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 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.

As per the latest updates, Second Provisional Merit List for North Bengal University PhD Admission 2021 for all ACL and Science programs have been released, check now. 

NBU is inviting applications for SVMCMV3 NON-NET Fellowship initiated by the Government of West Bengal from the interested candidates who have admitted in the Ph.D. programme, 2021 or completed M.Phil. Interested candidates can apply till the deadline of May 23, 2021.

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North Bengal University Highlights

Established | Type  1962 | State University
Recognized by UGC 
Accreditation NAAC ‘A’ Grade
Campus Area 331 acres
Affiliated Colleges 64
Programs offered UG, PG, and Ph.D.
Admission Criteria Merit and Entrance based
Total Faculty 151 (incl. 16 Ph.D. holders)
Library 2,78,503 Books
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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.

Courses Specializations Eligibility
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. 

North Bengal University FAQs

Ques. What is the medium of instruction at North Bengal University?

Ans. The medium of instruction and examination is only in English at North Bengal University. There is no regional or state language dominance in the education system.

Ques. Are any scholarships offered at North Bengal University?

Ans. Yes, free and half-free studentship are awarded based on applications. Only SC/ST, OBC, PwD students are eligible and they are required to submit their scholarship forms for the academic year max by February for processing scholarship.

Ques. What are the attendance rules for appearing for examination at North Bengal University?

Ans. All students are required to maintain at least 50% attendance in the first seven days of enrollment. Failing which, admission would be cancelled by the university. It is mandatory to attend 75% of regular classes including tutorials in order to sit for final exams conducted by the university. 

Ques. Is it possible to join North Bengal University from any other university?

Ans. Yes, those applicants who wish to transfer their admission from their current university to North Bengal University, can submit a migration certificate and a fee of INR 250 as part of registration. This fee must be paid within one month of admission at University of North Bengal.

Ques. What is the online processing fee for admission at North Bengal University? 

Ans. A processing fee of INR 100 for general candidates and INR 50 for SC/ST/OBC students of West Bengal state only and BPL/PwD candidates only on production of relevant certificates is charged for admission applications.