Cotton University Guwahati announces Admission to PhD Program 2021

Cotton University Guwahati PhD Admission 2021 – Online applications are invited from eligible candidates for admission of the PhD Program offered at Cotton University, Guwahati (Assam) for the academic session 2021-22.

PhD  Disciplines


Faculty of Earth Sciences

Geography, Geology


Faculty of Human and Social Sciences

Anthropology, Archaeology, Economics, Education, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology


Faculty of Languages, Literature and Linguistics

Arabic, Assamese, Bengali, Bodo English, Hindi, Persian


Faculty of Life Sciences

Botany, Environmental Biology and Wildlife Sciences (EBWS), Zoology.


Faculty of Physical, Chemical & Mathematical Sciences

Chemistry, Computer Science & IT (CSIT), Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

Cotton University Guwahati PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates



Last Date for payment of application fees is

03rd February 2021

closing Date of Submission of Application Fee is

04th February 2021

Date of Written Examination is

13th February 2021

Eligibility Criteria for Cotton University Guwahati PhD Admission 2021

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent from a UGC recognised University with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade, in a subject related to PhD discipline when applying.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of grade, from the requirement of
  • Above, shall be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently-Abled  and such other categories as specified in case of admission in an institution under Government of Assam.
  • (iii) While determining the eligibility of a candidate subject to conditions (i) and (ii) above, grace marks or points awarded in the qualifying examination, if any, shall not be counted.
  • Applicants having qualified for national-level scholarships such as UGC/CSIR Junior Research Fellowships may be called to attend the interview/viva-voce of the admissible discipline of the scholarship without having appeared in the written test if the number of such applicants is small.
  • Candidates who had cleared NET or SLET in the related discipline within a period of two years preceding the date of this notification may be eligible for a relaxation of minimum qualifying marks in the Written Exam up to a maximum of 5%.

Cotton University Guwahati PhD Admission 2021 Application Process

  • Application may only be submitted ONLINE through the Website from 25th January 2021 onwards

Application Fee

Application Fee

Rs.1200/- (Rupees One Thousand Two Hundred Only)

Payment Mode

Payment of application fee is to be made online through Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking only at the time of filling up the online application form.

Selection Procedure

  • Selections will be via a Written Entrance Test followed by Viva-voce Written Entrance Test followed by Viva-voce separately for each Department/Discipline
  • The minimum qualifying marks in the Entrance Test is fixed at 50% as per UGC guidelines.
  • The minimum qualifying mark for  candidates belonging to categories mentioned in (ii) above will be 45%.candidates a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30% to the performance in the interview/ viva-voce shall be given.


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