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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College, Nadia

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College
Betai, Nadia

Established : 1973
Type : --
President : Sri Tapas Kumar Saha
Principal / Teacher-in-Charge : Prof. Pankaj Bhattacharyya
Former Name : Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College
Location : Betai, Nadia District
Affiliation(s) : University of Kalyani
Category : Under Graduate
Accreditation / Recognition : National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)
University Grants Commission (UGC)
Department(s) : Arts & Commerce

» Subjects offered:
  • » Bengali
  • » English
  • » History
  • » Geography
  • » Political Science
  • » Philosophy
  • » Economics
  • » Education
  • » Physical Education
  • » Commerce
  • » Mathematics
» Eligibility & Recognized Boards:

A candidate may be admitted to the first year of three year B.A./B.Sc./B.Com (Honours/General/Major) Course of Studies on passing Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination in General or Vocational stream conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or an equivalent examination conducted by other State Board/Council, or, Rabindra Mukta Vidyalaya, or, National Open School recognized by the Distant Learning Council subject to fulfillment of the conditions mentioned below.

» Candidates from 'other' Boards:

In case of other Boards/Councils, a candidate shall have to pass in five recognized subjects, of which one shall be English, of full marks not being less than 100 each. A candidate passing in four subjects shall not be eligible for admission.

» Candidate from vocational stream:

Candidate passing Higher Secondary examination from vocational stream conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or any other equivalent Board/Council are eligible for admission in General and not in Hons. Provided that the candidate must have passed in 5 (Five) recognized subjects, of which one one shall be English, in the previous qualifying examination.

» Permissible Chances of admission:

Candidate shall be allowed to admission within 3 (three) consecutive academic sessions including the year of passing the previous qualifying examination. (For example: candidates passing H.S. Examination in the year 2011 will get last chance of admission in the academic session 2013-2014.

» Eligibility for pursuing Honours course of studies:

A candidate taking up honours course in a subject must have obtained:

  • A minimum of 45% marks in aggregate and 55% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.
  • OR
  • 50% marks in aggregate and 45% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.
  • OR
  • 55% marks in aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject or any related subject in his/her previous qualifying examination provided all other clauses are satisfied (especially Rule.5).

» Relaxation:

However, candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste or Schedule Tribe Community taking up Honourse Course of Study shall enjoy 5% relaxation in marks in (l), (ll) & (lll) above, as the case may be.

» Explanation:
  • Aggregate means the sum of marks of best scored five (5) subjects including Environmental Education /Environmental Science as amended on 06.06.07. Also for old candidates (i.e candidates passing H.S. Examination before 2007) aggregate will be calculated in similar manner (i.e. on the basis of best scored five subjects) without deducting any marks for the 'Optional Elective Subject' (if any).
  • While calculating such aggregate full marks of each such subject will be scaled down to 100 wherever needed.
» Merit List:

Admission will be strictly on the basis of merit. Merit list will be prepared uniformly on the basis of the following criteria:

  • In case of Honours Courses: Aggregate (as per previous explanation) plus the marks obtained in the subject in which he/her intends to take up honours or related subject.
    However, students who avail themselves of the
  • will not get the benefit of 'related subject'.
  • In case of Major and General courses: Merit list will prepared on the basis of aggregate.
  • Publication of Merit List: For admission to Honours courses complete list of all applicants according to merit will be published at the first instance and admission will be done preferably through counseling in accordance with the intake capacity.
  • For admission to Major and general courses list of applicants in order of merit to be published in accordance with the intake capacity.
  • Choices of subjects: For B.A. and B.Sc. (Honours, General and Major) Course of studies a candidate is required to choose his/her Honours and two/three elective subjects, as the case may be, from among group I to viii below by taking not more than one subject from any of the groups mentioned here under.
    Group of Subject (as applicable in our college)
  • Gr-l: Physical Edn., Gr-ll: Mathematics, Gr-lll: Sanskrit, Gr-iv: Economics, Gr-v: Political Science, Gr-vi: Geography, Philosophy, Gr-vii: English, Gr-viii: Bengali.
  • Divisions of Honours and General subject (as taught in our college)
  • Humanities: Bengali, Economics, English, Geography, History, Phylosophy and Pol. Science.
  • Science: Economics, Geography and Physical Education
  • Commerce: Accountancy.
  • A candidate taking up Honours course for B.A. degree shall study
  • Honours in any one subject of the Humanities Division and any other two subject in the general courses taking at least one from the Humanities Division and any other two subjects in the General course taking at least one from the Humanities Division. However other things remaining the same, a candidate may take up B.A. Honours Course in Geography/Economics without taking any other subject from the Science Division in the General Course.
  • A candidate taking up general course for B.A. degree shall study-(i) any three subjects from the Humanities Division or any two subjects from the Humanities Division and any from the science division.
  • A candidate taking up Honours course for B.Com Degree shall study-honours in Accounting & Finance along with Group (1) and Group (2) from general course in commerce.
  • A candidate taking up General Course for B.Com Degree shall study-(i) All subjects of Group (1), Group (2) and Group (3). Compulsory Subjects for all Students: (General & Honours)
  • Two compulsory languages (In our college English and Bengali)
  • Environmental Studies.

» Subject/Stream/Course change:

Candidates may be allowed to change Subject/Stream/Course in their 1st year of Study, Subject to approved in take capacity and various clauses of these rules, by the Principals of respective college before submission of Registration from to the University. No change will be entertained after submission of Registration From.

» Re-admission to the 1st/2nd/3rd Year Classes:

If a student completes regular course of study for B.A./B.Sc/B.Com Part-I/II/III- Honours/General Major Examination but fails in the College Test or for any other reason fails/3rd year class respectively in the following session within 15 days from the last date of admission for regular students of that class / However, not more than one chance of such re-admission shall be allowed for a candidate. The college authorities must get the re-admitted students enrolled for examination within two months of their re-admission. Rule 20: Provisional Admission to the 2nd/3rd/year classes: candidates appearing at Part-I/II Examinations shall be admitted provisionally to the 2nd/3rd year classes respectively within 15 days from the date of completion of the said examinations, failing which such candidates shall not be admitted on any subsequent dates and they shall be deemed to have discontinued their study.

  • Reservation of seats for SC/ST/BC/Physically Disabled or any other category will be main trained as per rule of the Government, University and UGC.
  • Deduction of marks in admission: 2% of marks from the aggregate as secured by a candidate passing the qualifying examination in a year prior to the current year shall be deducted and the aggregate marks thus arrived at will be taken up for consideration.

» Career and Counseling Cell:

The scheme of establishing a Career and Counseling Cell in Colleges has been formulated to address the diverse socio-economic challenges and Geographic backgrounds of the heterogeneous population of students coming to the Colleges vis-à-vis equity of access and placement opportunities through availability of appropriate institutional support information. Linguistic differences and cultural gaps among students also call for the setting up of placement cells. Availability of relevant and accessible information coupled with professional guidance to utilize the same can result in better career achievements outside the classrooms and help in the healthy progression of students.

Career and Counseling Cell would help the students with appropriate guidance to establish linkages with the world of work and locate career opportunities vis-à-vis the realities and job profiles in the context of highly competitive emerging occupational patterns. The gap in perception about the market demands and individual expectations could be bridged through psychological and confidence building measures.

» Remedial Coaching:

Remedial Coaching for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) & Minorities:
Education is meant not only to nurture the excellence already in a gifted person but also to uplift the not-so-gifted, so that he/she is equipped to safeguard his/her interests in independent democratic India. The Constitution of India recognizes the SC s and STs as the two most backward groups needing special protection. Further, democracy demands the necessity to protect and foster the interests and needs of the minority groups.

In order to enable students belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Minority communities, who need remedial coaching to come up to the level necessary for pursuing higher studies efficiently and to reduce their failure and drop-out rate, the UGC will provide financial assistance for conducting special classes outside the regular timetable during the Eleventh Plan. Students belonging to Other Backward Classes and general candidates may also be allowed the benefit of such coaching classes. A nominal fee (not exceeding the monthly tuition fee) may be charged from the general candidates. However, physically challenged students and students who are General candidates coming from families with income below the poverty line (as guided by the state/UT/Central Government) will be exempted from paying fee.

Remedial Coaching is to be organized at Undergraduate/Postgraduate level with a view to

  • Improving academic skills and linguistic proficiency of the students in various subjects.
  • Raising their level of comprehension of basic subjects to provide a stronger foundation for further academic work.
  • Strengthening their knowledge, skills and attitudes in such subjects, where quantitative and qualitative techniques and laboratory activities are involved so that proper guidance and training provided under the programmed may enable the students to come up to the level necessary for pursuing higher studies efficiently.


The persons with Disabilities Act 1995 indicate that differently-abled persons should have access to education at all levels. In the higher education sector, the University Grants Commission (UGC) is supporting universities and colleges in the country to involve in special education activities to empower differently-abled persons.

The UGC had started the scheme of assistance to universities/colleges for Higher Education for Persons with Special needs (Differently-abled persons) (HEPSN) during the Ninth Five-year plan, which continued in the Tenth Plan, which continued in the Tenth Plan. Keeping in view the need to provide infrastructure to differently-abled persons in higher education institution. The scheme is extended to the Eleventh Plan too. The details of the scheme are enumerated as follows:

The HEPSN scheme is basically meant for creating an environment at the higher education institutions to enrich higher education learning experiences of differently-abled persons. Creating awareness about the capabilities of differently-abled persons, construction aimed at improving accessibility, purchase of equipment to enrich learning, etc., are the broad categories of assistance under this scheme.

Specific Objectives of HEPSN:

  • To provide equal educational opportunities to differently-abled persons in higher education institutions.
  • To create awareness among the functionaries of higher education about the specific educational needs to differently-abled persons.
  • To equip higher education institutions with the facilities to provide access to differently-abled persons.
  • To provide special devices to higher education institutions that will augment the learning experiences of differently-abled persons.
  • To monitor the implementation of all existing and future legislation and policies, which are pertaining to higher education of differently-abled persons.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar College was established in 1973 at Village Betai under P.S. (now Sub-Division) Tehatta, District Nadia in West Bengal. Though once a very backward border-village full of jungles infested with wild animals. Betai made a place in the educational map of India with the inception of this Degree College named after Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Constitution of India and the life-long crusader for the dignity of the depressed and the downtrodden people.

More than ninety percent people of the area under Nadia and a part of Murshidabad District served by this college belong to SC, ST, BC (Backward Class) and poor minority communities. Most of the residents mainly of Nadia District along the border area rootless refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) who settled here after the partition of India in 1947. Though hapless and homeless these refugees had an earnest urge to educate their children and for this they had set up several Primary, Secondary & Higher Secondary School in their locality and lastly this Degree College at Betai bordering Bangladesh to create opportunities of higher education within the easy reach of rural students.

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