Karnataka University PhD Admission 2021 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility

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Karnataka University Dharwad announces Entrance Test for PhD Admission 2021-22

Karnataka University PhD Admission 2021 – Karnataka University invites application n the prescribed form for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for the academic year 2021-22
Interested candidates can check the post below for the eligibility criteria, application process,fees,  selection process and more for Karnataka University PhD Admission 2021.

About the Program

  • A candidate shall submit duly filled-in application form along with necessary documents to the Chairman of the concerned Dept.
  • A teacher fellow (On QIP/FIP Programme) shall work on a regular basis in the Dept./Research Centre during the period of Fellowship
  • A candidate may register for full-time or part-time PhD programme
  • Full time PhD program shall be undertaken by an eligible candidate who will work on a regular basis in the department till the submission of the thesis

Karnataka University PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates



Issue of Application Form

29th January 2021

Last date for the receipt of application

17th February 2021

Date of Entrance Test

26th February 2021

Announcement of the List of Qualified Candidates

05th March 2021

Date of Interview

12th March 2021

Meeting of the Doctoral Committee of all Faculties

17th to 26th March 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Karnataka University PhD Admission 2021

  • Any candidate who has obtained a Postgraduate 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. Program.
  • In case of candidates appointed on regular basis prior to 31st March, 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
  • If the results of Master’s Degree are declared in the form of Grades/Credits/ Cumulative Points in their marks cards/ transcripts, such Grades/Points shall be converted into percentages to assess the minimum eligibility criteria

Karnataka University PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Application form and the Bank challan (bank challan should be downloaded and printed in legal size paper) from the website www.kud.ac.in or www.kudacademics.org and the duly filled-in application form, along with all enclosures (including the original copy of the challan for application processing fee and Entrance Test fee if applicable) shall be submitted to the chairman of the concerned

Fee Details

The Fee details are as under:

Application Fees

Rs.2000/- (Rs. 1000/- for SC/ST/Cat-I full time candidates only)

Account No.

State Bank of India: 11605259865 IFSC Code: SBIN0001728

Syndicate Bank

1206216000030 IFSC Code: SYNB0001206

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
  • However, (a) Govt. 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

Maximum Marks for Entrance Test

100 marks

Nature of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

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.

Duration of Entrance Test

120 minutes

Venue of Entrance Test

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

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website