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PhD Entrance Exam 2014, Kumaun University, Nainital

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PhD Entrance Exam 2014, Kumaun University, Nainital

Kumaun University, Nainital invites application for PhD Entrance Exam for the year 2014-15. PhD Entrance Exam is an yearly exam conducted for admissions to Ph.d at Kumaun University, Nainital. PhD Entrance Exam is conducted by Kumaun University, Nainital. Applications are invited for admission to research degree entrance test (RDET) for the academic year 2014.

PhD Entrance Exam Eligibility:

Interested candidates should fulfil following eligibility criteria:
a) A candidate for the PhD degree entrance test must have a Master’s degree of the Kumaun University (hereafter referred to as University) or of any other University incorporated by the law in force and recognized by the UGC; provided also that the candidate,

(i) has secured at least fifty five percent (55%) marks or a grade point average equivalent to 55% marks at the Master’s Degree exam; for SC/ST/ PH/VH candidates, the minimum marks shall be 50%

(ii) appearing/appeared in PG Final Year/ Semester Exam of the Kumaun University or its affiliated colleges/ institutions may also apply provisionally for the PhD entrance exam

(iii) is a regular teaching faculty member having served the Kumaun University or the Kumaun University college for a period of minimum of one year in the University or the College/Institutions affiliated to the Kumaun University as per University/State Govt. rules

b) A candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to work for the PhD degree in the subject in which he/she has obtained Master’s Degree, however, research work leading to PhD degree may also be allowed in allied subjects in the same or any other Faculty, if the Research Degree Committee (RDC) concerned is satisfied that the candidate possesses the requisite qualifications to take up the proposed research work

Allied subject for the above stated purpose must have been approved by the Academic Council of the University

PhD Entrance Exam Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

The candidates shall be selected for registration into the PhD degree (i) Through Research Entrance Test (RDET) or (ii) Direct Admission (without appearing in RDET)
Procedure for admission will be as follows:

a) Through Research Entrance Test (RDET)

i) Through Research Entrance Test (RDET): Subject knowledge (objective/ multiple-choice type) (Written Test of 100 marks; Duration of Exam: 2hrs)

(ii) Paper shall contain 100 objectives/multiple-choice type questions and each question shall carry one mark with no negative marking

(iii) No scrutiny/revaluation of the answer sheet of the written test shall be conducted

(iv) The Qualifying % of Marks in the Entrance Examination will be as under: General – 50%, OBC – 45% and SC/ST/VH/PH – 40%

(v) Admission to the PhD programme in each subject shall be made strictly according to RDET merit against the available seats in the concerned subject in the university campus and affiliated colleges

(vi) Reservation Policy of the State of Uttarakhand shall be followed

b) Direct Admission (without appearing in RDET)

(i) Direct Admission (without appearing in RDET): A candidate who has qualified UGC-CSIR-JRF or equivalent national test shall be considered for direct admission to the PhD programme without appearing in Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET) but shall apply by filling the form within due date

(ii) A regularly appointed permanent teacher having served the Kumaun University or the affiliated college for a period of minimum of one year as a regular teacher as per University/State Govt rules shall also be exempted from the PhD entrance test but are also required to apply

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of PhD Entrance Exam:

Application Procedure

=> The applicants are required to fill up the following Examination form along with Admission card and Attendance slip in a clear and legible writing after downloading

=> The completely filled examination form along with examination fee should be sent by Speed/Registered Post to Director, Research & Extension, Kumaun University Nainital-263002

=> Examination forms submitted in any other form will not be accepted

Note: The candidates are required to go through the information brochure before filling the form

General Instructions

i) The candidates must read the conditions of eligibility as given at item No. A (a) carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the PhD Entrance Test before filling the application form

ii) Candidates will be issued the Admission Card by the Kumaun University after allotment of test venue; candidates should note that their candidature is strictly provisional; the mere fact that Admission Card has been issued to any candidate shall not imply that the Directorate has finally accepted his/her candidature

iii) The university may change the centre(s) or date of exam without assigning any reason

iv) Application Form must be complete in all respects as per the Notification; all incomplete Application Forms will be rejected

v) Applications submitted on any other format will not be accepted

vi) Applications received after the last date i.e. 20 November 2014 will not be entertained

vii) The use of calculators or Log ablest is not permitted; mobile phones, pagers and electronic devices etc. are not allowed in the Examination Hall/Room

viii) Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended and photographs pasted by them in all the places, viz. in their Application Form and OMR sheet be identical and there should be no variation of any kind

ix) All legal disputes pertain to this Test shall fall within the jurisdiction of Hon’ble High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital only

x) Applicants are advised to visit university website regularly for any further announcement and notices

xi) For further details kindly consult Research Ordinancies 2010/2014 by university official website

xii) The decision of the university shall be final in all matters

Fee Details:

Application Fee Rs.1000/-

PhD Entrance Exam Important Dates:

PhD Entrance Exam Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availablity of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

Last Date for Online Registration: 20th November 2014

Tentative Date of Examination 2014: 21st December 2014 (Sunday, 11.00 am to 01.00 pm)

Courses Offered:

Subject of Tests: Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Political Science, Geography, History, Economics, Sociology, Drawing, Painting and Visual Art, Psychology, Music, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Biotechnology, Geology, Forestry & Environmental Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Pharmaceutical Science, Commerce, Management Studies, Education, Journalism & Mass Communication

Test Cities and college Name:

List of cities where PhD Entrance Exam will be conducted in 2015
D.S.B Campus Nainital – 01;
S.S.J Campus Almora – 02;
M.B. Govt. P.G. College Haldwani – 03;
L.S.M. Govt P.G. College Pithorgarh – 04

List of documents to be submitted at the time of interview / discussion before departmental research committee:

1) A demand draft of Rs.1000/- of any nationalized bank drawn in favor of Finance Officer, Kumaun University, payable at Nainital

2) Self attested copies of mark-sheets and certificates etc

3) Certificate in support of reservation category

4) Character certificate from the institution last attended

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Kumaun University Nainital
Directorate, Research and Extension,
Kumaun University


Kumaun University, Nainital
Kumaun University is headquartered in Nainital. The University was established in 1973 under the UP State Act. The University has two campuses one each in Nainital and Almora and 27 affiliated colleges spread over the whole Kumaun region, that are fast adding a lot of beautiful structures to add to the panoramic and scenic beauty of the surroundings. One more Campus is being developed at Bhimtal to cater the needs of professional, technical and vocational education.
Related Courses: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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