Calcutta University PhD Economics Admission 2018

University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata PhD Economics Admissions 2018


University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata invites applications for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programin Economics for the academic session 2018


These details are crucial if you are interested for admission in PhD Program at University of Calcutta



Candidate has to have either NET/SET/M. Phil (from any recognized university with 2-semester/1-year course work) or has to qualify in the research entrance test (RET) conducted by the department

Those who are expected to obtain M. Phil in Economics (or related discipline like Development Studies, Foreign Policy Management, etc. with Master’sDegree in Economics) from any UGC recognized university by 10th October 2017 would also be exempted from RET and be eligible to appear directly in the interview


Selection Procedure

Selection will be on the basis of the Research Entrance Test (RET) followed by an interview conducted by the university.


Structure of the Exam
The examination time will be one hour and thirty minutes; there will be 40 multiple choice questions (MCQ), each of 2 marks; there will be an essay of 20 marks; questions will be on Economic Theory, Quantitative Economics and Contemporary Global and Indian Economic Problems;

MCQs will be on Microeconomic Theory (12), Macroeconomic Theory (10), Statistics, Econometrics (10) and Mathematical Economics (8). The essay will be from Contemporary Global and Indian Economic Problems

The eligible candidates identified through RET/ NET/SET/MPhil have to submit statement of purpose (SoP) indicating the area of research interest (not exceeding 1000 words) on which a final interview will be conducted

The SoP has to be submitted at the time of application itself

Those who are expected to obtain M.A/M.Sc. in Economics from any UGC recognised university by would also be eligible to apply for RET

However, the final selection of these candidates would be contingent on their obtaining at least 55% of marks in aggregate in their M.A./ M.Sc. Exam from the University of Calcutta/ 60% of marks from any other UGC recognised university



How to Apply for University of Calcutta PhD Economics RET 2018

Interested candidates should apply in the prescribed application format made available on the University Website

The duly filled in application form, along with all requisite enclosure documents, should be submitted to the department, latest by 20th November 2017

For any further details regarding application, eligibility criteria and admission procedure, candidates are requested to visit the University Website


Important Dates


Forms can be downloaded from the university website from: 06th November 2017 (Monday)


Application for PhD Program including that for the RETwith SoP to be submitted by 20th November 2017


Date of RET Exam: 27th November 2017 (Monday) at 3.30-5.00 p.m. in the Dept. of Economics


Date of Publication of RET Result: 01st December 2017 (Friday)


Date of Interview: 06th & 07th December 2017


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

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