KU (Kuvempu University) Ph.D Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 07 2018

    • Kuvempu University is a UGC affiliated institution which provides different post-graduate and doctorate programs under the departments of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education, and Law. The university provides Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme in multiple subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Biochemistry, Political Science, Social Science and languages such as Kannada, Hindi, English, and Urdu.

      Qualified aspirants can apply for admission to the Ph.D. programme by downloading the prescribed application forms available at the official university website.

      Doctoral admissions are done on the basis of marks obtained in Post Graduate degree and entrance test. Once, the research coursework is cleared by the Chairperson of the Board of Studies, the student can fill the final application in order to confirm their registration under the Ph.D. course of this university Upon successfully passing the test, the aspirant should current the outline of their research work to the Chairperson of the related department.

      • Method of Application



        14th Dec, 2018 - 28th Dec, 2018

      Important Dates

      M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce , M.Phil/Ph.D in Management , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering
      Registration14th - 28th Dec, 2018

      Subjects Offered for Ph.D. Course

      Ph.D. The program offered for different subjects - English, Economics, Sociology, Political Science, Journalism & Mass Communication, Social Work, Physics, Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Applied Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Applied Geology, Environmental Science, Library & Information Science and Education
      Department Wise Vacancy Position of the Ph.D. Program
      Faculty of Arts
      • English - 7
      • Economics - 2
      • Sociology - 14
      • Political Science - 12
      • Journalism & Mass Communication - 10
      • Social Work- 5
      Faculty of Science & Technology
      • Physics - 11
      • Chemistry – 5
      • Industrial Chemistry - 14
      • Applied Botany - 28
      • Zoology - 4
      • Biochemistry - 2
      • Microbiology - 1
      • Biotechnology - 17
      • Applied Geology - 19
      • Environmental Science - 9
      • Library & Information Science - 7
      Faculty of Education
      Education - 4
      Total- 171Eligibility Criteria
      Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Hindi) & Ph.D. (Sanskrit)

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. (English) , Ph.D. (Hindi) & Ph.D. (Sanskrit)

  • Aspirant should possess PG degree from recognized institution in relevant branch with at least 55% marks. For SC/ST and Category 1 aspirants, minimum aggregate for eligibility are 50% from a recognized institution
  • Students will be shortlisted for next level of admission procedure after considering 50% marks from Post Graduate Degree and 50% marks scored in the entrance exam
  • Aspirant must secure minimum 40% marks in the university entrance test for admission to the Ph.D. programme. For SC/ST aspirants, minimum need aggregate is 35%

Note: Category 1 students comprise:

  1. Foreign and sponsored aspirants
  2. Teachers on FIP/QIP
  3. JRF and fellowship students
  4. Students who have finished Eligibility Test for Leadership via the accredited State or National Agency

Step to Apply

Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Hindi) & Ph.D. (Sanskrit)

    •                                                                              Candidates can register by downloading the application forms available at the official university website 
      • Duly filled-in applications, along with the fee of Rs. 960/- (Rs. 720/- in case of SC/ST/Category 1 candidates) and educational qualification certificates, must be submitted to the Chairperson of the concerned Department.
      • The fee must be submitted through demand draft (DD) drawn in favor of “Finance Officer, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta”

      • Candidates should submit the following original documents to the university at the time of final admission:

        • Marksheets and Certificates of the 10th and 12th standard.
        • Certificate of graduation and post-graduation degree.
        • Proof of work experience
        • Caste certificate of SC/ST

      Admission Procedure 2018

      Ph.D. (English), Ph.D. (Hindi) & Ph.D. (Sanskrit)

      The selection process of the aspirants for a Ph.D. programme of the university is a 3-application procedure as explained below:

      • Application A: Initially, an aspirant must submit finished applications for appearing for the university entrance exam. If passed, they will be intimated for submitting the next application.
      • Application C: Students shall submit the final application to the Chairperson for their confirmation of Registration for the University Ph.D. programme.
      • Application B: Upon successfully passing the entrance exam, students must submit another application along with their Research Outline to the Chairperson of the related department. Once, the Research Outline is approved by the Chairperson of Board of Studies, students can apply for provisional Registration which shall be finished with the payment of requisite fee.

      *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College

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