Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University – CBPBU PhD Admission 2024: Dates, Application Form, Entrance (RET)

CBPBU PhD Admission
CBPBU PhD Admission

CBPBU PhD Admission 2024 – Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University invites applications for PhD Admission for year 2024 in various disciplines.

Check full details on CBPBU PhD Admission 2024 below here.

CBPBU PhD Courses

  • PhD Bengali
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD English
  • PhD Botany
  • PhD Hindi
  • PhD Law
  • PhD Philosophy
  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Commerce
  • PhD Zoology
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Physics

Vacancy for 2024


Eligibility Criteria for CBPBU PhD Admission 2024

  • Candidates for admission to the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent in a point scale wherever grading system is followed.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently abled (DA), and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission/ Higher Education time to time.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed M.Phil. from this University with at least 55% marks in aggregate, or an equivalent grade on the point scale of the grading system followed by the University, shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to Ph. D. Degree.

Selection Process


  • Admission will be based on entrance test and interview.
  • The test shall be named as Research Eligibility Test (RET) for admission to M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes and it shall be followed by interview.

A candidate shall be exempted from appearing in the RET provided that he/she

  • has qualified in NET/SLET/SET, or any other National or State Level test for pursuing teaching or research, or is in possession of a valid GATE certificate. 
  • has admitted through entrance test in M.Phil. and has obtained M.Phil. degree from this university or from any other university/institute recognized by the UGC.

CBPBU PhD Entrance Test (RET) Details

  • RET shall be conducted by each department under the supervision of the respective DRC.
  • All candidates who are not exempted from the test will appear in the RET. The test will be for 100 marks; 50 percent of the total marks will be in the area of Research Methodology and the remaining 50 percent shall be subject-specific.
  • The qualifying marks for the RET will be 50 percent of the total marks.
  • The entrance test shall be followed by an interview to be conducted by the DRC.
  • A candidate who has been exempted from appearing at the entrance test shall also be required to appear at the interview.
  • At the time of interview the Departmental Research Committee will objectively assess the research interest of the candidate in the relevant field/area. At the time of interview, the DRC will also assess whether the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research and whether the proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • Total marks for interview will be 100 (30% marks will be based on the candidate’s postgraduate marks and 70% on candidate’s knowledge).

CBPBU PhD Admission 2024 Important Dates

Online application forms will be available for the applicants08 Jan 2024
Last date for application22 Jan 2024
Last date of Online Admission fee payment22 Jan 2024
Date of RET written Examination & Viva-Voceto he announced later

CBPBU PhD Admission 2024 Application Procedure

  • Application form is available on official Website
  • Read instructions & PhD Regulations carefully before filling application form.


  • Passport Size Colour Photo.
  • Scan copy of Signature.
  • PG/MPhil Final Marks Sheet.
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • NET/SLET/SET/GATE Certificate (if applicable)
  • No Objection Certificate from Employer (Produce at the Time of Admission, if selected for Admission)

Application Fee

Application Fee – Rs. 1300/-

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
PhD RegulationsClick Here
Application FormClick Here
CBPBU WebsiteClick Here
Previous Admissions

CBPBU PhD Admission 2022

Vacancy for 2022

PhD Bengali13
PhD Chemistry10
PhD English13
PhD History12
PhD Political Science03
PhD Law05
PhD Geography11
PhD Mathematics05
PhD Physics07
PhD Zoology03

CBPBU PhD Admission 2022 Important Dates

Online application forms will be available for the applicants27 August 2022
Last date for application12 September 2022
Last date of Online Admission fee payment12 September 2022

Date of RET written Examination & Viva-Voce

CBPBU RET written Examination & Viva-Voce Schedule
CBPBU RET written Examination & Viva-Voce Schedule


CBPBU PhD Admission 2021

Available PhD Programs

DepartmentPhD  Seats
Political Science06

CBPBU PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Last date for application26 December 2020
Last date of Online Admission fee payment26 December 2020
Date of RET written Examination & Viva-VoceJan 2021