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Rabindra Bharati University [RBU] Kolkata Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Application Process

Last updated on September 16th, 2021

Rabindra Bharati University will soon commence the application process for its new 2021 session. Candidates should keep themselves updated by frequently checking the University’s official website.

All the activities of the University are suspended till May 30, 2021, except academic activities. MA semester 4 students under faculty of arts and fine arts as well as MFA semester 2 students under faculty of visual arts should choose their OEC by May 30, 2021.

The University is accredited with A grade by NAAC. Also, the University has earned pride of place in the higher education world at national as well as international levels both.

Rabindra Bharati University Admission Dates

Event Dates
Commencement of Registration Process To be notified
Online Interview Date for MFA course To be Notified
Portfolio Evaluation Date for MFA course To be Notified

Rabindra Bharati University UG Admission 2021

The University offers UG courses in numerous specializations and the details about the same are tabulated below.

Courses Specialization
B.A (Hons.) English, Instrumental Music, Dance, Rabindra Sangeet, History, History, Bengali, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Sanskrit, Classical (Vocal) Music, Drama.
BA Drama, Music, Museology, Instrumental Music.
B.Lib.I.Sc
B.Ed Special Education, General
B.F.A Painting, Graphics, Applied Arts, Sculpture, History of Art

Eligibility Criteria

  • BA (Hons.)/BA: Candidates must have passed 10+2 with relevant subject from recognized board.
  • B.LibSc.: Candidates must have completed their graduation in any field from a recognized board.
  • B.Ed: Candidates must have completed graduation/PG degree with minimum 50%.
  • B.FA: candidates must complete their 10+2 or its equivalent exam with special aptitude in relevant stream

Selection Criteria

Admission into the UG courses is completely based on the candidates’ performance in the last qualifying examination.

Rabindra Bharati University PG Admission 2021

The University offers PG program in numerous specializations and the details about the same are mentioned in the table below:

Courses Specialization
MA English, Multimedia and Mass Communication, Geography, Bengali, History, Dance, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Economics, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Dramatics, Sanskrit, Human Rights and Development, Philosophy, Rabindra Sangeet, Hindi, Vocal and Instrumental Music (Hindustani and Karnatic), Museology, Music Vocal, Mathematics, Percussion.
MSW General
M.Phil Bengali, English, Mathematics, Education, History, Music, Human Development, Sanskrit, Political Science, Dramatics, Economics, Music-Instrumental, Language Studies, Philosophy, Women Studies, Dance, Library and Information Science, Comparative Literature, Santali, Rabindra Sangeet.
M.Lib.I.Sc General
M.F.A Painting, Graphics, Applied Arts, Sculpture, History of Art

Eligibility Criteria

  • MA: Candidates must have completed BA in relevant stream 
  • MSW: Candidates must have completed BA/B.Sc. (Hons.) from recognized university
  • MPhil: Candidates must have completed Master’s degree in a relevant field with minimum 55%
  • M.Lib. Sc: Candidates must have completed B. Lib.Sc
  • MFA: Candidate must have completed BFA/BVA in relevant stream

Selection Criteria

Admission into the PG courses is completely based on the candidates’ performance in their last qualifying examination. In MA course under few specializations, an admission test is conducted for the selection process. 

How to Apply?

  • Create a User ID by going to the institute’s official website.
  • Choose the course in which you wish to apply
  • Fill out the application form with your academic and professional information.
  • Upload your signature and photo (size not more than 100 KB).
  • Pay the application fee 
  • Proceed with form submission

Documents Required

The following are the necessary documents that the candidate needs to submit at the time of admission:

  • Graduation Marks Card/ PG Scorecard (for M.Phil)
  • Recent Passport size Photographs
  • Original ID Proof
  • Caste/PH Certificate
  • Transfer/Migration Certificate
  • BPL Card (if applicable)

Rabindra Bharati University Doctorate Courses 

The University offers PhD and D. Litt program in numerous specializations. 

Courses Specialization
PhD English, Multimedia and Mass Communication, Geography, Bengali, History, Dance, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Economics, Education, Social Work, Sociology, Dramatics, Sanskrit, Human Rights and Development, Philosophy, Rabindra Sangeet, Hindi, Vocal and Instrumental Music (Hindustani and Karnatic), Museology, Music
D.Litt (Post-Doctorate) General
  • PhD: Candidate must have completed masters degree in relevant stream with minimum 55%
  • D. Litt: Candidates aspiring to get into D.Litt must have completed a Master’s Degree with a minimum of 55% marks and must have completed a PhD degree from a recognized institute. 

Selection Criteria 

The candidates for the doctorate courses are selected on the basis of their performance in the Entrance Exam along with interview. Candidates who have cleared any National or State level PhD entrance examination will be exempted from the written examination. 

Rabindra Bharati University Admission FAQs

Ques. Does Rabindra Bharati University provide Scholarships to the admitted students?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the University provides various scholarships, some of which are listed below:
  • Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
  • Post Matric and Merit cum Means Scholarship
  • Online application for Scholarship to SC, ST and OBC students
  • Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder
  • Swami Vivekananda Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme
Ques. Can I apply for direct admission into Rabindra Bharati University?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. No, RBU, Kolkata does not endorse direct admission. Admission into the courses is strictly on the basis of merit. Candidates are offered admission on the basis of their performance in the last qualifying examination.

Ques. Does RBU provide a stipend to PhD students?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. Yes, the PhD students who have cleared any National Level entrance exam or have earned a fellowship would be entitled to some of the amounts of monthly stipend. The stipend is based on the guidelines laid down by the Central or the State Government.

Ques. How is the faculty of Rabindra Bharati University?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. The faculty of the University is quite experienced and each department has many faculties who hold masters/PhD degrees in their respective domains. There are number of professors, associate and assistant professors in every department.

Ques. What is the fee of the B.Ed program at Rabindra Bharati University?

Last updated on September 15th, 2021

Ans. The fee of the B.Ed program at this University is INR 7315 for 1st semester, INR 6000 for the 2nd semester, INR 7115 for the 3rd semester, and INR 6000 for the 4th semester. The total fees will include different fee heads.

Rabindra Bharati University: Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Selection, Placement, Scholarships

Last updated on August 30th, 2021

Rabindra Bharati University is established in the year 1962 in West Bengal, Kolkata. The University is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the University with an ‘A’ Grade. Uni Rank has ranked the University at 17th position in West Bengal for University.

The University offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma, certificate and doctorate programs under Arts, Science, Education, Mass Communication and Design streams. A total of 55 courses are offered under 5 streams and admission to all the programs offered at the Rabindra Bharati University is done based on previous academic merit.

Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata: Key Points

  • The University has been ranked at 17th position by Uni Rank in West Bengal for Universities.
  • The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has accredited the University with an ‘A’ Grade.
  • The University provides various scholarships and financial aids to the meritorious and financially weaker section students.

Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata: Courses & Fees

The following section gives the courses offered at Rabindra Bharati University.

Program Program Details Selection Basis
BA
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 5,945
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 qualification with at least 45% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: Drama, Music, Museology, Instrumental Music
Merit Based
BA (Hons)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 5,945
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 qualification with at least 45% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: English, Instrumental Music, Dance, Rabindra Sangeet, History, Bengali, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Sanskrit, Classical (Vocal) Music, Drama
Merit Based
BFA
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 qualification with at least 45% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: Sculpture, Painting, Graphics, History of Art, Applied Arts.
Merit Based
B.Lib.Sc
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fees: INR 5,115
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 qualification with at least 45% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: General
Merit Based
Diploma
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Eligibility: 10 + 2 qualification with at least 45% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: Malayalam, Santali, Bengali, Tamil, Japanese, Arabic Translation, German Language, Chinese, Spanish, Urdu, French, English, Russian, Tagore Literature, Sanskrit, Italian, Hindi
Merit Based
MA
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Fees: INR 4,250
  • Eligibility: BA degree in the relevant disciplie with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: Percussion, Environmental Studies, Economics, Philosophy, Vocal and Instrumental Music (Hindustani & Karnatic), Dance, Music, Adult Continuing Education & Extension, English, Social Work, Music Vocal, Rabindra Sangeet, Museology, Human Right and Development, Education Geography, Political Science, Musicology, Vocal, Bengali, Hindi, Mathematics, Dramatics, Multimedia and Mass Communication, History, Sanskrit.
Merit Based
MFA
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Fees: INR 4,330
  • Eligibility: BFA degree in the relevant discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: Applied Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, History of Arts.
Merit Based
M.Lib.Sc
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Fees: INR 12,835
  • Eligibility: B.Lib.Sc degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: General
Merit Based
MSW
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Fees: INR 21,456
  • Eligibility: BSW degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: General
Merit Based
PhD
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Eligibility: Any PG degree in the relevant disciplie with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
  • Specializations: Political Science, Dance, Bengali, Philosophy, Museology, Painting, Dramatics, Economics, Sanskrit, Music, History.
Merit Based

Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata: Placement

Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata has a separate placement cell that dedicatedly works on organizing the final placement drive and provides training, workshops and self grooming sessions to students. It is run by the Directorate of Employment, Government of West Bengal.

The placement cell invites several reputed Multi National Companies (MNCs) who offer top job offers with excellent salary packages. The average salary package offered in the final placement process ranges between INR 7,000 and IR 25,000. The top recruiters of the final placement drive of Rabindra Bharati University are Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS).

Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata: Scholarship

Rabidra Bharati University (RBU) Kolkata provides scholarships and financial aid to meritorious students and to students belonging to a financially weaker category. Some of the scholarships offered at the University are mentioned below:

  • Postgraduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holder
  • Postgraduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
  • Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship Scheme
  • Scholarship for SC, ST and OBC category students
  • Post Matric and Merit cum Means Scholarship.

How to Avail Scholarship?

Candidates can register themselves in the scholarship portal from the official website of the University available under the quick links section. Candidates will be required to fill the application form and attach the required documents. The eligible candidates will be contacted by the administration department after the document verification process and the scholarship will be offered to them.

Rabindra Bharati University Kolkata: FAQs

Ques: What are the courses offered at the Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans: Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and doctorate programs under Arts, Science, Education, Mass Communication and Design streams which includes BA, BFA, B.Lib.Sc, B.Ed. MA, MFA, M.Lib.Sc, MSW and PhD.

Ques: Does Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata offers distance learning programs?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans: Yes, Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata offers both full time programs and distance learning programs. The Directorate of Distance Education offers various undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and doctorate programs under Arts, Education and Science streams for distance learning.

Ques: What are the facilities available at the library of Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans: Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata offers a library facility to enrich the students with knowledge. The library is provided with a huge number of text books, reference books, books related to competitive examinations, entrance examinations and journals.

Ques: What are the facilities available at Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans: Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata offers various facilities which include a hygienic cafeteria that provides healthy and delicious food, transport facilities, hostels, health care centre, NSS, NCC and Guest Houses.

Ques: What are the cells available for the students’ welfare at Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans: Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata consists of various students welfare cells that include the placement cell, Students Grievance Cell and Anti Ragging Cell.

Ques: Does Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata provide a hostel facility?

Last updated on July 31st, 2021

Ans: Yes, Rabindra Bharati University (RBU), Kolkata provides hostel facilities for both boys and girls. The total intake capacity of the boys’ hostel is 145 and the girls hostel can accommodate over 50 students. A total of 5 hostels are currently present, of which, 2 is allotted for boys and 3 is allotted for girls.