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Calicut University Ph.D. Admissions 2018

Updated On - March 31st 2018

University of Calicut offers 24 undergraduate and 22 postgraduate programs. It also offers full time and part time Ph.D. programs. There are 28 postgraduate teaching and research departments at the university. For admission to either of the research programs offered by the university, one must have had obtained a master’s degree in the same or related field of research. 

Application forms for Ph.D. program are available online on the official website of the university. Admission to Ph.D. program starts from February 13, 2018 and ends on February 27, 2018.

Admission to Ph.D. is based on an entrance examination conducted by the University Department and the marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Candidates who clear the entrance exam will then be called for an interview at the university. The final Admission decision will be a resultant of all the three factors taken together.

  • Mode of Application





    13th Feb, 2019 - 20th Mar, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Management
Registration Begins 13th Feb, 2019
Last date to apply online 27th Feb, 2019
Last date for submission of application form (print-out) 03rd Mar, 2019
Date of Entrance Exam for Ph.D Program 07th Mar, 2019
Announcement of Result 20th Mar, 2019

Eligibility criteria

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Education

Ph.D. Programmes

The University of Calicut offers full-time and part-time research Ph.D. programmes in University departments under the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Language & Literature
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Commerce & Management Studies
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Journalism
  • Faculty of Fine Arts

Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. programs:

You should have passed Master Degree Examination or a professional degree recognized as equivalent by University of Calicut with at least grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) or at least 55% marks in aggregate in the mark system or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution.

Candidates who have passed M.Phil. degree with a minimum of grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent are eligible to do research work leading to the Ph.D. degree.

Candidates working in National Laboratories- Universities/Institutes/ Government/ Private Organization nominated/sponsored by the respective employer and also have a postgraduate or a professional degree with at least grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) or at least 55% marks in aggregate in the mark system or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution, then you are also eligible for this program.

Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories will be given a relaxation of 10% and OBC candidates will be given a relaxation of 5%.

How to apply

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Education

You can apply for Ph.D. program through online mode on the official website of Calicut University. The registration window will open on February 13, 2018 and it will be closed on February 27, 2018.


  • You can pay application and entrance examination fee to Calicut University Fund by e-payment (SBT online/SBT e-challan/Friends/Akshaya e-challan/Payment gateway). 
  • Visit official admission website of Calicut University and Click on “Fee Remittance” link. Select the purpose 'Application and entrance examination fee for Ph.D. admission 2018-19'.
  • The print out of the application duly attested with e-challan receipt should reach the Head of the University Teaching Departments on or before March 3, 2018, 5.00 PM. In case of those subjects which have not been offered in the Teaching Departments of this University, the applications, in that case, should be submitted to the “Director, Directorate of Admission, Tagore NIkethan, University of Calicut” on or before March 3, 2018, 5.00 PM.


The online registration ID number is mandatory for downloading hall tickets. Students should keep the ID number for all future communications. Hall tickets for the entrance examination should be downloaded 3 days prior to the examination day.

Shortlisted students after the entrance examination, or otherwise eligible should apply directly for admission to the Department or Centre or Affiliated Colleges (based on their preference) in the prescribed forms along with the application fee.

Candidates have to apply for entrance test and pay the fees separately if they are applying for two different disciplines.

Application Fee:

  • General candidates: INR 550/-
  • SC/ST candidates: INR 220/-



  • Self-attested copies of Certificates and Mark sheets
  • E-challan receipt
  • Community Certificate (only for SC/ST candidates)
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope of size 23 x 10 cm

Note: Eligible candidates after the entrance examination should apply for admission in the prescribed format along with a challan of Rs.50/-.

Selection Procedure

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science & M.Phil/Ph.D in Education

Admission to Ph.D. is based on ranking in the entrance examination conducted by research Department and the marks obtained in the qualifying examination.

About Entrance Test

The entrance exam will be conducted by Research Departments on March 7, 2018. The Candidates who secure minimum 50% marks (40% marks for SC/ST candidates, 45% marks for OBC candidates) in the entrance examination are eligible to apply for registration to Ph.D. programme.

Exemption from Entrance Test

  • M. Phil. Degree holders
  • Foreign nationals who are otherwise eligible for admission
  • NET qualified candidates
  • Teachers of Affiliated, Aided and Govt. colleges under the University of Calicut, and teachers with FDP/QIP, etc., fellowships, and teachers of the University Departments
  • Candidates having research fellowships from Central or State funding agencies approved by the University
  • Full-time fellows, who have been selected on the basis of a written test and interview, working in a research project under the investigation of a research guide of the University.


Those candidates who are exempted from entrance test can seek admission any time during the academic year.

Those candidates who wish to appear for entrance exam in 2 different disciplines should contact the concerned departments so that the departments could make the necessary arrangements to conduct the exam accordingly.

*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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