Calicut University PhD Admission 2020 Notification, Dates, Application

calicut university phd admission 2020


Calicut University has released the Notification for Entrance Examination/Direct Admission to PhD Programme 2020. Applications are invited from eligible candidates including candidates exempted from entrance test, for admission to the PhD programme under the streams Full-time and Part-time under the faculties of Science, Language & Literature, Humanities, Commerce & Management Studies, Education and Music of Calicut University.


Calicut University PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Commencement of Online Registration

17th January 2020

Last date of Online Registration

28th January 2020

Date of Entrance Exam (Tentative

12th & 13th February 2020

Publication of Results

25th February 2020


Eligibility Criteria for Calicut University PhD Admission 2020

Masters degree or a Professional degree recognized as equivalent to a Masters degree of University of Calicut, with at least grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or at least 55% marks in aggregate in the mark system or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

A relaxation of 10% of marks from 55% to 45%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed to candidates belonging to SC/ST category. A relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed to those belonging to OBC (non-creamy layer)/ differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decisions of the University/State Government from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991.

Entrance Test

Research Departments/Entrance Conducting Authorities may conduct the entrance test.

All candidates getting a minimum of 50% marks and, in the case of SC/ST categories of candidates a minimum of 40% marks and in the case of OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates a minimum of 45% marks, as the case may be, in the entrance test are qualified to apply for registration to PhD Programme.

Admission of students who obtain the same marks in the entrance examination shall be decided first on the basis of the percentage of the PG marks/grades and then on the basis of age and then by name in alphabetical order unless otherwise specified.


Exemption From Entrance Test

Candidates who qualify UGC-NET/JRF, UGC-CSIR-NET/JRF, SLET, GATE and research fellowships of Central and State Government departments/ agencies as approved by the University, as the case may be

Full time regular teachers of the University departments/Govt. or Aided Colleges affiliated to the University of Calicut and teachers with FDP/QIP or similar fellowships.

Foreign nationals who are otherwise eligible for admission.

Full-time fellows, who have been selected on the basis of a written Test and interview, working in a research project under the investigation of a research guide of the University.

M.Phil. Degree (successfully completed from any Statutory Recognized University in the relevant subject) holders.


Calicut University PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

Candidates applying for PhD Admission 2020 shall visit the University admission website and access the PhD 2020 registration page (

Complete the registration in the following two steps:

Step 1 – CAP ID Creation

Candidate applying for Ph.D 2020 shall initially create a CAP ID by providing the basic details using the "New User (Create CAP ID)" link provided in the Ph.D 2020 registration page.

After successful submission of the details, a CAP ID and Password will be sent to the registered mobile number instantly (Mobile number of students/ parents/ guardian only to be furnished).

Step 2 – Registration Completion and Making Payment

With the CAP ID and Password received in the registered mobile number, the candidate can login and fill the registration page by providing required data. Candidates shall take utmost care while selecting the reservation category during the filling up of registration data. For completing the registration, candidate shall click on the " Finalise & Proceed to Payment " button and make payment.

An application and entrance examination fee of Rs. 610/- for General Category and Rs.250/- for SC/ST Category will have to be paid by the candidates for completing the registration procedure.


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University of Calicut

Directorate of Admission, Tagore Nikethan, University of Calicut, Thenhipalam, Malappuram, Kerala, 673635Phone: +914942407016, +914942407016, E-mail: Website