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About J.D Birla Institute

J.D Birla Institute (JDBI) Kolkata is a private unaided college affiliated to Jadavpur University, Kolkata. The late Sushila Devi Birla, wife of industrialist late L. N. Birla established a college for girls in her mother-in-law’s name in June 1962. The college was named Smt. Jawahari Devi Birla Institute of Home Science and it filled a much-felt gap in the scientific education of young women from Kolkata’s conservative families. Over five decades, the Institute has grown with the needs and demands of the changing times.

A Department of Commerce was added in 1997 and in tune with the shifting zeitgeist; another campus was started in 2002 to house the co-educational Department of Management. At this time, the name of the institution was simplified to J. D. Birla Institute. In the year 2009, four new professionally-oriented under-graduate B.Sc courses (Food Science & Nutrition Management; Textile Science, Clothing & Fashion Studies; Interior Designing and Human Development) were introduced apart from two new post-graduate M.Sc courses (Food & Nutrition and Textiles & Clothing) in 2009. M.Com was introduced and the Home Science Programme discontinued in 2013.

The J. D. Birla Institute Ethos :

An educational institution of distinction, J.D. Birla Institute (Departments of Science and Commerce) places high value on providing its students with fulfilling educational experiences in their chosen discipline and achieve their individual goals.

Our Vision :

To establish ourselves as a leading college providing education of a higher standard with integrity, consistency and due diligence

Our Mission

To prepare the future generation for academic excellence and practical skill-set needed to face global challenges and lead the country into the world of the future.

Our Objectives

  • To acquire knowledge and skills in the pursuit of academic excellence aimed at advancement into higher education, research and extension activities.
  • To educate within a dynamic system structured towards varied professional and vocational applications for career design and development.
  • To work proactively towards individual and group goals within an integrated setting of diverse socio-cultural members.
  • To attain self-reliance through balance of freedom and discipline within the body, mind and spirit.

Today, the Institute has been ranked high amongst Institutes of higher learning in the country by several rating agencies including India Today, Career 360 and Times Magazine.

J.D Birla Institute Highlights

College TypePrivate
AffiliationJadavpur University, Kolkata
AccreditationNAAC ‘A’ Grade
Courses offered6 Undergraduate, 4 Postgraduate, 1 diploma, 2 short term

Courses Offered at J.D Birla Institute


Department of Food Science & Nutrition Management :

Bachelor in Science(B.Sc) – Food Science & Nutrition Management

Master in Science (M.Sc) – Food & Nutrition

Post Graduate Diploma – Dietetics & Applied Nutrition

Department of Textile Science, Clothing & Fashion Studies :

Bachelor in Science (B,Sc) – Textile Science, Clothing & Fashion Studies

Master in Science (M.Sc) – Textiles & Clothing

Department of Interior Designing :

Bachelor in Science (B.Sc) – Interior Designing

Department of Human Development :

Bachelor in Science (B.Sc) – Human Development

Master in Science (M.Sc) – Human Development

Department of Commerce :

B.Com – Bachelor in Commerce

M.Com – Masters in Commerce

Department of Management :

Bachelor in Business Administration – BBA

Eligibility Criteria :

B.Sc Hons. – 10+2

B.Com Hons. – 10+2

B.B.A. Hons – 10+2

B.B.A. – 10+2 with 50%

P.G.Diploma – 10+2 with 55%

M.Com – Graduation with 60%

M.Sc – Graduation with 60%

Attendance Requirements

75% attendance including sanctioned leave on medical grounds in each semester is mandatory in accordance with University Regulation for eligibility for appearing in the university examination at the end of the said semester.

In the absence of the required attendance eligibility, students may, of course, repeat the year as per Jadavpur University rules. As shortage of percentage is a disqualification for appearing in any university examination; students must always remain alert in this regard. Absence during internal class-tests and practical classes will lead to a student being awarded a zero (0) in that component of the internal assessment for the semester.

Facilities ar J.D Birla Institute

    • Library

      J. D. Birla Institute has a digital library which is fully automated through KOHA and OPAC. The library has a collection of over 15000 books and the subscription of 39 National and International journals, periodicals, magazines and newspapers. The library also subscribes to various e- resources like UGC INFLIBNET, N-LIST through which students can access more than 6000 journals and 97000 e-books.

    • Sports Complex
      Available Facilities: 
      Badminton Court
    • Labs
      Available Facilities: 
      Computer Lab
    • Cafeteria
    • Hospital / Medical Facilities
    • Wi-Fi Campus
    • Auditorium
    • A/C Classrooms
    • Convenience Store
    Other Facilities:
    Conference room|Diet Clinic


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