Bengal Engineering and Science University, located at Shibpur near Howrah
, was established as a Civil Engineering College in 1856. The college was raised to the status of a Deemed University in 1992. The university is lies on the western bank of the Hooghly River
It offers undergraduate courses leading to BE/BArch degree in nine branches, namely, architecture, civil engineering, computer science and technology, electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunication engineering, information technology, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering and mining engineering. Postgraduate courses are offered leading to Master of Engineering degree in eight disciplines, namely, civil, electrical, mechanical, metallurgy, mining, electronics and telecommunication, computer science and technology, engineering mechanics and mining. A 4-semester postgraduate degree course in Master of Town and Regional Planning is also offered.
The university is about 6 km from Howrah Railway Station.