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PhD in Statistics Program 2014, University of Calcutta

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PhD in Statistics Program 2014, University of Calcutta

PhD in Statistics Program 2014, University of Calcutta

University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata, announces admission for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Statistics for 2014 session.

No. of Seats in the PhD Program: 58


Candidates with an M.Sc or equivalent degree in Statistics and allied subjects from any UGC recognized University / Institute are eligible to apply for admission in the PhD programme

Admission Procedure:

PhD in Statistics Program 2014, University of Calcutta

* The admission procedure consists of a written test followed by an interview for candidates successful in the same
* Those who have qualified NET / SET (Mathematical Sciences) / GATE (Mathematics) or hold a UGC Teachers’ Fellowship or already obtained M.Phil in Statistics and allied subjects or M.Tech (QR&OR) degree of ISI prior to the application deadline will be exempted from the written examination but will have to appear in the interview
* The written test is common to the PhD and M.Phil programmes for the year 2014
* However, for exercising this choice, such a candidate must have applied also for the M.Phil programme by the relevant deadline

Structure of the Written Exam

1) There will be 25 multiple choice questions each carrying 2.5 marks out of which one has to answer 20 questions; if a candidate answers more than 20, only the first 20 answered will be evaluated

2) There will be 15 short answer type questions of 5 marks each out of which one has to answer 10 questions; if a candidate attempts more than 10, only the first 10 attempted will be evaluated

3) Pass marks for the test will be announced in due course

4) Candidates successful in the written examination would have to compete with other eligible candidates who have already cleared NET/SET/GATE/M.Phil / M.Tech (QR&OR) at the interview stage; the list of finally selected candidates would be posted in the University website and Departmental Notice Board

5) Candidates selected for the final interview will be required to specify his/her areas of interest by a specified date before the interview

However, the selection committee may, at its discretion, require a candidate to opt for a topic/area other than his/her initial choice before admitting him/her into the PhD programme

The final date for submitting the brief will be announced along with the intimation for the interview

Application Form

Filled in application form along with application fees of Rs.200/- (for general candidates) and Rs.100/- (for SC/ST/PH candidates) either by Demand Draft in favour of ‘Calcutta University’ or by C.U. Cash challan deposited at Calcutta University cash counter to be deposited in “The Office of the Secretary, UCSTA, C.U. Rajabazar Science College Campus, 92 APC Road, Kolkata-700009″

Important Dates

Last date of submission of application form: 26th September 2014
Date of common written test: 14th October 2014 (12.00 noon ‐ 02.00 pm)
Result of common written test: 21st October 2014
Date of Interview: 05th November 2014 (from 12.00 noon)
Date of publication of selection list: 17th November 2014


University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata,

Forms are available on the website

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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