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 for PhD Programmes in Department of Botany.
Name of Programme and Number of Seats
PhD Programme in Botany: 45 seats
- Deadline for Submission of Application Form: 24 April 2013
- Date of Eligibility Test: 2 May 2013 from 1 pm
- Date for declaration of written test result: 10 May 2013
- Date of Interview: 15 May 2013
Educational Qualification: Candidate should have Post Graduate degree in Botany (or allied disciplines, subject to endorsement by the concerned Ph. D Committee)
Note: Candidates who have already qualified in UGC-CSIR (JRF) NET/GATE/SLET/ Teacher Fellowship or equivalent examination or already have an MPhil degree would be exempted from the eligibility test. Such candidates will be allowed to directly appear for the interview.
The candidates will be selected on the basis of eligibility test and interview by the university. The written test will be of 50 marks & will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and will have questions from MSc in Botany. The written exam will be conducted in Department of Botany at Calcutta University.
The interview will be conducted for candidates who are successful in Written Test along with those candidates who have already cleared eligibility tests like NET, GATE, SLET etc.
Application Fee and Mode of Payment
The application fee of Rs 100 in cash should only be submitted in the form of Calcutta University (CU) Cash Challan that can be obtained and submitted at the cash counter at Calcutta University.
How to Apply
Candidates are required to submit duly filled in application form along with a challan, against the payment, to be endorsed by the Head of Department (HOD). The filled in form along with a photocopy of the challan of RET examination fee deposited by the candidate is to be submitted to the Department of Botany, University of Calcutta, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata – 700019.
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