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Presidency University PG Admission Procedure : 2012 - 2013
Admission Procedure to the First Semester M.A. / M.Sc. classes for the session 2012-2013.

Admission Procedure

The applicants who received the B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) degree, with the requisite marks mentioned below, from any recognised University will be eligible to appear in the admission test for admission to the two year postgraduate programme.

Eligibility criteria for obtaining Application Form for admission to the First Semester M.A ./ M.Sc. Classes.

Courses Eligibility
Bengali 50% in Bengali (Honours)
English 50% in  English (Honours)
Hindi 50% in  Hindi (Honours)
History 50% in  History (Honours)
Philosophy 50% in  Philosophy (Honours)
Political Science 50% in  Political Science (Honours)
Sociology 50% in  Sociology (Honours)
Biotechnology 55% marks in B.Sc. with Honours in Botany/Zoology/Physiology/Microbiology (with Chemistry as subsidiary subject) or Honours in Chemistry/Biochemistry
60% marks in Higher secondary with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
Botany 45% in Botany (Honours)
Chemistry 55% in  Chemistry (Honours)
Applied Economics 50% in  Economics (Honours)
Geography 50% in  Geography (Honours)
Applied Geology 55% in  Geology (Honours)
Mathematics 45% in  Mathematics (Honours)
Physics 55% in  Physics (Honours)
Physiology 45% in  Physiology (Honours)
Statistics 55% in  Statistics (Honours)
Zoology 45% in  Zoology (Honours)
Molecular Biology & Genetics 55% marks in B.Sc. with Honours in Botany/Zoology/Physiology/Microbiology (with Chemistry as subsidiary subject) or Honours in Chemistry/Biochemistry
60% marks in Higher secondary with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology
Environmental System Management 55% in B.Sc. Honours with Chemistry as the Honours or subsidiary subject

The students of erstwhile Presidency College and the students belonging to the SC/ST categories having B.A. (Hons)/B.Sc. (Hons) Degree are eligible to apply (SC/ST candidates are entitled to the concessions/benefits from the State of their origin only and not from the State where they have migrated to).

Up to 60% of the following seats will be filled in through direct admission of the candidates from erstwhile Presidency College strictly on merit basis. This reservation is, however, not applicable for multidisciplinary courses viz. Biotechnology, Molecular Biology & Genetics and Environmental System Management.

The rest of the seats will be filled in from the merit list based on the marks obtained in the Admission Test. There will be written admission test for 100 marks and 2 hour duration for each subject. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the respective admission test. A candidate has to secure at least 20 marks or 40% of the highest marks (for general candidates) or 30% of the highest marks (for SC/ST candidates), whichever is higher, in the admission test, failing which the candidate will be disqualified for admission. The SC/ST candidates will have to secure 75% of the total marks obtained by the last general candidate, otherwise they will not be considered for admission from reserved quota (vide Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India Notification No. BC. 16014/1/82-SC&BCD.I dated 6th August 1984). The final admission will be offered strictly on merit, according to the position in the merit list. Candidates qualified for more than one subject will be allowed to express their choice during counselling session on the date of admission. The admission for a particular Honours subject will be completed on one and the same day through this process of counselling.

If some seats reserved for direct admission remain vacant for insufficient number of eligible applicants, the same will be filled in (in addition to the rest 50% of seats) from the rank list based on admission test.

Number of seats for each course :

M. A. No. of Seats. M. Sc. No. of Seats.
Bengali 30 Botany 26
English 30 Chemistry 30
Hindi 40 Geography 26
History 35 Applied Geology 20
Philosophy 30 Environmental System Management 20
Political Science 30 Physics 30
Sociology 24 Physiology 20
    Mathematics 20
    Zoology 30
    Molecular Biology and Genetics 20
    Applied Economics 26
    Bio-technology 10
    Statistics 20

Presidency University, Kolkata


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