Admission Notification for admission to B.A.English (Honours) at Jadavpur University, Kolkata

This is an admission notification regarding the admission procedure for applying to study an Undergraduate course in English at Jadavpur University. The institution is one of the premier institutions of Kolkata known for its compact and modern sylabbi and enriched faculty.The English Department is headed by Dr.Amlan Das Gupta and the faculty boasts of eminent scholars with an enriched biodata.

Information about Jadavpur University

Jadavpur University is one of the premier instituions of Kolkata. The university was born as the College of Engineering and Technology,Bengal which by 1940 had become functioning as a university.After Independence, the Government of West Bengal, with the concurrence of the Govt. of India, enacted the necessary legislation to establish Jadavpur University on the 24th of December 1955.Now Jadavpur University has successfully established itself as a foremost Indian University with a vast repertoire of courses offered, an enviable list of faculty members and has come to be known for its commitment towards advanced study and research.The university has benefited from scholarly contributions by Prof. Sushil Kumar De, Prof. Amartya Sen, Prof. Ganesh Chandra Bose, Prof. Sudhindranath Datta, Prof. Buddhadev Bose, Prof. Bibhuti Bhusan Sen and many other emninent scholars both from and outside West Bengal.

English Department at Jadavpur University

The Department of English, Jadavpur University, founded in 1956, is the only Centre of Advanced Study in its discipline, a status awarded to it in 2004 by the University Grants Commission.Past heads of department include Subodh Chandra Sengupta, Kitty Scoular Datta, and Sukanta Chaudhuri. The Department provides a hospitable environment for research work and has also published over 25 books in the last decade.The department is presently headed by Dr.Amlan Das Gupta.

Admission Procedure at Jadavpur University

Applications are to be made on-line through the University website or on and from June 3, 2011. The last date for on-line application to the courses is June 15, 2011. There will be a Help Desk housed in Prof. Anita Banerjee Memorial Hall (ground floor, U.G. Arts Building), Jadavpur University Main Campus in case applicants are unable to make on-line applications on their own. The Help Desk facility will be available between 11.00 am and 4.30 pm on all working days (Mondays to Fridays).

An applicant can apply for more than one subject if he/she is eligible. The application fee (including Rs.25/- as service charge of Bank) of Rs.125/- for one subject and an additional fee of Rs.100/- each for other subjects is to be deposited in any branch of State Bank of India by filling in the Pay-in-Slip. There is a helpline (No. +91-7384130712) facility available between 11.00 and 5.00 pm from Mondays to Saturdays. Admission of students under SC/ST/PD quota is as per rules. It is to be noted that Ragging is prohibited as per decision of the Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition No. (c) 656/1998.

The qualifying applicants have to appear for an application examination. A copy of the last year's question paper is enclosed as follows:

Jadavpur University Application Exam question paper 2010


Answer Part I first, in the first few pages of your answer book.
Part II will only be assessed if you qualify Part I


1. Rewrite the following sentences correctly. You need not copy the original sentence in your answer book; write only the corrected version (10x1=10)

a) The baby cried herself into sleep.
b) The huge python was entwined against the tree-trunk.
c) The old stock should be disposed off before the new stock is ordered.
d) The panda eats,shoots and leaves.
e) I am really strapped of cash and cannot pay my bills.
f) That kind of behavior is out of place at a party.
g) I hope you don't bear a grudge at me.
h) His actions gave currencies to the rumour that he was about to leave
i) She shouted at her brother on top of her voice.
j) Please keep your wits with you at the time of the interview.

2. Pair the first word in each line below with the word or phrase closest to it in meaning within the brackets. Write only the paired set in your answer-book.

a) infirm (feeble,notify,corporate,disqualified)
b) ogre (amorous glance,orgy,monster,a gland)
c) boulder (courageous,shoulder-blade,ribbon,large rock)
d) ribald (ribbon,alopecia,old rib,coarse)
e) masticate (chew,to display mastery,watchdog,majestic)
f) reverie (revival,rivulet,to revere,daydream)
g) wane (want,wiggle,decrease,wander)
h) snarl (sneeze,tangle,snare,snatch)
i) kidnap (sleep,play-school,abduct,short story)
j) imbibe (embroil,absorb,imbecile,to offer a bribe)

3. Complete the following sentences using one word for each of the blank spaces. Write the completed sentences in your answer-book. (10x1=10)

a)You will never be popular if you are too clever by _______
b)Actors never retire. They die in______.
c)Would you be _______kind as to help me to open this window?
d)Your resignation has certainly come as a _______from the blue.
e)He jumped into the car and drove off at ______-neck speed to fetch the doctor.
f)We were able to catch the last train by the ______ of our teeth.
g)I did not enjoy the pillion ride. I was hanging on for _______life all the way
h)I ran from pillar to ______ to get my ration card.
i)The discussions that went on into the wee _______ became increasingly unprofitable.
j)He is like a ________with nine lives and will probably see ninety.


1.Read the following poem carefully and answer the questions that follow:

Love After Love

The time will come
When, with elation
You will greet yourself arriving
At your own door, in your own mirror
And each will smile at the other's welcome,

And say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart.
To itself, to the stranger who has loved you

All your life, whom you ignored
For another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

The photographs, the desperate notes,
Peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.

a)What does 'after' in the title of the poem signify?
b)Why does the poet describe the 'self' as a 'stranger'?
c)What does the mirror appear to stand for in the poem?
d)Comment on the relation between love and feasting in the poem.

2.Write short notes on any four of the following: (4x5=20)

Aristotle, Alexandre Dumas, Charles Darwin, Jibanmukhi gaan, Sukumar Ray, The Discovery Of India, Putul Nacher Itikatha, Kafka, Neruda, Teni-da, Chitrangada, The Communist Manifesto, John Milton, Mahashveta Devi, Jayanta Mahapatra, J.M.Coetzee, George Eliot, Sadan Hasan Manto, Picasso,The Iliad, Mark Twain, Agatha Bhristie, James Joyce, Badal Sarkar, Don Quixote, Shakuntala, Thomas Hardy.

3.Write an essay on any one of the following subjects (40)

a) Can literature be 'taught'?
b) Science,fantasy and fiction
c) Should plays be seen or read?
d) The difference between history and literature.



For more details you can contact:
1.Head Of The Department Of English : Dr. Amlan Das Gupta
Ph.: 2414-6681 (O)
2466-5270 (R)
E-mail: [email protected]
[email protected]

2.Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University
Email:[email protected]

3.Dean - Faculty Council of Arts
Email:[email protected]


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