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University of Calcutta PhD Geography Admission 2017

University of Calcutta Admission to the PhD Programme in Geography 2017

University of Calcutta (UC) Kolkata invites applications, for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in Geography offered at the Department of Geography for the session 2017. 

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates having a masters degree in Geography from a UGC recognized University are eligible to apply.

Selection Procedure

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the Research Entrance Test (RET) conducted by the university followed by an interview.

The eligible candidates who cleared NET/ SET/ SLET/ M.Phil are exempted from appearing in RET–WP and should directly appear for RET–Oral Part (RET–OP) Interview

Number of Seats: 15

Reservation Policy will be followed as per the West Bengal Higher Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2013

Written Part (RET–WP)

23 February 2017 (Thursday)

The eligible candidates who cleared NET/SET/SLET / MPhil are exempted from appearing in RET-WP and should directly appear for RET-Oral Part (RET-OP) Interview

Syllabus of RET–WP will be the same as for the UGC NET Exam in Geography

Structure of RET-WP: 30 multiple-choice questions (all compulsory-2-mark each) and 2 essay-type questions (10-mark each) are to be answered within 2 hours. The essay-type questions are to be chosen from two groups-Physical Geography and Human Geography-containing three questions in each

How to Apply

PhD Regulations 2017 and Application Form is available at

Filled-in form, accompanied by a one-page research proposal and copies of MA/MSc mark-sheet and NET/SET/SLET/MPhil certificate (if applicable), will have to be submitted at the Dept. Office after paying the prescribed Fee at the University Cash Counter

Before that, the payment challan has to be endorsed by the HoD

Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of Applications 17th February 2017

Display of the List of eligible candidates 20th February 2017

Date of Research Eligibility Test Written Part (RET–WP) 23rd February 2017

Display of the List of Successful candidates in RET-WP 27th February 2017

Date of RET-OP Interview: 02 & 03rd March 2017

University of Calcutta

Department of Geography, University of Calcutta 35 Ballygunj Circular Road, Calcutta-700019, Telephone: (+91) (33) 2461-5445, Extn 370 & 378  Fax: (+91) (33) 2461-4849; Web

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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