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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