The University of Gour Banga has been established by the West Bengal Legislative Assembly vide West Bengal Act XXVI of 2007.
The Appointed Date as per Kolkata Gazettee dated 14th March, 2007 is March 10, 2008. From this date all Sections of the Act except Section 1 and Section 57 have come into force.
The University Council as per Section 58(2) has come into effect from May 26, 2008 vide Kolkata Gazettee dated 28th May, 2008.
All the general degree colleges, law colleges and teachers training colleges in the district of Malda, Uttar Dinajpur and Dakshin Dinajpur have been brought under affiliation of the University of Gour Banga vide Govt. Order No. 299-Edn(U)/EH/IU-37/08 dated 26-05-2008.Currently there are 34 affiliated colleges out of which 20 general degree colleges provide B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./B.C.A./B.B.A. / B.H.M. courses/12 colleges provide B.Ed. course/one college offers B.P.Ed. course and one college conducts 5 yrs.Integrated LL.B. ( B.A. & LL.B. ) course.
Visit Courses of Study.U.G.Courses for more information. M.A. courses in English/History are offered by Malda College and M.A. courses in Bengali/History/Sanskrit are available in Balurghat College.
The University Campus offers M.A. in English/Bengali/Arabic/Sanskrit/History/Education and M.Sc. in Mathematics from December 15,2008 ( 2008-09 session). The second batch ( 2009-10 ) commenced on 4.8.09.Visit Courses of Study.P.G.Courses for more information.
The University of Gour Banga is approved by the UGC under Scetion 2(F) of the UGC Act, 1956.
At present the University is fully funded by the Govt. of West Bengal.