University of Bardhaman started in 1960 with Sukumar Sen, an ICS as the first Vice Chancellor. The University awarded 4 star statuses by NAAC, started functioning in 1960, having its jurisdiction over 30 undergraduate colleges spread over 5 districts of the state. Presently the University has several departments including the Arts, Science, Commerce, Law & Engineering.
Apart from the schools undertaken by the West Bengal Government, there are several other schools, which are under the direct control of the Central Government. Bardhaman Municipal High School and Bardhaman Town School are the prominent schools of the West Bengal government offering the 3 streams of Arts, Science & Commerce. Several CBSE & ICSE schools have their branches in this district. Kendriya Vidyalaya & the St.Xavier's school are the notable schools under the dominion of Central Government here.
Burdwan Medical College, Burdwan Homeopathic College, University Institute of Technology (Polytechnic College), University Law College etc are some of the colleges under the University intended to the vocational training. The district is now making a continuous progress in the field of vocational education.
Burdwan Raj College and Maharaj Uday Chand College are the undergraduate Colleges under the Burdwan University.