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University of Calcutta announces PhD in Education Admission 2017

University of Calcutta PhD in Education Admission 2017

The University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata has released an admission notification inviting eligible, interested candidates to apply for its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in Education offered at the Department of Education for the academic session 2017

No of Seats: 15 (Fifteen)


Candidates (having Master’s Degree in Education/M.Ed. with atlest 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade B+ in the UGC 7 point scale or an equivalent grade in a point scale where ever grading system is followed

A relaxation of 5% marks, from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled candidates) should apply

Selection Procedure

Those candidates who have already passed UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examinations/NET/SET/SLET/ M.Phil./Teacher Fellow in Education need not appear at the written examination and can directly apply to appear at the interview

Entrance Test will comprise of items from

  1. i) Philosophical Foundation of Education
  2. ii) Psychological Foundation of Education

iii) Sociological Foundation of Education

  1. iv) Research Methodology including statistical application of data
  2. v) Writing a research/ project proposal

Type of questions: 45 multiple choice questions of 2 marks each = 90 marks

Writing a research/ project proposal = 10 marks

Qualifying marks for the Admission Test is 50 for General Candidates


Reservation policy will be followed as per West Bengal Higher Educational Institution (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2013

How to Apply

Applications are invited for admission to PhD Programme in Education, Department of Education, University of Calcutta, 1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata-27

Candidates should apply in the prescribed form meant for Department of Education, C.U. to be downloaded from C.U.’s official website along with an application fee of Rs. 100/- (by cash ) through a challan obtainable from the Cash counter, Alipur Campus

The filled up forms along with the requisite fee by C.U. Challan are to be submitted between 12.00 and 2.30 pm. on all working days at the office of the Department of Education (3rd floor), Alipur Campus, C.U

Important Dates

Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 08th to 17th March 2017

List of eligible candidates for written test will be published on 29th March 2017 and the Admit Cards will be issued to the eligible candidates only on 29th March 2017 & 30th March 2017 between 12 noon and 2.30 pm

Date of Written Test 04th April 2017 at 12.00 Noon in the Dept. of Education

Date of Publication of List of successful candidates in the Written Test is on 07th April 2017

Dates of Interview: 11th April 2017 (Exempted Category) & 12th April 2017 (Test Category)

Date of Final list of the selected candidates: 25th April 2017

Department of Education

Alipur Campus, 1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata-27, Website

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