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University of Calcutta admission to MBA Course in Finance 2015-2017

Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance 2015-2017
(Commencing from July 2015)
Department of Commerce
University of Calcutta

Admission to MBA Course in Finance, 2015-2017
(Commencing from July 2015)
Department of Commerce
University of Calcutta

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  • Name of the Cour; line-height:18pxse :
    A two-year post-graduate degree course called Master of Business Administration in Finance or MBA in Finance.
  • Course Objectives :
    To provide high quality education in business finance to the students who are expected to -
    • Join industry and business
    • seek entrepreneurial or self-employment positions
    • pursue research and teaching as a career

30 Indian students, plus 5 foreign students, at the beginning of the first semester.

  • Candidates must have qualified in CAT, 2014 or MAT, December 2014.
  • Selection will be based on an overall score comprised of the following :
    (i) Past academic achievements : 100 Marks
    (ii) CAT or MAT : 50 Marks
    (iii) Group Discussion (G.D.) : 20 Marks
    (iv) Interview : 20 Marks
    (v) Work Experience: : 10 Marks
    Total : 200 Marks
N.B. :
The Department may screen applications based on weighted scores of (i) and (ii) above for GD and interview.

On Eligibility Criteria (Group Discussion and Interview) :
  • Group Discussion (20 marks)
    • A topic will be written on the board for the candidates [Total number of candidates would be divided into several convenient groups].
    • The candidates will get two minutes for jotting down relevant points on the topic [preparatory time].
    • Candidates, on getting signal from the faculty coordinator, will start the group discussion for 20 minutes.
    • Evaluation of the candidates will be made with respect to the following criteria :
      Communication : 4 Marks
      Analysis : 4 Marks
      Participation : 4 Marks
      Leadership : 4 Marks
      Teamwork : 4 Marks
      Total : 20 Marks
    • For holding the G.D. there will be a team of 3 members, of which at least one will be from outside the Department of Commerce.
    • Marks given by the panel members for G.D. may be reviewed, if necessary, by the Coordinator to reduce diversity.
    • Marks given by each of the expert members will be taken into consideration in determining the average marks of each student in G.D.
  • Interview (20 marks)
    • For final interview there will be one panel of experts comprising :
      • Coordinator of the course (Convener)
      • Dean of the Faculty
      • At least two experts from industry nominated by the Vice-Chancellor
    • In the viva voce, candidates will be evaluated with regard to the following criteria :
      General and subject knowledge : 10 Marks
      Communication ability and personality : 10 Marks
      Total : 20 Marks
G.D. and viva will be held in the Department of Commerce, Calcutta University.

Indian Students : Rs. 1,000/-
Foreign Students : US $ 100

Candidates may download the application form including the prospectus and send it by post, along with a Demand Draft of Rs. 1,000/- payable in Kolkata, in favour of "Coordinator, MBA in Finance, Calcutta University".

Indian Students : Rs. 30,000/- per semester
Foreign Students : US $ 2,000 per semester

In addition, students will have to pay for course materials of Rs. 8,000/- per annum.

Indian Students : Rs. 10,000/-
Foreign Students : US $ 1,000

At the time of admission
Rs. 78,000/- for Indian Students (Rs. 60,000 for Semester I & II + Caution Deposit 10,000/- + Study Material 8,000/-) & US $ 5000 for Foreign Students (US$ 4000 for Semester I & II + Caution Deposit US$ 1000)
and for
2nd year
Rs. 68,000/- for Indian Students (Rs. 60,000/- for Semester III & IV + study material, Rs. 8000/-) & US $ 4,000 for Foreign Students (for III & IV).

  • The minimum qualification for admission to the Course is a Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+3 system) with Honours in Arts / Science / Commerce or a Bachelor’s Degree (10+2+4) in Engineering and Technology / Medical Science / Law / Professional Course or its equivalent from any University recognized by the University of Calcutta.
  • Candidates seeking admission to the Course shall have to qualify in the Common Admission Test (CAT or MAT). Final selection of eligible candidates will be made on the basis of a cumulative score of the academic achievements, CAT / MAT score, group discussion, viva-voce, and work experience as detailed below :
          Full Marks
    (i) Past academic achievements : 100 Marks
    (ii) Common Admission Test (CAT or MAT) : 50 Marks
    (iii) Group Discussion (G.D.)   20 Marks
    (iv) Interview   20 Marks
    (v) Work Experience   10 Marks
      Total : 200 Marks
  • The last date of receipt of applications, the last date for admission, and the course fees shall be fixed each year by the University. Initially, the number of students to be admitted shall be Thirty (30) Indian and Five (5) Foreign students.
  • Out of the total number of seats for Indian Students, 22% shall be reserved for the Scheduled Caste, 6% for the Scheduled Tribe candidates, and other reservations as per University / Govt rules and regulations.
  • Minimum marks to be obtained by a candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe shall be 25% less than the marks obtained by the lowest scoring candidate belonging to the general category.
  • Subject to the provisions of 4 and 5, if any seats reserved for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe remain vacant, the vacant seats shall be filled up from the general category in order of merit subject to approval of Competent Authority.
  • After selection for admission to the course, the candidate shall, within the date fixed by the University, deposit the necessary fees (admission fees, caution deposit and tuition fees) prescribed for the purpose. If a candidate fails to deposit the fees within the stipulated date, his/her selection shall be liable to be cancelled. Such a candidate shall not be admitted unless a fresh order is made or an extension of date of payment of requisite fees is granted by the University.
  • Admission to MBA in Finance Course shall only be in the First Semester of the two-year academic programme.
  • Caution deposit paid at the time of admission shall be refunded only at the end of completion of the course. The University shall have the right to forfeit the amount of the Caution Deposit to the extent of the amount of damage caused, if any, by the candidate to the University-property.

  • Semester 1 : Classes July – November 2015;
    Examination : December, 2015.
  • Semester 2 : Classes January – May 2016;
    Examination : End May / Early June, 2016
  • Summer Internship : June – July ,2016
  • Semester 3 : Classes August – December 2016;
    Examination : Early January 2017
  • Semester 4 : Classes January – April 2017;
    Examination : May 2017
  • Final Results : by 30.06.2017

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