Presidency University Calcutta PhD Admission 2017 Eligibility, Dates

Phd Admission 2017 at Presidency university Calcutta – Eligibility, Application Form, Selection Procedure, Application Procedure, Important Dates, Entrance Exam and more

Presidency University Calcutta has invited application for PhD Program (Full Time/ Part Time) in the areas of Engineering, Management, Science and Humanities, from the eligible applicants for 2017-18 sessions.

Scholarship Details

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

Presidency University Calcutta PhD Admission 2017 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 applicant must be a full time employee of Presidency Group of Institutions. The applicant must submit the application for admission to the PhD Program through the Head of the Department / Institution in which the applicant is a faculty member/full time employee.

The applicant 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 applicant 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 applicant will be given leave for the duration of one academic term of the University to complete the mandatory Ph.D. coursework requirements.

Presidency University Calcutta PhD Admission 2017 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 applicants 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 applicants 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 applicant on the basis of the following criteria:

Applicant 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 applicant.

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/-

Presidency University Calcutta PhD Admission 2017 Application Process

Interested applicants, 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,


Presidency University Calcutta PhD Admission 2017 Important Dates

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

Date of Entrance Exam and Interview: July 23rd 2017

Announcement of list of selected Applicants: July 26th 2017

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

Date of Provisional Registration: August 07th 2017

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