About Jadavpur University
The National Council of Education (NCE) in Bengal formed Bengal National College and Bengal Technical Institute in 1906. Later on, these two merged to form what we now know as Jadavpur University. The institute received a university status post-independence on December 24, 1955. The University is approved by AICTE, COA, NCTE, and UGC. NAAC has also accredited the University with “Grade A”. The motto of Jadavpur University is “To Know is to Grow.”
The university has been grateful enough to have been enriched by contributions from professors such as Amartya Sen, Bibhuti Bhusan Sen, Rabindranath Tagore, Bankim Chandra Mukherjee, Amitava Bhattacharyya etc.
Jadavpur University has affiliations with two specialized institutions:
- Institute of Business Management (managed by the National Council of Education, Bengal)
- D. Birla Institute
The University has two separate campuses. The main campus is located in Kolkata, on Raja S. C. Mullik Road. The main campus is spread across an area of 58 acres. The second campus of the university, with an area of 26 acres is located at Salt Lake. Both the campuses are well-connected with the local railway station as well as the airport. Both the campus provides basic facilities as classrooms, auditoriums, laboratories, canteens, gymnasiums, medical facilities, daycare facilities etc.
Jadavpur University has a total of 13 hostels, out of which 9 are boys’ hostels and 4 are girls’ hostels. 1876 is the total number of students which can be accommodated in the 13 hostels.
- For Men Students: 1254
- For Women Students: 622
The university also has a separate hostel for Research Scholars.
Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
Jadavpur University invites various firms and industries during its placement drive to offer good placement opportunities to all its undergraduate and postgraduate final year students. Some of the top companies that recruit from Jadavpur University includes Amazon, Microsoft, Adobe, Samsung, Young Optics, Vedanta, Ernst & Young, Bennet Coleman & Company, TCS, and Infosys.
Some of the best food options available for students of Jadavpur University includes:
Café Coffee Day
Transcending boundaries, Jadavpur University has signed collaborations with various international universities for encouraging research and exchange programs. Some of the collaborations are with the following universities:
- Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
– Faculty exchange and Human Resource Development in Coastal Zone Management
- Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
– Faculty Exchange and Research on Web based distance education
- Bolzano University, Italy
– Exchange program
- Brunei University, UK
– Faculty Exchange & Research
- Shastri Indo Canadian Foundation
– Faculty & Student Exchange, Research
- Staffordshire University, UK (www.staffs.ac.uk)
– Distance learning program: MA in sustainable development
- International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy Research