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West Bengal State University

West Bengal State University
পশ্চিমবঙ্গ রাষ্ট্রীয় বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
Motto Lakshyam Viswamanam
Established 2008
Type Public
Chancellor Governor Of West Bengal
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Jyotish Prakash Basu
Location Barasat, Kolkata
Campus Rural
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Affiliations UGC

West Bengal State University is a newly established university situated in Berunanpukuria,Malikapur, Barasat, North 24 Paraganas, in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

All the 59 colleges (including Undergraduate, Postgraduate and B.Ed) in the district of North 24 Parganas, which were formerly affiliated with the University of Calcutta, are affiliated to this university.


The government of West Bengal through an Act of the Legislative Assembly has passed West Bengal Act XXVIII of 2007 implementing a long-standing public demand in creating the university named West Bengal State University (Barasat, North 24 Paragans). This became functional from the academic session 2008–09. On 26 May 2008 there were 63 colleges formerly affiliated with the University of Calcutta. They were, through a government notification (No.300-Edn(U)/ IU-38/08), transferred to this new university.[1][2] The University began functioning under its first Vice-Chancellor Professor Ashoke Ranjan Thakur, the erstwhile Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University.


Dr. Ramanuj Ganguly Registrar (Acting)
Mr. Abhijit Talapatra Controller of Examinations
Dr. Arunasis Goswami Inspector of Colleges (On Lien)
Dr. Sibranjan Chatterjee Inspector of Colleges (Retainer)
Mr. Sachindranath Majumder Finance Officer
Mr. Saikat Ranjan Ghosh University Assistant Engineer
Mr. Tapan Dutta Deputy Registrar
Mr. Subrata Sarkar Assistant Controller


The campus is now being constructed at Berunanpukuria and the university operates from there. All the 30 postgraduate course classes have started. The girls' hostel is in the process of being completed. The boys' hostel will open soon. The academic building and the administrative building are almost ready.

Academic Departments

PG Courses:

  • Agriculture Science and Technology
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Bengali
  • Botany
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration(Accounting, Finance, Management, & Marketing)
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Electronics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fine Arts
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • History
  • Hindi
  • Home Science
  • Health Science
  • Information & Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Information Science & Library Management
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Law & Justice
  • Linguistic
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Oceanography
  • Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Physics
  • Pharmacy
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Sports Science & Management
  • Statistics
  • Sociology
  • Sanskrit
  • Theater & Music
  • Urban & Rural Planning
  • Zoology

Library and centers

The University has a library on the ground floor of its main building with internet facility.


State Govt. Universities in West Bengal

See also


The University Prospectus 2013

External links