Information on courses, admissions process, exams & results of Bengal Engineering & Science University (BESU), Howrah

Bengal Engineering & Science University

Bengal Engineering and Science University, also known as BESU, is located at Shibpur in Howrah. One of the oldest, premier and leading engineering colleges in India, it is quite popular in India and abroad for its heritage as well as excellence in teaching and research in engineering and applied sciences. The University is recognized as one of the elite and leading engineering educational universities in India.
Educational Streams
Presently the University provides education in several undergraduate courses leading to B.E / B.Arch Degree. A regular bachelors' degree course extends over 8 Semesters, except for Architecture in it is extended over 10 semesters. The university also conducts several Masters level courses in technical disciplines. PhD programs are also offered. All courses offered by the university have the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The university also offers one year post-graduate diploma in Bio-Informatics. Master of Business Administration (MBA) is also conducted in the university.
The University has provided ample accommodation facilities for both boys and girls, faculty members and other categories of staff. Besides all this the University facilitates staff activity centres, guest house, Hospital with outdoor and indoor treatment facilities. Facilities for research and development activities are available for faculty members and research scholars at the Central Computer Centre.
Originally known as Bishop's College, the university was renamed Calcutta Civil Engineering College on 24 November, 1856. From 1865 to 1879 the College functioned as Presidency College. Finally in 1921 it got its name as Bengal Engineering College.


  • Aerospace Engineering & Applied Mechanics
  • Architecture
  • Chemistry
  • Civil
  • Computer Science & Technology
  • Electrical
  • Electronics & Tele Comm.
  • Geology
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • H R Management
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining
  • Physics

Contact Details:
Shibpur, P.O. - Botanic Garden
Howrah - 711 103

Phone: +91-33-26684561, 63
Fax: +91-33-26682916
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