Kumaun University Nainital PhD Entrance Test 2018 for 29 subjects ! Application window closes soon

Nainital, Uttarakhand: Kumaun University, Nainital has notified PhD Entrance Test 2018. The PhD admission is open for 28 subjects.  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).

Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET) but shall apply by filling the online form of PhD entrance examination with fees- within due date.


Key Dates & Application Fees: The closing date for Payment of Fees is 21 February 2018. The closing date for submission of online Application is 23 February 2018. The tentative RDET-2018 Date is 01 Apr 2018 12:00 noon to 02:00 pm.

Eligibility Criteria for PhD Entrance Test:

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:

Candidate should have secured at least fifty five percent (55%) marks (without rounding off) or a grade point average equivalent to 55% marks (without rounding off) at the Master’s Degree examination. For Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to non-creamy layer /SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH)/Visually Handicapped (VH) Candidates, the minimum marks shall be 50% (without rounding off).

Candidates appearing/appeared in PG Final Year Semester Exam of the Kumaun University or its affiliated colleges/ institutions may also apply provisionally for the Ph.D. Entrance Examination (as per recommendations of Academic Council, Point 02, dated 06.03.2013).

Candidate is a regular teaching faculty member having served the Kumaun University for a period of minimum of one year in the University or the Colleges/Institutions affiliated to the Kumaun University as per University/State Govt. Rules.

Selection Process: The Qualifying Percentage of Marks in the Entrance Examination will be as under -General-50%, OBC-45% and SC/ST/VH/PH – 40%.

Admission to the Ph.D. 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.

Direct Admission (RDET Exempted- without appearing in RDET):

Direct Admission (RDET-Exempted): A candidate who has qualified UGC-CSIR-JRF or equivalent national test shall be considered for direct admission to the Ph.D. programme without appearing in Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET) but shall apply by filling the online form of Ph.D. entrance examination with fees- within due date.

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 Government rules shall also be exempted from the Ph.D. Entrance Test but are also required to apply online with fees and shall be considered together with other candidates at the time of counseling for allotment of supervisor




Political Science






Home Science









Forestry & Environmental Science


Computer Science

Information Technology

Pharmaceutical Science


Management Studies




Defense and Strategic Studies

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the PhD Admission page of the official website of the University.


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