University of Calcutta invites application for PhD Environmental Science 2016

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University of Calcutta Research Eligibility Test (RET) 2016 for PhD Programme

University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata invites applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in the Department of Environmental Science for the session 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are Masters in Environmental Science and allied subjects, from University of Calcutta or other Universities considered equivalent thereto are eligible. They should have Chemistry as a combination subject at the bachelor's level. Percentage at the Master's level should be at least 55% marks in aggregate
For relaxation of marks and other details, please refer to University of Calcutta (Regulation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, PhD)

Selection Procedure

The admission procedure consists of a Research Eligibility Test (RET) followed by an interview for candidates successful in the same
The applicants who have cleared UGC/CSIR (JRF) examinations/ NET/ SET/ SLET/GATE or have obtained DST INSPIRE Fellowship/Teacher fellowship or have passed equivalent examinations or passed the M.Phil/ M.Tech/ M.D/ M.E./ M.Pharm or equivalent exam shall not be required to appear at the Ph.D. entrance test but need to appear and qualify the interview


The examination will be of 50 marks, and should be attempted within one hour. The questions will be asked from the syllabus of M.Sc. in Environmental Science of University of Calcutta

How to Apply

Candidates can obtain the application form from
The candidate has to pay Rs.100/- (in cash only) through a challan available from the University Cash Counter at the College Street/ Hazra Campus, CU. A photocopy of the challan of RET examination fee deposited by the candidate must be attached with the application form
A photocopy of the Challan of RET Examination Fee deposited by the candidate must be attached with the Application Form
Attested photo-copies of the testimonials are to be submitted along with this form. Original documents may be asked for as when required by the appropriate authority

Important Dates

Last Date of Submission of Application: 14th December 2016
Publication of List of candidates eligible for written test (after 3 pm) 16th December 2016
Date of RET Written Exam (12.00 noon): 22nd December 2016
Publication of List of candidates qualified in written test and selected for interview: 23rd December 2016

University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, Room No.: 863, 7th Floor, 35 Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata-700019, Website