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Calcutta University RET PhD Horticulture Research Entrance Test 2017

CU RET 2017 University of Calcutta PhD Horticulture Entrance Test


Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, invites application for eligible candidates for Admission Test of the PhD Programme in Horticulture for the academic year 2017offered by University of Calcutta

Name of the Program: (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD) in Horticulture

Name of Dept.: Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science

Seats Availability: Total number of seats is 05 (five)



Reservation in admission shall strictly abide by the West Bengal State Higher EducationalInstitutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2013


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are as per UGC rules

Candidates having degree in Master of Science(Ag) in Horticulture or Allied BiologicalSciences (without NET/SET/SLET/GATE) securing 50% marks (subject to endorsementby the concerned PhDCommittee) from any UGC recognized University are eligible to appear in the Exam


Selection Process

Selection will be through Entrance Test & Interview

Those who have qualified NET/GATE/SLET in the concerned discipline would beexempted from the examination. They may directly submit a statement of purpose orresearch brief and appear in the interview on the specified date

All in-service applicants eligible for interview will have to produce "No objection certificate" inoriginal from the employer at the time of RET(interview), failing so will automatically reject theirclaim for admission



Entrance Test

The PhDEntrance test will be of 50 marks (duration 1 hr.) consisting of both Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) and short questions. The Syllabus for the Entrance Test is attached herewith

The successful candidates will have to appear for an interview for final selection.Declaration of names of selected candidates will be notified later (Subject to approval bythe Honourable Vice Chancellor)

It will be communicated to the successful candidatesthrough postage as well as e-mail



All Candidates are requested to download the Application Form from the University website(www.caluniv.ac.in) and submit the filled up Application Form, Attested copy of relevant marksheets, along with the receipt of deposition of Application Fee of Rs.100/-, paid through a challan(obtainable from sales counter, Hazra Law College campus, Kolkata-700019) within the due dateto the Head, Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta,51/2 Hazra Road, Kolkata-700019
No TA/DA shall be paid to the candidates for appearing in the Entrance Test or called for theInterview


Important Dates


Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 13th November2017


Date of Entrance Test: 15th November2017 (1:00 PM)


Publication of List of successful Candidates in written part: 16th November2017 (02.00 PM)


Date of Interview: 17th November2017 (1 P.M. onwards)


Venue: For Entrance Test: Dept. of Horticulture(1st floor, Annex Building-III,Besides Hazra Law College, 51/2 Hazra Road, Kolkata700019)


For Interview:Room of the HOD, Dept. of Horticulture, Institute ofAgricultural Science


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