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Universities in Kolkata

Updated on: Feb 7, 2013
“A University should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.”

Benjamin Disraeli

Universities in Kolkata ensure that the students are shown the right path with the aid of teachers who are more than just qualified professionals. The Kolkata universities comprise a variety of institutes, which encourage the students to not only take up their choice of subjects but to gain knowledge in an environment which will sharpen their acumen.

The foundation stone was placed when the University of Calcutta was established almost one and a half centuries back in the year 1857, on the 24th of January. Jadavpur University the second most important university in the city came into existence as an autonomous university in the year 1955. The Bengal Engineering & Science University, located in the outskirts of the city is also one of the oldest universities in India, which started its journey as the Bishop’s College. Calcutta Medical College, considered as the first college in Asia, which imparts education to the medical science students, was established in the year 1835.

Visva Bharati University located in Santiniketan, set up by Rabindranath Tagore, is an exemplary institution as far as liberal form of education goes. The university has several institutes under its umbrella imparting education through various branches.

You can go through the list given below to get a more detailed view about the universities:

   1. Indian Statistical Institute 203 Barrackpore Trunk Road, Kolkata

   2. Jadavpur University 188 Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur Kolkata

   3. Netaji Subhas Open University, 1 Woodburn Park Kolkata

   4. Rabindra Bharati University 56A, Barrackpore Trunk Road Kolkata

   5. University of Calcutta Senate House, 87 /1 College Street, Kolkata

   6. West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences

   7. West Bengal University of Technology BF - 142 Salt Lake, Kolkata

   8. West Bengal University of Health Sciences

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