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Ph.D Economics Admission 2014 at University of Calcutta, Kolkata

Updated on Tue, 20 May 2014 at 14:30 IST
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University of Calcutta, also known as Calcutta University, West Bengal, has invited applications from eligible candidates to register for Ph.D (Doctorate of Philosophy) entrance exam (Economics) 2014. The test is being held in order to select eligible candidates for admission intoPh.D Programme in Economics, under the Department of Economics, University of Calcutta. Final admission will be made on the basis of candidate’s performance in the entrance test, followed by personal interview, to be conducted by the University


* Candidates with at least 55% marks in Economics at the M.Sc level from the University of Calcutta or at least 60% of marks in aggregate from any other UGC recognized university are eligible to take the examination
* Those who have qualified in NET/SET or already obtained M.Phil degree would be exempted from the examination
* They may directly submit a statement of purpose indicating the area of research interest (not exceeding 1000 words) and appear in the interview

Admission procedure:

The Ph.D entrance test of 100 marks for the suitable candidates will be held once in a year and the qualifying marks will be fixed at 50%; at the most 15 candidates (with full concurrence with the reservation policy) will be enrolled this year 2014

Structure of the Exam:

There will be 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ), each of 2 marks;

Questions will be on Economics Theory, Quantitative Economics and Contemporary Global and Indian Economic Problems;

MCQs will be on Microeconomic Theory (8), Macroeconomic Theory (8), Statistics, Econometrics (10) and Mathematical Economics (4) and there will be 10 MCQ on each one of the two passages meant for the test of comprehension;

The selected passages for the test of comprehension would be on Contemporary Global and Indian Economic Problems;

The eligible candidates identified through this process would be invited to submit a statement of purpose (SoP) indicating the area of research interest (not exceeding 1000 words) on which a final interview will be conducted

How to Apply

* Interested candidates should apply in the prescribed application format made available on the University website
* The duly filled in application form, along with all requisite enclosure documents, should be submitted to the department, latest by 26th May, 2014

Important Dates

Forms can be downloaded from the university website from: 26th May 2014 (Monday)
Application for Research Entrance Test (RET) without SoP to be submitted by: 20th June 2014
Submission of SoP for eligible candidates (NET/ SET/ M.Phil/RET): 21st July 2014
Date of RET Examination: 05th July 2014, Saturday from 01.00 p.m. - 03.00 p.m. in the Department of Economics, CU
Date of Publication of RET Result: 14th July 2014 (Monday)
Date of Interview: 02nd August 2014 (Saturday) from 11.00 a.m.

Test centers: Department of Economics, University of Calcutta

For Further Details


University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Formally established on the 24 January 1857, the University of Calcutta (also known as Calcutta University) (Bengali: কলকাতা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়), located in the city of Kolkata (previously Calcutta), India, is the first modern university in the Indian subcontinent. It is a state-government administered urban-based affiliating and research university. It has its main campuses in College Street, Rajabazar, Alipore, Hazra, South Sinthi and a host of affiliated colleges in greater Kolkata .
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