Visva Bharati Common Admission Test (VBCAT)-2013,UG/PG Admissions-2013

Important Dates

Issue of application form: 16th March, 2013 to 16th April, 2013

Last date for submission of application form: 16th April, 2013

Date of admission test (VBCAT): 12th May, 2013

Application Form: Application fee Rs 140/- for SC/ST candidates and Rs 400/- for all other candidates

Prescribed application form and prospectus (admission kits) may be obtained in person from the designated branches of the United Bank of India (UBI) on payment of the requisite fee

Designated branches of UBI for issuance of application forms and prospectus

Online: Candidates would have the option to apply for the examination through online application system

The online application allows the candidate to provide all information and also to upload scanned photograph and signature

Details of the courses, eligibility criteria and relevant information are available on the university website

The application fee in case of an online application may be paid by any one of the following ways;

Candidate can make the payment online using any of the online payment methods of Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cash Card, payment through mobiles (a nominal TDR charge would be applicable)

Candidates would get Instant confirmation of their payments and submissions when they pay through online payment methods

In case a candidate does not have access to an online payment method he or she can deposit the required amount at any branch of United Bank of India (UBI) using a bank deposit voucher/challan into the following account; Account Name-Visva-Bharati Admission Coordination Cell; Account No-0826050005012; Bank-United Bank of India (UBI)

Prospective candidates are advised to visit website at regular intervals for updates

Application Submission: Candidates willing to apply for more than one course/stream are advised to go through the prospectus carefully

Instructions for filling up the form and other details are given in the prospectus

Completed application forms may be submitted personally or by post or by courier service so as to reach the designated office within 16th April, 2013 positively

Admission Test: There will be an All India Admission Test for all B.A. (Honours) and preparatory courses (except for 3 years Honours courses in Santali, Japanese, Tibetan and Persian under Bhasha-Bhavana), all B.Sc (Honours) courses under Siksha-Bhavana and the B.Sc (Ag) Honours course under Palli-Siksha Bhavana at centres in the following cities

Santiniketan, Kolkata, Durgapur, Kharagpur, Siliguri, Burdwan, Baharampur, Suri, Malda, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi, Patna, Guwahati, Allahabad, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Agartala

The test will be held on 12th May, 2013, Sunday

The locations of the test centers will be available in the admit card which is to be downloaded from the university website

Admission tests for all other courses will be held at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, West Bengal

Bhasha-Bhavana (Institute of Languages, Literature and Culture)

M.A. (2 years): Sanskrit, Bengali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Indo-Tibetan Studies, Chinese, Persian, Japanese

M.A. (2 years): Functional Hindi (Translation)

B.A. (Hons) (3 years): Sanskrit, Bengali, English, Hindi, Oriya, Persian, Tibetan, Japanese, Santali

B.A. (Hons) (4 years): Persian, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese preceded by one year preparatory course

B.A. (3 year): Functional Hindi (Vocational)

Vidya-Bhavana (Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences)

M.A. (2 year): Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Economics, History, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Geography, Mathematics, Journalism and Mass Communication

M.A./M.Sc Course in Anthropology

B.A. (Hons) (3 years): Philosophy, Comparative Religion, Economics, History, Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Geography, Mathematics

Siksha-Bhavana (Institute of Science)

M.Sc (2 years): Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Statistics, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Biotechnology

B.Sc (Hons) (3 years): Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Zoology, Botany, Statistics, Computer Science

Integrated M.Sc (5 years): Physical Science

Sangit-Bhavana (Institute of Music, Dance and Drama)

M.Mus (2 years): Rabindra Sangit, Hindusthani Classical Music (Vocal), Hindusthani Classical Music Instrumental (Sitar/Esraj /Tabla / Pakhawaj), Kathakali and Manipuri Dance

B.Mus (Honours) (3 years): Rabindra Sangit, Hindusthani Classical Music (Vocal), Hindusthani Classical Music Instrumental (Sitar/Esraj/Tabla/Pakhawaj), Kathakali Dance, Manipuri Dance, Drama and Theatre Arts

Kala-Bhavana (Institute of Fine Arts)

Two Year M.Fine Arts (MFA)/Advanced Diploma Courses in Painting, Mural, Sculpture, Graphic Art (Print Making), Design (Textile), Design (Ceramic), History of Art (only for MFA)

Four year B.Fine Arts (Honours) (BFA)/Diploma Courses in Painting, Sculpture, Graphic Art (Print Making), Design (Textile), Design (Ceramic), History of Art (only for B.F.A.(Hons)

Two year Certificate Course in Design

Bridge Course (leading to MFA) in History of Art Course (3 year (1 year Bridge course + 2 year regular course) for students from other than Fine Arts discipline

One Year Casual course for Indian Nationals in Painting/Sculpture/Graphic Art (Print Making)/Design (Textile/Ceramic)/History of Art

Palli-Samgathana Vibhaga (Institute of Rural Reconstruction)

M.A. Course in Rural Development (2 years)

MSW Course (2 years)

BSW (Hons) Course (3 years)

B.Des Course (4 years) (fee Rs 5000/- per semester)

Certificate Course (2 years): Hand-made Paper Making, Artistic Leather Craft, Batik Work, Handloom Weaving, Pottery, Wood Work

Short term casual courses in Craft

Batik and Bandhni, Pottery and Ceramic (Table Ware/Art Pottery/Glazing), Textile (Weaving/ Dyeing/ Printing), Leather Crafts, Woodwork (Toys/Furniture/Wood craft), Hand-made Paper Crafts

Duration: 4 months for short term and 9 months for integrated course

Form will be available for certificate courses from Silpa Sadan Office

Palli Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Agriculture)

Two year M.Sc (Ag) courses in Agronomy, Plant Protection, Agricultural Extension, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry and Horticulture

Four year B.Sc (Ag) Hons Course

Vinaya-Bhavana (Institute of Education)

Two year M.A. in Education Course

Three year B.A./B.Sc (Honours) in Physical Education Course

One year B.P.Ed Course

Two year M.P.Ed Course

Details of each course, eligibility criteria etc are available in the admission kits (prospectus and application form) from the designated branches of United Bank of India and also in the university website

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