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Jadavpur University - Admission to M.A. (Day & Evening) Course 2020-2021


JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Arts
Admission to M.A. (Day & Evening) Course
Session: 2020-2021

Applications are invited for admission to (i) 2-year M.A. (Day) Courses (Session 2020-21) in Bengali, English, Comparative Literature, Economics, Film Studies, Education, Political Science with International Relations, History, Sanskrit, Linguistics, Philosophy & Sociology and (ii) 2-year M.A. (Evening) Courses (Session 2020-2021) in Bengali, History & Sanskrit. Applications are to be made Online through the University website www.jaduniv.edu.in on and from November 24 to December 8, 2020.

A student whose mark-sheet/grade-card does NOT mention marks obtained, and only shows grades, must submit an equivalent certificate/formula from the concerned University to convert grades to percentage marks at the time of documents verification. Failure to do so will lead to cancellation of her/his application.

    + Eligibility Criteria

    IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:
    • Candidates who have completed BA/BSc. Final Results and fulfill the eligibility conditions laid down below may apply for admissions to M.A (Day & Evening) Courses for the academic session 2020-21.
    • For any candidate, increase in marks due to post-publication review/scrutiny after the closing dates of application for admissions to M.A (Day & Evening) Courses for the academic session 2020-21, shall NOT be considered, and his/her merit position shall NOT be changed.
    • For a candidate selected provisionally for admission, if it is found at the time of admissions that the marks he/she had stated at the time of application is more than what he/she has actually obtained (as in his/her mark-sheets), then his/her merit position shall be revised accordingly and he/she may be denied admission.
    • A student whose mark-sheet/grade-card does NOT mention marks obtained, and only shows grades, must submit an equivalent certificate/formula from the concerned University to convert grades to percentage marks at the time of documents verification. Failure to do so will lead to cancellation of her/his application.
    Eligibility Criteria for Master of Arts (Day) Courses:
    Bengali 3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in the subject or in Comparative Literature from a recognised University with at least 55% marks (49.5% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B category, 45% for Sports category and 41.25% for SC/ST category) in Honours papers.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)
    Comparative Literature Category-I
    A minimum three-year Bachelors degree* with Honours/Major in Comparative Literature with at least 40% marks, or, a three-year Bachelors degree* with Honours/Major in any literature subject with at least 55% marks (49.50% for PD/Sports/OBC-A/OBC-B category and 41.25% for SC/ST category) in Honours/Major papers.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)

    Category-II
    A Bachelors degree* with a minimum of three years of formal instruction with Honours/Major/Specialization in any non-literature subject in Arts/Science/Commerce stream with at least 55% marks (49.50% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B/Sports category, 41.25% for SC/ST category) in Honours/Major/Specialization papers or a degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Science or any other recognised Bachelors degree*, with a minimum of three years of formal instruction.
    Economics 3-Year B.A./B.Sc. Honours degree* or Major in Economics from a recognised University with at least 60% marks (54% for PD/OBCA/OBC-B category, 50% for Sports category and 45% for SC/ST category) in Honours papers and at least two papers/courses in Mathematics or Mathematical Economics.

    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then his/her B.A. Degree will be considered to be equivalent to Major in Economics if he/she had studied course/papers in Economics for at least 50% of total marks for the BA degree.)
    Education Category-I:
    3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in Education from a recognised University with at least 50% marks (45% for PD/Sports/OBC-A/OBC-B category and 40% for SC/ST category) in the Honours papers.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)

    Category-II:
    3-Year Honours/Major degree in any subject and a B.Ed degree with at least 50% marks (45% for PD/Sports/OBC-A/OBC-B category and 40% for SC/ST category) in both degrees from any recognised University. (Among the 6 seats available for the category, 4 seats are for Jadavpur University students and 2 seats for other University students. If all the seats are not filled up under category-II then remaining seats will be offered to candidates under Category-I).
    English 3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in English from a recognised University with at least 50% marks (45% for PD/Sports/OBCA/OBC-B category and 40% for SC/ST category) in the Honours papers.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)
    Film Studies 3-Year Honours degree or Major in Film Studies or any subject in Arts/Commerce/Science stream or Bachelor degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Science or such other recognised Bachelor degrees.
    History 3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in the History from a recognised University with at least 55% marks (49.5% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B category, 45% for Sports category and 41.25% for SC/ST category) in Honours papers.
    In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the marksheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.
    Linguistics 3-Year Honours degree* or Major in any literature or non-literature subject in Arts/Commerce/Science stream with at least 45% marks (40% for PD/Sports/OBC-A/OBC-B/SC/ST category) in Honours papers or Bachelor degree in Engineering/Technology/Medical Science or any other recognised Bachelor degrees.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)
    Philosophy 3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in Philosophy from a recognised University with at least 50% marks (45% for PD/Sports/OBC-A/OBC-B category and 40% for SC/ST category) in Honours papers.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then his/her BA Degree will be considered to be equivalent to Honours in Philosophy if he/she had studied a BA degree course with at least 800 marks in aggregate, of which at least 50% marks in Philosophy.)
    Political Science with International Relations 3-Year B.A. Honours degree* or Major in Political Science from a recognised University with at least 55% marks (49.5% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B category, 41.25% for SC/ST category and 45% for Sports category) in Honours papers.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)
    Sanskrit 3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in Sanskrit or Shastri from a recognised University with at least 55% marks (49.50% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B category, 45% for Sports category and 41.25% for SC/ST category).
    (In case Honours/Major/Shastri is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)
    Sociology 3-Year B.A. Honours degree* or Major in Sociology from a recognised University with at least 55% marks (49.50% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B category, 45% for Sports category and 41.25% for SC/ST category) in Honours papers.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)

    Eligibility Criteria for Master of Arts (Evening) Courses:
    Bengali 3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in the subject or in Comparative Literature from a recognised University with at least 55% marks (49.5% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B category, 45% for Sports category and 41.25% for SC/ST category) in Honours papers.
    (In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/mentioned in the marksheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)
    Sanskrit 3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in Sanskrit or Shastri from a recognised University with at least 55% marks (49.5% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B category, 45% for Sports category and 41.25% for SC/ST category).
    (In case Honours/Major/Shastri is NOT specified/mentioned in the mark-sheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.)
    History 3-Year B.A. Honours/Major degree* in the History from a recognised University with at least 55% marks (49.5% for PD/OBC-A/OBC-B category, 45% for Sports category and 41.25% for SC/ST category) in Honours papers.
    In case Honours/Major is NOT specified/ mentioned in the marksheet for the BA Degree of an applicant, then he/she will NOT be eligible.

    All applicants must have completed results of Bachelor's Degree course or equivalent degree from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC at the time of online application.

    For Sports category:
    • Candidate should have attained the standard of minimum 4th place in any Zonal Inter-University competition or any team event/ sports/ games where direct All India Inter-University competition is conducted under the aegis of AIU.
    • OR
    • Candidate should have secured minimum 8th place for individual event/sports in any All India/Inter-Zonal Inter-University Championship/Tournament in the AIU conducted sports/games.
    • OR
    • Candidate having participation in any recognized National repute Competition/ National Championship (representing any state) affiliated by competent authority of the respective National sports bodies (Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports/Indian Olympic Association) in the sports and games offered by the A.I.U.
    • For Chess, applicant having the FIDE rating (standard) 1700 and above for Boys and FIDE rating (standard) 1300 and above for girls is eligible to apply for admission under the sports quota.
    • For Tennis, applicant having the AITA ranking up to 300 for under 18 years boys/girls or ranking up to 500 for open (Men/Women) category is eligible to apply for admission under the sports quota. The rating/ranking for chess & tennis is applicable on the day / week of publication of advertisement for admission under sports quota.
    • For Cricket & Football, applicant must have represented any 1st Division Club or above with participation of 40% matches either in the current year or any one of the two preceding years organized by either CAB/IFA or any State Association OR having the criteria as specified above.
    Such sports representations are to be made within current year or any one of the two preceding calendar years (i,e commencing from 1st January) only.

    Certificates of participation (Click here for format) in Sports/Games must be obtained from the competent authorities. Applicant must send the certificates in prescribed format along with a print out of online application and all Sports Certificate in pdf format at the mail id (artsadmission@jadavpuruniversity.in) or by post to the Office of the Dean and the Secretary, Faculty Council of Arts, U.G. Arts Building, Ground Floor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032, on or before December 8, 2020.

    For PD category:
    Persons with 40% or more disability will only be considered for admission under PD category under RPD Act, 2016.

    For SC/ST category:
    As per circular Nos. BC-16014/1/82-SC dt.06/08/1984 & BCD-1, D.O.12017/11/89-SCD(R.CELL) dt.09/01/1990 and letter No.1510-SCW dt.31/05/2007 from the Government of West Bengal, Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes of the states other than West Bengal are not entitled to get the benefit of reserved quota in educational institutions in West Bengal unless they can produce Domicile Certificate for residing in West Bengal for at least 10 years issued by the competent authority.

    FOR OBC-A/OBC-B Category:
    The candidates who will be provisionally selected under the OBC-A and OBC-B categories must produce an OBC certificate (the date of issue of the certificate should not be earlier than November 2019) issued by the competent authority that clearly indicates (i) the category (A or B) they belong to; (ii) that they do not belong to creamy layer of the society, at the time of counselling/admission.
    OBC-A and OBC-B candidates of the states other than West Bengal are not entitled to get the benefit of reserved quota in educational institutions in West Bengal, unless they can produce a domicile certificate of 10-year residency issued by competent authority.

    Anti-Ragging:
    Jadavpur University has accepted in principle that each and every student of the University shall be duty bound during the entire period of studentship with the University to immediately report to the Dean of Students if any ragging is noticed either in University hostel or on University campus.
    If any incident of ragging comes to the notice of the Authority, the concerned student shall be given liberty to explain and if his explanation is not found satisfactory, the Authority would expel him/her from the University.

    + Selection Procedure

    Selection Procedure for Master of Arts (Day) Courses:
    Bengali Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The marks obtained in Bengali in H.S/ Equivalent examination.
    Comparative Literature Since there are no undergraduate Honours courses in Comparative Literature in India outside Jadavpur University, and the discipline is interdisciplinary in nature, students from any discipline are eligible to apply for admission to the MA course.
    Therefore, students will be selected on the following basis: 50% weightage on the aggregate percentage in their honours graduation course, and 50% weightage on the marks acquired in an online Group Discussion to evaluate their aptitude. (This procedure is only for this year’s pandemic situation, and should not be considered a precedent.)
    Important Note: A candidate selected for the online Group Discussion who may not be in a position to join online for reasons like lack of internet connectivity, or other logistical issues, may contact sujitk.mandal@jadavpuruniversity.in or samantak.das@jadavpuruniversity.in to request alternative arrangements for his/her scheduled Group Discussion. The request for an alternative arrangement should be made at least one day before her/his Group Discussion.
    Economics Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/ Equivalent examination.
    Education Category-I:
    Secondary or equivalent: % of marks x 0.2
    Higher Secondary or equivalent: % of marks x 0.3
    B.A (Hons.) in Education : % of marks x 0.5

    Category-II:
    Secondary or equivalent: % of marks x 0.2
    Higher Secondary or equivalent: % of marks x 0.3
    B.Ed.: % of marks x 0.5
    English Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/ Equivalent examination.
    Film Studies Since there are no undergraduate Honours courses in Film Studies in India, and the discipline is interdisciplinary in nature, students from any discipline are eligible to apply for admission to the MA course.
    Therefore, students will be selected on the following basis: 50% weightage on the aggregate percentage in their honours graduation course, and 50% weightage on the marks acquired in an online Group Discussion. (This procedure is only for this year’s pandemic situation, and should not be considered a precedent.)
    Topics for GD will be provided during the online meeting.
    Email address for communication: hod.filmstudy@jadavpuruniversity.in.
    History Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/Equivalent examination.
    Linguistics Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/Equivalent examination.
    Philosophy Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in Logic/Logic (Western) core Honours paper.
    Political Science with International Relations Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/Equivalent examination.
    Sanskrit Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/Equivalent examination.
    Sociology Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/Equivalent examination.

    Selection Procedure for Master of Arts (Evening) Courses:
    Bengali Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The marks obtained in Bengali in H.S/ Equivalent examination.
    Sanskrit Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/ Equivalent examination.
    History Selection will be made on the basis of percentage marks obtained in the Honours/Major papers.
    Tie Breaking: The percentage marks obtained in H.S/ Equivalent examination.

    + How to calculate the marks obtained

    For Secondary or equivalent On the basis of aggregate of all marks obtained in class 10th board examination.
    For Higher Secondary or equivalent On the basis of:
    • W.B.C.H.S.E.: Best of 4 subjects excluding marks of Environmental Studies/Environmental Education/Environmental Science (out of 400 marks)
    • Central Board of Secondary Education: Best of 4 subjects (out of 400 marks)
    • Council for the Indian School Certificate: Best of 4 subjects (out of 400 marks)
    • Other Boards: Best of 4 subjects (out of 400 marks)
    For Honours Graduates On the basis of aggregate of all marks obtained in Honours paper only
For any help regarding online submission of application please
call 033 2457-2219 or mail at artsadmission@jadavpuruniversity.in

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