Presidency University, Kolkata PhD Admission 2023

Presidency University, a public state university in Kolkata, has announced PhD Admission for August 2023 Cycle.

Online Applications are invited from UGC or UGC – CSIR NET / NET – LS or DBT-BET (only for Institute of Health Sciences) or ICMR-NET (only for Institute of Health Sciences) qualified (in the relevant fields/ subjects) candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of Presidency University in various departments/school/institute for the session 2023-2024 commencing from August/ September 2023.

PhD Programmes are available in 15 subjects. The total vacant PhD seats are 194.

Important Dates

Start date for applying online : 18 July 2023

Start date for online payment : 18 July 2023 Last date for applying online : 01/08/2023 Last date for online payment : 02 August 2023(till 5 pm)

Last Date for receiving Hardcopy of the application : 04 August 2023 (till 5 pm)

List Departments where vacant PhD seats  available at Presidency University

Bengali -06

English -08

Hindi- 2

History –06


Astrophysics -08

Chemistry -29

Economics -17


Life Sciences -24

Mathematics- 24

Physics -19

Statistics- 07

Institute of Health Sciences -25

Total Seats: 192

Essential qualification

  1. a) Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program shall have a Master’s degree with at least 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.
  2. b) 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.
  3. c) UGC or UGC-CSIR NET/NET-LS qualified. ICMR-NET, DBT-BET qualified candidates are also eligible to apply for Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) only.

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.

For eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should visit the official website of Presidency University Kolkata.