The University of Burdwan

सा विद्या या विमुक्तये
Learning Leads To Emancipations
 

Head:
Prof. Namita Chakma
Address:
Department of Geography
The University of Burdwan
Golapbag, Bardhaman - 713104
West Bengal, INDIA.
342-2656566, 2656549, 2558554    Extn.
Email   : [email protected]
Biplab Biswas
Prof. Biplab Biswas
Biswaranjan Mistri
Prof. Biswaranjan Mistri
Giyasuddin Siddique
Prof. Giyasuddin Siddique
Gopa Samanta
Prof. Gopa Samanta
Namita Chakma
Prof. Namita Chakma
Narayan Chandra Jana
Prof. Narayan Chandra Jana
Sanat Kumar Guchhait
Prof. Sanat Kumar Guchhait
Somasis Sengupta
Dr. Somasis Sengupta
Subodh Chandra Pal
Dr. Subodh Chandra Pal
Sumana Sarkar
Dr. Sumana Sarkar
Tapas Mistri
Dr. Tapas Mistri
Ph.D. in Geography
Degree Offered:
Ph.D.
Duration:
5 Years
Admission Time:
July-August
Eligibility:
As per the current regulations, Course Work programme is pre-requisite to both Ph.D and M.Phil programmes and it will be offered as one semester regular programme of 12 credits. All in-service applicants (including those intending to prosecute Ph.D as part-time scholar) shall have to apply through proper channel. Candidates who wish to avail state-funded fellowships are also to go through this process.
(1) Candidates holding the Master’s Degree of The University of Burdwan or a professional degree considered to be equivalent to the Master’s Degree of The University of Burdwan in the subject concerned or allied/relevant subject, 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 authorised 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, may apply to the concerned Secretary of the Faculty Council for Postgraduate Studies concerned in the prescribed form for admission to the Ph.D. Programme in any of the subjects in which the Doctoral Degree may have been instituted.
(2) A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50% or equivalent relaxation of grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/Differently Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991.
(3) 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 qualification marks without including the grace mark procedures.
(4) Subject to fulfillment of the conditions stipulated in clause (1) or (2), and (3) above-
(i) candidates who have cleared the full-time regular M. Phil. course work 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) and successfully completing the M. Phil. degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to Ph.D. degree in an integrated doctoral programme. A relaxation of 5% marks from
55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC-A/OBCB/differently abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time.
(ii) a candidate whose M. Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. Programme.
(iii) candidates possessing a degree, considered equivalent to the M. Phil. degree of The University of Burdwan, from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorised 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.
M.Phil. in Geography
Degree Offered:
M.Phil.
Duration:
2 Years
Admission Time:
May-June
Eligibility:
Candidates having at least 55% marks (50% for SC & ST) at the relevant Masters level are only eligible to apply.
Course FeesAmountPayable
Course FeeRs.5000.00One Time
Laboratory FeeRs.1000.00One Time
Other usual feesRs.405.00One Time
Price of FormRs.100.00One Time
M.A./M.Sc. in Geography
Degree Offered:
M.A./M.Sc.
Duration:
2 Years
Admission Time:
July-August
Eligibility:
Minimum marks for admission to the unreserved seats in all MA/MSc/MCom course of studies under Faculty Councils of Science &Arts is 50% at the honours level in the concerned subject as regular course of studies. For candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC-A/ OBC-B/ DA/ SP categories, eligibility is minimum of 45% marks in honours in the relevant subject.

No candidate having obtained graduation/ post graduate degree from an Open University or through Distance Education Mode is eligible to apply for admission to any courses of post graduate studies.
Course FeesAmountPayable
Form ChargeRs.50.00One Time
Tuition FeeRs.100.00Monthly
Laboratory FeeRs.60.00Monthly
M.Sc. in Geospatial Science
Degree Offered:
M.Sc.
Duration:
2 years
Admission Time:
Nov-Dec
Eligibility:
M.Sc/B.Sc (Applied) with Chemistry, Botany, Zoology, Physics, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Life Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics, Statistics, Geology, Forestry, Wildlife Science, Computer Science, Information Technology, Agriculture, Oceanography, Marin Science, Bioinformatics, B.F.SC (Fisheries Science) as one of the subjects with 55%marks in (50 % in case of SC/ST candidates)in the
aggregate of undergraduate/post graduate marks obtained.
Students who are in final semester/year and will be appearing in the examination shortly can also apply. But their final results must be available at the time admission.


Research Projects
PeriodProject NameFunding AgencyP.I./Coordinator
2013-continuingSmall and Medium Towns in Eastern India: The Dynamics of the Economy, Mobility and Governance ICSSRProf. Gopa Samanta
2012-continuingTribal Livelihood and Sustainable Development in Mayurbhanj, Orissa ICSSRProf. Narayan Chandra Jana
2011-continuingSubaltern Urbanisation in India National Agency of FranceProf. Gopa Samanta
2011-continuingWhose empowerment? A study of micro-finance institution and financial inclusion of India Australia Indian InstituteProf. Gopa Samanta
2010-continuingRole of Fluvial Geomorphology in Arsenic Distributionin Ground Water in Purbasthali I and II Blocks: A Remte Sensing and GIS Approach University Grants CommissionProf. Biplab Biswas
2008-2009The Globalizing State, Public Services and the New Governance of Urban Local Communities in India: A Case Study of West Bengal Ford FoundationProf. Gopa Samanta
2006-2008Gender Mapping of Burdwan District, West Bengal University Grants CommissionProf. Gopa Samanta
2004-2006Women‘s self help groups, poverty alleviation and women‘s empowerment: A case study of Burdwan District ICSSRProf. Gopa Samanta