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Rabindra Bharti University (RBU) UG Admissions 2019: Courses, Application Process, Eligibility

Updated On - May 1st 2019

Rabindra Bharti University invites applicants for admission in their BA/BFA/B.L.I.Sc & B.Ed. undergraduate courses through common entrance test. Under the RBU panel, Rabindra Bharti University has divided it’s faculty into 3 departments: Faculty ofArts, Faculty of Fine Arts & Faculty of Visual Arts. Under these faculties different courses are arranged in a way best suited for the advancement and progress of the University’s teaching methodologies and the students.

As per the guidelines issued by the Govt. of West Bengal, reservation of seats is reserved for SC/ST/OBC categories; additionally separate seat reservation is allocated to Foreign/NRI students. RBU provides time to time scholarships to its meritorious students. Check Rabindra Bharti University Admission 2019

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    12th Mar, 2019 - 01st Jun, 2019

Important Dates

BA , BFA & B.Ed
Availability of Admission Forms 12th - 26th Mar, 2019
Last date of payment 27th Mar, 2019
Provisional list 19th Apr, 2019
Commencement of Classes 01st Jun, 2019







Rabindra sangeet

Rabindra sangeet


Vocal music

Vocal music










Political science













Candidates must have cleared the H.S. examination with a minimum score of 55% (relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/OBC) in the concerned subject in which they wish to pursue the course.

For applying in economics department, students must have Mathematics as their subject at H.S. level with a minimum score of 30% (with economics) and at least 50% (without economics) in the same. 

Eligibility For Special Honors:

Candidates must have cleared the H.S. Examination with a minimum score of 55% (relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/OBC) in the concerned subject in which they wish to pursue the course.


Duration: 4 Years (8 Semesters)


  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Graphics
  • History of Art
  • Applied Art


Candidates must have cleared the H.S. examination with a minimum score of 55% (relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/OBC) in the concerned subject in which they wish to pursue the course.

For applying in economics department, students must have Mathematics as their subject at H.S. level with a minimum score of 30% (with economics) and at least 50% (without economics) in the same. 

Bachelor of Education [B.Ed] (Special Education)

Duration: 2 Years


  • Bengali
  • Sanskrit
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Work Education
  • Vocal Music


Candidates securing a minimum score of 50% (-5% for SC/ST/OBC) in either in Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree or both (subjects: Science/Social Science/Humanity), Or a minimum score of 55% (-5% for SC/ST/OBC) in Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology (B.Tech) (subjects: Science & Mathematics) are eligible to apply.

Note: Freshers on a break of studies of 2 years and Deputed candidates on any duration of break are not eligible to apply.

Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc]

Fresher candidates having a Bachelor/ Master’s Degree with Honors (10+2+3) or Bachelors in Engineering or Technology (10+2+4/ 10+2+5) from any institute recognized by the UGC are eligible to apply.

Fresher candidates having a break of studies of 2 years or more are not eligible to apply. Deputed candidates having a graduation degree in Honors and a full time salaried work employ experience from a Govt. aided institution or Library are eligible to apply. No break is allowed for deputed candidates.

For certificate courses, candidates having a graduation degree in Honors and a certificate in Library Sciences are eligible to apply.

How To Apply

BA , B.Ed & BFA

In order to fill the application form, students must follow these instructions in order to proceed with the scheduled admission process:-

Step 1: Online Registration

  • Students have to register themselves, providing all the required and valid information along with contact details (e-mail ID and mobile no.)
  • After successful registration, students may receive a Login Password via SMS. Students are advised to immediately change their passwords after first login.

Step 2: Login

  • After the students enter the login portal, they have to fill up the preferred course(s) & check the eligibility. If eligible, students may fill the rest of the application form.
  • During the filling up of the form, students have to upload a passport size photograph and a signature copy also.

(If the student doesn’t have complete information, he/she may save the form in draft and fill it afterwards.)

Step 3: Payment method

  • Once required information is filled, students have to proceed by clicking on the link to download the help manual for using State Bank Collect Portal. The information in the booklet consists of a Fees Identificaton No., needed for payment process.
  • Further students have to make the payment by clicking on the payment option and filling up the required information. After that they may be directed to the SB Collect Portal. Fill in the information and lastly collect the payment receipt.


  1. The application form will be considered incomplete unless the student makes the payment.
  2. The student must take the print out of the form which consists of an Application Identification No. (AIN) which may be treated as a unique no during admission process.
  3. Without AIN, application form for any student may not be considered for admission.

Admission Process


Criteria for evaluation of marks in merit lists for all courses offered are as follows:

50% of the score is based on the marks obtained in 10th  and 12th  standards (or equivalent) in the ratio of 20:30 respectively. (Best four subjects)

The other 50% is based on the score in the concerned subject in which the student wishes to apply in the Honors Degree. On the basis of total aggregate, the merit lists will be prepared.

For English specifically, there will be two separate merit lists. This separation will be performed on the basis of students seeking English language as their First or Second Language in their H.S. examination respectively. Also, for students qualified from different boards other than ICSE and CBSE. For students belong to these boards a separate admission test will be conducted and the provisional merit list will be prepared accordingly.


The total aggregate of each candidate shall be proposed based on the marks secured in H.S. /12 standard (or equivalent) and marks scored in the admission test (theory + practical) in the ratio 20:80 respectively, according to which the merit list will be prepared.

Selection of Elective Subject:

For students who are pursuing B.A. or B.A. Hons. Degree of respective faculties, they have to select two subjects from the following Groups A, B, C, D. Out of which only one subject can be selected per group. The elected subjects carry 300 marks each.




Political Science, Rabindra Sangeet & Instrumental Music. 


Drama, Mass Communication & Videography, Philosophy and Economic


English, Bengali, Sanskrit and Dance


History, Mathematics (compulsory for Economics honors students) ,Vocal Music and Percussion


  • Students opting for Instrumental Music are prohibited from choosing Percussion anymore and Vice-Versa.
  • Any change in the choice of elective subject may not be entertained after two months from the date of admission.
  • Students cannot opt for the same elective subject to which they are concerned with in the Honors Degree.
  • Additional fees of INR 2000/- has to be paid by the students opting for Mass Communication & Videography. The payment must be made within one month from the date of admission.


Deputed candidates having a teaching experience from class IX onwards from a Govt. aided school will be eligible for admissions. They should also submit an NOC issued from the school authority at the time of admission.

Method pf merit list preparation for B.Ed courses:

Course Name

Examination Name (passed by the student)

Highest marks allotted


M.P. or its equivalent



H.S. or its equivalent


B.A. (Hons)


B.A. (Pass)










Bachelor of Library and Information Science [B.Lib.I.Sc]

Admission will be granted on the basis of marks obtained in the written test. Check here the criteria for merit list preparation:

Name of the course

Name of Examination

Percentage of Marks Obtained

Highest Marks Allotted


M.P. or its equivalent



H.S. or its equivalent


B.A. (Hons) OR 10+2+4



M.A./M.Sc. OR 10+2+5


Certificate Courses

Below 40%


40 to 50


51 to 60


61 to 70


71 to 80


81 to 90


91 to 100


For Deputed candidate (for BLISc course only): 1 (one) mark for each completed year of service in Library.




Total no of seats for the B.Ed. Course: 50

Out of the total, 75% seats will be reserved for Fresher candidates (90% of this is reserved for home university and 10% for other university candidates) and the rest 25% of seats are reserved for Deputed candidates.

Total no of seats for B.Ed. Spl. Course: 30

Out of the total, 90% seats will be reserved for home university candidates and the rest 10% seats will be for open competition from other universities. As per the Govt. rules, separate reservation of seats will be conducted for reserved categories (SC/ST/O


  1. Separate seat reservation for the reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) as per the Govt. guidelines.

2) Students must notify themselves about the seat allocation for fresher candidates (internal & external) and deputed candidates from the University website.

3) B.L.I.Sc. Course reserves 4 separate seats for Foreign/ NRI candidates against a higher tuition fees.

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



Aratrika Ghosh

When will the ba hons form for 2019 will be release?

09 Apr, 2019 14:46
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Aratrika, admission forms for BA Hons will release from May 19, 2019 (tentatively).

09 Apr, 2019 15:20
Priti Khatua

Is the application in RBU for admission in BA course is running ?

22 Mar, 2019 15:11
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Kirti, last date for submission of application forms is March 26, 2019 (tentatively).

22 Mar, 2019 15:21
Purbasha Das

When the online form fill up is going to start?

27 Feb, 2019 23:53
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Purbasha, online application form will be available from March 12, 2019.

28 Feb, 2019 00:16
Dipanwita Das

I don't get my final graduation certificate still now. I kindly request you to take addmission in Rabindra bharati university for M.A distance course in Political science. After collection the certificate I'll take it as a prove. I am Dipanwita Das from Uttarpara.

28 Dec, 2018 00:53
Akansha Expert

Hi Dipanwita, You may please visit the university to get the information about the Admission in the relevant course.

28 Dec, 2018 10:51
Dipanwita Das

Ok. May you kindly tell me when I should go to get all informations in details?? Please help me. Because I'm from Uttarpara.

28 Dec, 2018 11:08
Akansha Expert

You can go in working days Monday to Friday in the noon, they will help you in a good manner.

28 Dec, 2018 14:26

Plz tell me, how l ready for entrance exam to take admisson for BFA course, and which subjects 'complete knowledge l must have? And where is the exam done

07 Nov, 2018 08:10
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Sunisa, There is no entrance exam for BFA Course at Rabindra Bharti University. The eligibility criteria for BFA is a candidate must be passed in 10 2 with an interest in the relevant field.

15 Dec, 2018 18:39
Nikhil Barnwal

Please tell me when is the admission forms would be given for BFA in Applied Arts? I mean from when the filling of admission forms be started for bfa in applied arts in RBU?

14 May, 2019 11:02
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Nikhil, admission process for BFA has already been started from Mar 12, 2019 and will get closed on June 1, 2019 (tentatively).

14 May, 2019 12:20
Manik Samanta

Say me the exact date of M A distance from Rabindrabharati University.

01 Oct, 2018 19:50
Akansha Expert

Hi Manik, The admission for the M.A will start fr0m the 08th Dec 2018 - 16th Dec 2018.

11 Oct, 2018 15:55
Argho Karmakar

Say me the exact date of under graduate form in rabindrabharati university

30 Aug, 2018 15:40
Akansha Expert

Hi Argho, You can check on the official website i.e.

30 Aug, 2018 17:02
Prava Saha

I want to graduate on Philosophy. May I know the date of admission

18 Aug, 2018 17:39
Akansha Expert

Hi Prava, The application will be starts from the 08th Dec, 2018 - 16th Dec, 2018.

18 Aug, 2018 18:35
Dipa Mondal

Admission date for or BCA.

10 Aug, 2018 11:58
Garima Bansal

Hi Dipa, The application for the bsc or bca course will be starts from the 08th Dec, 2018 - 16th Dec, 2018.

10 Aug, 2018 16:01

When online m.a. admission from available in 2018-19.. tell me the date plz..

26 Jul, 2018 11:59
Garima Bansal

Hi Anupama, The admission for the M.A will be starts fr0m the 08th Dec, 2018 - 16th Dec, 2018.

26 Jul, 2018 13:10

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