Ph.D. Programme Coordinator
Posted : 12 July 2019
RET Exam LIsts
Posted : 02 July 2019
List of RET Exam eligible candidates
The following candidates are eligible to appear for RET examination
Date : 8th July, 2019 Time : 12 Noon Venue : R.K.HallView List
Posted : 02 July 2019
List of RET Exam exempted candidates
The following candidates are eligible to appear for the Interview DIRECTLY
Date : 26th July, 2019 Time : 11 am Venue : R.K.HallView List
Posted : 07 June 2019
Admission to the Ph.D. program
Applications are invited for admission to the Ph.D. program in the Departments of (Physics/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Commerce), St.Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, affiliated to the University of Calcutta, in the prescribed proforma downloadable from the College website View Advertisement | Download Application Form
Posted : 11 Apr 2019
Announcement for enrolment of Ph.D. Supervisors
Professors/Associate Professors/Assistant Professors in the departments of Commerce, Biotechnology, Microbiology and Physics, St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, are invited to submit applications for their enrolment as Ph.D. supervisors in the prescribed forms, and as per the eligibility criteria of the Ph.D. regulations of St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata. Professors from other institutions, who shall act as co-supervisors in Ph.D. guidance, are also invited to submit their applications. All applications are to be submitted with a bank draft of Rs.500 drawn in favour of St. Xavier's College(Autonomous), Kolkata, to the Ph.D. Cell of the college by 30th April, 2019. Download Application Form
Posted : 11 Nov 2018
Successful Candidates for the Ph.D. Program 2018, Phase II
Interview held on 12.10.2018
- Ms. Ammara Khatun
- Mr. Ruhul Amin Ibne Haque
- Mr. Ankur Singh
Posted : Oct 2018
Ph.D. Program Phase II 2018
Applications are invited from interested scholars for the Ph.D. Program (Phase II), 2018, against vacancies in the departments enlisted below. Only candidates with Master's degree from recognized universities, in the relevant stream and having their own scholarship, need apply. Candidates have to submit filled in the Application form (PDF attached) along with a Bank Draft of Rs.1000/- made out to St.Xavier's College, Kolkata. Candidates are requested to submit completed forms along with the bank draft to the Ph.D. Cell Office, St. Xavier's College : View full details and application form
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
AWARD LIST FOR RET EXAMINATION 2018
posted : 11 May 2018
POSTPONEMENT OF RET EXAMINATION 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
* Eligible for RET Examination to be held on
Time : 12 Noon
Venue : R. K. Hall
Ph.D. Admission Notice
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.