Jadavpur is a state-level research university located in Kolkata, Established in 1906 as Bengal Technical Institute and was converted into Jadavpur University in 1955. The university presently operates from 2 campuses i.e Jadavpur and Salt Lake which are 58 Acre and 26 Acre Campuses respectively.

Jadavpur University is one of the top Universities of country holding a NIRF ranking of #5 in 2020, seeing an onward surge of 1 step from the previous #6 ranking in 2019. Apart from this JU has been ranked #75 in the Times Higher Education in BRICS. Also, QS World Rankings has ranked Jadavpur University at #651-700.

Jadavpur University is also a member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and is accredited by NAAC as ‘A’ grade University. Jadavpur University majorly is divided in 3 faculties i.e Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, and Faculty of Engineering &Technology. These faculties are further divided into 36 departments which offers more than 25 courses. 

Jadavpur University offers UG, PG and Ph.D courses through its Departments and Affiliated Colleges. It provides undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs in various streams including Engineering, Architecture, Education, Science, and Social Science. Admission to these courses is done on the basis of merit scored in the previous qualifying examinations or the entrance test as per the program. Jadavpur University is inviting applications to PhD Admission 2021. The Application form was released on February 12. Last date to submit Jadavpur PhD Admission 2021 Form is March 3, 2021. Candidates can visit official website to apply.

For B.Tech admissions, a valid rank in WBJEE is required. M.Tech/ M.E admissions will be granted on the basis of GATE Score. Admission to all other UG and PG Courses will be granted on the basis of Entrance Exam conducted by Jadavpur University. However, the University offers B.Sc admission on the basis of merit in the last qualifying examination.

Jadavpur University Dates

Particulars Dates

Last date for the Siemens Scholarships application submission (Extended)

January 31, 2021

Last date of submitting application form for one year PG Diploma in Human Rights and Duties Education

January 22, 2021

Last date of submitting application form for MA Journalism & Mass Communication (Extended)

January 20, 2021

Admission date for first list candidates for 2 Year P.G. Diploma Course in Counselling and Stress Management

January 13, 2021 - January 17, 2021

Admission date for waiting list candidates for 2 Year P.G. Diploma Course in Counselling and Stress Management

January 19, 2021 - January 20, 2021

Last of submission of online fees for shortlisted M.Sc Biotechnology candidates

January 14, 2021

Last date of application for One Year PG Diploma course in “Guidance, Psychological counseling, and Family Therapy”.

January 15, 2021

Date of interview for One Year PG Diploma course in “Guidance, Psychological counseling, and Family Therapy”.

January 18, 2021

Final list of shortlisted candidates declared for One Year PG Diploma course in “Guidance, Psychological counseling, and Family Therapy”.

January 27, 2021

Admission date for One Year PG Diploma course in “Guidance, Psychological counseling, and Family Therapy”.

January 29, 2021 - February 5, 2021

Last of submitting application for Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in Indian and Foreign Languages February 2, 2021
Merit list of shortlisted candidates declared February 8, 2021


Jadavpur University Highlights

Established | Type 1955 | State University
Formerly known as  Bengal Technical Institute
Ranking NIRF: 5(Overall) 1 (State Universities)
Affiliations UGC, NAAC, AIU, AICTE
Campus Area 58 acres
Courses offered B.E, B.Tech, BA, MA, B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Tech, M.E, B.Pharma, B.Lib.I.Sc, Ph.D, M.Phil
Admission Criteria WBJEE/ GATE/ Entrance Exams conducted by Jadavpur University
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Entrance Test
Top Recruiters Amazon, Airtel, Bajaj Auto, Capgemini, CESC, CGI, DirectI, Microsoft, Adobe, Samsung, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Texas Instrument
Facilities Library, Hostel, Sports, etc.
Official Website http://www.jaduniv.edu.in

Jadavpur University Courses Offered

Jadavpur University offers various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral Programs in the field of Arts, Science, Engineering & Technology, Architecture, and Pharmacy. Tabulated below is a brief about the courses offered:

Course Name  Details
BA Subject: Bengali, Comparative Literature, English, Economics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Sanskrit
Eligibility: 10+2 + Entrance Test Conducted by Jadavpur University
Duration: 3 Years
B.Sc Subject: Bengali, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Sanskrit, Education, Film Studies, Sociology, Environment and Development
Eligibility: Graduate degree
Duration:3 Years
B.Ed, B.Li.I. Sc, B.P.Ed Eligibility: Graduate degree in relevant discipline. + Entrance Exam by Jadavpur University
B.Tech/ BE/ B.Arch Subjects:  BE: Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology, Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Printing, Mechanical Engineering, Power Engineering, Production, Pharma Technology B.Tech: Food Technology and Biochemical Engineering, Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering
Eligibility: B.E & B.Tech program of Jadavpur University is, passed in 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics + WBJEE
Duration: 4 Years
M.E/ M.Tech Subjects:  M.Tech: Illumination Technology & Design, Distributed and Mobile Computing, Energy Science & Technology, IT(Courseware Engineering), Nano Science & Technology, Nuclear Technology, Laser Technology, Illumination Technology   ME: Biomedical Engineering, Water Resources  & Hydraulic Engineering
Eligibility: Graduate in a relevant stream
Eligibility: B.Tech Degree in the relevant discipline + GATE score
Duration: 2 Years
M.Sc Subjects: Applied Geography, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Electronics Science, Mathematics, Physics, Instrumentation
Eligibility:  B.Sc degree from a recognized University + Entrance Exam Conducted by Jadavpur University
Duration: 2 Years
M.Li.I.Sc/ M.Li.I.Sc in Digital Library/ Master in Multimedia Development Eligibility: Graduate degree in relevant discipline + Entrance Test
M.Phil/ Ph.D Subjects: Bengali, Competitive Literature, Economics, Education, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Library and Information Science, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Sociology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Instrumentation Science, Life Science & Bio-Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Bengali, Economics, History, International Relations, Comparative Literature, English, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Social Sciences, Women Studies, Cognitive Science, Oceanography and Coastal Management, Sociology, Library and Information Sciences
Eligibility: Master degree/ Professional Degree in the relevant subject + Entrance Test

Jadavpur University Admissions 

Candidates seeking admission in the university must fulfill the eligibility criteria as per the program. The selection criteria are extremely competitive and completely transparent.

Students can fill the application form in online mode. Admission is offered on the basis of marks secured in the required entrance exam for each course. This will be followed by a personal interview as well for final selection in the course. 

How to Apply?

Candidates can apply online mode through the official website

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on “Apply link”
  • Fill all the mandatory details
  • Attach all the required information
  • Click on submit button
  • Pay the Fees online through SBI Collect system using Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net banking after 48 hours of form fill up.
  • After the successful payment candidates have to submit the print out of online application along with a photocopy of online payment receipt downloaded from SBI and other testimonials as mentioned below to the office of the Ph. D. Cell, Faculty of Arts (Subarna Jayanti Bhavan, Ground floor, Jadavpur University Main campus, Kolkata 700032). 

.Application Fee – INR 500

Jadavpur University Scholarship

Jadavpur University offers various scholarships to the candidates on the Merit-cum-means basis. However, it also helps the candidates in availing the scholarships offered by the State and Central Government. Deserving and meritorious students can also avail 100% fee-waiver and half freeship. Following are some of the scholarship offered at the university:

  • National Scholarships
  • Merit Awards and Book Grants
  • Students Aid Fund
  • SC/ST and PwD Scholarship
  • Stipend for B.Ed Physical Education

Click here: Jadavpur University Scholarship

Jadavpur University Placement

Jadavpur University has seen a rapid growth in placement over the years. The institution has a good placement record with the highest salary package of INR 42 LPA whereas the average salary stood at INR 19.96 LPA. The University holds 80% of the total placement record.

In the Academic Year 2019-2020, JU offered placements to 80% of its candidates in top MNCs/organizations where some students opted for a startup as an entrepreneur and rest relocated outside the country for higher studies. 

Jadavpur University Facilities

Following are some of the facilities offered by the university to cater to the needs of the students:

  • Hostels: There is a total of 13 (4 for Girls and 9 for boys) hostels for accommodating over 1900 students. 
  • Library: The University has a well-stocked library in a three-storied building. It has 7 reading rooms, carrels, and bound volumes of journals. It provides sitting accommodation for 700 readers. 
  • Health Centre: To look after the wellness of the students as well as faculty members, there is a well-equipped health center. Specialists visit the centre for 2 hours for three days in a week and a Lady Doctor attends on all working days. 

Check:  Jadavpur University Hostel

Jadavpur University FAQs

Ques. What is the rank required for Admission to Jadavpur University?

Ans. For admission to B.Tech University of Jadavpur University, the candidate should have a rank below 1500. Candidates who prefer disciplines like Electronics, CSE Mechanical, Instrumentation should have a minimum 600-700 rank in WBJEE. 

Ques. What is the overall ranking of Jadavpur University?

Ans. Jadavpur University is ranked at 1st position among all State universities all over the nation. The University is also placed in 5th position in the overall category.

Ques. Does Jadavpur University have hostel facilities for students on campus?

Ans. Yes, Jadavpur University has a total of 13 Hostels for students. Among these hostels, 4 Hostels are for Girls and 9 Hostels are for Boys. All these hostels are capable of accommodating over 1600 students. 

The Hostel Mess of Jadavpur University is managed by the Students Mess Committee under the guidance of the Superintendent of the respective hostel. The Main Hostel complex is situated outside the campus.

Ques. What is the Hostel Fee For Jadavpur University?

Ans. At the time of Admission to JAdavpur University Hostel, a payment of INR 300 is required which is inclusive of mess Advance. Students are also required to pay a monthly rent of INR 15 and INR 10 for seat rent & electricity charges respectively.

Ques. What is the mode of Entrance Exam conducted by Jadavpur University?

Ans. Jadavpur University Entrance Exams are conducted in offline mode. But as per the new notification released by Jadavpur University, Entrance exams will not be conducted for the 2020 Academic session and students will be selected on the basis of merit in qualifying examination

Ques. Is Jadavpur University better than an IIT?

Ans. Jadavpur University is ranked as the best government college in India and is leading the pack. Talking about IITs, they have a special place among the educational institutions. While choosing an engineering institute, one of the most important things to consider is the branch of study you are opting for. Jadavpur University is famous for its Computer Science Department. IITs will offer a better campus life and much more opportunities for research and entrepreneurship. Students from Jadavpur University have been placed in top-rated companies like Goldman Sachs, Adobe, Amazon, Directii, Practo, Microsoft, Oracle, etc. 

Ques. What is the cut off for Jadavpur University?

Ans. The university enrolls students on the basis of various national or state level examinations. One of them is West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination or popularly known as WBJEE. This exam is conducted to grant admission for UG courses in Engineering, Technology, Architecture, and Pharmacy. The cut off for admission in the university is released separately for different courses. The opening rank for the university is 1 with a closing rank of 2537. Click here for WBJEE Cut off

Ques. How is life at Jadavpur University?

Ans. The University has been consistently ranked in NIRF rankings and is at par with top NITs and IITs. The fee structure is very nominal and affordable for all classes of society. Not only this, due to a hard level of entrance, the university has talented students with a good percentage. Students are placed with reputed companies and organizations. Also, the faculty members at the university are highly experienced and qualified.