Top Universities/Colleges In West Bengal State

In this article, we are going to show and review the Top Universities/College/Institutes in the state of West Bengal. West Bengal has been a trade capital for the East India Company in the history. Now it has become a quietly progressed state in India by referring the sectors like Education, Marketing, Urban and Rural Developments.

At present West Bengal has so many vacationist places such as Darjeeling, Kolkata, Siliguri etc. This state also houses so many top Universities & colleges in India. We are going to discuss those universities and Colleges so that it can help for so many engineering students to let them decide in which college they wanted to study or get a Graduation degree from.

As West Bengal has become a popular destination in North India for all the Engineering Students, they all are targetting to get their admissions in the top colleges in West Bengal. The following are the topmost and best engineering colleges in West Bengal. These are listed by taking so many factors like Research Output, Institutional Interface, Referred Publications and Academic Productivity.

1. Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur:

This Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur is a Public Engineering Insitute which was established in 1951 itself by the Central Government of India. As a matter of fact, IIT Kharagpur was the first institute to be established among all other IITs and was recognised by the Government as the Institute of National Importance.

The following are the list of the Departments in the IIT-Kharagpur at present,
• Aerospace Engineering
• Agricultural & Food Engineering
• Architectural & Regional Planning
• Biotechnology
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science & Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• Electronics & Electrical Engineering
• Mechanical Engineering
• Metallurgical Engineering
These are the most of the departments in the IIT Kharagpur. This National Institute has been providing the broad-based education and helping the students hone their professional skill to get best-in-class capabilities in their respective streams or Disciplines.

2.Jadavpur University, Kolkata:

Jadavpur University is the Public State University which is located in Kolkata, West Bengal. The chancellor of the University is the Governor of West Bengal state. This University was established in the year 1955. There are so many schools and colleges which are affiliated under this Jadavpur University.
There are about 4 Disciplines in this Jadavpur University. The disciplines are Arts, Science, Engineering and Technology and Interdisciplinary etc. The following are the number of courses found which are being taught in Jadavpur University.
• Arts - 53
• Science - 21
• Engineering and technology - 49
• Interdisciplinary - 15

The University aims to promote higher education and want to pursue academic leadership by becoming a role model for so many other Institutions and Universities. The staff of the College always explore the new dimensions of the academic administration free of bureaucratic departments. So many Education and Recruitment website such as karmasangsthan also rank these colleges as they are now.

3.National Institute of Technology, Durgapur:

Like above Institutes and Universities, this is also a Public Engineering Institute which is located in Durgapur, West Bengal. This was established and owned by the Government of India. This is also referred to as the NIT Durgapur or NIT DGP. It is one of the 8 regional colleges established in India which was founded by the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Bidhan Chandra Roy, in 1960.

The following are the departments in the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur.
• Biotechnology
• Chemical Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Applications
• Computer Science and Engineering
• Earth and Environmental Studies
• Electrical Engineering
• Electronics and Communication Engineering
• Humanities and Social Sciences
• Management Studies
• Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
• Physics

NIT Durgapur was ranked as the 47 among engineering colleges in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework as per the report 2018.

4.Heritage Institute of technology, Kolkata:

The Heritage Institute of technology is also commonly referred to as HIT/HITK which is an Autonomous college in Anandpur, Kolkata which is run by a Private Ownership. A group of 22 like-minded industrialists of Kolkata established Kalyan Bharti Trust(KBT) under which this Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata was founded along with other 5 Institutes.

The College offers Bachelor of technology, Masters of technology and Master of Computer Applications (MCA). There are so many departments under these Course which give a fierce competition in academics with other institutes.

Degree awarding departments such as Applications of Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering (AEIE), BIotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science &Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Communications Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are offered in this Institute.

5.Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata:

Of all over the West Bengal state, this can be considered as the oldest private engineering college as it was founded in the year 1989. This is an acclaimed group amongst present academic training organisations. This IEM Group has set some sublime standards in addressing the technical and managerial resource shortage in the new era of Globalisation.
• Computer Science & Engineering
• Electronics & Communication Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
• M.Sc Information Science
• M.Tech CSE & IT Unified
• M.Tech ECE

IEM has been ranked 'A' Category by NAAC (National Assesment and Accreditation Council) and also has won the title of the "Jewel of the East" by Telegraph. Before, Institute of Engineering and Management, Kolkata has been ranked as the third topmost engineering college after IIT Kharagpur and NIT Durgapur by NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework), Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

6.Academy of technology, Hooghly:

The Academy of Technology is one of the top most engineering colleges in West Bengal which was located in Hooghly. This College was established in 2003, as a most acclaimed self-financed Engineering college in West Bengal State.

It was established by a trust, Ananda Educational Development & Charitable Organisation (AEDCO) to promote education to many students by inculcating appropriate ethics and attitude. The following list is the Course which is offered in the AOT, Hooghly.

Under Graduate Programmes - Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Information Technology & Mechanical Engineering.
• Three year MCA Course under the Post Graduate Programme is also offered in this AOT Institute.
• In UG programme the intake is about 120 students for almost for every branch.
• In MCA Course, the intake in each year is only 60 students.

Since its establishment, it has been accredited by Capgemini, Cyient, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro and Tech Mahindra for the Campus Placement. At the Academy of Technology, Hooghly, the placement assistance is not treated as an isolated event which can be put as a lasting commitment where most of the students get recruited by the end of their graduation.


Author: Partha K.09 Oct 2018 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 10

I started reading this article with tremendous interest, but I felt disheartened after completing the article. The author has not mentioned the best educational institutions of the state and instead named some of the little-known private engineering colleges. I am naming only some of the best educational institutions of the state for the readers.

1. University of Calcutta- One of three oldest universities of the country. It is still one of the best universities in the country. Many great personalities are associated with this very prestigious university.

2. Presidency University (earlier Presidency College)- The great and grand university doesn't need any introduction.

3. Calcutta Medical College- The oldest medical college and university is still considered the best in the eastern part of the country.

4. IIEST Shibpur (earlier Shibpur Bengal Engineering College)- This is the second oldest engineering college and the oldest full-fledged engineering college in the country. It has still maintained its goodwill. It was established in 1856.

5. Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata- This is the best ISI of the country established by legendary P.C. Mahalanobis. It is the top institute for studying Statistics and Computer Science.

6. Indian Institute of Management, Joka (Kolkata)- One of the best IIMs of the country. This prestigious educational institution is located at the outskirt of Kolkata.

7. Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia- One of the top agricultural universities of India. It still maintains its very high standard.

8. Barddhaman University- It caters to the needs of a vast number of students of the central part of West Bengal. Established in 1961, the standard of the university is very high.

9. North Bengal University- North Bengal University (established in 1962) is another good university located at Siliguri of North Bengal.

10. Indian Maritime University, Taratola, Kolkata is a very prestigious marine engineering college. It was established in 1949. It is known for its very high standard of education in marine engineering.

These are very few prestigious educational institutes of Kolkata, which must have been mentioned in this article. There are many such institutes in the state. Without mentioning these, the author has mentioned some little-known private engineering colleges of the state.

Frankly speaking, I am not very happy with this article.

Author: umesh10 Oct 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 2

The author has mentioned a select few reputed institutions in West Bengal though there are many other good ones there.

The criterion for these institutions to be ranked as the top is not understood. Anyway, the information given is useful for understanding the courses available in these particular institutions.

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