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 Horticulture.
Name of Programme and Number of Seats
PhD Programme in Horticulture: 3 seats
- Deadline for Submission of Application Form: 25 February 2013
- Date for declaring list of eligible candidates for written exam: 26 February 2013
- Date of Research Eligibility Test (RET): 28 February 2013 from 12 noon to 1 pm
- Date for declaration of written test result: 1 March 2013
- Date of Interview: 5 March 2013 (12 noon onwards)
- Date for declaration of final result: 12 March 2013
Educational Qualification: Candidate should have cleared MSc (Ag.) in Horticulture (or similar disciplines subject to endorsement by the concerned PhD 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 RET examination. Such candidates will be allowed to directly submit a statement of purpose or research in brief and appear in the interview.
The candidates will be selected on the basis of Research Eligibility Test (RET) 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 (Ag.) in Horticulture. The written exam will be conducted in Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science 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 College Street Campus/Law College Campus, 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 Head of Department, Department of Agriculture, Institute of Agricultural Science, 51/2 Hazra Road, Kolkata 700 019.
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