J.D. Birla Institute Becomes Co-educational & Adopts 4 Year UG Curriculum

J.D. Birla Institute (JDBI), a renowned private unaided College in Kolkata has proved itself as a centre of eminence and distinction in the field of higher education. The college is affiliated to Jadavpur University. From academic session 2023-2024, JDBI has adopted two major changes. The institute has updated all UG courses to the 4-year (8 semesters) format based on the NEP curriculum framework and the institute has repositioned itself as a Co-educational college to offer equal opportunities to boys and girls both.

(Left to right) Major General V N Chaturvedi, Secretary General, Vidya Mandir Society and Prof. (Dr.) Deepali Singhee, Principal, J.D. Birla Institute at the Press Conference announcing Introduction of Co-educational system for all courses and 4-year programmes under the NEP Curriculum framework

Established in 1962, the Institute has completed over 60 years in service to higher education and over these six decades it has grown with the needs and demands of the changing times. Originally a girl’s college, 06 undergraduate courses and 04 postgraduate courses apart from one PG diploma and some certificate courses are being offered to students with BBA being co-educational. In the recent years, the college has seen an increase in the number of application from boys seeking admission to its science and commerce programmes as well besides similar inquiries received on the college website. The College was exclusively for girls but now onwards courses are open to boys as well. Permission for admitting boys in all courses has been granted by Jadavpur University from academic year 2023-2024.

All courses offered by JDBI are new age programmes that focus on skill development and entrepreneurship. They have courses in Food Science & Nutrition Management, Textile & Fashion Technology, Interior Designing, Human Development, Business Administration and Commerce. There are currently about 1600 students studying at the campus and the Alumni are well placed in various reputed organizations.