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Presidency University PhD Admission 2020: Application, Eligibility, Entrance Exam

Updated On - August 1st 2019 by RISHA SINHA

Presidency University, Kolkata invite application from UGC or UGC – CSIR NET / NET – LS qualified candidates for admission to the Ph.D. University provides Ph.D degree under 13 specializations. Admission to the Ph.D course will be based on the entrance examination/interview conducted by the university.

Masters degree holders in a relevant subject and UGC or UGC-CSIR NET/NET-LS qualified candidates will be eligible for admission in Ph.D course. The application process is based on both online and offline mode. Application form can be filled online through the official website of Presidency University and should be sent through post. There is no requirement of application fee.

Specializations in Ph.D:

HindiPolitical Science
PhysicsLife Sciences

Check Presidency University Admission 2019

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    01st Feb, 2020 - 14th Feb, 2020

Important Dates

Ph.D. (Bengali) , Ph.D. (English) , Ph.D. (Hindi) , Ph.D. (History) & Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Last date of submission of Application 14th Feb, 2020
Publication of interview 08th Mar, 2020


Ph.D. (Bengali) , Ph.D. (English) & Ph.D. (Hindi)

The eligibility criteria for admission to PhD research program are as follows:

  • Only UGC or UGC-CSIR NET/NET-LS qualified candidates will be eligible for admission.
  • Master’s Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory, regulatory body, with a minimum of 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’.
  • M.Phil. Degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 – point scale in the M.Phil. Program coursework.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks will be given to the students belongs to SC/ST category.

How To Apply

Ph.D. (Bengali) , Ph.D. (English) & Ph.D. (Hindi)

Admission form will be available on university’s official website.

  • Application form will be common for both i.e. part-time candidates as well as full-time candidates.
  • Candidates must fill all the required details i.e. personal, educational and experience of candidate.
  • Candidate has to pay non- refundable application fee of INR 1000 in the form of DD (in favor of The Registrar, Presidency University, payable at Bangalore) or through NEFT (Saving A/c: 11890100132860, IFSC Code: FDRL0001189, Name of Beneficiary: Presidency University, Bank Details: Federal Bank, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore) must be submitted to:

    The Registrar

    Presidency University,

    Itgalpur, Rajankunte,


  • Send the filled-in application form to “The Registrar, Presidency University, Itgalpur, Rajankunte, Bangalore -560 064”. Also write on the top of the envelope.

Checklist of Documents (2 copies of the documents must be submitted along with the application form).
1. 10th or Equivalent Marks Card
2. All Marks Sheets / Grade Cards
3. Master’s Degree Certificate
4. NOC from Employer
5. Proposed Research Summary

Admission Process

Ph.D. (Bengali) , Ph.D. (English) & Ph.D. (Hindi)

The selection will be on the basis of the entrance test followed by an interview. Appearing in the test does not qualify candidate for admission to the course, they must qualify the required cut- off.

Entrance Test: University will conduct Ph.D. Entrance Test. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, or the minimum equivalent grade decided by the university in the entrance test to qualify for the interview.

Interview/Viva-Voce: Qualification in the entrance test will be followed by an interview conducted by the respective Departmental PhD committee of the University. The interview/viva-voce process shall consist of assessing the candidate on the basis his brief research proposal (of about 500 words) to the interview panel. The proposal should highlight the applicant’s area of interest and an overview of his/her intended direction of research.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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