The University of North Bengal was established by an Act of the Legislature of West Bengal in 1962.
The University of North Bengal was established in 1962 by an Act of the West Bengal Parliament with a mission "to encourage and provide teaching, training, and research in various fields of learning and study; to promote the promotion and dissemination of knowledge and learning; and to expand higher education to meet the growing needs of society." The campus of the University of North Bengal covers an area of ??almost 315.99 hectares in the foothills of the high Himalayas, close to the vast plains that surround it. There is a fascinating view of Kanchenjunga Peak, tea gardens, and forest cover. The University of North Bengal has acquired 31.50 acres of land and has already started setting up a second campus adjacent to the Jalpaiguri campus with the Jalpaiguri College of Management Engineering campus to expand the reach and scope of higher education and research in one higher education center through modern research to spread learning in various fields of humanities, higher education, and technology for easier access in the region. Since its establishment in 1962, the University of North Bengal has fulfilled the objectives of imparting higher education and research to the people of the socio-economically backward region of the country. In connection with the global development and demands of higher education and science, the university has taken responsibility for the dissemination of knowledge, significantly expanding its role in advanced, unconventional, applied, and work-oriented fields, keeping the quality of education at the level of global standards at a low cost. The university has taken qualitative growth initiatives with the support of excellence. The institutions are well equipped with various institutional research programs and have received academic honors and recognitions.
The University of North Bengal NBU courses are offered at various levels like Master of Science (M.Sc.) Geography, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Anthropology, 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.
Welcome to the University Library, established in 1962 when the University of North Bengal was founded. Our mission is to meet the academic and scientific needs of the university community, including students, researchers, faculty, officers, and staff. Our collection of books, magazines, and current affairs on a variety of subjects is designed to meet the needs of every member of the university community and help them achieve their goals. As the only library in the North Bengal region, we pride ourselves on facilitating research and higher education by providing books, journals, and other documents to teachers, researchers, and students. Our library is a three-story building with an area of ??2662.61 square meters. carpet area and we also have an outbuilding which is a two-storied building with an area of ??445.52 sq. ft. carpet area. You can find us on the west side of the university administration building and on the north side of Padmaja Park.Instrumentation Centre:
The University Science Instrumentation Center (USIC) was established in 1978 and aims to provide services related to the maintenance, repair, and manufacture of scientific instruments to students, researchers, and faculty in all departments of the university. It is a level II center and provides these services at the request of the head of the department and the laboratory supervisor. The center also provides computer maintenance support to various academic and non-academic departments of this university. USIC regularly engages in the repair, maintenance, manufacture, assembly, etc. of scientific instruments to serve scientists, students, and teachers. , officials from various departments and centers. The center is also responsible for repairing various instruments before disposal. In addition, several faculty members or officials often contact USIC to obtain new instruments, computers, or laptops.Medical Facilities:
The University Health Center offers OPD services from 8:30 am. to 5:30 p.m. and an emergency room for the rest of the day. The services include doctor's consultation (family doctor, ophthalmologist, pediatrics, gynecologist, pathologist, and dentist), medicines, emergency and, if necessary, referral to a higher center, and laboratory services. The physician acts as a liaison between the National Health Service and the University to provide preventive and promotional health services to students and staff and implement national health programs on campus as needed. Students are regularly provided with IEC materials both online and offline and awareness programs are organized to promote health awareness.Sports Facilities:
Apart from creating harmony in the country, sports are a means of both physical and mental development. Sports are like a matrix where people of all creeds, skin color, religion, and socioeconomic status have equal opportunities. It is a melting pot where all and sundry have equal rights and opportunities. Sports are therefore an excellent example of national integration. Sports keep people fit and also reduce the burden of morbidity and mortality in the population. The main idea of ??the policy is to reach all students registered at the university, taking into account their movement and recreational needs. The policy aims to encourage students to engage in all activities that develop healthy and long-term lifestyles. University Sports Center is the Sports Authority of North Bengal University. According to University rules, the Athletic Committee is responsible for implementing and enforcing this policy.Museum:
N.B.U. The Akshaya Kumar Maitreya Heritage Museum, which houses the collection of the Raja Rajaram Museum, had a very humble beginning in 1962. The growth achieved in these few decades is commendable. It was originally developed from the generous suggestions of Nirmal Chandra Chowdhury and Santipriya Raychaudhuri. They donated their lifetime collections to the university for a scholarship. The faculty members of the Department of History, University of North Bengal have helped the organization by paying unremitting attention to its development. However, it was only in February 1965 that it was partially opened only to the curious public really interested in some kind of historical research. It was opened to the public only on 28 December 2006 when it was moved to a new building and was officially inaugurated by the then Chief Minister of West Bengal.
The museum has become a cultural repository for the people of the northern regions of West Bengal. It is the most useful representative of the material culture of the region. A visit to a museum is both enlightening and rewarding. This creates a sense of togetherness among the residents of this area. The museum plans to be a major addition to the overall map of museums in India and abroad. It now has an excellent collection and extensive display of antiques. Most of these antiquities were acquired and collected from the regions of North Bengal. Most of them belong to the Pala-Sena School of Sculpture. The museum can also be used as a repository for the study of Pala-Sena images, besides portraying the socio-cultural life of the people of undivided North Bengal from a historical perspective.
Furthermore, we firmly believe that visual history can form a bridge between the distant past and the vibrant technological present. Finally, our mission is to inform our esteemed readers and scholars that North Bengal has a wider history and a stronger claim to be a part of national history.
The University of North Bengal is a center of learning with a unique vision, mission, and best practices. It is one of the oldest (1962) and first universities in the northern part of West Bengal, located in the foothills of the Darjeeling district. The NAAC-rated and UGC-approved university is committed to creating a culturally diverse and vibrant student community. The university's mission is to increase student diversity and has reserved additional seats in the UG and PG programs of each campus for foreign students. The University has a Foreign Students Cell which provides necessary guidance to foreign students seeking admission in North Bengal University.
University to impart futuristic technical education and creation of vibrant research enterprise to create quality engineers and researchers, truly world class leader and unleashes technological innovations to serve the global society and improve the quality of life.
“to encourage and provide for instruction for teaching, training and research in various branches of learning and course of study; to promote advancement and dissemination of knowledge and learning and to extend higher education to meet the growing needs of society.”