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University of Kalyani
University of Kalyani Logo.svg
Established1960; 61 years ago (1960)
Endowment92.2112 crore (US$13 million) (2021-22 est.)[1]
ChancellorJagdeep Dhankhar
Vice-ChancellorManas Kumar Sanyal
Location, ,
22°58′22″N 88°26′02″E / 22.9726984°N 88.4339285°E / 22.9726984; 88.4339285Coordinates: 22°58′22″N 88°26′02″E / 22.9726984°N 88.4339285°E / 22.9726984; 88.4339285
CampusSemi Urban
AffiliationsUGC, NAAC, AIU, AICTE
Gate of University of Kalyani

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.


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.[3][4][5]


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 the American army who maintained an army depot here. Few roadways and other constructions are still there to prove that past history. The Campus spans over a huge area of 400 acres (largest state university of West Bengal.)

Organisation and administration[edit]


The Vice-chancellor of Kalyani University is the chief executive officer of the university. In 2020 Manas Kumar Sanyal was appointed as Vice-chancellor of the university.[6][7]


Admin Building, University of Kalyani
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Management
  • Faculty of Arts & Commerce
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Music & Fine arts

Faculty of Science The faculty consists of the departments of-

Faculty of Engineering-Technology & Management

Department of Engineering and Technological Studies

The faculty consists of the departments of-

  • Department of Engineering & Technological Studies

It offers Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in the following courses:

  1. Information Technology
  2. Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering

It offers Master of Technology (M.Tech) in the following courses:

  1. Computer Science and Engineering
  2. Communication Engineering
  • Department of Business Administration

It offers a full time 2 year course of MBA, Master of Business Administration

Faculty of Arts and Commerce

The faculty consists of the departments of.

  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • Bengali
  • Commerce(Accounting & Information Systems, Finance & Banking, Management, Marketing)
  • English
  • Economics
  • Folklore
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Home Economics
  • Library and Information Science
  • Modern Languages & Linguistic
  • Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Social & Cultural Analysis

Faculty of Music and Fine Arts The faculty consists of the departments of.

  • Visual Arts


  • Bioinformatics Infrastructure Facility Center (BIFC)
  • 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)

Affiliated Colleges[edit]

This university is providing academic guidance and leadership to 48 affiliated colleges (20 in Nadia, 27 in Murshidabad and 1 in North Parganas). Colleges are independent from the university but they follow the course curriculum 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.



In 2016 University of Kalyani has been awarded A grade (CGPA 3.12) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).[8]


Hepatitis C nosode was developed by Rajesh Shah with a group of Molecular Biologists at the University of Kalyani, where it was demonstrated that the nosode sourced from Hepatitis C virus could produce anti-cancer effect on cell lines in a laboratory model. This was one big achievement by the biologists in the field.[9]


University and College rankings
General – India
NIRF (Overall) (2020)[10]75-90
NIRF (Universities) (2020)[11]89

The university was ranked 89 among universities in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) in 2020[11] and in the 75-90 band overall.[10]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Detailed Demands For Grants For 2021-22" (PDF). 5 February 2021. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d "University of Kalyani Data for NIRF 2020" (PDF). NIRF Jun 11, 2020. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  3. ^ "List of State Universities, University Grants Commission".
  4. ^ "List of State Private Universities".
  5. ^ "Total No. of Universities in the Country as on 25.05.2016" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Vice-chancellor".
  7. ^ Kunal (18 December 2020). "WB Gov Appoints Manas Kumar Sanyal as new VC of Kalyani University". Azad Hind News. Retrieved 22 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Institutions Accredited / Re-accredited by NAAC with validity" (PDF). National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 May 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  9. ^ Mondal, Jesmin; Das, Jayeeta; Shah, Rajesh; Khuda-Bukhsh, Anisur Rahman (2016). "A homeopathic nosode, Hepatitis C 30 demonstrates anticancer effect against liver cancer cells in vitro by modulating telomerase and topoisomerase II activities as also by promoting apoptosis via intrinsic mitochondrial pathway". Journal of Integrative Medicine. 14 (3): 209–218. doi:10.1016/S2095-4964(16)60251-0. PMID 27181128.
  10. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Overall)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.
  11. ^ a b "National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020 (Universities)". National Institutional Ranking Framework. Ministry of Education. 11 June 2020.

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