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University of Calcutta PhD Entrance Test 2017 in Museology

PhD Entrance Test in Museology 2017

Applications are invited by University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in Museology offered at the Department of Museology for the session 2017

University of Calcutta, for PhD Course and subsequent research work leading to PhD degree in Museology

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates having Master’s Degree in Museology will have to appear in an Entrance Test of 100 marks, to be held in this department

Master degree holders in other relevant subjects or BE/ BTech/MBBS degree holders may also apply subject

Selection Procedure

Candidates should appear in an entrance test, comprising a written examination, followed by an interview

Candidates who have already passed NET/SET/SLET/GATE/M.Phil/M.Tech/M.E examinations or under teacher fellowship can directly appear in the interview skipping the written examination

Exam Pattern

  1. The Written Exam of two-hour duration shall comprise 5 Questions of 5 marks each, based on a relevant paragraph to assess research aptitude; 25 Multiple Choice Type Questions of 2 marks each, from the core subjects; and 25 marks for a Research Proposal

There will be no negative markings

  1. Questions would be based mainly on the first three papers of the current MA/ MSc Museology syllabus, viz., Organisation & Management, Exhibition & Education, and Care & Conservation, though relevant other areas like, Basic Computer Applications, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Analytical Abilities, etc., may also be covered

iii. Qualifying marks for Entrance Test will be 50%

  1. Successful candidates in the written examination will be called for an interview of 50 marks. List of qualified candidates will be put up on the Departmental Notice Board on 17th March 2017 (3.00 pm)
  2. Candidates who have already passed NET/ SET/ SLET/ GATE/ MPhil/ MTech/ ME/MD examinations/ obtained DST-INSPIRE Fellowship or under Teacher Fellowship can directly appear in the interview skipping the written exam
  3. Interview of the eligible candidates would take place in the office of the HoD on 23rd March 2017 at 1.00 pm. Candidates must produce a well-structured Research Proposal during the interview (not more than 500 words or two A4-size papers)

Negative marking is not applicable

To appear in an Entrance Test of 100 marks, to be held in this Dept. 1 Reformatory Street, Kolkata-700027

Note: At present 6 (six) candidates will be enrolled, if qualified, as Probationary PhD Students under the empanelled supervisors

Reservation: Reservation policy shall be followed as per rules

How to Apply

Interested candidates may apply through a prescribed pro-forma (available for download on university website by paying Rs.100/- from through a Challan that can be obtained from University Cash Counter from 15th February 2017

Candidates having degrees from other Universities and foreign students need equivalence/clearance certificate

Important Dates

Last Date for Registration & Submission of Applications is 15th February 2017

The Entrance Test would be on 07th March 2017 (02.00 PM)

List of qualified candidates for interview: 17th March 2017 (03.00 PM)

Date of Interview: 23rd March 2017 (01.00 PM)

PhD Programme would be displayed in the Dept notice board: First Week of April 2017

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