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The University of North Bengal was established by Act of the Legislature of West Bengal in 1962 and assigned the mandate of providing teaching, training and research in various branches of advanced learning, and promoting the dissemination of knowledge to fulfill growing socio – economic and technical manpower needs in the six North Bengal districts and the neighbouring state of Sikkim.

North Bengal University campus occupies an area of about 330 acres 9 km outside Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport in the Terai region of Darjeeling district. North Bengal University Act was revised under West Bengal Act of XXV of 1981 and it came into force with effect from September 16, 1981.

University of Bengal has played a pioneering role since inception in spreading higher education and inculcating scientific attitudes within the predominantly rural areas that comprise its vast jurisdictional territory. Well over 36,000 undergraduate students and over 1500 postgraduate students and scholars now enroll at different courses under the North Bengal University during any given year.

Besides the territory under its immediate jurisdiction, the University of Bengal also gets students and scholars from adjoining areas in Bihar and the North Eastern states, as also from SAARC countries like Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Several pioneering contributions made by researchers at the University of North Bengal have contributed to wider understanding of the special problems that confront the Eastern Himalayan and sub – Himalayan region and have provided practical inputs for current developmental interventions in the region.

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University of North Bengal Departments & Courses :

Faculty of Science :

Master of Science

  • Computer Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Anthropology
  • Zoology
  • Botany
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

Master of Arts

  • Applied Geography
  • Geography

MCA – Master of Computer Applications

M. Phil Programs

  • GIS
  • Remote Sensing

Ph. D in all Science subjects

Self – financing Courses under science faculty :

Post Graduate Diploma

  • Computer applications
  • Disaster management
  • Information technology
  • Tea management

M. Sc Microbiology

Faculty of Arts :

Master of Arts

  • Hindi
  • Strategic & Area studies
  • Political Science
  • Nepali
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Economics
  • Bengali
  • English

M. Phil

  • Himalayan studies
  • Political science
  • Nepali
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Economics

Diploma in French Language

Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication & Video Production

Faculty of Commerce :

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Master of Business Administration ( Self – financing )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management

Faculty of Law :

  • LL.M.
  • LL.B ( Honors )
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law

Courses offered through different centres of the university :

Centre of Himalayan Studies :

  • Certificate course in Tibetan Language
  • M. Phil

Centre for Adult & Continuing Education :

Post Graduate Diploma courses

  • Education & Extension
  • Rural Development / Marketing Management

Continuing Education courses

  • Office Management
  • Soft skill & Personality development
  • Tissue culture
  • Production and training of manpower in Mushroom

Centre for Developmental Studies :

Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management

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University of North Bengal Distance Education

Directorate of Distance Education :

Master of Arts

  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • History
  • Nepali
  • Bengali
  • English

Bachelor of Arts

  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • History
  • Nepali
  • Bengali
  • English

One – year bridge course in the above-mentioned subjects

Off – Campus courses offered in association with Zee Network Education Group :

Post Graduate Diploma

  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Information Technology
  • Computer applications

Diploma in Multimedia Technology

Bachelor of Science

  • Software systems
  • Information technology

Information Technology Centre :

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Computer Applications
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology

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University of North Bengal Address :

The Vice Chancellor,
Prof. Pijush Kanti Saha,
Telephone No. : 0353 581255 ( O ), 581324 ( R ),
Fax : 581546.

The Registrar,
Dr. Tapas Kumar Chatterjee,
Telephone No. : 0353 551305 ( O ), 581383 ( R ),
Fax : 581212 581846,
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