Department of Architecture, Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University Campus Area, Jadavpur, Kolkata, W.B, India - 700032


Jadavpur University is an extremely prestigious university which is located in Jadavpur, Kolkata, West Bengal. Tracing the history of Jadavpur University is no less than tracing India's freedom movement which is from 1905 to 1906. The college was established back in 1906 as Bengal Technical institute and later was converted into Jadavpur university in the year of 1955. Its architectural journey started in the year 1965 with fifteen students alongside prof. Amiya Banerjee. She was the head of the department as well. It had great masters as Sri Aurobindo was the first principal and some of the teachers included Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Gurudas Banerjee, Radha Kumud Mukherjee, and others. As per sources, the college was even ranked in the fifth position in India by the National Institute ranking framework 2020. Its former names include the National Council of Education and University status as well. This public research university is accredited by NAAC and has academic affiliations with UGC, AIU, AICTE, ACU, and PCI. With more than 630 academic staff and 13,750 students, this college delivers top-quality educational services. 

Courses Offered 

The Jadavpur University, being one of the renowned colleges in India offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in architecture. Currently, the architectural department is equipped with expertise in multiple fields. These fields include Architectural Design Theory, Urban Design, Planning, Architectural Acoustics, Architectural Conservation, and Landscape Architecture.

Courses offeredB. Arch, M. Arch
Streams availableAr chitecture
Accepted Entrance examsWBJEE, NATA, GATE, WB JECA, UGC NET, CSIR NET, Merit-based, Entrance based
ProgramsEligibility criteria


Undergraduate courses

●      Candidates should have completed 10 + 2.  with Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry/ BioTechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.

●      Students awaiting their qualifying exam results can also apply for admission.

●      The students must have studied the required courses and categories in their 10+2 syllabus to get qualified for this course.

●      Also, know that the undergraduate courses are for a period of 5 years.



Postgraduate courses

●      Students have to pass the bachelor's degree of three years with honors.

●      Students willing to take admission to a 2-year Full-time M.Arch program must have passed Graduation in the relevant stream from the recognized University.

●      The students need to get the minimum marks required to obtain the eligibility, compulsory subjects, and compulsory Hons. The subject will vary depending on the courses and categories.

●      Students awaiting their final year results can also apply for any postgraduate programme.

●      Know that the postgraduate courses are for a period of 2 years.

Course Highlights 

● Courses that are offered at Jadavpur University are all well researched, updated, and advanced. 

● The college has a rich history of having highly educated teachers and faculty members. Thus, the consistency can be seen today as well. 

● Jadavpur University believes in guiding the students throughout so that they can transform into knowledgeable professionals and can make proper decisions in the future. 

● The students are indulged in various activities both in and out of the college making sure they fully absorb the high-quality education. 

They are encouraged to participate in quiz/ design workshops,/ architectural competitions/ cultural fests, and so on. 

● Many research activities are also conducted in the architectural field including architectural conservation, building, and maintenance, architectural acoustic, urban hydrology, etc. 

● This University conducts extensive training and advanced classes to broaden the knowledge of the students so that they can mold themselves into intellectual individuals. 

Admission Process 

Willing to be a part of this famous college by taking admission? Well, then here is the admission process which you need to follow.  

● Visit the official website - First, you have to visit the official website of Jadavpur University. 

● Click on the link - In the next step you have to click on the registration link. 

● Enter details- Now enter the details which have been asked including personal and educational. 

Make sure not to enter any false details as it can lead to cancellation of the admission.  

● Click submit- Click on the submit button and get the registration ID.

● Pay application fees - Once you get the registration ID, you would be asked to pay the application fees to complete the process. Also, make sure to download the application receipt too. 

● Verification- You may be called at the Jadavpur university with all the original documents for the verification process.

Students willing to take admission in B.Arch in the Jadavpur university must know that the college accepts valid scores of the WBJEE. The admission committee would create a list of the selected candidates following their aggregate high school results and the results of the entrance examination. 

Result and Cut off

To take admission to this prestigious college, the students need to reach the qualifying score through the provisional admission process. 

Candidates who will score Marks equal to the Jadavpur university cut-off will be eligible for admission. Moreover, the results of this university can be seen on the official website itself.


The placement opportunities are great at Jadavpur University. As per sources, more than 80 national and international MNCs from different segments have made job offers to the students. This college extends its professional consultancy services in both the private and public sectors. The highest CTC offered here is Rs.58 lakh per annum. While the average CTC is calculated to be around Rs 20 lakh per annum. 

Hundreds of undergraduate and postgraduate students apply for placement opportunities at this university. Not to mention, the placement cell of this college works too hard and the support from the faculty members remains constant.

Campus Facilities 

Jadavpur University has a campus full of life according to the students. It is located at the heart of the city of joy but still manages to isolate the students from the city's typical environment. There are multiple departments for the students with huge classrooms and lecture rooms. 

Besides that, there are laboratories, canteen, workshop rooms, and a sports area as well. The premises of the college is surrounded by lush greenery which makes the students feel fresh. Other than that, the college has 4 hostels for girls and 9 hostels for boys. And above all, you will not feel like a stranger being around the joyous people of Kolkata. 

Alumni Network

This university is ranked as 1009th in the world in terms of education standards and results, 211th in Asia, and 23rd in India while the alumni network is considered one of the best in the world. It has famous graduates and former students including : 

● Anuraj Chakraborty - PAN architecture Gangtok.

● Mrs. Chandra Banerjee - retired consultant as senior architect. 


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