PU Presidency University

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University: Presidency University

 Address:  86/1, College Street, Kolkata, West Bengal 700073

Phone: 033 2257 3770

Chancellor: Keshari Nath Tripathi

Courses: (Bengali Life) (Sciences) (Chemistry) (Economics) (English) (Geography) (Geology) (Hindi) (History) (Mathematics) (Performing  Arts) (Physics) (Philosophy) (Political  Science) (Sociology) (Statistics)

University Type: public

Total enrollment: 

Founded Year: 20 January 1817

Website: presiuniv.ac.in

Vice-chancellor:  Anuradha Lohia

Affiliated Colleges:

  • Asutosh College
  • Bangabasi College
  • Basanti Devi College
  • Bhawanipore College
  • Bijoykrishna Girls College
  • City College (Amherst Street)
  • Goenka College

In 1972, an unsigned article was released by the faculty members of the college demanding that the college be given full university status. It is an open secret that the author of the article was Dipak Banerjee, the legendary economics professor of the college. The state government, then under the chief ministership of Siddhartha Shankar Ray, showed the willingness to listen to the demands of the faculty members, but it was still too early to grant full autonomy to the college. The Presidency University Library has a very unique and rich collection of books, periodicals and manuscripts as well as multimedia resources built over nearly two hundred years. This includes some of the rarest reference materials along with thousands of important documents and journals.

The University Library comprises two main units - i.e., - the Arts Library, the Science library alongside the individual departmental libraries. With the vast stock of old and rare books as well as the growing maintenance demands, plans for further infrastructural development and expansion are underway.

The primary mission of the library is to support the educational and research programs of the University by providing access to rich physical and digital repositories of learning resources. With its rare archives and the most current databases, the University library is designed to cater to the University's current and future teaching and research interests. This university-wide MoU for the two institutions was for student exchange, faculty exchange and research collaborations. On this occasion, the Honorary Consul General for Ireland in Kolkata offered to support students from Presidency by instituting the Keventer's 

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