University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata announces Entrance Exam (RET) for Admission to PhD Program in Education for Session 2024


Calcutta University PhD Admission2024 in EducationUniversity of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata invites applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Education for the academic session 2024 through Entrance Exam (RET)The admission to the PhD program is guided by the ‘University of Calcutta (Regulation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Ph. D), Regulation 2016’ and other relevant rules of the University. Admission to the program will be given after a written Entrance Test (RET) followed by a persona; interview (viva). Read on for more details on University of Calcutta PhD Admission 2024 in Education


Important Dates 

  • Last date of submission of application 23. 02. 2024
  • List of eligible candidates for RET to be displayed To be announced later on
  • Date of RET (Written Part) Examination To be announced later on
  • Declaration of Results of the successful candidates in the RET: To be announced later on
  • RET (Interview Part): To be announced later on
  • UGC/CSIR (JRF) Exam, NET/SET/SLET/M. Phil, Teacher Fellow in Education: To be announced later on *
  • Publication of the final list of candidates qualified for enrolment in the PhD Program: After getting approval from the


Eligibility Criteria for Calcutta University PhD in Education Admission 2024

  • Eligible candidates shall have Master’s Degree in Education/M.Ed with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade B+ in the UGC 7 point scale or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed
  • A relaxation of 5% marks, from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled candidates as per UGC guidelines
  • Those candidates who have already passed UGC/CSIR (JRF) Exams NET/SET/SLET/M.Phil, Teacher Fellow in Education need not appear at the written exam and can directly apply to appear at the interview


Application Process

  • Applications are invited for admission to Ph. D programme in Education, Department of Education, University of Calcutta, 1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata – 27. The proforma for application is available in the University Website
  • Application form duly filled in together with receipt of Rs.100/- paid online through SBI Collect ( SB Collect – payment for miscellaneous fees – application for admission to Ph. D) are to be submitted to the following e-mail id: [email protected] within 23rd February 2024


Selection Process

  • Selection will be based on written examination & Interview.


Research Entrance Test (RET)

  • A written test will be held for 50 marks with a duration of 1 hour through offline mode. The questions for the Entrance Test will be based on Research Methodology and Statistical Analysis as laid in UGC NET syllabus in Education. The questions will be prepared in the English language.

Qualifying marks for Entrance Test: –

  • 50% for general category and 45% for SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled category.

Interview (viva) of 50 marks: –

  • All the candidates who qualify in the Entrance Test/RET and the candidates who are exempted from the Entrance Test under the Regulation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Ph. D Regulation 2016 will have to appear for interview, subject to equivalence clearance from the Register’s office, wherever required.
  • The final selection for joining this programme and the allocation of the supervisors will be made on the basis of the final interview.
  • Publication of the final list of candidates qualified for enrolment in the Ph. D programme will be displayed at the Departmental notice board and University website as and when approval is received.

For more details and to apply, please visit the official website