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University of Burdwan: Courses, Fees, Eligibility, Selection, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on August 31st, 2021 by Sushil Pandey

University of Burdwan, also known as Burdwan University is consistently ranked among the top universities in Indian by various ranking bodies. Burdwan University’s most popular programs are the courses offered in Law, Management, Engineering and Education streams. BU accepts WBJEE, GATE and MAT scores for admissions to BTech, MTech and MBA programs respectively. The university also conducts a written test and personal interview for admissions to PhD courses. Top 70 aspirants who qualify MAT are called for the group discussion round. As per existing statistics, a candidate willing to get admission into this programme must have a minimum of 500 marks out of 800 marks in the MAT entrance.

Burdwan University has recently included Tourism and Hospitality as a specialization in its BBA course. Students pursuing BBA in Tourism, and Hospitality get exposure in engineering, housekeeping, operations, public relations, etc. Apart from the regular courses of study, Directorate of Distance Education, under the University of Burdwan offers BEd, MA, M.Com, M.Sc and MBA courses as part time courses.

University of Burdwan Quick Facts

  • University of Burdwan, known to be one of the oldest universities in India, ranked 92 in the NIRF 2020 Rankings.
  • The university’s 3 year LLB (Hons.) course is one of its kind where admission is granted based on a written test conducted by the university.
  • Admissions to the MBA program is coupled with performance in the Group Discussion round and personal interview. MAT Score carries 200 marks and Viva-voce and GD carry 100 marks each.
  • Apart from the regular course of study, the university offers UG, PG, diploma and various certificate courses through its Directorate of Distance Education spreaded across 10 study centers.
  • A full time MBA programme from the university costs only INR 65,000 with the provision of availing education loan from selected banks at optimal rate of interest. Moreover, the university offers several scholarships to make its education more affordable.
  • Placement record of the university is quite satisfactory and the students from this university have done internships from SBI, UBI and other reputed organizations. Students completing B.Tech from University Institute of Technology get placed with companies like L&T, Cognizant, TCS etc.
  • BU is blessed with best faculty members as most of them hold a doctorate degree and are expertise in their area of interest.
  • The university has a strong alumni network spreaded across academics and industries with presence in both India and other foreign countries.

University of Burdwan Ranking

  • Ranked 92 among top 200 Universities in India by NIRF 2020
  • Ranked 89 among top 200 Universities in India by NIRF 2019
  • Ranked 50 among top 76 Universities in India by The Week 2020
  • Ranked 93 for Overall by QS Rankings 2020
  • Ranked 55 for Overall by QS Rankings 2019

University of Burdwan Courses & Fees

University of Burdwan offers various UG, PG, MPhil, PhD, Diploma and Certificate courses in various streams. Few of the courses along with their details are tabulated below:

Program Program Details Selection Basis
BA Hons
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Arabic, Bengali, Classical Music, Education, English, French, Hindi, History, Mass Communication & Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Political science, Rabindra Sangit, Sanskrit, Santali, Sociology, Urdu, Economics, Geography, Psychology
  • Fees: INR 7,080
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 45% aggregate marks
Merit based
BSc Hons
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Economics, Geography, BioTechnology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronics, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Micro-Biology, Nutrition, Physics, Physiology, Statistics, Zoology, Psychology, Anthropology
  • Fees: INR 7,880
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with 45% aggregate marks
BTech
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Specializations: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Information Technology.
  • Eligibility: 10+2 with PCM/PCMB as subjects
WBJEE
LLB
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Fees: INR 9,685
  • Eligibility: Graduation with 45% aggregate marks (40% for SC/ST)
Written Admission Test
MA
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Specializations: Bengali, Economics, Hindi, English, History, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanskrit, Santali, Sociology, Urdu, Arabic, Education, French, Rabindra Sangeet, Women’s Studies, Hindustani Classical Vocal Music, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics
  • Fees: INR 5,020
  • Eligibility: Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% aggregate marks (SC/ ST/ OBC-A/ OBC-B/ DA/ SP categories)
Merit based
M.Sc
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Specializations: Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, BioTechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Geology, Microbiology, Physics, Physiology, Zoology, Computer Science & Application, Geospatial Science
  • Fees: INR 77,640
  • Eligibility: Graduation in relevant discipline with 50% aggregate marks (SC/ ST/ OBC-A/ OBC-B/ DA/ SP categories)
MBA
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Specializations: Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Systems & Operations, Insurance & Risk, Media Management, and Tourism
  • Fees: INR 47,500
  • Eligibility: Graduates in Arts, Science, Commerce or any other branch of Social Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Agriculture with at least 60% marks in aggregate
MAT followed by GD and Viva-Voce
MTech
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Specializations: Electronics & Communication Engineering (Microwaves)
  • Fees: INR 30,570
  • Eligibility: BE/ BTech in Electronics/ Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Communication/ Radio Physics and Electronics/ Applied Electronics/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering with at least 50% (45% for reserved category candidates)
GATE
PG Diploma
  • Duration: 1 Year (Minimum)
  • Specializations: German, Russian, French, Guidance and Counselling, Yoga Therapy
  • Fees: INR 6,555
  • Eligibility: Graduation from a recognized institute
Merit based
PhD
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Specializations: Geography, Mathematics, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Physics, Zoology, Statistics, Bengali, Economics, English, Hindi, History, Mass Communication, Philosophy, Political Science, Sanksirt, Sociology, Business Administration (Human Resource), Tourism Management, Commerce, Law, Library and Information Science
  • Fees: INR 25,500
  • Eligibility: Master’s degree with 55% aggregate marks
Written Admission Test followed by Interview

University of Burdwan Placements

BU, along with placements, also provides its students with internship opportunities at several reputed firms. Internships are mostly available for research students. Below mentioned are the placement highlights of the institute:

  • University Institute of Technology, the technology school of Burdwan university offers descent placement assistance. Few of the regular visiting companies in the institute for campus placements are TCS, CTS, Wipro, L&T etc.
  • Highest salary package offered to students as of now is INR 7.6 LPA and average salary package was INR 2.5 LPA in the year 2020.
  • Students from B.Com (Hons) and BBA background got offers from Mahindra Finance, ICICI Prudential, Reliance Industries Limited, ACC Cement etc with handsome salary packages.
  • M.Tech students got placed into companies like Amazon, Cognizant, TCS, HDFC and the average package offered is upto INR 3.5 LPA.

University of Burdwan Scholarships

Burdwan University offers a plethora of scholarships to candidates belonging to economically weaker sections of the society, single girl child, sportsperson, physically handicapped, meritorious candidates and candidates belonging to reserved category. Few of the scholarships offered by the university are:

  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship
  • Swami Vivekananda merit-cum-means scholarship
  • Minority Scholarship
  • National Board of Higher Mathematics Scholarship
  • SC & ST Scholarship
  • Physically Handicapped Scholarship
  • Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship
  • ONGCScholarship
  • Kanyashree Scheme
  • Post Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University Rank Holders at Undergraduate Level

University of Burdwan FAQs

Ques. Please list a few of the fellowships offered during doctoral programmes at University of Burdwan?

Last updated on July 26th, 2021

Ans. University of Burdwan offers an array of fellowships which are listed below:

  • Junior research fellowship in sciences, humanities And social sciences
  • Rajiv Gandhi national fellowship for sc/st candidates
  • Maulana Azad national fellowship for minority students
  • Postdoctoral fellowship to women candidates
  • State-Funded Fellowship
  • UGC BSR Fellowship
  • INSPIRE Fellowship
Ques. I am a resident of Bihar. Please guide me to reach the University of Burdwan?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. The University of Burdwan is 100 km noth-west of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal and can be reached from Netaji Subhash airport via cab or can avail the local train facility from Howrah station to Burdwan or can avail either Govt or private buses operating from Esplanade and Karunamoyee in Salt Lake. In all such cases it takes approximately 2-3 hours to reach the university campus.

Ques. Who is entitled to receive an INSPIRE Fellowship during a doctoral program at University of Burdwan?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Candidates claiming an INSPIRE Fellowship must have secured a minimum of 65% aggregate marks in MSc or Integrated MS/ MSc course. University rank holders during post-graduate programs in science streams or under-graduate / postgraduate programs in engineering /technology / agriculture / pharmacy are also eligible for such fellowship.

Ques. What are the eligibility and selection criteria for admission into MPhil in Zoology from University of Burdwan?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. University of Burdwan offers MPhil in Zoology to a maximum of 10 candidates having an M.Sc in Zoology/ relevant subject with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks from a recognized university. Selection is done based on merit along with performance in the admission test conducted by the university.

Ques. Does the University of Burdwan offer any diploma course in special education? If Yes, what is the eligibility criteria and selection procedure?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. University of Burdwan offers diploma in Special Education (Multiple Disabilities – Physical and Neurological) for candidates having graduation in any discipline. Selection is mainly based on past academic performance with candidates having regular BEd/ at least 1 year PG diploma/Certificate from any University or sibling or parent with multiple disabilities are given higher priority during admission.

Ques. What is the selection procedure for admission into an M.Tech course at University of Burdwan?

Last updated on July 27th, 2021

Ans. Candidates desirous of admission for M.Tech course at University of Burdwan are divided into three categories based on GATE scores and work experience.

  1. Category A consists of GATE qualified candidates whose final selection depends on 70% score of GATE, 10% score in B.E/ B.Tech and 20% based on interview.
  2. Category B consists of sponsored candidates having at least 2 year work experience and final selection is based on performance in the interview and work experience.
  3. Category C consists of non- GATE candidates whose final selection is based on marks secured in the online MCQ test (70%), marks in B.E/ B.Tech (10%) and performance in the interview (20%). Candidates belonging to this category are considered only after vacant seats remain available after allocation of seats to candidates belonging to Category A and B.