Admission into PG: 40% Seats Open for Other University

Higher Education,

Government of West Bengal
Department of Higher Education
University Branch
Bikash Bhavan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 91

No. 87/JS(MR)/12, Dated: 21.06.2012.

From: Smt. Madhumita Ray, IAS, Joint Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.

To: The Vice Chancellor, ………………………… University, West Bengal

Sub: Admission into Post-graduate Classes of the University.


You are well aware of the fact that a committee was formed with the initiative of the Higher Education Department and West Bengal State Council of Higher Education to look into the possibilities of reforming the mechanism for admission into post graduate classes. The Committee feels that as a principle admission in post-graduate classes should not be based on the “Quota” specified for the under-graduates of the same University. It is also of the view that competitive mechanism must be designed to accommodate deserving candidates from other Universities/ Colleges of the State.

The recommendation of the committee, as received from the West Bengal State Council of Higher Education, has been examined in the Department,- it has been decided that all State Aided Universities will be requested to open up 40% of seats for open competition among the undergraduates from other Universities/ Colleges for admission into the post graduate classes from academic year 2012-13. Accordingly, it is requested that University may take necessary action.

University will develop the exact procedure for such admission in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/- Joint Secretary