Aliah University, Kolkata the capital of West Bengal. It started its academic session in the year 2008-09. The UGC recognized University offers a blend of tradition and modernity, and aims to emerge as a unique organization of higher studies and research. In spite of being a minority institution, its prime objective is to provide education to the people of any race, creed, caste or class, especially for the socially and educationally backward classes belonging to the minorities.
Presently, the University's focus is on integrated courses in the field of Theology and professional studies. Academic programmes offered by Aliah University include 5 year integrated MA in Arabic (with a provision of dual degree, 3-year B.A. Hons. + 2 year MA), 5 year integrated MA in Islamic Theology (with a provision of dual degree, 3-year BA Hons. + 2-year MA) (Equivalent to the combination of the existing 3-year Kamil (UG) course and the MM, PG course).
Apart from these courses Aliah University offers professional courses viz. 5 year integrated M Sc in Computer Science (3-year B Sc(H) + 2-year M Sc), 5 year integrated MCA (3-year BCA(H) + 2-year MCA), 5 year integrated MBA (3-year BBA(H) + 2-year MBA ( with specialization in HR, Marketing, Hospital Management, Retail Management, Systems & Finance) and 2 Year M Sc in Media Science (Journalism & Mass communication). Not declared fit to receive Central/UGC assistance under Section 12 (B) of the UGC Act-1956.