Established in 1955, Jadavpur University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the metropolis of Kolkata (population range: over 5,000,000 inhabitants), West Bengal. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Jadavpur University (JU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Jadavpur University (JU) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. JU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.