(Last Updated on : 30/08/2019)
Jadavpur University has been identified as one of the top universities in the country with "Potential for Excellence" by UGC. The National Institutional Ranking Framework has ranked it 14th among engineering institutes in India in 2019, 13th overall and 6th among all universities. Jadavpur University
achieved complete academic autonomy status from the UGC in 2018. It was established in 1906 by the name of Bengal Technical Institute. After independence, the institute was converted into a university on 24th of December in 1955. Alumni of Jadavpur University are known as 'Jadavpurians'. The Alumni Association was founded in the year 1921 by the ex-students of the National Council of Education. The list of notable alumni of Jadavpur University are given below.
Notable Alumni of Jadavpur University in Medical
Notable alumni of Jadavpur University, who have excelled in the medical field, are Subrata Adak- chemical biologist, N-Bios laureate; Suvendra Nath Bhattacharyya- molecular biologist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and N-BIOS laureate; Samaresh Bhattacharya- inorganic chemist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate; Shantanu Chowdhury- structural biologist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and N-BIOS laureate; Souvik Maiti- biochemist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar and N-BIOS laureate; Manoj Majee- molecular biologist, N-Bios laureate; Sunil Kumar Manna- immunologist, N-Bios laureate; Partha Sarathi Mukherjee- inorganic chemist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate; Amitabha Mukhopadhyay- cell biologist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate; Snehasikta Swarnakar- cancer biologist, N-Bios laureate.
Notable Alumni of Jadavpur University in Film Industry
Popular film personalities, who have studied in Jadavpur University, are Parambrata Chatterjee- actor
; Shreyan Chattopadhyay- music director, composer; Rituparno Ghosh
- film director, actor; Debalina Majumder- documentary director; Hemanta Mukherjee
- Playback Singer, Composer, Music Director, Producer, Film Director; Kumar Mukherjee- Hindustani classical vocalist; Anupam Roy- singer and film music director; Shiboprosad Mukherjee- filmmaker, writer, actor.
Notable Alumni of Jadavpur University from Literature Field
Notable writers, poets and critics from Jadavpur University are Kajal Bandyopadhyay- poet; Sibaji Bandyopadhyay- author and critic; Neel Mukherjee- novelist; Ramaranjan Mukherji- writer, former chancellor of Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, Padma Shri recipient; Arnab Ray- blogger and author.
Notable Alumni of Jadavpur University in Politics
Popular politicians from Jadavpur University are Rohit K. Dasgupta- Labour Party Politician and academic at Loughborough University; Manabendra Nath Roy- political activist and Mohammed Salim- politician.
Other Notable Alumni of Jadavpur University
Some other notable alumni of Jadavpur University from different fields are Amitabha Bhattacharyya- production engineer, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate; Arundhati Bhattacharya- graduate of Calcutta University, first woman chairperson of State Bank of India; Samir Das- professor of computer science at Stony Brook University; K. S. Dasgupta- Director of the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology; Somnath Dasgupta- former vice-chancellor of Assam University; Saroj Ghose- former director of Birla Industrial and Technological Museum; Alok Krishna Gupta- petrologist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate; Pinaki Majumdar- condensed matter physicist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate; Nibir Mandal- structural geologist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate; Subir Raha- former Director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation; Pulak Sengupta- petrologist, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar laureate; Kabir Suman- musician, writer, polyglot, journalist, political activist, TV presenter, and occasional actor.