MGU Kerala Ph.D Admissions 2020: Courses, Time Table, Result

Mahatma Gandhi University, popularly known as MG University, is a UGC approved university which has grown to be amongst the top universities in India. It offers 300 academic programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate level all over India.

MGU provides Ph.D. in various disciplines and can be done in three ways:

  • Full time
  • Part time (internal/external)

Admissions of candidates in these programmes will be done on the basis of qualifying examination merit as well as their performance in written aptitude test (WAT) and interview. Check MGU Admission

Students who satisfy the eligibility criteria and wish to apply for the Ph.D. programme can register themselves by submitting duly filled-in applications along with the registration fee through the official website.

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Law,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Medicine,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts
Admission Link

How to Apply

Candidates can download the application form available at the university website and fill the relevant details. Upon completion, candidates should send the applications to the university along with the following documents :

  • Attested copy PG degree mark sheet and certificate
  • Attested copy of T.C from the institution where the candidates last studied.
  • Attested copy of the M.Phil. degree certificate (if applicable)
  • Attested copy of the following certificates – JRF/NET/SLET / GATE/GPAT/KSCSTINPIRE/MANF/RGNF etc.
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the employer (if applicable)
  • Agreement letter from the Heard of the Research Centre
  • Letter of consent showing vacancy position of the supervising teacher
  • Caste certificates of SC/ST (if applicable)
  • Eligibility certificate of M.Phil/PG degree holders if done from any other university.
  • Scorecard copy of WAT (if appeared)
  • A total of three copies of the Research proposal in the following format from the Research Centre :
  1. On the front page these details should be there with a heading of Research Proposal -Title of Research work, Research area, discipline, Name and address of the candidate, supervising teacher and research centre.
  2. Then, candidates should be give introduction including the related studies.
  3. Candidates should provide, Importance of the work.
  4. Objectives of the study
  5. Methods and design of work (methodology)
  6. Work schedule (year wise)
  7. Bibliography
  8. Research proposal should be signed by the Research Guide at the first and the last page respectively. Also total number of pages should not exceed 5.

Candidates also have to pay the Registration fee of INR 1025, INR 775 in case of SC/ST students, payable at MG University Cash Counter/ Janasevana Kedram /SBT branches through MG University pay-in slip.

Candidates can also send the form along with the documents by attaching a challan of receipt. THERE IS NO ONLINE MODE OF PAYMENT. DD IS ALSO NOT ACCEPTED. 

Eligibility Criteria

For admissions to the Ph.D. programmes, one should qualify the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should possess a Post graduate degree in any discipline from MG University or any other university which is considered as equivalent by MGU, with a minimum of 55% aggregate. For SC/ST candidates, one should have a minimum of 50% in PG degree
  • Candidates awaiting the results of PG degree can also apply for the programme
  • Candidates with MBBS/ BAHMS/ BHMS /BDS degree should have a minimum of 50% aggregate.
  • CA and ACS candidates can also apply, provided their name has been entered in the Register as members maintained by the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.

Selection Process

For admission to the Ph.D. programmes, candidates must appear for the WAT exam, conducted by the university itself. Once selected, they can register by filling the application form prior to the last dae and appear for the interview round. Final selection will be done by the university committee on the basis of candidate’s performance in WAT and interview.

The following group of people will be exempted from giving WAT:

  • JRF Awardees
  • UGC Teacher fellows
  • Candidates having degrees of M.Phil & M.Tech ( in all disciplines) and MD&MS ( in modern medicine, homeopathy and Ayurveda)
  • Candidates who serve as Regular & Permanent teachers in University Departments and Government /Aided colleges in the state.
  • DST Women Scientist Awardees
  • KSCST/INSPIRE/MANF/RGNF/ or fellowship awardees.
  • Candidates who serve as Scientists of Accredited R&D Institutions.

Candidates who are exempted from WAT will be selected on the basis of following:

  • Qualifying degree
  • Interview
  • Letter of consent showing vacancy position of the Supervising teacher.
  • Letter of Agreement of the Head of the Research Centre.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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