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Presidency University PhD Admission 2020, Dates, Eligibility, Application

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Presidency University announces PhD Program Admission for Academic session 2020

Presidency University PhD Admission 2020 - Online Applications are invited from UGC or UGC–CSIR NET/ NET – LS qualified candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Program of Presidency University in various departments for the session 2019-2020 commencing from January 2020.


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Important Dates

  1. Last date for applying online: 16th October 2019
  2. Last date for receiving Hard copy of application along with photocopies of documents (self-signed): 18th October 2019
  3. Publication of interview/test schedule (tentative): 1st November 2019


Eligibility Criteria

Essential qualification:

  1. Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program shall have a Master’s degree with at least 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.
  2. A relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/ Person with Disability (PwD) as per UGC guidelines.
  3. UGC or UGC-CSIR NET/NET-LS qualified


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Provisional Seat Matrix:

  1. Bengali- 5 seat (3 UR, 1 ST, 1 PwD)
  2. History- 10 seats (5 UR, 3 SC, 1 ST, 1 OBC-B)
  3. Philosophy- 1 seats (1 UR)
  4. Sociology- 11 seats (3 UR, 4 SC, 1 ST, 1 OBC-A,1 OBC-B, 1 PwD)
  5. Hindi-3 seats (1 SC, 1 ST,1 OBC-A)
  6. Political Science-5 seats (2 UR, 1 SC, 1 OBC-A,1 Pwd)
  7. Chemistry-26 seats (13 UR, 6 SC, 2 ST, 2 OBC-A, 2 OBC-B, 1 Pwd)
  8. Geology-54 seats (27 UR, 12 SC, 4 ST, 5 OBC-A, 4 OBC-B, 2 Pwd)
  9. Physics-21 seats (3 UR, 3 SC,1 ST,1 OBC-A,0 OBC-B,1 Pwd)
  10. Life Sciences-37 seats (7 UR, 10 SC, 5 ST, 9 OBC-A, 2 OBC-B,3 Pwd)
  11. Geography-2 seats (1 UR,1 SC)
  12. Economics-15 seats (6 UR, 5 SC,1 ST, 1 OBC-A, 1 OBC-B,1 Pwd)
  13. Mathematics-17 seats (8 UR, 5 SC,1 ST, 1 OBC-A, 1 OBC-B,1 Pwd)
  14. Statistics-8 seats (4 UR, 2 SC,1 ST, 1 OBC-A, 1 OBC-B)
  15. Biotechnology (Newtown Campus)-6 seats (3 UR, 2 SC, 1 OBC-A)


Selection Procedure

  1. All eligible candidates will have to appear at an interview / test, conducted by the Departmental Ph.D. Selection Committee of the University. In interview the candidates will be expected to discuss their research interests.
  2. Following the admission procedure, a list of qualified candidates (preferably mentioning their areas of research interest(s)) will be published and displayed by the University through the respective faculty offices and official website.
  3. Candidates selected for the Ph.D. Programme will be attached to the respective Department at the time of their provisional admission and will be required to enroll on payment of a non-refundable fee, determined by the University.


Application Process

  1. Only online application will be considered.
  2. Candidates can apply online at https://www.presiuniv.ac.in
  3. Print out of the online generated application form along with self-attested photocopies of the essential documents need to be sent by post to the Secretary, Faculty Councils, Presidency University,  86/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073 within the last date for receiving.
  4. There is no application fee.


Presidency University Kolkata

  • Faculty Council (Arts) and Faculty Council (Science), Presidency University, 86/1 College Street, Kolkata-700073, Website www.presiuniv.ac.in