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Calcutta University M.Phil and Ph.D Admissions 2019: Dates, Eligibility, Application Form and Selection Process

Zemima Khan
Zemima KhanUpdated On: April 04, 2019 04:42 pm IST

M.Phil and Ph.D students can apply for admissions 2019 at Calcutta University. The article below includes all the important details regarding the eligibility criteria, selection process, application process etc for M.Phil and Ph.D. admissions 2019.

Calcutta University M.Phil and Ph.D Admissions 2019: Dates, Eligibility, Application Form and Selection Process

Calcutta University (CU) is one of the nationally recognized Grade A university. The M.Phil and Ph.D. departments of this university are well known in the entire state of West Bengal. CU offers M.Phil and Ph.D. in most subjects such as History, Sanskrit, Culture, English, and education. Students aspiring for such courses can apply for Calcutta University Ph.D. and M.Phil admissions 2019.

Calcutta University M.Phil and Ph.D. Admissions 2019

Calcutta University(CU) invites students for M.phil and Ph.D. admissions 2019. Students who are eagerly waiting for admissions in M.phil and CU have reached the right page which would give them all details pertaining to the admission process at CU. The application process for M.Phil and Ph.D. admissions was going on till the 13th of March 2019. All interested candidates are requested to fill in the form of M.phil and Ph.D. courses at Calcutta University.

Calcutta University Ph.D. Specialisation 2019

Those who are looking to forward to pursue Ph.D. at CU can go through the list of Ph.D. specialisations at CU

Calcutta University M.Phil Specialisation 2019

Calcutta University offers the Masters of Philosophy in several courses listed below. Candidates must know all about the M.Phil Specialisation at Calcutta University. Given below are the M.Phil specialisations at CU

  • Bengali
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • History
  • Hindi
  • Arabic
  • Economics
  • Urdu
  • Sociology
  • English
  • Women’s studies
  • Persian
  • Ancient Indian History and Culture
  • Sanskrit
  • Pali
  • Political science philosophy
  • Library and information science

Calcutta University M.Phil and Ph.D.Important Dates 2019

Aspiring students waiting for CU admissions in Ph.D. and M.Phil can take a look at the M.Phil and Ph.D. important dates 2019 here:

M.Phil Important Dates 2019:

Important Events

Important Dates

Last date for application form submission

December 17, 2018

Exam Dates

From December 24, 2018-February 26, 2019

Written test result dates

From December 26, 2018-February 28, 2019

Interview dates

From December 28, 2018-March 6, 2019

Final Result

January 15, 2019 (For Hindi)

January 17, 2019 (For Philosophy, Library & Information Centre

Ph.D. Important Dates 2019:



Electronic science





Application date starts

28th Jan 2019

17th April 2019

6th Feb 2019

Submission of application form

25th March 2019

12th Feb 2019

13th Feb 2019

29th March 2019

Date of written test

26th March 2019

2nd April 2019

18th Feb 2019

3rd May 2019

27th Feb 2019

05th April 2019

Result Declaration

5th April

27th Feb 2019

8th, 12th, March 2019

Date of Interview

26th March 2019

11th April

27th Feb 2019

13th May - 20th May 2019

14th March

12th April 2019

Final list

To be announced

To be announced

To be announced

To be announced

20th March 2019

To be announced

Calcutta University Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria 2019

Every university has its own parameters. CU too has its own Ph.D. eligibility criteria to choose eligible candidates. Mentioned here is a list of Ph.D. eligibility criteria 2019 at Calcutta University:

  • Students must have a Masters degree in the respective subject either from CU or some other recognised university

  • They must have 55% marks in masters

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Subject wise Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria 2019

Every subject in CU has different eligibility criteria. Subject wise eligibility for Ph.D. admissions 2019 are as follows:


  • A student must have had NET/SET/M.Phil from any recognized university.

  • Or a candidate must have qualified RET conducted by the department

  • Students expected to get M.Phil in Economics from any of the UGC recognized university would be exempted from RET and would be eligible to sit for the interview directly.

CILL(Comparative Indian Language and literature.)

  • Candidates must have had an MA degree in CILL or any other literature subject or Literature allied subject

  • 55% marks in the subject from a recognized university

  • 50% marks for Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe/ Other Backward Caste.


  • Candidate must have 55% in aggregate or anything equivalent to B grade under UGC recognized.

  • A relaxation of 5% would be given to the reserved category. They need 50% to be eligible to apply.

Calcutta Unversity M.Phil Eligibility Criteria 2019

Given below is the M.Phil eligibility criteria 2019 at Calcutta University:

  • The candidate who has passed in MA/M S.c/M.Com/MLIS or equivalent examination with 55% marks in aggregate with such respective subject. M.A.

  • Students in the final semester of M.Phil can also apply for it professionally and can sit for the admission test but their final admission would depend on their result.

  • Candidates qualified NET or SET are exempted from the written test but not from the interview.

  • Candidates of M.A, M.Sc and other postgraduate degrees are eligible to apply for ‘Women Studies

  • Candidates having a degree of other universities are required to submit ‘Equivalence Certificate’

  • Candidates holding degrees of Open university or Distance course of any university would also have to provide equivalence certificate.

  • Candidates from reserved category must submit a ‘Domicile Certificate’ from the Central government or State Government which includes people of the following post,

  1. Deputy Collector

  2. Sub Divisional Officer

  3. District Magistrate

  4. Block Development Officer

  5. Additional District Magistrate

  6. Deputy Magistrate

  7. Superintended of Police

  8. Asst. Superintended of Police

  9. Commissioner, (Add, Joint, Asst.)

  10. Judicial Magistrate

  11. Asst. Secretary

How to Apply for Calcutta University Ph.D. and M.Phil Admissions 2019?

Calcutta University offers M.Phil and Ph.D. courses for all interested candidates. So applicants must have an idea regarding how to apply for Calcutta University M.Phil and Ph.D. admissions 2019.

How to apply for Calcutta University Ph.D. Admission 2019

  • Obtain the application form from the university website.
  • For online form filling, fill up the required fields and download it and then take a print out.
  • Fill the application form with all personal details and other details.
  • Fix a recent passport size photo.
  • Attach the required documents with the attested copy of a certificate.
  • A research proposal must be added
  • A short essay must be added to the application

How to Apply for Calcutta University M.Phil Admission 2019

  • Obtain the application form from the university website.

  • For online form filling, fill up the required fields and download it and then take a print out.

  • Fill the application form with all personal details and other details.

  • Fix a recent passport size photo.

  • Sign the application form along with the other documents.

  • Proceed for the payment.

Calcutta University Ph.D. and M.Phil Application Fee 2019

Calcutta University Ph.D and M.Phil Application fee 2019 has been given out. Aspiring candidates must know the Calcutta University Ph.D. and M.Phil application fee 2019.

Calcutta University M.Phil Application Fee

There is an application fee of Rs. 500 for general category and Rs 250 for the reserved category such as SC/ST/ PwD category.

Also, you can pay by Internet Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit card.

Candidates can also pay through SBI, collect i.e cash payment which requires for additional commission for bank transaction.

Attach a deposition receipt.

Calcutta University Ph.D. Application Fee

Calcutta University PhD application fee 2019 is given here. All applicants must go through this article to find out all details about PhD course fees 2019

  • Application fee of Rs100 must be paid through bank challan.
  • The receipt must be produced in the college office.

Documents Required for Calcutta University M.Phil and PhD Application Form 2019

Documents Required for Calcutta University M.Phil and PhD application form 2019 are given here. Candidates can take a look at all the important documents here:

  • Self Attested copies of mark sheet.
  • Original documents for admission
  • No objection certificate must be produced by the employed candidates.

Calcutta University Ph.D. and M.Phil Selection Process 2019

There is a particular selection process which is followed for Ph.D. and M.Phil admissions at Calcutta University. Candidates must know the selection process in order to be well versed with the Ph.D. and M.Phil admissions at CU

  • An entrance test of 50 marks will be conducted.

Questions on any topic carrying 30 marks would be given. The area from which the questions would be given are:

  • Metaphysics

  • Epistemology

  • Analytic Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Wittgenstein

  • Ethics

  • Philosophy of Mind

  • Social and Political Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Kant

  • Aristotle

  • Phenomenology and Existentialism

  • Philosophy of Language

  • Classical and Contemporary Western Philosophy

  • Philosophy of Religion

  • Vedanta

  • Comparative Language.

  • A comprehension passage of 20 marks

Post the entrance exam, an interview will be conducted for selecting the candidates.

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Calcutta University M.Phil and Ph.D. Course Fees 2019

Candidates must have an idea about Calcutta University M.Phil and Ph.D. course fees 2019 before they apply for admissions at Calcutta University. The fee structure for M.Phil and Ph.D. courses at Calcutta University is not available now and the University may change the fee without prior notice. Please visit the official site for more details about the fee structure.

You can also fill up our CAF i.e Common Application Form to apply for the best colleges for Ph.D. and M.Phil in India.


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