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University of Calcutta Admission to PhD in Electrical Engineering Admission 2017

University of Calcutta Admission to PhD in Electrical Engineering 2017

University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata, invites applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering offered at the Department of Applied Physics for the academic session 2017.

For admission to the PhD Programme (RET 2017) in (i) Electrical Engineering and (ii) Instrumentation Engineering

Total Number of Seats:

(i) Electrical Engineering 12

(ii) Instrumentation Engineering 08

Reservation Policy as per CU Norms

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have a master’s degree in Engineering/ Technology or its equivalent (equivalence to be approved by the corresponding body of this University), with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale. Or

Candidates should have first class bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Master’s degree in Science with at least 55% marks in aggregate. However, they have to pass through entrance test

Selection Process

The admission procedure consists of an admission test followed by interview for candidates successful in the same

The candidates qualified in the written test will have to appear for an interview with a PPT presentation on proposed area of research for final selection

Exam Test

The PhD entrance test will be of Multiple Choice Question type and Short answer question type

The examination will be of 1 hour duration

The questions of the Entrance Test will, in general, cover topics of Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, basics of Physics, Electronics and Computer Science, circuit theory and Engineering mathematics

At the most 20 candidates (in concurrence with the reservation policy) will be enrolled in the year 2017; for SC/ST and PH candidates reservation rules of Calcutta University applies

How to Apply

Candidates can obtain the application form from,

Filled in application forms, accompanied by self attested xerox copies of the relevant marksheets and certificates, A 400word Research Proposal and the counterpart of a challan (obtainable from the Cash Counter of the University at the College Street campus) of Rs.100/ should be submitted to the office of the Dept. of Applied Physics, 92, A. P. C. Road, Kolkata-700009 on all working days between 12 Noon to 04.00 PM

The challan should necessarily be endorsed by the HOD before deposition of fees at any Cash Counter of the University

Original documents may be asked for as and when required by the appropriate authority *** Employed candidates are required to submit a noobjection certificate from their present employer as and when required

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Important Dates

Date of Publication of Advertisement in University website 07th March 2017

Last date for submission of duly filled in admission forms 21st March 2017

Publication of list of candidates to appear at the Entrance Test and list of candidates directly eligible to appear at the interview 04th April 2017

Date of Entrance Test: 10th April 2017 (Monday)

Publication of List of candidates qualifying for the interview 17th April 2017

Date of interview followed by a presentation of research proposal 24th April 2017

Publication of Results 05th May 2017

University of Calcutta

Department of Applied Physics, Calcutta 51/1, Hazra Road, Kolkata-700019; Ph: +91-033-2461-4711/12 Website:

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