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Presidency University - Ph.D. Admission 2020-2021

Presidency University
Admission Notification
Ph.D. Programme
Session 2020-2021 commencing from January 2021

Online Applications are invited from UGC or UGCCSIR NET / NET-LS or DBT-BET (only for Biotechnology) qualified candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of Presidency University in various departments for the session 2020-2021 commencing from January 2021. Only completed online application will be considered. There is no application fee.

    + Essential Qualification

    • Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program shall have a Masters degree with at least 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.

      A relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC-A/OBC-B/Person with Disability (PwD) as per UGC guidelines.
    • UGC or UGC-CSIR NET/NET-LS qualified. DBT-BET qualified candidates are eligible to apply for Biotechnology only.

    + Important Dates

    Start Date for Applying Online 13th November, 2020 (from 05:00 P.M.)
    Last Date for Applying Online 21st November, 2020
    Interview/Test Schedule Will be communicated through email/notice

    + Provisional Seat Matrix

    Department wise and category wise availability of seats are given below. Person with Disability (PwD) seats are included in the total number of seats in respective departments.
    Sl. No. Department/School Category wise available seats
    1. Bengali 3 2 1 0 0 0
    2. English 4 5 1 1 0 0
    3. History 1 2 1 0 1 0
    4. Philosophy 5 1 1 2 1 0
    5. Sociology 4 4 1 2 1 1
    6. Hindi 0 2 2 1 0 0
    7. Political Science 1 1 0 0 0 1
    8. Chemistry 17 6 3 4 0 1
    9. Geology 10 7 3 4 2 1
    10. Physics 21 7 3 5 4 2
    11. Life Sciences 5 10 6 9 2 2
    12. Geography 4 1 0 1 0 1
    13. Economics 4 1 1 1 1 1
    14. Mathematics 6 3 1 1 1 1
    15. Statistics 4 2 0 1 1 0
    16. Biotechnology
    (Newtown Campus)
    13 1 2 3 2 1

    + Available Research Areas

    Mathematics: Astrophysics, Cosmology, Cryptology & Combinatorics, Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Fractal Geometry, Geometric Group Theory, Mathematical Biology, Operator Algebra, Operations Research, Quantum Computation & Information.

    Bengali: any area is accepted including area like Medieval Bengali Literature, Modern Bengali Poetry, Medieval Bengali Manuscript /Medieval Bengali Literature impact in Modern Bengali Literature.

    Geography: Hydrology/Geomorphology (UR-2), Agricultural Geography (UR-1, OBCA-1), Regional and Urban Planning (UR-1), Tourism Geography(SC-1).

    Biotechnology: Plant biotechnology, RNA biology, Tumour virology, Neurobiology, Cell and molecular biology, Nano-biotechnology, Reproductive biology, Cancer biology, Host microbe interaction, Immunobiology.

    Philosophy: Ethics, Philosophy of mind, Epistemology, Consciousness studies, Phenomenology, Logic, Indian Epistemology and Cognitive Science.

    Political Science:
    • Indian Politics i. e Political history of India, Urban affairs and development, Ecology, Gender studies etc.
    • International Relations (Foreign policy: India and her neighbours).
    • Late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British poetry
    • Literature and culture of the long-19th century
    • 19th-century British fiction
    • Feminisms and feminist literatures
    • Partition and postcolonial literatures
    • Refugee, migration, and displacement literatures
    • Posthumanism
    • Literary culture of the linguistic and religious minorities in India
    • Lacanian psychoanalysis
    • Dalit Studies
    • Environmental humanities, Indian Ocean Studies, the Anthropocene
    • Global modernisms, narratology, theories of Space and Time

    + Selection Procedure

    All eligible candidates will have to appear at an interview / test (may be in online mode), conducted by the Departmental Ph.D. Selection Committees of the University. In interview the candidates will be expected to discuss their research interests.

    Following the admission procedure, a list of qualified candidates (preferably mentioning their areas of research interest(s)) will be published and displayed by the University through the respective faculty offices and official website.

    Candidates selected for the Ph.D. Programme will be attached to the respective Department at the time of their provisional admission and will be required to enrol on payment of a non-refundable fee, determined by the University.
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