Presidency University, Kolkata PhD Admission 2018

Last Updated - April 03 2018

Presidency University, Kolkata, earlier known as Hindu College was founded in 1917. Application for the registration of entrance exam will be available on official website. The college provides undergraduate, integrated, postgraduate courses as well as part-time and full-time PhD programs.
Presidency University, Kolkata offers PhD specialization in 3 streams i.e. Engineering, Science & Humanities and Management. For admission to PhD program, the university will organize an entrance exam and interview round at its campus. The total PhD seats provideed are 129. It is a private university and includes 7 schools and a college.

  • In the interview, Aspirants have to current a brief research proposal.
  • Interested aspirants must register themselves by submitting applications along with the fee of INR 1000 via demand draft (DD).
  • The result of the selected aspirants will be displayed on the official website.
  • Selection for the admission is done by entrance test followed by an interview.
  • Aspirants must appear for the PhD entrance test that will take place.

Aspirants must fill the application form correctly, any wrong/ inaccurate information offered by aspirant can lead to cancellation of the candidature.


    01st May 2018 - 30th Jun 2018

  • Method of Application


Important Dates of Presidency University, Kolkata Ph.D Admission 2018

Ph.D. (Bengali), Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Hindi), Ph.D. (History) & Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Last date for application form Submission30th Jun 2018
Date of Entrance Examination and Interview23rd Jul 2018
Releasement of selected aspirants26th Jul 2018
Last Date of payment of the fee (50% tuition fee)01st Aug 2018
Date of provisional Registration07th Aug, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for Presidency University, Kolkata PhD Admission 2018

Ph.D. (Bengali), Ph.D. (English) & Ph.D. (Hindi)

The eligibility criteria for admission to PhD research program are as follows:

  • Master’s Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory, regulatory body, with a at least of 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 - point scale or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever the grading system is followed; or
  • 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 as per UGC guidelines.
  • M.Phil. Degree with minimum 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 – point scale in the M.Phil. Program coursework.

Note: Criteria mentioned above will be followed for all the PhD programs.
Instructions for Part-time Internal and External
University offers PhD program for full-time aspirants as well as part-time aspirants. For admission to the course, aspirants must follow the instructions mentioned below.

Part-Time Internal:
The aspirant must be a full-time employee of Presidency Group of Institutions.

  • An aspirant must give an undertaking to the effect that as a faculty member of the university, he/she will continue to undertake and clear all the academic and administrative work assigned by the Department/Institution while being an Internal research scholar
  • An aspirant must submit the application for admission to the PhD Program via the Head of the Department/Institution in which the aspirant is a faculty member/full-time employee

Part-Time External:

  • The aspirant must submit a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the employer to the effect that the duties allotted by the employer will allow the need time for pursuit of the research work, and

Aspirant will be given leave for the period of one academic term of the University to clear the compulsory PhD. coursework requirements.

How To Apply for Presidency University, Kolkata Ph.D. Admission 2018

Ph.D. (Bengali), Ph.D. (English) & Ph.D. (Hindi)

Admission form will be available on university’s official website.

  • An application form will be common for both i.e. part-time aspirants as well as full-time aspirants.
  • Aspirants must fill all the need details i.e. individual, educational and experience of the aspirant.
  • Aspirant has to pay non- refundable application fee of INR 1000 in the form of DD (in favor of The Registrar, Presidency University, payable at Bangalore) or via NEFT (Saving A/c: 11890100132860, IFSC Code: FDRL0001189, Name of Beneficiary: Presidency University, Bank Details: Federal Bank, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore) must be submitted to:

    The Registrar

    Presidency University,

    Itgalpur, Rajankunte,


  • Send the filled-in application form to “The Registrar, Presidency University, Itgalpur, Rajankunte, Bangalore -560 064”. Also, write on the top of the envelope.

Checklist of Documents (2 copies of the documents must be submitted along with the application form).
1. 10th or Equivalent Marks Card
2. Proposed Research Summary

Master’s Degree Certificate
4. NOC from Employer
5. All Marks Sheets / Grade Cards

Admission Procedure of Presidency University, Kolkata PhD Admission 2018

Ph.D. (Bengali), Ph.D. (English) & Ph.D. (Hindi)

The selection will be on the basis of the entrance test followed by an interview. The interview/viva-voce procedure shall consist of assessing the aspirant on the basis his brief research proposal (of about 500 words) to the interview panel. Aspirants must obtain an at least of 50% marks in aggregate, or the at least equivalent grade decided by the university in the entrance test to qualify for the interview.

Interview/Viva-Voce: Qualification in the entrance test will be followed by an interview organizeed by the respective Departmental PhD committee of the University. Appearing in the test does not qualify aspirant for admission to the course, they must qualify the need cut- off.

Entrance Test: University will organize Ph.D. Entrance Test. The proposal should highlight the participant’s area of interest and an overview of his/her intended direction of research.

*The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification alloted by the University/College

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