenary Celebration
Bethune College Sammilani
181, Bidhan Sarani,
Kolkata - 700006,
West Bengal, India.

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Dr. Lina Sen 98309 18196
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We feel proud to know that Swarnali Dey, who passed B.Sc. with Botany in 2017, has topped the joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF in Life Sciences this year.
She ranked second in B. Sc. Examination from Calcutta University. Now she is pursuing doctoral studies in the same university.