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Rabindra Bharati University - Admission Notification for Ph.D. Programme 2017-18

RABINDRA BHARATI UNIVERSITY
Admission Notification for Ph.D. Programme
Session : 2017-2018

The University invites online applications for admission to Ph.D. Programmes in the subjects under the Faculty of Art, Fine Arts and Visual Arts in the session 2017-2018 as per University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.PHIL/ Ph.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016 . Online Application can be made on the University Website at www.rbu.ac.in from 08.09.2017 to 20.09.2017.

Last date for online payment through admission getaway 21.09.2017 (upto 4:00 P.M.).
No application form will be available from the University Sales Counter.

Number of seats available for each department is mentioned against each.
  • Faculty of Arts:
    • Bengali – upto 18
    • English - 07
    • Sanskrit - upto 05
    • Philosophy – upto 02
    • Political Science - upto 10
    • History - upto 02
    • Economics - upto 03
    • Education - upto 03
    • Library and Information Science - upto 03
  • Faculty of Fine Arts:
    • Drama - upto 02
    • Rabindra Sangeet - upto 04
    • Vocal Music - upto 01
    • Instrumental Music - upto 04
  • Faculty of Visual Arts:
    • Graphics-Printmaking - 02
    • Sculpture - 02
    • History of Art - 02
    • Painting - 02
Reservation of Seats:
Reservation of seats for the reserved categories of ST/SC/OBC/PWD will be as per the West Bengal Higher Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2013.

Eligibility criteria for applying

Candidates having Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, in the concerned or allied subject with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, are eligible to apply for admission to Ph.D programmes.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

Arrangement of Entrance Test

The candidates are allowed to apply for only one subject.
Written Examination of C.E.T : 28.10.2017 (1st half of all subjects and 2nd half of all subjects)

Instructions to the candidates already in Employment

Candidates already in employment must apply through proper channel and if such candidates are selected for admission, they must produce ‘NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE’ AND ‘CERTIFICATE OF SANCTION OF LEAVE’ from the Employer, inter alia, specially to complete Ph.D course work programme, prior to confirmation of provisional admission. Failing which their provisional admission will be treated as cancelled.
The candidates will have to appear for a written Entrance Test, and if qualified, have to appear for an interview to be conducted by the Department concerned. However, the students who have cleared M.Phil or have qualified in the NET / SET / GATE / UGC (JRF) / CSIR (JRF) or Teacher Fellowship Holder will be exempted from appearing in the written Entrance Test to be conducted by the University. Such candidates will have to appear in the interview.

Written Entrance Test and Interview:
Written Entrance Test and Interview will be taken for selection of eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D Programme as per provisions of the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Proceudure for Award of of M.PHIL/ Ph.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016.
Written Entrance Test will be of 100 marks. Total duration of the Test will be 3(three hours).
Written Entrance Test will have two halves of 50 marks each.
First half will be common to all candidates belonging to Faculty of Arts, Visual Arts and Fine Arts.
This half will be based on research methodology.
Guidelines:
  • Full marks : 50 (50 out of 50 of 1 mark each)
  • Type of questions : MCQ (each question having 4 answer options : A, B,C & D)
  • Time : 1 hour 30 minutes.
This half will be known as Common Research Aptitude Test.
Second half will be subject oriented . It will include Objective Type Questions (10 marks), Short Answer Type Questions (20 marks) and Essay writing on given topic or areas of interest of the candidate etc. {(within 300 words) (20 marks)}.

Qualifying Marks:
  • Each candidate will have to obtain 40% {(30 % for SC/ST/OBC/PWD (PH)} individually as qualifying marks in both halves (1st half and 2nd half).
  • In order to qualify for the Interview, each candidate will be required to score at least 50% {(45 % for SC/ST/PWD (PH)} marks (marks of 1st half and 2nd half taken together after screening the qualifying marks of 40% {(30 % for SC/ST/OBC/PWD (PH)}individually in both halves (1st half and 2nd half) out of 100 marks.

Interview:
  • Each and every qualified candidate in Written Entrance Test and the candidates who have cleared M.Phil or have qualified in the NET / SET / GATE / UGC (JRF) / CSIR (JRF) or Teacher Fellowship Holder will be required to appear in the viva-voce /Interview of 50 marks. The Interview will be conducted by the respective Department Research Committee.
  • In the viva-voce/interview for admission to Ph.D programmes, qualifying marks will be 50% {(45% for SC/ST/OBC & PWD (PH)}.
  • In the case of candidates obtaining same marks in the viva-voce/interview for admission to Ph.D programmes, the merit will be determined firstly by counting the academic score obtained in the Master’s Degree; if not settled, then by counting the academic score obtained in the Bachelor’s Degree and so on down the career up to madhyamik or its equivalent level.
Merit list of the candidates will be prepared only on the basis of the marks obtained in vivavoce/Interview.

Publication of Lists

Provisional lists of the candidates selected for (a) Written Entrance Test and (b) NET / SET etc. qualified candidates exempted from Written Entrance Test , will be published separately on the University website on 13.10.20176 after 4:00 P.M.

How to collect Admit Cards

Downloading of Admit Cards : 17.10.2017 to 25.10.2017
Admit Cards will have to be downloaded by the candidates themselves by entering their Application Identification Number (AIN) printed on their downloaded Application Form. The candidates must print two copies of the downloaded admit card. The admit Card will be required to be produced at the time of Entrance Test. Candidate will not be allowed to sit for the Entrance Test without Admit Card.

Schedule of Entrance Test and Admission

  • Date of Written Entrance Test : 28.10.2017 from 12:00 Moon onwards
  • Publication of result of Written Entrance Test on the website : 10.11.2017 (after 4:00 P.M.)
  • Prospective Dates of Viva Voce : 14.11.2017 to 15.11.2017 (specific dates for each subject will be notified in due course)
  • Result of Viva Voce (Publication of 1st Merit) on the website : 20.11.2017 (after 4:00 P.M.)
  • Online Provisional Admission of 1st Merit List : 22.11.2017 to 23.11.2017.
  • Confirmation of Admission : 27.11.2017
  • Commencement of Ph.D. Course Work Classes : 01.12.2017
The dates mentioned in the above schedule are subject to change.

Application Processing Fees & Course Fees

  • Application Processing Fee : Rs. 250/- + additional charge of Bank (Rs. 150/- + additional charge of Bank for PWD candidates)
  • Total Course Fees to be paid :
    • 1st Semester at the time of admission :
      • Internal Students : Rs. 7000/- + additional Bank Charge
      • External Students : Rs. 7100/- + additional Bank Charge
Detailed fees-Structure of Ph.D Programme :
Sl. No. Fee Heads Existing Fees Proposed Fees Progress fee payable after every six months from the date of admission till the date of final submision of Thesis Thesis Submission Fee Ph.D Course Work Examination Fees
1. Admission Fee 1000.00 1000.00      
2. Library fee 500.00 500.00      
3. Library/
Caution Fee
500.00 500.00      
4. Cours work fee 5000.00 5000.00      
5. Registration Fee 100.00 100.00      
6. Progress fees (1st, 2nd, 3rd, & so on)          
7. Other     5000.00 10000.00 1000.00
Total 7100.00 7100.00 5000.00 10000.00 1000.00
The applicants are advised to follow the instructions noted hereunder while filling up the Application Forms online:
  • In order to apply online, applicants have to register themselves first.
  • During registration, applicant will be asked to provide an e-mail id and a mobile number, these must be valid ones because initial login password will be sent to the provided e- mail id and mobile number via SMS, and in future, all correspondences in this regard may be made to these e-mail id and the given mobile no. via SMS.
  • Applicants must provide valid email id & mobile number. else the registration process will not be completed.
  • After registration, the password will be sent to the registered e-mail id and mobile number.
  • It is recommended that the applicant should change their password on the first log in, if required.
  • After successful login, applicant will be required to select course(s) he / she may wish to apply and check the eligibly first. Once found eligible he / she can fill up rest of the Admission Form.
  • An applicant will be required to upload his / her scanned Photograph and Signature during filling up the admission form, therefore, he/she is advised to keep these ready before filling up the admission form.
  • If the applicant does not have all required information at the time of filling the form, he/she can save the incomplete application as a draft (by clicking on ‘Next’ or ‘Previous’ button) and log out. Later, by login back to his/her account again he/she may complete the rest of application form.
  • After filling up all required information to submit the same, applicant must agree with the given declaration, clicking on check box. It is important to note that, once it is submitted, the information already entered cannot be altered under any circumstances. Therefore, they are advised to be sure about the accuracy and relevance of the filled up information before clicking the submit button.
  • After Submission of the application, applicant will be able to download or take print out of the filled up ‘Application Form’ bearing the AIN (Application Identification Number) and his / her other information relating to instructions for payment of Application Processing Fees through Payment Gateway. Application shall be summarily rejected, if payment is not made as per instructions given in the autogenerated Instruction Sheet for Payment.
  • The automatically generated AIN (Application Identification Number) number shall be treated as unique identification number for an application during the admission process. Therefore, any Application Form erroneously downloaded and printed without automatically generated AIN (Application Identification Number) will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • The applications, once applied by the Applicant cannot be cancelled or altered and the amount paid for the same by the Applicant is not refundable. All amount(s) paid by the Applicant, for application to the course(s) offered by ‘Rabindra Bharati University’ shall stand appropriated. In case of multiple payments, being processed for a single application, the extra amount may be refunded to the Applicant after verification, if applied for.
After successful Submission of the application, applicant will be able to download or take print out of the filled up ‘Application Form’ bearing the AIN (Application Identification Number) and his / her other information relating to instructions for payment of Application Processing Fees through Payment Gateway. Application shall be summarily rejected, if payment is not made as per instructions given in the auto-generated Instruction Sheet for Payment.

Step 1 : The Applicant will be asked to click on the Payment Button. Once it is clicked on the Payment Button, the applicant will be redirected to the Payment Gateway for payment of requisite Application Processing Fees.

Step 2 : Any one of the following 3(three) methods for payment of Application Processing Fees can be opted:
  • Online payment through Net Banking or Credit Cards or Debit Cards of any bank.
  • Through Cash/Challan: A Pay-in-slip will have to be generated. The candidate can submit the fees through Cash/Challan in any of the branches of Allahabad Bank after 24 hours of printing the auto-generated Cash/ Challan.
  • Through NEFT: A Pay-in-slip will have to be generated. The candidate can submit the fees through NEFT in any branch of the Bank in which he/she has his/her Bank Account. Example: If a candidate has bank account in State Bank of India (SBI) , he/she can submit the fees through NEFT in any branches of the State Bank of India (SBI).

Step 3 : After payment of fees through any one of the aforesaid methods, the candidate is advised to log in again into the admission portal with his/her log in id and passwords and see payment history . Candidates are advised to see the payment history at least after 24 hours of successful transaction.
  • No student will participate in, abet or propagate ragging in the University campus and hostels as per order of the Honorable Supreme Court.
  • Candidates already in employment must apply through proper channel.
  • Candidates admitted elsewhere in any degree course must submit certificate or any other relevant document showing cancellation from the said degree course at the time of admission. Failing which, his/her candidature will be treated as cancelled.
  • No candidate will be allowed for admission to two or more concurrent degree courses in the same University (regular/external) in the same calendar year.
  • Candidates interested in admission will be required to collect all information regarding interview/test and admission dates in this regard from the University Website: www.rbu.ac.in.
  • Admission of a candidate will be cancelled if any information given by him/her is found to be wrong or suppressed.
  • Submission of application Forms for admission does not imply any right to admission and selection for admission does not assure accommodation in University Hostels.
  • The list of the Candidates selected for interview/written test /admission will generally be treated as cancelled as soon as the corresponding last date is over.
  • Candidates are allowed to apply for one subject only.
  • Duly filled-in downloaded application form should be signed by the candidate and his/her parent/guardian at the given spaces of the form.
  • The duly filled-in application form along with self-attested copies of all mark sheets, certificates and other relevant documents and copy of Bank payment receipt, has to be retained by the candidate.
  • The applicant is not required to submit the hard copy of duly filled-in downloaded Application Form to the University. However, the hard copy of duly filled-in downloaded Application Form along with self-attested copies of all mark sheets, certificates and other relevant documents and copy of payment receipt will be required only at the later stage if the candidate is provisionally selected for admission.
  • In case of any disputes, the decision of the University will be final and binding to all concerned.

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