Darjeeling education dates back to the days when India was still under British rule. After the British settled in Darjeeling for the summer because of its pleasant weather and natural beauty, they brought with them a high standard of education. Many Christian societies established schools in accordance with the educational systems of the United Kingdom, Scotland, and Ireland. The first schools were built in the 1800s. Darjeeling’s education thrived, and it is still one of West Bengal’s educational leaders today.
Once there were enough schools, colleges were established in the hills to provide world-class education. And the majority of those institutions are still in operation and providing high-quality education. Apart from that, the Darjeeling district now has a plethora of educational institutions that offer not only traditional degree programmes but also a variety of new professional, technical, and literary courses, making the Darjeeling district one of the major education hubs in West Bengal. Let us take a look at some of the top colleges in Darjeeling.
St Joseph’s College, Darjeeling
St. Joseph’s College is one of the most prestigious colleges in Darjeeling. The college was founded in 1927 as an extension of the previously existing St. Joseph’s School. It started with only four students in the first school building and moved to its current location in 1963. St. Joseph’s College, a co-ed catholic minority college, is run by the Darjeeling Jesuits of North Bengal through the St Joseph’s North Point College Educational Trust. The Jesuit Fathers are members of the Society of Jesus, a Christian religious order founded in 1540 by St Ignatius of Loyola.
St. Joseph’s College Darjeeling is affiliated with University of North Bengal and offers various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. These degree programmes include everything from core B.A. courses to B.Sc. and technical programmes such as BCA. The college is one of the most sought after by students in the hills due to its long history of exceptional education and cutting-edge infrastructure.
Address: St. Joseph’s College
North Point, Darjeeling – 734104
West Bengal, India
Mobile: +91 9933806759 (Principal)
Phone : +91 354 2252550(College Office)
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University of North Bengal
When it comes to higher education in and around North Bengal, the University of North Bengal is a household name. It was founded in 1962 to fulfil the rising need for higher education in North Bengal and Sikkim, its neighbouring state. Approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) the university is one of North Bengal and Sikkim’s largest. It has a plethora of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programmes to choose from. Aside from that, the institution is associated with a number of colleges around North Bengal and offers affiliation to numerous courses. The NBU campus, which is located between Siliguri and Bagdogra Airport, is 331 acres in size and offers a peace filled environment for University goers.
Address: Raja Rammohunpur,
P.O. – N.B.U., District – Darjeeling,
Pin – 734013, West Bengal, India
Phone: +91 353 2776331 / 2699008
Darjeeling Government College
Darjeeling Government College, which was founded in 1948, is a coed institution. Graduate and post-graduate studies in several fundamental educational subjects, such as B.A., are available at the college. Economics, Political Science, Geography, History, Nepali, English, Bengali, Urdu, Modern Tibetan, and Philosophy are some of the subjects studied. It also has B.Sc. programmes in subjects such as Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and other degree courses in Commerce and Computer Science. Darjeeling Government College is approved by UGC and is located at North Point in Darjeeling.
Address: Darjeeling Government College
Darjeeling – 734 101
West Bengal, India.
Phone : +91 0354 2254019 / 2254078 / 2254316
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Inspiria Knowledge Campus
Inspiria Knowledge Campus is one of the best known management colleges in West Bengal. J.P. Sahu Foundation (a non-profit organisation charitable trust registered under West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961) founded this college in 2010. The main goal of establishing this institution is to make Indian youth employable. The college’s four schools, namely the School of Management, the School of Computer Science, the School of Media and Design, and the School of Hospitality, offer a diverse range of courses.
Undergraduate courses are the majority of what Inspiria Knowledge Campus has to offer. The School of Management offers a variety of BBA, Hospital Management, and other management courses. Courses such as BSc. in Film and Television, BSc. in Multimedia Animation and Graphics, BSc. in Media Science, and BSc. Interior Designing are available through the School of Media and Design. It is associated with MAKAUT (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology) one of the top Universities in West Bengal. The college campus, which spans 5 acres, is an apex in Siliguri. The unrivalled infrastructure is complemented by the flora’s greenery, which includes some unique plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers
Address: himachal Vihar, Phase – II
Matigara, Siliguri – 734010
West Bengal, India
SouthField College, Darjeeling
Southfield College, formerly known as Loreto College, is one of the most prestigious women’s colleges in the Darjeeling area. It was founded in 1961 and was managed by the Darjeeling Loreto Educational Society at the time. Darjeeling Loreto Educational Society is the Irish branch of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the West Bengal Government had specifically requested the society to manage the newly formed institution at the time. However, due to a lack of personnel, the Loreto nuns handed over management to the West Bengal Government, and the college was later renamed Southfield College after. The college offers undergraduate degree programmes in a variety of core literary and humanities disciplines, including Education, Geography, Sociology, Political Science, Nepali History, and English. It is situated in the lovely hill town of Darjeeling.
Address: The Mall, Bhanu Sarani, Darjeeling – 734101, West Bengal India.
Phone: (0354) – 2254238
Salesian College Sonada
Salesian College is a catholic minority institution run by the Salesians of Don Bosco in Kolkata. Salesian College, which was founded in 1938 and is associated with the University of North Bengal, has been recognised by the government. The college has also just received an ‘A’ from NAAC ( National Assessment and Accreditation Council). The institute provides a variety of undergraduate degree programmes in science, humanities, and commerce. Other professional courses, such as BBA and BCA, are also available at Salesian College. The main college campus is in the lovely town of Sonada in the Darjeeling District, with an alternate campus in Siliguri.
Address: Salesian College Sonada Campus
Sonada – (Post),
Darjeeling – (Dist).
West Bengal – 734209, INDIA.
Address: Salesian College Siliguri Campus
Don Bosco Connector Road,
Post Box No.:-73, Siliguri
West Bengal – 734001, INDIA.
Siliguri Institute of Technology
Siliguri Institute of Technology is a unique institution in North Bengal. It was founded in 1999 as part of the Techno India Group. SIT is an information technology-based college that provides diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate courses in the fields of information technology and management. The institute provides everything from engineering degrees to computer application courses, hotel management degrees, MBA, Polytechnic, and various BBA courses. MAKAUT is affiliated with Siliguri Institute of Technology (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology). The college campus is located 5 kilometres from the city of Siliguri and is surrounded by tea gardens and the dense Sukna forest.
Address: S.I.T Campus, Salbari,
Hill Cart Road, Sukna, Siliguri,
Darjeeling – 734009, West Bengal,
Phone: 0353-2778002 / 2778004
Darjeeling Polytechnic, Kurseong
Darjeeling Polytechnic is West Bengal’s only polytechnic college in the hills (the Darjeeling Kalimpong district). It was founded in 1964 and is located in the Darjeeling District’s Kurseong sub division. Currently, the institute provides diploma programmes in a variety of technological specialties, including Computer, Civil, and Electrical Engineering. The main goal of this establishment was to address the needs of students from the hills who wanted to pursue engineering and technical education but couldn’t because there were no suitable schools nearby and studying in other states would be too expensive.
Address: V7JF+FXJ, Kurseong, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, 734203
Ghoom Jorebunglow College
Ghoom Jorebunglow College is a self-financed college in Darjeeling’s Jorebunglow. The college provides regular and distance education, making higher education accessible to students in the hills. Regular courses are primarily undergraduate degree programmes in subjects such as Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, Nepali, Political Science, and Sociology, among others. The college, on the other hand, offers postgraduate and doctoral degrees via distance education through affiliations with universities such as the University of North Bengal and IGNOU.
Address: Ghoom Jorebunglow College
Phone: 03542 275130