NIHIL ULTRA: Nothing Beyond

Ph.D. Programmes

Dr. Tapati Dutta
Ph.D. Programme Coordinator


posted : 23 May 2018
View Ph.D. Interview Successful Candidates 2018
The above mentioned candidates are requested to appear for the counselling on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 in the Ph.D. Cell of St. Xavier's College

posted : 16 May 2018


View Award List for RET Examination 2018

posted : 11 May 2018


The RET examination for Ph.D. program 2018, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous) shall be held on 15th May, 2018,Tuesday, in Room 29A (R.K.Hall) at 12.00 noon.
The postponement was necessary to accommodate the Panchayat elections to be held on the 14th of May.

posted : 11 May 2018

Eligibility List of Ph.D candidates 2018

* Eligible for RET Examination to be held on 14th May
Time : 12 Noon
Venue : R. K. Hall


Ph.D.  Admission Notice

posted : 28 April 2018
Advertisement for admission to Ph.D. Program 2018 in (Physics/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Commerce)

Application Form for Admission to Ph.D. Program 2018

Ph.D. regulations


Important Dates :

Forms can be downloaded from College website from : April 29, 2018 (Sunday)

Application for Ph.D. program including that for the Research Entrance Test (RET) with SoP to be submitted by : May 10th, 2018 (Thursday).

List of eligible candidates for RET/Direct Interview : May 11th, Friday on College Website and Ph.D. Cell, St. Xavier's College.

Date for RET Examination : 15th May, 2018,Tuesday, in Room 29A (R.K.Hall) at 12.00 noon.

Date of publication of RET Result and List of candidates for final interview : May 16th, 2018 (Wednesday) on College Website and Ph.D. Cell, St. Xavier's College.

Date of final interview : 22 May 2018 (Tuesday) from 11:00 A.M. in the R. K. Hall, St. Xavier's College.

Please bring the receipt of the payment Rs. 1000/-, along with a photo identity card (passport/Aadhar/PAN) at the RET examination and/or interview.

September 2015 was a landmark in the history of St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. The college was granted permission by the University of Calcutta to independently initiate a Ph.D. program in the departments of Physics, Microbiology, Biotechnology and Commerce. This makes St. Xavier's one of a very select few colleges in the country to be allowed this privilege. It is a recognition by both the University of Calcutta and the University Grants Commission that St. Xavier's has the merit, quality and academic pedigree to undertake and supervise research.

Prior to this, teachers of these departments were registered as doctoral supervisors under the University of Calcutta. As supervisors working under University rules, they could guide or act as co-guides to Ph.D. students registered under the University of Calcutta. The permission to run an independent Ph.D. program in St. Xavier's College is significant in that it empowers the faculty of the four Departments to supervise Ph.D. work of research scholars registered with the College, following the Ph.D. regulations of St. Xavier's College formulated according to the University Grants Commission and approved by the Senate of the University of Calcutta.

The Ph.D. program has been running successfully since the time of its inception with Fr. Principal as Head of the Ph.D. Committee. The total number of scholars enrolled with SXC for the Ph.D. degree, currently stands at 35. This includes scholars from all the 4 departments.

The induction of fresh Ph.D. scholars happens twice a year, once in the month of May and a second time, in October. The process involves a successful completion of the Research Entrance Examination (RET) and a rigorous interview. The scholars have to register under St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), after completing the Ph.D. Course Work conducted by the College. The final Ph.D. degree is conferred by St. Xavier's College and University of Calcutta.

The motto of the College is Nihil Ultra- Nothing Beyond. Fr. Dr. Dominic Savio, SJ, Principal, St. Xavier's College, has taken that motto seriously. His mission is to expand the college by opening new PG courses in both the Arts and Science streams and finally, Ph.D. programs in these courses. With his vision, inspiration and determination, the College marches ahead to turn his dreams into a reality.