Course of Study

1. PG in Chemistry

In view of the huge demand of competent chemists to cater to the needs of tha academia and industry specially the fields ofnewer branches of chemistry such as material science, supramolecular chemistry, nanotechnology, green chemistry as well as the conventional branches, there has been an earnest effort of knowledge explosion all over the world. The Chemistry department of this college has earned its reputation in producing high quality students for years together for its undergraduate teaching and to keep in pace with growing global need of modern chemists, our post graduate department in chemistry was launched in 2005. It has been our greatest pride that Vivekananda Mahavidyalaya is the first constituent college under the University of Burdwan to be granted affiliation for running a PG course in Chemistry and our performance has been outstanding in terms of academic achievements. In the first batch of PG students in 2007, 13 have secured first class out of 14 appeared, with the highest score being 77.5%. The similar trends in results were maintained in the fillowing years. 100% of the appeared students secured first class in 2008, 2009 and 2010 passed out batch with highest score being 77%, 77.8% and 75.25% respectively. Some remarkable academic achievements of our students are entailed in the following intsances. in the last five years, our UG students have occupied first class first position in the B. Sc. Honours examination consecutive. Same trend was also maintained in the Post graduate study in BU, where our students secured first class first position in the last three consecutive years. Around 37 students have qualified in the IIT entrance Test (JAM), 50 UG student and about 22 PG students have qualified NET, 2 UG students in TIFR, 10 students in BARC with several other UG abd PG students are actively engaged in higher studies and research in different Universities and institute of repute like IIT (Kanpur), IISC (Bangalore), IACS (Kolkata), IISER (Kolkata), SINP (Kolkata), JU, KU and BU in the last five years.

  Almost all the faculty members of our department are actively engaged in research of different fields of study-two minor research projects are continuing presently.

2. a) CBCS system has been introduced from session 2017-18. However, the previous system of course of study will be followed for 2nd year and 3rd year General and Honours students of Three Year Degree Course.

   b)Three Year Degree Course ( General & Honours)

Every student of three years degree course of both Arts & Science stream must keep up English and Bengali or Alternative English in Part-I and Environmental Studies in Part-III as compulsory subjects are to be offered according to the University rules and regulations.




Students have to take up three subjects from the following groups, but not more than one from each group.

A. Political Science/Philosophy/Statistics (Students seeking Statistics as optional subject must have passed in Mathematics in the previous examination).

B. Bengali/Economics

C. History/English/Mathematics

D. Sanskrit/Geography


Three subjects from any one of these two groups:

A. Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry/Statistics

B. Zoology, Botany, Chemistry



Any one of the followingsubjects should be taken as Honours subject along with two pass (Genral) subjects from the two following different groups.


Bengali/English/Sanskrit/History/Geography/Political Science/Economics/Pilosophy/Mass Communication & Journalism

The candidate selected for the above honours courses except Mass Communication & Journalism (Hons.) may choose any two of the pass subjects taking one from the following four groups.

Gr. A - Political Science/Philosophy/Statistics

Gr. B -Bengali/Economics

Gr. C - English/History/Mathematics

Gr. D - Sanskrit

For Mass Communication & Journalism (Hons.) the pass subjects - any two of pol. sc./History/English, Bengali/Economics

        4.   THREE YEAR B.SC. (HONOURS)

   Any one of the following subjects may  be offered as Honours Subjects.


Physics/ Chemistry/Mathematics/Zoology/Botany/Economics/Statistics/Microbiology. Two pass subjects should be offered accounting to the Honours Subject.

a. For Mathematics – Physics and Chemistry/Statistics

b. For Physics – Mathematics and Chemistry/Statistics

c. For Chemistry – Physics and Mathematics

d. For Economics – Mathematics and Statistics


e. For Statistics – Physics/Economics and Mathematics

f.  For Zoology – Botany and Chemistry

g.  For Botany – Zoology and Chemistry

h. For Microbiology – Chemistry and Zoology

i  For Geography – Mathematics and Economics/Statistics/Physics

The Economics and Geography (Honours) students having Mathematics and Statistics/Economics (for Geography Honours) as pass subjects will be trated as students of science stream.

N.B.:- B.Sc. Honours students should take two pass subjects who has taken three pass subjects, should inform to the office and cancell one pass subjects.