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BESC Admissions

Admission 2024-2025

 Online Applications for Undergraduate Admission 2024-25 is live now. (Interested applicants can apply once their class XII Board results are declared)

Important Information For New Applicants:

As per the new Curriculum and Credit Framework (CCF) issued by the University of Calcutta, all Honours programmes of studies shall be for a duration of Eight (8) Semesters (4 Years) with exit option after third year.

  • Students who complete the full four-year programme will earn a UG Honours Degree or a UG Honours Degree with Research.
  • Students opting for a research project or dissertation in the fourth year (Semesters 7 and 8) will be awarded an Honours with Research degree.
  • Students who choose not to undertake a research project in the eighth semester will be awarded an Honours degree.
  • Students who utilize the exit option after the third year, provided they have acquired the required minimum credits, will receive a Bachelor’s 3 year Honours degree.
  • The University of Calcutta now uses the nomenclature Major for ‘Honours’ and Minor for ‘General Electives.’ In addition to this, the CCF has also introduced new courses such as Inter-Disciplinary Courses (IDC), and Common Value-Added Courses (CVAC).
  • The College has an online application process. There won’t be any physical distribution of forms.
  • After application and payment of the application fee, please keep checking the website for the merit list. Don’t make inquiries with the college, the list will be uploaded on the college website.
  • On being merit listed, you shall receive an SMS and email on your registered mobile/ email ID. Please follow the instruction given in the email.
  • There is no need to submit your application form, fee challan or any other document to the college office. Please keep them with you for your records.
  • Students with compartmental or fail result in Class XII board examinations are not eligible to apply for any courses in the College

Courses offered

B.Com (Hons)

B.B.A. (Hons)

B.A (Hons) Journalism & Mass Com.

B.A (Hons) Sociology

B.A (Hons) Political Science

B.A (Hons) English

B.A (Hons) History

B.A (Hons) Bengali

B.Sc (Hons) Physics

B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry

B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics

B.Sc (Hons) Economics

B.Sc (Hons) Computer Science

B.Sc (Hons) Electronics

M.Com

M.A English

1 Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISC)
2 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
3 West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE)
4 National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
5 Assam Higher Secondary Education Council
6 Banasthali Vidyapith
7 Bihar Intermediate Education Council
8 Bihar School Examination Board
9 Board Of Intermediate Education Andhra Pradesh
10 Board of Secondary Education, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal
11 Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan
12 Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education
13 Council Of Higher Secondary Education Manipur
14 Council Of Higher Secondary Education, Odisha
15 Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
16 Government Of Karnataka Dept. Of Pre-University Education
17 Government of Nepal National Examinations Board
18 Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board
19 Haryana Board Of School Education
20 Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education
21 IGCSE Programme From University Of Cambridge (International Exam)
22 International Baccalaureate
23 Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education
24 Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi
25 Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board
26 Kerala Board Of Higher Secondary Education
27 Kerala Board of Public Examination
28 Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
29 Meghalaya Board of School Education
30 Mizoram Board of School Education
31 Nagaland Board of School Education
32 Punjab School Education Board
33 Rabindra Mukta Vidyalaya, West Bengal
34 State Board of School Examinations (Sec.) and Board of Higher Secondary Examinations Tamil Nadu
35 Telangana Sate Board of Intermediate Education
36 Tripura Board of Secondary Education
37 Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education
38 Uttaranchal Shiksha Evm Pariksha Parishad (NEE: Board of School Education Uttarakhand)
39 West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education
40 West Bengal State Council Of Technical & Vocational Education And Skill Development

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for 4-year Honours Programmes
General Criteria

A candidate who has passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) or its equivalent examination is eligible to seek admission to the first Semester of the Four-year (eight semesters) B.A. / B.Sc. / B.Com. / BBA (Honours) Courses provided he/ she has also passed in English, the full marks not being less than 100 and fulfils the conditions given below.

No candidate shall be allowed admission after a lapse of over three years from the year of passing the previous qualifying examination or discontinuation of recognised regular course of studies after passing the previous qualifying examination. The year of admission shall not be considered while calculating three years from the year of passing the previous qualifying examination, i.e., a candidate should have passed the previous qualifying examination not before March 2021.
Candidates who have passed the Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination or its equivalent from CBSE, CISCE (ISC), WBCHSE (WB Board) and National Institute of Open Schooling, need not submit the Migration Certificate for registration under the University of Calcutta.
Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe community (Applicable for Applicants having valid certificates issued by the state of West Bengal only) taking up honours course must have a minimum of 40% marks in the aggregate or 40% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination, as the case may be .
Aggregate marks shall be calculated by adding the marks in top-four subjects in order of marks secured by a candidate. However, marks in compulsory Environmental Education/ Studies shall not be considered for calculation of aggregate marks. If the subject “Environmental Science” is studied as an elective subject of 100 marks, it may be taken into account to determine the aggregate marks.
Additional course-specific criteria for admission also apply. Kindly read below.
B.Com. (Honours)
A candidate taking up honours course in a subject must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate (Best of 4 subjects) and 45% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

OR 55% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

Related Subjects (any one) :

Accountancy, Business Economics including Business Mathematics, Business Organization, Mathematics, Business Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Business Studies, Office and Secretarial Practice, Financial Accounting, Elements of Cost Accountancy & Auditing, Book Keeping, Commerce, Cost Accountancy & Principle of Management, Commercial Law & preliminaries of Auditing, Costing & Taxation.

B.B.A (Honours)
A candidate taking up honours course in BBA must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate (Best of 4 subjects) and 45% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

Or 55% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

Note: If the candidate has not studied the subject in class XII, he / she need to achieve 50% marks in aggregate in order to apply for B.B.A. (H).

Related Subjects-

Commerce, Accountancy, Business Economics including, Business Management, Business Mathematics, Business Organization, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Business Studies, Office & Secretarial Practices, Human Rights and Practices, Public Related, Data Base Management, Financial Accounting, Elements of cost Accounts, Auditing, Book Keeping courses, Law, Business law, Cost-Accounting, Principles of  Management, Taxation, and other Science and Humanities and vocational subjects following (10+2) system.

B.A. (Honours)
A candidate taking up Honours course in a subject must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the Honours or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

OR 55% marks in the Honours or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

Please note: B.A. Sociology (H) is not available for candidates from the Commerce stream.
B.Sc. (Honours)
B.Sc. Economics (H) Candidates must have 55% in Economics + PASS marks in mathematics/Applied mathematics.

OR 45% marks in Economics + 50% marks in BO4 + PASS marks in mathematics/Applied mathematics.

Please Note: If the candidate hasn’t studied Economics in Class XII, he/she needs to achieve the above marks in Mathematics/Applied mathematics.

B.Sc. Mathematics (H) Must have 55% in Mathematics.

OR 45% marks in Mathematics + 50% marks in BO4.

Please Note: Candidate must have pass marks in Chemistry/ Physics/ Computer Science in order to take Mathematics Hons.

B.Sc. Computer Science (H) Must have 55% in Computer Science + PASS marks in mathematics.

OR, 45% marks in Computer Science + 50% marks in BO4 + PASS marks in Mathematics.

Please Note: If the candidate hasn’t studied Computer Sc. in Class XII, he/she needs to achieve the above-mentioned marks Physics/Statistics.

B.Sc. Physics (H) Must have 55% in Physics + PASS marks in mathematics.

OR 45% marks in Physics + 50% marks in BO4 + PASS marks in mathematics.

B.Sc. Chemistry (H) Must have 55% in Chemistry + PASS marks in mathematics and physics.

OR 45% marks in Chemistry + 50% marks in BO4 + PASS marks in Mathematics and Physics.

B.Sc. Electronics (H) Must have 55% in Physics / Electronics + PASS marks in Mathematics.

OR, 45% marks in Physics / Electronics + 50% marks in BO4 + PASS marks in Mathematics.

Note: Business Mathematics & Applied Mathematics is not considered as substitute for Mathematics and hence will not be eligible for B.Sc. courses except B.Sc. Economics (H).
M.A English

B.A. English Honours Graduate Only (Current and immediate preceding year).

M.Com.

B.Com. Graduates with Honours Degree from a recognised university (Current and immediate preceding year).

B.Com. (Hons)
Morning Session 6:15am to 10:15am Co-Ed
Afternoon Session 3:00pm to 6:45pm For Girls only
Evening Session 5:15pm to 9:00pm Co-Ed
B.A. (Hons)
Day Session 10:15am. to 4.30pm Co-Ed
B. Sc. (Hons)
Day Session 10:15am to 4:30pm Co-Ed
B.B.A. (Hons)
Day Session 10:00am to 5:00pm Co-Ed
M.Com
Afternoon Session 2:30pm to 7:30pm Co-Ed
M.A (English)
Day Session 10:15am to 4:30pm Co-Ed

A unique Inter Disciplinary Course (IDC) subject must be selected for each semester from Semesters I till III. However, the chosen IDC subject cannot be the same as the Major & Minor Subject(s) selected by you.

Please refer to below given chart for subject wise semester wise possible options.

MAJOR SUBJECTS (FOR SEMESTER I) IDC 1 (FOR SEMESTER II) IDC 2 (FOR SEMESTER III) IDC 3
PHYSICS (H) CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES
CHEMISTRY (H) COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES
MATHEMATICS (H) PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES
COMPUTER SCIENCE (H) PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, ECONOMICS, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION,, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES
ELECTRONICS (H) PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, STATISTICS PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES
ECONOMICS (H) PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ELECTRONICS, STATISTICS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, ENGLISH, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES

A unique Inter Disciplinary Course (IDC) subject must be selected for each semester from Semesters I till III. However, the chosen IDC subject cannot be the same as the Major & Minor Subject(s) selected by you.

Please refer to below given chart for subject wise semester wise possible options.

MAJOR SUBJECTS (FOR SEMESTER I) IDC 1 (FOR SEMESTER II) IDC 2 (FOR SEMESTER III) IDC 3
ENGLISH (H) POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION,, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS
JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION (H) ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS
POLITICAL SCIENCE (H) ENGLISH, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES ENGLISH, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS ENGLISH, SOCIOLOGY, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS
HISTORY (H) ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS
SOCIOLOGY (H) ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, HISTORY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, BENGALI, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS
BENGALI (H) ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, HISTORY, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, HISTORY, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS ENGLISH, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SOCIOLOGY, JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATION, HISTORY, HINDI, EDUCATION, PSYCHOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY, FILM STUDIES, PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY, COMPUTER SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, MATHEMATICS
Major Subject
Minor Subjects (Any Two)
English (H) History / Political Science/ Bengali or Hindi / Education or Film Studies / Sociology/ Journalism & Mass Communication or Geography or Psychology
Bengali (H) History /Political Science /Sociology / Journalism & Mass Communication/ Psychology /Film Studies
History (H) Education or Film Studies / Sociology / Political Science /Geography or Psychology or Journalism & Mass Communication / English / Bengali or Hindi
Political Sc.(H) Education or Film Studies / History / Sociology / Geography or Psychology or Journalism & Mass Communication/ English / Bengali or Hindi
Sociology (H) Education or Film Studies / History /Political Science /Geography or Psychology or Journalism & Mass Communication / English /Bengali or Hindi
Journalism & Mass Com.(H) Education or Film Studies/ History / Sociology / Political Science / English / Bengali or Hindi

 

Please Note that As per Calcutta University guidelines, Film Studies & Psychology cannot be taken together, opt for either of the two.

 

Major Subject
Minor Subjects 1 (Any One)
Minor Subjects 2 (Any One)
Economics (H) Mathematics (Compulsory) Computer Science / Statistics
Physics (H) Mathematics (Compulsory) Chemistry / Computer Science / Electronics
Chemistry (H) Mathematics (Compulsory) Physics
Computer Science (H) Mathematics (Compulsory) Physics / Electronics / Statistics
Electronics (H) Mathematics (Compulsory) Physics / Computer Science
Mathematics (H) Physics / Chemistry / Computer Science / Electronics / Statistics (any two)

 

Please Note that Applicants must have pass marks in the Minor Electives selected by them, if he/she has studied the opted elective in Class XII.

Procedure for Admission under Gujarat Quota
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING GUJARATI ADMISSION CAMP

Please be informed that the Gujarati Admission Camp scheduled for Sunday, 26/05/2024 has been postponed as the University of Calcutta has not yet announced the commencement dates for UG course admissions.

The new date for the Gujarati Admission Camp will be communicated once the University of Calcutta releases the relevant circular.

Will be updated soon
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