Jadavpur University M.Phil. And Ph.D. Admissions 2020: Eligibility, Cut Off, Fees

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Jadavpur University, West Bengal offers research based programs such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programs. The application forms for all courses will be made available online the University website in the month of May and admissions to the programs are done by the month of July.

Jadavpur University offers 14 M.Phil. courses in different subjects through several departments and 19 Ph.D. Courses. There is also a provision for continuation of Ph.D. after completing M.Phil. from this university. The University even offers several postgraduate and professional courses. Check Jadavpur University Admission 2020

The admission to the above-mentioned courses are done through Admission Test conducted by the various departments of the University, including the Interview for many programs.

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Education,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy
Admission Link

How To Apply

M.Phil. Program:

The application process is completely online and the duly filled Application Forms must be submitted. The form can be accessed on the University website.

Online Application: The entire Application process comprises primarily of three steps.

Step 1: First, you must login and enter your personal and educational information here. You have to provide this information only once, regardless of how many departments you apply for. If you are not sure about the meaning of any box, place the cursor over that box, and a Tool Tip box will appear. Now click Submit button to save your data. You will then get a unique number. Please note down this, you will need this No. to login to this system in future.

Step 2: You will now be required to select the department you wish to apply for. Before applying you can review the eligibility criteria from the link on the top right corner. If you are eligible, click the Apply button. For each department that you apply for, you will be generated a different Application number. You must note down that Application number.

Step 3: In the Main Page you will get the link for online payment of Application Fee of Rs. 500 which can be made online through SBI I-Collect system in any of the following modes:

  • Net Banking
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Now you need to go to the link and pay the Application Fees using Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card. You should then upload the SB Collect Reference No (starting with DU) in this website, and click on submit.

Ph.D. Program:

Candidates should apply in the prescribed form available on the website. The duly filled in Application form must be submitted.

Enclosures: The following documents should be attached with the application form: 

  1. Two recent passport size photographs.
  2.  Attested copies of all mark-sheets and certificates, madhyamik admit card/certificate for verification of age, SC/ST/PD/OBC-A/OBC-B certificate, where applicable.
  3. NET/SET certificate, if any.
  4. A candidate who has a two-year M.Phil. Degree from any university other than Jadavpur University will be required to submit a certificate from the competent authority stating that the selection to the M.Phil. course has been made through a written test and that a full paper on Research Methodology of at least one semester duration was taught in the M.Phil. Course. Otherwise waiver from WRET and/or course-work shall not be granted.

Application Fee: You should pay the Application fee of Rs. 500 through a Demand Draft drawn in favour of The Registrar, Jadavpur University, payable at Kolkata.

The duly signed Application form along with the required enclosures must be submitted to the following address:

Office of the Dean and Secretary, Faculty Council of Arts,

U.G. Arts Building, Ground Floor, Jadavpur University,

Kolkata 700032


The Ph. D program is offered in Arts and Science specailizations. The M.Phil program is offered for a duration of 1 Year and Ph.D program is offered for a duration of 3 years.

Ph.D Arts Disciplines


Film Studies


International Relations

Library and Information Science




Ph.D Science Disciplines


Geological Sciences

Instrumentation Science

Life Science & Bio-Technology









International Relations

Comparative Literature




Social Sciences

Women Studies

Cognitive Science

Oceanography and Coastal Management


Library and Information Sciences




Candidates should have a Master degree/ Professional Degree in relevant subject with atleast 55% marks. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST and OBC (Non-Creamy Layer Category) are required to have 50% marks in the qualifying examination. 

Selection Criteria: Admission will be granted on the basis of Entrance Test conducted by Jadavpur University. 

The final selection will be done on the basis of an interview conducted by Jadavpur University. 

The total weightage of The M.Phil Ph.D Entrance Test of Jadavpur University will be 50% and will consist of 2 papers i.e :

  • Research Methodology: (50% Weightage)
  • Main Subject : (50% Weightage )


The distribution of seats to the M.Phil. Program shall be as follows:

CategoryNumber of Seats

The reservation criteria will apply only to those candidates domiciled in the state of West Bengal. It will be based on the policy followed by the state government rules.

For PWD: Persons with 40% or more disability will only be considered for admission under PD category under PWD. Applicants under PD category will have to appear before an expert committee to be constituted by the University.

For OBC Category: The candidates who will be provisionally selected under the OBC- A and OBC- B categories must produce an OBC certificate at the time of counselling/ admission, whose date of issue should not be earlier. It should be issued by the competent authority that clearly indicates:

  1. The category (A or B) they belong to;
  2. That they do not belong to creamy layer of the society

Admission Process

CourseSelection Process
M.Phil. Sociology and PhilosophyMarks obtained in the Admission Test (50% weightage) + Aggregate marks in Master's programme (50% weightage)
M.Phil. Economics, English, History, Sanskrit, Bengali, Comparative Literature, International Relations and EducationMarks obtained in the Admission Test
M.Phil. Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Oceanography and Coastal Management, and Women’s StudiesMarks obtained in the Admission Test + interview
Ph.D. (all courses)Written Test + Interview


The Admission Test for M.Phil. Program will be conducted by the respective departments. Candidate should be able to secure a minimum of 50% marks to qualify in the Admission Test.

The Admission Test for Ph.D. Program will also be conducted by the respective Departments. It will be for a duration of two hours, except for Economics which will be for two and a half hours. Candidates who have done M.Phil. Program or have qualified in the NET/SET/GATE/Teacher Fellow or any other examination shall be exempted from giving the Written Test and will have to directly appear in the Interview.

For the Interview to the Ph.D. Program, candidate will be required to submit a Statement of Purpose relevant for his/her intended field of research, with not more than 500 words.

Documents to be submitted: 

  • Passport size photograph (two)
  • Copied of all the marksheets and certificates. 
  • Certificate of NET/ SET
  • Receipt of payment 

Click to know about Jadavpur Admission 2020

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



Sugandhya Bhattacharjee

I want to apply for phd in English? When will i get the forms for phd?

26 Oct, 2018 19:16
Akansha Expert

Hi Sugandhya, You may please check the official website to get the information about the Application for PhD in the university.

29 Oct, 2018 12:16
sriman patra

Sir, can you inform me the date of interview of phd in sanskrit in jadavpur university.

25 Aug, 2018 18:42
Garima Bansal

Hi sriman, To get interview details for the phd course you may contact to 033-24146666 , - 24572227.

27 Aug, 2018 16:26
rahat nasim. lovely

Hi.. I wanted to know about the results of the entrance test for MPhil course in international relations, which was conducted on 16th August.2018 .. dates of interview even

23 Aug, 2018 04:45
Garima Bansal

Hi Rahat, To get information regarding the entrance test for the m.phill you may contact to 033-24146666 , - 24572227.

23 Aug, 2018 12:06
Alolika Srimani

Hi, I want to apply for M.Phill programme.

16 Aug, 2018 16:44
Akansha Expert

Hi Alolika, The application process is completely online and the duly filled Application Forms must be submitted. The form can be accessed on the University website. and More as mentioned above.

16 Aug, 2018 17:28
Kajol kumari

In August i will complete my B sc.then i have to take admission in .B ed

24 Jul, 2018 15:40
Garima Bansal

HI Kajol, To get admission details for the b.ed you may contact to 033-24146666 , - 24572227

24 Jul, 2018 18:02

Suprity sarkar-I attended many seminars and RC in Education on 24th october-14th November education dept. I felt very fine and natural environment.

15 Jan, 2018 19:33

Excellent university. .. Very natural...

02 Apr, 2017 18:58

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