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Calcutta University Ph.D. and M.Phil. Admissions 2018

Updated On - March 31st 2018

The University of Calcutta (informally known as Calcutta University or CU) is a public state university located in Kolkata, West Bengal, established on 24 January 1857. It was the first institution in Asia to be established as a multidisciplinary and secular Western-style university. Within India it is recognized as a "Five-Star University" and a "Centre with Potential for Excellence" by the UGC and the NAAC.

There are seven Nobel laureates associated with this university including Ronald Ross, Rabindranath Tagore, C. V. Raman and Amartya Sen. It has the highest number of students who have cleared the doctoral entrance eligibility exam in Natural Science & Arts. The university is recognized as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. It was also ranked 2nd by the India Today Top India Universities of 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The University invites applications for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Programme in various specializations. The admission to both the programmes will be based on the Research Entrance Test conducted by the University departments, followed by an Interview. The application forms are available online on the University website.

Official Website of CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY   
  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both

  • END DATE

    23rd Sep, 2019


Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
STATUSEVENTDATE
Last Date For Application Form 23rd Sep, 2019

Eligibility

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

The University offers the Ph.D. Programme under the following departments:-

  • Economics
  • History
  • Environmental Science
  • Genetics
  • Radio Physics and Electronics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Agronomy
  • Home Science
  • French
  • Philosophy
  • Hindi
  • Sociology

Eligibility Criteria:

You should have passed the Master’s Degree in the respective subjects, from University of Calcutta or other Universities considered equivalent thereto.

You should have secured at least 55% marks in the Master’s degree examination.


How To Apply

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

For Ph.D. Programme:-

You can obtain the Application Form either from the University office or the University website.

If you are obtaining it online, you must download it and take a print out of the Application Form.

You should fill the Application Form with the required personal and educational details. You must also affix a recent passport size coloured photograph in the space provided.

Application Fee: You must the Application Fee of Rs. 100 (in cash only) through a challan available from the University Cash Counter at the College Street Campus, CU.

Enclosures: You must attach the following along with the attested copy of certificates:

  • Research Proposal (in about 1000 words)
  • Short essay (in about 600 words)

You must then send the duly signed Application Form along with the required enclosures to the following address:

Calcutta University, College Street, Kolkata‐700073

For M.Phil. Programme:-

You can obtain the Application Form either from the University office or the University website.

If you are obtaining it online, you must download it and take a print out of the Application Form.

You should fill the Application Form with the required personal and educational details. You must also affix a recent passport size coloured photograph in the space provided.

Application Fee: You must the Application Fee of Rs. 500 for general category and Rs. 250 for SC/ST/PWD category, through any of the following manner:

  1. By Internet Banking/debit card/credit card of any bank
  2. By “SBI Collect” system i.e., cash to State Bank of India, C.U. Branch. For SBI collect system, it will require additional commission for bank transaction.

You should attach a copy of the deposition receipt if you are paying via SBI collect. You must then send the duly signed Application Form along with the required enclosures to the following address:

Calcutta University, College Street, Kolkata‐700073


Admission Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

For both Ph.D. and M.Phil. Programme:-

You will be selected on the basis of Research Entrance Test conducted by the respective departments. If you get selected in the Entrance Test, you will have to appear for the Interview.

The examination will be for a maximum of 50 marks which will be Multiple Choice based questions. The exam will be for a duration of one hour. It will be on the syllabus of the respective master’s programme of University of Calcutta.

The maximum marks for Interview will be 50 marks with Research Proposal and Short Essay for 30 marks and 20 marks respectively.

Exemptions: If you have qualified UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examinations/ NET/GATE etc. /M.Phil. / M.Tech or equivalent examinations, you will be exempted from giving the Entrance Examination. However, you will have to appear for the Interview.


Reservation

The reservation criteria will be as per the rules prescribed by the Government of West Bengal.

Fees Structure CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY   

*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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