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University of Calcutta - Ph.D. Entrance Test in Arabic and Persian, 2022

Department of Arabic and Persian
Ph.D. Entrance Test in Arabic and Persian, 2022
Applications are invited for admission to the Department of Arabic and Persian, University of Calcutta, for Ph.D. Course and subsequent research work leading to Ph.D. degree in Arabic and Persian. Candidates desiring to pursue research work in Arabic and Persian may apply in the prescribed proforma (attached herewith) by paying Rs. 100/- (Through Online) by 30th November, 2022. Candidates having Masters Degree in Arabic and Persian will have to appear in an entrance Test of 100 marks, to be held in this Department on 05th December, 2022 at 1.00 pm, comprising a written examination. The result of the entrance test will be published on 7th December, 2022 on the Departmental Notice Board. The Interview will be conducted on 13th December, 2022. List of the selected candidates will be published tentatively by 23rd December, 2022 (subject to the approval of the appropriate authority) on the University website and Departmental Notice Board.

Masters degree holders in Arabic and Persian with 55% marks/ B grade in UGC 7 point scale/ equivalent grade in aggregate are eligible to apply. 5% relaxation in marks would be allowed to candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / Differently abled categories and the candidates obtained their Master degree prior to 19.09.1991.

Details of Entrance Test are given below:
  • The Written Examination of Three hour duration shall comprise 1 long Question of 20 marks, 25 Multiple Choice Type Questions of 2 Marks each, from the core subjects; and 30 marks for a Research Methodology Type Essay in the respective subject languages. There will be no negative markings.
  • Long Questions and MCQ would be based on the Masters level syllabus in Arabic and Persian.
  • Qualifying marks for Entrance Test will be 50%.
  • Successful candidates in the written examination will be called for an interview of 50 marks.
  • Candidates who have already passed NET/SET/M.Phil. examinations/obtained DST-INSPIRE Fellowship or under Teacher Fellowship are exempted from written examination, they can directly appear in the interview/viva-voce.
  • Interview/viva-voce of the eligible candidates would take place in the office of the HoD on 13th December; 1.00 pm. Candidates must produce a well-structured research Proposal during the interview (not more than 1500 words).
  • The list of qualified candidates for enrolment to the Ph.D. programme would be displayed in the Departmental Notice Board as well as on the University website tentatively by 23rd December, 2022 (subject to the approval of the appropriate authority).
  • At present 13 candidates (06 in Arabic and 07 in Persian) against available vacancies will be enrolled, if qualified, as Probationary Ph.D. students under the empanelled supervisors. However, Relevant National/State Reservation policy shall be strictly followed in this process.
  • Filled in application forms, accompanied by the Online Payment Receipt of Rs.100/- should be submitted in hard copy to the office of the Department of Arabic and Persian, Asutosh Building, 3rd Floor, 87/1 College Street, Kolkata -700073 on all working days during office time.
    Fees will be paid through SBI online Payment.
Important Dates and Times:
1. Last date of form submission 30th November, 2022
2. Entrance Test 05th December, 2022 at 01:00 P.M.
3. Publication of result of the entrance test 7th December, 2022
4. Interview/viva-voce will be conducted on 13th December, 2022 at 01:00 P.M.
5. Publication of the list of selected candidates 23rd December, 2022

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