After Independence, the Government of West Bengal, with the concurrence of the Govt. of India, enacted the necessary legislation to establish Jadavpur University on the 24th of December 1955.
Academic programmes offered by the university
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There are 13 (4 for Girls and 9 for Boys) hostels with provision for accommodating over 1600 students. Efforts are being made for extension of the existing buildings and construction of new buildings for students accommodation.
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.
The University Health Centre is located in the campus within easy reach of all the students. It is attended by a fulltime 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.
Sports Board of Jadavpur University strongly recognizes the idea of "Sports for All" as access to sports is being considered the fundamental right to all which seems to preserve integrity of sports in the university. The university has registered its repute not only in academics, but also in the field of sports too.
Jadavpur University is an icon of culture back in my city, Kolkata but its achievements have surely transgressed all regional or national boundaries. With an impressive alumni record, JU as it is lovingly called has been upholding the quality of academia for a long time now. More than that, the university and its departments encourage students to think for themselves and...
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