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University of Calcutta PhD French Admission 2018


Calcutta University PhD French Admission 2018

University of Calcutta PhD French Admission 2018- Department of French, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, invites application for admission to Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in French, commencing in 2018. Admission to the PhD Programs is done through the Written Test

The eligible candidates will have to appear in a written examination of two hours duration that will be held in Department on 24th August 2018 (Tuesday) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the written exam and from 12:30 p.m. for the viva-voce

Also See : Admissions Notification 2018

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 22nd August 2018
  • Date of Written Test & Viva Voce to be held on 24th August 2018 (Friday, 10.30 am to 12.30 pm)
  • List of successful candidates will be displayed on the Notice Board of the Dept. 28th August 2018

No. of Seats

  • 05 (Five) Reservation Policy will be followed as per rules

Also See : Phd Admissions 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have passed Master degree in relevant discipline from any of the recognized Universities


  • Those candidates who have already passed UGC/ CSIR (JRF) Exams/NET/SET/SLET/Teacher Fellowship or equivalent examinations need not appear for the written exam and can directly apply for the interview using the same application form
  • The Entrance Test will be based on the syllabus prescribed for the Master’s Program of the Department of French, University of Calcutta

Selection Process

  • The final selection for joining this program will be on the basis of the interview

Entrance Test

  • Written & Viva Voce Full marks: 200
  1. Short notes on Literature/ Translation/ Linguistics/ FLE/ Francophone Lit., (six topics to be chosen from twelve): 30
  2. Essay on Literature/ Linguistics/ FLE/ Translation theory (1 topic to be chosen from a choice of 4 questions): 25
  3. Translation of a passage of approx. 100 words (French-English or English-French): 20
  4. Essay on a current affair based topic (Indo-French relations/ political, economic or social relevance): 25
  • Viva-Voce: presentation of the topic of research, tentative synopsis (4000-5000 words): 100


Application Procedure

  • Candidates should apply in the prescribed proforma by paying Rs.100/- through a challan in cash only obtainable from College Street Campus (cash counter)
  • For more information, visit the university website www.caluniv.ac.in


University of Calcutta

Dept. of French, Asutosh Building, College Street Campus, Kolkata-71, Website www.caluniv.ac.in



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