Presidency University PhD Admission 2022-23 (February Cycle): Dates, Application Form

Presidency University PhD Admission

Presidency University PhD Admission 2022-23 (February Cycle) – Presidency University Kolkata invites application for PhD Admission for 2022-23 (February Cycle).

The university invites Online Applications 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 candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of Presidency University in various departments/school/institute for the session 2022-2023 commencing from February 2023.

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Presidency University PhD Programs 2022-23 (February Cycle)

Available PhD Programs and Seats

Department/ SchoolAvailable Seats
Bengali 03
History 08
Political Science 
Sociology 08
Chemistry 24
Economics 17
Life Sciences28
Institute of Health Science (Newtown Campus)18

Presidency University PhD Admission 2022-23 (February Cycle) Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 applicants are required to upload a research proposal within 500 words.. Applicants may be shortlisted based on the research proposals/area of availability of guide in the proposed research areas.
  • All eligible candidates will have to appear at an interview / test (online/offline mode), conducted by the Departmental Ph.D. Selection Committees of the University. In interview, the candidates will be expected to discuss their research interests.
  • Following the admission procedure, a list of qualified candidates (preferably mentioning their areas of research interest(s) will be published and displayed by the University through the official website.
  • Candidates selected for the Ph.D. Programme will be attached to the respective Department at the time of their provisional admission and will be required to enroll on payment of a non-refundable fee, determined by the University.

Important Dates for Presidency University PhD Admission 2022-23 (February Cycle)

Start date for applying online23 December, 2022
Last date for applying online09 January, 2023 (till 4pm)
Last date for online payment09 January, 2023 (till 5pm)
Last Date for receiving Hardcopy of the application16 January, 2023
Interview/test scheduleWill be communicated through email/ notice

Presidency University PhD Admission 2022-23 (February Cycle) Application Process

  • Candidates can apply online at
  • Application number will be generated after completion of online application.
  • Use the system generated application number to pay the non-refundable application fee of Rs-500/- (and applicable bank charges) in SBI Collect Portal.
  • Only completed online applications will be considered.
  • Applicants are required to pay application fee after submission of online form within stipulated date.
  • No application will be considered without payment of Application Fee.
  • Send/ drop the Application form along with mark-sheets/grade-cards, certificates and synopsis and copy of the Payment Receipt to the following address:
    • The Secretary, Faculty Councils, Presidency University, 86/1, College Street, Kolkata-700073

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Available PhD Programs and Seats

Department/ SchoolUR SC ST OBC-A OBC-B
Bengali 0
Hindi 0
History 1
Philosophy 0
Political Science 0
Sociology 1
Chemistry 15 4
Economics 2
Geography 1
Geology 24 13 2
Life Sciences 0
Mathematics 12 2
Physics 20 3
Statistics 1
Institute of Health  Science   (Newtown Campus)

Available Research Areas/ Specializations


  • Medieval Bengal literature & theory of literature
  • Drama, Fiction
  • Modern Bengali Poetry
  • Any other


  • Contemporary poetry
  • Poetics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Language
  • Folk lore
  • Criticisms
  • Poetry
  • Fiction or any other


  • Open/Any


  • Philosophy of Film and Literature , Philosophy of Gender Studies, Social-Political Philosophy, Western and Indian Logic

Political Science

  • Urban Politics


  • Open/Any


  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


  • Financial Economics
  • Empirical Development Economics (Including Health Economics, Socio-Economic Mobility, Migration and Aspiration, Electoral incentives etc.)
  • Environmental & Resource Economics
  • Social Network Analysis


  • Hydrology/Fluvial Geomorphology
  • River Ecology/Fluvial Geomorphology/Physical Landscape Analysis/River Science (only for SC candidate)
  • Political Geography
  • Human Geography (only for OBCB candidate)


  • Open/Any

Life Sciences

  • Impact of climate change on aquatic environment, marine ecology
  • Heart development and disease
  • Biotechnological improvement of crop plants
  • Antimicrobial activity of natural compounds and effect of mobile phone emitted electromagnetic radiations
  • Cell migration
  • Cancer molecular biology, Molecular toxicology, Using bioinformatic tools to understand cancer pathophysiology
  • Microbiology
  • Cancer Proteogenomics
  • Environmental Toxicity Management
  • Cancer cell signaling, experience in bioinformatics and RNA seq data analysis. Preference will be given to those with proven experience in in vivo experiments.
  • Biochemistry of plant and animal systems
  • Molecular Microbiology (DNA replication, DNA topology modulators)
  • Structural biochemistry of photoreceptors – characterization and applications in protein design and engineering for optogenetics
  • Epigenetics in plants under stress conditions, Host-pathogen interactions
  • Protein Characterization, Screening and Efficacy assessment of Molecule(s) for ameliorating Chemotherapeutic Overdose
  • Insect-plant-pathogen interactions, Invasive plant ecology and biocontrol, Wildlife-human interactions under changing environment


  • General Relativity, Cosmology, Cryptology, Graph Theory, Differential Equations, Geometry and Topology, Lie Groups and Representation Theory, Dynamical Systems, Operations Research, General Topology, Fractal Geometry.


  • Solid State Energy storage device, Sodium Ion Batteries, Novel 2D materials
  • Quantum Optics (Theory)
  • Quantum information, Ultracold atoms in optical lattices
  • Planetary/Atmospheric Remote Sensing
  • Cosmology, Large Scale Structure, Galaxy Evolution, Active Galaxies, Astrophysics, Nuclear


  • Nonparametric Inference
  • Statistical inference on manifold data
  • Test of hypothesis under curved exponential family
  • Robust Bayesian Inference
  • Sequential Design
  • Survival Analysis

Institute of Health Sciences (vacancies are given specialisation-wise)

  • RNA biology (1)
  • Microbiology (4)
  • Plant biotechnology (1)
  • Reproductive Biology/Cell Biology (1)
  • Cancer biology (1)
  • Preference will be given to those with prior laboratory/research experience in the specified areas.

Important Dates for Presidency University PhD Admission 2022-23 (July Cycle)

Start date for applying online21 April, 2022
Last date for applying online02 May, 2022(till 5pm)
Last date for paying application fee online03 May, 2022(till 11pm)
Interview/test scheduleWill be communicated through email/ notice

Presidency University PhD Admission 2022-23 (July Cycle) Results

Provisional Selection List

Presidency University PhD Admission 2021-22

Important Dates

Start date for applying online09 August 2021
Last date for applying online20 August 2021 (till 5pm)
Publication of interview/test schedule (tentative)Will be communicated through email/ notice

Available PhD Programs and Seats

History10 seats
Philosophy06 seats
Sociology06 seats
Hindi04 seats
Political Science02 seats
Chemistry30 seats
Geology24 seats
Physics36 seats
Life Sciences36 seats
Geography2 seats
Economics19 seats
Mathematics09 seats
Statistics07 seats
Biotechnology (Newtown Campus)07 seats