Central University of Gujarat (CUG) announces Admission to PhD Program 2023, Apply now


Central University of Gujarat PhD Admission 2023 – Central University of Gujarat (CUG) has invites application for admission to PhD Program offered in various departments for the academic year 2023-24


Central University of Gujarat PhD Admission 2023


List of Departments with Vacant Seats

  • Life Sciences – 05
  • Applied Chemistry – 17
  • Environment and Sustainable Development – 08
  • Comparative Literature – 10
  • Hindi – 12
  • English – 07
  • German Studies – 02
  • Gujarati – 04
  • Chinese – 03
  • Security Studies – 07
  • Strategic Technologies and National Security – 03
  • Education – 10
  • Chemical Sciences – 04
  • International Politics – 06
  • Sociology – 08
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy – 08
  • Social Management – 08
  • Gandhian Thought and Peace Studies – 11
  • Economics – 06
  • Diaspora Studies – 05
  • Library and Information Sciences – 01
  • Nano Sciences – 07
  • Total – 152 Seats


Important Dates

  • Opening of the online Application Forms: 01st July 2023
  • Last date for submission of Application: 15th July 2023
  • Date of Test and Interview/Viva Voce: Will be notified later
  • Announcement of Merit List for Admission: Will be notified later


Eligibility Criteria

  • A 1-year/2-semester master’s degree programme after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme or a 2-year/4-semester master’s degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or equivalent qualification 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 to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of the educational institution.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.


Application Process

  • Candidates who desire to get admission in the PhD Programmes of Central University of Gujarat may apply online using this link http://exam.cug.ac.in/
  • Before applying, candidates are advised to read the detailed information and check the eligibility criteria required by a particular programme of the University


Application Fee

  • General/OBC (NCL)/EWS – Rs.1000/-
  • SC/ST/Transgender – Rs.500/-
  • Person with Disability (PwD) – Not Applicable


Selection Process

  • The selection for admission shall be based on the marks secured in Entrance Test and performance in the interview. The merit list will be prepared accordingly.
  • The CUG entrance test will be made mandatory for all candidates, providing a level playing field for all aspirants to compete. No exemption will be granted to UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holders or those who have completed an M.Phil. program for the written entrance test.
  • The selection of candidates for admission to research programmes (Ph. D.) would be based on a two-tier system (Entrance Test and Interview). A relaxation of 5% of marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC(Non Creamy Layers)/Differently-abled category in the entrance test conducted by the CUG.


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


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