Burdwan University started on 15th June, 1960, with Sukumar Sen, an ICS, as its first Vice-chancellor.It was after the abolition of the Zamindari system in the fifties that Uday Chand Mahtab, the last representative of the Burdwan Raj, showed his magnanimity in leaving almost his entire property of Burdwan at the disposal of the state government.This, coupled with the initiative of the then Chief Minister of West Bengal,Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, facilitated the establishment of this university.Presently, the administrative works are mostly done at Rajbati (the palace of Barddhamana Maharaja) campus; on the other hand, academic activities center around the Golapbag campus mainly.
Central Library: The Central Library is housed in a two-storied building in the Golapbag campus. Being in the middle of the campus it is easily accessible from all departments of the university. It has a carpet area of about 12,000 sq ft. The library opens from 8 am to 7 pm except Saturdays and Sundays. On Saturdays,it remains open from 10 am to 5 pm. Library remains closed in Sunday.There are 19 departmental libraries in the Golapbag campus attached to the respective departments. The library provides consultation facilities to out side scholars, teachers of the affiliated colleges and students of other universities as well as ex-students of our university on the basis of the Library Rules.
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