University of Burdwan
Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
The University of Burdwan, Rajbati, Bardhaman - 713 104, West Bengal, INDIA.
Established : 1960
Approved By : DEC,UGC
The University of Burdwan is one of the premier institutes of higher education in eastern India. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of UGC designated it as a B++ University in 2001 for its effective role in higher education and research in different disciplines. The University was founded on 15th June, 1960. At present, it has around 115 affiliated colleges in five districts of Burdwan, Hooghly, Birbhum, Bankura and Purulia. The administrative wing of the University is located in the majestic Bardhaman Maharaja’s Rajbati Palace while the academic departments are situated in the Golapbag (Rose Garden) campus. The post-graduate classes are held at this sprawling and beautiful campus, which has a pristine and green environment. It is located near the main town of Burdwan, yet far away from the urban hustle and bustle. Through the undergraduate affiliated colleges, the university provides higher education in all major subjects under Science, Arts, Management, Law, Commerce, Fine Arts & Music, Engineering & Technology and Medicine faculties to the urban and rural youth. At its campus, as also in some constituent colleges, postgraduate courses in all the major subjects in Science, Arts & Commerce faculties are offered.
While still developing the traditional mode of teaching and learning, the University fully recognizes the need for Distance Mode of teaching with a view to providing more access to higher education. The University is also aware of the rapid pace at which the explosion of knowledge is taking place around the world. Keeping this ground reality in view, Distance Education in several postgraduate subjects was introduced for the first time in West Bengal at this University way back in 1994. Also, recognizing the strong social need for providing education in upcoming subjects, the University had launched certain professional, specialized and emerging courses through distance mode.