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Jadavpur University Review 2021 | Students | Faculty | Placements | Recruiters | Campus Life

Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University in Kolkata is State Government sponsored University under UGC.

Established in 1905 Jadavpur University is one of the oldest educational institutions in India. Jadavpur University Kolkata was previously known as College of Engineering and Technology, Bengal.After Independence, the Government of West Bengal, with the concurrence of the Government of India, enacted the necessary legislation to establish Jadavpur University on the 24th of December 1955.

As per NIRF  ranking 2020 Jadavpur University ranking in India is 17th among all Engineering institutions in India. In 2018 Jadavpur University ranking in India  was 12th and In 2019 NIRF Ranking Jadavpur University came further down to 14. 

Jadavpur University of  Kolkata features among top 651 to 700 rank in QS world university rankings in 2021.

Jadavpur University also has student exchange program with Momoyama Gaukin University, Japan.

​​Jadavpur University has collaboration programs with –

  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Bolzano University, Italy
  • Brunei University, UK
  • Shastri Indo Canadian Foundation
  • Staffordshire University, UK 
  • International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy Research

Jadavpur University also has collaboration with IIT Mumbai.

Jadavpur  University teaches Engineering, Science and Arts subjects in a lush green campus.

In the Engineering Department B.Tech. Program is of four years duration. In total 16 programs are offered and each year the intake capacity at Jadavpur University is around 958 only .

Branches of Engineering

The table below depicts Branches of Engineering with annual intake is given below.

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 Apart from General category seats there are reserved categories for Scheduled caste candidates, Schedule tribe candidates OBC-A (Creamy layer) candidates, OBC-B (Non creamy layer) candidates and physically disabled candidates as well. 

Eligibility For Admission

The eligibility for admission in B.Tech course in Jadavpur University is 60% marks in aggregate in Higher secondary or (10+2) Examination from recognised board Council with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combination. The individual cutoff for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is 60%.The minimum cut off score for English is 30%. For reserved category candidates the marks cutoff in Higher secondary or (10+2) Examination has been lowered to 45%.

The tuition fee for all the B tech courses at Jadavpur University is Rupees 2400/- (Two Thousands Four Hundred only) per annum except for BTech IT course. The tuition fees for B.Tech. IT course is Rupees 30000 (Thirty Thousands) per annum.

Separate hostel facility is available for boys and girls in Jadavpur University for students.

Hostel fees during admission is Rupees 3000 (Three Thousands only). The monthly rent and electricity charge is Rupees 10 (Ten) and Rupees 15 (Fifteen) per month respectively 

During the admission the candidate has to fulfil domicile criteria that candidate must be residing in West Bengal continuously at least for at least 10 years or the parents of the applicants should be the permanent residence of West Bengal having permanent address within the state of West Bengal in order to become eligible for domicile criteria.

 There is also a tuition fee waiver scheme by the government of West Bengal for BTech students at Jadavpur University. The waiver is on tuition fees only and the student must apply through TFW quota.

Jadavpur University also offers scholarship on tuition fees for its BTech students on Recommendation of the Head of departments of Engineering division.

Admission Process

The admission process at Jadavpur University is based on e-Counselling Process after WBJEE results.From the table given below one can get an idea about  the opening and closing rank for General Category Students.However the opening and closing rank varies from year to year.Jadavpur university vacancy details are updated on e-counselling website time to time. 

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Advantageous Points

For Jadavpur University the advantageous points are

(i) Jadavpur University is located centrally in Kolkata and well connected with airports and railway stations.

Jadavpur University Address

Main Campus-188, Raja S.C. Mallick Rd, Kolkata – 700032.

Jadavpur University 2nd campus is located in Saltlake area.

Salt Lake Campus Address 

Plot No.8, Salt Lake Bypass, LB Block, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700106.

(ii) Jadavpur University has a glorious history with a remarkable alumni list.Jadavpur university alumni are part of Jadavpur University’s academic endeavour.

(iii) Jadavpur university fees are so low that meritorious students can really work hard and get the best placements at Jadavpur University.

Here the overall ranking for Jadavpur University in my opinion will be 8.5 out of a scale of 10. The infrastructure at Jadavpur University needs sufficient improvement  and modernization while comparing to the facilities available to Engineering students in IITs and NITs and GFTIs.

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