University of Calicut invites applications for entrance examination/direct admission to Ph.D. programme -2016 from eligible candidates to the Ph.D. programme under the streams (1) Full-time and (2) Part-time under the faculties of Science, Language & Literature, Humanities, Commerce & Management Studies, Education, Journalism and Fine Arts of this University.
Eligibility for Admission
For admission to the Ph.D. programme in a related subject in the faculty, applicants fulfilling the following criteria shall be treated as eligible (a) Persons who have passed Post Graduate Degree (Master Degree) Examination with at least 50% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) of this University or an equivalent degree recognized by University of Calicut. Relaxation for minimum marks is applicable to reserved category students. OR Persons working in National Laboratories- Institutes/Universities/Government/ Private Organization nominated/sponsored by the respective employer. These persons should have a Post Graduate Degree with 50% marks, and holding a permanent position there. (b) Above-mentioned rules will also be applicable to the foreign candidates who have obtained a Masters Degree from the statutory Indian Universities or equivalent degree from abroad. (c) Teachers of the Colleges, aided or government, affiliated to the University, Secondary and Higher Secondary Teachers. For teachers of this University and working in Aided colleges affiliated to this University, 1.a, shall be relaxed. (d) Application for research in inter-disciplinary areas and from applicants belonging to a faculty or subject other than the faculty or subject in which the research is proposed to be done and from the international candidates (those who have not obtained the Master's degree from Indian Universities) shall be considered on the basis of the proven ability and aptitude of the researcher for such kind of research. Such proposal shall be examined by the Guide and the Head, place of research and place before the Research Admission Committee for recommending for admission. The admission will be confirmed after the Research Admission Committee, approves the topic. (e) Percentage of marks for foreign candidates (those who have not obtained Master's degree from Indian Universities) will be 50% or equivalent GPA. (f) Candidates belonging to SC/ST category and those having 40% or more physical disability, require only a pass in the qualifying PG degree examination.
(a) The qualified candidate may contact the teaching/research department/centre/ recognized institutes/ affiliated college, where he/she prefers to pursue the PhD course, and seek the availability and willingness of the research guide who is competent in the area in which he/she is willing to do research and work with him/her to develop a research proposal (b) Every person, if he/she is otherwise eligible and qualifies as per above conditions and desirous of doing research work for the Ph. D degree should face the interview before a committee. (c) On the basis of the interview, the allocation of the Research Guide for a selected candidate shall be decided by the Department/Centre/ Institution/ Affiliated College, in a formal manner depending on the number of candidates per faculty member, the available specialization among the Research Guides and the research interest of the candidates as indicated by the candidates during interview .
The University fellowships shall be awarded on the basis of merit and keeping the norms of reservation. A valid registration for Ph.D. course in the University does not warrant that the candidate is eligible for University Fellowship for research studies.
Procedure of Application
Applications can be submitted on line from 28.11.2015 to 11.12.2015 midnight. The application and entrance examination fee of Rs.550/- (SC/ST Rs.220/) shall be remitted to Calicut University Fund (Select the purpose ' Application and entrance examination fee for Ph.D. admission 2016') by e-payment (SBT online/SBT e-challan/Friends/Akshaya e-challan).
Commencement of online registration: 28.11.2015 (b) last date of online registration: 11.12.2015. (c) Last date for receipt of print out of applications: 15.12.2015. (d) Date of Entrance Examination: 17.12.2015 (f) Publication of result: 30.12.2015.
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