Calcutta University announced admission to PhD Programme in Genetics & Plant Breeding 2013

University of Calcutta announced admission to PhD Programme in the field of Genetics & Plant Breeding in Institute of Agricultural Science, Calcutta University

University of Calcutta was established in 1857 and is recognised as a Five Star University and a Centre with Potential for Excellence by the University Grants Commission and the National Assessment and Accreditation Council. It invites application from eligible candidates to the PhD. Programme in Genetics & Plant Breeding.

Name of Programme and Number of Seats

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in Genetics & Plant Breeding: 6 seats

Important Date

  • Date of Announcement of Notification and opening date for submission of application: 18 January 2013
  • Deadline for Submission of Application Form and 12 copies of Statement of Purpose: 11 February 2013
  • Date of Research Eligibility Test (RET): 12 February 2013 at 2 pm
  • Date of Interview: 13 February 2013 at 2 pm

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Genetics & Plant Breeding with at least 50% Marks obtained in (or allied disciplines subject to endorsement by the concerned Ph.D. Committee) from any UGC recognized University are eligible to appear in the Examination. Those who have qualified in NET/GATE/SLET or already obtained M.Phil degree would be exempted from the RET examination.

Selection Process

The candidates will be selected on the basis of Research Eligibility Test (RET) and interview by the university. RET will be of 50 marks and contain multiple choice questions or short answer type that should be completed in 1 hour.

An interview will be for RET qualified as well as NET/GATE/ SLET qualified candidates. A seminar of 10 minutes duration is to be given on work plan for each candidate.

The qualifying marks will be 40% of the total marks separately in each exam.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Candidates are requested to deposit application fee of Rs100 either by cash or DD through duly filled in C.U. Challan, endorsed by the Head of the Department.

How to Apply

Candidates are required to submit duly filled in application form along with a challan, against the payment, is to be endorsed by the Head of Department (HOD). The application should be sent to Head, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Science, Calcutta University.

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