University of Calcutta PhD Admission 2016 in Economics

Calcutta University PhD Admission 2016 in Economics

University of Calcutta, Kolkata has been invited applications from eligible applicants to register for Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programmes in Economics for 2016 session.

Eligibility for PhD Admission 2016 in Economics

The applicant has to have either NET/ SET/MPhil (from any recognized university with 2-semester/ 1-year course work) or has to qualify in the research entrance test (RET) conducted by the department.

Those who are expected to obtain MPhil in Economics (or related discipline like Development Studies, Foreign Policy Management, etc. with Masters degree in Economics) from any UGC recognized university by July 31st 2015 would also be exempted from RET and be eligible to appear directly in the interview.

Admission Procedure

The PhD Entrance test of 100 marks for the suitable applicants will be held once in a year and the qualifying marks will be fixed at 50%.

At the most 20 applicants (with full concurrence with the reservation policy) will be enrolled this year (2015).

There will be 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ), each of 2 marks; Questions will be on Economics Theory, Quantitative Economics and Contemporary Global and Indian Economic Problems in PhD entrance test.

Important Dates for PhD Admission 2016

Forms can be downloaded from the University Website from: August 02nd 2016

Last date for Submission of Application Form: August 16th 2016

Date of RET Examination: August 18th 2016

Date of Interview: August 29th 2016 & August 30th 2016

Syllabus for Phd Entrance Exam 2016

Microeconomic Theory: Consumer Behaviour, Theory of Firm, Analysis of Market Structure, Theory of Distribution, General Equilibrium, Welfare Economics, Asymmetric Information, Public Goods & Externalities.

Macroeconomic Theory: National Income Accounting, Aggregate DemandSimple Keynesian Model, IS-LM Model, Interaction Between Aggregate Demand & Aggregate Supply- Short-run & Long-run Equilibrium, Classical Full Employment Model- Determination of Real Wage, Interest Rate & Price Level, Demand for Money, Supply of Money, Consumption Function, Investment Function, Inflation, Trade-cycle & Growth, Open-economy Macroeconomics.

Statistics & Econometrics: Measures of Central Tendency, Dispersion, Higher Order Moments, Correlation, Theory of Probability, Theory of Statistical Inference, Classical Linear Regression Model (both 2-variable & k-variable cases) – Estimation, Hypothesis Testing & Prediction, Heteroscadasticity, Autocorrelation & Multicollinearity, Simultaneous Equation System & the Problem of Identification.

Mathematical Economics: Optimization in Economics (Static & Dynamic), System of Simultaneous Equations and Cramer’s Rule, Input-Output Analysis, Linear Programming, Elements of Game Theory.

Structure of the Exam

There will be 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ), each of 2 marks.

Questions will be on Economics Theory, Quantitative Economics and Contemporary Global and Indian Economic Problems.

MCQs will be on Microeconomic Theory (8), Macroeconomic Theory (8), Statistics, Econometrics (10) and Mathematical Economics (4) and there will be 10 MCQ on each one of the two passages meant for the test of comprehension.

The selected passages for the test of comprehension would be on Contemporary Global and Indian Economic Problems.

The eligible applicants identified through this process would be invited to submit a statement of purpose (SoP) indicating the area of research interest (not exceeding 1000 words) on which a final interview will be conducted.

How to Apply PhD Admission 2016 in Economics.?

Interested applicants should apply in the prescribed application format made available on the University website

The duly filled in application form, along with all requisite enclosure documents, should be submitted to the department, latest by June 02nd 2016.

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