University which was created as a state university in 1981 and whose Post-Graduate department started functioning from the session 1986-87.Originally started with 6 Post-Graduate department the university now conduct studies in 26 Post-Graduate department, many of which are situated in the frontier areas of science and social science subjects. The university is proud of highly qualified and dedicated faculty members motivated students and research scholars and adequate equipped supporting and administrative staff in order to absorb the forces of modernization and globalization in the field of higher education.
Named after the famous 19th century pioneering social reformers, social activist, literature and dedicated to the cause of the upliftment of women, Pandit Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar. Since its inception Vidyasagar University has committed itself to the goal of teaching and learning in the higher education, ensuring quality education and providing research and extra activities in the best possible manner in order to spread the benefit of higher education in a location which is relatively backward but which has a glorious history. It playing a pioneering role in the freedom struggle of India. Within the last 25 years of its existence the university has registered its growth both qualitatively and quantitatively. Post-Graduate studies are conducted not only to university department but in about 10 of the affiliated colleges also. The number of affiliated colleges is around