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

Last updated on September 16th, 2021 by Nikita Joshi

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.