About the university Burdwan University is one of the prominent universities in West Bengal having its campus at Golapbag in Burdwan district. The university started its journey in 1960 and presently offering post graduate studies in 22 disciplines. There are around 100 colleges spanning over five districts of West Bengal affiliated to the university.
The university is offering its distance education program in 9 disciplines at the post graduate level and also offering a part time MBA for working professionals. The post graduate programs are offered through 10 study centers in different districts and 1 study center in Kolkata, but the classes of part time MBA are offered only at the university campus at Golapbag.
Courses offered for post graduate studies through distance mode
DurationDuration of all the post graduate courses is 2 years.
Medium of instructions and examinationsKeeping in mind the vernacular of the state and to give opportunity to students living at remote places of West Bengal where the subject of English is often neglected, the university provides the study materials only in Bengali for the subjects of History, Philosophy, Sanskrit, Bengali and Political Science.
For the subjects of Mathematics, English, Computer Science and Commerce the study materials can be in English also based on the choice of the students.
Students can write the examinations in English also for the subjects of History, Philosophy, Political Science and Sanskrit where options will be there to choose the language of writing.
For Mathematics, Computer Science and Commerce there is no option of choosing the language and students have to write the examinations in English only.
While writing the Sanskrit examination, students can choose Hindi or Sanskrit also along with the usual choice of English or Bengali.
Eligibility criteria for admission to post graduate coursesFor admission to the post graduate courses in English, Bengali, Sanskrit, Political Science, Philosophy, History, Mathematics and Commerce the candidate must fulfill any of the criteria mentioned below.
For admission to the post graduate course in Computer Science, the candidate must fulfill any of the criteria mentioned below.
Course fees for post graduate studiesThere is a variation in the fee structure depending on the choice of study center and the university from where the candidates have completed their graduation. The course fee structure of different subjects is given below.
Personal Contact ProgramsThe personal contact program, known as PCP, is a face to face interactive session between the students and the professor. When the students require clarification about any subject, then only these programs are arranged. These programs are conducted at all the study centers and the students should be in touch with their respective study center to know the details.
MBA programs offered through distance mode The university is offering the MBA program with the following specializations:-
Eligibility criteria for admission to MBA programsTo become eligible for applying in the MBA programs the candidate must complete the graduation in 10+2+3 pattern from a recognized university and have the qualifying aptitude test score of CMAT/CAT/MAT or other recognized aptitude test for management studies.
If the candidate doesn't have the qualifying score of any of the recognized aptitude tests, then the candidate must appear for the entrance test conducted by the Burdwan University and successfully complete it with the required marks.
All candidates with the qualifying score of the aptitude tests, including the Burdwan University entrance test qualifiers, need to appear for a group discussion (GD) and personal interview (PI). The candidates will be selected according to their performance in both group discussion and personal interview.
Course fees for the MBA programs A registration fee of Rs.200/- is required for students who have completed graduation from other universities. The course fees for the MBA program is Rs.15000/- per semester, along with this the examination fee is Rs.1000/- per semester.
Directorate of Distance Education
The University of Burdwan
Dist: Purba Bardhaman,
West Bengal 713104
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