Postgraduate Courses of Study in the University
For admission to 2-year postgraduate degree courses under different faculties (excepting Law ) and 3-year B.Tech. courses of the Faculty of Technology, a candidate must have HONOURS of this University in the corresponding subject at the graduation level except in a few cases where candidates having honours degree in allied subjects are eligible. Notifications inviting applications for admission appear in the leading newspapers of Kolkata immediately after the publication of results of the B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. Hons. final examinations of this University. Admission is made on merit on the results of the current year’s examination of this University. In some postgraduate courses, admission tests are conducted followed by viva voce. A limited number of seats are reserved for students of other universities who have obtained first class honours degree during the current year. A quota for S.C./ S.T. students is also available. For further details of these and other courses, Secretaries of the respective Faculty Councils may be contacted whose addresses are given here.
• Secretary, Faculty Council for Postgraduate Studies in Science, Engineering and Technology, and Agriculture and Veterinary Science, University College of Science, 92, Acharya Prafulla Ch. Road, Kolkata – 700 009.
• Secretary, Faculty Council for Postgraduate Studies in Arts and Commerce, Social Welfare and Business Management, University of Calcutta, College Street, Kolkata– 700 073.
• Secretary, Faculty Council for Postgraduate Studies in Law, Education, Journalism and Library Science and Fine Arts, Music and Home Science, University of Calcutta, College Street, Kolkata– 700 073.
Facilities of Study for Foreign Students
Foreign students are welcome to study under the University of Calcutta either at postgraduate or undergraduate level provided they have student Visa and are otherwise eligible for the purpose. In such cases, their applications along with relevant papers must be sponsored through their respective Embassies/ High Commissions supported by ‘no objection’ clearance from the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.
Rules regarding Re-admission (Not Applicable to M.Com. Students)
Regular students of all the Postgraduate Departments under the Faculty of Arts of this University who become discollegiate due to shortage of percentage, are given the chance to appear as regular candidates both for Part-I and Part-II Examinations after being readmitted in the immediately following academic year and after having cleared their particular requirements.
The percentage of attendance of the above-mentioned students will be counted on the basis of the dates of their admission (vide Notification No. CSR/44/98).
Notification regarding Admission to Second Year Course
Classes of Part-II course will commence immediately after the Part-I examination. Candidates who have completed the Part-I examination will be permitted to attend such classes. Percentage of attendance will be counted from the date of commencement of Part-II classes. However, official admission to Part-II course will take place only after the publication of Part-I results. All candidates who secure qualifying marks in Part-I examination should seek admission to the Part-II course, immediately after publication of result of Part-I examination. One who fails to secure qualifying marks in Part-I examination will have to discontinue attending Part-II classes (vide Notification No. CSR/144/2001).
Cancellation of Admission
If any student remains absent from classes continuously for fifteen days or intermittently for thirty days within the first two months from the date of his/her admission, his/her name will be struck off the rolls. Fees submitted by the students at the time of admission will be forfeited.
Pre-M.A. Course(Day) — One year duration.
Advertisement in the leading newspapers will be published after the publication of B.A. Part-II (3-year General) results.
Graduates of any Indian university securing at least 45% of marks in the subject are eligible to apply.
N.B. – Honours graduates are not eligible to apply.
Fees : Course fee Rs 1019/- (including session charge of Rs 44/-) Examination fee Rs 102/- (including centre charge of Rs 30/-) Library fee Rs 200/-
(Likely to be changed as and when required)
Rules regarding Registration and Migration
a. Rules for Registration
A student admitted under the Regulations in force in the session of admission into a University College or a college affiliated to this University is required to get his/her name registered with the University prior to appearing at the Examination conducted by the University at the conclusion of his/her pursuing the course/courses of studies prescribed by the University under the said admission.
Registration of names of students with the University falls under the following two categories:
• Registration of Non-Migrating Students; i.e. students of the 10+2 level passing out from the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education / W.B. Council of Rabindra Open Schooling or from the All India Boards / Councils (i.e. CBSE, ISC and National Institute of Open Schooling).
• Registration of Migrating Students, i.e. students passing out the pre-qualifying level examination from other universities for getting themselves admitted into this University.
b. Rules for Migration
Registered students of the University are favoured with issuance of outgoing Migration Certificates on their having applied for the same with a view to pursuing further studies in some other university / institution; the prescribed Application Form for Migration Certificate is also obtainable from the CU Sales counter.
All the above categories of prescribed Application Forms for Registration and / or Migration, etc. are self-explanatory as regards the relevant rules and regulations.