The Bhawanipur Education Society College
50+ years in pursuit of excellence
The Bhawanipur Education Society College was founded in 1966 with the motto “Education for Excellence” through the Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society. Accredited by NAAC and affiliated to the University of Calcutta, BESC was created under Article 30 (1) of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees linguistic minorities, such as the Gujarati-speaking community in Kolkata, the right to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice. We started in 1966 with less than a hundred students, but in the decades since, BESC has strived to extend its motto to a truly diverse body of students, admitting eligible pupils regardless of linguistic, religious or regional backgrounds.
Established and administered by The Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society. A minority-run institution. Affiliated to the University of Calcutta. Recognised under section 2(f) & 12(B) of the UGC Act, 1956.
BESC offers several undergraduate Honours programmes in Arts, Commerce, Management and Science, as well as postgraduate courses in English and Commerce. BESC also runs career-oriented courses like Commerce+, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Corporate Communications, Capital Market, Cyber Security and Global Management Skills, which takes students beyond the rigid framework of a syllabus. With 18 Knowledge Circles, ranging from dance and music to entrepreneurship, Model United Nations (MUN), AISEC, CII-Yuva, Leadership Training and more, BESC provides holistic development for students.
BESC boasts of a Wi-Fi-enabled, temperature-controlled, state-of-the-art campus with smart classrooms, a 5,000 sq. ft library, an indoor sports arena that offers a plethora of gaming facilities, an artificially turfed central court, multiple auditoriums and a friendly canteen.
Students can choose from a range of additional activities during the academic year, including workshops, seminars, research, industrial visits, historical walks and fests for their social awareness and enrichment.
Not Just A Degree
The institution has today evolved into a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multi-ethnic entity. Our USP is the diversity of the student body. Our students are self-motivated go-getters and it is their ability to stretch the limits of possibilities, under supervision and guidance of an engaged faculty and administration, that sets them apart. We are committed to continuously upgrade and supplement our curriculum to provide our students with skills that will prepare them for their professions and for life.
At The Bhawanipur Education Society College, it’s not just a degree but a pathway to success.
To create an inclusive academic ambience, propitious for honing innate skills, demolish age-old inhibitions, and foster innate talents through a value-based education with which challenges of modern living may be dealt with.
To become a centre of excellence in Higher Education.
To ensure equity in educational opportunity to all deserving and meritorious students with financial support for the poor and marginalized, irrespective of language, caste, or creed.
To become a cosmopolitan hub of culture and to consciously promote communal harmony and cultural integration resulting in an atmosphere of dialogue in the campus, but simultaneously encouraging a linguistic minority group to nurture their distinctive cultural identity.
To promote academic exchange and academia-industry interface, taking advantage of the latest technology.
Adopting the best practices and highest quality of teaching through continuous innovations in teaching-learning methods and upgrading infrastructure.
Encouraging the natural skills of the students, with a special emphasis on girls, by imparting leadership and entrepreneurship skills through exposure to practical situations and co-curricular activities.
Aiding the quest for intellectual excellence of teachers and igniting the desire for lifelong learning among students by encouraging research and creativity, promoting diversification of pursuits.
Developing healthy cooperation with other premier institutions engaged in promoting educational excellence.
To produce knowledgeable citizens with multidisciplinary global competencies.
To integrate in the students the ennobling virtues of truth, fairness, tolerance, accountability, and cooperation that lead them to serve the underprivileged.
To empower all students, especially girls to unleash their potential to leverage their professional competence.
To synergize collaborations that strengthen the expertise to build a dynamic intellectual capital.
To uphold the ambience of discipline, learning, and culture with regard to human values as good human beings, and revive the timeless universal virtues extolled in our scriptures: “Datta, Damyata, Dayadvam” (Charity, Control & Compassion).
To Nurture Learning for Leadership: Our primary objective is to foster lifelong learning and nurture intellectual curiosity by integrating teaching, research and skill development so that those graduating from this institution become thought leaders and are simultaneously aware of civic duties and the socio-economic challenges of our times.
Unleashing Latent Potential: Our aim is to work unanimously towards unleashing the inherent intellectual, social and emotional capacities of all students who pass through the gates of this institution.
Students Success & Competition: Meeting students’ needs by creating an educational environment in which students can attain a variety of goals.
Excellence: Encouraging a high standard of integrity and performance leading to the achievement of academic & career goals.
Diversity: Fostering a learning community in which the diverse values, goals and learning styles of all students are recognized and supported.
Technological Advancement: Providing access to state-of-the-art technology that enhances instruction and keep students abreast with the latest innovations.
Service to Humanity: We support and appreciate the idea of service at all levels and seek to instil this spirit in each and everyone associated with us. Students should imbibe an attitude to contribute positively to the society, the state, the nation and the world, unconditionally.
Upholding Integrity: High ethical standards of character and integrity are the foundations upon which the institution is built. It is committed to producing individuals who would appreciate the importance of values & ideals and be prepared to give back to the community something in return for what they have received, almost as a birth-right.
From The Desk Of The Teacher-In-Charge
The Bhawanipur Education Society College, established in 1966, is a minority-run, general degree college, offering B.Com., B.A., B.Sc., B.B.A., M.Com. and M.A. programmes. We are committed to providing education that empowers the students for their future. We strive to provide the best educational facilities, along with co-curricular programmes, designed to impart life skills to the students.
Our campus life is vibrant and inclusive, embracing students from all segments, regardless of their religious, linguistic, economic, or gender identities. Our founding principle, Vidyamritamshnutey, recognises the power of education in transforming lives, while our mission—education for excellence—is an integral part of the policies we adopt. We believe in providing our students with up-to-date infrastructural facilities, well-qualified teachers, a modern library with an array of online resources and regular programmes for skill enhancement as well as social awareness. This enriches the overall development of our prospective graduates and helps to bring out their innate potential in diverse fields.
Dr. Subhabrata Gangopadhyay