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Gauhati University MPhil and PhD Admissions 2018

Gauhati University GU-RET 2018 for Admission to MPhil & PhD Autumn Session

Gauhati University MPhil and PhD Admissions 2018 - Gauhati University, invites applications for admissions to M.Phil and PhD Programs for Autumn Session for the academic session 2018-18


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GU-RET 2018

  • Admission into the Autumn Session of the PhD Program and MPhil Program of Gauhati University for the academic session 2018-19 (August 2018 to July 2019) is a two-tier process
  • The admission to the MPhil & PhD Programs at GU is a highly competitive process and prospective MPhil & PhD applicants need to go through the Central Application Process (CAP). You can have an overview of the current research papers, published in reputed international journals by visiting our Research Highlight section


  • Admission into the MPhil and PhD (Autumn Session) Programs are available in the following disciplines. Probable vacancy positions are shown alongside for both MPhil & PhD. Please note that the vacancy positions are ONLY indicative. The exact positions will be known only at the time of counselling
  • Anthropology, Applied Sciences, Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Bioengineering & Technology, Biotechnology, Bodo, Botany, Business Administration, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Commerce, Communication & Journalism, Computer Science, Economics, Education, ECE, ECT, English, English Language Teaching, Environmental Science, Folklore Research, Foreign Languages Geography, Geological Sciences, Hindi, History, Information Technology, Instrumentation & USIC, Law, MIL & Literary Studies, Mathematics, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychiatric Nursing, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics, Women Studies, Zoology


Important Dates

  • The CAP or Central Application Process will be available from:  29th May 2018 and will remain active till 07th June 2018
  • The GU-RET will be administered on Saturday:  30th June 2018


Eligibility Criteria

  • Any person having a Postgraduate Degree of GU or from any recognised university or institute in a subject in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Mgt., Law, Technology, Fine Arts, Engineering, and Medicine or other professional subjects of GU with not less than 55% of marks or equivalent grade in the concerned subject may apply for admission into the MPhil or PhD programs in the subject in which the candidate has the Masters Degree or in an allied subject
  • The minimum marks for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates or a differently-abled candidate (with equal to or more than 40% disability) is 50% or equivalent grade
  • In case of Medical Sciences, the rules of Medical Council of India/Indian Nursing Council/Rehabilitation Council of India/ recommendation of Faculty of Medicine for Clinical Courses shall be followed (where necessary)
  • An applicant who has an M.Ed. degree can apply for PhD Program in the Education Dept. for research on a topic related to Education, Education System, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology of the concerned subject, provided the applicant has a Masters Degree in the concerned subject
  • In such cases, the applicant will have to appear in the admission test (GU-RET), unless exempted, in the subject of the parent department and if admitted, the candidate will have to take a Co-Guide from the Education Dept. of GU
  • An applicant who is in a service (either permanent or temporary or part-time) should have a “No Objection Certificate” from the employer before admission can be allowed


Reservation Policy

  • Reservation of seats for OBC, MOBC, SC, ST (P), ST(H), PWD categories will be applicable as per University Reservation police


Fee Details

  • Faculty of Arts, Law, Fine Arts (for PhD)
    • Admission Fee - Rs. 8000/-
    • Monthly Fee - Rs500/-
    • GURSA Membership Fee - Rs.100/-
    • Annual Subscription Fee (GURSA, for 3 years)   Rs300/-
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, Commerce, and Management (for PhD)
    • Admission Fee - Rs.16000/-
    • Monthly Fee - Rs.500/-
    • GURSA Membership Fee - Rs.100/-
    • Annual Subscription Fee (GURSA, for 3 years) Rs.300/-
  • The Fee for MPhil in Faculties of Arts, Law, and Fine Arts is Rs.20,000/-
  • The Fee for MPhil in Faculties of Science, Technology, Medicine, Commerce, and Management is Rs.25,000/-


Application Form

  • Online applications are invited from eligible candidates intending to undergo M.Phil./ Ph.D. Program under Gauhati University in the prescribed CAP (Central Application Process)
  • Prospective applicant can apply for PhD or MPhil or both in the available disciplines. ONLY one application is needed for both MPhil or PhD or both.
  • Majority of the subjects in which a student can do a PhD or MPhil at GU are closely linked to one or more departments. An applicant can select a maximum of two options to appear in the GU-RET in two disciplines
  • Application Fee is Rs.850/- per subject+ bank transaction fee
  • All applicants should pay the CAP fee after successful completion of the CAP. Without the remittance of this fee, Admit Card for GU-RET 2018 will not be issued. The fee should be paid through payment gateway only

For further details, please login University Website www.gauhati.ac.in


Gauhati University, Guwahati

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