In West Bengal, there are 1 central university, 26 state universities, 1 deemed universities and 9 private universities.

Institute of Eminence (IoE)

  • Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Central Universities

University Location Type Established Specialization
Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan Central University 1921 Arts and Sciences

Institute of National Importance

University Location Type Established Specialization
Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Joka Autonomous 1961 Social Sciences and Management
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata Haringhata Autonomous 2006 Basic Sciences, Applied Sciences
Indian Statistical Institute Baranagar Autonomous 1959 Basic Sciences, Applied Sciences, Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur Kharagpur Autonomous 1951 Science, Management, Engineering & Technology, Law
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur Howrah Autonomous 1856 Sciences, Management, Engineering & Technology
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kalyani Kalyani Autonomous 2014 Engineering & Technology, Sciences
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur Durgapur Autonomous 1960 Engineering & Technology, Sciences, Management
National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Kolkata Kolkata Autonomous 2007 Pharmacy


Deemed universities

University Location Type Established
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Kolkata Deemed university 1876
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute Belur Math Deemed university 2005

National Law University

University Location Type Established Specialization
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata National Law University 1999 Law

State Universities

University Location Type Established Specialization
Aliah University Kolkata State 2008 Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Management, Islamic Studies
Bankura University Bankura State 2014 Arts, Sciences, Law
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya Nadia State 1974 Agriculture, Horticulture and Agricultural Engineering
University of Burdwan Purba Bardhaman State 1960 Arts, Sciences, Commerce, Engineering and Law
University of Calcutta Kolkata State 1857 Arts, Sciences, Commerce, Engineering and Law
Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University Cooch Behar State 2012 Arts, Sciences
Diamond Harbour Women’s University Diamond Harbour State 2013 Humanities and Basic Sciences
University of Gour Banga Malda State 2008 Arts, Sciences, and Commerce
Jadavpur University Jadavpur
  • State
1955 Engineering, Technology, Science, Arts and Commerce
University of Kalyani Kalyani State 1960 Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Law
Kazi Nazrul University Asansol State 2012 Arts, Sciences, Engineering, Law and Commerce
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology Kolkata State 2000 Engineering and Management
Netaji Subhas Open University Kolkata State and distance education 1998 Arts, Sciences, and Commerce
University of North Bengal Siliguri State 1962 Arts, Sciences, Commerce, and Law
Presidency University Kolkata State 1817 Arts and Sciences
Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata State 1962 Arts, Fine Arts, and Performing Arts
Raiganj University Raiganj State 2015 Humanities, Science
Senate of Serampore College (University) Serampore State 1818 Theology
Sidho Kanho Birsha University Purulia State 2010 Arts and Sciences
The Sanskrit College and University Kolkata State 2015 Sanskrit, Languages
Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Cooch Behar State 2001 Agriculture, Horticulture
Vidyasagar University Midnapur State 1981 Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Law
West Bengal State University Barasat State 2008 Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Law
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences Kolkata State 1995 Veterinary & Animal Sciences
West Bengal University of Health Sciences Kolkata State 2003 Medicine
West Bengal University of Teachers’ Training, Education Planning and Administration Kolkata State 2015 Teachers Training, B.Ed. M.Ed

Private Universities

University Location Type Established Specialization
Adamas University Barasat Private 2014 Sciences, Management, Humanities, Engineering & Technology
Amity University, Kolkata New Town Global Private 2015 Sciences, Management, Humanities, Engineering & Technology
Brainware University Kolkata Private 2015 Sciences, Management, Engineering & Technology
International Management Institute Kolkata Kolkata Autonomous Management Institute 2011 Management
JIS University Agarpara Private 2014 Science, Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Management, Law
Neotia University Sarisha Private 2015 Sciences, Management, Humanities, Engineering & Technology
Seacom Skills University Santiniketan Private 2014 Sciences, Engineering & Technology
Sister Nivedita University New Town Private 2017 Science, Engineering & Technology, Management, Social Science & Women Studes
St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata Kolkata Private 2017 Management, Commerce, Humanities, Law, Mass Communication
Techno India University Kolkata Private 2012 Sciences, Management, Engineering & Technology
University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata New Town Private 2015 Engineering, Technology & Management


Engineering and Management Colleges

  • Adamas Institute of Technology, Barasat
  • Asansol Engineering College, Asansol
  • Bengal College of Engineering & Technology, Durgapur
  • IMPS College of Engineering and Technology, English bazar, Malda
  • Ghani Khan Choudhury Institute of Engineering & Technology, English bazar, Malda
  • Bengal Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • B. P. Poddar Institute of Management & Technology
  • Calcutta Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata
  • Chandernagore Government College, Chandannagore
  • College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat
  • Dr. B.C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur
  • Future Institute of Engineering and Management, Sonarpur, Kolkata
  • Government College of Engineering and Ceramic Technology, Kolkata
  • Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology Serampore
  • Government College of Engineering & Textile Technology, Berhampore
  • Technique Polytechnic Institute, Hooghly
  • Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • Hooghly Engineering and Technology College
  • Institute of Engineering and Management
  • Institute of Science & Technology, Midnapore West
  • Institute of Technology and Marine Engineering
  • Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College
  • Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kalyani
  • Mallabhum Institute of Technology, Bishnupur, Bankura
  • Marine Engineering and Research Institute
  • Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology, Kolkata
  • Murshidabad College of Engineering & Technology, Baharampur
  • Narula Institute of Technology, Agarpara, Kolkata
  • Netaji Subhash Engineering College
  • NIM Durgapur Hotel Management Institute Durgapur
  • Prajnanananda Institute of Technology & Management (PITM), Kolkata
  • St. Thomas’ College of Engineering and Technology, Kolkata
  • Techno India, Salt Lake, Kolkata
  • Techno India College of Technology, Rajarhat, Kolkata
  • University College of Science, Technology & Agriculture, Kolkata
  • University Institute of Technology, Bardhaman
  • Vidyasagar College for Women, Kolkata
  • Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College, Kolkata

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