Candidates, after having completed successfully their Higher Secondary/Intermediate/PDC &their training in the minor seminary and propaedeutic Seminary are eligible for sitting in the Entrance Test conducted every year in the month of January. One must qualify in the Entrance Test for seeking admission to the Philosophy & B. A. in Morning Star College.
As per the requirement from the University, a candidate seeking admission to the College must have passed HS/IA/PDC with Four recognized subjects each with 100 Full Marks and among them English is compulsory with 100 FM. Environmental Education as a compulsory subject at HS/IA/PDC level shall not be taken into account for calculating the aggregate marks with the above-mentioned Four subjects.
A candidate having a gap of more than three years between his HS/IA/PDC and B. A. will not be eligible for admission to the B. A.
Students migrating to the West Bengal State University from the Council (Board) of Education in Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand must bring a letter of authentication from the above-mentioned Council/Board in addition to their mark sheet and Migration Certificate.
The B. A. section was long affiliated to Calcutta University since 1971, and with the bifurcation of the CU in 2008 now the College is affiliated to the West Bengal State University. As the Philosophy and B. A. courses have to go hand in hand, also Philosophy is a three year programme. For details see below, number IV.
Philosophy is an art of thinking clearly and critically. It is a perennial search for the Truth. In India philosophy traditionally is a way of life. A true philosophy requires commitment to the truth. Through the study of history of philosophy and several trends of philosophy, both in the West and in India, the course on Philosophy aims at making a student a critical thinker, shrewd observer, logically sound and articulate communicator, and above all, a committed seeker of truth. All this makes real sense in the context of vocation to priesthood. A priest must be a seeker of truth and committed to truth. He must also be able to think reasonably and logically. He has to be an articulate communicator of the truth he happens to find.