It was founded by Prof. Anil Kumar Gain. The university was established on 29 September 1981 by the Vidyasagar University Act 1981 (West Bengal Act XVIII of 1981) of the state of West Bengal to commemorate Pandit Iswar Chandra Bandyopadhyay, also known as Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the great educationist and social worker of 19th century Bengal. The Commission accorded recognition to the university under Section 12 B on March 1, 1990.
Vidyasagar University, named after one of the most illustrious sons of Bengal as well as one of the doyens of Indian Renaissance, Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, has grown out of a long cultural and educational movement in West Bengal in general and in the undivided district of Midnapore in particular. A short history of Vidyasagar University is written by a faculty of the Anthropology Department in Bengali which was published in January 2001 from Kolkata.In this book the author, who happens to be one of the founder teachers of the university narrated the missions of the institution as well as the deviations and the future possibilities in the context of globalization.
To give honor and respect to these pious intentions and proposals, the Government of West Bengal decided in 1978 to establish Vidyasagar University. The U.G.C. approved the proposal and on the advice of, and in consultation with the U.G.C., the State Government appointed a Planning Committee in March 1979 to lay down the lines of development and to take initial steps to found the University. The Committee submitted its report in October. Then the Vidyasagar University Act, 1981 (West Bengal Act XVIII of 1981) was passed; some of its sections were brought into operation on 24 June 1981. Finally, Professor Bhupesh Chandra Mukherjee joined as the first Vice Chancellor of the University on 29 September 1981.Professor Mukherjee was a teacher in the History Department of the Presidency College Calcutta and after joining Vidyasagar University he wrote an article in the Journal of Higher Education(published by the UGC)in which he stated the mission and objectives of Vidyasagar University and mentioned the name of the founder of VU—Professor Anil Kumar Gain.
Academic activities started when through a Notification [no. 983-Edn (U), dated Calcutta the 23rd May] issued by the State Government, 30 colleges of the District of Midnapore were affiliated to the Vidyasagar University with effect from 1 June 1985.The foundation stone of the main campus at Tantigaria mouza of Midnapore Sadar Town for post graduate teaching and central administration of the University, was laid on 18 July 1983 by the then Hon’ble Chancellor of the University and Governor of West Bengal, Late B.D.Pande. On 15 January 1986, it was inaugurated by Shri Jyoti Basu, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal. From the next day (16 January) classes commenced in six post graduate departments: Anthropology, Applied Mathematics with Oceanology and Computer Programming, Commerce with Farm Management, Economics with Rural Development, Library and Information Science, Political Science with Rural Administration.
The U.G.C. accorded recognition to the University in terms of Section 12B of the U.G.C. Act, on 1 March 1990.The University presently houses 27 PG departments (apart from this course – MBA - being run under the Department of Commerce with Farm Management), 12 in Humanities and 15 in Science while 46 undergraduate colleges apart from 11 courses in yet 11 other colleges / institutes are affiliated to it. Fourteen vocational subjects and six other specialized courses are also offered at the UG level. The overall emphasis of the university is not to perpetuate the traditional nature of the other universities of West Bengal but to merge as a distinctive entity with a special nature of its own.The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) awarded Vidyasagar University with a 3-star status. The campus has a picturesque background within which a forestation programmes are being undertaken.
Vidyasagar university result 2016 is now available in online for the students who all are written 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th semester on the month of Oct, Nov, Dec and Jan 2017. Actually this semester is odd semester, but however some of the students who having arrears in even semester written their supplementary papers. That’s why we included all the semesters in the first line. All first, second, third and final year students of B.A ( bachelors of arts), BCA ( bachelors of computer applications), BSW, BBA ( bachelors of business administration), B.Sc ( bachelors of science) , Honours (Hons), B.Ed (bachelors of education), B.P.Ed, LLB, MA, M.Com, MBA (master of business administration), MCA ( master of computer applications), MSW, M.Sc and PhD can check their Vidyasagar university exam result 2016 Jan 2017 in the link we present on this post. This university is one of best university located in Midnapur, West Bengal. Students from all the states and other countries can join through entrance examination. This university always conduct entrance exam for UG (under graduate) and PG (post graduate) admission for all the state and country students.