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Presidency University - Admission to 2-Year (4 semesters) Master Degree Courses (Open Quota) 2022-23


Presidency University
Post Graduate Admission
Admission to 2-Year (four semesters) Master Degree Courses (Open Quota)
Academic Session: 2022-2023

Online applications are invited from the interested candidates who have passed their Graduation (with Honours / Major) not before 2022 for admission into following two-year (four semesters) full time Post Graduate Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc) Courses for the session 2022-2023. Only completed online application will be considered. Application form will be available online from 1st September, 2022 to 15th September, 2022 (till 12:00 Noon) at http://presiuniv.ac.in/. There will be no application fee. A candidate will be allowed to apply for one subject only. Reservation policy will be followed as per Govt. rule. Incomplete application and application with invalid or wrong information is liable to be cancelled at any stage of admission.

The admission in Master degree courses for different categories will be based strictly on merit. The General Merit Rank (GMR) of individual candidate and General Merit List will be prepared based on the academic score (details are given below) only.

    + Available Courses/Subjects

    M.A. in Bengali, English, Hindi, History, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology.

    M.Sc. in Applied Economics, Applied Geology, Astrophysics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Geography, Life Sciences, Mathematics, Molecular Microbiology, Physics, Statistics & Virology and Immunology.

    + Eligibility

    • There is no upper or lower age limit.
    • Candidates must have passed (not before 2022) the Graduation with Honours/Major from any recognised University/Institute.
    • The candidate must satisfy the requirement of minimum marks and subject if study in graduation level as per the following table.
    PG Subject Required Honours / Major Subject Minimum Required Percentage of Marks / CGPA (whichever is higher) in Honours/ Major subject
    General SC/ST OBC-A/B PwD
    Bengali Bengali 50%/5.5 37.5%/4.125 45%/4.95 47.5%/5.225
    English English 50%/5.5 37.5%/4.125 45%/4.95 47.5%/5.225
    Hindi Hindi 50%/5.5 37.5%/4.125 45%/4.95 47.5%/5.225
    History History 50%/5.5 37.5%/4.125 45%/4.95 47.5%/5.225
    Philosophy Any subject 50%/5.5 37.5%/4.125 45%/4.95 47.5%/5.225
    Political Science Political Science 50%/5.5 37.5%/4.125 45%/4.95 47.5%/5.225
    Sociology Any subject 50%/5.5 37.5%/4.125 45%/4.95 47.5%/5.225
    Performing Art Performing Arts/any allied subjects 50%/5.5 37.5%/4.125 45%/4.95 47.5%/5.225
    Chemistry Chemistry 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Applied Economics Applied Economics 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Geography Geography 60%/6.5 45%/4.875 54%/5.85 57%/6.175
    Applied Geology Applied Geology 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Life Sciences Any branch of Life Sciences 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Mathematics Mathematics 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Physics Physics 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Statistics Statistics 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Biotechnology a) Any branch of Life Sciences with Chemistry as GE/Pass course subject
    OR
    b) Biotechnology
    55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Molecular Microbiology B.Sc. in Microbiology or any branches of Life Sciences with Chemistry as GE/Pass 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Virology and Immunology B.Sc. in Virology or Immunology or any branches of Life Sciences with Chemistry as GE/Pass 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70
    Astrophysics Physics 55%/6.0 41.25%/4.50 49.5%/5.40 52.25%/5.70

    + Important dates

    Application Start Date 1st September, 2022
    Application End Date 15th September, 2022 (till 12:00 Noon)
    Publication of Provisional Merit list (tentative) 16th September, 2022 (after 05:00 P.M.)

    + Intake Capacity PG (Open Quota)**

    Course-wise and category-wise availability of seats is as follows.
    Subject General SC ST OBC-A OBC-B Total**
    Bengali 5 1 0 1 1 8
    English 5 1 0 1 1 8
    Hindi 3 2 1 0 0 6
    History 6 1 1 1 0 9
    Philosophy 3 1 0 0 0 4
    Political Science 5 1 0 1 1 8
    Performing Arts 1 1 0 0 0 2
    Sociology 4 1 1 0 0 6
    Chemistry 5 1 0 1 1 8
    Applied Economics 5 1 0 0 0 6
    Geography 5 1 0 0 0 6
    Applied Geology 2 1 1 1 0 5
    Life Sciences 7 3 1 1 1 13
    Mathematics 2 1 1 1 0 5
    Physics 5 1 0 1 1 8
    Statistics 2 1 1 1 0 5
    Biotechnology 11 5 1 2 1 20
    Molecular Microbiology 11 5 1 2 1 20
    Virology and Immunology 5 2 1 1 1 10
    Astrophysics 5 2 1 1 1 10
    Total           127*
    * PwD (Person with Disability) seats are included in the total number of seats in respective courses and categories as per Government Order.

    ** Intake Capacity under different courses and under different category may be modified after completion of admission under PUQuota (Home category) for applicable subjects. Modified intake capacity will be published in due course.

    + Reservation of Seats for SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PwD category of students

    The reservation policies of West Bengal State Higher Education Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2013, West Bengal State Higher Education Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2014 and Department of Higher Education (University branch), Government of West Bengal order no 1084(20)-Edn(U)/EH/1U-89/13 dated 7th December, 2018 will be followed for admission in reserved seats for SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/PwD.
    • Availability of reserve category seats shall be restricted to residents of West Bengal only.
    • Candidates claiming such seats must submit relevant Certificate issued from either of the competent Authorities of Government of West Bengal.
    • The certificate is to be produced at the time of reporting or as and when required by the university. If the certificate is then found to be invalid, the candidate will lose the opportunity of admission in reserve category.
    Competent Authorities of Government of West Bengal for the issuance of SC/ST Certificate for candidates claiming under such reserve category of seats:
    SC/ST Certificates are to be issued by any of the following authorities of Government of West Bengal:
    • Sub-Divisional Officers for all districts except Kolkata
    • District Welfare Officer, Kolkata & Ex-Officio Joint Director, B.C.W. in case of Kolkata Municipal Area (as defined in clause (9) of Section 2 of K.M.C Act, 1980
    Competent Authorities of Government of West Bengal for the issuance of OBC-A / OBC-B Certificate for candidates claiming under such reserve category of seats:
    As per Notification vide No. 374(71)-TW/EC/MR-103/94 dated 27/7/1994, read with Memorandum No. 1204-SBCW/MR-67/10 dated 27/7/2015 issued by Backward Classes Welfare Department. Government of W.B., the Sub Divisional Officer of a Sub- Division in a District is the certificate issuing authority. In Kolkata such certificate is issued by such an officer as the State Government by notification authorizes. Accordingly, the District Welfare Officer, Kolkata and Exofficio Joint Director, BCW has been notified to act as the certificate issuing authority in respect of Kolkata covering the jurisdiction of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

    Reservation of seats for PwD candidates:
    Department of Higher Education (Univ branch), Government of West Bengal order no 1084(20)-Edn(U)/EH/1U-89/13 dated 7th December, 2018 will be followed for admission under PwD category. Section 2(r) of the THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016 (RPwD Act, 2016) states that, Persons with benchmark disabilities (PwD) means a person with not less than forty percent (40%) of a specified disability where specified disability has not been defined in measurable terms and includes a person with disability where specified disability has been defined in measurable terms, as certified by the certifying authority. Specified Disability means the disabilities as specified in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.The categories of disabilities are:
    • Blindness and low vision
    • Deaf and hard of hearing
    • Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy
    • Autism, intellectual disability, specified learning disability and mental illness, and
    • Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (i) to (iv)
    • Other specified disabilities mentioned in the Schedule of the RPwD Act 2016.
    Important Notes:
    • The reservation policy, as announced by the government from time to time are be followed by the Presidency University.
    • PwD certificates are to be issued by any of the authorities as given in the Order No. 289-HF/O/PHP/IR-05/2017 dated 29.08.2018 by the Government of West Bengal, Health & Family Welfare Department (PHP Branch).

    + Procedure for Preparation of General Merit List

    Academic score based on below given criteria will be calculated. This academic score will be used to decide General Merit Rank (GMR) of individual student and to prepare the General Merit List. Allotment of seat/admission will be done based on GMR only (not on category ranks). Category ranks are only for information to candidates.
    Subject Formula for Calculating Academic Score
    Bengali Marks obtained in Honours
    English Marks obtained in Honours
    Hindi 60% of Marks obtained in Honours + 40% of Aggregate Marks in Graduation
    History 80% of Marks obtained in Honours + 20% of Marks obtained in English at
    (10+2) level
    Philosophy 75% of Marks obtained in Honours + 25% of Marks obtained in English at
    (10+2) level
    Political Science 80% of Marks obtained in Honours + 20% of Marks obtained in English at
    (10+2) level
    Sociology 25% of Marks obtained in Honours + 25% of Aggregate Marks at Graduation
    + 25% of Aggregate Marks(best four) at (10+2) level + 25% of Aggregate
    Marks obtained in English at (10+2) level
    Performing Arts 50% of Marks obtained in Honours + 25% of Aggregate Marks obtained at
    (10+2) level + 25% of Marks obtained in English at (10+2) level
    Chemistry 50% of Marks obtained in Honours + 50% of Marks obtained in Chemistry at
    (10+2) level
    Applied Economics Marks obtained in Honours
    Geography 80% of Marks obtained in Honours + 20% of Marks obtained in English at
    (10+2) level
    Applied Geology Marks obtained in Honours
    Life Sciences 50% of Marks obtained in Honours/Major+ 25% of Aggregate Marks at
    Graduation + 25% of aggregate Marks(best four) at (10+2) level
    Mathematics 50% of Marks obtained in Honours + 50% of Marks obtained in Mathematics
    at (10+2) level
    Physics 50% of Marks obtained in Honours + 25% of Marks obtained in Mathematics
    at (10+2) level + 25% of Marks obtained in Physics at (10+2) level
    Statistics 75% of Marks obtained in Honours + 25% of Marks obtained in Mathematics
    at (10+2) level
    Biotechnology 75% of marks obtained in Honours/Major + 25% of marks obtained in English
    at (10+2) level
    Molecular Microbiology 75% of marks obtained in Honours/Major + 25% of marks obtained in
    English at (10+2) level
    Virology and Immunology 75% of marks obtained in Honours/Major + 25% of marks obtained in
    English at (10+2) level
    Astrophysics 50% of Marks obtained in Honours + 25% of aggregate Marks(best four) at
    (10+2) level + 25% of Marks obtained in Physics at (10+2) level
    Note:
    • All marks (total, aggregate, average or individual subject) are to be considered out of 100.
    • The Aggregate Marks at Graduation level is to be calculated considering all courses of study in Graduation level including Compulsory Courses, Major/Honours Courses, GE/Pass courses. Overall CGPA is to be considered as equivalent to Aggregate Marks at Graduation level.
      Aggregate Marks in the H.S. or equivalent (10+2) examination is to be calculated considering marks in best four recognized subjects (except compulsory Environmental Science/study).
    • Calculate the average of Honours papers for Marks obtained in Honours. Consider CC, DSE as Honours papers and calculate the average grade.
    • Multiply the Grade point with 9.5 for equivalent percentage of marks.

    + Tie-breaking methodology

    Tie-breaking methodology will be as follow (a) In case of tie, the candidates will be judged considering their Aggregate Marks obtained in Graduation level/Overall CGPA at the first instance. The candidate obtaining more aggregate marks/ Overall CGPA will have better rank. (b) If tie exists thereafter, the process will be repeated considering the percentage of Aggregate Marks obtained by them in H.S or equivalent (10+2) examination (c) If tie exists further by doing above exercises, all such candidates will be placed in the same rank and will be considered for admission with bunching effect.

    Important Notes:
    • Adherence to the time schedule is mandatory and not relaxable.
    • Wrong data may lead to cancellation of Application at any stage and no fee will be refunded in such case.
    • Upload only legible scan copy of documents.
    • The tentative last date of admission is 31.10.2022
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Help Line Number: 033 4052 9820 (Arts) | 033 4052 9819 (Science)
(Available from 11:00 A.M. to 04:30 P.M. on all working days)
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