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Ph.D Programme in Philosophy Admission 2014 at University of Calcutta

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Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D. Programme in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta, 1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata-27. Candidates should apply in the prescribed proforma by paying Rs.100/- through a challan obtainable from College Street Campus (Cash Counter). The eligible candidates will have to appear for a written examination of two hours duration to be held in this Department on Wednesday,14.08.2014, (12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.) The list of successful candidates (written examination) will be displayed in the Notice Board of the Department by 26.08.2014. They will have to appear for an interview on Wednesday, 28.08.2014 and 29.08.2014 from 12 noon onwards. The final selection for joining this programme will be on the basis of the interview.

The allocation of supervisors will be on the basis of this interview. Those candidates who have already passed UGC / CSIR (JRF) Examinations / NET / SET/SLET /M.Phil (Philosophy only)/ Teacher Fellowship or equivalent examinations need not appear at the written examination and can directly apply to appear at the interview

Important Information :

a) Entrance test (50 marks) will comprise the following :

i) Questions on any topic (30 marks) (from a wide choice of topics in the following areas : Epistemology, Metaphysics, Analytic Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind, Social & Political Philosophy, Kant, Aristotle, Phenomenology & Existentialism, Philosophy of Language (Indian and Western), Classical and Contemporary Western Philosophy, Classical and Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Nyaya-Vaisesika,Vedanta, Comparative Religion, Logic).

ii) Comprehension (20 marks).

b) Interview (50 marks).

Important Dates

Last date for submission of application forms to the Department : 30.07.2014

c) No. of Seats : 12 ( Reservation policy will be followed as per rules)
d) List of candidates eligible to appear for the direct interview will be put up on 07.08.2014.
d) List of candidates eligible to appear for the written test will be put up on 07.08.2014.
e) List of candidates who have qualified for the written test (14.08.2014) and are eligible for the interview will be put up on 26.08.2014.
f) Interview will be held on 28.08.2014 and .29.08.2014 (if required)
g) The final list of selected candidates shall be put up latest by 17.09.2014.
h) Coursework will commence from 24.09.2014.

More 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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