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Ph.D. Admissions 2014 at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

Updated on Thu, 03 July 2014 at 13:28 IST
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Applications are invited from eligible candidates for registration for research leading to Ph.D. Degree of this University as per the “Revised Regulations for Ph.D. Registration and Award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy 2010/2012’’. The PhD programme is conducted by the university teaching departments, inter-university / inter- school centres and approved research centres of the university.


Candidates who have passed the Post-graduate Examination in any discipline of Mahatma Gandhi University or of other Universities recognized as equivalent thereto securing not less than 55% marks in the aggregate and have passed the Written Aptitude Test (WAT) conducted by the University in May 2014 are eligible to apply for registration for Ph.D. Those candidates who have passed the WAT 2014, but not qualified the PG with the required percentage of marks on or before 31, July 2014 are not eligible to apply.

For SC/ST candidates, the minimum marks required for registration is 50% in the aggregate in the Post graduate Examination.

MBBS, BAMS, BHMS and BDS degree holders who have secured not less than 50% marks for their final examinations are also eligible to apply for registration for Ph.D.

CA qualified candidates, that is, persons whose names have been entered as members in the Register maintained either by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India or by the Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India are also eligible to apply for PhD registration.

The application should be accompanied by letter of agreement from the Head of the Research Centre (The College Principal in the case of an affiliated college centre) where the applicant proposes to do research and letter of consent from the supervising teacher, who has sufficient vacancy.

Mode of Admission

Admission to the Ph.D. programmes of those who have passed written aptitude Test 2014 will be made on the basis of (a) marks of the qualifying degree (b) marks of the WAT and (c) the interview d) letter of consent of the supervising teacher showing vacancy position e) Letter of agreement of the head of the research centre.


The prescribed fee for PhD Registration is Rs. 750/- and the cost of the application is Rs. 25/- The fee can be remitted at M.G.University Cash Counter /Friends ( Janasevana Kedram) / SBT branches through M.G.University pay in slip. DD is not accepted.

Registration for Research

All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the University will be initially granted provisional registration as full time research scholars.
Regular and permanent teachers of the Government /Aided colleges of the State and Mahatma Gandhi University teaching departments, will be granted provisional part time registration initially, if they so desire.

Candidates admitted to Ph.D. programme shall join the research centre immediately and their date of registration shall be deemed to be the date of joining the next coursework succeeding registration ie. from 1st January of every year. However in the case of JRF candidates the date of registration is the date of the order itself.


The application can be downloaded from 01.07.2014 to 31.7.2014. The filled in application with the following documents should be sent to the Deputy registrar I (Academic), Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarsini Hills, Kottayam 686 560.

List of Documents:

1. Chalan receipt for Rs.775/-
2. Attested copy of P.G.Degree Marklist
3. Attested copy of P.G.Degree certificate
4. Attested copy of T.C from the institution last studied
5. Attested copy of M.Phil. degree certificate ( If M.phil Degree holder)
6. Attested copies of the certificates of JRF/NET/SLET/GATE/GPAT/KSCST/INSPIRE
7. NOC from the employer
8. Agreement letter of the head of the Research Centre and letter of consent from the Guide in the prescribed format Caste Certificate in the case of SC/ST candidate
9. Three copies of the Research proposal in the prescribed format with the signature of the Research Guide.
10. Eligibility Certificate for those who have taken PG/Mphil degree from other universities.
11. Copy of the result of written aptitude test 2014 downloaded from university web site in the case of those who have passed WAT (subject , name and register number marked)

The last date for submission of application is 31.07.2014.

More Details :

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
Mahatma Gandhi University, also known as Gandhiji University or M G University, was established on 2 October 1983 in Kottayam. The university has 183 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in central Kerala. Besides this, it has 21 teaching and research departments or schools, six information centres and three study centres.
Related Courses: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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