Applying for this course

Applications are invited for admission to the new one-year full-time PG Diploma Course in Digital Humanities and Cultural Informatics at the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University.

The course is open to post-graduates (MA/MSc/MTech/MLIS or equivalent in any discipline with 55% or above; SC/ST/PD 50% or above). Students who have finished their final examinations and are awaiting results may also apply, provided that they have the requisite marks in previous components/semesters.
Familiarity with basic computer operations is essential.

2 semesters (July-December, January- May)

Tentative date of commencement of classes
29 July, 2013

Course fee
Rs 3000 per semester
(Rs 6000 for entire course)

Submission of Applications
Last date: 12th July, 2013.
Application forms should be downloaded from the University website [follow this link], or from the link given below, and must be submitted either in person or through a messenger, at the office of the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, along with a Demand Draft of Rs 100 drawn in favour of Jadavpur University, as application fee. All application forms must be properly filled in. Incomplete forms will be rejected.

Date of written examination and interview
17 July, 2013

25 (Reservations for ST/SC/PH and others will be made as per University rules).

The conditions for eligibility and rules and regulations for admission may be altered and modified from time to time, subject to the approval of the University.


The application deadline has been extended to 12 July 2013.
N.B.: The examination will be held on 17 July 2013.

PDF: DHCI Notice

PDF: Application form


19 thoughts on “Applying for this course

  1. I am really interested in this digital humanities course though I do not have any formal training in or certificate of any kind of digital technology or computer applications. with my experience of copy editing and content writing for a year, I am well acquainted with basic computer operations,but do not have any kind of technological knowledge or skill. Am I eligible to sit for the entrance?

    • Eligibility criteria have been specified in this post. If you have a post-graduate degree (or are awaiting final results for such a degree) you may write the entrance test.

      • sorry, but I have gone through that details. I ust had a little confusion regarding ”Familiarity with basic computer operations is essential.”

  2. I am extremely interested in taking this course.Since this course is in it’s second year,is it possible to get the question paper of the previous year’s admission test ?

    • Dear Dolly, Here are last year’s questions.
      a. Give your Code Number and Name on the top of the page.

      b. The answer to the following question must be entered in English, Bangla or Hindi.

      c. After completing it, please save it as a PDF file and mail it to

      1. Write a short essay on what you think a course on Digital Humanities and Cultural Informatics will give you.


      2. Which application of digital technology in your opinion has most altered human lives in the last five years?
      Of course the format might change this year. However, it will be fairly basic and should not be a problem!
      Amlan Das Gupta
      Director SCTR

  3. what kind of job prospects can i expect from this course? i have done my M.A. in History from JU itself. I am interested in a career in Archival studies. Would this course help me in future?

    • Dear Nargis, Thanks for your interest. I’m sure that the course would be of interest and relevance to you. A fairly substantial part of the course deals with archives: handling rare material, conservation, digital imaging, metadata and so on. You would also have the opportunity of working in important historical archives, and helping our project staff.
      Amlan Das Gupta, Director SCTR

  4. Dear Sir, is it possible to apply for the course now? I know that the deadline is over. I could not give the exam as i had interview for M.Phil at JNU, New Delhi.

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    • Dear Madam,
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