For a long time there has been a demand for a University in this area. The Kazi Nazrul University was established under West Bengal Act. XIX of 2012 on 10th January, 2013. The first Vice Chancellor Prof. Anuradha Mukhopadhyay joined her post on 3rd Dec, 2012.The Hon'ble Chief Minister Smt. Mamata Bandopadhyay laid the foundation stone of the Kazi Nazrul University at historic Polo Ground in Asansol in the name of the great rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (born 25th May, 1899) at Churulia, 31km away from the city of Asansol. The University is established to promote higher education in Asansol and its adjoining areas. From July 2013 the University has started its journey with about one hundred and twenty students.Post graduation classes have commenced in four subjects: Bengali, English, History and Mathematics in BCW hostel building in a picturesque campus in Asansol. In the academic session 2014-15 four new Post Graduate courses: M.A in Education, Hindi, Political Science & M.Com. are being introduced.