The Government of West Bengal set up an expert committee on December 31, 1998, under the Chairmanship of Ashesh Prasad Mitra, Eminent Scientist to explore the necessity and scope for establishment of an Engineering / Technology University in the stste of West Bengal. The University came into operation formally with the assumption of the office of the first Vice Chancellor on January 15, 2001 as a sequel to the promulgation of THE WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY ACT, 2001, under West Bengal Act XV of 2000 passed by the West Bengal Legislature. The University started its academic programme, from July 16, 2001 following a Notification from the Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal dated June 15, 2001 through the affiliation of Engineering and Management Institutions / Colleges and has entered the eighth year of its functioning. The University is included in Section 2F and also in Section 12B of UGC and recipient of UGC Grant.
The basic objective of the University shall be to organize undergraduate courses of study in engineering and technology, especially in emerging areas, post graduate programmes in sciences, engineering, technology and management education with a view to producing scientists, technologists and managers of high caliber, capable of contributing towards the development of industries. The University is also to develop Centre of Excellence for higher studies and research in the above areas. We intend to create and disseminate knowledge to help to transform our country into aknowledge society.
To produce scientists, technologists and managers capable of contributing towards development of industries based on modern technology in collaboration with industries as well as national and international research laboratories and academic institutions.To provide academic guidance and support to institutions in science, engineering and management within the jurisdiction of the University.To organize distance education for students and continuing education programmes for up-dating the knowledge and skills of working professionals.To create awareness in key areas of environmental science, conservation of energy and resource, emerging technologies.To organize and offer consultancy services to industries and other organizations.
Vice ChancellorProf. Ranjan Bhattacharya
AddressBF 142, sector 1,Salt Lake City, Kolkata, West Bengal 700064
Phone Numbers033 2321 1327