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University of North Bengal
University of North Bengal Logo.svg
Seal of the University of North Bengal
MottoEnlightenment to perfection
ChancellorGovernor of West Bengal
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Subiresh Bhattacharya[1]
Raja Rammohanpur, Siliguri
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26°42′34″N 88°21′14″E / 26.7095°N 88.3539°E / 26.7095; 88.3539Coordinates: 26°42′34″N 88°21′14″E / 26.7095°N 88.3539°E / 26.7095; 88.3539
AffiliationsUGC; NAAC

The University of North Bengal is a state university in Raja Rammohanpur, Siliguri in Darjeeling district in the Indian state of West Bengal. A second campus is in Danguajhar, Jalpaiguri in Jalpaiguri district, also in West Bengal. The university was established in 1962 to fill growing manpower needs in the six North Bengal districts and the neighbouring state of Sikkim. North Bengal University offers degrees in undergraduate, post-graduate, M. Phil and doctorate programs.


List of vice chancellors[edit]

No. Name Joined Left
1. B.N. Dasgupta Joined Left
2. Amlan Dutta Joined Left
3. Prasad Ghosh Joined Left
4. Dipti Bhushan Dutta 1982 1987
5. K. N Chatterjee Joined Left
6. Ranju Gopal Mukherjee Joined Left
7. Pijush Kanti Saha Joined Left
8. Arunabha Basumajumdar Joined Left
9. Samir Kumar Das Joined Left
10. Somnath Ghosh
11 Dr. Subires Bhattacharyya 12 February 2018 Incumbent

The University of North Bengal was established by Act of the Legislature of West Bengal in 1962. It was the first university in the region. It served predominantly rural areas in six districts: Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, Maldah, Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur.

In 2008, the University of Gour Banga was established and almost all the 28 colleges in Maldah, Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur (with the exception of Raiganj University College) were affiliated to it.

In 2012-13, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University was established with all the colleges of Cooch Behar district and Alipurduar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district affiliated with it. The University of North Bengal has jurisdiction over the districts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri.It is accredited by NAAC with A grade.


The main campus is spread over an area of 330 acres (1.3 km2) and lies between Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport, in the Terai region. The second campus is in Danguajhar in Jalpaiguri.

The university has an annual enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 postgraduate students and scholars. Students come from North Bengal mainly from hills and plain areas. North Bengal University also provide distance education in Ma English, philosophy, Bangla etc. .


The University of North Bengal offers two-year M.Sc. programmes in various fields as well as a three-year M.C.A. programme, and various two-year Masters programmes in M.Com. and M.A..


In 2016 the university has been awarded 'A' grade with CGPA value 3.05 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council[2]


  • Faculty of Science:
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics (Pure, Applied)
    • Computer Science & Applications
    • Zoology
    • Botany
    • Bio-Technology
    • Micro Biology
    • Anthropology
    • Pharmacy
    • Geography & Applied Geography
    • Tea Science
    • Environmental Science
  • Faculty of Commerce, Arts and Law:
    • Economics
    • Commerce (Accountancy)
    • Management (Finance, Human Resource)
    • Psychology
    • Law (Civil, Criminal)
    • Library & Information Science
    • Journalism & Mass Communication
    • Languages (English, Hindi, Bengali, Nepali)
    • Political Science
    • Philosophy
    • History
    • Sociology
    • Strategic & Area Studies
    • Adult Continuing Education Extension & Field Research


The university offers affiliation to research and academic centres on and off campus.

  • University Science & Instrumentation Centre
  • Computer Centre
  • Centre for Development Studies
  • Centre for High Energy & Cosmic Ray
  • Centre for Remote Sensing Application
  • Centre for Tea Management
  • Centre for Mass Communication
  • Centre for Himalayan Studies
  • Centre for Women's Studies
  • Center for Social Research
  • Centre for Studies in Local Language and Culture
  • Centre for Tourism and Hotel Management
  • Centre for Marketing Management
  • Centre for Ambedkar Studies
  • Centre for Innovative Studies


The university has several affiliated colleges under its umbrella. These colleges spread over four districts Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Alipurduar and one sub division Islampur of North Dinajpur district of North Bengal. It offers graduate programmes in B.Sc., B.Com., B.A. honours and general both.

List of Colleges under University[edit]


Museum of the University

The Akshaya Kumar Maitreya Heritage Museum incorporating the Raja Rajaram Museum Collection was established in the University of North Bengal in February 1965. The museum is now a repository for sculpture, coins, paintings, and manuscripts, among other things, related to the history of North Bengal. It is also a regional museum and is one of the few university museums in India. It collects, preserves and studies archaeological relics discovered regionally.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vice-Chancellor". University of North Bengal. Retrieved 22 February 2018.
  2. ^ "UCycle310014". National Assessment and Accreditation Council. Retrieved 5 July 2017.

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