Burdwan University

The University of Burdwan was founded by Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy on 15th June 1960 . It was part of his master plan to expand the scope of higher education beyond the metropolis.It started with six postgraduate departments and thirty undergraduate colleges in the districts of Purulia, Birbhum, Bankura, Burdwan and Hooghly. The University of Burdwan has emerged as one of the premier institutions of higher education in India.

The University of Burdwan offers Undergraduate Degrees in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Music, with programs in Law and Medical. Students may choose to study in Undergraduate courses spread accross 230 colleges.

Burdwan University also provides Distance mode of learning, incase one cannot complete his or her full time studies.

The University of Burdwan  is committed to the pursuit of following objectives:.

Creating the most vibrant knowledge pool
  • Providing comparable and competitive facilities
  • Trying to achieve excellence in all fields of the university activity
  • Empowering the backward social clusters of its hinterland through teaching-learning process beyond class room
  • Promoting the ethnic, social, religious and cultural diversity in unity
  • Reinvigorating our composite heritage in consonance with the global India

Facts of Burdwan University

  • 12345 Under-Graduate students
  • 12345 Post Graduates students
  • 178 faculty members
  • 22 scientists are currently members of the University
  • 25:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 2000 externally sponsored projects

Academic Departments of Burdwan University


33 academic departments offer a wide variety of courses, interdisciplinary programs, and experiential learning opportunities.

  • Bengali
  • Bio-Technology
  • Botany
  • Business Administration
  • Business Administration (Human Resource)
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English & Culture Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • Geospatial Science
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Law
  • Library and Information Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Sanskrit
  • Santali
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Tourism Management
  • Womens Studies
  • Zoology

Academic Programmes in Burdwan University


Undergraduate Course

  • 3-year LL.B.
  • 5-year Integrated B.A. LL.B.(Hons.)
  • B.A.(General)
  • B.A.(Honours) in Arabic
  • B.A.(Honours) in Bengali
  • B.A.(Honours) in Classical (Vocal) Music
  • B.A.(Honours) in Education
  • B.A.(Honours) in English
  • B.A.(Honours) in French
  • B.A.(Honours) in Hindi
  • B.A.(Honours) in History
  • B.A.(Honours) in Mass Communication & Journalism
  • B.A.(Honours) in Music
  • B.A.(Honours) in Philosophy
  • B.A.(Honours) in Political Science
  • B.A.(Honours) in Rabindra Sangit
  • B.A.(Honours) in Sanskrit
  • B.A.(Honours) in Santali
  • B.A.(Honours) in Sociology
  • B.A.(Honours) in Urdu
  • B.B.A. (Honours)
  • B.B.A. (Honours) in Tourism and Hospitality
  • B.C.A. (Honours)
  • B.Com.(General)
  • B.Com.(Honours) in Accountancy
  • B.Ed. (Offered through Distance Mode)
  • B.Sc.(General)
  • B.Sc.(Honours) / B.A. (Honours) in Economics
  • B.Sc.(Honours) / B.A. (Honours) in Geography
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Bio-Technology
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Biochemistry
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Botany
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Chemistry
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Computer Science
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Electronics
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Environmental Science
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Geology
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Mathematics
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Micro-Biology
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Nutrition
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Physics
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Physiology
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Statistics
  • B.Sc.(Honours) in Zoology
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • B.A./B.Sc.(Honours) in Psychology
  • B.Sc. (Honours) in Anthropology

Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies in Arts, Commerce

  • Ph.D. in Bengali
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration (Human Resource)
  • Ph.D. in Commerce
  • Ph.D. in Economics
  • Ph.D. in Education
  • Ph.D. in English
  • Ph.D. in Hindi
  • Ph.D. in History
  • Ph.D. in Law
  • Ph.D. in Library and Information Science
  • Ph.D. in Mass Communication
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy
  • Ph.D. in Political Science
  • Ph.D. in Sanskrit
  • Ph.D. in Sociology
  • Ph.D. in Tourism Management
  • M. Phil in Hindi
  • M. Phil. in Bengali
  • M. Phil. in Commerce
  • M. Phil. in English
  • M. Phil. in History
  • M. Phil. in Philosophy
  • M. Phil. in Political Science
  • M. Phil. in Sanskrit
  • M.Phil. in Economics
  • M.Phil. in Library and Information Science
  • M.A. in Bengali
  • M.A. in Economics
  • M.A. in English
  • M.A. in Hindi
  • M.A. in History
  • M.A. in Mass Communication
  • M.A. in Philosophy
  • M.A. in Political Science
  • M.A. in Sanskrit
  • M.A. in Santali
  • M.A. in Sociology
  • M.A. in Urdu
  • Master in Education
  • Master in Physical Education
  • Master in Social Work
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Human Resource)
  • Master of Business Administration (Tourism)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Law
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • MBA (Fin./ Marketing / HR / Systems & Operations / IR / Media Management)

Diploma and Certificate Courses

  • Advance Diploma in French
  • Advance Diploma in German
  • Advance Diploma in Russian
  • Diploma in French
  • Diploma in German
  • Diploma in Russian
  • Certificate in French
  • Certificate in German
  • Certificate in Russian


Post-graduate Studies in Science

  • Ph.D. in Biotechnology
  • Ph.D. in Botany
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science
  • Ph.D. in Environmental Science
  • Ph.D. in Geography
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology
  • Ph.D. in Physics
  • Ph.D. in Statistics
  • Ph.D. in Zoology
  • M.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering (Microwaves)
  • M.Phil. in Botany
  • M.Phil. in Chemistry
  • M.Phil. in Environmental Science
  • M.Phil. in Geography
  • M.Phil. in Mathematics
  • M.Phil. in Physics
  • M.Phil. in Statistics
  • M.Phil. in Zoology
  • M.A./M.Sc. in Geography
  • M.A./M.Sc. in Mathematics
  • M.Sc. in Biotechnology
  • M.Sc. in Botany
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science
  • M.Sc. in Computer Science & Application
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Science
  • M.Sc. in Geology
  • M.Sc. in Geospatial Science
  • M.Sc. in Microbiology
  • M.Sc. in Physics
  • M.Sc. in Physiology
  • M.Sc. in Zoology
  • M.Sc/M.A.. in Statistics

Library in Burdwan University

The library of the University is very well stocked and can be accessed by students, scholars, teacher and non-teaching staff.  It has 1,58,962 books, 24,812 journals, and 1,111 CD ROMs and other ebooks and and reprints. For more on the library, click here

Affiliated Colleges of Burdwan University


The University of Burdwan has 230 affiliated colleges through which different postgraduate, undergraduate and professional courses are offered. For the complete list, click here

The University of Burdwan
Rajbati, Bardhaman - 713 104
West Bengal, India
Phone:+91 342 263 4975 (30 lines)
Fax: +91 342 253 0452

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