Banasthali Vidyapith is a unique, fully residential women's university, which offers an integrated educational system extending from the primary to the PhD level.
Banasthali Vidyapith was founded in October 1935. Over the years, the institute has developed into a national centre for women's education. Banasthali's educational programme aims at an all-round development of a student's personality.
To achieve its objective of a 'synthesis of spiritual values and scientific achievements of the East and the West', it has evolved a five-fold educational programme (Panchmukhi Shiksha) comprising the following aspects: (i) physical, (ii) practical, (iii) aesthetic, (iv) moral and (v) intellectual.
Banasthali Vidyapith is one of the five universities in India meant exclusively for women. This institute has innovatively restructured the courses offered which include subjects ranging from the traditional areas to the emerging areas and to the highest level of research leading to the doctoral degree.
Recently, it has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with an 'A' grade. The Vidyapith was also a recipient of the Santbal Award in 2000 for services in the field of women's education.
There are several courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate level in streams like the humanities, sciences, fine arts, management, computer technology and education.
To obtain a prospectus and application form, send a DD for Rs 300 in favour of 'Banasthali Vidyapith' payable at Banasthali/Jaipur drawn from any bank to the above address, along with a request for the application form mentioning the course you wish to apply for. The prospectus and the form can also be obtained in person upon payment of Rs 250 in cash from Vani Mandir/Vidya Mandir (phone: 01438-228324/ 228341-52) or from Banasthali Vidyapith-Jaipur Centre, C-62, Sarojini Marg, C-scheme, Jaipur-302 001 (phone: 0141-5118721/22, 2361500).
The prospectus and form can also be downloaded from their website www.banasthali.ac.in. You can then send the filled in form along with the application fee for downloaded forms (Rs 500; Rs 750 in the case of additional late fee) by demand draft as per the details given in the prospectus.
You should have passed your Plus Two examination with science with at least 55 per cent marks.
The entrance exam is held in June.
Pattern of exam
The aptitude test consists of objective-type questions on physics, chemistry and biology of the Plus Two level.
How to prepare
For physics, some of the guide books for preparation are: Physics by Lodiwala, N.N. Ghosh and publications by Bharti Bhavan. For chemistry, you may refer to books by Krishna, Arihant, Ratan and Dinesh publications. For biology, you can practise from M.P. Kaushik and Ramesh Gupta. Various guides for the entrance exam, such as Parihar, Bhatia, Shivam and Vishal, are found at major bookshops.
Your concepts should be clear so that you can apply them effectively for the objective-type questions that generally assess your depth of understanding and analytical ability. Regular practice will also give you accuracy with speed.
sample test paper
1. If the momentum of a body decreases by 10 per cent, then the percentage decrease in K.E. is:
a) 19% b) 21% c) 37%
A student connects four 1/4 ohm cells in series, but one cell is wrongly connected with its terminals reversed. The external resistance is 1 ohm. If each cell has the e.m.f. of 1.5 volts, then what current flows '
a) 4/3 amp
b) ¾ amp c) 1.5 amp d) zero
Metals like Ag and Au are extracted from their ores by the ____ process.
a) leaching b) thermite c) reduction d) froth floatation