Universities in West Bengal

West Bengal has played a major role in the development of modern education system in India. The University of Calcutta was the first modern university in India, established in 1857. Nobel laureates who either studied or worked here include Rabindranath Tagore, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Ronald Ross, Amartya Sen and Abhijit Banerjee . Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is one of the prominent freedom fighters of India to have studied in Calcutta University. Among the presidents of India associated with this university are Rajendra Prasad, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan and Pranab Mukherjee.

The prestigious first IIT was set up at Kharagpur in the state. It is the oldest among all IITs in the country situated at a distance of 120 km from the city of Kolkata. Another premier management institute like IIM was established in Kolkata in 1961. The institute was formed with the help of MIT Sloan School of Management and Ford Foundation.

There are many prominent institutes in West Bengal that offers undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral degrees in a number of disciplines including basic sciences, mathematics, literature, economic sciences, material sciences, computer sciences, technology, engineering, and management.

Some other important institutes include St. Xavier's College (Kolkata), Jadavpur University (Kolkata), Indian Statistical Institute (Kolkata), National Institute of Fashion Technology (Kolkata), National Institute of Technology (Durgapur), Rabindra Bharati University (Kolkata), Visva Bharati University (Santiniketan), Bengal Engineering & Science University, Marine Engineering and Research Institute and Presidency College (Kolkata). Students from over the state and from across the country come to West Bengal to earn degrees from these colleges and universities.

Find below the links to some of the universities in West Bengal:
  1. Aliah University
  2. Bankura University
  3. Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya
  4. Brainware University
  5. Burdwan University
  6. Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University
  7. Diamond Harbour Womens University
  8. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  9. IIIT Kalyani
  10. IIM Calcutta
  11. IISER Kolkata
  12. IIT Kharagpur
  13. Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata]
  14. Jadavpur University
  15. JIS University
  16. Kalyani University
  17. Kazi Nazrul University
  18. M aulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies
  19. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
  20. NIT Durgapur
  21. National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research Kolkata
  22. West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
  23. Presidency University
  24. Rabindra Bharati University
  25. Sidho Kanho Birsha University
  26. Sister Nivedita University
  27. Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
  28. Seacom Skills University
  29. Sanskrit College and University
  30. The Neotia University
  31. University of Calcutta
  32. University of Gour Banga
  33. University of North Bengal
  34. Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyala
  35. Vidyasagar University
  36. Visva Bharati
  37. West Bengal University of Health Sciences
  38. West Bengal State University
  39. West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences

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