University of Kalyani

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University of Kalyani
কল্যাণী বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়
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Type Public
Established 1 November 1960; 56 years ago (1 November 1960)
Chancellor Shri Keshari Nath Tripathy
Vice-Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Sankar K. Ghosh
Location Kalyani, West Bengal, India
Campus Semi Urban (approx. 400 acres)
Affiliations UGC, AICTE, AIU

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.


Vice chancellors
  • Sachindranath Das Gupta
  • Sushil Kumar Mukherjee
  • Karunnaketan Sen
  • Debkumar Choudhuri
  • Pratul Chandra Mukherjee
  • Tara Bhusan Mukherjee
  • Subimal Kumar Mukherjee
  • Sitangsu Mookerjee
  • Santosh Kumar Sarkar
  • Kalyan Kumar Das Gupta
  • Ashis Kumar Roy
  • Basudeb Barman
  • Nityananda Saha
  • Arabinda Kumar Das
  • Alok Kumar Banerjee
  • Dilipkumar Mohanta
  • Rattan Lal Hangloo
  • Malayendu Saha

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.[1][2][3]


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 American army who maintained an arm depot here. Few roadways and other constructions are still there to prove that past history.


Admin Building,UoK
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  • 1. Faculty of Science
  • 2. Faculty of Engineering-Technology & Management
  • 3. Faculty of Arts & Commerce
  • 4. Faculty of Education
  • 5. Faculty of Music & Fine arts

Faculty of Science[edit]

The faculty consists of the departments of--[edit]

  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Physiology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Geography
  • Ecological Studies

Faculty of Engineering-Technology & Management[edit]

Department of Engineering and Technological Studies

The faculty consists of the departments of--[edit]

  • Department of Engineering & Technological Studies [IT & E.I.E (B.Tech) , E.C.E (M.Tech)] [1]
  • Computer Science & Engineering [ & M.C.A] [2]
  • Business Administration (M.B.A)[3]
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Faculty of Arts and Commerce[edit]

The faculty consists of the departments of...[edit]

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

Faculty of Music and Fine Arts[edit]

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)

Student Halls of Residence[edit]

  • Radhakrishnan Bhawan (B.T.-Mens)
  • Dwijendralal Bhawan (P.G.-1)(boys)
  • Vivekananda Bhawan (Post-Graduate - II (Boys))
  • Meghnad Saha Bhawan (Post-Graduate - III (Boys))
  • Jagadish Chandra Bhawan (Banyan Hall (Boys))
  • Matangini Bhawan (Ladies Hostel - I)
  • Nivedita Bhawan (Ladies Hostel - II)
  • Satyendra Nath Bhawan (Research Scholars' (Men))
  • Lilabati Bhawan (Research Scholars' (Women))
  • New Girls Hostel

Affiliated Colleges[edit]

See: Colleges of University of Kalyani

This university is providing academic guidance and leadership to 44 affiliated colleges (18 in Nadia, 25 in Murshidabad and 1 in North 24 Parganas). Colleges are independent from the university but they follow the course curriculam 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).[4]


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.[5]

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