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VBRET 2018 for M Phil/PhD/ Integrated M Phil - PhD Programs

Visva Bharati Santiniketan VBRET 2018 - Applications in prescribed form are invited from eligible candidates willing to appear in the Visva - Bharati Research Eligibility Test (VBRET) for admission to the M Phil /PhD/Integrated M Phil - PhD Programs of the University for the Academic Year 2018-19


Candidates can check the complete information of VBRET 2018 like application process, eligibility criteria, selection process etc through this page below

 

Also See : Admission Notification

 

VBRET 2018 Important Dates

  • Start Date for Submission of Application Form: 03rd May 2018
  • Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 10th June 2018
  • Date of Examination: To be announced

 

Courses Offered

  • Some Depts./Centres of the University shall convene Entrance test/interview as appropriate for the above purpose and intake capacity will be announced by the Dept./Centre in the University Website
  • For the academic session 2018-2019, Visva-Bharati will admit students for various courses
  • M Phil & PhD Programs &
  • Integrated M Phil - PhD Programs

Duration of the Program

  • PhD Program shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years

 

VBRET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • M.Phil. and PhD Program shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of applicants as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September1991
  • The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures
  • However, a Differently-abled applicant belonging to either of the reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)) shall not get the double benefit of being SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer) as well as Differently-abled in the above relaxations
  • Applicants who have cleared the M. Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree.
  • Applicants possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M. Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, or a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment &Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to PhD Program
  • International applicants seeking admission to the MPhil & PhD Program shall be exempted from Admission Test
  • In addition to the above, an applicant must also fulfil any one of the following conditions:
  • Qualified in any of the following examinations: UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGCCSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/ teacher fellowship.
  • Obtained an M. Phil. degree of Visva-Bharati or any other university recognized by the UGC that also follows the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for awards of M. Phil. and Ph.D. Degree), Regulation 2016 and regulations of Visva Bharati
  • An applicant who’s M. Phil. Dissertation has been evaluated and the viva-voce is pending, may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the University
  • Candidates who have not fulfilled any of the condition mentioned above will have to qualify in the M. Phil and Ph.D. Entrance Test to be conducted by the concerned Dept.

 

Reservation of Seats

  • Reservation of seats for OBC, SC, ST and Differently abled candidates will be made as per the rules of the Government of India, UGC and Visva-Bharati guidelines
  • Percentage of Reservation: Not less than 5% seats for PWD candidates, 15% seats for SC candidates, 7.5% seats for ST and 27% seats for OBC candidates.
  • Relaxation of Marks: 5% marks for PWD candidates and 10% marks for OBC candidates in minimum qualifying marks/standard. SC/ST candidates passed in qualifying examination shall be admitted in the order of merit going down the inter-se merit list up to the point necessary to fulfill their reservation percentage and no restriction of percentage shall be applicable in this regard
  • Upper Age Relaxation: 5 years for SC/ST/PWD candidates (10 years for SC/ST PWD and 8 years for OBC candidates

 

Selection Process

  • The University shall admit applicants by a two stage process through:
  • An Entrance Test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks being 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific
  • An interview/viva-voce, which is mandatory for all applicants, to be organized by the department/centre when the applicants are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before the Departmental Research Committee
  • The interview/viva -voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz., whether:
  • The applicant possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Department/Centre;
  • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.

Declaration of List of Eligible Candidates

  • The Department/Centre of Bhavana/ Vibhaga (Institute) will publish the list of eligible candidates on the Notice Board of the Dept. /Centre and in the University website at least seven days before the date of examination/interview

 

Exam Pattern

  • Pattern of Examination of Ph.D & M.Phil Entrance Test
    • PhD Theory - 100
    • Viva-voce - 100
    • M.Phil Theory - 100
    • Practical - 100
  • Marks distribution Pattern of Theory Exam for PhD and MPhil Entrance Test
    • 50 (Research Methodology) - 20 short notes
    • 30 questions for analytical answers
    • 50 (Subject specific) - 20 short notes
    • 30 questions for analytical answers

     

Syllabus/ Admission Test

  • Post-graduate syllabus of the subject concerned; further details in this regard may be available from the respective Dept. /Centre of Bhavana/Vibhaga (Institute)
  • To qualify in the Entrance Test, candidate must secure at least 50% marks in entrance test

 

Venue of Exam

  • Respective Department / Centre of each Bhavana / Vibhaga (Institute)

 

Application Fee

  • For General & OBC candidates - Rs. 500/- for first subjects & Rs.200/- for each additional subject
  • For SC/ST & PWD candidates - Rs. 150/- for first subjects & Rs. 75/- for each additional subject
  • Application Fee for first subject is Rs.150/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs.500/- for all other candidates
  • For each additional subject an additional application fee of Rs. 75/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs. 200/- for all other candidates

 

VBRET 2018 Application Process

  • Candidates have to apply through our online application system (vbu.ucanapply.com/entrance). The online application allows the candidate to provide all information and also to upload scanned photograph (4 cm x 3 cm) and signature
  • Details of the courses, eligibility criteria and relevant information are available in the University Website www.visvabharati.ac.in
  • 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 as listed.
  • In case a candidate does not have access to an online payment method he or she can deposit the required amount at the different HDFC branches using a Bank Challan generated online: Details of the Bank will be printed in the Challan
  • Issued in favour of Accounts Officer, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, to be submitted to the office of the concerned Department/Bhavana/Vibhaga (Institute) personally or by post by 10th June 2018
  • Prospective candidates are advised to visit our website (www.visvabharati.ac.in) as well as Bhavana Notice Board at regular intervals for updates

 

Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan

Visvabharati University Birbham, Birdhum-731235, Birdhum (Distt.), West Bengal, Ph.: 034635751, Email: root@vbharat.ernet.in, Website www.visva-bharati.ac.in

 

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