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University of Calcutta - Admission to Ph.D. Programme (RET 2020) in Applied Physics (Electrical Engineering)

Department of Applied Physics
Admission Test for admission to Ph.D. Programme in Applied Physics (Electrical Engineering)
RET 2020
Notification for admission in the PhD Programme (RET2020) in Applied Physics (Electrical Engineering)
Total No. of Seats in Electrical Engineering: 2 (two)
(Reservation Policy is as per CU Norms)
Eligibility Criteria:
  • Masters degree in Engineering/Technology or its equivalent with at least 65% marks in aggregate or its equivalent Grade-B in UGC-7 points scale.
  • First class in Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Pure Science with at least 65% marks in aggregate. However, they have to appear and qualify in an Entrance test and have to go through other formalities as per CU PhD regulation 2016.
For further detailed information, applicants may go through University of Calcutta (Regulation for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D, notification No CSR/60/16), Regulations 2016, in the University website:
Entrance Test and Selection Criteria (Applicable to candidates as mentioned in C.U. Ph.D. rule 2016):
  • The Ph.D. research entrance test (RET) will be online written test over Google Meet platform for all eligible candidates. The examination will be of 1 (one) hour duration.
  • The questions of the Entrance Test will, in general, cover topics of Electrical Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, basics of Physics, Electronics, Communication Systems and Computer Science.
  • Qualifying marks for entrance test will be 65%. The qualified candidates will have to appear for an online presentation on specific research proposal for final selection.
  • The final list of selected candidates will be prepared based on the merit of the research proposal, interview performance and falling within the scope of research of Electrical Engineering Faculties of this department.
  • Declaration of names of selected candidates to be communicated electronically (After the approval from Honorable Vice Chancellor).
Important Dates:
Date of Advertisement 04.12.2020
Last date of Submission of Duly filled Admission Form 18.12.2020
Publication of List of Candidates appearing for Entrance Test 21.12.2020
Date, Time of Online Written Test 23.12.2020
from 11:00 A.M. at through online mode
Publication of List of Candidates eligible to appear for Interview 24.12.2020
Date, Time Interview followed by a presentation of Researchers 30.12.2020
from 11:00 A.M. at through online mode
Publication of List of Candidates for Enrollment 15.01.2021
Deposition of application fees: INR 100/ (one hundred only)

The candidates shall online deposit the application fees to the following account number:
online through SBI Collect []
After depositing the fees, the challan/transaction reference number to be mentioned in the application form and a PDF copy of the challan to be enclosed in the application email.

Documents to be emailed/enclosed along with the filled-in application form (all in PDF format):
  • Scan copies of marksheets of 10th, 10+2 level, BE/B.Tech., ME/M.Tech. plus other qualifications, if any.
  • Evidence of research work undertaken/papers published in journals/conferences out of research/project work carried out earlier.
  • A one-page abstract of research proposal.

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