PhD Journalism and Mass Communication Courses 2018 at Calcutta University, PhD Entrance Exam
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University of Calcutta, Kolkata has invited applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy – PhD Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication for the 2018 sessions.
PhD Eligibility Criteria
Applicants for admission to the Ph.D program shall have a Master’s degree or a degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body of this University, 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% 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 applicants as per the decision of the UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
PhD Selection Procedure
Selection will be made on the basis of a Written Test followed by an Interview.
Those who will qualify for the Written Test will have to appear for an Interview. Applicants with NET/SET/ M.Phil are not required to appear for the Written Test and are eligible to apply for appearing in the Interview directly.
Seats are reserved for SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/ Physically Handicapped (PH) applicants as per the West Bengal Higher Education Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2013.
PhD Exam Structure
The question paper will be of MCQ type containing 100 questions of 2 marks each. For each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.
Topics for the Test:
Paper I (100 marks, 50 questions): General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability, Comprehension Skill.
Paper II (100 marks, 50 Questions): Journalism and Mass Communication, Research Techniques, etc.
Questions are set in English
The Qualifying Marks for the Written Test: 50% (for General applicants); 45% (for OBC-A and OBC-B applicants); 37.5% (for SC/ST applicants) in individual papers to qualify for the interview.
University of Calcutta PhD Application Process
Interested applicants should apply in the prescribed application format made available on the University Website www.caluniv.ac.in.
The Application Form, duly filled in, is to be submitted (Working days/Monday-Friday, 11.00 am -2.30 pm) to the Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Calcutta, after payment of Rs.100/- only in cash to be deposited in the Calcutta University Cash Counter by challan.
University of Calcutta PhD Admission Last Date 2018
Forms can be downloaded from the university website from: December 21st 2017
Last Date for submission of application form: January 05th 2018
Date of Entrance Exam: December 6th 2018 (Paper I: 12noon – 12:45 pm and Paper II: 12:45 pm -1:30 pm) Venue: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Calcutta
List of applicants with NET/SET/ M. Phil for appearing directly for interview: January 09th 2018 at 1pm
Publication of the list of applicants obtained qualifying marks in the Written Test: January 10th 2018 at 3pm
Date of Interview: January 13th 2018 at 11am (Venue: Department of Journalism and Mass Communication)
Publication of the list of applicants selected for enrolment: January 16th 2018 at 4.00 pm
University of Calcutta
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Calcutta, Hardinge Building, Second Floor, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073, Website www.caluniv.ac.in.