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Visva Bharati Santiniketan VBRET 2019 for M.Phil, PhD and Integrated MPhil PhD Admission

Visva Bharati Santiniketan announces Research Eligibility Test (VBRET) 2019 for MPhil/PhD/ Integrated MPhil- PhD Programs

Visva Bharati Santiniketan VBRET 2019 - Applications in prescribed form are invited from eligible candidates willing to appear in the Visva Bharati Research Eligibility Test (VBRET) for admission to the MPhil / PhD / Integrated MPhil- PhD Programs of the university for the academic year 2019-20.

Visva Bharati Santiniketan VBRET 2019 Important Dates

  • Availability of online Application form: 08th May 2019

  • Last date to submit the Application form: 10th June 2019

  • PhD (RET) Entrance examination: 18th June 2019

  • Viva-Voce for Eligible candidates (NET/SET/SLET/RET qualified) for admission to PhD course: 29th June 2019


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Eligibility Criteria for Visva Bharati Santiniketan VBRET 2019

  • Candidates who wish to take admission are required to meet the eligibility criteria and then Proceed to fill the application form of VBRET 2019

  • Candidates must possess a Master’s degree or a professional degree with minimum 55% marks in aggregate.

  • Applicants who are belonging to SC/ST/ OBC (non creamy layer)/Differently abled and other categories shall get a relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of grade as per the decision of the conducting body. Candidates who are differently abled and belonging to either of the reserved categories (SC/ST/ OBC (non creamy layer) shall not be eligible for the double benefit of being a reserved category candidate.

  • Aspirants who have qualified the M.Phil coursework by securing minimum 55% marks in aggregate and successfully completing the M.Phil degree shall be eligible to apply for admission to the PhD degree as per norm.

  • Candidates who have obtained a degree equivalent to M.Phil degree of an Indian institution or a Foreign Educational Institution is also eligible to apply in PhD courses.

Apart from this the candidate should fulfill any one of the following:

Candidate should have cleared any one of the following examinations:

  • UGC-NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET/ GATE/ teacher fellowship. Or

  • An applicant must have obtained an M.Phil degree of Visva Bharati or any other University recognized by the UGC.

  • Candidates who’s M.Phil Dissertation has been evaluated and the viva-voce is pending, may be admitted to the PhD Programme of the university.

  • Those candidates who are unable to fulfill the conditions mentioned above are required to clear the M.Phil and PhD Entrance test conducted by the concerned department.

Application Fee:

  • For Gen/OBC & EWS: Rs. 1000/-, for each additional subject: Rs.400/-

  • For SC/ST & PwD: Rs. 300/-, for each additional subject: Rs.150/-

  • The application fee can be paid through online process by using Net banking, Debit/Credit/Cash card through mobiles (a nominal TDR charge would be applicable. Candidates shall get instant confirmation of their payments and submission when he/she pays via online mode.

  • If in case a candidate is unable to pay the application fee through online mode then it can be done by challan.

VBRET 2019 Exam Pattern:

Pattern of examination of PhD & 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 quality in the Entrance Test, candidate must secure at least 50% marks in entrance test

  • Selection Process: selection will be made on the basis of the entrance exam and interview.

  • Reservation of seats: Reservation will be made as per the government of India, UGC and Visva-Bharati guidelines.

Visva Bharati Santiniketan VBRET 2019 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.

For more details visit the official website

Visva Bharati University

Birbhum, Birbhum- 731235, Birdhum (Distt.), West Bengal Ph: 034635751



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