One of the oldest student-run photography clubs in Asia, Jadavpur University Photographic Club (JUPC) is one of the first formed official clubs and societies of Jadavpur University specializing in various Photographic practices.
Founded in 1964 under the initiative of Professor Ashok Mukherjee, Mr. Amit Mukherjee and associates, it has won many laurels - both national and international through the years. The club that had started off in the bathroom of the Geology department now maintains a studio and a darkroom. It also accommodates a library that gives the club's members, access to a collection of books and journals concentrating on both national and international circuits of Photography.
The club has a full scale training programme for the students of Jadavpur University with existing members as trainers and guides. It invites speakers for introduction and exposure to newer approaches to photography. Besides, the club has associated itself with Photography Workshops and even conducted International Photography Competitions like Montage and organised a Photo-Fest. Alongside these highlights, there are regular interactive sessions in clubs and annual trips and treks for photography.
The club not only practices photography as an art but also takes on commercial projects. The club even is entrusted with the duty of photography for the Convocation of the University.
Thus, JUPC not only forms a hub of pupils interested in photography but also creates a nexus of members and acquaintances all over the globe that enriches photographic practices in the niche of the University that has inspired generations to be innovative and interested to explore the realm of photography.