University of Gour Banga, Malda was established by Act XXVI of 2007 passed by West Bengal Legislative Assembly. The university presently has 38 affiliated colleges including 25 general degree colleges. It offers various postgraduate and doctoral courses along with undergraduate courses in affiliated colleges.

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Gour Banga University Highlights


March 10, 2008


University Grants Commission (UGC)

National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)


Malda district, West Bengal

Campus Area

33 acres

Affiliated Colleges


Gour Banga University Courses

The university offers various Master and doctoral courses in various fields of specializations.

  • Master of Arts is a 2-year duration course offered by the university. Various fields of specialization in which the university provides the course are Arabic, Bengali, Economics, English, Education, Geography, History, Science, Sanskrit, Political, Sociology, and Philosophy.
  • Master of Communication is of 2-year duration with the only specialization in commerce.
  • Master of Science runs in 4-semesters with specializations in Botany, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physiology.
  • Master in Library & Information Science (MLIS)
  • Master of Law (LL.M.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Philosophy

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Ques: What are the courses offered at Gour Banga University, Malda?

Ans: Gour Banga University offers various courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels in Arts, Science, Commerce, Law and Education stream which includes B.Ed, M.Sc, LLM, MA, M.Lib.I.Sc, M.Com, M.Phil and PhD.

Ques: What is the recognition and affiliation status of Gour Banga University?

Ans: Gour Banga University is recognized by the University Grants Council (UGC) and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). There are a total of 38 colleges affiliated with the university out of which 25 are general degree colleges.

Ques: What are the research programs offered at Gour Banga University?

Ans: Gour Banga University offers PhD programs in 17 specializations namely Economics, Bengali, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, History, Philosophy, Arabic, English, Sanskrit, Commerce, Education, Physics, Computer Science, Botany, Zoology and Chemistry.

Ques: What is the general admission criteria followed at Gour Banga University?

Ans: Gour Banga University provides merit-based admission for which the marks secured by candidates in their previous qualifying examination will be considered.

Ques: What is the application procedure followed at Gour Banga University for admission?

Ans: Gour Banga University follows an online application process. Candidates should visit the official website of the university to get the application form. After filling the application form, candidates should upload the required documents and pay the application fee. Separate application forms should be filled to apply for more than one course.

Ques: What is the eligibility criteria to apply for the MA program offered at Gour Banga University?

Ans: The eligibility criteria to apply for the MA program offered at Gour Banga University is that candidates should hold a BA degree in the relevant discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized university.

Ques: What is the application fee for Gour Banga University admission?

Ans: To application fee for the UG program offered at Gour Banga University is INR 200. For PG programs, the application fee is INR 400 for regular candidates and for candidates belonging to reserved category, the application fee is INR 150.