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Presidency University Kolkata Admissions 2017-18

Presidency University Kolkata, previously known as the Hindu College, provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Arts as well as Science streams. Additionally, it offers a plethora of General subjects for those who want to break free from the traditional method of learning. Research is also offered for specific subjects.

Admissions to the Presidency University are conducted through common entrance examinations conducted separately for UG and PG courses by WBJEE. For UG courses (B.A. / B.Sc. (Honours)), the entrance exam conducted is PUBDET whereas in case of PG courses (M.A. / M.Sc.), it is PUMDET. Shortlisted candidates are then called for counseling by the university.

  • For admission to session 2017-18, application process for both UG and PG courses starts on February 7, 2017 with forms accepted till February 28, 2017
  • Applications can be submitted online by logging onto the official website of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board i.e. http://wbjeeb.in

Presidency University offers its undergraduate (B.A and B.SC) and postgraduate (M.A and M.SC) courses with 15 different specializations each. The undergraduate course comprises of three years while the postgraduate course is of two years. All the admission tests will be conducted in English with the exception of Vernacular courses like Hindi and Bengali.

Presidency University Kolkata Admission Dates 2017

Schedule for application, exam, interviews and admission for UG, PG and Research courses offered at Presidency University Kolkata is given below:

Undergraduate Courses:

EventStart DateEnd Date
Application for UG CoursesFebruary 07, 2017February 28, 2017
Entrance exam for UG coursesApril 29, 2017April 30, 2017
Announcement of resultMay 30, 2017 
CounselingJune 04, 2017 

 

Postgraduate courses:

EventStart DateEnd Date
Application for PG CoursesFebruary 07, 2017February 28, 2017
Entrance exam for PG coursesApril 29, 2017April 30, 2017
Announcement of resultMay 30, 2017 
CounselingJune 04, 2017 

Check All the Courses Offered by Presidency University Kolkata

Presidency University Kolkata BA and B.SC Admission 2017

Presidency University Kolkata provides Bachelor of Arts (H) programmes with eight different specializations – Bengali, Economics, English, Hindi, History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Political Science. The University also offers Bachelor of Science (H) programmes in seven specializations - Biological Science, Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics.

The total strength for every B.A and B.SC programme differs from subject to subject. The total number of seats present for B.A (H) including all the eight specialization is 254. Whereas, the total number of seats for B.SC specialization equals to a total of 319.The programmes are of three years each.

Key points to be noted:

  • Each candidate can apply for a maximum of two Honours subjects.
  • Candidates who have passed/appeared for any (10+2 system) equivalent of the (10+2) structure followed by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, West Bengal, not before 2016, are qualified to apply.
  • For getting admitted, the candidate needs to pass any of the aforementioned examinations, with at least five recognized subjects (full marks not less than 100), including English language.
  • The finalized merit list will be declared based on the summation of the aggregate percentage marks of the top four subjects, excluding Environmental Science/Education), received at the 10+2 level as well as the marks obtained in the University conducted test.
  • Candidates who get shortlisted for two subjects can choose their favourite subject during the counseling.
  •  Students belonging to the SC/ST/PwD are eligible for 5% relaxation in percentage needed to be eligible in all the courses.

List of B.A and B.SC Courses with Number of Seats and Eligibility Criteria Available at Presidency University

Course LevelCourse NameSpecializationsSeatsEligibility criteria
UGB.A (H)Bengali3610+2 with 60% in aggregate and 65% in Bengali
  Economics4610+2 with 80% in aggregate and 80% in Maths (not Business Maths), and 70 % in English
  English3610+2 with 80% (Arts) OR 85% (Sci/Com) in aggregate and 75% in English or 65% in Eng-A (WBHS)
  Hindi4610+2 with 60% in aggregate and 60% in Hindi
  History4110+2 with 70% in aggregate
  Philosophy3610+2 with 60% in aggregate and 65% in English
  Sociology2910+2 with 70% in aggregate
 B.SC (H)Biological Science9910+2 with 75% in aggregate with Physics & Chemistry + (Maths or Stat) + Biology
  Chemistry4810+2 with 80% in aggregate (with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and 80% in Chemistry
  Geography2510+2 with 75% in aggregate with any 3 of 11 subjects (Phys, Chem, Maths, Bio, Stat, Eco, PolSc, Socio, History, Geography, Geology)
  Geology3010+2 with 70% in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
  Mathematics4610+2 with 75% in aggregate and 80% in Mathematics
  Physics4610+2 with 80% in aggregate and 80% in Phys + Maths combined
  Statistics2510+2 with 75% in aggregate and 80% in Maths or Stat

Presidency University Kolkata M.A and M.SC Admission 2017

With regards to the PG courses, Presidency University Kolkata offers a wide variety of programmes. The specialized subjects that fall under M.A include Bengali, Applied Economics, English, Hindi, History, Philosophy, Sociology, and Political Science. Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Applied Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics fall under M.SC.

The University offers M.A in eight different specializations and M.SC Phil in seven different specializations. All the Master courses are of two years each. The total intake for the M.A and M.SC programmes vary depending on the specialization. However, the overall seating capacity for M.A is 291 while the seating capacity for M.SC is 235.

Key points to be noted:

  • Candidates who have passed/appeared for B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) final examination from any University after 2015, are eligible to apply as per the eligibility table given below
  • For candidates passed B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) final examination before or in 2015, may be allowed to appear for the Admission test under special circumstances. But they need their eligibility to be approved by the Chairpersons of the Admission Committee
  • Candidates who have not received their final results of Bachelor degree can take provisional admission based on the marks in the previous parts of their Bachelor’s examination. Once selected, they will have to produce the final mark sheet before the counselling. If the final marks obtained do not meet the requirements of the university, their admission will be cancelled.
  • 60% of the PG seats in each department will be reserved for the students already belonging to the Presidency University for direct admission, without appearing in the written entrance test.
  • The admission of SC/ST/OBC-A/B candidates will follow the reservation policies of West Bengal State

List of M.A / M.SC Courses with Number of Seats and Eligibility Criteria Available at Presidency University

Course LevelCourse NameSpecializationsSeatsEligibility criteria
PGM.A.Bengali36Bachelor's degree with 50% in Bengali (Honours)
Applied Economics31Bachelor's degree with 55% in Economics (Honours)
English36Bachelor's degree with 50% in English (Honours)
Hindi46Bachelor's degree with 50% in Hindi (Honours)
History41Bachelor's degree with 50% in History (Honours)
Philosophy36Bachelor's degree with 50% in Philosophy (Honours)
Sociology29Bachelor's degree with 50% in Sociology (Honours)
Political Science36Bachelor's degree with 50% in Political Science (Honours)
M.ScBiological Sciences57Bachelor's degree with 55% marks in B.Sc. with Honours in any branch of Biological Sciences
Chemistry36Bachelor's degree with 55% in Chemistry (Honours)
Geography31Bachelor's degree with 50% in Geography (Honours)
Applied Geology25Bachelor's degree with 55% in Geology (Honours)
Mathematics25Bachelor's degree with 55% in Mathematics (Honours)
Physics36Bachelor's degree with 55% in Physics (Honours)
Statistics25Bachelor's degree with 55% in Statistics (Honours)

Presidency University Application Form

Application for both UG and PG courses can be submitted online by logging on to the official website of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board. The application fee is Rs. 350 + Rs. 10 (bank charges) for both PUBDET and PUMDET examinations.

Steps of application process:

  • Visit the official website of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board to fill up the online application form.
  • Application form for UG courses can be found at http://wbjeeb.in/pubdet.html, and for PG courses at http://wbjeeb.in/pumdet.html. The forms are interactive in nature.
  • For UG courses you can choose maximum two subjects. For PG courses, you will need to choose the subject according to your honours/major subject in B.A. /B.Sc.
  • Provide the required details. Please be careful as the details once submitted cannot be changed later.
  • Upload the required documents and photograph. Make sure to upload a recent photograph to avoid any inconvenience at the time of admission in the examination hall.
  • After the required details and documents have been provided, submit the form. You will be redirected to the payment page for the application fee. You can choose to pay online using credit/debit cards and net banking or offline.
  • For offline payments, an e-challan will be generated which can be used to make payment at any branch of Allahabad Bank
  • Admit cards will be downloadable in nature and should be printed out. You will need to carry the hard copy of the printed admit card in proper condition and a photograph
  • The entrance examination will take place in different parts of the city like Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, Kalyani, Murshidabad, Bankura, Haldia, Asansol, Burdwan, Durgapur, Siliguri, Jamshedpur, Guwahati, Silchar and Agartala.
  • In case a particular examination centre lacks the required amount of candidates, the zone might get cancelled and new allotments will be given for applicants falling under those zones.

online and offline application mode

Presidency University is a public University affiliated by UGC and AIU. The university is accredited grade “A” by NAAC.The University imparts professional /non-professional education, research and training. The university offers admission to the following UG programmes:  M.A.. read more

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online and offline application mode

Presidency University is a public University affiliated by UGC and AIU. The university is accredited grade “A” by NAAC.The University imparts professional /non-professional education, research and training. The university offers admission to the following UG programmes:  B.A.. read more

application form dates
05Apr,201805May,2018

online application mode

Presidency University, Kolkata provides PhD full time as well as part time research programs. For admission to the course candidates must fulfill eligibility criteria. Application forms are out and last date to submit the same is June 30, 2017. PhD Entrance examination will take place on July 23, 2017. read more

application form dates
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Subhanjana DasBachelor of Arts [BA] (English Literature)Pursued 2nd year 2017 - 2018
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The university holds entrance examinations of its own for the course I opted for (English Honours). I scored 75/100 in that entrance test. Presidency University has an exemplary faculty in the English department and is known for its liberal nature when it comes to student participation.


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Rangan SenguptaBachelor of Science [B.Sc] {Hons.} (Mathematics)Batch : 1997
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Mathematics Entrance Test after 10+2, scored 40/100 and I opted as I was passionate about mathematics.


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Avinaba ChowdhuryM.Sc( Statistics)Batch : 2015
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The college has an entrance examination which is be given only for admission into the particular college. I ranked 13th in the entrance examination.


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Suman GhoshB.SC. HONOURSBatch : 2004
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I have taken Presidency College Entrance Exam in the respective subject Mathematics. I have secured 35 rank in that exam and gets admitted in the Mathematics Department. I have a strong base in Maths and wanted to build my career in this field. The examination was moderately difficult but I fared well to crack the written exam. There was a short interview taken by the HOD which mainly focuses on the soft skills. My dream was to get admitted in this prestigious college as Many dignified personal...


10/10academic
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Dipankar BhattacharyaB.Sc (Chemistry) & M.Sc (Chemistry)Batch : 2002
7.8
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Separate entrance exam for Presidency CollegeI scored 44/100 in the exam (believe me, I ranked amongst the top 10 students, it shows the level of question papers for the entrance exam)This was the best undergraduate college at that time (Ranked 2nd after St Stephens College in Time's ranking of Indian degree colleges that year).


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6/10food & accom
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9/10social life

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NEHA BORAH

I am pursuing HS Final Exam at DPS Numaligarh Assam and will be completed on 24th April. I wish to apply for admission into Presidency Colege Kolkata in BA course 2017. Please advise. Regards, Neha Borah

11 Apr, 2017 00:10
Admin

Hi Neha, to get details on admission to BA Course, please find the link http://collegedunia.com/university/26011-presidency-university-kolkata/admission

11 Apr, 2017 16:31
Debanjali Natg

wen will be the online admission form for UG by presidency college,kolkata be given???

10 Apr, 2017 00:10
Admin

Hi Debanjali, to get details on admission for UG Courses, please find the link http://collegedunia.com/university/26011-presidency-university-kolkata/admission

10 Apr, 2017 18:02
Anamika Ghose

Please advise regarding BA courses in reputed colleges and universities specially Delhi and Kolkata and dates of submission of applications.

07 Mar, 2017 00:10

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