University of Gour Banga
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|Established||10 March 2008|
|Chancellor||Governor of West Bengal|
|Location||Malda, West Bengal, India|
University of Gour Banga is a university established in 2008 in Malda, West Bengal, India. At present there are 21 PG departments running with near about 2500 enrolment and 25 General Degree colleges and 34 B. Ed colleges with enrolment of 1.50 Lakhs. in Malda, Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur districts, with the exception of Raiganj University College, are affiliated with this university.The University is situated on N.H. 34 near Rabindra Bhavan. The Central Bus Terminus is adjacent to the University campus.The University of Gour Banga (UGB) is established by West Bengal Act XXVI of 2007 and located at English Bazar Town of Malda District in West Bengal. It is one of the new state universities established by the Government of West Bengal to address the concerns of ‘equity and access’ and to increase the access to quality higher education for people in less educationally developed districts of Malda, Uttar Dinajpur and Daskshin Dinajpur which have a Graduate Enrolment Ratio of less than the state average and National average as well. The UGB, with its territorial jurisdiction of all over Malda, Uttar Dianjpur and Dakshin Dinjpur district initiated its academic activities from the academic year 2008 in keeping with the philosophy of achieving and maintaining the highest levels of academic excellence and meeting the aspiration of the socio-economically backward segments of Muslims, SC and ST which constitute more than 75 percent of the population in its catchment area
Surabhi Bandyopadhyay, the former vice-chancellor of Netaji Subhas Open University, became the first vice chancellor of the university, while the former registrar of University of North Bengal, Tapash Kumar Chattopadhyay, became the first acting registrar, all in 2008. Gopa Dutta was the second vice chancellor.
The logo of the University of Gour Banga was prepared in the second week of June 2008 by Sameer Rakshit, the head of the Department of Architecture, Jadavpur University. Rakshit is also in charge of designing the main building of the University of Gour Banga, which started functioning from the ground-floor of the Post-Graduate Section of Malda College in 2008. From 2011 this university is functioning in its own place which is near Rabindra Bhaban, Malda 732103, West Bengal, India.
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