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Admission to MSc Physics Programme 2018

Admission to MSc Physics Programme 2018 is closed. Enquiries related to admission will not be entertained.

Applications are invited for admission to MSc in Physics Programme. At present this course is available at the University’s Belur Main Campus.

  1. Eligibility Criteria
  2. Entrance Examination
  3. Venue
  4. Date and Time
  5. Issue of Application Forms
  6. Application Form and Admit Card
  7. Submission of Application Forms
  8. Fee Structure
  9. Hostel Facilities
  10. General Instructions


Students who will be completing B. Sc. with Honours/Major in Physics during the current academic year or who have completed such courses during the previous year, with at least 60% marks in the Honours/Major Subject (taking into consideration the marks obtained in the examinations conducted so far), from any university approved by the University Grants Commission (UGC) are eligible to apply. SC/ST candidates will enjoy a 5% concession in the minimum eligibility of marks.

Entrance Examination

The entrance examination will be held at the Belur Main campus of the University. Candidates will be examined in the following topics in Physics: classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, special relativity,  mathematical methods, electrodynamics, optics and electronics.

Pattern of questions: short-type questions and/or simple problems to test conceptual understanding.

Download some model/sample questions to have a feel of what the admission test question paper would be like.

List of candidates selected for the M.Sc. programme in Physics will be put up on this website usually in a month from the date of admission test. Candidates may look up the website accordingly.

Venue :

Belur Main Campus (just at the entrance of Belur Math)
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute
Belur Math, Howrah 711202, West Bengal
Click here for directions to reach the Belur Campus.

Date and Time :

14th April 2018
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (3 hours)

Students from outside West Bengal desiring to appear for the written admission test in venues near their place of residence may send a separate request by email to: . Arrangements will be made as far as practicable to conduct the exams in the Centres of Ramakrishna Mission nearest to their place.

Issue of Application Forms

Application forms can be collected free of charge from RKMVERI office at Belur Main Campus in person from 1st February 2018 to 31st March 2018 during the office hours (from 10 am to 5 pm).

Application form and Admit Card are also available online for download from RKMVERI website.

Download Application form

Download Admit card

Photocopies of this form or copies of forms downloaded from RKMVERI website are acceptable.

The Admit Card with self attested photograph must be retained by the candidate and should be produced at the time of the entrance examination. DO NOT send/submit the admit card with the application form.

Submission of Application Forms

Application forms completed in all respects should be submitted on or before 31st March 2018 either in person at RKMVERI Office in Belur Main Campus (office hours: 10 am to 5 pm) or sent by post to the address given below.

At the time of submission of completed applications, a fee of Rs. 300/-should be paid in cash if the submission is in person. If sent by post, the application should be accompanied by a Demand Draft for Rs. 300/- drawn in favour of ‘Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Howrah’ payable at Belur Math, Howrah, preferably at UBI or SBI. Please write on the top of the envelope containing the application form: M.Sc. Physics Admission 2018.

Address for sending the application:

Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute
Belur Math, Howrah 711202
West Bengal
Please write on the envelope:  M.Sc. Physics Admission Form.

The application form should reach us on or before 31st March 2018.

Fee Structure

Admission-cum-Registration Fee (one time): Rs. 5000/-
Tuition Fee: Rs. 6000/- per semester
Laboratory Fee: Rs. 3000/- per semester;
Examination Fee: Rs. 1000/- per semester
Identity Card: Rs. 50/-
Caution Deposit (refundable on completion of the course after deduction for damages, etc, if any): Rs. 2000/-

Fees payable at the time of admission: Rs. (5000+6000+3000+1000+50+2000) = Rs. 17050/-

Fees payable during each subsequent semester (2nd, 3rd, and 4th): Rs. (6000+3000+1000) = Rs. 10000/-

Scholarships are available to poor and meritorious students, who are economically backward and who find it difficult to pay the fees mentioned herein, on production of documentary proof of their economic condition. Such students, if selected for admission, may approach RKMVERI authorities to avail of scholarship benefits.

Hostel Facilities

A limited number of hostel facilities are available to students who are serious and willing to abide by hostel discipline. A rather rigorous procedure shall be followed for selection of students with the involvement of the parents in the process for better coordination.

 Some General Instructions to the prospective student

  1. Attendance in all classes, both practical and theoretical, is compulsory. While we expect you to have 100% attendance, in the case of illness or any other unavoidable circumstances, you must inform the Departmental Head, Prof. Debashis Gangopadhyay and/or the students’ counselor Dr Abhijit Bandyopadhyay and obtain permission. For hostelers, minimum attendance of 85% is compulsory, while for day scholars, a minimum of 75% attendance is compulsory.
  2. Apart from regular classes every day, assignments and problem sheets will be a regular feature. You will have to complete these assignments in time and submit them to the teachers concerned.
  3. If you are absent for classes during the first three days of start of classes without permission, then your admission will be cancelled.
  4. If anyone leaves within a month of start of classes, the following amount is refundable: 50% of (tuition fee + laboratory fee + examination fee). If you leave after one month, only caution deposit will be refunded.
  5. Classes on value education based on Swami Vivekananda’s teaching (one hour in a week) will be compulsory for all students in order to inspire them with higher ideals and acquirement of human values including concern for the marginalized and the downtrodden as well as feeling for our country’s rejuvenation and uplift.
  6. Regular periodical unit tests and examinations will keep you intensely busy. Remember that large portions of the syllabus need to be completed within a short time. Form the habit of regular self-study several hours in a day.
  7. Remember that you are entering the portals of a University and into a postgraduate course. There will be no one to spoon-feed you. You should form the habit of studying books on your own and bring to the notice of the teachers the problems you might face.
  8. We would expect you to come decently dressed that would display your seriousness of intent. Casual dress that one uses for non-serious purposes is not allowed. We do expect you to honour the above instruction on the dress code and attend the classes only in a serious dress.
  9. Misuse of laptop computers and mobile phones hampers the seriousness of study. So beware of this ubiquitous danger.
  10. Smoking inside the campus and in the hostel is strictly forbidden by law. Please do not compel us to enforce punitive measures for violation in this regard.
  11. You shall have to sign an undertaking to state that you shall rigorously follow all the rules and regulations in letter and spirit. This undertaking shall be countersigned by your parent/guardian.