KARNATAK UNIVERSITY DHARWAD PhD Admissions 2019-20 Notification


Ph.D Notification 2019-20 

Applications for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the prescribed form are invited from the eligible candidates for the academic year 2019-20. 

Modes of the Ph.D. Programme 

A candidate may register either for full-time or part-time Ph.D. programme. 
Full-time Ph.D. programme shall be undertaken by an eligible candidate who will work on regular basis in the department till the submission of the thesis. 
Part time Ph.D. programme shall be undertaken by In-Service/Professional Candidates 
A teacher fellow (On QIP/FIP Programme) shall work on a regular basis in the Department/Research Centre during the period of Fellowship. A candidate shall submit duly filledin application form along with necessary documents to the Chairman of the concerned PG Department on or before 19.10.2019. 


1.0 Eligibility for Admission 

1.1 Any candidate who has obtained a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognized University including Foreign candidates (sponsored by their Embassies) and sponsored candidates securing minimum 55% marks (50% for SC/ST/Cat-I/Physically challenged candidates) at the Post-Graduate Degree shall be eligible to apply for the Ph.D. Programme. 
1.2 In case of candidates appointed on regular basis prior to March 31, 1992 as teachers, librarians and physical education personnel in Colleges and University Departments, the minimum marks shall be 50% (45% for SC/ST/Cat-I/) provided they (employees) are continuing in service at the time of submission of application for registration. If the results of Master's Degree are declared in the form of Grades/Credits/ Cumulative Points in their marks cards/ transcripts, such Grades/Points shall be converted into percentages to assess the minimum eligibility criteria as specified in Regulations 1.1 and 1.2 

2.0 Entrance Test 

2.1 All the applicants possessing the minimum percentage of marks at their P.G. Degree as specified in Regulations 1.1 and 1.2 shall appear for the Entrance Test. 
2.2 However, (a) Government sponsored foreign candidates, (b) candidates who have cleared the UGC/UGC-CSIR JRF Test/ NET/SLET(Karnataka)/GATE/ GRE/ M.Phil (Admitted through an Entrance Test) shall be exempted from the Entrance Test. Candidates who have cleared UGC/UGC-CSIR JRF Test/ NET /SLET (Karnataka)/ GATE/ GRE/ M.Phil (Admitted through an Entrance Test) Exam willing to appear for the Entrance test should apply separately. Ph.D Notification 2019-20 
2.3 Maximum Marks for Entrance Test: 100 marks 
2.4 Nature of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions. 
2.5 Syllabus for Entrance Test: Research Methodology and Cognate/Core subjects of the P.G. Department conducting the Entrance Test. 
2.6 Number of Questions: 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark, 50% of the questions shall be from Research Methodology and the remaining 50% from the cognate/core subjects. The Department Council shall prepare the question papers for the Entrance Test. 
2.7 The 50 Questions on Research Methodology shall consist of data interpretation, language comprehension and test of reasoning. The other 50 Questions shall be based on current PG syllabus of cognate/core subjects.
 2.8 Duration of Entrance Test: 120 minutes. 
2.9 Venue of Entrance Test: Exam Section and Dr. R.C.Hiremath Institute of Kannada Studies, K.U.Dharwad. 

3.0 Preparation of Merit List: 

3.1 The Government sponsored foreign candidates, candidates who have cleared the UGC-JRF/UGC-CSIR-JRF/GATE/GRE/NET/SLET(Karnataka)/ M.Phil (Admitted through an Entrance Test) shall be placed first in the Consolidated Merit List based on (Merit) their percentage of marks secured by them at their qualifying (MA/M.Sc./M.Com etc.) examination. 
3.2 After the Entrance Test, merit list of the candidates shall be prepared as per Merit on the basis of the marks obtained in the entrance test and marks obtained in the qualifying examination in the ratio of 50:50. However, the candidate has to secure a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/Cat-I/Differently abled Candidates) in the Entrance Test. 
3.3 Candidates listed in the Merit Lists shall be considered for the present vacancies only.
3.4 The Candidates listed in the merit list shall attend Interview in respective PG Departments. Attending the Interview is mandatory. Eligibility to appear for the interview shall not be considered as confirmation of registration for Ph.D. 

4.0 Course Work 

4.1 Registered Full-time and Part-time Ph.D., candidates shall undertake course work of one semester (16 weeks), in the Parent Department within one year from the date of provisional registration, failing which his/her registration shall be cancelled. However, if it is found necessary, course work may be carried out by doctoral candidates in Sister Departments/Institutes/Research Centers recognized by the University for which due credit shall be given to such candidates. 
4.2 The course work for Ph.D. programme shall comprise three papers of 100 marks each, viz., Course - I: Research Methodology, Course - II: Cognate/ core Subject/s and Course - III: Area of Research. This shall be followed by comprehensive Viva-Voce for 50 marks. However, it shall be noted here that Courses–I and II are common for all the candidates in the particular Department/Subject/Discipline. Ph.D Notification 2019-20 

5.0 Vacancy list: The vacancy list of various departments is as shown below: 

Department No. of Vacancies 
1. Applied Genetics 06 
2. Botany 12 
3. Bio-Chemistry 08 
4. Bio-Technology & Microbiology 05 
10. Marine Biology, PG Centre, Karwar 03 
13. Zoology 09 

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