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PhD Admission 2015, Karnataka University Dharwad

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PhD Admission 2015, Karnataka University Dharwad

Karnatak University, Dharwad invites applications for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) for the year 2014 - 15. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Admission is conducted by Karnatak University, Dharwad.Karnatak University, Dharwad invites applications for PhD programs in following departments:
Name of the Faculty: Science
1. Physics
2. Chemistry
3. Geology
4. Zoology
5. Micro biology and Biotechnology
6. Mathematics
7. Geography
8. Statistics
9. Applied Genetics
10. Biochemistry
11. Computer Science
12. Marine Biology
13. Botany

Name of the Faculty: Arts
1. Kannada
2. Linguistics
3. Folklore
4. Hindi
5. Sanskrit
6. Music & Fine Arts
7. English
8. Marathi
9. Foreign Languages
10. Urdu & Persian

Name of the Faculty: Commerce
1 Commerce

Name of the Faculty: Management

Name of the Faculty: Education
1. Education
2. Physical Education

Name of the Faculty: Social Science
1. Anthropology
2. Mass Communication & Journalism
3. Economics
4. Philosophy
5. Library Information Science
6. Psychology
7. Social Work
8. Sociology
9. A.I. History and Epigraphy
10. History and Archaeology

Ph.D Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:
=> Any candidate who has obtained a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognized University including foreign candidates (sponsored by their Embassies) and sponsored candidates securing not less than 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., Degree Programme.

=> In the case of those candidates who are 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 (i.e., 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 above in Regulations 1.1 and 1.2

Mode of Examination

Ph.D is Computer Based Test (CBT).

Application Procedure for Ph.D:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.
=> Application Form and the bank challan (bank challan should be downloaded and printed in legal size paper) from the website or and the duly filled-in application form, along with all enclosures (including the original copy of the challan for Application Processing fee and Entrance Test fees if applicable) shall be submitted to the Chairman of the Concerned Department at K.U. Dharwad

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of Ph.D:

Candidates are required to submit following:
=> Duly Completed application form
=> {DD}
=> A passport size photograph
=> Attested copy of 10th Class Public Examination certificate for Name and Age proof.
=> Attested copy of 10+2 Class mark sheet (if already passed 10+2 examination).

For detailed information regarding application procedure, applications, eligibility and other related information, candidates should refer the official notification. Please visit {website} for further reference.

Fee Details:

Application Fees: Rs.1500/- (750/- for SC/ST/Cat-I)

Ph.D Important Dates:

Ph.D Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Issue of Application Forms : 17.11.2014(Monday)
  • Last date for the receipt of application : 01.12.2014(Monday)
  • Date of Entrance Test : 10.12.2014(Wednesday)
  • Announcement of the List of Qualified Candidates : 15.12.2014(Monday)
  • Date of Interview : 22.12.2014(Monday)
  • Meeting of the Doctoral Committee of all Faculties : 29.12.2014(Monday) to 03.01.2015(Saturday)

Selection Process:

Results will be announced on 15.12.2014(Monday).

Contact Details

For more details please contact

Question Papers

=> 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 course inputs for the Entrance Test.

=> 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 syllabus of cognate/core subjects.
Duration of Entrance Test: 120 minutes

Karnatak University, Dharwad
Karnatak University established initially at Mumbai in 1949, the location was shifted to Dharwad in October, 1949 and Karnatak University had its official inauguration in March 1950. The campus spans 750 acres (3 km²). Dr. D. C. Pavate was the vice-chancellor of the university from 1954 to 1967. The rapid development of the institution is credited to him. The university was also recognized with the "Potential for Excellence" by UGC (University Grants Commission of India). The university is the second oldest, after University of Mysore, in the state of Karnataka.
Related Courses: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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