Jadavpur University, Kolkata Overview Overview

  Kolkata   UGC, AICTE, NCTE, COA, NAAC   ESTD 1955
  Kolkata   UGC, AICTE, NCTE, COA, NAAC   ESTD 1955

About College

Jadavpur University has been ranked at the 17th position by NIRF 2021 under its overall category. The B.Tech course of the varsity has been ranked at the 17th position by NIRF 2021. It is also ranked at the 651st position under the overall category by QS 2021.

Jadavpur University offers several courses under UG, PG & Doctoral curriculum. The courses are offered in the areas of Arts, Science, Education along with professional domains such as Architecture, Engineering, Pharmacy etc. Presently there are 2 campuses, one at Jadavpur and the other at Salt Lake and it spreads across an area of 58 acres and 26 acres respectively. 

Students willing to apply for any of the courses offered at Jadavpur University should visit the official website of the institute. The application process of the university is online. The selection process depends on both entrance & merit. Jadavpur University Admission is granted on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance exam conducted by the university. Some national-level entrance tests are accepted by the university such as WBJEE, GATE, NET, SET etc.

Being a technological institute the placement records of the university are quite prominent. The Placement Cell of the university works actively to arrange several seminars, pep talks, conferences so that students can boost up their confidence level for recruitment drives organised by the university. The highest CTC was offered at INR 65 LPA.

As per the reviews, this state university offers a number of facilities for the student’s conveniences, such as a well-equipped library, guest house, laboratories, accommodation amenities, financial aids and a lot more.

Jadavpur University Quick Facts

  • Jadavpur University's collaborations have led to a greater diversity of campus activities The collaboration includes international exchange programs and has allowed students to spend a semester or two in institutions abroad, thus broadening their intellectual horizons; students of engineering have been benefited through their participation in industry and industrial processes.
  • 30 professors from Jadavpur University are featured in the top 2% of scientists by the prestigious Stanford University.
  • Jadavpur University has launched a Community Radio Station, RadioJU at 90.8 Mhz. It's the first of its kind in Eastern India and it has started as part of the ongoing Jadavpur University Project TEQIP in collaboration with the School of Media Communication and Culture. The university always tries to promote community interactions and the dissemination of all kinds of knowledge.

Jadavpur University Rankings

  • Jadavpur University is ranked 8th in the top universities list by NIRF 2021. 
  • Ranked 17th for Overall by NIRF 2021
  • Ranked 17th for B.Tech by NIRF 2021
  • The university found its position at the range of 651-700 by QS World Rankings 2021.
  • Ranked 12th for overall by NIRF 2020.

Jadavpur University Admission Process 2022

Being one of the renowned universities, the selection criteria of Jadavpur University is extremely competitive. Jadavpur University regulates the application process in online mode. Students seeking admission to Jadavpur University must visit the official admission portal of the university for applying online. There are few steps that should be followed for the application process: 

  • Interested candidates should visit the official website
  • After opening the homepage, click on the link “Apply”
  • An application form will appear on the screen wherein students must fill in all the mandatory academic & personal details
  • Attach all the required documents
  • After attaching all the requisite documents click on the submit tab
  • The application fees should be paid online through the SBI Collect system using Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net banking after 48 hours of form fill up.
  • After the payment candidates need to submit the printout of the online application along with a xerox of the online payment receipt downloaded from SBI and other testimonials at Jadavpur University Main campus, Kolkata 700032. 

Jadavpur University Placements

Jadavpur University has always maintained dignity in the terms of placements. The recruitment scenario is immensely lucrative. Top-notch companies participate in the placement drives organized at the university campus and offer several job opportunities to the aspirants. 

The university makes the students ready for the industry & for the corporate world. A rapid growth has been noticed in the placement opportunities over the years. The Training and Placement Cell (T&P) organizes activities like guest lectures, debates, interaction with alumni and training programs with its partnered companies/organizations. The highest salary package was offered at INR 65 LPA in the Electrical Engineering Department. 

The table below shows a few of the top recruiters of Jadavpur University:

PWC Google
Goldman Sachs Visa
DE Shaw & Co. Jio
Adobe ABInBev
Deutsche Bank Wells Fargo
Amazon Salesforce
Microsoft Shopee

Department wise placement records of the previous year: 

Department Highest CTC Average CTC Top-recruiters
Computer Science & Engineering  INR 58 LPA INR 21 LPA Google India, Atlassian, Shoppe, Microsoft
Information & Technology INR 51 LPA INR 16.57 LPA Goldman Sachs, Adobe, Wells Fargo, DE Shaw 
Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering  INR 34 LPA INR 13.6 LPA Texas Instruments, Siemens, Microsoft, Condensation
Electrical Engineering  INR 65 LPA INR 11 LPA Tata Steel, Vedanta, HSBC, LNT ECC
Mechanical Engineering  INR 17.6 LPA INR 8.5 LPA BHEL, Aditya Birla Group, HSBC
Civil Engineering  INR 12 LPA  INR 6 LPA LNT Construction, ZS Associates, TCS, 
Chemical Engineering  INR 16.8 LPA INR 6.2 LPA Reliance Industries, ZS Associates, Infosys, Capgemini
Production Engineering  INR 22 LPA INR 7.5 LPA Goldman Sachs, PWC, Reliance Industries
Power Engineering  INR 14 LPA INR 6.1 LPA Optum Solution, Vedanta, TCS Digital
Construction Engineering  INR 11 LPA INR 5.6 LPA Capgemini, Infosys, LNT Construction, ZS Associates
Printing Engineering  INR 7 LPA  INR 5 LPA  Cognizant, Capgemini, Infosys, TCS Digital
Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering  INR 28.75 LPA  INR 10.4 LPA  Amazon, Goldman Sachs, HPCL, Samsung 

Jadavpur University Scholarship

Students coming from the economically backward class & academically sound can avail financial assistance from Jadavpur University. The university provides several aids so that meritorious candidates can have financial help to meet their educational expenses. Some details of the scholarships are noted down below: 

  • Concession Fees: To the needy & meritorious students the university provides tuition fees concession. 
  • Stipends: The university provides stipends on means-cum-merit basis. For the students, a number of endowments have been made by some generous persons from which nearly 80 stipends can be distributed among the needy ones, one-fourth of which may possibly go to the 1st year students.

Other Scholarship:

  • National Scholarship
  • Fellowship
  • Merit Awards & Book grants
  • Students Aid Fund
  • SC/St Physically Handicapped & B.Ed Physical Education Scholarship

Jadavpur University Facilities

  • Library: The university has a proud library system which includes Central Library, Salt Lake Campus Library, around 36 departmental libraries and a total number of 23 libraries which are attached with Schools & Centers under the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Law & Management. The central library is equipped well with a monstrous stock of resources. The library has an internet connection so that students can avail e-resources too. The central library of Jadavpur University comprises a number of 6198 books, 11762 journals, 24 resource databases, 2 talking books and 13742 question papers.
  • Hostel: The university provides accommodation facilities for both boys & girls. A total number of 13 hostels are there at the campus premises, 4 for girls & 9 for boys hostels with provision for accommodating over 1600 students. There is an exclusive hostel for research scholars. All the amenities of the hostel come at a feasible price which is INR 3,000.
  • Guest House: Jadavpur University has a guest house with 90 double bedrooms, 3 deluxe rooms, 2 single rooms, with all the required maintenance.
  • Health Center: The University Health Centre is located on the campus. It is attended by a full-time Medical Superintendent and part-time qualified Specialists in General Medicine, Eye, E.N.T., Skin, Dental and Pathology and a part-time Lady Doctor. All the specialists visit the health center for two hours for three days a week and the Lady Doctor attends the center on all working days for three hours a day. Consultation and Medicines are all free of cost.

Jadavpur University FAQs

Q: What are the pros & cons of joining Jadavpur University?

Ans: Jadavpur University is one of the prestigious universities known for its academic achievements. This pedagogical research center keeps managing to remain the ranking among the top universities in the country. All the teaching members have done higher studies like Ph.D., M.Phil and among them a number of professors are scientists. Students can avail themselves of their studies at affordable prices. When it comes to research programs Jadavpur University opens a plethora of research opportunities. It seems that the university holds a lot of pros for joining any course at negligible fees.

Q: Which is better for Engineering courses Shibpur or Jadavpur University?

Ans: Both Jadavpur & Shibpur are the best institutes when it comes to Engineering courses. But Jadavpur University has better placement records, academic results, facilities, and faculties. The research facilities of Jadavpur University are also noteworthy as compared to Shibpur.

Q: Does Jadavpur University offer any Distance Education Program?

Ans: Yes, Jadavpur University offers Distance Education in several fields such as M.A in Environment & Development, PG Diploma in Multimedia & Web Technology & PG Diploma in Risk Management & Financial Engineering.

Q: Does Jadavpur University have any international Collaboration?

Ans: Yes, Jadavpur University has international collaborations with multiple organisations at research programs. Some of the institutes with which Jadavpur University collaborates are listed as follows:
  • University of Yale, U.S.A.
  • University of Bonn, Germany
  • University of Arizona, USA
  • Hiroshima University and Hokkaido University, Japan
  • University of Aarhus, Denmark
  • University of Manchester, U.K.

Q: How can a foreign student take admission to Jadavpur University?

Ans: International students seeking admission to Jadavpur University must visit the official website of the university. The admission can be done in three ways which are Self-Financed, Through ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relation) and Through an Exchange Program.

Q: What is the function of an Entrepreneurship Cell at Jadavpur University?

Ans: The entrepreneurship cell has been working to invoke the spirit of entrepreneurship among the new generation. This platform of Jadavpur University provides ample opportunities for the students who come with innovative ideas. This cell guides the aspirants on how to interact with the corporate world to be successful entrepreneurs. 

Q: How many affiliated institutions are there under Jadavpur University?

Ans: Jadavpur University has two affiliated colleges under its affiliation which are J.D Birla Institute & Institute of Business Management and also one affiliated course which is B.Pharm and the institute name is Bengal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.