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Presidency College Course Offered : 2010 - 2011
Three Year Honours Degree Course

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:

  1. One Honours subject: Eight papers (each paper is of 100 marks)
  2. Environmental Studies: 100 marks
  3. Two subsidiary subjects — Three papers each (each paper is of 100 marks) #
  4. English Language — 50 marks
  5. Modern Indian Language (Alternative English or Bengali or Hindi) — 50 marks

  6. # Honours and Subsidiary subjects offered
Honours Subjects
No. of Seats
Combinations allowed (Two of the following)
Bengali 30 History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit***
English 30 History, Philosophy, Political Science
Hindi 40 History, Philosophy, Political Science, Elective English, Sanskrit***
History 35 Philosophy, Political Science, Elective English, Economics
Philosophy 30 History, Political Science, Elective Bengali, Elective English or Sanskrit***
Political Science 25 History, Philosophy, Elective Bengali, Economics
Sociology 24 History, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics
Biochemistry 10 Mathematics and Physiology
Botany**** 26 Chemistry* and Zoology** or Physics*
Chemistry 42 Physics* and Mathematics
Economics 40 Mathematics and Statistics or Political Science
Geography**** 20 (a) Economics and Mathematics or Political Science or History
(b) Mathematics and Physics*
Geology**** 25 Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics*
Mathematics 40 (a) Physics* and Chemistry* or Statistics or
(b) Economics and Statistics
Physics 40 Mathematics and Statistics or Chemistry* or Geology
Physiology**** 24 Chemistry* and Physics* or Zoology**
Statistics 20 Mathematics and Physics* or Economics
Zoology**** 25 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.

Presidency College, Kolkata


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