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University of Calcutta Admission 2020

The University of Calcutta annually invites applicants for admission in various Certificate and PG Diploma, UG and PG programmes offered by it. Interested candidates can apply for University of Calcutta admission 2020 by filling the application form. The University grants admission to the candidates in UG course based on the merit obtained in higher secondary examination/class 12th. Although for some UG courses, the University considers the scores obtained by the candidates in the admission test conducted by it.

For admission in PG programme, candidates will be selected as per the scores obtained in entrance exam conducted by the University. Candidates seeking admission in certificate and diploma courses must appear for the admission test conducted by the University of Calcutta. Admission in Ph.D programme will be given according to the performance of the candidates in the RET entrance exam. For more details on the University of Calcutta admission 2020, follow the complete article.

Avialable Application Form 2020

Courses offered by University of Calcutta

Here are some of the courses offered under University of Calcutta admission-

PG diploma programme: Media studies: Film and Television, Mass communication, Book publishing, Buddhist studies etc.

Undergraduate (UG) programme: B.Ed, BA LLB, BLIS, B.Tech, B.Sc, BA, B.Com, B.Lib.I.Sc etc.

Postgraduate (PG) programme: MA, MLIS, M.Sc, M.Com, LLM, M.Ed, MBA, M.Phil, Ph.D, etc.

Important dates for University of Calcutta admission 2020

The tentative dates for admission in different courses offered by the University are as follows-

Certificate course Admission test

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form availability October 2020
Last date to submit the form Last week of October 2020
Admit card releasing 2nd week of November 2020
Admission test date 3rd week of November 2020
Result declaration Last week of November 2020
Commencement of counselling Last week of November 2020 to 1st week of December 2020

Research Eligibility Test

Events Dates (Tentative)
Application form availability September 2020
Last date to submit the form 2nd week of October 2020
Admit card releasing 3rd week of October 2020
Admission test date Last week of October 2020
Interview date Last week of October 2020

Admission at University of Calcutta – How to apply/application form?

Candidates can apply for admission in the University by filling the online application form. Candidates should submit their applications before the last date of submission. They need to provide information such as personal details, educational details, bank details etc in the application form. The application form must be filled carefully.

Applicants must pay the application fee required otherwise their applications will be rejected by the authority. They must keep their documents, scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature handy while filling the application form. Candidates should take the printout of the filled-in form, attest the copy of testimonials, two recent passport size photographs, and the Challan/DD with the application form and send it to the authorities on or before the due date.

Application fee

For certificate and diploma courses: Applicants must pay Rs. 100/- as the application fee and those belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD need to pay Rs. 50/-. The fee can be paid using the E-Challan payable at C.U cash section.

For RET entrance test: Candidates need to pay Rs. 100/- as the application fee for the exam. The payment of the fee can be made using the Demand Draft drawn in favour of “University of Calcutta” payable at Kolkata.

Eligibility criteria for University of Calcutta admission

The eligibility criteria for different programme vary accordingly. Candidates should satisfy all the necessary conditions to be eligible for admission in the University of Calcutta.

Course Eligibility Required
B.Ed Candidates should have completed graduation from a recognized University with at least 50% aggregate marks.
BA LLB Candidates must have passed class 12th from a recognized board.
B.Sc Candidates should have passed class 12th/HSC from recognized board with science subjects.
B.Tech Candidates should have passed class 12th with science stream.
B.Com Applicants should have passed class 12th with commerce stream.
LLM Applicants must have done BA LLB/LLB from BCI recognized University.
M.Ed B.Ed with at least 50% aggregate marks is required.
MBA Candidates should have done Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University and should have qualified CAT/MAT/XAT/JEMAT exam.
Ph.D Master’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized University is required.
M.Com Candidates must have done B.Com from a recognized University.
MA Candidates must possess a valid bachelor’s degree with minimum 40% aggregate marks in the relevant discipline from a recognized University.
PG Diploma Candidates must have done graduation from a recognized University.

Exam Pattern

For Certificate and Diploma courses:

  • Exam Type: Written test
  • Type of Questions: Objective type
  • Maximum Marks: 100 marks
  • Pass Marks: 30 Marks

For Research Eligibility Test:

  • Exam Type: Written test
  • Type of Questions: Objective type (MCQ based)
  • Duration: One hour

University of Calcutta admission 2020- Admit card

The admit card will be made available on the official website of the University i.e. www.caluniv.ac.in. Candidates need to download the admit card and retain a printout copy of the same for future use. It is compulsory for the applicants to bring the hall ticket in the exam hall without which they won’t be allowed to appear in the test. The admit card should be kept safe till the admission process is finished.

Selection process

The selection process for admission in University of Calcutta varies from course to course in which the candidates wish to pursue a career. For admission in the research program, candidates will have to take the RET test organized by the University followed by the interview. Admission to a majority of the UG programs will be granted on the basis of the scores secured by the students in HSC/class 12th examination. Those who are interested in pursuing PG also need to appear for the entrance test conducted by the University followed by an Interview session.

Result and Counselling

Candidates can check the result of the University of Calcutta admission 2020 by visiting the official web portal of the same. The authority will announce a merit list of the candidates who are selected for admission. Such candidates will then be invited to attend the counselling session where they need to indicate their choice of preference of course and the campus. A seat will be allotted to the candidates based on the merit rank obtained in the entrance exam or qualifying exam (wherever applicable). Candidates need to visit the college allotted at the time of the counselling to finish the admission related formalities.

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