Applications are invited for phd in Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Admission to the PhD Program Session: December 2017

Jadavpur University Kolkata invites applications from the eligible candidates for admission into PhD Programme for the academic session December 2017


Jadavpur University, Kolkata invited from Indian nationals for admission to the PhD Programme in the Depts. of Bengali, Comparative Literature, Economics, Education, English, Film Studies, History, Library & Information Science, Philosophy, Physical Education, Sanskrit and Sociology


No. of Seats

School of Cognitive Science – Up to 02 General – 02

School of Women’s Studies – Up to 03 General – 02; SC-01

School of Language & Linguistics – Up to 07 General – 03; SC-02; ST-01; OBC A-01

School of Environmental Studies – Up to 06 General – 03; SC-01, ST-01, OBCA-01

School of Material Science & Nano-Technology – Up to 03 General – 02; SC-01

School of Natural Product Studies – Up to 01 General – 01

School of Illumination Science, Engineering and Design – Up to 01 General – 01


Eligibility Criteria

All applicants must have completed results of 2 year MA or equivalent degree from any university/institute recognized by the UGC

Applicants who have obtained an MA or equivalent degree of less than two (2) years’ duration, must have completed at least a total of five (5) years of under-graduate and postgraduate study in a recognized university/institute

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC/AICTE/State

Selection Process

Candidates will be selected through a written test of two-hour duration (two and a half hours for Economics) and an interview to be held in the respective Departments

Candidate who has an M. Phil (Regular two year course) degree and was admitted to the M.Phil Program through a written test, or have qualified NET/SET shall be entitled to get exemption from written admission test and shall be called directly for an interview

All Applicants must bring in a Statement of Purpose relevant for his/her intended field of research (not more than 500 words) at the time of interview

Applicants for PhD Program in the Dept. of Economics shall be required to submit two letters of recommendations in the prescribed format in sealed envelopes at the time of interview in addition to the Statement of Purpose


How to Apply

Candidates should access the application form online through University website or

Candidates have to pay the application fess Rs.500/- (per subject) online through SBI Collect System using Credit Card/Debit Card/ Net banking after 48 hours of form fill up

After payment they have to submit the print out of online application along with a photocopy of online payment receipt downloaded from SBI after online payment and other testimonials as mentioned below to the office of the Dean & Secretary, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies, Law & Management (opposite University Press, Jadavpur University Main campus, Kolkata 700032).

The last date for submission of the hard copy of the form is 30th November 2017 (05.00 pm)


Important Dates


Dates for Online Form fill up: 06th November 2017 to 28th November 2017


Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 30th November 2017 (05.00 pm)


List of eligible candidates for written test and direct interview will be displayed at Jadavpur University website within 08th December 2017


List of successful candidates in the written test will be displayed on the JU website on or before 22nd December 2017


Jadavpur University Kolkata

Faculty of Arts, UG Arts Building, Ground Floor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032,

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