University of Calcutta PhD in Genetics Admission 2023 through Research Eligibility Test (RET), Apply now


Calcutta University PhD Admission 2023 – University of Calcutta (Kolkata) invites applications for admission to the PhD Program in the Department of the Genetics & Plant Breeding through Research Eligibility Test (RET) for the academic session 2023


Calcutta University PhD Admission 2023


Important Dates

  • Submission of application: 29.09.2023 to 12.10.2023
  • List of eligible candidates for written examination to be conveyed via email: 13.10.2023
  • Date of RET (written part) Exam (offline) 06.11. 2023
  • Date of declaration of results of the written part of RET (to be conveyed via email) on: 07.11.2023


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates for admission to the PhD program shall have a Master’s degree in Genetics & Plant Breeding 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) are eligible to apply.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per UGC Ph.D. Regulations, 2016.
  • Those who have qualified in NET/GATE/ or have obtained DST INSPIRE Fellowship would be exempted from the Ph.D. entrance test. They may directly submit a statement of purpose or research in brief and appear in the interview.


Application Process

  • Candidates should apply to the Head, Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, in the proforma mentioned ( by paying Rs. 100/- through a challan obtainable in the College Street cash counter and Law College Cash Counter of the University of Calcutta or through online (


Exam Structure

  • PhD Entrance Test  (Research Eligibility Test) 06th November 2023
  • The entrance test will be of 50 marks.
  • The question pattern will be of objective type or short answer type.
  • The Duration of the entrance test will be one hour.
  • The qualifying marks for Entrance Test will be 50%
  • An interview will be held for entrance test qualified candidates as well as candidates having NET/GATE/or have obtained DST Fellowship. Successful candidates will be eligible to register for their PhD in Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding


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


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