The University of North Bengal (UNB), Darjeeling, commonly known as North Bengal University (NBU) was established by an act of 1962 by the Legislature of West Bengal. NBU comprises of two campuses situated at Raja Rammohunpur near Siliguri and at Danguajhar in Jalpaiguri.
It currently provides PG and Doctorate programs in 6 North Bengal districts and the neighboring state of Sikkim. NBU offers its courses through 64 Affiliated Colleges including 2 constituent colleges in many districts of its zone. NBU itself conducts entrance exams for various disciplines while for MBA admission, it accepts CMAT.
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North Bengal University Highlights
|Established | Type ||1962 | State University|
|Recognized by||UGC |
|Accreditation||NAAC ‘A’ Grade|
|Campus Area||331 acres|
|Programs offered||UG, PG, and Ph.D.|
|Admission Criteria||Merit and Entrance based|
|Total Faculty||151 (incl. 16 Ph.D. holders)|
North Bengal University Courses
Under North Bengal University Admission, the university presently offers multiple modern-day quality-oriented professional postgraduate programs in Arts, Engineering & Technology, Science, and Management streams. The university also invites applications for research-level Ph.D. programs from all eligible candidates.
|B.Sc (Hons)||Microbiology; Zoology; Chemistry; Geography; Mathematics; Physics||Intermediate graduate with PCM with 60% marks |
|B.A. (Hons)||English; Hindi; Law; Commerce; Mass Communication; Political Science||Intermediate graduate in any subject group with 60% marks|
|LL.B.||-||Graduation in any discipline|
|M.Sc||Botany; Chemistry; Biotechnology; Mathematics; Physics; Zoology||Graduate in relevant discipline|
|M.Com||-||Honors in a relevant subject|
|M.A.||English; History; Hindi; Mass Communication; Philosophy; Political Science|
|LL.M.||-||LL.B degree with minimum 55% marks|
|MBA||Human Resources; Financial Management; Marketing Management||Graduation in any discipline |
|MCA||-||Graduation in B.A. Hons/ B.Sc Hons/ BCA/ B.Com Homs with 60% marks with Mathematics as one of the main subjects|
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North Bengal University Admission
Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria can submit their application form by visiting the official website of the university. The students must submit the form in online mode only. The university has reserved 60% seats in PG programs for the students belonging to the University of North Bengal and the remaining 40% seats are available for students from other universities. The selection procedure for each course varies from each other as per the requirement. Mentioned below is a brief about the same:
- Admission to BA, B.Sc, BBA, BCA, B.Li.Sc, B.Ed and LL.B courses are granted on the basis of merit-list announced by the university as per their last qualifying examination.
- For MA. M.Sc, MCA, M.Li.Sc and LL.M admissions are offered on the basis of a written test followed by viva-voce conducted by the university.
- For MBA, the candidate must have a valid score in CMAT/ MAT/ CAT/ ATMA/ JMET/ XAT/ WBJEMAT/ NBU-MAT followed by GD and PI.
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North Bengal University Distance Education
The University of North Bengal, through the Directorate of Distance Education, provides quality Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses. In PG level, seven specializations namely, M.A. in English, Bengali, Nepali, Philosophy, Political Science and History and M.Sc. in Mathematics to students of any location and age in the comfort of their home. UG courses like B.A. and B.Com are also provided by the Directorate of Distance Education, NBU from the commencement of this session.
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North Bengal University Scholarships
The University of North Bengal looks after the financial needs of students coming from poor financial backgrounds. It offers various scholarships and freeships to deserving and meritorious students under various categories. The university releases separate notification inviting applications from the students. The students belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Caste should submit the scholarship form in the university.
North Bengal University Placement
The University of North Bengal provides internship and placement assistance through its central Training & Placement (T&P) Cell which continuously coordinates with the various elite and renowned industries and organizations for placement of the students. It has already successfully placed a percentage of students in Industry. It actively obtains feedback from organizations and conveys it to respective departments which, in turn, trains students accordingly, thereby increasing their employability.
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North Bengal University Facilities
Following are some of the facilities offered by the university to cater to the needs of the students:
- library: There is a rich collection of books, journals, magazines, reference books, project theses to meet the academic and research needs of the students. The library at the University of North Bengal is also a member of the UGC INFONET Consortium for online subscriptions of journals.
- Hostels: There are a total of 11 hostels on the campus that accommodates more than 1000 students including research scholars. The university also offers hostel facilities to international students.
- Health Centre: To look after the health of the students, the university offers free medical aid to students.