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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Calcutta and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Calcutta, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Calcutta include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Calcutta alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Calcutta are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Calcutta.

Items on this list include Ashok Kumar and Sourav Ganguly.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Calcutta?” and “Which celebrities are University of Calcutta alumni?”

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Swami Vivekananda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Philosopher Swami Vivekananda, born Narendra Nath Datta, was an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th-century saint Ramakrishna. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies ...more

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Subhash Chandra Bose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Politician Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji, ...more

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Rajendra Prasad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Politician, Lawyer, Teacher Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of the Republic of India. An Indian political leader, lawyer by training, Prasad joined the Indian National Congress during the Indian independence ...more

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Parvez Sharma is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Journalist, Film Producer, Cinematographer Parvez Sharma is a New York-based Indian writer and documentary filmmaker. Sharma is best known for the 2007 film A Jihad for Love which documented the lives of gay and lesbian Muslims, and for ...more

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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Politician Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was a preeminent Bengali nationalist leader of Bangladesh. He headed the Awami League and was the first President of Bangladesh during the Bangladesh Liberation War, and ...more

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Sumantra Ghoshal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Sumantra Ghoshal was an Indian organizational theorist, Professor of Strategic and International Management at the London Business School, and founding Dean of the Indian School of Business in ...more

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Jyoti Basu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Politician Jyoti Basu; or Jyotirindra Basu was an Indian politician belonging to the Communist Party of India from West Bengal, India. He served as the Chief Minister of West Bengal state from 1977 to ...more

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A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prab... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was a Gaudiya Vaishnava spiritual teacher and the founder preceptor of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, commonly known as ...more

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C. R. Rao is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS known as C R Rao is an Indian-born, naturalized American, mathematician and statistician. He is currently professor emeritus at Penn State University and ...more

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Fazlur Khan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Civil engineer, Architect, Structural engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who initiated important structural systems for skyscrapers. Considered the "father of tubular designs for ...more

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Amartya Sen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Economist Amartya Kumar Sen is a Bangladeshi-born Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom and the United States. He has made contributions to welfare ...more

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Mircea Eliade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Novelist Mircea Eliade was a Romanian historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, and professor at the University of Chicago. He was a leading interpreter of religious experience, who established ...more

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Bharati Mukherjee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Author Bharati Mukherjee is an Indian-born American writer who is currently a professor in the department of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Samarendra Nath Roy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician Samarendra Nath Roy or S. N. Roy was an Indian-born American mathematician and an applied statistician.

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Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis FRS was an Indian scientist and applied statistician. He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure. He made pioneering studies in ...more

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Jagadish Chandra Bose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Inventor Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS was a Bengali polymath, physicist, biologist, botanist, archaeologist, as well as an early writer of science fiction. He pioneered the investigation of radio ...more

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Mahasweta Devi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist Mahasweta Devi is an Indian social activist and writer.

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Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Political scientist, Writer Satyabrata Rai Chowdhuri, FRAS is a Political Scientist, Political Historian and International Relations expert. He is a Senior Research Fellow in International Relations at the Institute of ...more

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Subhash Mukhopadhyay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Poet, Writer A book of thirty of Subhash's best known poems in English translation, titled ' As Day is Breaking', was published in 2014 by Anjan Basu,a Bangalore-based writer/critic. The book includes a ...more

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Meghnad Saha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Physicist, Astronomer Meghnad Saha FRS was an Indian astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars.

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Leander Paes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Tennis player, Actor Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who typically plays in doubles events on the ATP Tour and Davis Cup. Having won eight doubles and seven mixed doubles Grand Slam ...more

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Aparna Sen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Writer Aparna Sen is an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and actress. She is the winner of three National Film Awards and nine international film festival awards.

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Uttam Kumar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Arun Kumar is the brother of Uttam Kumar.

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Rituparna Sengupta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Actor Rituparna Sengupta is an Indian film actress and producer who is known for her work in Bengali, Hindi & Bangladeshi films. Having garnered the National Film Award in 1998 for her work in ...more

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Ashoke Sen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Physicist Ashoke Sen, FRS is an Indian theoretical physicist and distinguished professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad. He also is the Morningstar Visiting professor at MIT. His main ...more

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is an Indian-American author, poet, and the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. Her short story ...more

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Vijay Mallya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Entrepreneur Vijay Mallya is an Indian businessman and politician. The son of businessman Vittal Mallya, he is the chairman of the UB Group, an Indian conglomerate with interests in beverage alcohol, ...more

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Pritam Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician Pritam Chakraborty,popularly known as Pritam was born in 14 June 1971 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, is an Indian composer, singer and live performer & sound engineer. His father's name is ...more

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Jibanananda Das is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Poet, Writer Jibanananda Das was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist. Dimly recognised during his lifetime, today Das is acknowledged as “the premier poet of the post-Tagore era in India" and ...more

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Sourav Ganguly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Cricketer Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, affectionately known as Dada is a former Indian-Bengali cricketer and captain of the Indian national team. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest batsmen of ...more

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Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Politician Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, commonly known as BP Koirala, was the Prime Minister of Nepal from 1959 to 1960. He led the Nepali Congress, a social democratic political party. Koirala was the ...more

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Dhan Gopal Mukerji is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Novelist, Writer Dhan Gopal Mukerji was the first successful Indian man of letters in the United States and winner of Newbery Medal 1928. He studied at Duff School, and at Duff College, both within the ...more

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Hamoodur Rahman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Judge Chief Justice Hamoodur Rahman was an East Pakistani jurist who was the seventh Chief Justice of Pakistan and the vice-chancellor of the Dhaka University as well as professor of law at the ...more

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Dilipkumar Roy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Novelist, Writer Dilipkumar Roy was a Bengali Indian musician, musicologist, novelist, poet and essayist.He was son of Dwijendralal Ray. In 1965, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, ...more

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Manna Dey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Film Score Composer, Playback singer, Singer Prabodh Chandra Dey, known by his stage name Manna Dey, was an Indian playback singer. He debuted in the film Tamanna in 1942, and went on to record more than 4000 songs from 1942 to 2013. The ...more

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Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Politician Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee is an Indian politician and a member of the politburo of the Communist Party of India. He was the Chief Minister of West Bengal from 2000 to 2011. He was the MLA of ...more

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Sukumar Ray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Poet, Writer, Photographer Sukumar Ray was a Bengali humorous poet, story writer and playwright who mainly wrote for children. His works such as the collection of poems "Aboltabol", novella ...more

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Ritwik Ghatak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Film Score Composer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Ritwik Ghatak was a Bengali Filmmaker and script writer. Along with prominent contemporary Bengali filmmakers Satyajit Ray and Mrinal Sen, his cinema is primarily remembered for its meticulous ...more

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Sunil Gangopadhyaya is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Sunil Gangopadhyay or Sunil Ganguly, was a Bengali poet and novelist. Born in Faridpur, Bangladesh, Gangopadhyay obtained his Master's degree in Bengali from the University of Calcutta, In 1953 ...more

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Upendranath Brahmachari is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Scientist, Physician Rai Bahadur Sir Upendranath Brahmachari was an Indian scientist and a leading medical practitioner of his time. He synthesised Urea Stibamine in 1922 and determined that it was an effective ...more

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Ashok Kumar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Painter, Film Producer, Actor Ashok Kumar was an actor.

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Mrinal Sen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Writer Mrinal Sen is an Indian filmmaker based in Kolkata. Along with his contemporaries Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, he is often considered to be one of the greatest ambassadors of Indian parallel ...more

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Amiya Charan Banerjee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Mathematician Amiya Charan Banerjee was an Indian mathematician.

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Bimal Roy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Bimal Roy was an Indian film director. He is particularly noted for his realistic and socialistic films like Do Bigha Zamin, Parineeta, Biraj Bahu, Madhumati, Sujata, and Bandini, making him an ...more

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Rabindranath Tagore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Musician Rabindranath Tagore, also written Rabīndranātha Thākura, sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in ...more

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Jasimuddin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Poet, Songwriter, Radio personality Jasimuddin Mollah was a Muslim Bengali poet, songwriter, prose writer, folklore collector and radio personality. He is commonly known in Bangladesh as Polli Kobi, for his faithful rendition of ...more

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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Writer Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian literary theorist, philosopher and University Professor at Columbia University, where she is a founding member of the school's Institute for Comparative ...more

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Soumitra Chatterjee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Poet, Actor Soumitra Chatterjee or Soumitra Chattopadhyay is an Indian film and stage actor and poet. He is best known for his collaborations with film director Satyajit Ray, with whom he worked in fourteen ...more

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Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Novelist Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay; was a Bengali writer, poet and journalist. He was the composer of India's national song Vande Mataram, originally a Bengali and Sanskrit stotra personifying ...more

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Satyendra Nath Bose is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Calcutta Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor Satyendra Nath Bose, FRS was a Bengali physicist specialising in mathematical physics. He is best known for his work on quantum mechanics in the early 1920s, providing the foundation for ...more