Kuvempu University is a UGC affiliated institution which offers various post-graduate and doctorate programs under the departments of Arts, Science, Commerce, Education and Law. Established in 1967, the university is a member of the Association of the Indian Universities (AIU) and offers post graduate and research programmes in various disciplines.
The university offers Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) programmes in over 30 disciplines through the respective faculties. M.Phil. can be pursued full-time by eligible candidates or part-time by working people such as teachers in any organization recognized by UGC or State/Central Government or people working as Librarians or Physical Education Personnel.
Admission to the M.Phil. programme will be done on the basis of candidate’s performance in the qualifying examination and marks scored in the entrance examination, to be conducted by the university.
Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria can register themselves for admission to the M.Phil. programme by filling the prescribed application form and submitting it along with the processing fee.
Candidate should have completed his/her Master’s degree in the relevant or allied subjects with a minimum of 55% aggregate of marks
If the subject in which the candidate wants to pursue research is other than the one studied in post-graduation but is an inter-disciplinary subject, the candidate shall be eligible if recommended by M.Phil Committee and Board of Studies of the subject
SC/ST candidates who are in service on a regular basis from before March 31, 1992 as teachers in college and university departments should have passed the post graduate degree with at least 50% aggregate of marks
Candidates can register by downloading the application forms available at the official university website
Duly filled-in applications, along with the fee and educational qualification certificates, must be submitted to the Chairperson of the concerned Department. Fee must be submitted through demand draft (DD) drawn in favour of “Finance Officer, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta”
Candidates should submit the following original documents to the university at the time of final admission:
Marksheets and Certificates of 10th and 12th standard.
Certificate of graduation and post-graduation degree.
After completing the registration process, the candidate must appear for a written test. Candidate’s performance in the entrance test as well as qualifying examination, both will be the considered for final selection of the students to M.Phil. programme (Weightage of Qualifying examination and entrance test will be 50-50)
The university written entrance test will be of 75 minutes duration and 100 marks. Questions in the test will be from the syllabus of the post-graduation subjects and research methodology. Minimum required aggregate in the entrance test for selection is 40% (35% for SC/ST candidates)
Candidates who have passed UGC/UGC-CSIR/GATE/GRE or working as teachers in QIP/FIP or project fellows who are selected through a defined process in any research project and funded to any teacher of UGC approved department/agency of Government of India/foreign countries are exempted from the entrance test