About JDU


To trace the history of Jadavpur University is to trace a part of India’s freedom movement, at least from the Swadeshi Movement onwards. It was 1905 -1906

Bengal stood divided. The times were feverish.

The hegemony of the British establishment had to be challenged. Education had to play a new role in this changed scenario. It had to become a new form of resistance through which the emergent nationalist spirit could be propagated. With this in mind the National Council of Education (NCE) came into being.

Its primary aim was to impart education - literary, scientific and technical on national lines exclusively under national control. To achieve self-reliance, through education. The foundation of the NCE was made possible by the munificence - scholarly as well as monetary - of the likes of Raja Subodh Chandra Mallik , Brajendra Kishore Roychowdhury of Gouripur as well as Sir Rash Behari Ghosh (first President of NCE), poet Rabindranath Tagore and Sri Aurobindo Ghosh.

In 1910 the Society for the Promotion of Technical Education in Bengal which looked after Bengal Technical Institute (which later became College of Engineering and Technology, Bengal) was amalgamated to NCE. NCE henceforth looked after the College of Engineering and Technology, Bengal which by 1940 was virtually functioning as a University. After Independence, the Government of West Bengal, with the concurrence of the Govt. of India, enacted the necessary legislation to establish Jadavpur University on the 24th of December 1955.

Now Jadavpur University has successfully established itself as a foremost Indian University with a vast repertoire of courses offered, an enviable list of faculty members and has come to be known for its commitment towards advanced study and research.

Aims & Objectives

Founding members of National Council of Bengal, the parent body of the Jadavpur University, in 1906 set the goal "To achieve self reliance through empowerment of Youth by imparting Best of Global Knowledge".

Today the University also aims :

  • To promote and pursue higher education by linking up traditionally separated subjects in the light of the ever-changing global scenario.
  • To explore new dimensions of academic administration free of bureaucratic impediments.
  • To set up a role model for academic leadership.

Future Plans

  • Strengthening of existing departments catering to postgraduate studies and advanced level research.
  • Introduction of new courses in Emerging and Frontier areas of study.
  • Improvement of Teaching and Learning process with modern electronics and multimedia aids.
  • Trans disciplinary research and development through schools and centres.
  • Functioning as a nodal centre for academic and technical human resource development.
  • Augmenting infrastructure facilities to match latest trends.
  • Academic and admin1istrative reforms and office automation.
  • Setting up platforms for close interaction with industries, National R&D Laboratories and neighboring institutions.
  • Providing further quantum boosts to existing amenities, equipments and facilities by arranging funds from various funding agencies.