Jalpaiguri city which is also known as the “city of hospitality”, as well as the “headquarter of Jalpaiguri district”, is located in the state of West Bengal, India. At present it is one of the sixth largest cities stationed at West Bengal. Jalpaiguri city is located in the banks of Teesta River on the foothills of Himalayas and lies only 42 km away from Siliguri. Jalpaiguri is one of the most important cities at North Bengal since it is centered as the hub of various commercial and trade activities.
Apart from having its commercial thrust it also provides an educational backup in the entire Jalpaiguri district. Not only has educational field laid its roots after independence, but prior to that era and during the period of British rule, such institutes have been established which brings within its ambit the entire stream of education structure.
Naming a few colleges established in Jalpaiguri, The Institute of Pharmacy, Jalpaiguri is situated in the District Hospital Campus, Jalpaiguri. In the year 1923 it was established by the British Government and was known as Jackson’s Medical College. It has been granting diploma degrees in Pharmacy since 1920 and is also the first college in India to do so.
The Ananda Chandra College which is the oldest College was established in Jalpaiguri in the year 1942. It offers various undergraduate courses in the field of arts and science and has its affiliation with the University of North Bengal.
The Jalpaiguri Engineering College also known as JGEC provides for technical education. The JGEC is the second oldest institution in the State of West Bengal, established in the year 1961.
Jalpaiguri Law College was established in the year 1981. It is located in Shibbari, Beguntari, Jalpaiguri, 735101, Dist Jalpaiguri, and students may also get an easy access through helpline no. 0356230905 or even through the official website www.jalpaigurilawcollege.org. Jalpaiguri Law College is affiliated to the University of North Bengal and offers a Bachelor of Law Degree which takes a 5 years integrated course. The importance of Jalpaiguri Law College is that it is the only Law College in the entire district.
Online admission takes place for aspirants into the 5 years integrated B.A.LL.B, course under the semester system, but the admission for the session 2015-2016 have been closed down. The number of students at present is 400 (approx).
1. Candidates must complete (10+2) examination from recognized board.
2. Candidates must obtain 45% marks in aggregate of equivalent grade in such qualifying examination.
3. Candidates belonging to S.C. AND S.T. get a relaxation, so 40% of minimum qualifying marks must be secured in the
aggregate of equivalent grade in the qualifying examination.
4. The age limit for candidates is 20 years of age and 22 years of age for reserved category.
In the entire region of North Bengal, the only three best colleges for law are The Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Dagapur, Siliguri, P.O/P.S. Matigara, District Darjeeling, 734001. North Bengal University, Department of Law, Raja Rammohanpur, Siliguri, Dist Darjeeling, 734013, and Jalpaiguri Law College, Shibbari, Beguntayu, Jalpaiguri, 735101,. These colleges are in the confines of Siliguri and Jalpaiguri, which are also popularly known as the twin cities. In the quest of taking admissions into law colleges, students have customarily prioritized law colleges in Siliguri due to convenience in transportation, as Siliguri is the hub of all regions in North Eastern India as well as countries like Nepal and Bhutan. Hence students from all over the nation as well as students from International background are finding it more convenient to travel into Siliguri city to reap academic aptitude.
There are also students who are from Jalpaiguri who seek admissions into law colleges like Indian Institute of Legal Studies and North Bengal University, because of the holistic education imparted by the Indian Institute of Legal Studies.
Basically most of the colleges in West Bengal provides for a 5 years B.A.LL.B integrated course, even in North Bengal amongst the three Law colleges, it is only in Indian Institute of Legal Studies one of the best law colleges in India that provides not only 5 years B.A.LLB., integrated course but also 3 years LL.B. courses, with a wide range options in educational diploma and degrees. Further information can be gained through its official website: www.iilsindia.com or its official helpline number 9770559999 or 03532574013. Hence the cardinal thrust of students seeking admissions into the Indian Institute of Legal Studies rather than Jalpaiguri Law College is not only about the academic excellence but also the wide range of courses it provides.
- Address Details : Dagapur, Siliguri
- Post Office. : Salbari
- Police.Station : Matigara
- District : Darjeeling, State : West Bengal, India
- Pin Code Address : 734002
- Telephone No. : +91-353-2574013 / 2574697
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- Post Box No: Siliguri Head Post Office, Post Box No. 66