Mode of Application
31st Aug, 2017
University of Kerala is one of the first 16 universities to come into existence in India. The University currently has 16 faculties and 41 departments of teaching and research. The University has also a number of study centres in specialized areas such as Nano-technology, Kerala Studies, Bioinformatics, Women’s Studies, Learning Difficulties, Sree Narayana Studies, Gandhian Studies etc.
University of Kerala offers M.Phil. And Ph.D. in a wide range of disciplines. The basic eligibility criteria for admission to M.Phil. and PhD program is a Postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
The University takes admission to M.Phil. program once a year while admission process for PhD program is conducted twice a year. The admissions are made through an entrance test conducted by the university. Admission to PhD programs are also made with a few exceptions and exemptions. You can apply online through Kerala University’s official website before the last date. The University is soon to begin the PhD admission process for the January 2017 session.
31st Aug, 2017
|Online registration for Ph.D. Programmes||14th Dec, 2016 - 15th Jan, 2017|
|Last date to apply online for M.Phil Programme||04th Apr, 2017|
A candidate must have obtained a master’s degree in the related discipline with at least 55% marks from any recognized university.
The list of specializations offered by Kerala University in M.Phil. degree is given below:
Aquatic Biology & Fisheries
Genetics & Genomics
Computer Aided Drug Design (CADD) (under CSS mode)
Hindi Language and Literature
Library & Information Science
Computational Linguistics (Interdisciplinary) (under CSS mode)
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Theatre Arts and Film Aesthetics for Education
Tamil Language & Literature
The University offers full time Ph.D. programmes in following specializations:
|Aquatic Biology and Fisheries||Arabic||Archeology||Bio-Chemistry (Including Medical Bio-Chemistry)||Bio-Technology (Including Microbiology and Medical Microbiology)|
|Botany||Chemistry||Commerce||Communication and Journalism||Computer Science|
|Demography||Economics||Education||Environmental Sciences||Future Studies|
|Management Studies||Islamic Studies||Law||Library and Information Science||Linguistics|
|Home Science||Geography||Physical Education||Social Work||Computational Biology and Bioinformatics|
|Chemical Engineering||Civil Engineering||Computer Science and Engineering||Electrical and Electronics Engineering||Electronics and Communication Engineering|
|Mechanical Engineering||Architecture (Inclusive of Town Planning)||Basic Medical Science||Medicine and Allied Specialties||Surgery and Allied Specialties|
The application form for M.Phil. courses can be accessed online through the Admission portal on Kerala University Official Website. A candidate will need to provide certain essential details during form filling such as: Name as on official documents, valid email id, contact details, details of qualifying degree examination etc. After registration a candidate will need to submit application fee. The application fee details are given below:
Fee for Registration
Fee for each optional subject applied
The application fee can be submitted to Account number 67153233669 in any branch of State Bank of Travancore, through a challan generated during Registration process. After submitting the fee, the candidate must fill the payment details in their respective application forms. Candidates, who do not have a State Bank of Travancore branch nearby, can submit the application fee through RTGS transfer. The details for the same are given below:
|MICR Code of Bank||695009010|
|Bank & Branch||State Bank of Travancore, Kerala University Office Branch,Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram|
|Account Holder Name||Finance Officer|
|Account Holder Address||University of Kerala, Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram 695034|
Application forms will be available on the official website of Kerala University, After online application, a candidate can download the filled in application form. Here are the steps to apply online:
Candidates after applying online will need to download the application and send it along with the necessary documents and fees to the Registrar by january 15, 2017 (5 PM) (tentative). All relevant documents proving qualification and eligibility should be sent along with the application. Incomplete application will be summarily rejected.
Applications should reach the following address before the last date:
University of Kerala,
Near Church, Karyavattom,
Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581.
Note: The photographs in the application and hall ticket should be attested by a Gazetted Officer and the name and designation of the Officer should be clearly shown.
Application Fee and Payment Method:
Documents to be submitted with the application form:
The last date for receipt of Application is January 15, 2017(tentative) at 5:00 PM for the January 2017 session.
Selection Procedure for M.Phil Programmes
Selection of candidates to the M.Phil. Programs will be made on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination conducted by the university. Merit list will be prepared keeping in mind the marks scored by the candidates in the entrance test and the marks obtained in the qualifying examination by the candidates. Both the marks are to be taken in a ratio of 50:50.
The entrance test will be based on the course study completed by candidates at Master’s degree level.
Note: The candidates who appear for Entrance Examination in Malayalam and Tamil shall be considered for admission to M.Phil. in Manuscriptology. Option will be given at the time of Registration.
Selection of candidates for admission to Ph.D. program at Kerala University will be made on the basis of candidates’ performance in the entrance test conducted by the university.
Note: While applying for the Eligibility Test, the candidates should carefully choose the subject most suitable according to their qualifying P.G. Degree/ choice or area of interest for doctoral research.