Admissions to Ph.D. Programme 2017 (Chemistry) | University of Calcutta


Department of Chemistry
University of Calcutta

University College of Science
Rashbehari Shiksha Prangan
92 APC Road, Kolkata 700 009

Advertisement for admission to the Ph. D. Program in the Department of Chemistry, January-2017

Applications are invited for admission to the Ph. D. Program of the Department of Chemistry, CU.

Candidates willing to pursue their research work, leading subsequently to Ph. D. (Sc.) Degree of the University of Calcutta, should apply in the format given below after paying Rs. 100/- in the University Cash Counter (as application fee for Ph. D. admission) through a challan obtainable from the Sales Counter at CU.

In this connection, a written MCQ Examination of 1 hour duration will be held in the department on February 16, 2017 at 12 Noon. This will be based on B. Sc. (Hons.) and M. Sc. Syllabi of this University. Successful candidates will be called for an interview/ counseling on the same day (16.02.2017) at 3:00 PM in the department. The final selection will be made on the basis of the overall performance of the candidates. At present, approximately a maximum of 33 students will be taken for the Ph. D. Program.

Reservation policy shall be followed as per West Bengal Higher Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2013.

The allocation of a supervisor for a selected student shall depend on the number of vacancies under each supervisor, the research interest of the student as indicated during the interview by the student and, finally, in consultation with the respective student and the faculty member.


Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s degree or a degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body of this University, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed). A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled candidates.

Candidates who already cleared the UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examinations / NET / SET / SLET /GATE or have obtained DST INSPIRE Fellowship /Teacher fellowship or have passed equivalent examinations or passed the M.Phil./ M.Tech / M.D/ M.E./ M.Pharm or equivalent examination, need to appear at the interview directly, skipping the written test.

The candidates are asked to apply to the HOD, Chemistry, CU, within 10 days from the date of advertisement.

All candidates should apply in plain paper using the format supplied below:

Application Form

Admission Notice

Application Deadline – 28th January 2017

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