VBRET M Phil & PhD Admission 2018

Visava Bharathi Online applications are invited from eligible candidates willing to appear for admission to the M Phil & PhD Programs for the academic year of 2018 – 2019.

VBRET 2018 Eligibility

  • Applicants for admission to the M. Phil. and Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale ( or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed ) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC / ST / OBC ( non-creamy layer ) / Differently-abled and other categories of applicants as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% ( or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed ) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures. However, a Differently-abled applicant belonging to either of the reserved categories ( SC / ST / OBC ( non-creamy layer ) ) shall not get the double benefit of being SC / ST / OBC ( non-creamy layer ) as well as Differently-abled in the above relaxations.
  • Applicants who have cleared the M. Phil. course work with at least 55% in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale ( or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed ) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree.
  • Applicants possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M. Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, or a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.
  • International applicants seeking admission to the M. Phil. and Ph.D. Programme shall be exempted from Admission test.

In addition to the above, an applicant must also fulfil any one of the following conditions

  • Qualified in any of the following examinations: UGC-NET ( including JRF ) / UGC-CSIR NET ( including JRF ) / SLET / GATE / teacher fellowship.
  • Obtained an M. Phil. degree of Visva-Bharati or any other university recognized by the UGC that also follows the UGC ( Minimum Standards and Procedure for awards of M. Phil. and Ph.D. Degree ), Regulation 2016 and regulations of Visva-Bharati.
  • An applicant who’s M. Phil. Dissertation has been evaluated and the viva-voce is pending, may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the University.
  • Candidates who have not fulfilled any of the condition mentioned above will have to qualify in the M. Phil and Ph.D. Entrance Test to be conducted by the concerned Department.

VBERT Reservation of Seats 2018

  • Reservation of seats for OBC, SC, ST and Differently abled candidates will be made as per the rules of the Government of India.

VBRET Application Form 2018

  • Candidates have to apply through our Online application system ( vbu.ucanapply.com/entrance ). The Online application allows the candidate to provide all information and also to upload scanned photograph (4 cm x 3 cm) and signature. Details of the courses, eligibility criteria and relevant information are available in the University website – www.visvabharati.ac.in
  •  Candidate can make the payment Online using any of the Online payment methods of Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card, Cash Card, Payment through mobiles ( A nominal TDR charge would be applicable ). Candidates would get INSTANT confirmation of their payments and submissions when they pay through Online payment methods as listed.
  • In case a candidate does not have access to an Online payment method he or she can deposit the required amount at the different HDFC branches using a Bank Challan generated Online : Details of the Bank will be printed in the Challan.
  • Last date of submission of Application Form is 10th June, 2018.

Application Fee

CategoryFor first subjectFor each additional subject
For General & OBC candidatesRs. 500/-Rs. 200/-
For SC, ST & PWD candidatesRs. 150/-Rs. 75/-

VBRET Selection Process

Modalities of Entrance Test

The University shall admit applicants by a two stage process through

An Entrance Test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks being 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

An interview / viva-voce, which is mandatory for all applicants, to be organized by the department / centre when the applicants are required to discuss their research interest / area through a presentation before the Departmental Research Committee.

The interview / viva -voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz., whether

  • The applicant possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Department / Centre;
  • The proposed area of research can contribute to new / additional knowledge.

Date of Entrance Test / Interview : The date of Entrance test / interview will be finalized by the concerned Department. Date, time and venue will be notified in the university website ( www.visva-bharati.ac.in ).

Venue of Examination : Respective Department / Centre of each Bhavana / Vibhaga ( Institute ).

VBRET 2018 Important Dates

S.NoEventsDates
1Last date for submission of application form 10th June, 2018

Contact Address

Visvabharati University,
Birbham, Birdhum – 731235,
Birdhum ( Dist ), West Bengal,
Telephone No. : +91 ( 3463 ) 262751 to 262756 ( 6 lines ),
Fax No : +91 ( 3463 ) 262672,
Email : info@visva-bharati.ac.in,
Website : www.visvabharati.ac.in

6 thoughts on “Visva Bharati Research Eligibility Test – VBRET 2018

  1. How can i know the list of eligible candidates in VBRET 2015 for women studies?There is no such list in university website. pls help and reply..

  2. How can I get the list of eligible candidates in VBRET 2015??ant i know the written test will be held on 1st Aug 2015 but i want the list of Mathematics candidate for the said examination… its urgent ..if anyway can help, pls reply..

  3. next date for vbret in 2015….having 61% in rural development in masters……….qualified to appear in vbret?

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