Jadavpur University is a public technical university located in Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It was established in 1905 as Bengal Technical Institute and was converted into Jadavpur University in 1955. In 2020, it was ranked fifth among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework.
To trace the history of Jadavpur University is to trace a part of India’s freedom movement, at least from the Swadeshi Movement onwards. It was 1905 -1906 Bengal stood divided. The times were feverish. The hegemony of the British establishment had to be challenged. Education had to play a new role in this changed scenario. It had to become a new form of resistance through which the emergent nationalist spirit could be propagated. With this in mind, the National Council of Education (NCE) came into being.
Jadavpur University Jadavpur University is approved by University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Pharmacy Council of India (PCI), Council of Architecture (COA).
Jadavpur University Jadavpur University courses are offered at various levels like Undergraduate Degrees i.e Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons.) Political Science, Postgraduate Degree i.e Master of Arts (MA) Political Science, Master of Pharmacy Degree i.e. Pharmacy (M.Pharm.), and many more. You can also find a brief overview of the different courses offered by the university across various disciplines with their specializations on the Course page.
There are 13 (4 for Girls and 9 for Boys) hostels with provision for accommodating over 1600 students. Efforts are being made for the extension of the existing buildings and the construction of new buildings for students' accommodation. Hostel Mess is conducted by the Students Mess Committee under the guidance of the Superintendent of the respective hostel. The Main Hostel complex is situated outside the campus.
At the Main Hostel complex and the Lady's Hostel complex and beside Old P.G. Hostel, there are private canteens supervised by the Students Committee.
We have an exclusive hostel for Research Scholars.
Commencement of new guest house building
Guest House is in operation from 26.08.2003
Details of accommodation and facilities
90 double bedrooms.
3 deluxe rooms ( double bed with A.C.).
2 single rooms.
The University Central Library is housed in a three-storied building on the campus. Its shelf space and working space total 36,000 sq. ft.,(approx) and is being extended by new construction of Annex Building 5,500 sq. ft. (approx.). Seven reading rooms, carrels, and an alcove for bound volumes of journals provide sitting accommodation for 700 readers. There is a separate library on the Second Campus at Salt Lake. The space of the Salt Lake campus Library is 6,500sq. ft. (approx.).
Under the potential for excellence program of UGC, the Centre for Digital Library has been established in November 2003 on the first floor of the new annex building of the Central Library. The Digital Library has a Learning Resource Centre (LRC) and a reading room. The Digital Library Management Software Dspace, developed by MIT, USA, and Hewlett Packard has been installed. It is an open-source software and has been customized to suit our requirements. Dspace accepts all forms of digital materials including text, images, video, and audio files. The Institutional Repository is being built in the Digital Library Faculty wise & Department wise.
There are individual libraries associated with departments, schools, and centers which cater to specific subject-oriented requirements.
The University Health Centre is located on the campus within easy reach of all the students. It is attended by a full-time Medical Superintendent and part-time qualified Specialists in General Medicine, Eye, E.N.T., Skin, Dental, and Pathology, and a qualified part-time Lady Doctor. All the Specialists visit the Centre for two hours three days a week and the Lady Doctor attends the Centre on all working days for three hours a day. Students need to visit the Centre and get their Health Card prepared by producing their fees book and a passport-size photograph. Consultation and Medicines are all free of cost.
Nature of facilities available
Inpatient, Outpatient, Ambulance, Emergency care facility, etc.
Day Care Centre
JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY DAY CARE CENTRE
Jadavpur University Day Care Centre (JUDCC) for the children of teachers, officers, non-teaching staff, research scholars, and regular full-time students of Jadavpur University is going to be inaugurated on September 1, 2011. The Centre is located on the ground floor of the Multistoried building in the residential area of the university’s main campus. JUDCC is a joint venture between Jadavpur University and ‘MAMTA’, an organization running a day-care center for children in the Deshapriya Park area of Kolkata. According to the legal agreement approved by the Executive Council of the University and signed by both parties, Jadavpur University will provide the basic infrastructure for running the Centre, and ‘MAMTA’ will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Centre.
The objectives for establishing a Day Care Centre at the University
The main objective is to provide the teachers, officers, non-teaching staff, research scholars, and regular full-time students of Jadavpur University the facility of keeping their children under good care during the daytime right inside the university campus. The members of the University community have long demanded the establishment of a Day Care Centre on the campus so that they can work with peace of mind and can access their children quickly in case of emergency. Apart from taking good care of the enrolled children, one of the key objectives of the Centre is also to involve the children in various extra-curricular activities.
Facilities to be provided at the Day Care Centre
1) The premises: A newly renovated and fully furnished apartment having three big rooms, one dining space, one kitchen, two toilets, and one balcony.
2) A small play area for children with fencing in front of the Centre.
3) Furniture and accessories including refrigerator, microwave oven, water purifier, music system, and all other necessary items.
4) An experienced center coordinator along with trained ayahs.
5) Basic medical services to the wards and staff of the Centre by the JU Health Centre, if such need arises at the Centre during working hours.
6) Counseling of wards by trained counselors if required.
Computer-Aided Design Lab
2nd Floor, Production Engineering Building
Jadavpur University Main Campus
188, Raja S.C. Mallick Rd
Kolkata - 700032.
The CAD lab is constructed with TEQIP fund
The lab has two partitions and can be used
for general purpose requirements
The lab is equipped with
4 laserjet printers (A3 print enabled)
The National Council of Education, Bengal, was established in 1906 in the wake of the nationalist movement. It was led by intellectuals, statesmen and the middle-class intelligentsia, and its aim was to cultivate the best of global learning and technology in order to build a self-reliant industrial base for India. Bengal Technical Institute was among the educational institutions founded by NCE, Bengal.
The highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, creative expression and service to the community; Advanced learning as a humanising social practice rather than as a competitive exercise; Regarding the production and dissemination of knowledge as inseparable goals; Upholding the principle that the culture of reason and learning is indivisible from a concern for the world beyond the campus.