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KERALA UNIVERSITY PH.D ADMISSION 2015

Online Application in the prescribed form are invited from eligible candidates for the General Aptitude Test for determining eligibility for admission to Full-time/Part-time research leading to Kerala University Ph.D Admission 2015.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR KERALA UNIVERSITY PH.D ADMISSION 2015

  • Candidates who have secured not less than 55% marks at the Master’s Degree Examination are eligible to apply for the test.
  • Candidates belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes who hold Master’s Degree in Science and Applied Science faculties with atleast 45% marks and Master’s Degree in other faculties with 40% marks are eligible to apply for the test. Physically/Visually handicapped candidates are eligible for a relaxation of 5% marks.
  • Candidates who have appeared for Master’s Degree Examination and whose result is still awaited may also apply for the test. However, such candidates will be considered eligible for admission to research leading to Ph.D Degree provided they pass the Master’s Degree Examination with at least 55% marks and have been declared qualified in the test.
  • Candidates who have already qualified in the National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship or Lectureship of the UGC/CSIR or ICAR/GATE or ICMR JRF test or candidates who are selected for Fellowship by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment or the State level eligibility test conducted by the Kerala Government or who hold M.Phil. Degree by research and thesis in addition to a Master’s Degree or its equivalent with not less than 55% marks are exempted from eligibility test.
  • Candidates with DBT-JRF are exempted from the Ph.D Entrance Test and they are permitted to register for research leading to Ph.D Degree in Biotechnology
  • Candidates who have qualified {GPAT) are exempted from Ph.D Entrance test and are permitted to register for research leading to Ph.D Degree in Pharmacy.

APPLICATION FORM FOR KERALA UNIVERSITY PH.D ADMISSION 2015

Candidates should apply online for the entrance test and send the hard copy of the application along with the required enclosures and fees to “The Registrar, University of Kerala, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram”

Registration will be granted to the eligible candidates only if the concerned Supervising Teacher has vacant seats at the concerned research Centres.Online registration can be done at the university website of www.research.keralauniversity.ac.in. as per the scheduled date. Link for Applying Online is given below.

Part-Time Registration

  • Part-Time Kerala University Ph.D Admission 2015 registration shall be restricted to regular/permanent teachers of the Department and affiliated colleges of the University of Kerala in the concerned subjects.
  • Part-Time registration is also extended to teachers who are working in substantive vacancies in Government and Aided Colleges in the State of Kerala.
  • However, the facility of part-time Ph.D registration (1) in library and Information Science is also extended to those who are working as Library Staff in the University of Kerala on regular basis with a minimum of 3 years experience if all other conditions are satisfied and (2) in Management Studies is extended to those persons working in managerial position with a minimum of 3 years experience in Government and Public Sector undertakings provided all other conditions are satisfied.

APPLICATION FEE

The cost of application form is Rs. 20/- and the fee for the test is Rs.1000/-. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes the fee for the Test is 500/- (Rs. 10/- for one DD as service charge in case of DD). Applications can be downloaded after online registration from the website of Kerala University (Rs. 20/- for downloading charges)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Scanned copy of the photograph of the applicant [not more than the size of 40 KB].
  • Scanned copy of the signature of the applicant [not more than the size of 40 KB].
  • Only .jpg(small letter .jpg ) images are allowed.

EXAM PATTERN FOR FOR KERALA UNIVERSITY PH.D ADMISSION 2015

  • The general aptitude test will be of three hours duration and will carry a maximum of 200 marks.
  • The test comprises of General Knowledge (40} Short answers (120} and an Essay (40 marks}. Post graduate level knowledge of the subject and aptitude for research are expected of the candidate.
  • Candidates can apply only in the subjects offered by the University and go in for specialization at a later stage, while choosing the topic of research for registration for Ph.D.
  • While applying for the Eligibility Test, the candidates should carefully choose the subject most suitable according to their qualifying P.G. Degree/choice or area of interest for doctoral research.

SUBJECTS OFFERED FOR KERALA UNIVERSITY PH.D ADMISSION 2015
The subjects offered are:
1. Aquatic Biology and fisheries
2. Arabic
3. Archaeology
4. Bio-chemistry(including Medical Bio-chemistry}
5. Biotechnology( including Microbiology and Medical Microbiology}
6. Botany
7. Chemistry
8. Commerce
9. Communication and Journalism
10. Computer Science
11. Demography
12. Economics
13. Education
14. Environmental Sciences
15. Futures Studies
16. Geology
17. German
18. Hindi
19. History
20. English
21. Management Studies
22. Islamic Studies
23. Law
24. Library and Information Science
25. Linguistics
26. Malayalam
27. Mathematics
28. Music
29. Optoelectronics
30. Philosophy
31. Physics
32. Politics( including question from Public Administration}
33. Psychology
34. Russian
35. Sanskrit
36. Sociology
37. Statistics
38. Tamil
39. Tourism
40. Zoology
41. Home Science – including question from :
a) Food and Nutrition
b) Family Resource Management
c) Extension Education
42. Geography
43. Physical Education
44. Social Work
45. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Engineering
46. Chemical Engineering
47. Civil Engineering
48. Computer Science and Engineering.
49. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
50. Electronics and Communication Engineering
51. Mechanical Engineering
52. Architecture ( inclusive of Town Planning)
Medicine
53.Basic Medical Sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology,
Bio- chemistry,Microbiology)
54. Medicine and Allied Specialties (Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Radiology, Public Health,
Psychiatry and General Medicine)
55. Surgery and Allied Specialties (Opthalmology, Orthopaedics and General aspects of Surgery).
56. Nursing
57. Pharmaceuticals Sciences
58. Dentistry including questions from :
a. Oral Pathology including Oral Anatomy and Oral Biology
b. Orthodontics
c. Pedodontics
d. Oral Medicine & Radiology
e. Periodontics
f. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
g. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
h. Prosthodontics
i. Community Dentistry
59. Ayurveda
60. Homeopathy

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOR KERALA UNIVERSITY PH.D ADMISSION 2015

  • The cost of application form is Rs. 20/-. Entrance examination fee is Rs.1000/- for general candidates. For candidates belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, the fee for the test is Rs. 500/-. Rs 10/- service charge in case of DD.
  • All remittances should be either through University Cash Counter/Friends counter, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of India or District Co-operative Bank drawn in favour of the Finance Officer, University of Kerala, payable at Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Copies of Master’s Degree Certificate and Mark List attested by a Gazetted Officer should be sent along with the application. Candidates who have qualified from universities outside Kerala University should produce copy of Eligibility Certificate. Pass Memo will be issued only on submission of eligibility certificate even if qualified in the entrance test.
  • Copy of relevant certificate in the case of SC/ST candidates attested by a Gazetted Officer(clearly shown with round seal) should be send along with the application.
  • Candidates who have appeared for Master’s Degree Examination and whose results are awaiting should send an attested copy of the Hall Ticket along with the application ( Last semester/year only will be considered). The applicant should have scored a minimum of 55% [45% for SC/ST] in aggregate at the Qualifying exam[PG/BTech].
  • If letter grades are assigned instead of marks at qualifying examination, the candidate must produce grade conversion certificate.
  • Fee once paid will not be refunded.

KEY DATES FOR FOR FOR KERALA UNIVERSITY PH.D ADMISSION 2015

Registration for Kerala University Ph.D Admission 2015 starts from 5th August 2015
Exam Date for Kerala University Ph.D Admission 2015 Uploaded in website
Last Date of Registration 31st August 2015 (5p.m)