Presidency University Calcutta PhD Admission 2017-18

Presidency University PhD Admission 2017-18

Presidency University invites application for PhD Program (Full Time/ Part Time) in the areas of Engineering, Management, Science and Humanities, from the eligible candidates for the year 2017-18

As per UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for award of M. Phil and PhD Degrees) Regulations, 2016

Research Fellowship

Research Fellowship is available for a limited number of meritorious full time scholars

Scholarship Details

Presidency University Research Fellowship: Rs 20000 per month for the first two years and Rs 24000 per month for the third year

Eligibility Criteria

Master’s Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory, regulatory body, with a good academic record and a minimum of 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 – point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever the grading system is followed)

M.Phil. Degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 – point scale in the M.Phil. Program coursework

Part Time Internal:

The candidate must be a full time employee of Presidency Group of Institutions. The candidate must submit the application for admission to the PhD Program through the Head of the Department /Institution in which the candidate is a faculty member/full time employee

The candidate shall give an undertaking to the effect that as a faculty member of the University, he/she will continue to undertake and complete all the academic and administrative work assigned by the Department/Institution, while being an Internal Research Scholar

Part Time External:

The candidate must submit a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer to the effect that the duties allotted by the employer will allow the required time for pursuit of the research work, and, that the candidate will be given leave for the duration of one academic term of the University to complete the mandatory Ph.D. coursework requirements

Selection Process

The selection process has two stages:

Stage 1 – Entrance Test: The University shall conduct a Ph.D. Entrance Test, an all-India basis. The candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, or the minimum equivalent grade as decided by the University in the Entrance Test, to qualify for the Interview/Viva-Voce.

Stage 2 – Interview/Viva-Voce: The candidates who have qualified in the Entrance Test would be required to appear before an Interview Panel of the concerned Department (appointed by the Chairman, R&IC). The interview/viva-voce process shall consist of assessing the candidate on the basis of the following criteria:

Candidate shall present a brief research proposal (of about 500 words) to the interview panel. The proposal shall highlight the applicant’s area of interest of the applicant and an overview of the his/her intended direction of research. The panel will assess the research orientation and the preparedness of the candidate

Tuition Fee

Category/Annual Fee Details (INR)

Full Time Rs.10,0000/-

Part Time –Extremal – Rs.10,0000/-

Part Time – Internal – Rs.25,000/-

Fee at the time of submission of Synopsis/Thesis (all categories) Rs.15000/-

Application Process

Interested candidates, download the application from and send the filled application forms along with the necessary documents (as specified in the application form”) and the non-refundable application fee of Rs.1000/- in the form of DD (in favor of The Registrar, Presidency University, payable at Bangalore) or through NEFT (Saving A/c: 11890100132860, IFSC Code: FDRL0001189,

Name of Beneficiary: Presidency University, Bank Details: Federal Bank, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore) to

The Registrar

Presidency University,

Itgalpur, Rajankunte,


Interested candidates may contact the respective research supervisors through mail for further details

Important Dates

Last Date for Submission of filled Application: 15th July 2017

Date of Entrance Exam and Interview: 23rd July 2017

Announcement of list of selected Candidates:    26th July 2017

Last date for Payment of Fee(1st Installment): 01st August 2017 [50% of the tuition fee]

Date of Provisional Registration: 07th August 2017


Presidency University, Bangalore

The Registrar, Presidency University, Itgalpur, Rajankunte, Bangalore-560064, Website

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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