1. All eligible applicants desirous of seeking admission to Undergraduate/Postgraduate Course(s) offered by St. Columba's College, Hazaribagh for the active academic session must read the contents of this Bulletin of Information carefully.
  2. The University reserves the right to revise, amend, update, or delete any part of this
  3. Bulletin without giving any prior notice. Any change so made shall be updated on the UG/PG Admissions Portal of the college.
  4. Any change made in any course after the release of this Bulletin shall become effective from the date it is posted on the Undergraduate Admissions Portal.
  5. Applicants are responsible for regularly checking of the portal for updates. Grievances resulting from not having congrigence of this bulletin and the portal will not be entertained.
  6. Before filling the application form for online admission registration, the applicants are advised to read the contents of the Bulletin of Information carefully and also consult the college authorities for any related clarification.
  7. This Bulletin of Information is a compendium of inputs assembled and collated from various Faculties, Departments, Centres & university
  8. Due care has been taken to reproduce the authentic official version of rules and regulations and other relevant information in this Bulletin, as far as possible. However, it should, in no case, be construed as a warranty, express or implied, regarding completeness and accuracy of the information so far provided as a ready reference and does not stand in court of law.
  9. St. Columba's College disclaims any liability towards any individual for any loss or damage caused to them arising out of any action taken on the basis of the information in the bulletin. Any error, if found, in the bulletin may be due to inadvertent omissions, clerical mistakes or any other reason.
  10. In case of non-compliance with any of the requirements for admission including non- submission of relevant documents and / or non-payment of Fee within the prescribed date and time, the applicant will lose their right to admission.
  11. If at any stage original documents relating to the admission of an applicant are found to be fake / non-genuine or fabricated or in any other manner defective, or any wrong information is furnished, the said applicant will not be admitted and if already admitted, admission will be cancelled without any prior notice in this regard. If the same is found after the completion of course, the applicant’s degree will be cancelled and appropriate legal action will be taken against them.


  1. The applicant must be a citizen of India. (Applicants seeking admission under the Foreign Students’ category to apply separately on Foreign Students’ Registry section
  2. The applicant seeking admission in UG courses should have passed the Class XII examination of any Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  3. The applicant should have “passed” individually in each subject required (including practicals if any) for calculating merit and eligibility to the course they seek admission in. However, change of faculty is allowed under C.B.C.S system.
  4. Applicants with gap year(s) will not be at any disadvantage for the purpose of admission to undergraduate or postgraduate courses. However gap year students are supposed to give an affidavit for the gap years.
  5. Applicants under the UR/SC/ST/OBC/EWS categories are eligible to seek admission based on both merit and entrance tests to courses in all Departments under the reservation policy of the state as updated.
  6. The online registration process is completed only after successful submission of the registration fee. Applicants must ensure that the registration fee is submitted to the correct portal; submissions that have been made via any other link than made available through the applicant’s Dashboard on the college admissions portal will not be considered.
  7. The applicants are advised to complete the registration process well in time and not wait for the last day.
  8. Registration fee will not be refunded in any circumstances, including if the applicant is found ineligible for the course or respective category at a later stage. The applicant is advised to check that they satisfy all eligibility criteria for the course(s) for which they are applying.
  9. Permission to appear in the entrance test is subject to the applicant’s fulfilling the eligibility requirements prescribed for applying to the concerned course of study. In case an applicant does not meet any eligibility criteria prescribed for applying to the concerned course and appears in the entrance test, it is at the applicant’s own risk and cost.
Reservation of Seats for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe

(ST) applicants

  1. 22.5% of the total numbers of seats is reserved for applicants belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (15% for Scheduled Caste and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes, interchangeable if necessary).
  2. It is a statutory obligation on the part of Colleges to fill all seats reserved for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe applicants.
  3. Colleges shall not refuse admission to any SC/ST applicant on the basis of medium of instruction. Any deficiency in the knowledge of any particular language should be addressed; for this purpose remedial classes may be arranged by the College by utilizing grants available from University Grants Commission.
  4. Relaxation to the extent of 5% in the minimum marks shall be given to the applicants belonging to SC and ST to determine their eligibility and merit for admission to the course concerned.
  5. In case, after giving 5% relaxation, the reserved seats still remain vacant, further relaxation would be given to the extent required in order to fill all the reserved seats. (AC Resolution A88, 14.6.1983) (EC Resolution 157, 24.12.2001). It is obligatory for all Colleges/Departments to fill all the seats reserved for SC/ST applicants. Eligibility in these cases is pass percentage.
  6. The following are empowered to issue the requisite SC/ST certificate:
    • District Magistrate/ Additional District Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Addl. Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ 1st class Stipendiary Magistrate/ City Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner.
    • Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Addl. Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate.
    • Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
    • Sub- Divisional Officer of the area where the Applicant and/ or his family normally resides.
    • Administrator/ Secretary to the Administrator/ Development Officer (Lakshadweep Islands).
  7. The applicant must note that the SC/ ST Certificate from any other person/ authority shall not be accepted in any case. If the applicant happens to belong to SC or ST, applicant’s caste/ tribe must be listed in the appropriate Govt. of India Schedule.
  8. The Caste Certificate should clearly state: (a) Name of his/ her caste/ tribe (b) whether applicant belongs to SC or ST (c) District and the State or Union Territory of applicant’s usual place of residence, and (d) the appropriate Govt. of India Schedule under which his/ her caste/tribe is approved as SC or ST.
  9. If the applicant does not have their SC or ST caste/tribe certificate at the time of registration/applying, they may upload the acknowledgement slip of the SC or ST caste/tribe certificate application. However, at the time of admission, the applicant will have to produce the valid original SC or ST caste/tribe certificate.
  10. However, if an SC/ST Applicant seeks admission under some other category (for example: PwBD/Employee Ward, etc.) the applicant should satisfy the minimum eligibility requirement for that particular category.
Note: SC/ST applicants who get admission under open merit (unreserved) shall not be included in the reserved quota, i.e. 22.5% (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST). It is obligatory for all Colleges/Departments to fill all the seats reserved for SC/ST applicants. Minimum Eligibility in these cases is pass percentage

Reservation of Seats for Other Backward Classes (OBC, Non-Creamy Layer, Central List)

  1. 27% seats will be reserved for the applicants belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC)(non-creamy layer, central list).
  2. At the time of giving admission to an OBC applicant, the College will ensure that the
  3. caste is included in the Central List of OBC (the OBC status is to be determined on the basis of the Central (Govt. of India) List of OBCs notified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on the recommendations of the National Commission for Backward Classes.
  4. The certificate must mention non-creamy layer status of the applicant (Non-creamy layer status issued by an authority mentioned in DOPT Office Memorandum no. 36012/22/93- Estt. (SCT) dated 15.11.1993).
  5. The OBC applicants who belong to the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ and whose caste appears in the Central List of the OBCs only, shall be eligible to be considered for admission under the OBC category (Validity period of OBC certificate in respect of ‘non-creamy layer’ status of the applicants as per DOPT Office Memorandum No. 36036/2/2013-Estt. (Res I) dated 31 March 2016). The validity of the non-creamy layer certificate shall be for the financial year 2019-2020, issued on or after 31st March, 2020.
  6. If the applicant does not have the OBC non-creamy layer certificate of the latest financial year 2019-2020 at the time of registration, the applicant may upload the previously issue (older) OBC non-creamy layer certificate or the acknowledgement slip of OBC non-creamy layer certificate application. However, at the time of admission, the applicant must produce the recent financial year’s (2019-20) OBC non-creamy layer certificate, issued by the same competent authority. This additional certificate must have reference of the applicant’s already issued original caste certificate.
  7. The OBC applicants shall be given a relaxation of 10% in the minimum eligibility marks of the said course and for the admission entrance test a relaxation of 10% of the minimum eligibility marks prescribed for General/UR Category applicants.For example, if the minimum eligibility for admission to a course is 40% for the UR Category applicants, the minimum eligibility for the OBC category will be 36% (i.e. 40% minus 10% of 40%).
  8. It is a statutory obligation on the part of Colleges to fill all the seats reserved for OBC applicants.