Ph.D. Entrance Examination Seed Science & Technology - 2012, University of Calcutta

University of Calcutta

Department of Seed Science & Technology

Ph.D. Entrance Examination (Seed Science & Technology) : 2012

The Department has 3 vacancies (Unreserved – 2; Reserved – 1) for new Ph. D students considering all our faculty members.

The Research Eligibility Test (RET) for our Ph. D Programme will be held on 20th September, 2012 at 2 p.m.

The RET will be of 50 marks in objective type test of 1 hr duration.

An interview will be held on 21st September, 2012 at 1p.m.for RET qualified as well as NET/ GATE/ SET qualified candidates.

Successful candidates will be eligible to register for their Ph.D. in Department of Seed Science and Technology.

The following format has been fixed for the coursework of the enrolled candidates for Ph.D. programme after which they will be awarded with a completion certificate.

Course Work : one semester course work of 20 credits

1 Review of his/ her own research topic : 5 credit points
2 Seminar presentation : 5 credit points
3 Seminar attendance : 2 credit points
3 Methodology, Instrumentation & Techniques Lectures : 5 credit points
5 Computation and statistical methods : 3 credit points

Procedure and eligibility :

The Ph.D. entrance test of 50 marks for the eligible candidates will be held twice (depending on the availability of candidate) in a year and the qualifying marks will be fixed at 40%. Candidates with at least 50% Marks obtained in M.Sc. (Ag.) in Seed Science & Technology ( or allied disciplines subject to endorsement by the concerned Ph.D. Committee) from any UGC recognized University are eligible to appear in the Examination. Those who have qualified NET/GATE/SET or already obtained M.Phil degree would be exempted from the examination. They may directly submit a statement of purpose or research brief and appear in the interview.

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