Located in the state of West Bengal, Sidho Kanho Birsha University is quickly gaining reputation among the best Universities of the state. It offers a number of programmes at the postgraduate and research level, including B.Ed., M.A., and Ph.D. Applications are accepted online through the official website of the university, and candidates have a period of around two weeks to submit their applications.
The selection process is purely merit based for the postgraduate courses, though an entrance examination may be conducted at the discretion of the University. An entrance examination as well as viva voce / personal interview is conducted for admission to the Research programme. Students with valid score in GATE, SET or UGC NET are exempted from the entrance exam. Those students have to appear only in the personal interview round conducted by the University.
Reservation is in accordance with the regulations of the Government of West Bengal. Relaxations in minimum required qualifying marks are also provided to the reserved categories including SC / ST / Physically Challenged candidates.
|Start of Online Registration (B.Ed.)||2nd week of May|
|Close of Online Registration (B.Ed.)||Last week of May|
|Start of Online Registration (Masters)||1st week of July|
|Last date for Online Registration||3rd week of July|
|Publication of 1st Merit List (Home University)||Last week of July|
|Counselling based on 1st Merit List|
|Last week of July|
|Release of Admit Card||1st week of August|
|Entrance Examination (Other University)||1st week of August|
|Publication of Merit List (Other University)||2nd week of August|
|Ph.D. admissions||As per Admission Notification released by the University (month may differ, usually between July and September)|
Sidho Kanho Birsha University offers a number of courses that can be taken up after the completion of UG programme. It includes B.Ed., and a number of other Masters programmes, in the following streams:
|Anthropology and Tribal Studies||Sociology||Economics|
Candidates interested in applying must do so within the given time frame, as seen on the official Sidho Kanho Birsha University website. Only online applications are released, and candidates are given a window of around 2 weeks to submit their application forms.
Candidates will be deemed eligible for admission only if the following criteria have been met.
|Anthropology and Tribal Studies||Sociology, History, Anthropology, Political Science, Philosophy, Geography, Economics|
|Sociology||Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, History, Philosophy|
|Economics||Economics, Mathematics, Physics, BE/B.Tech|
The selection process consists of in-depth analysis of marks obtained at the UG level, and the merit list is prepared. An entrance examination may be conducted for certain PG courses based on the number of applicants, seats available, and discretion of the university. Selected students will be called for the counselling process after publication of merit list.
After the release of the merit list, candidates must provide all original documents for verification at the time of admission counseling, and will only be given the final offer of admission thereafter. Caste certificate is necessary for reserved candidates. Payment of fees thereafter is required to complete the admission process.
Reservation is in accordance with the rules of the Government of West Bengal. In general, preference is given to Home University students, who make up around 60% of the intake.
The University also offers Research programmes in various subjects. Application forms are released following an official notification from the University, and candidates are given a short period of time thereafter to apply if interested. The details of the admission to this course are as follows.
Candidates must have fulfilled the following conditions to be considered eligible for admission.
The selection process to the Ph.D. programme consists of an entrance examination followed by a personal interview.
A merit list is released thereafter on the basis of the performance in the entrance examination as well as the viva voce / interview. Performance at the Master’s level or other qualifying degree may be considered when selecting candidates.
Those who have been selected as per the merit list are required to appear for admission counseling, where all relevant documents are verified. This includes marks cards of all qualifying examinations and degrees, and caste certificate if applying under reserved category. The offer of admission will be given thereafter, and payment of the stipulated fee amount is required to confirm admission.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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