Admission Open: Ph.D. Program at University of Calcutta: Apply by Nov 5: Expired

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Applications are invited from highly interested and motivated candidates for admission in the Ph.D. program at the University of Calcutta in the Department of Agronomy Institute of Agricultural Science


3(three) vacancies exist in the Department for admission to Ph.D. considering the strength and availability of faculty members.


Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program shall have a Master’s degree in Agronomy with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) are eligible to apply.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per UGC Ph.D. Regulations, 2016. Those who have qualified in NET/GATE/ or have obtained DST INSPIRE Fellowship would be exempted from the Ph.D. entrance test. They may directly submit a statement of purpose or research in a brief and appear in the interview.

How to Apply

Interested candidates may fill the application form in the prescribed format available here and submit to the university latest by Nov 5, 2019

Selection Process

A Ph.D. entrance test followed by an interview (Research Eligibility Test) for the Ph.D. program in Agronomy will be held on 6th November 2019 at 2 p.m. and 6 November 2019 at 4 p.m. respectively.

The entrance test will be of 50 marks. The question pattern will be of objective type or short answer type. The Duration of the entrance test will be one hour (the qualifying marks for the Entrance Test will be 50%).

An interview will be held on 6th November 2019 at 4 p.m. for entrance test qualified candidates, as well as candidates having NET/GATE/or, have obtained DST Fellowship. Successful candidates will be eligible to register for their Ph.D. in the Department of Agronomy.

Application Deadline

The last date for submission of application form 5th November 2019.

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