Basic Sciences

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In general basic sciences include fundamental sciences such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, etc. Biological sciences are also considered fundamental. However, it may include some interdisciplinary fields. Examples of such fields are biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical biology, biophysics, microbiology, etc. Additionally Statistics and Geography are also considered multidisciplinary sciences. The physical geography part of the subject "geography" is considered science while human geography is considered a part of social sciences.

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General admission procedure

Undergraduate education in basic sciences is only possible after 10+2 education. In West Bengal, various universities have their own eligibility criteria. Recently, a proposal has been made to have a common entrance test for undergraduate admission in various colleges.

Admission to PG courses in West Bengal will be possible through Common Entrance Test (CET).

Eligibility criteria

University Rules
University of Burdwan
University of Calcutta
  • A minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.
  • 55% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination. OR
  • 50% marks in aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject in her previous qualifying examination provided all other clauses are satisfied.
    • However, Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe community taking up Honours course of study must have obtained minimum of 40% marks in the aggregate or 40% marks in the subject or related subjects at the previous qualifying examination, as the case may be.
Jadavpur University
  • Candidates having passed 10+2 Examination from any recognized Board in Science with Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and securing at least 65% marks in average obtained in Chemistry, Mathematics & Physics are eligible. In case of SC/ST/PD/Sports category, minimum requirement of marks is 48% in average obtained in the above mentioned three subjects and minimum 40% disability in case of the PD candidates.
University of Kalyani
  1. A minimum of 45% marks in aggregate and 55% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.
  2. 50% marks in aggregate and 45% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination. OR
  3. 55% marks in aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject or any related subject in his/her previous qualifying examination provided all other clauses are satisfied.
  • However, candidates belonging to the Schedule Caste or Schedule Tribe Community taking up Honours Course of Study shall enjoy 5% relaxation inmarks in (1),(2) & (3) above, as the case may be.
Presidency University
West Bengal State University
  • A minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.
  • 55% marks in the subject or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.
  • However, if in any honours subject, the number of applications are so low that even the permitted intake of the college cannot be filled up, then the Principal may use his discretionary power to reduce the minimum requirement for admission in that subject. A written note in that respect should reach the Registrar for consideration of that decision for a final approval by the University.
  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe Community taking up Honours Course of study must have obtained a minimum of 40% marks in the aggregate and 40% marks in the subject or related subjects at the previous qualifying examination, as the case may be.

Summer schools in science

The following list will only include summer schools during or after school/high school education. If these opportunities offer scholarships, they will be included in scholarship section as well.


IACS Kolkata
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
IACS Kolkata Not Applicable Summer school after higher secondary level No fees Details

Institutes

The following list only includes undergraduate and postgraduate education in various colleges in West Bengal. For research initiatives in the universities, please see research institutes. NAAC grades are according to the publication from NAAC and NAAC publication is given priority where the grade conflicts with the one reported in college website.

Subjects taught:

  • phys = Physics
  • chem = Chemistry
  • maths = Mathematics
  • stat = Statistics
  • bot = Botany
  • zoo = Zoology
  • physio = Physiology
  • micro = Microbiology
  • geo = Geology and Geophysics
  • comp = Computer Science


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

IISER Kolkata
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
IISER Kolkata Not Applicable 5 yr. integrated B.S. + M.S. Details Details and Admission website

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
IIT Kharagpur Not Applicable Integrated M.Sc. through JEE (phys, chem, math, geo, stat), M.Sc. through JAM (phys, chem, math, geo), Joint M.Sc.-PhD through JAM (phys, chem, math, geo).Details Details

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

ISI Kolkata
Institute name Courses Fees Admission
ISI Kolkata BStat, MMath, MStat, MTech in Computer Science Details Details and Brochure


Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Jadavpur University A B.Sc., M.Sc. Details

National Institute of Biomedical Genomics

NIBMG
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
National Institute of Biomedical Genomics Not applicable Integrated M.Sc.-Ph.D. Details Details

Presidency University

Presidency University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Presidency University A+(over) B.Sc., M.Sc. Details Details


Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University

Sidho-Kanho-Birsha University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Jagannath Kishore College B+(over) phys, chem, maths (M), zoo, bot, micro, comp, geo Details
Achhruram Memorial College B phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot Details Details
Manbhum Mahavidyalaya B(over) comp Details Admission form
Nistarini Women's College B++(over) phys, chem, maths, bot Hostel fee details Details
Raghunathpur College B(over) phys, chem, maths, bot Details

University of Burdwan

University of Burdwan
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Abhedananda Mahavidyalaya B.Sc.
Asansol Girls' College B+(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Banwarilal Bhalotia College A(over) B.Sc. Rs. 2130, Details Details
Burdwan Raj College B.Sc. Details Details
Durgapur Government College B++(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Guskara Mahavidyalaya B+(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Kalna College B++(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Katwa College B+(over) B.Sc.
Maharajadhiraj Uday Chand Women's College B B.Sc. Details Admission website
Shyamsundar College B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Triveni Devi Bhalotia College B.Sc. Details
Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya B+(over) B.Sc.
Bankura Christian College B++(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Ramananda College B++(over) B.Sc.
Saldiha College B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Krishna Chandra College B.Sc.
Rampurhat College B(over) B.Sc.
Suri Vidyasagar College B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Aghorekamini Prakashchandra Mahavidyalaya B(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Bejoy Narayan Mahavidyalaya B++(over) B.Sc.
Chandernagore Government College B++(over) B.Sc. Admission website
Hooghly Mohsin College B++(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Netaji Mahavidyalaya B++(over) B.Sc. Rs. 2385, Details Details
Raja Rammohun Roy Mahavidyalaya B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Rabindra Mahavidyalaya B(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Bidhan Chandra College B.Sc. Details
Sarat Centenary College C++(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Bankura Sammilani College B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Hooghly Women's College B++(over) B.Sc. Details Details


University of Calcutta

University of Calcutta
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
AJC Bose College C B.Sc. Details
Asutosh College C++ (2002 report) B.Sc. Details Details
Bangabasi College B.Sc. Details Criteria; Details
Basanti Devi College B B.Sc. Details
Behala College B+(over) B.Sc.
Bethune College A(over) B.Sc. Admission website and Eligibility Criteria
City College B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Dinabandhu Andrews College B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Gokhale Memorial Girls' College B B.Sc.
Gurudas College B B.Sc. Details Details
Harimohan Ghosh College B.Sc.
Jogamaya Devi College B.Sc., M.Sc. Details Details
Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College B+(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Lady Brabourne College A(over) B.Sc. Details Details and Admission website
Maharaja Manindra Chandra College B B.Sc. Details Details
Maulana Azad College B++(over) B.Sc.
Netaji Nagar College for Women C++(over) B.Sc. Admission details
New Alipore College B+(over) B.Sc. Details Eligibility criteria
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College A B.Sc., M.Sc.(Autonomous) Details Details
Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira A+(over) B.Sc.(Autonomous), M.Sc.(Applied Chemistry) Rs. 7242 Details for Honours in Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry
Rammohan College B+(over) B.Sc.
Sammilani Mahavidyalaya B(over) B.Sc. Details Details and Admission website
Sarsuna College B.Sc. Details Details
Scottish Church College A(over) B.Sc., M.Sc. Details Admission Website and Details
Seth Anandram Jaipuria College B.Sc., M.Sc.
St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College B B.Sc. Details Details
St. Xavier's College A B.Sc.(Autonomous) 2012 Details Details
Surendranath College B++(over) B.Sc. Details Details and Admission website
Vidyasagar College B B.Sc. Details Details and Admission criteria
Vidyasagar College for Women B B.Sc. Details Details and Admission website

University of Gour Banga

University of Gour Banga
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Balurghat College B(over) phys, chem, maths, bot, zoo, comp Details Details
Gangarampur College C++(over) maths Details
Malda College phys, chem, maths, bot, zoo
Chanchal College maths Details
Raiganj Surendranath Mahavidyalaya phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot Details
Kaliachak College B zoo Details

University of Kalyani

University of Kalyani
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Krishnath College B B.Sc. Details Details
Berhampore Girls' College B B.Sc. Details Details
Chakdaha College B B.Sc. Prospectus and Details Details
Dumkal College B.Sc.
Jangipur College B+(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Kandi Raj College B.Sc. Details Rules
Krishnagar Government College A B.Sc,M.SC(ZOOLOGY,GEO) Rules
Nabadwip Vidyasagar College B B.Sc. Details Rules
Ranaghat College B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Santipur College B+(over) B.Sc. Details
Sripat Singh College B+(over) B.Sc. Details Details

University of North Bengal

North Bengal University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy Government College phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot Details
Darjeeling Government College phys, chem, maths, zoo (M), bot (M), micro Details Details
Kalimpong College B(over) maths, zoo, bot Details Details
Surya Sen Mahavidyalaya maths Details
Ananda Chandra College B++(over) phys, chem, maths, comp, bot, zoo, micro, physio Details Details
Prasannadeb women's College B+(over) phys, chem, maths,zoo Details
North Bengal St. Xavier's College zoo Details
Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya B+(over) bot, zoo Details Details
Mathabhanga College C+(over) phys, maths Details Details
Raiganj University College B+(over) phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot, micro Details Details
Islampur College maths Details Details
Dr. Meghnad Saha College phys, chem, maths Details

Vidyasagar University

Vidyasagar University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Bajkul Milani Mahavidyalaya B(over) phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot, physio Details and Brochure
Belda College B(over) phys, chem, maths, comp, zoo, bot
Debra Thana Sahid Kshudiram Smriti Mahavidyalaya phys Details details
Egra Sarada-Shashi Bhusan College B phys, chem, bot, zoo, maths
Garhbeta College phys, chem, bot, zoo, maths, physio
Ghatal Rabindra Satabarsiki MahaVidyalaya B++(over) phys, chem, bot, zoo, maths, physio Details
Haldia Government College B(over) phys, chem, maths, stat
Hijli College C+(over) maths, comp
Jhargram Raj College B++(over) phys, chem (M), maths, comp, zoo (M), bot, physio
Kharagpur College B+(over) phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot Details
Mahishadal Raj College B(over) phys, chem, maths, zoo, comp Details Details
Midnapore College A phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot, physio, comp, micro Details
Moyna College maths
Mugberia Gangadhar Mahavidyalaya B(over) phys, chem, maths Details
Narajole Raj College phys, chem, maths, bot
Panskura Banamali College A(over) phys, chem, maths, bot, zoo, biotech, micro, CA, comp, Elec
Pingla Thana Mahavidyalaya B++(over) phys, chem, maths, bot Details Details
Prabhat Kumar College B+(over) phys, chem, maths, bot, zoo, comp Details Details
Raja Narendra Lal Khan Women's College A phys, chem, maths, bot, zoo, comp, micro, physio
Ramnagar College phys, chem, maths, bot, zoo Scholarships Details
Sabang Sajanikanta Mahavidyalaya phys, chem, maths, bot, zoo Details Details
Seva Bharati Mahavidyalaya maths Details Details
Silda Chandra Sekhar College C+(over) maths Details Details
Sitananda College phys, chem, maths, zoo
Sukumar Sengupta Mahavidyalaya phys, chem, maths Details Details
Tamralipta Mahavidyalaya B+(over) phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot, physio, comp
Vivekananda Mission Mahavidyalaya B+(over) phys, chem, maths, comp Details Details
Yogoda Satsanga Palpara Mahavidyalaya B phys, chem, maths, comp

Visva-Bharati University

Visva-Bharati University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Visva-Bharati University phys, chem, maths, zoo, bot, stat, comp Eligibility and Details
Integrated Science Education and Reseach Center (ISERC) 5 year Integrated MSc Rs. 1000 (approx.), Details Brochure and Details

West Bengal State University

West Bengal State University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Acharya Prafulla Chandra College B++(over) B.Sc., M.Sc. Details
Barasat College B(over) B.Sc. Details Details
Barasat Government College B B.Sc. Details Details
Barrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College B B.Sc.
Basirhat College B.Sc. Details Details
Bhairab Ganguly College B B.Sc. Details Details
Bidhannagar College B++ B.Sc.
Brahmananda Kesab Chandra College B.Sc. Details
Dum Dum Motijheel College B++(over) B.Sc. Details
Derozio Memorial College B(over) B.Sc. Details
Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya B(over) B.Sc. Details
Panihati Mahavidyalaya B B.Sc. Details
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya B B.Sc. Details
Ramakrishna Vivekananda Mission Sarada Ma Girls' College B.Sc.
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Centenary College B.Sc., M.Sc. Details
Sarojini Naidu College for Women B++(over) B.Sc. Details(?) Details
Sree Chaitanya College B++(over) B.Sc. Details(?) Details
Taki Government College B.Sc. Details Details

Institutes of excellence outside West Bengal

Apart from institutes of higher education in West Bengal, one can opt for national institutes of excellence to study undergraduate or post graduate courses in basic sciences.


Chennai Mathematical Institute

CMI
Institute name Courses Fees Admission
Chennai Mathematical Institute Programs and Admission procedure - 1. B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Computer Science (3 year integrated course), 2. B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and Physics (3 year integrated course) - CMI entrance examination (or exceptional good performance in National Science Olympiads). 3. M.Sc. in Mathematics, 4. M.Sc. in Applications of Mathematics - CMI entrance examination followed by an interview

in Chennai.

Fees and scholarships B.Sc. program- fee of Rs.750/- per semester (two semesters in a year). Monthly scholarship of Rs. 1000 + additional scholarships based on academic performances. M.Sc. program- total tuition fees Rs. 4800. Scholarships based on academic performances. Details and Admission syllabus

Indian Institute of Science

IISc Bangalore
Institute name Courses Fees Admission
Indian Institute of Science 4 year BS, Integrated PhD Details, Integrated PhD details Details and JAM for integrated PhD


Indian Institutes of Technology

IITs
Institute name Courses Fees Admission
Various Indian Institutes of Technology MSc, Integrated PhD Details Eligibility and Admission website


National Institute of Science Education and Research

NISER Bhubaneswar
Institute name Courses Fees Admission
NISER Integrated MSc, Details Details Details and NEST

Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences

CEBS, University of Mumbai-Department of Atomic Energy
Institute name Courses Fees Admission
CEBS Integrated MSc, Details Details Details and NEST

Institute of Mathematical Sciences

The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Institute name Courses Admission
IMSc Int PhD/PhD in Phys, Int PhD/PhD in Maths and Int PhD/PhD in Comp. Sci. Details

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Institute name subjects Admission
TIFR Integrated PhD/ PhD in Physics ,Mathematics,Comp. Sci. ,Chemistry ,Biology Details

Harish-Chandra Research Institute

Harish-Chandra Research Institute
Institute name Courses Admission
HRI Integrated PhD/PhD in Physics and

Mathematics

Phys admission, Maths admission

Banaras Hindu University

Banaras Hindu University
Institute name Courses Fees Admission
BHU 1.B.Sc.(Hons.); Duration:6 semesters(3 yrs) Subjects: Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics,Zoology, Psychology. Details: [1] 2.M.Sc. Duration: 4 semesters(2 yrs) Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology,Home Science,Biochemistry,Molecular and Human Genetics.

Details: [2] 3. M.Sc.(Tech.);Duration:6 semesters(3 yrs)Subjects: Geophysics,Geology Details: [3]

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