• The Four types of universities in India.
  • Central universities, State universities, Deemed university, Private universities


West Bengal Universities are recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which draws its power from the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

State Universities of West Bengal

  • Aliah University, Kolkata
  • Bankura University, Bankura
  • Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Nadia
  • Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Cooch Behar
  • Diamond Harbour Women's University, Diamond Harbour
  • University of Burdwan Bardhaman
  • University of Calcutta Kolkata
  • Jadavpur University Kolkata
  • University of Gour Banga Malda
  • University of Kalyani Kalyani
  • University of North Bengal Siliguri
  • Netaji Subhas Open University Kolkata
  • Presidency University Kolkata
  • Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata
  • Raiganj University Raiganj
  • Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute Belur Math
  • Senate of Serampore College (University) Serampore
  • Sidho Kanho Birsha University Purulia
  • The Sanskrit College and University Kolkata
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences Kolkata
  • West Bengal University of Health Sciences Kolkata
  • West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences Kolkata
  • Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology Kolkata
  • West Bengal State University Barasat
  • West Bengal University of Teachers' Training, Education Planning and Administration Kolkata
  • Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya Cooch Behar
  • Vidyasagar University Midnapur
  • Kazi Nazrul University Asansol

Central Universities of West Bengal

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
  • Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata
  • Indian Statistical Institute
  • IIT Kharagpur
  • Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
  • Visva-Bharati University
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Kalyani

Private Universities of West Bengal

  • Adamas University Barasat
  • Amity University, Kolkata
  • Brainware University Kolkata
  • International Management Institute Kolkata
  • Neotia University Sarisha
  • Seacom Skills University Santiniketan
  • St. Xavier's University, Kolkata
  • Techno India University
  • University of Engineering & Management (UEM), Kolkata
  • JIS University
  • Sister Nivedita University

Universities in India

Yoga in India


Yoga began in the Indus-Saraswati civilisation more than 5,000 years ago. The Rig Veda is the first text that mentions the word yoga. The Bhagvad Gita, composed around 500 BC, is replete with details about yoga. 21 June is International Yoga Day.