Founded in 1830, the Scottish Church College (SCC), Kolkata is the oldest Christian liberal arts and sciences college in India, which boasts a multitude of legendary alumni, namely, Swami Vivekananda, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, et al. The SCC has been rated ‘A’ by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), and has also been conferred the status of ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Some important facts regarding the process of admission are listed below:
1) The College has an online system of admission and does not carry out physical distribution of forms.
2) Admission to the College is determined by the merits (based on Index Mark) that the candidates obtain in their previous qualifying examination.
3) The college, therefore, does not undertake entrance examination for any of the programmes except:
4) The academic session of the SCC extends from the 1st of July to the 30th of June every (academic) year.
5) The candidates who qualified (the previous qualifying examination) in the current year (i.e. the year of admission) are preferred to those that passed theirs earlier.
6) Except for the B.Ed. course in the Department of Teacher Education, which is restricted to female students, all other courses are co-educational in nature.
7) Apart from the usual reservation for the backward classes and people with physical disabilities (SC-22%; ST-6%; PH-3%), as a Christian Minority Institution, the SCC reserves some seats for eligible Christian candidates as well.
Important Dates for Undergraduate courses (B.A./B.Sc./B.Com./BBA) Admissions 2017:
|Online submission of Application Forms||May 29, 2017|
|Last date for submission of the completed online application form for all courses||June 7, 2017|
|Last date for online (through credit card/debit card/internet banking) submission of the application fee||June 7, 2017|
|Last date for offline (through bank challan at any branch of the Indian Bank) submission of the application fee||June 8, 2017|
|Publication of the list of candidates eligible for appearing in the admission test for the BBA (Hons.) programme||June 9, 2017|
|Admission test (only for general category candidates) for admission to the Physics (Hons.) programme||June 11, 2017|
|Admission test (only for general category candidates) for admission to the BBA (Hons.) programme||June 14, 2017|
|Publication of the full list of applicants for all subjects||June 14, 2017|
|Publication of the merit list for all subjects (except BBA)||June 15, 2017|
|Publication of the list of successful candidates, in the written test for BBA, to become eligible for GD and PI||June 21, 2017|
Important dates for M.Sc Admissions:
|Issue of the online application form||June 24, 2017|
|The last date for submission of the online form and the application fee||July 30, 2017|
|Publication of the online merit list||August 5, 2017|
|The date of admission (for all categories)||August 10, 2017|
Important Dates for B.Ed. Admissions 2017:
|Publication of final merit list of candidates to be admitted||June 5, 2017|
|Publication of the merit list (Phase I)||June 11, 2017|
A) Some particulars in reference to the process of admission to the undergraduate courses are listed below:
1) The SCC provides only Honours courses, which have a duration of three years, in its undergraduate programme.
2) If a student is unable to qualify for Honours in any of the University examinations during his/her course period, he/she will not be permitted to continue his/her studies in the College as a General course candidate.
3) Whilst the process of admission of students to B.A., B.Sc., and B.Com., is carried out simultaneously; the process for B.Ed., BBA, and post-graduate courses, is carried out separately.
4) The candidates who qualified (the previous qualifying examination) in the current year (i.e. year of admission) are preferred to those that passed theirs earlier.
5) The SCC does not undertake entrance examination for any of the programmes except:
6) The College publishes the dates for the written tests for Physics and BBA after the last date for submission of the completed online application form for all undergraduate courses.
7) The College allows candidates aiming for the undergraduate courses in Sanskrit or Philosophy to report for direct admission after applying online and paying the application fees.
B) Some particulars in reference to the criteria for admission to the honours courses are listed below:
1) A candidate must have pass-marks in at least four recognised subjects (of full marks not being less than 100 each) one of which must be English.
2) A candidate must have passed in the General (Elective) subjects applied for.
3) Marks obtained in top four subjects are considered to ascertain the aggregate marks of a candidate passing the examination under grade system.
4) The marks obtained in Environmental Education, as a compulsory subject, are not taken into account for calculating the aggregate marks in the top four subjects, for the purpose of admission to the degree course of studies in the SCC.
5) Admission to the SCC is determined by the merits (based on Index Mark) that the candidates obtain in their previous qualifying examination.
6) An SC/ST applicant must have scored a minimum of 40% marks in the subject or related subject in the previous qualifying examination.
7) An applicant with physical disabilities (PH) must have scored:
8) A Christian applicant must have scored:
9) Among Christian candidates, preference is given to those from the Communion of Churches in India (CNI/CSI/Mar Thoma).
C) The honours subjects and their correlative elective subjects are as follows:
|Course||Honours Subject||Elective Subject(s)|
|Bachelor of Arts (Choose any two elective subjects)||English|
History OR Sociology
Philosophy/Physical Education / Psychology
Economics/Physical Education/ Philosophy/Psychology
Sociology / Hindi
|Bachelor of Science (Choose any one combination of elective subjects)||Physics|
Mathematics & Chemistry
Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics & Computer Science
|Chemistry||Mathematics & Physics|
Physics & Chemistry
Physics & Statistics
Physics & Computer Science
|Botany||Chemistry & Zoology|
|Zoology||Chemistry & Botany|
|Microbiology||Chemistry & Botany|
|Computer Science||Mathematics & Physics|
Mathematics & Statistics
Mathematics & Computer Science
Mathematics & Political Science
D) An overview of the criteria of eligibility for admission to these programmes is given below:
|Honours Subject||Stream||Minimum eligibility to apply (all in percentages)|
|Sanskrit||NA||50 (60 direct admission)||NA||50 (60 direct admission)|
|Philosophy||NA||50||50 (Philosophy/ Psychology)||NA|
|History||Arts stream with History||55||55||55|
|Arts stream without History||55||NA||60|
|Political Science||Arts stream with Pol. Sc.||60||60||60|
|Arts stream without Pol. Sc.||60||NA||60|
|Science stream /Commerce stream||65||NA||70|
|Economics||With Economics||60||60 (Maths) 60 (Eco)||50|
|Without Economics||60||60 (Maths)||50|
|Computer Science||NA||60||60 (Maths) 60 (CS/ ISc/Physics)||NA|
|Botany||NA||55||60 (Biology) PASS(Chemistry)||NA|
|Zoology||NA||60||60 (Biology) PASS (Chemistry)||NA|
|Microbiology||NA||60||40 (Maths) 60 (Chemistry) 60 (Biology)||NA|
|Physics||NA||60||85 (Physics and Maths together)||NA|
|B.Com.||Commerce stream||55||55 (Accountancy) 40 (Maths /BSTD/CSTX/ CLPA/Eco)||NA|
|Science stream||60||60 (Maths)||NA|
|Economics/ Statistics/ Mathematics stream||60||60 (Maths) 40 (Eco)||NA|
A) Some particulars in reference to the process of admission to the post-graduate courses are listed below:
1) The SCC offers post-graduate courses in two subjects, i.e. Chemistry and Botany.
2) Only those candidates who qualified the B.Sc. (Hons.) examination in the current year (i.e. the year of admission) are eligible for this programme.
3) The total number of seats comprises 30 for Chemistry and 20 for Botany.
4) The seats allotted to the general-merit category comprise 17% for Calcutta University and 12% for other universities.
5) The seats reserved for various categories are as follows:
B) Some particulars in reference to the criteria for admission to the post-graduate courses are listed below:
1) Only those applicants in the general-merit category who scored at least 50% marks in the previous qualifying examination are eligible for this programme.
2) Only those applicants in the SC/ST/Christians category who scored at least 40% marks in the previous qualifying examination are eligible for this programme.
3) Candidates for the Chemistry course must have passed Mathematics and Physics/Computer Science as elective subjects at the undergraduate level.
A) Some particulars in reference to the process of admission to the B.Ed. courses are listed below:
1) The school subjects offered in the B.Ed. programme are: English, Bengali, History, Geography, Philosophy, Physical Science, and Life Science.
2) Each applicant can enrol in one school subject only, the subject being studied at his/her graduation and/or post-graduation level.
3) There are 50 seats in total, in the B.Ed. programme.
4) 50% of the seats are reserved for untrained deputed teachers of classes ranging from IX to XII.
5) The seats allotted to the fresher category comprise 80% for the Calcutta University and 20% for other universities.
6) Since the SCC is a Christian Minority Institution, it reserves 30% seats for eligible Christian candidates who satisfy the minimum requirements prescribed by the NCTE and the Calcutta University. Among Christian candidates, preference is given to those from the Communion of Churches in India (CNI/CSI/Mar Thoma).
7) The reservation facility for the SC/ST category is not meant for students (of this category) from other states.
8) In the general category, the age-limit for fresher students is 40 years (as on 30th June), but there is no bar on age for deputed students.
9) In the SC/ST/PH category, the age-limit is relaxable by a maximum of 5 years.
B) Some particulars in reference to the criteria for admission to the B.Ed. courses are listed below:
1) The following candidates are eligible for admission to the B.Ed. programme:
2) The above requirements for eligibility are not applicable to persons appointed as teachers prior to the commencement of the NCTE.
3) In the SC/ST/PH category, the qualifying marks are relaxable by 5%.
C) Some particulars in reference to the procedure of selection to the B.Ed. courses are listed below:
|Qualification||Academic Performance||Grade Marks|
|(a) PhD/ D.Phil. OR (b) M.Phil.||05||NA|
|Two-year post-graduate degree||35||Percentage of marks multiplied by 0.35|
|(a) Graduation with Hons./ Spl. Hons./ Major subject/ B.E./ B.Tech. OR (b) Graduation (general)||30||Percentage of marks multiplied by 0.30|
|10||Percentage of marks multiplied by 0.10|
|Higher secondary (10+2) examination||20||Percentage of marks multiplied by 0.20|
|Secondary (10) examination||10||Percentage of marks multiplied by 0.10|
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In Scottish Church college only in Physics department and BBA department there is an admission test at the UG level. In all the other departments at the UG level admissions are based on marks secured during the Class 12 Board Examinations. So, basically i never had to sit for any admission test as i opted for Political Science honours at the UG level.
This is one of the famous colleges at Kolkata and I got through because of the cut off percentage. We did not have a formal interview, however we did have to meet the Principal before the admission was granted.
I had passed out of my Class XII examination from Bihar Intermediate Education Council with more than 80% marks and opted to study Bachelor of Arts from Scottish Church College as the college is a heritage college with some eminent Alumni who have later in life become legends in their respective fields. Also the college offers a plethora of courses to opt from and has been accredited by NAAC as an A1 category college due to superb and experienced faculty, excellent results and infrastructure. Th...
JEE mains and WBJEE there are the two entrance exam I took I do had choices but I was eventually admitted to Scottish church and that was the best of all options Scottish Church College is one the finest college india has.
Nothing, I got selected based on my ISC boards marks, which were decent enough, and I got my name selected in the list of 250 or so, among which 25 were taken, I was the 21st person to be taken in.