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.
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.
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|
|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|
|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.|
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:
|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
|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
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.
Candidates can apply online mode through the official website
.Application Fee – INR 500
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:
Click here: Jadavpur University Scholarship
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.
Following are some of the facilities offered by the university to cater to the needs of the students:
Check: Jadavpur University Hostel
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.
Ans. NIRF ranked Jadavpur University 12th in the top 100 universities and colleges of India. According to QS Asia rankings, it is ranked 136. Whereas, IIEST Shibpur has been ranked 19th by NIRF among the top colleges of India. As we know that IIEST Shibpur is one of the topmost engineering colleges in India and Jadavpur university is also making its mark so these colleges are often compared. Given below is a brief comparison between the two institutes based on certain parameters. Mechanical Engineering at IIEST Shibpur Course Details: The course fee for Mechanical Engineering at IIEST Shibpur is ? 136,500 for the first year and a grand total of ?5.36 Lakhs. The eligibility criteria are that the aspirant must have passed 10+2 examinations with 75% marks and for selection one has to take JEE Advanced exam. Infrastructure: The labs are well equipped with instruments to be able to meet the needs of the students, research scholars, faculty members, and staff. The students are provided with every latest technology that is needed to carry out their coursework smoothly. Placements: In 2020 42 students out of 64 students got placed and the number of recruiters came was 42. It witnessed the highest salary package of rupees 39.12LPA It also offers various Indian and abroad internships based on a student’s academic performance. Mechanical Engineering at Jadavpur University Course Details: Being a state college, Jadavpur conducts its entry through WBJEE scores. 90% of seats are saved for the habitation General classification and 10% of seats are for All Indian students The course fee for Mechanical Engineering at Jadavpur University is INR 2,400 per annum. It is not at all an easy task to get into Jadavpur university. An individual needs to get rankings under 1500 to make sure about a spot. A year ago, the cut off for Mechanical building was 379. Placements: In 2020 71 students out of 82 got placed from the stream Mechanical Engineering. The highest salary package offered was INR 16.8 LPA and the average salary package was INR 6.6 LPA Here, students receive various internships from Samsung, Oracle, Siemens, Microsoft, Amazon, and many more MNCs. Anyone having any confusion has to which of the two is the best must-have got a clear idea of it by now for the above-mentioned comparisons.Read more
Ans. Among the three mentioned universities, Jadavpur University is the best to pursue BSc in mathematics Honours without any doubt. The classes are assured regularly and rigorous for those who desire to have a future in mathematics; there should be no doubt in selecting JU. Comparison: (Winning Institution - Jadavpur University) St. Xaviers became a university recently. A BSc degree from JU holds more value than a bachelor’s degree from St. Xaviers. Jadavpur University was ranked 196th in Asia by The World University Ranking 2020. The faculty at JU is top-notch. The syllabus adopted by JU is of advantage if you want to pursue higher studies after your degree. You will have better exposure at Jadavpur through regular seminars. Attending seminars delivered by guest faculty from distinguished National institutes, and your seniors pursuing masters and Ph.D. will make an immense difference. If you are choosing St. Xaviers because of the campus, you should visit the Jadavpur University campus. The classes are regular, and JU follows a rigorous pedagogy. The political environment people talk about is quite exaggerated. If you don't get involved in campus politics, it is never going to bother you. Jadavpur University contributes much more than just a degree that gives you quality education, which is not restricted to classroom learning. They make sure the students turn into the person they can be and gives them the confidence that no other college in Kolkata does.Read more
*Estimated Fees, Official Verification is Pending
|College||Ranking||Avg Fees/ year|
|Delhi Technological University - [DTU], New Delhi||# 62 by NIRF||₹1,95,250|
|Indian Institute of Technology - [IIT], New Delhi||# 3 by NIRF||₹2,19,275|
|Birla Institute of Technology and Science - [BITS], Pilani||# 27 by NIRF||₹4,02,575|
|National Institute of Technology - [NIT], Durgapur||# 96 by NIRF||₹1,38,975|
|Vellore Institute of Technology - [VIT University], Vellore||# 3 by ARIIA (university)||₹1,95,750|
|Manipal Academy of Higher Education - [MAHE], Manipal||# 6 by ARIIA (university)||₹4,06,500|
|Birla Institute of Technology - [BIT Mesra], Ranchi||# 6 by ARIIA (college)||₹2,77,000|
|University of Calcutta, Kolkata||# 8 by The Week (university)||₹7,707|