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Ph. D. / D.Litt. / D. Sc

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded in any Subject in which provision for postgraduate studies and/or Research is available at the University. 


Eligibility for Registration

A candidate for admission to the course for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have obtained at least a 2nd Class Master"s Degree (two years duration) with a minimum of 50% marks preceded by either an Honours or a Pass Degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate and also in the subject concerned or in any subject allied thereto provided that a candidate having a 2nd Class Bachelor degree from a University and where there is no Honours Course be also considered.

Bachelor’s degree course, Pass or Honours should be of at least 3 years duration. Provided, however, that the candidate who have qualified the National level test conducted by UGC/CSIR/ICAR/IIT for award of research fellowships will be eligible for Ph.D. Studentship.

An employee of the University may register herself/himself as a Ph. D. candidate provided that she/he satisfies the criteria of qualification stated above. Provided further that there be a need, B.O.S. may have a qualifying assessment.

The candidate shall apply in the prescribed form for admission to the Adhyaksha (Principal) of the Institute concerned. 


Procedure for Registration

Every application for registration shall be forwarded by the Adhyaksha (Principal) of the Institute concerned to the Chairman of the Patha Samiti (Board of Studies) concerned. All applicant should appear before the BOS concerned for interview. The Patha Samiti (Board of Studies) shall recommend the applications to the Research Board on the basis of the assessment of Research aptitude of the candidate interviewed. The Patha Samiti (Board of Studies) shall recommend the name(s) of the Supervisor(s). At the time of registration/re-registration a candidate shall pay Rs. 500/- only as fee.

 

Enrolment

A candidate permitted for Ph. D. registration/re-registration by the Research Board shall enroll herself/himself for registration/re-registration within six months from the date of notification by the Deputy Registrar (Academic & Research). The date of registration will, however, be effective from the date of their payment of registration fees. Provided that Research Scholars working in research schemes are ordinarily required to apply for registration within three months of their joining the University.

 

Residential Requirements

All Ph. D. Students shall normally be resident. They may, however, be admitted as day-scholars provided they reside in an adjacent area from where they can be in touch with Supervisor/ Supervisors and also attend the University library/ laboratory regularly. In case of teacher candidates however, the residential criteria will be applicable for 100 days a year in the campus notwithstanding the stipulations mentioned above and subject to further condition that she/he shall normally meet the Supervisor(s) at least once in three months. The research scholars and research staff attached to the Research Institutes recognised by the UGC, ICAR, ICMR, CSIR, ICSSR, DST, DAE, ICHR, ICPR and other Government agencies/Institutes be allowed the same residential criteria.

 

Leave

Leave for a maximum of 30 days in a year in addition to general holidays may be granted to a Ph. D. student by the Head of the Department and the Adhyaksha (Principal) of the Institute concerned on the recommendation of the Supervisor(s). The Adhyaksha (Principal) on the recommendation of Supervisor and HOD may permit leave on medical ground beyond 30 days. However, fellowship holders will be governed by the leave rules of the respective funding agencies. Any absence without leave shall be regarded as a breach of discipline.

 

MASTER DEGREE

M.A    ||  M.Sc   ||   M.Sc. (Ag)   ||  M.MUS    ||   M.F.A.   ||   M.P.E.   ||   M.S.W.  ||  M.C.A .

 

M.A. (2 years)

Bhasha- Bhavana (Institute of Languages, Literature and Culture)

Subjects

|| Bengali || English || Sanskrit || Hindi || Functional Hindi (Translation) || Oriya || Chinese || Indo-Tibetan Studies ||

Eligibility criteria

Bengali

Honours graduates in Bengali with at least 55% marks in aggregate.

English

Honours graduates in English

Sanskrit

Honours graduates or holders of equivalent degree in Sanskrit or Honours graduates in any of the following subjects with pass marks in Sanskrit as a pass/subsidiary subject at the B.A. level - Bengali, Hindi, Oriya, Linguistics, English, Philosophy, Comparative Religion, History, AIHC&A, Buddhist  studies. Preference will be given to Honours graduates in Sanskrit.

Hindi

Honours graduates in Hindi with 45% marks as well as in aggregate.

Functional Hindi

B.A. (3 years) in Functional Hindi of Visva-Bharati or B.A. (Hons.) in Functional Hindi with 45% marks in Hindi as well as in aggregate 3 years degree course in Functional Hindi from any recognised university / Institution with at least 50% marks in aggregate  1 year P.G. diploma in Functional Hindi from any recognised university / Institution with at least 45% marks in aggregate

Oriya

Honours graduate in Oriya

Chinese

Honours graduate in Chinese

Indo-Tibetan Studies

3 years Degree (with Honours) or equivalent traditional degree with at least 45% marks in Certificate Course or Diploma Course in Tibetan Language & Literature

 

M.A. (2 years)

Vidya Bhavana (Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences)

Subjects

Philosophy || Comparative Religion || Economics || History || Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology (AIHC&A) || Geography || Mathematics ||Journalism & Mass Communication || Anthropology

Eligibility criteria

Philosophy

Honours graduates in Philosophy with 45% marks in aggregate

Comparative Religion

Honours graduates in Comparative Religion, AIHC&A, Sanskrit, Philosophy or History with 45% marks in aggregate

Economics

Honours graduates in Economics with Mathematics as subsidiary subject HistoryHonours graduates in History with at least 50% marks in aggregate

A.I.H.C.&A.

Honours graduates with at least 45% marks in aggregate in AIHC&A or Honours graduates with at least 50% marks in any of the following subjects - History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Comparative Religion, Anthropology, Chinese and Geography. Or Science Graduates in Physics/ Chemistry/Botany with atleast 55% marks in Honour may also apply.

Geography

Honours graduates in Geography with 55% marks in aggregate

Mathematics

Honours graduates (B.A.) in Mathematics with 45% marks in aggregate

Journalism & Mass Communication

Honours graduates

Anthropology (M.A. / M.Sc.)

Honours graduate of any recognised university in the following subjects - Anthropology/ Sociology/ Social work/ Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology/ Geography/ Psychology/ Economics/ Zoology/ Botany/ Comparative Religion/ History/ Physiology. NTS scholars having Honours degree in relevant subject and securing 50% marks in Honours subject may be admitted directly.

M.A. (2 years)

Palli Samgathana Vibhaga (Institute of Rural Reconstruction)

Subject

Rural Development

Eligibility criteria

Honours graduate of any recognised university in the following disciplines -Anthropology / Sociology / Social work / Economics / Agricultural Science/Statistics/ Population Studies / Geography / Zoology / Botany / Physics/Chemistry/Commerce / Rural development/ Mathematics / Political Science/History / Physiology / Sericulture.

 

M.A. (2 years)

Vinaya Bhavana (Institute of Education)

Subject

Education

Eligibility criteria

Honours graduate in Educationfrom any recognised university / institute or its equivalent Honours graduate in any subject with atleast 50% marks in aggregate from any recognised university or institute.

 

M.Sc. ( 2 years)

Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Science)

Subjects

|| Mathematics || Physics || Chemistry || Botany || Zoology || Biotechnology ||

Eligibility criteria

(Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology, Botany)

General candidates

B.Sc. (Hons.) graduates in the subject concerned under 10+2+3 pattern or its equivalent with at least

Physics and Botany

50% marks in Honours subject in case of Physics and Botany

Chemistry

45% marks in Honours subject in case of Chemistry with pass marks in Mathematics at subsidiary level.

Mathematics

45% marks in Honours subject in case of Mathematics

Zoology

55% marks in Honours subject in case of Zoology


SC/ST candidates

B.Sc. Honours graduates in the subject concerned under 10+2+3 pattern or its equivalent.

Eligibility criteria

(Biotechnology)

General candidates

Honours graduates or its equivalent with at least 55% marks in B.Sc. Honours [Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Mathematics, Agriculture, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry] having Chemistry as a subject are eligible to sit for admission test.


SC/ST candidates

B.Sc. Honours graduates in any discipline.

 

M.Sc. (Ag) (2 years)

Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agricultural Science)

Subjects

|| Agronomy || Plant Protection || Agricultural Extension || Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry || Horticulture ||

Eligibility criteria

Candidates possessing first class marks or first class OGPA in 4 years B.Sc.(Ag) Honours or equivalent examination.

M.Mus. (2 years)

Sangit Bhavana (Institute of Music, Dance & Drama)

Subjects

|| Rabindra Sangit || Hindusthani Classical Music Vocal || Hindusthani Classical Music Instrumental (Sitar,Esraj, Tabla, Pakhawaj) || Kathakali Dance || Manipuri Dance ||

Eligibility criteria

Candidates possessing the B.Mus. degree of Visva-Bharati in the relevant subject External candidates possessing first class Honours in a 3 years B.Mus./ B.A. Hons. In Music degree in the relevant subject of any recognised University

M.Fine Arts. (2 years)

Kala Bhavana (Institute of Fine Arts)

Subjects 

|| Painting || Mural || Sculpture || Graphic Art || Design (Textiles/ Ceramics) || History of Art ||

Eligibility criteria

B.F.A. (Honours) of Visva-Bharati or equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks in aggregate and History of Art as one of the subjects of study.

M.P.E. (2 years)

Vinaya Bhavana (Institute of Education)

Subject

Physical Education

M.S.W. (2 years)

Palli Samgathana Vibhaga (Institute of Rural Reconstruction)

Subject

Social Work

Eligibility criteria

Honours candidates securing 50% marks in Humanities/ Social Science/ Science/ Commerce and Management subjects Pass candidates securing 55% marks in aggregate.

M.C.A. (3 years)

Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Science)

Subject

Computer Application

Eligibility criteria

Honours graduates under 10+2+3 pattern with Mathematics as a subject in the degree level or B.C.A.or B.E. or B.Tech from any recognised University and a rank in Joint Entrance Examination for M.C.A. course conducted by West Bengal Board for Admission to Engineering, Medical and Technological Degree Colleges

BACHELOR DEGREE

B.A.  ||  B.Sc.  ||  B.Sc.(Ag)  ||  B.MUS  ||  B.F.A ||  B.P.E.  ||  B.S.W.  ||  B.Ed.

 

 
B.A. (Honours - 3 years)

Vidya Bhavana (Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences)

Subjects

|| Bengali || English || Hindi || Oriya || Philosophy || Comparative Religion || Economics || Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology (A.I.H.C&A.) || Mathematics || History || Geography ||

Eligibility criteria

Bengali

60% marks in aggregate and 55% marks in Bengali (either in General or Elective Bengali) at 10+2 level

English

60% marks in aggregate with 60% marks in General English at 10+2 level

Sanskrit

45% marks in the aggregate with 45% marks in Sanskrit at 10+2 level or 45% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level with Diploma in Sanskrit having 45% marks

Hindi

45% marks in the aggregate with 45% marks in Hindi at 10+2 level which should be a full paper of 100 marks.

Oriya

45% marks in the aggregate and at least 45% marks in Oriya optional (elective) or MIL (Oriya) at 10+2 level final examination.

Philosophy

50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in Logic/ Philosophy / Psychology at 10+2 level.

Comparative Religion

45% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level in Humanities stream

Economics

55% marks in aggregate with pass marks in Mathematics at 10+2 level. Candidates who will be selected for admission to BA (Hons) in Economics must opt for Mathematics as subsidiary subject otherwise the admission is liable to be cancelled.

History

50% marks in the aggregate with 50% marks in History at 10+2 level 

A.I.H.C. & A.

45% marks in the aggregate for candidates who had AIWH as one of the elective subjects at 10+2 level 50% marks in aggregate for candidates who has History as an elective subject and/or Ancient Indian & World History/ History as the fourth subject at 10+2 level 55% marks in aggregate for candidates who did not have either AIWH or History as a subject at 10+2 level.

Geography

60% marks in the aggregate and 60% marks In Geography with a combination of and pass marks obtained in Mathematics/ Economics/ Statistics at 10+2 level or Students from Science stream must have Geography in their 10+2 level as major subject having 65% marks and 60% marks in aggregate with pass marks in mathematics/Statistics

Mathematics

At least 60% marks in the aggregate and 60% marks in Mathematics at 10+2 level.

 

B.A. (Honours - 4 years : 1 year preparatory and 3 years specialisation)

Vidya Bhavana (Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences)

Subject

|| Persian || Tibetan || Chinese || Japanese ||

Eligibility criteria

Persian (For Preparatory Course )

H.S. or equivalent without Persian as a subject with 45% marks in aggregate.

Persian for Honours Course (without preparatory)

45% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level with Persian as a subject 45% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level without Persian but holding Diploma in Persian from Visva-Bharati or its equivalent from any other recognised institution

Tibetan

H.S. or its equivalent degree with at least a paper on Tibetan Language and 45% marks in aggregate. Candidates without having a paper on Tibetan language in H.S. may be admitted to 1 year preparatory course in Tibetan.

Chinese

45% marks in the aggregate with 45% marks in English at 10+2 level

Japanese for Preparatory Course

Candidates should have 50% marks in aggregate with 45% marks in General English at 10+2 level

Japanese for Honours Course (without preparatory)

Candidates should have 50% marks in aggregate with 45% marks in General English at 10+2 level  candidates should have 45% marks in Japanese course equivalent to Certificate Course of Visva-Bharati  candidates who have passed the Japanese as an elective subject with 45% marks in Pre-degree examination of Visva-Bharati

 

B.A. (Pass - 3 years)

Vidya Bhavana (Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences)

Subject

Vocational Functional Hindi

Eligibility criteria

45% marks in aggregate as well as in Hindi which should be a full paper of 100 marks and English as subject at 10+2 level.

 

B.Sc. (Honours - 3 years)

Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Science)

Subjects

|| Mathematics || Physics || Chemistry || Botany || Zoology || Statistics || Computer Science ||

Eligibility criteria for General candidates for admission test

At least 60% marks in the aggregate in 10+2 stage plus the departmental criteria.

Physics

At least 70% marks in the average obtained in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level

Chemistry

At least 65% marks in Chemistry with pass marks in Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Mathematics

At least 60% marks in Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Botany

At least 65% marks in Life Science / Biological Science at 10+2 level.

Zoology

At least 70% marks in Life Science / Biological Science at 10+2 level.

Statistics

At least 60% marks in Mathematics at 10+2 level or 60% marks in Statistics with at least pass marks in Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Computer Science

At least 60% marks in the average obtained in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.


Eligibility Criteria for SC/ST candidates

Physics

Candidates must have pass marks in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Chemistry

Candidates must have pass marks in Chemistry and Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Mathematics/ Botany/ Zoology

Candidates must have pass marks in the relevant subject at 10+2 level.

Statistics

Candidates must have pass marks in Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Computer Science

Candidates must have pass marks in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.

 

B.Sc. (Ag) (Honours - 4 years)

Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture)

Subject

Agriculture

Eligibility criteriaCandidates should have secured 60% marks in both the School certificate/ Madhyamik/ equivalent examination and Pre-degree/Higher Secondary/ equivalent examination (10+2) with pass marks of any four of the following subjects in the Pre-Degree/Higher Secondary/ equivalent examination  - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Agronomy as Elective Subjects.

 

B.Mus. (Honours - 3 years)

Sangit Bhavana (Institute of Music, Dance & Drama)

Subject

|| Rabindra Sangit || Hindusthani Classical Vocal || Sitar || Esraj || Tabla || Pakhawaj || Kathakali Dance || Manipuri Dance || Manipuri Dance ||

Eligibility criteria

Candidates must have passed the Pre-degree Examination of Visva-Bharati / West Bengal Board of Higher Secondary Examination or equivalent Examination (10+2) outside West Bengal with at least 45% marks in aggregate.

B.Fine Arts(Honours - 5 years: 2 years preparatory & 3 years specialisation)

Kala Bhavana (Institute of Fine Arts)

Subject

|| Painting || Mural || Sculpture || Graphic Art || Design (Textiles/ Ceramics) || History of Art ||

Eligibility criteria

History of Art

School leaving certificate/ Madhyamik of Visva-Bharati or equivalent with at least 65% marks and necessary aptitude.

Others

School leaving certificate/ Madhyamik of Visva-Bharati or equivalent with necessary aptitude.

B.P.E. (Honours -3 years)

Vinaya Bhavana (Institute of Education)

Subject

Physical Education

Eligibility criteria

Passed H.S. (10+2) or equivalent with minimum 45% marks in aggregate from any recognised Board/Council/University and State level participation in games/sports which may be of State Inter School, State Inter College etc. and age must be in between 17 and 22 years for general canidates and for sports person or Sc/St candidates age must be in between 17 and 24.

 

B.S.W. (Honours - 3 years)

Palli Samgathana Vibhaga (Institute of Rural Reconstruction)

Subject

Social Work

Eligibility criteria

55% marks in in Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination from recognised Board or Institute having any of the following subjects - Physics/ Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Biology/ Statistics/ Philosophy/ Psychology/ History/ Geography/ Economics/ Political Science/ AIHCA/ Commerce/ Home Science/ Nutrition/ Sociology/ Anthropology/ Management subjects.

B.Ed. ( 1year)

Vinaya Bhavana (Institute of Education)

Subject

Education

Eligibility criteria

For fresher candidates Should have B.A. Hons. / B.Sc. Hons. Degree with at least 45% marks in Honours subject Should have 3 years B.A./ B.Sc. / B.Mus. ( 4 years Rabindra Sangit) degree with at least 45% in aggregate, where no separate course as Honours subject are taught.


For deputed candidates