University of Gour Banga


The academic session 2015-2016 is significant for the University of Gour Banga. This year (2016) the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bangalore has accredited (1st Cycle) the University with CGPA of 2.30 out of 4 and the University thus emerged as the first University in West Bengal established by the state Govt. in the present century to face the NAAC. The University also gained the 12B recognition from the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi this year.

The establishment of University of Gour Banga marks one of the most important events in the educational and social history of the Gour Banga region. It is an important catalyst in the process of social change among educationally backward people, especially, economically diffident Muslim and tribal communities of the region. The University has aroused hope for better future in the young people of the region and is going from strength to strength with concerted effort, strong commitment and promises to offer suitable facilities to the students and the faculty in a vibrant and intellectually stimulating ambience.

The University is situated at the outskirt of the English Bazar Municipality (Malda) on an area of land measuring 30.51 acres. All the colleges of the districts of North Dinajpur, South Dinajpur and Malda except Islampur College and Raiganj University College are under the perview of University of Gour Banga, Malda. Currently, there are 50 affiliated Colleges out of which 25 General Degree Colleges, providing B.A. /B.Sc. /B.Com. / B.C.A. courses, 25 Colleges for B.Ed. course and one college offering five years integrated L.L.B. course. The total student strength of the affiliated General Degree Colleges at present stands 1,25,000 approximately. In this academic session two new Government General Degree Colleges, namely, S.B.S. Government College, Hilly and Government General Degree, Kusumundi in the district of Dakshin Dinajpur has been established . The only one Law College is running with 250 nos. of students in five semesters.

Presently there are two Affiliated General Degree Colleges offering PG Courses on self- financing basis. Malda College, Malda is offering PG courses on English, History and Bengali and Balurghat College, Dakshin Dinajpur is offering PG courses on Bengali, History and Sanskrit.

The 'First Statutes' of the University has already been given assent by his Excellency the Chancellor to which sequel the much coveted 'Appointed Day' has been notified by the order of his Excellency the Governor of West Bengal, vide, Notification No. 472-Edn(U)/1U(GB-02/15, Dated 14th May, 2015.

The University is keen to hold its first Convocation Programme. The drafts ordinances and rules and regulations of the University are to be prepared immediately after the implantation of Statutes of the University of Gour Banga.

PG Departments like Botany, Chemistry and Zoology have recently received three research projects funded by DST (Department of Science andTechnology), Government of India.

The University is looking forward to introduce Post Graduate Studies through Distance Education. In view of the importance of needs and aspirations of the youth of the local region, it is also proposed to introduce the job-oriented courses which have already been sanctioned, but not yet implemented.

The University has constituted a unique debating and quizzing society, namely 'Polyphony' comprising of students, faculty members and other staff members of the University. Quiz and debate competitions are organized by the University among the students in a very amiable and open environment.

Being a growing University with limited resources, the University of Gour Banga has achieved notable success with regard to holding of University Sports Meet on regular intervals.

In these coming years, the University will be looking for ways in which it can provide the services and benefits which it offers to students and research scholars who will in future prove to be skilled and qualified personnel fit to service in a very difficult global environment of competition in a globalized economy. This University looks forward to the future with confidence.

Members of the University Council pdf