University: North Bengal University
Address: Raja Rammohunpur, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734014
Phone: 0353 277 6313
Chancellor: Keshari Nath Tripathi
Courses: (B.Ed), (B.Pharm), (B.E.), (B.Tech.),( B.Sc.), (M.Phil.), (M.A.),( Ph.D.),( PGD),( B.L.I.Sc.),( M.L.I.Sc.)
University Type: Public
Founded Year: 1962
Vice-chancellor: Somnath Ghosh
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University of North Bengal was established in 1962 by Act of the Legislature of West Bengal and assigned the mandate of providing teaching, training and research in various branches of advanced learning, and promoting the dissemination of knowledge to fulfill growing socio-economic and technical manpower needs in the six North Bengal districts and the neighboring state of Sikkim.
University of North Bengal has been fulfilling the objectives of imparting higher education and research to the people of this socio-economically backward area of the country. The University has taken initiatives in qualitative growth by way of achieving excellence. The Departments are well-equipped with research programs from various agencies and have received academic distinctions and recognitions.
University of North Bengal is playing a revolutionary role right from its inception in inculcating scientific attitudes and spreading higher education in the rural areas coming under its jurisdiction. Not only students from local areas, but also students from adjoining areas of North eastern states and from countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan are joining the university every year. The university has 23 departments grouped into two faculties namely law & commerce faculty and science & arts faculty. The university has offered affiliation to different centers like centre for women’s studies, tea management, Himalayan studies, mass communication, remote sensing application, cosmic ray & high energy, development studies, marketing management, tourism and hotel management and studies in local culture and languages.
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