:যাদবপুর) is a southern neighbourhood of Kolkata
. It is bounded by Dhakuria
to the north, Tollygunge
to the west, Santoshpur
to the east and Garia
to the south. Several of India's major learning institutes are located in Jadavpur, around the Raja SC Mullick Road
, including the Jadavpur University
, the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
, K.P.C Medical College, West Bengal's first private medical college, among others.
The Jadavpur market area is often casually referred to as the "8B" area, due to the sprawling 8B bus terminus that dominates the major crossing of the area. It is the centre of Jadavpur downtown, right across from Jadavpur University and a few hundred yards from K.S. Roy T.B. Hospital.
Right after the independence, West Bengal recorded an enormous influx of people from East Bengal
, now Bangladesh
, a migration so large that the "displaced persons" made up nearly 18 per cent of Kolkata's population. To accommodate the sudden increase in population, a large number of colonies emerged within the Calcutta Corporation area itself. One of the areas of concentration of the refugee colonies was the southeast portion of the CMD in the Jadavpur, Tollygunj, Kasba
, Santoshpur areas. The refugees were interested in building their huts of "darma and bamboo" in the low-lying and marshy areas near Calcutta and many of them, belonging to middle classes, wanted to be near the metropolis... Read More