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Calcutta University Ph.D. Programme in Environmental Science, 2014

Ph.D. Programme in Environmental Science, 2014
Department of Environmental Science
University of Calcutta

Ph.D. Programme in Environmental Science, 2014
Department of Environmental Science
University of Calcutta
RET Examination in Environmental Science 2014
Admission to Ph.D Programme in Environmental Science

Applications are invited for admission to the Ph.D programme in Environmental Science. Candidates willing to pursue research work leading to the Ph.D (Sc.) degree in Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, should apply in the format (to be downloaded from the university website) and submit to the Office of the Environmental Science Department, after paying Rs. 100/- (in cash only) at the University Cash Counter through a challan available from the University Cash Counter at the CU College Street Campus /Law Campus, CU. A photocopy of the challan of RET examination fee deposited by the candidate must be attached to the application form.


Candidates from Environmental Science and allied subjects may apply subject to the clearance of equivalence from the University. They should complete RET formalities by the examination board of the concerned department.

The candidate should have Chemistry as a combination subject at the bachelor’s level. Percentage at the Master’s level should be at least 55% marks.

Those candidates who have already passed NET/SET/GATE/M.Phil or equivalent examination need not appear at the written test and can apply directly for the interview.


Examination will be for 50 marks of one hour duration. There will be 50 (MCQ), each of 1 mark. Syllabus of the examination will follow the post graduate environmental science syllabus. (Structure of the syllabus is available from the university website).

Note :

  • Maximum upto 15 candidates will be selected for the year 2014. Reservation will be followed as per existing rules.
  • Qualifying the RET written examination does not guarantee admission to Ph.D. programme. The candidate has to state the probable name of the supervisor (with a brief plan of work justifying its entry into Ph.D programme in Environmental Science and the suggested supervisor’s laboratory) at the time of interview. The supervisors should be from those approved by the Ph.D committee of the Environmental Science Department. Names of approved supervisors who are interested to absorb RET qualified candidates in their research programmes are displayed on the Notice Board of the Environmental Science Department. Please note that the RET qualification does not ensure research fellowship.

  Important Dates  
Last Date of Submission of Application 26.03.2014
Date of RET written examination (MCQ type 50 marks:1hour duration. 2pm-3pm) 09.04.2014
Publication of list of candidates qualified in written test and selected for interview (at 3:00 P.M.) 11.04.2014
Date of Interview (1 pm onwards [Candidates declared successful in written examination and candidates applied with eligibility tests like NET / SET / GATE / M.Phil.,etc]) 21.04.2014

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