University of Calcutta PhD in French Admission 2017, Application, Dates

University of Calcutta, Kolkata

PhD in French Admission 2017 at University of Calcutta | PhD Admission in French 2017

Department of French, University of Calcutta – Kolkata has invited application for admission to Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in French, commencing in 2017. Admission to the PhD Programs is done through the Written Test.

The eligible applicants will have to appear in a written examination of two hours duration that will be held in Department on December 05th 2017 (Tuesday) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the written exam and from 12:30 p.m. for the viva-voce.

Number of Seats: 05 (Five) Reservation Policy will be followed as per rules.

PhD Eligibility

Applicants must have passed Master degree in relevant discipline from any of the recognized Universities.


Those applicants who have already passed UGC/ CSIR (JRF) Exams/NET/SET/SLET/Teacher Fellowship or equivalent examinations need not appear for the written exam and can directly apply for the interview using the same application form.

The Entrance Test will be based on the syllabus prescribed for the Master’s Program of the Department of French, University of Calcutta.

PhD Selection Process

The final selection for joining this program will be on the basis of the interview.

PhD Entrance Test

Written & Viva Voce Full marks: 200

1) Short notes on Literature/ Translation/ Linguistics/ FLE/ Francophone Lit., (six topics to be chosen from twelve): 30.

2) Essay on Literature/ Linguistics/ FLE/ Translation theory (1 topic to be chosen from a choice of 4 questions): 25.

3) Translation of a passage of approx. 100 words (French-English or English-French): 20.

4) Essay on a current affair based topic (Indo-French relations/ political, economic or social relevance): 25.

Viva-Voce: presentation of the topic of research, tentative synopsis (4000-5000 words): 100.

University of Calcutta PhD Application Form

Applicants should apply in the prescribed proforma by paying Rs.100/- through a challan in cash only obtainable from College Street Campus (cash counter).

Application Dates

Last Date for Submission of Application Form: November 30th 2017

Date of Written Test & Viva Voce to be held on December 05th 2017

List of successful applicants will be displayed on the Notice Board of the Dept. December 07th 2017

University of Calcutta PhD in French Admission 2017, Application, Dates
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