Kazi Nazrul University (KNU), a nascent university in the district of Paschim Bardhaman of West Bengal, runs on its campus and also in its affiliated colleges Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate, M Phil and Ph.D. courses in the Faculty of Arts and fine Arts, Faculty of Science & Technology, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Commerce & Management. It caters to the need of more than forty four thousand students every year.
Within eight years of its existance, KNU has put a mark in academia by way of imparting knowledge, developing skills, promoting entrepreneurship among students for making them competent as per needs of the society from the local to the global in various fields including research.Various initiatives have already been taken to internationalize the University for connecting it globally with institutions of repute.
As an academic institution KNU believes in four I's - Inspiration, Innovation, Inculcation and Integration.
- Inspiration - KNU has developed a student-friendly environment where students learn with sheer enjoyment. Choice Based Credit System has been introduced, which is helping the students select courses according to their choices and needs. Student-centric teaching-learning methods followed by the teachers make the learning process effective; students participate in discussions with resource persons and also with fellow students, and it ignites their thoughts and feelings.
- Innovation - A favourable infrastructure in the University for Advanced Research with state-of-the-art laboratory and library facilities forming part of Information Communication Technology (ICT), a cutting-edge technology, is facilitating the researchers and teachers to engage themselves in innovative research work.
- Inculcation - One of the special features of KNU is that a true democratic atmosphere is maintained in the campus. All the stakeholders of the University resolve their issues through democratic processes. Mutual respect, equality across class, caste, creed, gender, socio-economic strata are practised in the University.
- Integration - KNU fraternity follows in letter and spirit the Upanishadic teaching 'Vasudhaivakutumbakam' (in Sanskrit) – ‘The world is a family’. The goal of academic and non-academic transactions in the University is to connect oneself with others and also with nature that embraces all of us, and this connectedness to others and to nature helps one finally to connect to one’s real self.Sustainable development of human civilization emerges from this integration.
With these commitments KNU has been striving for realization of harmony everywhere.