Social Sciences

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Social sciences include:

  • Anthropology
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • Cultural studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • History
  • Human geography
  • International relations
  • Linguistics
  • Law
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Social psychology
  • Sociology
  • Social work


Job opportunities

General admission procedure

Undergraduate education in social sciences is only possible after 10+2 education. In West Bengal, various universities have their own eligibility criteria.

Eligibility criteria

University Rules
University of Burdwan
  • Minimum 45% marks in aggregate at 10+2 level
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
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.

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:


Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Jadavpur University A Details

Presidency University

Presidency University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission
Presidency University A+(over) B.Sc., M.Sc. Details 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.A. in Econ, Urdu, Sans, Edu, Phil, Pol Sc, Hist Details Details
Burdwan Raj College B.A. Eng, Beng, Econ, Sans, Socio, Geog, Phil, Pol Sc, Hist, M.A. in Beng 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 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 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. 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

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

Vidyasagar University

Vidyasagar University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission


Visvabharati University

Visvabharati University
Institute name NAAC grade Courses Fees Admission