PhD Programme in Women Studies Admission 2017 in University of Calcutta

Admission to PhD Programme in Women Studies 2017

University of Calcutta, Kolkata, invites applications for an interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies Research Centre for the academic year 2017.

Number of Seats: 05 (five) [(Unreserved-2, SC-2, OBC-B-1)]

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants having Master’s Degree with specialization in the parent discipline should apply.

Selection Process

The final selection will be on the basis of the interview; those candidates who have already passed M.Phil/UGC/CSIR (JRF) /NET/SET/SLET/GATE/Teacher Fellowship or equivalent examinations need not appear at the written examination; however they have to appear at the interview


Reservation in admission shall strictly abide by the West Bengal State Higher Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Rules, 2013

Exam Pattern

Entrance Test will comprise of (1) Multiple Choice Questions of 20 marks on Feminist Theory, Feminist Terms and Definitions and Gender Policies; (2) 1 Comprehension of 30 marks; (3) 1 Essay Type Question of 50 marks

Focus on Essay will be on Contemporary Gender related Topics. Qualifying marks for the Admission Test is 50 for General Candidates

How to Apply

Applicant must apply in the prescribed form downloaded from C.U.’s Official Website along with an application fee of Rs.100/- (by cash) through a challan obtainable from the Cash Counter, Alipur Campus

The filled up forms along with the requisite fee by C.U. Challan are to be submitted between 12.00 and 02.30 pm on all working days at the office of the Centre (4th Floor), Alipur Campus.

Applicants can also download the Application Form from Website

Important Dates

Last Date of Submission of Application Form is 20th January 2017

Date of Written Test: 30th January 2017 (02.00 pm)

Selected Applicants Displayed on Website 10th February 2017 (at 03.00 pm)

Date of Interview 22nd February 2017

University of Calcutta (CU), Kolkata

Women’s Studies Research Centre, Alipore Campus, 1, Reformatory Street, Kolkata-700027

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