Jadavpur University is located at Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. It is one of the leading universities in India and offers a vast repertoire of courses. Jadavpur University has two campuses - the main campus at Jadavpur and the new campus at Salt Lake. Leading research institutes like the Indian Association for Cultivation of Science and the Central Glass and Ceramics Research Institute have been co-ordinating with Jadavpur University in various fields. Jadavpur University offers under-graduate and post-graduate programs in Arts, Engineering and Science. Jadavpur University conducts adult education programs as well. The Academic Session of the University starts from 1 July to 30 June next for UG section and 1 August to 31 July next for PG section. Admissions are made strictly on the basis of merit and marks obtained in the last qualifying public examination and or the Joint Entrance Examination or the admission test plus viva-voce/ interview, as applicable. Jadavpur University has established research departments that specialize in Oceanography, Electronics & Telecommunication, Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. JU is one of the few institutions India which offers courses and undertakes research in Architecture and Planning.