Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU) Kerala announces Admission to PhD Programs 2024, Apply Now


Mahatma Gandhi University Kerala PhD Admission 2024 – Applications are invited for Category I and Category II admissions into PhD Programs offered by various Faculties of Mahatma Gandhi University Kottayam, Kerala for the academic years 2022-23 and 2023-24


About MGU Kerala

  • Mahatma Gandhi University (MGU), commonly referred to as MG University, is a state owned public university headquartered in Kottayam in the state of Kerala, India. It was established on 2 October 1983 on Gandhi Jayanti day. University has been approved by University Grants Commission (UGC) and accredited (A) by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council of India. The university has around 300 affiliated colleges spread over five districts in central Kerala. The university offers around 300 academic programmers (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral degrees) in the fields of Pure and Applied Sciences, Technology, Paramedical Studies, Nursing, Management, Law, Engineering, Gandhian Thought, development studies, International Relations, Inter disciplinary Integrated Master of Sciences, Politics, Physics, Nano Science among others


PhD Program offered

  • Faculty of Commerce
      • Commerce
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
      • Computer Science & Informatics
  • Faculty of Management 
      • Business Management 
  • Faculty of Science
    • Biochemistry
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics


No. of Vacancies

Faculty of Commerce

  • Commerce – 11

Faculty of Eng & Technology

  • Computer Science & Informatics – 05

Faculty of Management

  • Business Management – 33

Faculty of Science

  • Biochemistry – 05
  • Biotechnology – 04
  • Chemistry – 15
  • Mathematics – 05
  • Vacancies to the extent of maximum 50% shall be filled by Category I Candidates and the remaining 50% are to be filled by Category II Candidates. The unfilled Category I vacancies, if any, will be filled by Category II Candidates.


Important Dates


  • Date of Opening the Portal for Online Submission of Application: February 2024
  • Last Date for submitting the applications for both Category I & Category II Admissions is 13th March 2024


Eligibility Criteria

  • The Candidates who have obtained Master’s degree in the concerned or allied Subjects are eligible to apply subject to other eligibility as prescribed in the concerned MGU Ph.D. Rules & Regulations. List of allied Subjects is as follows:
  • Biochemistry: M.Sc./ M.Phil./ Ph.D. in Chemistry/ Micro Biology /Genetics /Life Sciences /Biological Sciences /Agriculture Biochemistry / Pharmacy/ Biotechnology/Applied Nutrition/ Veterinary Science/ Forensic Science.
  • Biotechnology: M.Sc./ M.Phil. /M.E./ M.Tech. programmes in Botany/
  • Zoology/ Genetics /Microbiology / Bio-Sciences /Life Sciences /Agricultural Sciences /Plant Sciences /Animal Sciences /Environmental Botany /Veterinary Sciences / Forensic Science/ Environmental Sciences/ Marine Biology /Pharmacy /M.D. and M.S (Medical faculty)
  • Business Management: PG in Commerce/ Economics/ Psychology/ Statistics
  • Chemistry : M.Sc. in Biochemistry/ M.Tech. in Chemical Technology, M.Sc. in Forensic Science/ M.Pharmacy.
  • Commerce: PG in Business Management
  • Computer Science & Informatics: M.C.A./M.Tech. (Computer Science/IT/Software Engg.) 
  • Mathematics: M.Sc. Applied Mathematics/Mathematics with Computer Sciences/ Statistics/ Applied Statistics


Application Process


  • Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website
  • Application Form  can also be downloaded from the University Website
  • 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 13th March 2024
  • Also, scanned copies of the application and related documents should be sent to the e-mail id [email protected]


Registration Fee


  • Registration Fee for Category I Candidates is Rs 2000/- to be paid through
  • Challan. For Category II Candidates, the Registration Fee is Rs Rs 2500/- (Rs
  • 1800/- for SC / ST/ PH Candidates).
  • Mode of Payment : Through the e-payment system


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


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