Established on 24th December 1955, Jadavpur University in Kolkata is a unitary type of technical university.
It is a self-affiliated university and was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) 11th September 1955 & 12(B) on 1st November 1956 under Act, 1956.
On 23rd February 2012, Jadavpur University was recognized and conferred the status of “University with Potential for Excellence (UPE)" by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi.
Jadavpur University is also affiliated to and recognized by various boards. They are as follows:
It was re-accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with "A" Grade - (CGPA score 3.68 on a 4 point scale in the 3rd cycle) on 24th September 2014.
On 11th March 1906, at the start of the nationalist movement, the National Council of Education, Bengal, came into force. Its aim was to harness the best of technology and global learning to build an industrial base in India that would be self-reliant. It was led by statesmen, intellectuals, and middle-class intelligentsia.
The National Council of Education founded many educational institutions. Bengal Technical Institute was one of them. It was later renamed as College of Engineering and Technology and in 1955, called Jadavpur University.
The founders of the institute believed that for the technical institute to thrive, basic sciences and humanities sections should also be opened. Hence, the university started imparting education in the fields of science, arts, and technology.
Even after being a unitary university, other institutes that are affiliated to Jadavpur University are the Institute of Business Management, Jawahari Devi Birla Institute of Commerce and Management and Jadavpur Vidyapith. All these institutes function out of their own independent campuses.
These affiliated institutes have their own unique examination systems and curriculum. However, Jadavpur university awards the students of these institutes the final degree.
Jadavpur University offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programmes in several disciplines. Admission to Jadavpur University is based on strict criteria. Students have to pass an admission test and their marks at the school level and +2 level are also taken into consideration while considering for admission.
A choice-based credit system has been implemented at the university at all levels. The strong points of the university are the allied outreach programmes and the interdisciplinary studies. There are forty centres of study and twenty-one schools of interdisciplinary studies. In order to focus on the schools of interdisciplinary studies, a new faculty of interdisciplinary studies has been established.
|Bachelor of Science||Full Time||3 Years||10+2|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Full Time||2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years||Master's Degree / M.Phil.|
|Master of Philosophy||Full Time||1 Year / 2 Years||Bachelor's degree|
This University offers more courses in various stream categories including with optional specializations. To know more about courses, please visit the official website i.e. http://www.jaduniv.edu.in