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MGU PhD Admission 2020, Dates, Eligibility, Application Form

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Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) Kottayam announces Admission to PhD Programs 2020

MGU PhD Admission 2020 – Applications are invited from interested candidates by Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) Kottayam for admission into PhD Program based on UGC (Minimum standards and procedure for award of M.Phil/ PhD degree) for the academic session 20120-21.

Candidates can check details on MGU PhD Admission 2020 such as the program offered, eligibility criteria, application process, important dates, etc from the page below.

MGU PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

Issue of application Form 01st July 2020
Last Date for Submission of Application Form is 31st July 2020

Eligibility Criteria for MGU PhD Admission 2020

  • Candidates for admission to Ph.D. Programme shall have a Master’s degree in the concerned or related discipline or a professional degree declared equivalent to Master’s Degree of Mahatma Gandhi University or of other Universities, recognized as eligible for higher studies, thereto securing not less than 55% marks in aggregate or an equivalent grade.
  • In case, where a candidate with post graduation from other universities proposes to do
  • research in a subject not offered by the university, the subject must have been made equivalent by the university to the corresponding subject in the university.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, is allowed.
  • Candidates qualifying professional courses (MBBS, BAMS, BHMS, BDS, BVSc, B.Tech.)
  • with a duration of minimum four years with exceptional academic performance with 55% marks in aggregate.
  • Those awaiting results of the qualifying examination also may apply, but shall submit the documents pertaining to the result on or before 30th November 2020.

MGU PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website https://www.mgu.ac.in/
  • Application Form  can also be downloaded from the University Website https://www.mgu.ac.in/
  • The filled in application with the related documents should be sent to the Deputy Registrar I (Academic), Mahatma Gandhi University, Priyadarshini Hills, Kottayam – 686 560, on or before 31st July 2020. Also, scanned copies of the application and related documents should be sent to the e-mail id research@mgu.ac.in
  • Candidates shall procure a letter of consent from the supervising teacher, whose name i suggested and letter of agreement from the head of the research centre and submit them along with the application form.

Registration Fee

For General Candidate Rs. 1050/- (One Thousand and Fifty Only)
For SC/ST Candidates Rs. 790/- (Seven Hundred and Ninety Only)
The cost of the application is Rs. Rs. 30/- (Thirty Only)
Mode of Payment through the e-payment system

Admission Procedure

  • Admission to the Ph.D. Programmes will be made on the basis of  Entrance Test (ET) & Doctoral Interview.
  • Those who have passed the Entrance Test with minimum 50% marks and have applied for registration for Ph.D. Programme will be called for a Doctoral Interview
Exemption from Entrance Test
The following categories of candidates are exempted from passing Entrance Test :
  • Candidates who have qualified in the NET/SLET/GATE/GPAT/JEST or other tests conducted by Government bodies such as UGC, CSIR, ICAR, ICSSR and ICMR.
  • DST Women Scientist Awardees.
  • Candidates under Visweswaraya Ph.D. Scheme.
  • Scientists from the accredited R&D Institutions.
  • M.Phil. degree holders in the subject concerned.
  • M.Phil. candidates awaiting results and  M.Tech. or equivalent degree holders.



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

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