University of Kalyani or Kalyani University is a state university located in Nadia district of West Bengal. The university is ranked 86 among universities in India by the NIRF in 2018 and in the 101–150 band overall. It is providing academic guidance and leadership to 44 affiliated colleges (18 in Nadia, 25 in Murshidabad and 1 in North 24 Parganas). These Colleges are independent of the university but they follow the course curriculum of the university.

Kalyani University Admission Dates

Event Dates
Publication of provisional merit list November 23, 2020
Publication of admission list 1 for Home and other University Category November 26, 2020
Admission for Home/ Other University category according to Admission list 1 November 26 – November 28, 2020
PG Online Application/ Registration begins November 02, 2020
Last date for Online Application November 11, 2020 November 16, 2020
Publication of provisional merit list for Home University Category November 23, 2020
Publication of merit list for other Unversity Category November 23, 2020
Publication of Admission List 1 for Home/ Other University Category November 26, 2020
Home/ Other University Category Admission List 1 Results November 26 – November 28, 2020

Kalyani University Highlights

Established In 1960
Type of University State University
Approval  NAAC
Courses PG and Doctoral
Admission Criteria Merit-Based and Entrance Based
Mode of Registration Online
Campus Area  360 Acres
Total Students 2000+
Official website
How to Reach
  • 4 Km away from Kalyani Railway Station.
  • 28 Km away from Palta Bus Stand.
  • 52 Km away from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport

Kalyani University Courses

Kalyani University offers 76 courses in different specializations through its six departments. Given below are courses along with their number of seats available in tabulated form.

Departments Subjects Course Offered
Arts Bengali M.A (180), M.Phil (22)
English M.A (100), M.Phil (10)
Commerce M.Com, Ph.D
Economics M.A (100), M.Phil (10), Ph.D
Folklore M.A (100)
History M.A (120), M.Phil (6), Ph.D
Library and Information M.L.Ib (26)
Modern Language Russian (30) Chinese (30)
Political Science M.A (100)
Sanskrit M.A
Sociology M.A (100)
Hindi M.A
Science Botany M.Sc (46), Ph.D (6)
Biochemistry Biophysics M.Sc (30)  M.Sc (30)
Chemistry M.Sc (20), Ph.D (20)
Environmental Science M.Sc (20), Ph.D (20)
Physics M.Sc (20), Ph.D (20)
Geography M.Sc (35), Ph.D (8)
Science and Measurement Mathematics M.Sc (80), Ph.D
Microbiology M.Sc (20), Ph.D (20)
Zoology M.Sc (68), Ph.D (20)
Statistics M.Sc (20), Ph.D (20)
Business Administration Management M.B.A (40), Ph.D, DHHM (15)
Technology Computer Applications M.Tech (18), MCA (30)
Engineering B.Tech, M.Tech, Ph.D
Education Education B.P.eD, B.eD

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Kalyani University Admissions

Kalyani University offers both Ph.D. and M.Phil. degree under 76 different specializations. The duration of all these programs is around 2-5 years. Admission to Ph.D. and M.Phill. Programs is done by Kalyani University Research Eligibility Test (KURET) / EEARP/ KURAT followed by a Personal Interview conducted by the university.

A candidate shall be exempted from appearing in the EEARP provided that he/she —

  1. has qualified in NET/SLET/SET/GATE /KURAT/KURET or any other National or State level test for pursuing teaching or research.
  2. was admitted through the entrance test in M.Phil/M.Tech. course (other than five- year integrated M.Tech. course) and has obtained M.Phil/M.Tech. Degree from this University or from any other University/Institute recognized by this University
  3. is a whole-time teacher of this University or any other University / Institute recognized by this University
  4. is a whole-time teacher of Govt./Govt. aided College

The university offers online applications for all the candidates through the official website. 

Application Procedure

  • Visit the Online Admission Portal of the university.
  • A new page will appear where the candidate must click on the desired course.
  • Click on the Application Form tab and fill the form online.
  • Payment of Application fees will be done on the basis of SBI Collect.
    • Application Fees for M.Tech and M.P.Ed. is INR 300 (for General & OBC candidates), INR 150 (for SC/ST candidates) and INR 120 (for PwD).
    • Application Fees for MBA & DHHM and other PG Courses are INR 400 (for General & OBC candidates), INR 200 (for SC/ST candidates) and INR 160 (for PwD).
    • Application Fees for integrated M.Sc. Statistics is INR 500 (for General & OBC candidates), INR 250 (for SC/ST candidates) and INR 200 (for PwD)
  • Candidates can check Application status and can also reprint receipt by clicking on the desired option on the same page. 

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Kalyani University Distance Education Mode

The University of Kalyani was established in the year 1960 and has grown to a comprehensive institution with strong bases of administration and qualified faculty towards the mission of advancement of learning and research. The University, with the help of Distance Education Council, IGNOU and other Universities of West Bengal has launched Directorate of Open & Distance Learning (DODL) at the Post Graduate level. Kalyani University DODL Courses

Courses Eligibility Criteria
M.A. in Bengali

Hons. / Special. Hons. / General Graduate (10+2+3) with

qualifying marks in the subject concerned carrying a total of at least 300 marks /

Pass Graduate (10+2+2) with one-year bridge course in relevant subject /

Pass Graduate [(10+1+3) / (11+3)] with qualifying marks in the subject concerned carrying a total of at least 300 marks

M.A. in English
M.A. in History
M.A. in Education
M.A. in Public Administration

Kalyani University Distance Education Application Form

The application form is available online on the official website. The steps of the application procedure are as follows:

The application fee is INR 100. In online mode payment must be made through SBI Collect. In offline mode payment is made through Pre-acknowledgment payment challan. 
  • Visit the official website i.e.
  • Click on “DODL: M.A. Admission” and further on ‘Admission form’ and ‘Enrolment form’.
  • Download the form.
  • Payment should be made Online through SBI Collect or Pre-Acknowledgement payment challan.
  • After online payment, duly filled in Application Form and Enrolment Form must be accompanied with relevant documents and must be submitted to the DODL office.

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Kalyani University Facilities

  • Hostel: There are nine hostels in all for post-graduate students and research scholars - six for male and three for female students. Two hostels are earmarked for research scholars - one for males and the other for females. N.B.: Electricity, Water, and Cook-Staff are provided by the University; Telephone incoming facilities are also provided.
  • Central Library: Central Library was established in order to meet the academic and research needs of the Teachers, Research Scholars, the Students, and other staff members. In a lively University campus, the Central Library serves as the hive of academic activities for students, scholars, staff and faculty members in pursuit of excellence in their respective areas of studies.
  • SC/ST Cell: The coaching center started its functioning on and from March 24, 2007. The inauguration of the center was done by Sri S. C. Barman, Hon’ble M-I-C, SC/ST and Backward Class, Government of West Bengal. 315 students have been admitted to the center. The center purchased the following equipment out of 8 lakhs grant sanctioned by the U. G. C.
  • Health Center: The University of Kalyani has a well-equipped Health Centre for providing medical assistance to its communities. It started functioning from the early sixties, the building was established on 1978. The University communities, i.e. students, research scholars, employees, officers, and their families are enjoying medical facilities from the Health Centre. Health Centre extends health care activities both in preventive and as well as curative ways.


Ques. What are the popular courses at Kalyani University?

Ans. The popular courses at Kalyani University are MA English, Bengali, Political Science, Education, and M.Sc mathematics.

Ques. What are the attendance regulations followed by the University?

Ans. The students need to have a minimum of 75% attendance in every session. Universities take strict action for unreasonable reasons for not attending the classes.

Ques. Are the classes conducted regularly for PG courses in Kalyani University?

Ans. Yes, the timetable is provided by the university after completion of the admission procedure. Students are required to provide attendance in the classes as per the timetable.

Ques. How is the campus environment at Kalyani university?

Ans. The campus is surrounded by greenery which gives fresh energy to the students within the campus. The University authority has been maintaining greenery within the campus for a long year.

Ques. Are there hostel facilities for PG students at Kalyani University?

Ans. Yes, the students are provided with hostel facilities within the campus. The hostel’s rooms are spacious with single-room facility, 24*7 electricity, and water supply.

Ques. What documents are required for the admission process?

Ans. The documents that are required are :

  • Bachelor’s degree mark sheet
  • XII Marksheet
  • X mark sheet
  • Migration certificate for other University students
  • Passport size photograph

Ques. Is it worth doing MA English from Kalyani University?

Ans. Yes, the course module is good at Kalyani University in regard to M.A English. The students prefer Kalyani university over other universities due to its experienced faculty members who are supportive.

Ques. Which university is better, Calcutta university or Kalyani University?

Ans. It depends on the preference of the applicants, and location as well. Both universities provide academic excellence in the course.

Ques. Is there any M.Sc course with statistics at Kalyani University?

Ans. No, the university does not provide any statistics course. It provides M.Sc courses in subjects like biology and mathematics.

Ques. Is it worth pursuing a Master's from Kalyani university?

Ans. Yes, the university has known among the students of West Bengal with prestigious alumni. The University offers high-quality academic exposure for the students.

Ques. What is the fees M.Sc course at Kalyani University?

Ans. The duration of the M.Sc course is 2 years. The first year fees of the course are 4260 INR.

Ques. What are the placement opportunities at Kalyani University?

Ans. No, the university does not have active placement activities within the campus. The students mostly start preparing for government examinations after completion of the courses.

Ques. Which University is better for the course, Burdwan University, or Kalyani University?

Ans. Kalyani university is a better option. The faculty members are much experienced and have better infrastructure as compared to Burdwan University.

Ques. How is the campus life of Kalyani University?

Ans. the campus life of Kalyani University is Decent. The Infrastructure of the university is well developed with the required equipment in the classroom. The greenery on the campus is more fascinating for the students.

Ques. Is it worth getting a distance degree from Kalyani University?

Ans. Yes, the university provides a distance learning opportunity for better flexibility of the learning approach. This is better for students who cannot continue studies on a regular basis.