Calcutta University announced admission to PhD Programme in Pali 2013

Here you find details about admission to PhD Programme in Pali by University of Calcutta. The last date to apply for the course is 11 March 2013

Created On: Feb 27, 2013 14:57 IST

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 Pali.

Name of Programme and Number of Seats

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme in Pali: 15 seats

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission of Application Form: 11 March 2013
  • Date of Written Test: 13 March 2013
  • Date for interview: 15 March 2013
  • List of successful candidates will be displayed on: 18 March 2013

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: Postgraduate degree in relevant subject from a UGC recognized university

Note: Candidates who have already cleared MPhil/ NET/ SET or equivalent are exempted from appearing for the written examination and can directly apply to appear for the interview.

Selection Process

The candidates will be selected on the basis of Written Test and interview by the university. The written test will be of 50 marks and an essay on Buddhism of 25 marks. The interview will be of 50 marks and will be conducted for candidates who are successful in Written Test.

The candidates shall be asked questions on Origin and Homeland of Pali, History of Pali literature, Fundamental principles of Buddhism, Spread of Buddhism, Buddhist Order of Monks and Nuns, Buddhist Schools and Sects, Buddhist Councils, and Decline of Buddhism in India.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

General and OBC candidates will have to pay Rs 100 as the application fee while the fee for applicants belonging to SC/ST/ PWD category is Rs 25. The application fee should only be submitted in the form of Demand Draft from Nationalised Bank payable at Delhi in the name of Head, Department of Pali, University of Calcutta, Kolkata.

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). Besides this, candidates should also send one page research proposal and copies of M.A. mark sheet and NET / SET / M.Phil, certificate (if applicable) and submit it to the Head, Department of Pali, Asutosh Building, 87/1, College Street, Kolkata 700073 before the last date.

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