Admission Notification for Ph.D. Programme

Session 2019-2020 commencing from January 2020

Ref: Ref No: PU/FC/150/PhD/notice/2019     Date: 25/09/2019

Online Applications are invited from UGC or UGC – CSIR NET / NET – LS qualified candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of Presidency University in various departments for the session 2019-2020 commencing from January 2020. Only completed online application will be considered. Print out of the online generated application form along with self-attested photocopies of the essential documents need to be sent by post to the Secretary, Faculty Councils, Presidency University, 86/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073 within the last date for receiving. There is no application fee.

Essential qualification:

a) Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program shall have a Master’s degree with at least 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.

A relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/ Person with Disability (PwD) as per UGC guidelines.

b) UGC or UGC-CSIR NET/NET-LS qualified

Important Dates:
Last date for applying online : 16th October, 2019
Last date for receiving Hard copy of application
along with photocopies of documents (self-signed) : 18th October, 2019
Publication of interview/test schedule (tentative) : 1st November, 2019

Provisional Seat Matrix :
Department wise and category wise availability of seats are given below. Person with Disability (PwD) seats are included in the total number of seats in respective departments.

Sl.
No.

Department/ School

Category wise available seats

UR

SC

ST

OBC-A

OBC-B

PwD

1

Bengali

3

0

1

0

0

1

2

History

5

3

1

0

1

0

3

Philosophy

1

0

0

0

0

0

4

Sociology

3

4

1

1

1

1

5

Hindi

0

1

1

1

0

0

6

Political Science

2

1

0

1

0

1

7

Chemistry

13

6

2

2

2

1

8

Geology

27

12

4

5

4

2

9

Physics

10

5

1

2

2

1

10

Life Sciences

7

10

5

9

3

3

11

Geography

1

1

0

0

0

0

12

Economics

6

5

1

1

1

1

13

Mathematics

8

5

1

1

1

1

14

Statistics

4

2

0

1

1

0

15

Biotechnology (Newtown Campus)

3

2

0

1

0

0


Available Research Areas

Political Science: East Asian Studies, Indian Politics, Politics of Development and Culture and Politics

Mathematics : Operations Research, Cosmology and Astrophysics, Topology, Graph Theory, Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Geometric Group Theory, Representation Theory, operator Algebras, Mathematical Biology, Quantum Computation and Information, Cryptology, Fractals.

Bengali : any area is accepted including area like Fiction, Medieval Literature, Literary Theory, Modern Bengali Poetry

Selection Procedure:

All eligible candidates will have to appear at an interview / test, conducted by the Departmental Ph.D. Selection Committee of the University. In interview the candidates will be expected to discuss their research interests.

Following the admission procedure, a list of qualified candidates (preferably mentioning their areas of research interest(s)) will be published and displayed by the University through the respective faculty offices and official website.

Candidates selected for the Ph.D. Programme will be attached to the respective Department at the time of their provisional admission and will be required to enroll on payment of a non-refundable fee, determined by the University.

Apply Online

Secretary,
Faculty Council (Arts) and Faculty Council (Science)

Presidency University

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Kolkata 700073
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