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Decoding Eligibility & Selection Procedure of Karnatak University Dharwad PhD Admission for 277 Seats

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Dhardwad, 07 February 2021: Karnatak University, Dharwad, a state university, has released PhD Admission Notification for 2020-2021.  The total number vacant seats are 277 across 40 subjects. Both PhD Regular and PhD Part Time programmes are available.

Key Dates & Application Fees:  The closing date for submission of application is 17 February 2021. The date of entrance test 26 February 2021. The fee details are as under:  Application fees: 2,000/- (Rs. 1,000/- for SC/ST/Cat-I full time candidates only).


Here, Skilloutlook presents Key Points of Karnatak University, Dharwad.


Eligibility for Admission

1.1 Any candidate who has obtained a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognized University including Foreign candidates (sponsored by their Embassies) and sponsored candidates securing minimum 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. Programme.

1.2 In case of candidates 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 (employees) are continuing in service at the time of submission of application for registration.

Entrance Test:  All the applicants possessing the minimum percentage of marks at their P.G. Degree as specified in Regulations 1.1 and 1.2 shall appear for the Entrance Test.

Syllabus for Entrance Test: Research Methodology and Cognate/Core subjects of the P.G. Department conducting the Entrance Test.

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 question papers 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 the current PG syllabus of cognate/core subjects.

Duration of Entrance Test: 120 minutes.


Exemption of Entrance Test: However, (a) Government sponsored foreign candidates, (b) candidates who have cleared the UGC/UGC-CSIR JRF Test/ NET/SLET(Karnataka)/GATE/ GRE/ M.Phil (Admitted through an Entrance Test) shall be exempted from the Entrance Test.

Candidates who have cleared UGC/UGC-CSIR JRF Test/ NET /SLET (Karnataka)/ GATE/ GRE/ M.Phil (Admitted through an Entrance Test) Exam willing to appear for the Entrance test should apply separately.

Venue of Entrance Test: Exam Section and Dr. R.C.Hiremath Institute of Kannada Studies, K.U.Dharwad.


Preparation of Merit List: The Government sponsored foreign candidates, candidates who have cleared the UGC-JRF/UGC-CSIR-JRF/GATE/GRE/NET/SLET(Karnataka)/ M.Phil (Admitted through an Entrance Test) shall be placed first in the Consolidated Merit List based on (Merit) their percentage of marks secured by them at their qualifying (MA/M.Sc./M.Com etc.) examination.

After the Entrance Test, merit list of the candidates shall be prepared as per Merit on the basis of the marks obtained in the entrance test and marks obtained in the qualifying examination in the ratio of 50:50. However, the candidate has to secure a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST/Cat-I/Differently abled Candidates) in the Entrance Test.

Candidates listed in the Merit Lists shall be considered for the present declared vacancies notified.

The Candidates listed in the merit list shall attend Interview in respective PG Departments. Attending the Interview is mandatory. Eligibility to appear for the interview shall not be considered as confirmation of registration for Ph.D.


List of Departments where PhD seats remain vacant:

The total number of PhD Vacant seats are 277: Faculty of Arts -62 seats; Faculty of Commerce -04; Faculty of Management – 18; Faculty of Law – 02; Faculty of Social Science -63; Faculty of Science -128.

Faculty of Arts :
English 28
Folklore 2
Hindi 1
Kannada 14
Marathi 4
Sanskrit 8
Urdu & Persian 5
Faculty of Commerce:
Commerce 4 4
Faculty of Management:
Management 18 18
Faculty of Law :
Law 2 2
Faculty of Social Science :
A.I. History & Epigraphy 2
Anthropology 8
Criminology and Forensic Science 3
Economics 12
History & Archeology 4
Philosophy 7
Psychology 13
Sociology 14
Faculty of Science and Technology:
Applied Genetics 7
Botany 12
Bio-Chemistry 9
Bio-Technology & Microbiology 19
Chemistry 34
Geography 8
Geology 2
Mathematics 7
Marine Biology, PG Centre, Karwar 6
Physics 7
Statistics 12
Zoology 5
128 128
Grand Total   277


Modes of the PhD Programme:  A candidate may register either for full-time or part-time Ph.D. programme. Full-time Ph.D. programme shall be undertaken by an eligible candidate who will work on regular basis in the department till the submission of the thesis.

Part time PhD programme shall be undertaken by In-Service/Professional Candidates A teacher fellow (On QIP/FIP Programme) shall work on a regular basis in the Department/Research Centre during the period of Fellowship.

For exact details on eligibility conditions, how to apply and other detail, the candidates should refer the official website of Karnatak University.

Click Here for PhD Admission Notification Page


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