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University of Kalyani

University of Kalyani
কল্যাণী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Established 1960
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Rattan Lal Hangloo
Location Kalyani, West Bengal, India
Campus Rural
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Affiliations UGC

The University of Kalyani, established in 1960, is a state-government administered, affiliating and research university in Nadia district of West Bengal, India. It offers courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels.


Vice chancellors
  • Sachindranath Das Gupta
  • Sushil Kumar Mukherjee
  • Karunnaketan Sen
  • Debkumar Choudhuri
  • Pratul Chandra Mukherjee
  • Tara Bhusan Mukherjee
  • Subimal Kumar Mukherjee
  • Sitangsu Mookerjee
  • Santosh Kumar Sarkar
  • Kalyan Kumar Das Gupta
  • Ashis Kumar Roy
  • Basudeb Barman
  • Nityananda Saha
  • Arabinda Kumar Das
  • Alok Kumar Banerjee
  • Dilipkumar Mohanta
  • Rattan Lal Hangloo

The university was established on 1 November 1960 by the Kalyani University Act 1960 of the state of West Bengal. The University of Kalyani is a State- University and its activities are guided by the Kalyani University Act, 1981 (amended up to 2001), enacted by the Govt. of West Bengal. The Act is supplemented by 'Statutes', 'Ordinances','Regulations' and 'Rules'. This act replaced 'The Kalyani University (Temporary Suppression) Act, 1978, which in turn replaced 'The Kalyani University Act, 1960. The University Grants Commission accorded recognition to the university.[1]


The university is placed in an urban setting touching the boundaries of some green rural areas. The eastern bank of the Ganges is only 2000 meters from the University and its serene background is only 50 km from Kolkata. It is close to "Kalyani Ghoshpara" railway station, 10 minutes walking distance to Administration Building from the station, and the other campuses are around it. During Second world war this land was under the control of American army who maintained an arm depot here. Few roadways and other constructions are still there to prove that past history.


University of Kalyani has organized into four faculties

1. Arts and Commerce, 2. Education, 3. Science, 4. Engineering, Technology & Management.

Faculty of Arts and Commerce

The faculty consists of the departments of...
  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • Archaeology
  • Bengali
  • Comparative Literature
  • Criminology & Justice Studies
  • Commerce(Accounting & Information Systems, Management, Finance & Banking, Marketing)
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Demography
  • English
  • Economics
  • Folklore
  • Fine Arts
  • Film & Media Studies
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Geography
  • Gender Studies
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Information Science & Library Management
  • Modern Languages & Linguistic
  • Political Science
  • Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Social & Cultural Analysis
  • Theater & Music

Faculty of Education

This faculty has 2 departments. The faculty consists of the departments of
  • Education - Human Development and Organizational Studies; and
  • Physical Education and Sports Management.

Faculty of Science

The faculty consists of the departments of...
  • Anthropology
  • Agrotechnology
  • Atomic Physics
  • Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomechanics
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Molecular and Environmental Toxicology
  • Nutrition & Food Science
  • Ocean Science
  • Physiology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Geography

Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Management

The faculty consists of the departments of...
  • Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Civil and Coastal Engineering
  • Digital Arts & Sciences
  • Energy Science & Technology
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Nuclear Technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Eco-technology
    • Management Studies
    • Business Administration (M.B.A)
    • Disaster and Emergency Management
    • Environmental Engineering Management
    • Engineering Management
    • Rural Development & Management


  • Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Center (BIF)
  • Center for Information Resource Management (CIRM)
  • Center for Foreign Scholarship
  • Center for Cultural Studies
  • Center for Modern Languages
  • Center for Social & Rural Development
  • Center for Research and Innovation
  • Center for Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Center on Environmental Biotechnology(ENVIS)
  • Centre for Adult Continuing Education and Extension(ACE&E)
  • International Centre of Ecological Engineering(ICEE)
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, Europe

Student Halls of Residence

  • Radhakrishnan Bhawan (B.T.-Mens)
  • Dwijendralal Bhawan (P.G.-1)(boys)
  • Vivekananda Bhawan (Post-Graduate - II (Boys))
  • Meghnad Saha Bhawan (Post-Graduate - III (Boys))
  • Jagadish Chandra Bhawan (Banyan Hall (Boys))
  • Matangini Bhawan (Ladies Hostel - I)
  • Nivedita Bhawan (Ladies Hostel - II)
  • Satyendra Nath Bhawan (Research Scholars' (Men))
  • Lilabati Bhawan (Research Scholars' (Women))
  • New Girls Hostel

Affiliated Colleges

See: Colleges of University of Kalyani

This university is providing academic guidance and leadership to 44 affiliated colleges (18 in Nadia, 25 in Murshidabad and 1 in North 24 Parganas). Colleges are independent from the university but they follow the course curriculam of the university. Colleges are headed by the principal and teachers of the colleges are appointed via West Bengal college service commission. Colleges have responsibility for admitting undergraduates and organising their classes.


University of Kalyani has been awarded B grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).[2]

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