Jadavpur University is mainly a public research university located in Kolkata, West Bengal. The university has two campuses the main campus is at Jadavpur and the new campus is located at Salt Lake approximately 12.6 kilometers and 8.8 kilometers from the city center respectively.
The jadavpur campus mainly comprise of three main departments i.e. engineering, science and arts. The university proves to be adjacent to research institutes such as Indian association for cultivation of science, Indian institute of Chemical biology, and central glass and ceramic research institute.
The Salt Lake City campus is a relatively new campus constructed and was basically set up as the main campus was insufficient to meet the demands of setting up new departments. It basically has a 28 acre campus and is surrounded by many renowned educational institutes such as The West Bengal National university of Juridical sciences, national institute of fashion technology and Government College of engineering along with the Headquarters of West Bengal power development corporation limited. In total there are mainly five engineering departments which operate out of the campus such as Information Technology, Instrumentation and Electronics engineering, printing engineering, construction engineering and power engineering. The campus also consists of houses of school of mobile computing and communication, a library, administrative block, and a hostel complex for out station students.
In addition, Jadavpur University is an autonomous state university. As far as the admissions of Jadavpur state university are concerned, these are not at all a cake walk. For admissions to the Engineering faculty at undergraduate level, students are admitted through WBJEE and this entrance examination is opened to students from all over the country. Unlike in majority of the states, there is no domicile quota in the university. Students seeking admissions in post graduate course in the field of engineering are required to appear for GATE and those who manage to qualify are provided admissions in the same. Admission to the arts and science courses is done by individual examinations for each department at both under graduate and post graduate levels. It goes without saying that preference and weightage is given to the marks obtained at the higher secondary level for under graduate as well as post graduate level.
If the candidates wish to step into interdisciplinary learning and research in diverse fields then also there are number of schools and center for studies. All these areas require an entrance examination to get through and once done successfully, students can step into the same.
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