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University of Calcutta PhD in Horticulture Programs 2017 Application, Date

PhD in Horticulture Programs 2017-18 | University of Calcutta Phd Admission 2017

Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, has invited application for eligible applicants for Admission Test of the PhD Program in Horticulture for the academic year 2017offered by the University of Calcutta.

Name of the Program: (Doctor of Philosophy – PhD) in Horticulture.

Name of Dept.: Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science.

Seat Availability: Total number of seats is 05 (five).

Reservation: Reservation in admission shall strictly abide by the West Bengal State Higher Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2013.

PhD Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria are as per UGC rules.

Applicants having the degree in Master of Science (Ag) in Horticulture or Allied Biological Sciences (without NET/SET/SLET/GATE) securing 50% marks (subject to endorsement by the concerned PhD Committee) from any UGC recognized University are eligible to appear in the Exam.

PhD Selection Process

Selection will be through Entrance Test & Interview.

Those who have qualified NET/GATE/SLET in the concerned discipline would be exempted from the examination. They may directly submit a statement of purpose or research brief and appear in the interview on the specified date.

All in-service applicants eligible for interview will have to produce “No objection certificate” in original from the employer at the time of RET(interview), failing so will automatically reject their claim for admission.

PhD Entrance Test

The PhD Entrance test will be of 50 marks (duration 1 hr.) consisting of both Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) and short questions. The Syllabus for the Entrance Test is attached herewith.

The successful applicants will have to appear for an interview for final selection. Declaration of names of selected applicants will be notified later (Subject to approval by the Honourable Vice Chancellor).

It will be communicated to the successful applicants through postage as well as e-mail.

University of Calcutta PhD Application Form 2017-18

All Applicants are requested to download the Application Form from the University website ( and submit the filled up Application Form, Attested copy of relevant mark-sheets, along with the receipt of deposition of Application Fee of Rs.100/-, paid through a challan (obtainable from sales counter, Hazra Law College campus, Kolkata-700019) within the due date to the Head, Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta,51/2 Hazra Road, Kolkata-700019.

No TA/DA shall be paid to the applicants for appearing in the Entrance Test or called for the Interview.

Calcutta University PhD Application Dates

Last Date for Submission of Application Form: November 13th 2017

Date of Entrance Test: November 15th 2017 (1:00 PM)

Publication of List of successful Applicants in written part: November 16th 2017 (02.00 PM)

Date of Interview: November 17th 2017 (1 P.M. onwards)

Venue: For Entrance Test: Dept. of Horticulture (1st floor, Annex Building-III, Besides Hazra Law College, 51/2 Hazra Road, Kolkata700019).

For Interview: Room of the HOD, Dept. of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science.

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