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Andhra University PhD, MPhil Admission 2017- AURCET 2017

AURCET 2017 - Andhra University Common Entrance Test for MPhil PhD Admission 2017 Full-Time/Part-Time

Andhra University, Directorate of Admissions has issued notification for Research Admissions into Full-Time and Part-Time M.Phil./PhD Programmes in Arts, Science, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Law Faculties for the year 2017



On behalf of the A.U, Directorate of Admissions, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam invites applications from eligible candidates for admission through Andhra University Research Common Entrance Test (AURCET)-2017 into M. Phil (Full-time/Part-time)/PhD Programme (Full-Time/Part-Time) in the subject areas, for the year 2017 offered in Campus Colleges, PG Centers, and recognized Research Centers in affiliated Colleges


Candidates having PG Degree in Science, Arts, Law, Pharmacy & Engineering Courses and seeking admission into M. Phil or PhD Programmes must appear for the ENTRANCE TEST (AURCET-2017) conducted by the Directorate of Admissions



Research Programmes for the award of M. Phil. or PhD degrees can be pursued in the Faculties of Arts, Law, Science, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences by candidates possessing minimum qualifications prescribed in Annexure-I


Full-Time M. Phil. / PhD Program

Postgraduate degree holders with at least 55% of marks (50% in the case of SC/ST Candidates) or equivalent CGPA in the concerned subject or in an allied subject or any other PG Degree recognised by the University as equivalent thereto prescribed in eligibility criteria can apply

They must qualify in AURCET-2017


Part-Time M. Phil/PhD Program

In-Service candidates satisfying the above eligibility conditions can apply for part-time. Admission into part-time programmes will be made by preparing merit order by considering rank and service weightage


AURCET-2017 Exam Pattern

Common Entrance test (AURCET-2017) for admission into M. Phil & PhD Programmes in various Science, Arts, Law, Pharmacy and Engineering Basic Sciences and humanities in Engineering will be conducted by the Directorate of Admissions in Visakhapatnam only


AURCET-2017 for each subject/dept. consists of one paper with multiple-choice objective type questions including oral exam; this Paper contains 20 questions in Research Methodology with 20 marks, 70 questions in concerned subject with 70 marks


After the written exam there is an oral exam for 10 marks will be conducted in Departments by the concerned DRC; the minimum qualifying marks in AURCET-2017 is 25 marks and no minimum marks for SC/ST/PHC category students



All candidates qualified in the Entrance Test will be awarded AURCET-2017 test-wise Rank as per marks secured in the test and Interview


In case of a tie between candidates securing the same marks the order of merit will be decided on the basis of marks obtained in Part-II of the Test

Rank cards can be downloading from the websites www.audoa.in


Admission Procedure

For M. Phil. & PhD (Full-Time)

a) 80% of the seats with AURCET-2017 rank for Arts & Science courses and 100% each for Engineering, Pharmacy and Law courses


b) 20% of the seats in Arts & Science courses, to be filled by the candidates having MPhil Degree, UGC-CSIR NET/ICMR (Lecturer ship), APSET in the subject concerned with a AURCET-2017 Rank


M. Phil. Part-Time

Admission into part-time programmes will be made on the basis of AURCET-2017 Rank and weightage obtained in the service. In the respective category in the following order of priority


01. Teachers working in the University or the AUPG Centers


02. Teachers working in Post graduate and professional colleges


PhD Part-Time

Admission into part-time PhD will be made on the basis of AURCET-2017 Rank in the respective categories. The final ranking of AURCET-2017 will be evaluated based on the marks obtained in the written test and service weight age
(a) Regular Faculty working in the University or the A.U. P.G. Centers


(b) (i) Faculty working in Post graduate and Professional colleges having completed a minimum service of two years


(ii) Faculty/Librarians/Asst. Librarians working in affiliated degree /PG colleges and Faculty teaching physics, chemistry, mathematics and humanities in professional colleges, having completed a minimum service of three years


Application Procedure

The Information brochure relating to subjects offered, eligibility criteria, test-wise syllabus, admission procedure, etc., are placed in the A.U. website www.audoa.in or www.andhrauniversity.edu.in/doa


The eligible candidates should apply online only for admission into the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme through the website www.audoa.in


A candidate has to pay Rs. 1000/- (Rs.700/- for SC/ST/PHC) for each subject and for each additional programme the processing fee is of Rs.500/- additional through online


Application forms completed in all respects should reach the Director, Directorate of Admissions, Andhra University, Vijayanagar Palace, Pedawaltair, Visakhapatnam-530017 by Registered Post or in person on or before 11th July 2017


Office of the Directorate of Admissions will not hold any responsibility for the non -receipt of applications sent by post or courier or late receipt of applications due to postal delay or for any reason whatsoever.


Important Dates


Issue of Press Notification: 09th June 2017


Commencement of Submission of Online Applications: 12th June 2017


Last Date for Submission of Online Applications: 11th July 2017


Last Date for Submission of Online Applications with late fee of Rs.1000/-: 20th Jul 2017


Last Date for Submission of online Applications with Special late fee of Rs.3000/-: 31st July 2017


Last date for submission of online Applications with Special late fee of Rs.5000/-: 08th August 2017


Commencement of Examinations: 12th August 2017


Date of Results: 31st August 2017


Commencement of Admissions (Tentative): 08th September 2017


Prof. K. Rajendra Prasad

Director, Directorate of Admissions, Vijayanagar Palace, Andhra Pradesh Peda Waltair, L.B. Colony (Post), Visakhapatnam-530017, Phone No.: 0891-2573441, Email: [email protected], Website www.audoa.in / www.andhrapradeshuniversity.edu.in/doa


For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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