University of North Bengal
() is a state university situated near Siliguri
in Darjeeling district
in the Indian
state of West Bengal
. The university was established in 1962 with a goal to disseminate knowledge to fulfill growing socio-economic and technical manpower needs in the six North Bengal
districts and the neighbouring state of Sikkim
. Currently, colleges from three districts- Cooch Behar
and Darjeeling district
are affiliated to this university. North Bengal University offer degrees in Undergraduate, Post graduate, M. Phil and Doctorate programs.
The University of North Bengal was established by Act of the Legislature of West Bengal in 1962. This was the first university in the region. The University has played a pioneering role since inception in spreading higher education and scientific attitudes within the predominantly rural areas that comprise its vast jurisdictional territory.
The campus of the university is spread over an area of and lie between Siliguri and Bagdogra
airport, in the Terai
region. Over 36,000 undergraduate and over 1500 postgraduate students and scholars enroll at different courses under the University every year. Students come from North Bengal, rest of West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar
and also from SAARC
nations like Bhutan
North Bengal University has twenty-three departments organised into two faculties: Science and Arts, Commerce and Law Faculty.
- Faculty of Science:......