Online Admission into UG Courses for Session, 2023-24

Update: Reopening of Online Portal for UG Admission, 2023-24

Government of West Bengal
Department of Higher Education
College Sponsored Branch
Bikash Bhavan, 6th Floor: Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091

No. 354-Edn(CS)/10M-95/14 Date: 2nd June 2023


Sub: Online admissions for the Academic Session 2023-2024 to all UG Courses

The results of the West Bengal Higher Secondary Examination 2023 and equivalent examinations have been announced in the month of May 2023. This Department has received queries from different State-aided Universities & Colleges regarding the admission modalities to be followed by them for the ensuing academic session 2023-2024.

The Expert Committee, constituted regarding implementation of the National Curriculum and Credit Framework (NCCF). vide UGC D.O. No. 1-1/2021(QIP)(CBCS) dated 31.01.2023, has recommended the implementation of NCCF for 4-years UG programmes from the academic year 2023-2024 in all Government/ aided Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in the State through optimum utilization of existing resources or self-mobilization of additional resources, pending receipt of additional financial assistance. The competent authority in the State Government has accepted the recommendations of the Expert Committee and decided to introduce 4 year UG level programme in all HEIs, as stated above, from academic session 2023-2024.

Besides, the Centralized Admission Portal, which has been developed based on existing 3-years degree UG programme, shall have to undergo suitable modifications regarding the Institution-level admission rules/ subject combination/ fee structures etc. across the State. In view of the time constraints required for such modifications in the Portal and the preparedness of the Universities to implement NCCF as reported by the Expert Committee, it is hereby informed to all concerned that the admissions to all Under Graduate programmes in the State-funded Higher Education Institutions in West Bengal for the ensuing academic session 2023-2024 shall be made online in Standalone mode, like previous years, as per the schedule & modalities detailed below:


For Under Graduate Programmes (1st semester admission)

a) Date of opening of Standalone Online Portal for Application for UG programmes – 01st July 2023
b) Submission of Applications in the Standalone Online Portal for UG programmes by- 15th July 2023
c) Publication of Merit Lists in UG programmes by – 20th July 2023
d) Completion of Admission at the UG programmes by – 31st July 2023
e) Start of 1st Semester classes of UG programmes on – 1st August 2023

However, beyond the above schedule the willing HEIs may reopen their Standalone Admission Portal for another 02 (two) phases, if required, subject to availability of vacancies at the Institution level. But it is advised that the entire process of admission at UG level be completed positively by 31st August 2023.


1) On-line admission process should be done strictly based on merit. Prospective students should not be called for counseling or verification of documents during the process of admission. No physical presence will be required at the HEIs.

2) No Charges shall be taken from the students for (i) scanning/ uploading of documents for online admission and (ii) providing/ making available the application form/ prospectus of admission in all UG level programmes like last year.

3) Eligible applicants should be informed directly by the HEI authorities through letter or e-mail or telecommunication.

4) Payment of fees should be done only through e-payment or designated banks and not physically at the colleges.

5) List of eligible applicants should be handed over to the designated bank branches for verification during payment through banks. Banks will receive admission fees based on merit list.

6) All testimonials are required to be uploaded online during application. Verification of documents, if required, should be done only when the students report for the classes in due course. Admission will be cancelled if the documents are found not in conformity with the declaration in the forms submitted on-line.

7) All Stakeholders shall adhere to the COVID-19 norms/ protocol, issued by the Government from time to time.

Vice-Chancellors/ Registrars of all State-aided Universities are requested to take necessary steps in this regard, including issuance of suitable instructions to all the affiliated institutions. However, the Netaji Subhas Open University shall follow the time schedule as per guidelines of Open Distance Learning as done last year.

This advisory does not apply to admission to teacher training courses such as B.Ed., B.P.Ed., M.Ed., or M.P.Ed. or PG and higher-level courses etc., for which a separate Notification will be issued.

This is issued with the approval of competent authority and will remain in effect until further order.

Sd/- S. Basuray
Senior Special Secretary

No. 354-Edn dated 02.06.2023, Source

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