PhD Programs Admissions Notification 2013, in Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata


Rabindra_Bharati_UniversityUniversity Name: Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata

Programmes: Ph.D programs

Course offered:

Faculty of Arts: Bengali including Tagore Studies, English, Sanskrit including Vedic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, History, Education, Economics

Faculty of Fine Arts: Drama, Dance, Rabindra Sangeet, Vocal Music, Musicology, Mass Communication and Videography

Faculty of Visual Arts: Painting, Graphics (Printmaking), Sculpture, History of Art, Applied Art, Museology


Candidates having Master's degree with 55% marks (50 % for SC/ST) or its equivalent grade from any UGC recognized University in India or an equivalent degree of a recognized foreign University preceded by graduation with Honours or its equivalent degree in the concerned or allied subject are eligible to apply for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of study in his /her disciplinary subject of study or in a subject of allied discipline or in an inter disciplinary subject.

For details and information on eligibility, pleaseclick here.

How to apply:

  1. Application forms can also be downloaded from the university website:
  2. It is mandatory to attach the demand draft/pay order for Rs.100/- drawn in favour of "Rabindra Bharati University", payable at Kolkata with the downloaded form.
  3. It is to be noted that the information entered in the prescribed places in the website will reflect on the downloaded Application Form and the same information will be saved as database for further processing of the form for admission.
  4. The duly filled in downloaded form along with copies of all mark sheets, certificates and other relevant documents and demand draft, has to be submitted in the Office of the Secretary, Faculty Councils at 56A, B.T. Road, Kolkata - 700 050, in person (not by post) within 5:00 p.m. 14.01.2013 positively.

Selection process:

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 or School or Centre concerned. However, the students who have qualified / cleared M.Phil as per UGC Regulations, 2009 / 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.

Paper pattern:

  1. Written Entrance Test and Interview will be taken for selection of eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D Programmes.
  2. Written Entrance Test will be of 100 marks. Total duration of the Test will be 3(three hours).
  3. Written Entrance Test will have two halves of 50 marks each.
  4. First half will be common to all candidates belonging to Faculty of Arts and Visual Arts.
  5. Similarly candidates belonging to the Faculty of Fine Arts will have first half common for all candidates. This half will include Comprehension Test, Qualitative/Quantitative/ Reasoning Aptitude etc. This half will be known as Common Research Aptitude Test.
  6. 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)}.
  7. In order to qualify for the Interview, each candidate will be required to score at least 50% (45% for SC/ST candidates) marks (marks of 1st half and 2nd half taken together) out of 100 marks.

Important dates:

  1. Availability of application forms: January 04, 2013 to January 14, 2013.
  2. Last date for submission of application: January 14, 2013.
  3. Date of entrance exam: February 02, 2013.

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