The candidates who have passed (not before 2009), with the requisite marks (see eligibility criteria), the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2 system) conducted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, West Bengal or an equivalent examination recognised by the University of Calcutta with at least five recognised subjects including English language (full marks not less than 100), will be eligible to appear in the admission test for admission to the three year B.A./B.Sc. Honours Course.
Every student must enrol for an Honours Course consisting of:
One Honours subject: Eight papers (each paper is of 100 marks)
Environmental Studies: 100 marks
Two subsidiary subjects — Three papers each (each paper is of 100 marks) #
English Language — 50 marks
Modern Indian Language (Alternative English or Bengali or Hindi) — 50 marks
# Honours and Subsidiary subjects offered
No. of Seats
Combinations allowed (Two of the following)
History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit***
History, Philosophy, Political Science
History, Philosophy, Political Science, Elective English, Sanskrit***
Philosophy, Political Science, Elective English, Economics
History, Political Science, Elective Bengali, Elective English or Sanskrit***
History, Philosophy, Elective Bengali, Economics
History, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics
Mathematics and Physiology
Chemistry* and Zoology** or Physics*
Physics* and Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics or Political Science
(a) Economics and Mathematics or Political Science or History
(b) Mathematics and Physics*
Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics*
(a) Physics* and Chemistry* or Statistics or
(b) Economics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics or Chemistry* or Geology
Chemistry* and Physics* or Zoology**
Mathematics and Physics* or Economics
Chemistry* and Physiology** or Botany**
* The candidate must pass the H.S. (10+2) or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
** The candidate must pass the H.S. (10+2) or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
*** Students, who offer Sanskrit, will have to attend lectures in these subjects at the Sanskrit College.
**** Field training programmes and excursions are part of the University curriculum and are compulsory.