Jadavpur or Jadabpur constitutes one of the downtown areas in
the southern most region of Kolkata. Jadabpur with the nearby
regions of Talligunj, Santoshpur and Bijoy Garh are important
commercial centres in Kolkata south. The place is marked by a good
number of local population residing in here. The place contains one
of the premier educational institutes of Kolkata and the India. The
place got its name from early settlers who were primarily diarymen.
These diarymen were popular by the name 'Yadav' and hence the name
Jadavpur or Jadabpur.
Jadabpur has a number of reputed educational institutes grounded on
its territories. The Jadavpur University, located in the precincts
provides the requisite means for those going for higher education.
One of the distinguished ex faculties of Jadavpur University is the
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen. Other premier institutes in the region
are Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Central Glass
and Ceramic Research Institute and Indian Institute of Chemical
Biology. The region is marked with a number of elementary schools
and technical institutes. The Regional Computer Centre, training
institute, further renders the service in order to meet the growing
requirements of the population in the region. The locality of
Jadabpur also houses a number of health care institutes. The Kumud
Sankar Roy Hospital is one of the prime service providers in and
Jadavpur Coffee House and College Street Coffee House have served
many generations in the region. These places have served as favorite
sites for debates and discussions. For thinktanks, there is no
better place than the mentioned ones.
Areas Under Jadavpur
- Jadavpur lies to the south of the city at a distance of about
10 kms from the center. Buses either ply from the center or the
southern regions like Taliganja.
- By train one can reach the area as Jadavpur Railway Station
is grounded in the premises.
- The international airport lies in the far north end, some 18
kms away. Domestic airport lies to the west of the Jadavpur and
separated by a distance of about 8 kms.
- Bijoy Garh
- Refugee Colony