University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata announces Admission to PhD (Ag.) Degree in Horticulture for Session 2024, Apply now


Calcutta University PhD Horticulture Admission 2024 – Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, Calcutta University, invites applications for admission to PhD (Ag.) Degree in Horticulture Program for the academic year 2024-25. Candidates willing to pursue research work leading subsequently to the PhD (Ag.) degree in Horticulture, University of Calcutta, should apply in the prescribed format along with necessary documents.


Calcutta University PhD Horticulture Admission 2024



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  • No TA/DA shall be paid to the candidates for appearing in the Entrance Test or called for the Interview.


Important Dates

  • Last date of submission of application (both for Written Part and Interview Part): 20.03.2024
  • List of eligible candidates for written examination to be displayed in the Department’s Notice Board on 21.03.2024
  • Date of RET (Written part) Exam: 02.04.2024
  • MCQ & Short Answer Type: 50
  • Marks: One hour Duration: 12.00 hrs—13.00 hours
  • VENUE: Dept. of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science
  • Declaration of Results: 03.04.2024 at 4 P.M.
  • RET (interview part) 04-04-2024 (12 noon onwards) for candidates
  • Venue: Dept. of Horticulture


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates having a degree in Master of Science (Ag) in Horticulture or Allied Biological Sciences (without NET/SET/SLET/GATE) securing 50% marks from any UGC recognized University are eligible to appear in the written part of the Examination. (Selection will be through Entrance Test & Interview).
  • The eligible candidates will have to appear at a written examination (MCQ and Short answer type) of 1 hour to be held in the Department of Horticulture, the details of which are appended below. Successful candidates (Qualification benchmark- 50% of the total marks of the written examination) will be called for an interview


Application Process

  • All candidates are requested to download the Application Form from University website and submit the filled up Application Form, One passport size photo, Self-attested copy of relevant mark sheets, Proof of age and Certificate supporting reserve category, along with the receipt of deposition of Application Fee of 100/- (One hundred only) paid through a challan obtainable in the College Street cash counter of the University of Calcutta or through State Bank Collect online


Selection Procedure

  • For final selection of the candidate, a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30% to the performance in the interview/ viva-voce shall be given which is as per to the clause 5.4.2 of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of M.Phil/Ph.D Degree) Regulation 2016.
  • The allocation of supervisor will be made on the basis of this interview to be held in the Department of Horticulture. Those candidates who have already passed UGC-CSIR-ICAR NET/SET/SLET/GATE/Teacher Fellowship or equivalent examination need not appear at the written test and can directly apply for the interview and for them a weightage of 100% shall be given for the interview only
  • All those called for an interview will have to submit a statement of purpose or research brief and appear in the interview on the specified date.


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