Vidyasagar University

University of Vidyasagar History

Vidyasagar University, named after one of the most illustrious sons of Bengal as well as one of the doyens of Indian Renaissance, Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, has grown out of a long cultural and educational movement in West Bengal in general and in the undivided district of Midnapore in particular.

The idea of founding a University of Vidyasagar in the district was mooted by the various organizations, notably by the Regional Education Association, Midnapore, headed by Professor A.K.Gayen of IIT, Kharagpur. The Ghani Committee appointed by the U.G.C. also suggested, among others, for the setting up of a University of Vidyasagar in Midnapore on the ground of its ‘having a compact area and a manageable number of colleges’ ( at that time there were 36 colleges with an enrolment of about 42,000 ), and also of its ‘having the great advantage of co – operation of the IIT, Kharagpur. The Committee was also of the opinion that the new Vidyasagar University would develop on the lines suited to the needs of this backward area.

To give honour and respect to these pious intentions and proposals, the Government of West Bengal decided in 1978 to establish Vidyasagar University. The U.G.C. approved the proposal and on the advice of, and in consultation with the U.G.C., the State Government appointed a Planning Committee in March 1979 to lay down the lines of development and to take initial steps to found the Vidyasagar University. The Committee submitted its report in October.

Then the Vidyasagar University Act, 1981 ( West Bengal Act XVIII of 1981 ) was passed; some of its sections were brought into operation on 24th June 1981. Finally, Professor Bhupesh Chandra Mukherjee joined as the first Vice Chancellor of the University on 29th September 1981.

Academic activities started when through a Notification [ no. 983 – Edn ( U ), dated Calcutta the 23rd May ] issued by the State Government, 30 colleges of the District of Midnapore were affiliated to the Vidyasagar University with effect from 1st June 1985.

The foundation stone of the main campus at Tantigaria mouza of Midnapore Sadar Town for post graduate teaching and central administration of the University, was laid on 18th July 1983 by the then Hon’ble Chancellor of the Vidyasagar University and Governor of West Bengal, Late B.D.Pande. On 15th January 1986, it was inaugurated by Shri Jyoti Basu, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal.

From the next day ( 16th January ) classes commenced in six post graduate departments : Anthropology, Applied Mathematics with Oceanology and Computer Programming, Commerce with Farm Management, Economics with Rural Development, Library and Information Science, Political Science with Rural Administration.

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University of Vidyasagar Courses :

The Under Graduate, Post Graduate & Research Programs ( Ph.D. ) offered by University of Vidyasagar are :

Under Graduate Programs:

  • Bengali ( Hons + Gen )
  • English ( Hons + Gen )
  • Hindi ( Hons + Gen )
  • Sanskrit ( Hons + Gen )
  • Santali ( Hons + Gen )
  • Commerce ( Hons + Gen )
  • Marketing Management ( Hons )
  • Education ( Hons + Gen )
  • Music ( Hons + Gen )
  • Economics ( Hons + Gen )
  • History ( Hons + Gen )
  • Geography ( Hons + Gen )
  • Philosophy ( Hons + Gen )
  • Sociology ( Hons + Gen )
  • Political Science ( Hons + Gen )
  • Botany ( Hons + Gen )
  • Anthropology ( Hons + Gen )
  • Chemistry ( Hons + Gen )
  • Electronics ( Hons + Gen )
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics ( Hons + Gen )
  • Physics ( Hons + Gen )
  • Nutrition ( Hons + Gen )
  • Microbiology ( Hons + Gen )
  • Physiology ( Hons + Gen )
  • Zoology ( Hons + Gen )
  • Statistics ( Hons + Gen )
  • Bio – Technology ( Hons + Gen )
  • Physical Education ( Gen )
  • B.C.A

Post Graduate Programs :

  • Bengali
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy and the Life – World
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Science
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Political Science with Rural Administration
  • Economics with Rural Development
  • Geography and Environment Management
  • Master of Social Work
  • Commerce with farm Management
  • Anthropology
  • Physics and Techno – Physics
  • Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • Applied Math. With Oceanology and Computer Programming
  • Zoology
  • Human Physiology with Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Master of Computer Application
  • Botany
  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Microbiology
  • Electronics
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Aquaculture Management & Technology
  • Bio – Medical Laboratory Science & Management
  • Bio – Technology
  • Bio – Chemistry
  • Master of Business Management
  • P G Diploma in Applied Computer Science ( PGDACS )
  • Advanced Computer Hardware & Networking Administration ( Diploma )
  • Office Automation and Internet Technologies ( Certificate Course )
  • Information Technology ( Certificate Course )
  • Use of IT in Academic Administration ( Certificate Course )
  • Fundamental of Computer Application and Operation ( Certificate Course )
  • Advanced Networking, Web Application and Operating System ( Certificate Course )
  • Office Automation and Financial Accounting ( Certificate Course )

Research Programs ( Ph.D. ) :

  • Bengali
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy and the Life – World
  • Library and Information Science
  • Political Science with Rural Administration
  • Economics with Rural Development
  • Geography and Environment Management
  • Commerce with farm Management
  • Anthropology
  • Physics and Techno – Physics
  • Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • Applied Math. With Oceanology and Computer Programming
  • Zoology
  • Human Physiology with Community Health
  • Computer Science
  • Botany
  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Microbiology
  • Electronics
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Aquaculture Management & Technology
  • Bio – Medical Laboratory Science & Management
  • Bio – Technology
  • Bio – Chemistry
  • Master of Business Management

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University of Vidyasagar Departments :

Faculty of Science

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics with Oceanlogy & Computer Programming
  • Aquaculture Management & Technology & Computer Programming
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science & Mgt
  • Botany & Forestry
  • Chemistry & Chemical Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics & Rural Development
  • Electronics
  • Human Physiology with Community Health
  • Microbiology
  • Physics & Techno physics
  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Zoology

Faculty of Arts & Commerce

  • Bengali
  • Commerce with Farm Management
  • English
  • Geography and Environment Management
  • History
  • Library & Information Science
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Philosophy & Life – World
  • Political Science with Rural Admin
  • Sanskrit
  • Santali
  • Sociology

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University of Vidyasagar Affiliated Colleges :

SI.NO.B.Sc. ProgramsPrograms Qualification Requirement
1.BSc Applied SciencesHigher Secondary examination of the ( 10+2 ) curriculum prescribed by the appropriate authority of Government of Tamil Nadu with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as the subjects of study or any other exam recognised as equivalent.
2.BSc Computer Technology
3.BSc Information Technology
4.BSc Apparel & Fashion TechnologyHigher Secondary examination ( academic / vocational ) of the ( 10 + 2 ) curriculum prescribed by the appropriate authority of Government of Tamil Nadu or equivalent.

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University of Vidyasagar Address :

Vidyasagar University,
Midnapore – 721 102,
West Bengal,
Telephone No. : + 91 – 3222 – 276554,
Fax : + 91 – 3222 – 275329,
Email : info@vidyasagar.ac.in,
Website : www.vidyasagar.ac.in.

The Vice – Chancellor,
Telephone No. : 03222 – 275329 ( O ), 03222 – 263202, ( R ), 033 – 25771361 ( R ),
Email : vuvc@rediffmail.com.

The Registrar,
Telephone No. : 03222 – 275297 ( Off ) / 03242 – 250765 ( Res ),
Email : registrar@vidyasagar.ac.in.

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