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UNIVERSITIES

 

GENERAL INFORMATION :

 

Two new State-aided universities e.g. West Bengal State University, Barasat and Gour Banga University, Malda established in 2008 have started functioning. For West Bengal State University, Barasat, 161, posts of teachers (including 32 Professors) and 43 non-teaching posts (including 08 Officers) have been created.  Similarly, for Gour Banga University, Malda 106 teaching posts (including 18 Professors) and 49 non-teaching posts (including 10 Officers) have also been created during the year. Process for filling up these posts has already been initiated.

Thus total number of State aided Universities within the purview of the Department of Higher Education is now 12.  First private University Act, e.g., Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DA-IICT) Act, 2008 has been passed to set up a Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology sector.

The State Govt. has already identified 355 acres of land for setting up of the campus of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in the district of Murshidabad. The site has to be vetted by AMU after joint inspection with Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India and State Govt. In addition, as a programme of the 11th Five Year Plan, the State Government has initiated the process of setting up one world class university for which 400 acres of land near Air Force Camp, Kanchrapara, 24 Pargans (North) has been earmarked.  The State Government has taken up with the MHRD for finalization of the proposal after visit of a Central Team.

With a view to fulfilling the long standing demand of the people of Purulia and Bankura region, predominantly inhabited by Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, the State Government has initiated the process of setting up one university having campuses in both the disricts of Purulia and Bankura.  Setting up of the second campus of North Bengal University in the district of Jalpaiguri is also under consideration of the State Government. 

 

 

NAME OF THE STATE AIDED UNIVERSITIES WITH THEIR TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION IN THE STATE OF WEST BENGAL

 

UNIVERSITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF

HIGHER EDUCATION

 

Name of The University

Date of

Establishment

Address

Territorial Jurisdiction

1. University of Calcutta

24 January, 1857

College Street,Senate House,

Calcutta-700073;      

Phone : 2241-0071,2241-4984

Fax :2241-3222

Website : www.caluniv.ac.in

Email : registrar@cuccernet.in

 

The whole of the West Bengal excluding the area of jurisdiction of other Universities established by law within West Bengal. The jurisdiction of the Calcutta University  extends to the districts of Howrah, North & South 24 Parganas (excluding Bijpur P.S of North 24-Parganas) and the Calcutta district, excluding some colleges (See the list of the colleges in the appendix) and Serampore subdivision of the district of Hooghly.

 2.Jadavpur   University

24 December, 1955

Jadavpur, Calcutta 700032;

Phone : 2414-6666,6194,6643

Fax : (91)-033-2414-6414

Website : www.jadavpur.edu

Email    : registrar@jdvu.ac.in

A radius of two miles from the university office at Jadavpur.

3. University of  Burdwan

15 June 1960

Rajbati, Burdwan, Dist. Burdwan.

Pin 713104

Phone : +91-0342-2533913

Fax : +95-0342-253-0452

Website : www.burd.univ.ac.in 

 Email : vcbu@satyam.net.in,     rgbu@sity.com

Districts of Burdwan, Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, and Hooghly (excluding Serampore subdivision).

4. University of   Kalyani

1 November, 1960

Kalyani, District-Nadia,

Pin 741235

Phone : (033) 2582-8690

Fax : (033) 2582-8282

Website :http:/klyuniv.ac.in

Email : Alok_banerjee2002@yahoo.com

Districts of Nadia, Murshidabad and Bijpur Police Station of North 24 Parganas.

5. Rabindra  Bharati University

8 May, 1962

56A, B.T. Road,

Calcutta 700050

Phone :2556-2543

Fax : 2556-8079

Website: www.rabindrabharatiuniversity.net

Email : reg@cal3.vsnl.net.in.

All Institutions in the State teaching dance, drama, music and visual arts (except the Government College of Art & Craft).

6. University of North Bengal

1 July, 1962

Raja Rammohanpur,

P.O. North Bengal University,

Dist. Darjeeling,

Pin- 734430.

Phone : (0353)-2582-099

Fax : (0353) 2581212.

Website : http://www.nbu.ac.in   

 Email :  regnbu@sanchar.net.in  

Districts of Coochbehar, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Malda, North Dinajpur and South Dinajpur.

 

7. Vidyasagar University

29 September 1981

P.O. Vidyasagar University,

Dist Midnapur,

Pin- 721102.

Phone:(953222)262-009,262-297

Fax : (953222)262329,557-1611

Website : www.vidyasagar.ac.in

Email : HYPERLINK mailto : vidya@dte.vsnl.net.in  

 

 

 

 

East and West  Midnapore.

8. West Bengal State University, Barasat

10th March, 2008

Barasat Govt. College, Annex Building,10, K.W.C. Road, Kolkata-700 124, P.O. & Dist. - Barasat

North 24-Parganas as specified and the scheduled.

9. Gour Banga University, Malda

10th March, 2008

Malda College Campus, P.O. & Dist. Malda, Pin-732101

Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin Dinajpur and Malda.

10. Netaji Subhas Open University

20 August 1997

1,Woodburn Park,

Kolkata-700 020

Ph. : 2287-0157

Fax : (033)-2287-1082

Website: www.wbnsou.com./org. 

Email : nsou@cal2.vsnl.net.in

 

 

The whole of West Bengal.

11.West Bengal University of Technology

7  August 2000

BF-142, Salt Lake,

Kolkata 700 064

Ph. : 2321-1327

Fax : 2321-7578

Website :www.wbut.net.  

Email :

 

The whole of West Bengal.

12. Bengal Engineering  and Science University

1856 as a Govt. College;

Deemed University Status in 1992

University status in 2004

 P.O. Botanic Garden, Shibpur,

 Howrah 711 103

West Bengal

Ph : 668-0521 to 0532,

668-4561/4562/4563/668-1503

Fax : 668-4564/2916

Website :www.becs.ac.in

Email : vc@becs.ac.in

 

 

Whole of West Bengal

 

UNIVERSITIES UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS

OF THE STATE GOVT.

1.  Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya

1st September,1974

P.O. Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia,

Pin-741252.

Ph : (033) 2585-8163

Fax : (034730)-222275

E-mail : vcbckv@vsnl.net

 

 

 

The whole of West Bengal.

 

2. University of Animal and Fishery Sciences

2 January,1995

 

37 & 68, Khudiram Bose Sarani, Belgachia,

Kolkata 700 037.

Ph : 2556-3396,2556-5021

Fax : 091-033-2557-1986

 

 

The whole of West Bengal.

3. W.B.National University of   Juridical Sciences

22 April, 2000

NUJS Bhaban 12, LB Block, Sector-III,  Salt Lake, Eastern Bypass,

Kolkata -700 091

Ph : 2335-0534/7379

Fax : 033-2335-7422

Website : www.nujs.edu 

Email : nujs@cal3.vsnl.net.in

 

 

The whole of West Bengal

4. Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya

1 February, 2001

P.O.-Pundibari, Dist-Cooch Behar

Ph : 03582-270141/249

Website: www.uttarbanga.net/ubkv.htm

Email : mondal@rediftmail.com

 

Malda, South Dinajpur, North Dinajpur, Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar

5. West Bengal University of Health Science

2nd December,2002

DD-36,  Sector 1, Salt Lake,

 Kolkata-64

Ph : 2321-5388

Fax : 23215389

Website: www.wbhus.org/data

Email : vc@wbuhs.org

 

The whole of West Bengal

6. Ramkrishna Mission Vivekananda Education and Research Institute(RKMVERI)

(Deemed University under UGC Act)

 

2005

P.O. Belur Math, Dt. Howrah,

Pin 711202, 

Telefax : 033-26549999;

E-mail : rkmveri@gmail.com, atmapriyananda@gmail.com

The whole of West Bengal

7. Aliah University

2007

21, Hazi Md. Mahasin Sq.,

Kolkata-700 016

 

           

 

 

 

 

 
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