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University of North Bengal

In the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, in town of siliguri, the university belonging to the state, the University of North Bengal is located. The university came into being in 1962, with the aim to distribute knowledge so that the growing demand for skilled and technical requirement in the state of West Bengal is fulfilled. Presently, many colleges from districts of Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar, and Darjeeling are accredited by this university. Various programs offered by the North Bengal University are undergraduate and post graduate and many other M.Phil and doctoral level programs.


The North Bengal University was set up after the passing in the legislative assembly of an Act in the year 1962, which led to the setting up of the first university in this location. Since its inception, the university has played a major role in the higher education dissemination and development of aptitude for science and research, primarily in the rural based society of these areas where the university has its jurisdiction.


The university campus covers an area o about 330 acres in the region of Terai, and lies between the airports of Siliguri and Bagdogra airport. undergraduates numbering 36,000 and about 1500 post graduate students have been enrolling themselves every year. Students from regions such as North Bengal, other parts of West Bengal, Bihar, Sikkim and from nations belonging to SAARC like Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan, arrive here for admissions.

North Bengal Medical College

The North Bengal Medical College in Darjeeling was the first college with medical courses in the North Bengal region. The medical college was initially thought about by Dr Bidhanchandra Roy and the process of its establishment was started by the then health minister of the state, Mr Ajit Panja. The first principal with official orders was Prof Ajit Kr. Duttagupta, when it was known as North Bengal University Medical College. Later on, NBUMC was renamed as North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in 1978 and the government of west Bengal took over the administration from the hands of the North Bengal University.


At a distance of 7 kms away from the town of siliguri, in the calm background of hills and serenity of the plains by the river Balasone, the North Bengal Medical College is located. The beautiful view of the hills and the Kanchenjunga range, on a clear day can be seen from the college campus. The building of the college as well as the hospital is having a spread of about 161 acres. The total length of all the corridors put together in the campus ranges up to 2.6 kms. Inside the campus are also located the Nursing Training College and the North Bengal Dental College.


  • Wi-Fi enabled lecture halls
  • Library
  • Canteen
  • Sports and Games
  • Transportation
  • Hostels
  • Sports
  • Bank/ATM
  • Placement Cell

Contact Details:
Phone : 0353-2585478
Email : nbmc_slg@yahoo.com
Website : www.nbmcsu.com
Location : P.O. Sushruta Nagar, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India - 734012

Siliguri Institute Of Technology (SIT)

Siliguri Institute of Technology in Darjeeling came up in 1999 in a green surrounding which gives a great environement for the students to study and learn. The technical college is having affiliation to the West Bengal University of technology and  provides courses in a variety of technical related disciplines for both undergraduates as well as post graduates. These courses have been rightly approved by the AICTE or All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi. This institute has association with Techno India Group, and since its’ beginning, the institution has brought out qualified technocrats and also entrepreneurs who also have sufficient skills.


  • Library
  • Laboratories
  • Computer centre
  • Workshop
  • Training and Placement Cell
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Internet
  • Cafeteria

Contact Details:
Phone : 0353-257 4074/4076
Email : info@sitcollege.org
Website : www.sitcollege.org
Location : P.O. : Sukna, Siliguri, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India - 734 225