University of Calcutta MPhil in Economics Admission 2016

MPhil Admission 2016 in Economics at University of Calcutta

University of Calcutta has invited applications for admission to the 2 year M.Phil Program in Economics for 2016-18 sessions.

Number of Seats: The number of seats is 15 (inclusive of reservation for all categories).

Eligibility Criteria

Any applicant who has passed the M.A./M.Sc. Exam in Economics of this University with 55% marks in aggregate (SC/ST with 50% marks) or with 60% marks in aggregate of any other recognized University is eligible to apply to the M.Phil Program.

Students, likely to complete MA/M.Sc. Part-II Exam in Economics by 30th June 2016, are also eligible to apply; their admission will be provisional subject to satisfying minimum eligibility criterion by 31st August 2016.

Selection Process

Selection will be on the basis of an entrance test followed by an interview. Applicants who have qualified in NET, SET or equivalent national level examination are exempt from the entrance test, but not from the interview.

The applicants, found eligible through entrance test and those exempted from entrance test, would be invited to submit a Statement clarifying their Expression of Interest on which a final interview will be conducted.

The list of finally selected applicants (on the basis of final interview only) would be posted in the University web-site and Departmental Notice Board.

Structure of the Entrance Test

The M.Phil Entrance Test is of 100 marks. The qualifying mark is 50%. Duration of the test is two hours. There will be 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ), each of 2 marks.

For each MCQ there will be negative marking (1 mark).

MCQs will be on Microeconomic Theory (30 marks), Macroeconomic Theory (30 marks), Statistics, Econometrics (20 marks) and Mathematical Economics (20 marks).

Reservation: Reservation for SC, ST and Physically Handicapped will be made as per University/ Govt. Rules.

Course Fees: Rupees Rs.4000/- in cash are to be paid by the selected applicants at the time of admission.

Application Forms

Application forms would be available on C.U. website from June 08th 2016 (Wednesday). The Application fees of Rs.500/- should be deposited into the C.U. Cash Counter under the head “Fees for Form for M.Phil Course in Economics for the session 2016-18” from 11.00 am to 02.00 pm on all working days up to June 14th 2016.

Submission of Forms

Completed application forms along with computerized money receipt will be received by the office of the Senior Secretary, University College of Arts and Commerce (UCAC) College Street Campus, Asutosh Building, Ground Floor, Room No. 3G between 11.00 am and 03.00 pm on all working days up to June 14th 2016.

Important Dates

Availability of Application Forms on CU Website from: June 08th 2016

Last date of Receipt of Application: June 14th 2016 (11.00 am to 03.00 pm)

Date of Publication of List of applicants eligible to sit in the entrance test: June 24th 2016

Date of Entrance (Written) Test: July 04th 2016 (Monday 01.00 to 03.00 pm in the Dept.)

Date of Publication of Entrance Test Result: July 11th 2016

Last date of Receipt of SoP: July 18th 2016 (Friday), in the Dept.

Date of Interview: 01st – 02nd August 2016

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