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Visva Bharati Santiniketan M.Phil PhD and Integrated MPhil PhD admission test VBRET 2016

VBRET 2016 for M.Phil PhD and Integrated M Phil PhD Programme

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 Programmes of the University for the academic year 2016.

Some Departments/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

Non-NET fellowship will not be offered in M.Phil courses of the University

University may offer few Non-NET fellowships subject to availability of fund to some resident PhD students according to merit determined by concerned Dept/Bhavana and finally would be approved by Central Research Proposal Selection Committee

Eligibility for Visva Bharati Research Eligibility Test 2016

For MPhil/ PhD/Integrated MPhil-PhD Programmes: An applicant for admission to M Phil/PhD/Integrated M Phil-PhD Programmes must have obtained a Master's Degree (two years duration) with a minimum of 55% marks or B+ grade in the concerned or an allied subject preceded by a Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent Degree from a recognized University/Institute

In addition to the above, an applicant must also fulfil any one of the following conditions:

i) Qualified in any of the following examinations: UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC- CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/ teacher fellowship

ii) Obtained an MPhil degree of Visva-Bharati or any other university recognized by the UGC that also follows the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for awards of MPhil/PhD Degree), Regulation 2016 and regulations of Visva-Bharati

iii) Otherwise requisite qualification as per UGC rules and regulations

Candidates who have not fulfilled any of the condition mentioned above will have to qualify in the MPhil/PhD Entrance Test to be conducted by the concerned Department

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

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

Syllabus/ Admission Test for Visva Bharati MPhil PhD admission 2016

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)

How to Apply & Submit Application Forms

Application form can be downloaded from the University website (

The filled in application form supported by self attested copies of age proof, mark-sheets, certificates etc. along with the application fees of Rs.500/- (for General/OBC Candidates) and Rs.150/- (for SC/ST/PWD candidates), in the form of an account payee DD drawn on SBI Santiniketan (code-2121) branch

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 30th August 2016

Important Dates for VBRET 2016

Application Form will be Available on the University Website from 10th August 2016

Last Date for receiving complete Application Form is 30th August 2016

Date of Admit Card / Interview: Will be notified later

Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan

Visvabharati University Birbham, Birdhum-731235, Birdhum (Distt.), West Bengal, Ph.: 034635751, Email: [email protected], Website