Calcutta University Ph.D. and M.Phil. Admissions 2020: Dates, Application Process, Eligibility

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The University of Calcutta (CU) invites application for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in various specializations. Master Degree holder in relevant subject can apply for admission in Ph.D and M.Phil.

Admission to both the programmes will be based on the Research Entrance Test conducted by the University departments, followed by an Interview. NET/SET qualified candidates will be exempted from written entrance exam.

Application forms can be downloaded online from the official website of Calcutta University( with application fee of INR 500/- (M.Phil) and INR 100/-(Ph.D) paid through SBI challan.

Course offered in Ph.D./M.Phil Programme 

EconomicsHistoryEnvironmental ScienceGeneticsRadio Physics and Electronics
Radio Physics and ElectronicsPhysicsComputer Science and EngineeringChemical EngineeringBiochemistry


Check Course and Fee Structure

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science Admission Link


  • Master’s Degree in the respective subjects, from University of Calcutta or other Universities considered equivalent
  • Minimum 55% marks in qualification examination
  • Atleast 50% marks secured by reserved category students (ST/SC/OBC)

Admission Process

Admission will be based on the Research Entrance Test and Interview conducted by CU.

NET/JRF/SET qualified candidates will be exempted from the written examination but have to be present in interview and document verification.

  • University will upload merit list on the basis of entrance exam 
  • Examination will be MCQ based of maximum 50 marks
  • Qualified candidates will be invited for interview of 50 marks
  • Research proposal and short essay will be for 30 marks and 20 marks respectively (for Ph.D)
  • Final merit list will be based on the written entrance examination, interview, research proposal and short essay
  • Document verfication and payment of programme fee will confirm admission

Check Admission in Calcutta University 

How To Apply

Application form can be downloaded online through the official website of culcutta university.

  • Visit
  • Click on “Admission”
  • Download application form 
  • Fill all the required personal informations
  • Write academic details
  • Mention NET/JRF scores (if applicable)
  • Fix a passport size photo 
  • Pay application fee of INR 100/- (Ph.D) and INR 500/- (M.Phil) through SBI challan 
  • Keep the receipt for future references 
  • Mention research proposal (for Ph.D)
  • Post the filled application, fee deposit slip along with self attested supporting documents to:

The Office of the Secretary, UCAC, (College Street Campus, CU)

Room No. 3G,

Asutosh Building (Ground Floor) 

Required Documents

  • Self Attested copies of mark sheet
  • NET/JRF score card
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • No objection certificate must be produced by the employed candidates
  • Migration certificate (if applicable)

For More Information

University of Calcutta, 87/1,

College Street, Kolkata-700 073

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



1 Comment
Sanskruti Surve

For academic year 2020-2022, is Calcutta University going to offer M.Phil in Clinical Psychology course ?

13 Oct, 2019 21:00
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sanskruti, yes, the university is likely to offer this course for next academic year as well. However, the official website has not released the list of courses which will be offered in 2020.

14 Oct, 2019 12:19

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