The Photographic Club is one of the most active on campus, and has won many laurels, both national and international. It has its own darkrooms, studio and exhibition facilities. Most importantly, it has a full-fledged training programme with qualified trainers.
The Club organises intra-club andAll India Inter-Club contests as well as exhibitions. It offer slow-cost photographic facilities.
Besides conducting competitions and musical programmes, the Music Club organises singing and dance classes. It has an excellent students choir which presents songs and music at important University programmes and ceremonies including the Convocation and the students fests (Sanskriti). The Club has regular programmes on All India Radio and occasionally with Doordarshan.
Quiz Forum And Debating Society (QFDS)
The Debating Societyhas produced a band of debaters of all-India repute. It organisesinter-department debate and quiz competitions, and occasionallyinter-college programmes as well.
The Jadavpur University Film Society is recognised by the Indian Film Federation. It has its own projection room and library. It organises a number of screenings of famous and award-winning films round the year, as well as an annual film festival over 3-4 days. It also publishes its own journal, 'Katha', 'Galpa', 'Chhabi'.
The Drama Club organises theatrical functions at regular intervals. These include formal plays and dance dramas as well as group theatre and street drama. It also conducts drama workshops, and holds exhibitions and poster exhibitions on drama and theatre.
It should also be notedthat for the last nine years, students of the Department of English have been staging full-length English plays annually. This revives along-standing tradition of English theatre in that Department.
Art And Literary Society
The Art and Literary Society publishes a magazine, 'Sandhi'. It organises recitation and essay competitions, group discussions, book exhibitions, cultural programmes etc. for the students.
Mountaineering And Hiking Club
This is a particularly active club. So far, it has conducted six major Himalayan expeditions, in course of which quite a few students have scaled heights of 20,000 feet and above.
Every year, the Club organises rock climbing courses at elementary and basic level, and also arranges trekking expeditions during the Puja vacation.
The Painting Club organises poster exhibitions from time to time on various themes. It also conducts painting workshops for the students.
For the last 13 years, the Science Club has been organising the annual, Tech-Fair on the University campus. Although the Fair presents all aspects of technology, its underlying purpose is to create a social motivation among the students to develop technology in the interest of the masses.
The Club also conducts seminars and organises lectures on scientific subjects and controversies. It publishes its own magazine, 'Anveshan'. It participates in various science fairs.
Theinterest of a large body of students led to the formation of this cluba few years ago, but its activities have yet to take off.
Student's Cheap Stores
Thereis another book store just behind Sri Aurobindo Building which is supervised by the Engineering Students’ Union. This wayside store is a boon to commuter students who may need a last minute purchase of notebooks etc., while rushing for classes.
Open Air Theatre
For big shows- be it a Convocation or Annual Cultural Meet - there is a ready stage and a semi circular sitting arrangement.
Monthly Railway And Air Concession: Home Going Concession
Most of the students travelling to and from the University by train, are entitled to monthly/quarterly railway tickets at a confessional rate. For that one has to secure a form from the M.R. (Muster Roll) Section.One is entitled to home journey benefits (to & fro) by Railway / air only twice in a year during Puja/Summer Vacations.
The students have formed groups for contributing to the up keep of the campus and protecting the environment. These groups operate under such names as Habitat and Green Club. In addition to campus cleaning programmes, they undertake tree planting and tree labelling activities.
The Karate Club was set up under the aegis of the Ranajoy Karlekar Memorial Centre, which began organising karate and self-defence classes for interested students on campus from 1999. The Club has been functioning successfully for over two years now. In January 2001, it conducted an international karate workshop attended by over 100 participants.