The West Bengal University of Health Sciences, Kolkata was established under ‘West Bengal Act. XIII' of 2002'.
‘The West Bengal University of Health Sciences - Act., 2002 was notified in ‘The Kolkata Gazette', Extraordinary vide notification no. 1254-L dated 1st August, 2002.
The University has been included in the list of Universities maintained by the University Grants Commission-u/s 2(f) of the U.G.C Act. 1956.
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For the purposes of affiliating, teaching and ensuring proper and systematic
instruction, training and research in Modern System of Medicine, Homoeopathic
System of Medicine, Ayurvedic System of Medicine, Unani System of Medicine,
Nursing Education, Pharmacy Education, Dental Education, Education on
Laboratory Technology, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Education on
other paramedical courses 'THE WEST BENGAL UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
ACT - 2002' was passed by the West Bengal Legislature and the West Bengal
University of Health Sciences came into existence on 1st January, 2003
at DD-36, Sector-1, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700 064.
From 2003 the University took up the responsibility of undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral courses including the Ph. D. programme in Modern System of Medicine, Homoeopathic System of Medicine, Ayurvedic System of Medicine, Unani System of Medicine, Nursing Education, Pharmacy Education, Dental Education, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy and Education on other paramedical courses like Occupational Therapy and Prosthetics-Orthotics in the state of West Bengal.
Since 2003 the University affiliated a number of new colleges throughout the state and as a result, the number of seats in MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BPT, B.Sc. (Hons.) in Nursing, M.Sc. (Nursing) and B. Pharm courses increased considerably. Some MD/ MS seats in different subjects of Modern Medicine and Homoeopathy have also been added. New courses like Post-doctoral Certificate Course in Neuro-anaesthesia, MPT and Master of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology have been introduced. Some more are also in the pipeline.
The University hopes to foster and develope
an intellectual climate conducive to the pursuit of scholarship and excellence,
either independently or jointly with other centers of excellence of higher