Presidency University Calcutta announces Admission to  PhD Program  for Session 2024, Apply now


Presidency University PhD Admission 2024 – Online Applications are invited from UGC or UGC – CSIR NET / NET – LS or DBT-BET (only for Institute of Health Sciences) or ICMR-NET (only for Institute of Health Sciences) qualified candidates for admission to the PhD Program of Presidency University  offered in various departments / school / institute for the academic session 2024-25 commencing from February 2024


Presidency University PhD Admission 2024


PhD Department

  • Bengali; Hindi; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Chemistry; Economics; Geography; Geology; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Physics; Statistics; Institute of Health Science (Newtown Campus)


Important Dates

  • Start Date for Applying Online: 31/01/2024
  • Start date for online payment: 31/01/2024
  • Last date for applying online: 18/02/2024
  • Last date for online payment: 18/02/2024
  • Last Date for receiving Hard Copy of the application: 20/02/2024
  • Interview/test schedule : Will be communicated to short listed candidates


Eligibility Criteria for Presidency University PhD Admission 2024

  • 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.
  • 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
  • UGC or UGC-CSIR NET/NET-LS qualified. ICMR-NET, DBT-BET qualified candidates are also eligible to apply for Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) only.


Application Process

  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • Candidates can apply online at
  • 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.
  • There is no application fee.


Selection Procedure

  • All applicants are required to upload a research proposal within 500 words. Applicants may be shortlisted by the department/school/institute based on the research proposals/area of availability of guide in the proposed research areas and other academic criteria. 
  • All eligible candidates will have to appear at a test and interview / interview, conducted by the Departmental Ph.D. Selection Committees of the University.
  •  In the interview, the candidates will be expected to discuss their research interests. Following the selection procedure, a list of qualified candidates (preferably mentioning their areas of research interest(s) will be published and displayed by the University through the official website. 
  • Candidates selected for the Ph.D. Programme will be attached to the respective Department/ School/ Institute at the time of their provisional admission and will be required to enroll on payment of a non-refundable fee, determined by the University. 


For more details and apply, please visit the official website


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