The Ravenshaw University in Cuttack is an upgraded version of the renowned Ravenshaw College established in 1868. The upgraded university came into existence in 2006. It offers 25 UG and 33 PG courses across 26 departments and 9 schools. 

Aside from the basic undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute also offers integrated courses, postgraduate diplomas, and certificate courses. The admission is strictly based on the entrance exam. Application forms are available online.

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Ravenshaw University Highlights

Established | Institute Type 1968 | State University
Accredited By NAAC – Grade A
Approved By UGC
Courses Offered BA, BBA, B.Sc., B.Com., M.Sc, M.com, MA, MCA, MBA
Entrance exam OJEE, UGC NET/ SLET or GATE
Application Mode Online
Admission Criteria Merit-based & Entrance Based
Official Website https://www.ravenshawuniversity.ac.in/Home.php#

Ravenshaw University Courses

There are 9 schools at Ravenshaw University, offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses, along with research and self-financed courses. The institute has numerous subjects across 3 streams. They also have self-finance courses at the undergraduate level.

Course Details
B.Sc. (Hons.) Duration: 3 years
Specializations: Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics
Eligibility: Aggregate 50% in 10+2 (45% for SC/ ST) with relevant subjects
Admission Criteria: Merit-based
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B. Com. (Hons.) Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Aggregate 50% in 10+2 (45% for SC/ ST) with relevant subjects
Admission Criteria: Merit-based
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BA (Hons.) Duration: 3 years
Specializations: Economics, Education, English, Geography, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Odia, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics
Eligibility: Aggregate 50% in 10+2 (45% for SC/ ST) with relevant subjects
Admission Criteria: Merit-based
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BBA Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Aggregate 50% in 10+2 (45% for SC/ ST) with relevant subjects
Admission Criteria: Merit-based
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B.Sc.  Duration: 3 years
Specialization: Information Science And Telecommunication
Eligibility: Aggregate 50% in 10+2 (45% for SC/ ST) with relevant subjects
Admission Criteria: Merit-based
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M.Sc. Duration: 2 years
Specialization: Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics
Eligibility: Aggregate 45% in a graduate degree in the relevant subject.
Admission Criteria: Merit-based and Entrance Test (CPET)
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M. Com. Duration: 2 years
Specialization: General, Entrepreneurship
Eligibility: Aggregate 45% in a graduate degree in the relevant subject.
Admission Criteria: Merit-based and Entrance Test (CPET)
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MA Duration: 2 years
Specialization: Economics, Education, English, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Odia, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics
Eligibility: Aggregate 45% in a graduate degree in the relevant subject.
Admission Criteria: Merit-based and Entrance Test (CPET)
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MBA Duration: 2 years
Specialization: Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Finance, Marketing
Eligibility: Aggregate 45% in a graduate degree in the relevant subject.
Admission Criteria: Merit-based and Entrance Test (CPET)
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MCA Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Aggregate 45% in a graduate degree in the relevant subject.
Admission Criteria: Entrance Based (OJEE)
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M. Phil. Duration: 1 Year
Specialization: Applied Geography, Applied Geology, Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Management (Commerce), Economics, Education, English, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Odia, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics, Zoology
Eligibility: An aggregate of 55% in a postgraduate course with a relevant subject. (50% for reserved categories)
Admission Criteria: Merit-based and Entrance Test
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PhD Duration: Minimum 3 years
Specialization: Applied Geography, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Education, English, Economics, Geology, History, Management, Mathematics, Odia, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Zoology
Eligibility: An aggregate of 55% in a postgraduate course with a relevant subject. (50% for reserved categories)
Admission Criteria: Entrance Based (UGC NET/ SLET or GATE)
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Ravenshaw University Admission

Undergraduate courses have direct admissions based on merit. Postgraduate courses are based on merit and results of the CPET.

How to Apply?

  • The application forms are available online on the university website.
  • Applicants are required to fill all the entries in the online application form.
  • The applicants have to pay the Application Fee at the time of registration (INR 500).
  • After submission, the form has to be printed out, which will be submitted at the time of admissions.
  • Candidates who want to apply for more than one UG course are required to apply separately.
  • Interested applicants have to fill out the forms for the entrance test.
  • Common subject-wise rank lists will be prepared once the results are out.
  • Admission processes will then be done by the university.

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Ravenshaw University Scholarship

  • National Scholarship: National scholarships are awarded to poor and meritorious students whose parent's annual income is less than INR 6,000 annually will only be eligible. 
  • PG Merit Scholarship by the Directorate of Higher Education every year based on the results of the Annual Degree Examination at INR 60 per month for 2 years to Post-Graduate students to complete their studies. 
  • Senior Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship: Awarded by the Directorate of Higher Education, Orissa @ 50/- per month based on the results of +2 Examination for 3 years to students taking their undergraduate studies.
  • Post Matric Scholarship (For S.C./ S.T. students)
  • Scholarship To Teacher's Sons/Daughters
  • Hindi Merit Scholarship
  • Physically Handicapped Scholarship
  • Scholarship To The Disables
  • Assistance To The Disabled Students
  • Sanskrit Merit Scholarship
  • Sanskrit Merit Scholarship
  • Scholarship To The Wards Of Mine Workers
  • Scholarship To The Wards Of Bidi Workers
  • "Samaj" Scholarship
  • Jindal Scholarship
  • Prof. Brajabandhu Mishra Memorial Scholarship:
  • Other Scholarships provided by Ravenshaw University: Bhingarpur Jagannath Scholarship, Two Mayo Scholarships, One Peck Memorial Scholarship, Two Dhenkanal Scholarships, A Mayurbhanj Scholarship
  • Bank Loans

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Ravenshaw University Facilities

  • Hostels: Ravenshaw University provides residential facilities for both boys and girls. The campus has seven boys’ and six girls’ hostels, which can accommodate about 3500 students. Admission in the hostels shall be made strictly based on the Department wise merit list in each program.
  • Sports Complex: Ravenshaw University actively promotes sports and athletics. The campus has fields and facilities for several indoor and outdoor games including the following – cricket, lawn and table tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, football, chess, athletics, etc.
  • Ravenshaw Knowledge Center (Kanika Library): The library provides services like Ravenshaw Knowledge Portal, Digital Library, On-line Reading Room, National Knowledge Network, and subscription to databases, online journals, and e-resources.
  • Research Centers: 3 important research centres are already in operation. These are the Center for Odishan Studies, Center for Environment and Public Health, and Center for Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies.
  • Other Facilities: NCC, NSS and Red Cross, Gym, Sports, etc.

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Ravenshaw University Faculty

The university has a total of 156 faculty members as per NIRF 2020 report. The faculty members consist of Lecturer, professors, assistant professor, associate professors. All the faculty members are highly qualified and the majority of them are PhD holders.

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Ravenshaw University FAQs

Ques. How are placements at Ravenshaw University?

Ans. Ravenshaw University has a dedicated training and placement cell available. The Cell arranges on-campus placements of students in multiple industries. Moreover, it makes arrangements for students to participate in off-campus drives organized at various institutions/industries.

Ques. How is the assessment done for admissions to the M. Phil and PhD programs at Ravenshaw University?

Ans. As per UGC Regulations, the selection of candidates is divided as following – A weightage of 70% to the entrance test. And 30% to the performance in the interview/ viva-voce.

Ques. What is the syllabus for the M. Phil / PhD entrance test at Ravenshaw University?

Ans. 50% from research methodology and 50% from the subject concerned (based on the PG level course of Ravenshaw University).

Ques. How is the statewide merit list made for PG admissions at Ravenshaw University?

Ans. The CPET State wide merit lists are prepared by combining the career marks (30% of the total) and marks secured in the entrance examination (70% of the total) by a candidate.

Ques. What is the procedure after clearing the entrance for Doctoral courses at Ravenshaw University?

Ans. Applicants who qualify the entrance test will be called for an assessment of their analytical-cum-research aptitude. This will be based on their writing skill followed by interview/ presentation immediately. This assessment will be done separately for M. Phil and Ph. D candidates.