Education in Kalyani


Education of Kalyani

Kalyani is best known for it excellent educational infrastructures. The township has a solid educational platform right from school level to University level. In fact, life in Kalyani is inextricably linked with it’s two renowned centres of learning - Kalyani University and Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya. Kalyani occupies a hallowed position as far as the educational scenario in West Bengal is concerned.


If one considers the prospect of Higher Education (Post Graduate and above) facilities, Kalyani occupies the numero-uno tag since the township has in it’s cradle three Universities - Kalyani University, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya and West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences apart from a state - of - the - art Engineering College. This is a tall order indeed and not without reasons is Kalyani called a "student’s township".


Kalyani is perhaps the only place in the Indian sub - continent to have three Universities all at one place.


What makes Kalyani a student’s paradise is the excellent infrastructure, availability of qualified teachers, verdant and unpolluted surroundings and above all a cosmopolitan student environment. The combination of high quality programs, beautiful campuses and it’s strategic location from Calcutta means that Kalyani attracts students right across India.


School Education


Kalyani has a good number of schools both English medium and Bengali medium.


As far as English medium schools are concerned, the major ones like Springdales, Julian Day and Central Model have all carved a niche for themselves as providers of quality school education in English medium. Most of the schools have sprawling campuses which are strategically located and thus attract the student community of Kalyani and it’s neighbouring areas.


High quality education being the hallmark of schools in Kalyani, one sterling example of successful school education in Kalyani is the Springdales school’s internationally recognised "Play - way" method of education that is practised. This school has the rare distinction of being the first English medium school in the District of Nadia to be affiliated to the West Bengal Education Board and students make a beeline to get themselves enrolled in this school where innovation is the watchword. The brain behind this innovative school is Mrs. Ilina Sen, an expert in play - way method of education from U.K., U.S.A. with more than 20 years of experience in the field of Primary education in the country and abroad.


Pannalal School and Experimental School are the two major Bengali medium schools that have an impeccable track record in the number of students that have successfully passed out from the respective schools.


College Education:


The need for a good College in Kalyani was a longfelt need for the citizens of Kalyani. Today, however, the dream of a College in Kalyani has been fulfilled in the form of Kalyani Mahavidyalaya.


At present the College is functioning from the premises of B.T. College located in the periphery of the Central Park which has been leased out to the College authorities as a goodwill gesture by Kalyani University. The makeshift premises is already abuzz with activity and efforts are already underway to build a state-of-the-art college campus in Kalyani township.


This is just the start. A lot of funds will however be required to set up the College and make it functional for which help in cash and kind is solicited from non-resident Bengalis living overseas and other like minded individuals, philanthropic and charitable institutions in India and abroad towards the College fund.


A campaign to raise funds for the College has already begun through Music Concerts, Dance and Drama shows etc. This year the world renowned Sarod mastreo, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan had come and performed in Kalyani in aid of the college which was a roaring success.


Donations in cash and kind for the College may be made to:


The Chairman

Kalyani Municipality

City Centre Complex


West Bengal



The University Scene


University Of Kalyani


One of the most sought after place for higher studies in the state of West Bengal is Kalyani University. It occupies a pride of place in the educational map of West Bengal. It has a sprawling campus and numerous courses are on offer.


A comprehensive list of courses currently taught along with the number seats available and the corresponding fees are mentioned below:


University Of Kalyani


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Certificate in

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Chinese language




Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya


The Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya was instituted on 1st September, 1974 by Ordinance X of 1974 of Government of West Bengal and amended by Ordinance No.III of 1996, with its Main Campus at Mohanpur, Haringhata Police Station under Dist Nadia with the main object of providing facilities for the study of agriculture, animal and allied sciences and to conduct researches in those sciences and to undertake the extension of the educational programme in the field of Agriculture to the rural people of the state. The University is also to provide the appropriate technical support and consultative advice to the State Government in its activities in agricultural development.


Agriculture includes basic and applied sciences relating to terrestrial and aquatic crop and animal production, forestry including farm forestry, home economics, agricultural engineering and technology, marketing, processing, land use and management, soil and water management and horticulture. The issues of research extension and teaching in all aspects in regard to six agroclimatic zones of West Bengal namely Hill Terai, Old Alluvium, Red and Laterite, New Alluvium and Coastal zones are the responsibilities of this Agriculture University.


Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya was created with Mohanpur, Nadia as its main campus, Pundibari, Cooch Behar as its second campus and Regional Stations and substations at Kalimpong, Pedong, Mazhian(Dinajpur), Ratua & Menikchak(Malda), Jhargram(Mednipur), Sekhampur(Birbhum), Raghunathpur(Purulia), Kalyani, Gayeshpur and Chakdha(Nadia), Kakdwip and Canning (South 24 Parganas). Since 1996 besides Faculty of Agriculture, Faculties of Agricultural Engineering and Horticulture started functioning.


Academic Activities:


Academic programmes in this University both at UG, PG and Doctoral levels are offered in Course and Credit System in terms and semesters, normally from August to January and February to July.

The units of academic activities in the University are ten Departments of:

·         Agronomy

·         Agriculture Chemistry and Soil Science.

·         Agriculture Entomology

·         Plant Pathology

·         Agricultural Economics

·         Agricultural Extension

·         Genetics

·         Plant Breeding

·         Seed Science & Technology

·         Agricultural Meteorology and Physics

·         Biotechnology, Instrumentation and Environmental Science under Faculty of Agriculture.


Five Departments of:

·         Fruits and Orchards

·         Vegetable Crops

·         Floriculture and Landscaping

·         Spices and Plantation crops

·         Post-Harvest Technologies under Faculty of Horticulture and


Five Departments of:

·         Food Processing Technology

·         Farm Machineries and Power

·         Soil and Water Engineering

·         Post Harvest Engineering

·         Soil and Water Conservation under Faculty of Agricultural Engineering


Two more Departments of Fisheries & Aquaculture and Agriculture Chemicals under Faculty of Agriculture are in the process of creation. One more in Home Science is also under consideration.


West Bengal University of Animal And Fishery Sciences:


Dairying in India, unlike many other fields has reached a new height. At the beginning of the new millennium, India has touched the summit. 78 million tons a day - the magic figure edge passes U.S.A.


To take West Bengal’s dairy technology to new heights, a state-of-the-art University of Animal And Fishery Science was established in Kalyani in the year 1995. It primarily focuses on education and research. With modernisation and rapid advancement of technology, the course content has been updated emphasising automation of various technological processes. One can pursue ones education upto Doctoral level.


As far as student admission policy for Graduate Program is concerned, the student intake has been increased to 30 in view of the growing demand for skilled Dairy technologists.


For more information on Graduate, Post Graduate and Doctoral studies please feel free to contact:


West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences


Dist: Nadia

West Bengal-741235



Rural Training Centre:


The Rural Training Centre was established in the year 1967. This Institute is situated at the eastern part of our city, beside the Shealdah - Ranaghat Railway track at E-block. It has been providing significant training facilities for various posts in hospitals and health care centres. The programs are as follows:


·         One year training for men for the post of Health Assistant.

·         One and half year training for women for the post of Health Assistant.

·         Six months training for the post of Superviser.


In addition, the Institute has an Ayurvedic hospital and research center.


Kalyani Industrial Training Institute(ITI)

It is a great privilege for the youths in Kalyani to have an Institute enabling them to excel in their mechanical skills. ITI was established in the year 1958 at B-Block just beside the Ghoshpara Railway Station. Here students can go through extensive training courses on various subjects. Some of these are

·         Civil Draftsman

·         Mechanical Draftsman

·         Radio - Television Mechanist

·         Motor - Mechanist

·         Electrician.

·         Building Construction.

·         Air Conditioning, Refrigerator

·         Pattern Makers etc…….


Netaji Subhas Co-Operative Training College:

This is one of the eighteen co-operative training colleges in our country. It is under the National Co-Operative Training Council, New Delhi. This College is situated at one of the busiest point of the township - the Central Park.

The Institute not only provides facilities to the Co-Operative employees and managers according to their practical needs but also encourage the performers to go ahead with their higher education and research works in this field.

The training curriculum includes about 35-40 subjects in which diploma and higher diploma courses are available.


Regional Telecom Training Centre:

It is one of the bigger Institutes of the Government Of India. Established near the Shimanta Station on a 27 acre land, it is the fiftieth such Institute in India. Complete training on the contemporary developments in the world of Computers including Postal and Telegraph related activities at various levels are given here. Trainees from all across India take admission in this Institute. The Institute provides residential and meal facilities at an affordable rate. Besides, it Has staff quarters in the campus for teaching as well as non-teaching staffs. It has the unique facility for providing film shows for purely academic purpose. The first academic year started on 3rd August, 1981.

Now, keeping with the pace of the cyber world many private organisations like NIIT, APTECH, LCC, WEBEL etc are zooming to Kalyani. Young boys and girls in Kalyani are getting themselves familiarised to the new E - dimensions in their lives.


Training Centre For The Preparation Of Green Fodder:

In the year 1969, this institution, run by the government of India was established over a large area of Bhabanipore village, near Kalyani station. This centre is the largest in India and the only such training centre in the Eastern and North-Eastern region of our country. It not only supplies improved fodder - seeds at the government rate abut also provide training facilities to the farmers of ten different states in this region.


JIS College Of Engineering:

JIS College Of Engineering has been established in 2000 by JIS Foundation, Kolkata, a Public Charitable Trust dedicated to the promotion of education. The Trust is headed by Sarder Jodh Singh, an industrialist of sound standing and devotion.

The permanent campus of JIS College is located in Kalyani on a 10 acre plot on the Kalyani Expressway with lush green surroundings and pollution free atmosphere.

JIS College of Engineering believes that most desired training for human resource of a fast developing nation like India, lies in the area of cutting edge technologies. The College has been planned accordingly to provide budding ambitious young engineers with state – of – art technologies to meet the challenging scenario of the new millennium. A situation with rapidly changing socio economic pattern, that can prosper only with frontier technologies.

Experienced qualified Professors of the advisory committee of the College belonging to IIT Kharagpur, Calcutta University, BE College, Kalyani University, Jadavpur University have put their earnest efforts in the selection of faculty members in order to impart quality education. In addition to adequate full time faculty a number of senior eminent visiting professors will ensure overall standards desired to compete with the challenging demand of the age.


Courses Offered:

JIS College Of Engineering has been awarded approval by All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India and Government of West Bengal, for conducting Degree Level Engineering along with Master of Computer Application Courses, (MCA). The approved courses are:


1. Computer Science and Engineering (UG/PG)

2. Information Technology (UG/PG)

3. Electronics and Communication (UG/PG)

4. Electrical Engineering (UG/PG)

5. Bio Medical Engineering (UG/PG)

6. Electronics and Instrumentation (UG/PG)

7. Mechanical Engineering (UG/PG)

8. Civil Engineering (UG)

9. Nano Science and Technology (UG/PG)


Admission Requirements:s:

For Engg: The applicants will have to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examination conducted by the Government of West Bengal and declared in the merit list published by the Central Selection Committee.

For MCA: Applicants have to qualify in the MCA Admission Test conducted by Government of West Bengal.

For BCA: Admission will be based on the performance in the admission test conducted by JIS College of Engineering norms stipulated by competent authority. Candidates having passed Higher Secondary Examination in the General or Vocational Streams of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent Examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University with English and Mathematics, are eligible. The result of the admission test will be final and binding on the candidates. There is no provision for scrutiny, review and inspection of the admission test result published by the College, and no such application will be entertained.

Normally applicants below 17 years or above 23 years are not eligible for admission for Engineering and BCA courses. For MCA the normal age limit are from 17 to 25 years. All applicants must furnish their proof of age.

Admission of candidates under NRI quota will be done at the discretion of the College authority upto a maximum of 5 % of intake capacity, fulfilling the conditions stipulated by AICTE and State Government.

Hostel facilities are available and interested students will have to apply seperately for the same. Boys and Girls will be accommodated in separate hostels.

For more information on JIS College of Engineering, please feel free to contact:


City Office:

20 B.T. Road,

Kolkata – 700002

Telephone: (033) 5580983/ 5287285


Block A, Phase III,


Dist: Nadia- 741235

Telephone: (033) 5821547 / 2137/ 2138.





The Kalyani Government Engineering College:


The College:e: The Kalyani Government Engineering College was set up by the Government of West Bengal to create quality technical manpower keeping in mind the rapid industrial development of the state. The College is funded by the Govt.of West Bengal both in form of capital cost as well as recurring cost. The College was affiliated to Kalyani University and from the academic session of 2001 – 2002 shall remain affiliated to the newly created West Bengal University of Technology. The first batch of students was admitted in August 1995. After successful completion of courses, students are awarded B.Tech degree in respective disciplines.

The College and all its courses are approved by A.I.C.T.E., New Delhi.


Location: The College is located within the campus of the Kalyani University and can be reached from Kalyani Ghoshpara by college vehicle or by van/cycle rickshaw.


Existing Programmes:

The following academic programs are offered in the college:


Undergraduate Programs:

1.       B.Tech in Computer Science and Technology.

2.       B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

3.       B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering.

4.       B.Tech in Information Technology.


Post Graduate Program:

1.       Master of Computer Applications. (Three years course)


Daily Work Schedule:

The college runs for six days a week with the second and fourth Saturdays of the month being holidays. Classes are scheduled from 10.30 A.M. to 4.50 P.M. with a break of 30 minutes from 1 P.M. to 1.30 P.M. The office remains open from 10.05 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. with a break of 30 minutes from 1.00 P.M. to 1.30 P.M.


Academic Structure:

The duration of the academic programs in Bachelor of Technology is 4 years. Each year is divided into two semesters. The first two semesters are common to all disciplines. Mainly departmental subjects are offered in the subsequent semesters. Students are to undergo compulsory industrial training in Puja vacation and/ or in summer vacation. The project and Thesis work is offered in the 7th semester and extends up to the 8th semester.


Admission Procedure:

Only Indian citizens domiciled in West Bengal, are eligible for admission. Applications are entertained from candidates, both male and female, who have passed the H.S. (10+2) or any equivalent examination of a recognised Board or University in Science Stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Each eligible candidate is required to appear in a written test conducted by the West Bengal Board of Examination for admission to Engineering, Medical and Technological Degree Colleges and only those who qualify in this Joint Entrance Examination and are recommended by the Central Selection Committee can seek admission into the college. 22% of seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste and 6% seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates.


Evaluation Procedure:

The evaluation procedure for each theoretical paper consists of one midterm examination of two hours duration (conducted internally) and an end term examination of three hours duration (conducted by the University). The evaluation for each sessional paper consists of teacher’s evaluation (class tests, assignments, quizzes etc) and an end term examination. The distribution of marks is shown below.


For theoretical paper of 100 marks:

End term 80 marks

Mid term 20 marks


For sessional paper

(End term & Teacher’s evaluation) 100 marks


College Facilities:


The, library with a collection of about 10,000 textbooks and reference books and a number of journals (including a good number of IEEE issues), magazines, periodicals and newspapers provide a base for comprehensive learning.


Training and Placement Cell:

The cell oranizes industrial training for a period of 30 days at the end of pre-final year and normally during the summer vacation. Some of the organisations where students go for training are Calcutta Telephones, Hindustan Motors, Esab India Ltd, CESC Ltd, BPL, MN Dastur, Calcutta Port Trust, Nicco Ltd, Webel, DVC, CMC Ltd, HCL, IOC, Philips India Ltd, VSNL, American Megatrends etc.


The cell is also guiding and helping final year students in securing jobs commensurate with their knowledge and achievement by organising campus interviews and exploring various other avenues for their placement.


Guest House:

A guest house within college campus with three furnished A.C. rooms serves the purpose of playing host to eminent faculty/invited guests from outside.


Internet Connectivity:

Internet connectivity through VSAT serves as the spreadsheet of various modern facilities that exists in the college. Most of the existing one hundred and seventy computers of the college are connected to the Internet through a campus LAN.



All faculty members, officers and staff can be accessed on telephone through an EPABX system. A well organised canteen is operated within the campus. A students store, a photocopying centre and a PCO booth are also run within the college campus. Memorial prizes are given annually to the best performing students of each discipline in the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony of the college.


Residential Quarters:

Thirty two residential quarters spread over four blocks have been built in the first phase. More such blocks are likely to be constructed in subsequent phases.


Hostel Facilities:

There are three boys’ hostel named Raja Rammohun Roy Hall, Vidyasagar Chhatrabas and Rishi Bankim Chandra Hall and one girls’ hostel named Pritilata Chhatrinibas in the college. Another 100 seated boys hostel is under construction and shall be made ready by January 2002.


Extra Curricular Activities:

Sports Club

The college encourages both outdoor and indoor games. These include football, Cricket, carrom, chess and badminton. Students occasionally arrange inter-departmental tournaments. The sports club run by the students takes a leading role in these activities.


Cultural Club:

To complement the mechanical devouring of technological knowledge, the cultural club steps in and adds music to life in its own innovative ways. Prodigious students belonging to various sections of the club (e.g. music, drama, wall magazine etc etc.) spearhead the activities in the form of entertainment programs. The club also organizes an annual cultural fest named EXOTICA which includes debate, antakshari, musical extravaganza etc. performed by the students of the college as well as renowned artistes from outside