|FROM THE VICE CHANCELLOR’S DESK|
|The aim of any University is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research. The West Bengal State University was begun with the aim of providing quality post-graduate education, training and opportunities for research to students who are distant from urban Kolkata. The mission of this University therefore includes the additional responsibilities of creating a centre of education that will provide standard and relevant academic courses to students of this significantly large area. Besides education, this would entail the creation of infrastructure that will enable students to make proper use of the facilities provided. Founded in 2008, the University is 35 km by road from the Kolkata metropolis and a three-hour drive from the India-Bangladesh border. It is spread over 28.88 acres of land, amidst greenery and water bodies.|
Prof. Jyotish Prakash Basu
The University follows modern methods of teaching and evaluation from the very beginning of our University. Systems of continuous assessment and student-centric learning methods like students’ seminars and term papers/ projects are favoured so that students are encouraged to study, question and understand the subjects taught, thus inculcating habits of independent thought. Our present teacher-student ratio helps in keeping our classroom teaching student-friendly. The postgraduate courses have been designed in accordance with the credit-based semester system and care has been taken to ensure that the Masters’ syllabi newly formed reflect the contemporary concerns and is up-to-date on the areas of study included. We have opted for credit-based semester systems and are hoping to work towards the choice-based cafeteria system of courses in another few years. |
An average of four batches of students have completed their Masters Course successfully here and moved on to further studies, academic positions in undergraduate colleges or universities, or to the corporate world.
A lively spirit of research and learning has fostered a dynamic atmosphere. Our faculty have brought in funds of over 8 crores through research grants from various research institutions such as DST, CSIR, DBT, ICAR, ICMR, ICSSR. ICPR. We are committed to the motto of our University:Lakshyavishwa-manam, that is, we aspire to international excellence.
The University is governed in accordance with the University Act. The Governor of West Bengal is Chancellor of West Bengal State University.