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Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala PhD Admission July 2017


MGU Kerala announces PhD through Written Aptitude Test (PhD WAT) 2017

Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), Kerala invite applications for admission to PhD Courses through Written Aptitude Test (PhD WAT) for the academic session 2017
Applications are invited from eligible candidates for registration for research leading to the award of PhD Degree of the University based on UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M. Phil/PhD Degrees) Regulation 2016
University Depts., Inter-University/Inter-School Centres, approved research centres in Govt. & Aided Colleges affiliated to the University and institutions formed by an Act of either the State or Central Govt. for promotion of research with two regular supervising teachers shall only be the research centres of the university


Candidates who have passed the Master’s degree in any discipline or a professional degree of MGU or of other Universities recognized as eligible for higher studies thereto securing not less than 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or
An equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an assessment and accreditation agency which is approved, recognised or authorised by an authority established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions and have passed the written aptitude exam conducted by the university
In cases, where a candidate proposes to do research in a particular discipline with post graduation from other universities in a discipline not offered by the university the discipline must have been made equivalent to the corresponding discipline in the university
A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991
The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale where grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace marks procedures
A candidate whose M. Phil dissertation has been evaluated and viva- voce is pending can apply for the PhD Programme of the same institution
The candidates who have appeared for the written aptitude test may apply for PhD registration after the result is out, but before the last date of the submission of application. Those candidates who qualify the WAT, but have not qualified the PG with the required percentage of marks on or before 31st, July 2017 are not eligible to apply
Mode of Admission
Admission to the PhD Programmes will be made on the basis of the following:
(a) Written Aptitude Test (WAT)
(b) Doctoral Interview
Those who have passed the Written Aptitude Test with minimum 50% marks and have applied for registration for PhD Programme will be called for a Doctoral Interview
Exemption from Written Aptitude Test
The following categories of candidates are exempted from passing Written Aptitude test
JRF Awardees
UGC Teacher Fellows
M.Phil. & M. Tech, MDS, MD & MS (Modern Medicine, Homoeopathy and Ayurveda) degree holders in the subject of research concerned
Regular and permanent teachers from the University Depts. & the Govt. / Aided Colleges in the state; candidates who have become qualified in the NET/SLET/GATE/GPAT/ JEST or other tests conducted by such Govt. bodies as UGC, CSIR, ICAR /ICMR
DST Women Scientist Awardees
KSCST/INSPIRE/MANF/RGNF, Fellowship Awardees
Scientists from the Accredited R&D Institutions
Registration Fee
The prescribed fee for PhD Registration is Rs.1000/- (One Thousand five Hundred only) for general candidates and Rs.750/- (Seven hundred and fifty only) for SC/ST candidates
The cost of the application is Rs.25/- (Twenty five only).  The fee can be remitted at M.G. University Cash Counter /Friends Janasevana Kedram/SBI branches through M.G. University pay in slip. DD is not accepted


The application form, letter of consent from the guide and the letter of agreement from the centre can be downloaded from the link provided herewith or from the website from 01st July 2017 to 31st July 2017
The filled in application with the following documents should be sent to the Deputy Registrar I (Academic), Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarsini Hills, Kottayam-686560
Chalan Receipt for Rs.1025/- (Rs. 775/- in the case of SC/ST students)

Important Dates

The Last Date for Submission of Application is 31st July 2017

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala

Deputy Registrar I (Academic), Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarsini Hills, Kottayam-686560, Website
For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .
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