Presidency University MA and M.Sc Admission 2020

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Established in 1817, Presidency University is a public state university situated in Kolkata, West Bengal which offers undergraduate, postgraduate as well as doctoral degree programs.

At the graduate level, Presidency University offers M.Sc and MA course in multiple electives. For admission to these courses of Presidency University WBJEE Board conducts a common entrance examination i.e. PUMDET 2020. 

Only candidates with an Honors degree qualification in the relevant specialization can register for the Courses offered by Presidency University. Relaxation in the prescribed percentage of marks in the qualifying degree examination is also provided for SC/ST/PH categories etc. Admission to the MA and M.Sc programs is done on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in the Presidency University Master Degree Entrance Test (PUMDET 2020), conducted by West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB).

Interested candidates can register for admission by filling the online application form and submitting it along with the required processing fee, on or before the last date, through the official WBJEE website. The application fee to register for PUMDET 2019 is INR 500 plus the Bank’s Service Charges as applicable which can be paid through Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

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PUMDET Dates 2020

Date of ExaminationJune 21, 2020
Online Application for PUMDETMarch 12, 2020 - March 26, 2020

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MA Admissions

At postgradute level, Presidency University Calcutta offers MA course for the duration of 2 years. The MA  course is offered in the following electives:

Political Science831211


Candidates having 50% marks in rleevant subject are eligible for admission.

Selection Criteria:

The candiates seeking admission to M.A course offered by Presidency University are erequired to appear for PUMDET 2020. To be eligibile for PUMDET 2020 candidate should fulfill the eligibility criteria for the course candidate want to apply for. 

Candiates having a valid score in PUMDET will be offered admission to M.A course.

M.Sc Admissions

At the postgraduate level, Presidency University Calcutta also offers full-time M.Sc program in the following electives:

Applied Economics721111
Applied Geology611110
Life Sciences1442222


Candidate should have 60% marks in the releavant Honours degree at undergradaute level.

Selection Criteria: 

Admisison to M.Sc courses offered by Presidency University will be grnated on the basis of PUMDET (Presidency University Master Degree Entrance Test) 2020. 

Key Note

  1. Up to 60% of the following seats will be filled in through direct admission of the candidates (Securing 6.5 CGPA in Science or 5.5 CGPA in Humanities) from Presidency University strictly on merit basis.
  2. Rest 40% of the seats will be filled in from the merit list based on the marks obtained in the Admission Test (PUMDET 2020).


PUMDET is the Entrance test conducted by WBJEE board for admission to master programs offered by Presidency University.  PUMDET is a100 marks and 2-hour duration test. The board conducts different tests for different subjects.

After the successful completion of test, the final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the respective admission test.

A candidate has to secure at least 20 marks or 40% of the highest marks, whichever is higher, in the admission test, failing which the candidate will be disqualified for admission.

The SC/ST candidates will have to secure 75% of the total marks and the OBCA/OBCB candidates will have to secure 90% of the total marks obtained by the last general candidate, otherwise they will not be considered for admission from reserved quota (vide Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India Notification No. BC. 16014/1/82-SC&BCD.I dated 6th August 1984).

The final admission will be offered strictly on merit, according to the position in the merit list.

Candidates qualified for more than one subject will be allowed to express their choice during counselling session on the date of admission. The admission for a particular Honours subject will be completed on one and the same day through this process of counselling.

Note: If some seats reserved for direct admission remain vacant for insufficient number of eligible applicants, the same will be filled in (in addition to the rest 40% of seats) from the rank list based on admission test.

Documents Required at the time of Admission

  • Provisional admission slip provided by WBJEEB
  • Blood group report from recognized lab
  • Original and Photocopy of the following items
    • Photo ID card
    • Category/caste certificate(if applicable)
    • Certificate of physical disability (PwD) (if applicable)
    • Mark-sheet & certificate of 10th Standard
    • Mark-sheet of 10+2 level
    • Final Graduation Marksheet
  • Soft copy of Photo (200 pixel X 200 pixel) and signature (200 pixel X 50 pixel) in pendrive or CD

How To Apply

Registration for PUMDET 2020 can be done online by visiting

Registration for Master's degree programs offered by Presidency university can be done by filling in and submitting the completed online application on or before the last date. 

Candidate should log on to the university website and follow the below-given steps:

  1. Register with the necessary details and remember the self-created login ID and password.
  2. Fill the application form with the required details
  3. Upload the scanned copy of the recent passport-sized colored photograph of the candidate, Full signature of the candidate, Age proof (Admit Card of 10th standard examination) or birth certificate, Mark sheet/grade card of B.A./B.Sc. (for PUMDET)
  4. Pay the application fee either online (by net banking, debit/credit cards) or offline (by e-challan)  payment modes
  5. Upon successful submission, the system will generate a confirmation page congaing all the details entered by the candidate.
  6. Download the admit card on the notified date
  7. Candidate must keep the Xerox copy of the completed applications for subsequent use

Note:Application fee for PUMDET is INR 500 plus bank service charges as applicable.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Alekhya Dasari

Sir, is there msc computer science course in your college?

04 Sep, 2019 19:08
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Alekhya, this course is not available in the university.

05 Sep, 2019 13:14
Rishabh Sthapak

What is the last date for admission application in MA english ?

21 May, 2019 17:01
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Rishabh, last date for submitting admission form for this course is August 1, 2019 (tentatively)

21 May, 2019 17:18

Hi can you please tell me the required % in graduation in order to apply for M.A history honours?

20 May, 2019 10:14
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Tania, the university offers MA History instead of MA History Hons. The students should have passed BA Honours in the concerned subject with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university are eligible to appear in PUMDET-2019 (entrance test conducted by the university) for admission in this course.

20 May, 2019 10:30
Dinmohammad molla

I have completed my graduation in english in 2018. Am I eligible to take admission in m.a english course for the session 2019?

29 Oct, 2018 09:49
Akansha Expert

Hi Sir, You may please check this link for getting the Admission ELigibility for Presidency University Kolkata.

29 Oct, 2018 15:58
namrata khawas

Hi, can you please tell me the required % in graduation in order to apply for M.A. English Honours?

22 Sep, 2018 17:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Namrata, The admission are closed for this session.

24 Sep, 2018 17:48
shraboni sarkar

I am persuing my undergraduation on BA hons. In Geography and in 2019 i will graduated and i want to do post graduation in Geography in masters of Arts from presidency university can i

18 Sep, 2018 13:05
Akansha Expert

Hi Shraboni, Yes You can do this Degree, as you will full fill the university or college requirements only, Good Luck.

18 Sep, 2018 17:24
Shivam Barman

Hi, I have completed my B.Com With Major in Accounting and Finance from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. Am I eligible for any masters program in economics in Presidency University?

17 Sep, 2018 01:30
Akansha Expert

Hi Shivam, Selection of candidates will be done on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying degree and the entrance test viz. PUMDET 2018 followed by the counselling.

17 Sep, 2018 14:53
Shivam Barman

Thank you for the quick reply. However, my question was do they take B.Com graduates for Economics masters ?

17 Sep, 2018 14:56
Akansha Expert

Hello Shivam, You may please contact to the university for getting the Economic course details.

17 Sep, 2018 18:00
Aishik Chowdhury

Hi I m from Delhi completing my ba Hons geography from can I take admission in PU in Msc geography ???

21 Aug, 2018 23:49
Garima Bansal

Hi Aishik, The admissions are closed for this session.

22 Aug, 2018 14:26
puja kakoty

Is there any course in ma for economics

16 Aug, 2018 18:08
Akansha Expert

Hi Puja, Yes There is MA Economics course:- 


  • The candidate should have passed BA Honours in the concerned subject with minimum 50% marks (55% FOR APPLIED ECONOMICS) from a recognized university are eligible to appear in PUMDET-2018
  • The candidates who have completed BA Honours in the concerned subject with minimum 5.5 CGPA (6 FOR APPLIED ECONOMICS) from Presidency University are eligible for admission without any entrance test.

16 Aug, 2018 18:12
Priya kumari singh

i m from assam.. N i ll be in 6th sem next year.. N our final exm will be in the month of without the final marksheet can i sit for the entrance exm of MA in political science?

09 Aug, 2018 17:35
Akansha Expert

Hi Priya, please contact to this number:- 033 4052 9999 for getting the relevant information regarding the Admission in this university.

09 Aug, 2018 18:01

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