Kerala University Ph.D/ M.Sc (Engg.) - Kerala University Ph.D/ M.Sc (Engg.)
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Applications in the prescribed form are
invited from eligible candidates for the General Aptitude Test for
determining eligibility for admission to Full time/Part time research
leading to Ph.D/M.Sc. (Engineering) by Research Degree.
The general aptitude test will be of three hours duration and will carry a maximum of 200 marks.
test comprises of General Knowledge (40 marks) Short answers (120
marks) and an Essay (40 marks). Post graduate level knowledge of the
subject and aptitude for research are expected of the candidate.
can apply only in the subjects offered by the University and go in for
specialization at a later stage, while choosing the topic of research
for registration for Ph.D.
While applying for the Eligibility Test the candidates should carefully choose the subject most suitable according to their qualifying P.G. Degree/choice or area of interest for doctoral research.
Candidates who have secured not less than 55% marks at the Master's Degree Examination are eligible to apply for the test.
Degree holders in Engineering with not less than 55% marks are eligible
to apply for the test for securing eligibility for admission to M.Sc.
(Engg.) by Research.
Candidates belonging to schedule castes
and scheduled tribes who hold Master's Degree in Science and Applied
Science faculties with at least 45% marks and Master's Degree in other
faculties with 40% marks are eligible to apply for the test.
Physically/visually challenged candidates are eligible for a relaxation
of 5% marks.
Candidates who have appeared for Master's Degree
Examinations and whose result is still awaited may also apply for the
test. However, such candidates will be considered eligible for
admission to research leading to Ph.D Degree provided they pass the
Master's Degree Examination with at least 55% marks and have been
declared qualified in the test.
Candidates who have already
qualified in the National Eligibility Test for Junior Research
Fellowship or Lectureship of the UGC/CSIR or ICAR/GATE or ICMR JRF test
or candidates who are selected for fellowship by the kerala State
Council for Science, Techonology & Environment or the State Level
Eligibility Test conducted by the Kerala Government or who hold M.Phil.
Degree by research and thesis in addition to a Master's Degree or its
equivalent with not less than 55% marks are exempted from eligibility
Candidates with DBT-JRF are exempted from the Ph.D.
Entrance Test and they are permitted to register for research leading
to Ph.D. Degree in Biotechnology.
working in Pharmaceuticals/Hospitals/Research Centres owned by
Government with 7 years experience and having 2 research papers
published are exempted from the Ph.D. Entrance Test.
working in approved Research Laboratories either owned or managed by
the Central/State Government or an Autonomous Research Institution of
National Status with seven years experience in the Grade
Scientist/Engineer, having two research papers published in the
recognized research journals of the concerned subject approved by the
Board of Studies concerned, are exempted from the Ph.D Eligibility Test.
teachers who have seven or more years of teaching experience are also
exempted from the Eligibility Test. Candidates with DM/M.Ch Degree are
exempted from appearing the test.
Those who have qualified in
M.Phil. in subjects other than the subjects in which he/she is seeking
registration for Ph.D. would be required to qualify in Eligibility Test.
will be granted to the eligible candidates only if the concerned
Supervising Teacher has vacant seats at the concerned Research Centres.
Ph.D. registration shall be restricted to regular/permanent teachers of
the Department and affiliated Colleges of the University of Kerala in
the concerned subjects.
Part-time registration is also extended
to teachers who are working in substantive vacancies in Government and
Aided Colleges in the State of Kerala.
However, the facility of
part-time Ph.D. registration (1) in Library and Information Science is
also extended to those who are working as Library Staff in the
University of Kerala on regular basis with a minimum of 3 years
experience if all other conditions are satisfied and (2) in Management
Studies is extended to those persons working in managerial position
with a minimum of 3 years experience in Government and Public Sector
undertakings provided all other conditions are satisfied.