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Gandhigram Rural Institute PhD 2017 Admission, Eligibility, Dates

Gandhigram Rural Institute PhD Admissions 2017 Session


The Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI) (Deemed University) Gandhigram, invites applications for admission to Full Time/Part Time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program offered in various specializations for the session July 2017


Categories of PhD Candidates

There shall be three categories of Ph.D. candidates:

i) Full-time PhD candidates

ii) Part-time candidates (Internal)

iii) Part-time candidates (External)

To know about the various specializations, please see the link given below www.ruraluniv.ac.in


Eligibility Criteria

Candidates (Indian/Foreigner) who have studied under 10+2+3+2 years pattern or 10+2+5 years or 11+1+3+2 or 12+2+3+3 or 10+2+4+2 pattern of education and qualified for the award of the Master’s Degree in relevant discipline in Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University (GRI-DU/GRI) or any other university recognized by the University Grants Commission in relevant discipline with not less than 55% marks (50% for SC/ST and part-time non-teacher candidates) or an equivalent grade are eligible

In addition, he/she should have qualified the entrance test conducted by GRI or should have obtained M.Phil or qualified the UGC-JRF/NET/SLET/Lecturership/GATE/CSIR/ICAR/ICSSR or other fellowships or passed equivalent examinations


Selection Procedure

Candidates who have passed UGC JRF/ NET/ SLET/ SET/ GATE/ CSIR/ ICAR/ ICSSR/ equivalent examinations or those who have been granted fellowships from recognized institutions will be admitted directly for admission


Entrance Test

A Common Entrance Test will be conducted by the Controller of Examinations for the eligible candidates as detailed below:

a. Question paper pattern for Research Aptitude Test

1. Duration - 1 hour

2. Type - Multiple Choice Questions

3. Marks - 50 (50x1)

b. Question paper pattern for Subject Test (Descriptive)

1. Duration - 1 hour

2. Distribution - 5 out of 7 questions

3. Marks - Each question carries 10 Marks (5x10)


Application Process  

Candidates can apply online www.ruraluniv.ac.in

Before starting to fill up the application form, read the e-prospectus, confirm the vacancy position and area of specialization carefully, and get ready with the required documents. Fill the application carefully - Upload the required documents - Make online payment - Finally ensure Final Submit - Download your application in PDF format for your reference. After Final Submit you cannot edit the application

Cost of the application is Rs.2000/-

Online Entrance Test can be preferred. If preferred Rs.1000/- will be added to the application cost Payment can be made only by Online Mode: SC/ST applicants can have the application free of cost by submitting the required details. Foreign candidates refer the e-prospectus for the cost of application

Foreign Candidates: Fill up the application - Upload the required documents - click the final submit - Download the filled in application in PDF format - Print the application and send it by post along with the Demand Draft in favour of the Registrar to "The Joint Registrar, the Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Gandhigram-624302"


Important Dates


Last Date for Submission of Application Form: 05th December 2017


For detail information visit the institute website: www.ruraluniv.ac.in


GRI Gandhinagar

The Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University, The Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI), Gandhinagar, (Re-Accredited by NAAC with ‘A’ Grade with 'A' Grade, Fully funded by MHRD, Govt. of India), The Gandhigram Rural Institute - Deemed University, Gandhigram-624302, Dindigul District, Tamilnadu, India, Tel.: 0451-2452371, Email: grucc@ruraluniv.ac.in, Website www.ruraluniv.ac.in


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