The University College of Law wasestablished in January 1909 and in February 1983 it was granted the status asthe Department of Law of the Universityof Calcutta (now University of Kolkata).It has been ranked 21st amongst the Top-25 law schools in the country accordingto latest survey conducted by India Today. The Department of Law of the University of Calcutta is situated at the Hazra campusof the university.
Being the law department of the university,it has five other law colleges under its aegis other than its own campus forimparting legal education. The colleges affiliated to the Department of Law, University of Kolkata are:
Jadavpur University is located at Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. It is one of the leading universities in India and offers a vast repertoire of courses. The University has two campuses - the main campus at Jadavpur and the new campus at Salt Lake. Leading research institutes like the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science and the Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute have been co-ordinating with Jadavpur University in various fields.
The Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University is a private university that is administered by the Ramakrishna Mission Order of monks. Currently , it has four campuses in Belur, Coimbatore, Ranchi and Narendrapur.
It was established under section 3 of the University Grants Commission (India) Act. The university was given the status of a deemed university in July 2005. It provides courses on subjects as varied as rural and tribal development, disability management and special education, fundamental science education and Indian cultural and spiritual heritage.
The varsity’s School of Mathematical Science started its academic activities in July 2008. The classes are conducted at the main campus of the university at Belur and at Vivekananda Research Centre, the ancestral house of Swami Vivekananda in Kolkata.
The University of Calcutta (also known as Calcutta University) is a public university located in the city of Kolkata (previously Calcutta), India, founded on 24 January 1857. It was the first modern university in the Indian subcontinent.
It is the only university in India which produced four Nobel laureates and has ranked consistently amongst the first five hundred universities in the world. The Times Education Supplement ranked the University of Calcutta as the 39th best university in the world, in the Arts & Humanities category in 2005 - it was the only university from India to find a place within top fifty in World Rankings, for that year.
WB National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) was established in year 1999 in Salt Lake City of Kolkata. It is one of the leading law schools of India offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Since inception, it has been ranked amongst the top law schools of India. National University of Juridical Sciences has been ranked 6th amongst the Top-25 law schools in the country by India Today. The 5year law degree course offered by NUJS was proposed and implemented by the Bar Council of India (BCI).
In its short existence of about 10 years it has successfully produced brilliant lawyers. Admission is done through the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), a nationwide common entrance examination. The students of NUJS have won numerous encomiums at national and international Moot Court competitions. The library of the National University of Juridical Sciences has a collection of over 14,000 titles and more than 5,000 volumes of bound periodicals. The campus of the institute is strategically located in Kolkata and is easily accessible.
West Bengal University of Health Sciences (WBUHS), located at Salt Lake in Kolkata, is a prominent name in the field of medical education. It was established by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences Act, 2002, passed by the West Bengal Legislature. Establishment of the University has helped in upgrading the level of medical education in the state by bringing together all the health and medical education related courses which were so far taught separately by different universities.
The West Bengal University of Technology commonly referred to as WBUT or UTech, is a public state university located in suburban satellite township of Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal. The university primarily provides programs in multidisciplinary fields like science, technology and management.
Funded at the initial stages of its formation by the Government of West Bengal, the UTech is set to become a "Center of Excellence" in multidisciplinary science and technology areas of topical importance, in studies and research, in addition to providing adequate facilities for the pursuit of degree and advanced-level course in management, paramedical and other professional areas through its affiliated institutions. The University has been accorded the affiliating University status with its jurisdiction encompassing the entire state of West Bengal.