Burdwam University (BU), Bardhaman Overview Overview

  Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal   AICTE, UGC, AIU, NAAC   ESTD 1960
  Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal   AICTE, UGC, AIU, NAAC   ESTD 1960

About College

Founded by the West Bengal Government, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) approved Burdwan University is a state public university situated in Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal, India.

With four academic campuses and 189 affiliated colleges, the University of Burdwan is a member of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) and has been awarded a Four-Star status by NAAC.

Burdwan University ranking in India is 89 among all the universities under the NIRF rankings of 2019. It is ranked third among all West Bengal universities. Burdwan University affiliated colleges offer a total of 132 courses in branches of Accounting & Commerce, Arts (Fine / Visual / Performing), Business & Management Studies, Engineering, Hospitality & Travel, Humanities & Social Sciences, IT & Software, Law, Mass Communication & Media Science and Teaching & Education.

The faculty at Burdwan University is considered to be well experienced and highly qualified with most of them holding a PhD in their respective field of study. The teachers are friendly, motivating and easy to approach.

Establishment Year 1960
Accredited by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council) with ‘A’ Grade
Total Academic Departments 33
Total number of students enrolled 14728
The geographical area of the campus  316 acres 

Courses offered and Fee Structure.

Undergraduate courses

Burdwan University courses are provided with a degree in various disciplines. The Undergraduate courses include B.A, B.A. LL.B, B.Com, B.Com (Hons), B.E. / B.Tech, B.Ed, B.Sc, BBA, BCA and LL.B. The Bachelor of Arts full-time course provides degrees in English, Economics, Bengali, Philosophy, Sanskrit, History, Music, Education, Political Science, Geography and Mathematics.

The 3-year long Bachelor of Science full-time course consists of specializations like Nutrition, Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Microbiology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Botany, Geography and Economics. The Bachelor of Commerce programme provides degrees in Accountancy and Advertising, Sales Promotion & Practice.

The fee structure of most of these courses depends on the college conducting it. The total fee for the B.A programme is INR 9,600 whereas the total fee of the B.Com Honors and Bachelor of Science programme is INR 6,510 and INR 15,000 respectively.

Burdwan University UG admission 2019 information is provided on its official website.  The UG courses are offered in roughly three years. To know about Burdwan University DDE courses, visit Burdwan University official website. 

Postgraduate courses

Burdwan University PG admission is offered with the courses like LL.M, M.A, M.Com, M.E./M.Tech, M.Ed, M.Lib.I.Sc, M.Phil, M.Sc, MBA / PGDM and Ph.D. The Master of Science degree is provided in the specializations of Mathematics, Chemistry, Botany, Geology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Microbiology, Physics, Statistics, Biotechnology, Physiology, Geography, Zoology, Geo-spatial Science and Technology etc.

The Master of Arts programme provides degrees in Economics, Mass Communication, History, Sanskrit, English, Political Science, Arabic, Philosophy, Education, Sociology, Hindi, Bengali, Santali, Women's Studies, Vocal and Instrumental Music (Hindustani & Carnatic), Rabindra Sangeet, Urdu and French.

The fee structure of most of these courses depends on the affiliated college conducting it. The total fee for the MBA programme is INR 47,500 while the M.Tech programme requires a fee of INR 30,570. All important information related to Burdwan University PG admission 2019 is given on the website.

The PG courses are offered in two years. Burdwan University distance education courses are also offered at the postgraduate level of study. 

PhD courses

The University offers a Doctor of Philosophy degree in specializations like Physics, Economics, Mathematics, English, Computer Science, Commerce, Philosophy, Zoology, Environmental Science, Botany, Bengali, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Human Resource, Chemistry, Geography, Mass Communication, Microbiology, Political Science, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics, Hindi, History, Library & Information Science, Tourism Management and Education for a fee of INR 25,500 over five years.

Admission Process

All the applicants are admitted to the university courses based on the marks scored in the qualifying exam. Candidates need to score above a specified mark in these exams to get admitted to a particular class or discipline. The qualifying exams include MAT(Management Aptitude Test), GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test Engineering), WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam) etc.

Shortlisted candidates need to sit for a personal interview and group discussion round. The final selection of candidates is made based on the qualifying exam score plus the performance in the personal interview or group discussion round. Burdwan University online admission can be done through its official admission portal. 

  • For Burdwan University admission 2019 in the postgraduate courses, candidates need to have a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from a recognised university.
  • For Burdwan University admission 2019 in the undergraduate courses (except B.Tech), the performance of the candidates in their senior secondary examination is considered for final selection.
  • For Burdwan University admission 2019 in the full-time Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) courses, the marks obtained by the candidate in state level examinations are taken into account.
  • For Burdwan University admission 2019 in the full-time Master of Technology (M.Tech) courses, the marks obtained in GATE is taken into account.
  • For Burdwan University admission 2019 in the full-time Master of Business Administration courses, the candidate needs to be a graduate and the marks obtained in MAT examinations are considered for final selection.
  • For Burdwan University admission 2019 in the PhD and M.Phil courses, the performance of the candidate in the entrance test and personal interview is held into account.

Burdwan University admission form 2019 is available on the official website of the university. To get more information, students must check the Burdwan University notice provided on its website.  


The companies employing B.Tech students at Burdwan University include CMC, FGC, Haldia petrochemicals, IBM, iFlex, Indian Army, Indian Navy, Infosys, Infotech, L T, Mahindra, Satyam, Matix Group, Pinnacle, TCS, Tech Mahindra, WIPRO INFOTECH, Zycus etc.

Companies recruiting B.Com (Hons) and BBA students include ACC Cement, Airtel, Amul, Dabur, ICICI Prudential, LIC, Mahindra Finance, Pantaloon, Reliance Industries Limited, TCS, Wipro etc. Other information regarding the highest package or average package, the number of students placed in companies - is provided on the official website.

Results and Cut-off

Burdwan University announce the cut-off list of its various courses and disciplines once the results of the corresponding entrance tests are out. The university prepares a cut-off list based on several factors like the number of candidates appearing for the qualifying exam, the highest marks obtained in the examination, the level of difficulty of the test and the number of vacant seats available in a particular department of the university.

The university declares following cut off lists until all the places in the affiliated colleges are filled up by candidates. The candidates need to obtain a score, which is equal to or more than the cut-off mark specified by the university to get admitted to their desired courses.

For example, B.Tech candidates are required to surpass the WBJEE cut-off score, MBA candidates are needed to cross the MAT cut-offs and M.Tech candidates need to reach the GATE cut-offs.

Alumni Network

Apart from making efforts to retain and strengthen the relations among the former students of the institute, the Alumni Association of Burdwan University has also indulged itself in several activities over the years like beautification drive of the Golapbag Campus, donation for the construction of the Golden Jubilee Building of the university, contribution of INR 10,000 to the Chief Minister’s Aila Relief Fund, provision of one time aid to poor and meritorious students of the university etc.

University of Burdwan notable alumni includes Narahari Mahato, Partha Srathi Mukherjee, Manoj Majhee, Ashis Banerjee and many others. 


Burdwan University Scholarship and Assistantship programmes are generally provided for Sportspersons, Economically Poor Candidates, Single Girl Child, handicapped students, meritoriously deserving candidates and candidates belonging to reserved categories. These include:

  • Post Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University Rank Holders at Undergraduate Level
  • Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means scholarship scheme (Both Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level)
  • Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • Minority Scholarship
  • S.C. & S.T. Scholarship
  • Labour Welfare Scholarship
  • Physically Handicapped Scholarship
  • Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship
  • National Board of Higher Mathematics Scholarship
  • National Handicapped Finance Dev. Corpn.
  • MHRD-CSS Scholarship
  • Sitaram Jindal Scholarship
  • O.N.G.C. Scholarship

Campus Facilities 

Burdwan University address is located in Burdwan Rajbati, Raiganj in Bardhaman. The Central Library of Burdwan University hoards a rich collection of 1,58,962 books, 24,812 journals, 2,365 Thesis, 8,170 Research and Project books, 918 reprints and 1,983 reports.

The campus has a total of 19 departmental libraries. Burdwan University campus provides lodging provisions to both boys and girls.

The boys hostels have a total of 951 beds while the girls hostels have a total of 797. Burdwan University hostel facilities vary according to colleges. The university campus also has Basketball Courts, a Football Ground and a Volleyball Court.