Karnatak University (KU) PG Admissions 2020: Courses, Eligibility, Time Table

Karnatak University is an UGC affiliated institution established at Dharwad of Karnataka in October 1949. Karnatak University offers Post-graduate courses in prominent faculties of Arts, Commerce, Education, Law, Science and Technology and SocialSciences. The university provides a lot of specializations in these respective courses. There are 47 PG Departments, 224 teachers and 4500 students (PG, M.Phil., Ph.D.). There are 5 constituent colleges for UG and PG courses and 21 hostels in all, giving 2600 students accommodation respectively.

Admission to the PG courses is based on the entrance examinations conducted by the University and there are specific eligibility criteria for all the discipline courses. The admission depends upon 50% markson the qualifying degree examination and 50% in the entrance. The allocation of seats is according to the rules of the government orders in force and of the university. Check Karnatak University Admission

CourseAdmission Link
Admission Link

How to apply?

  • You can download the Application Form and the bank challan (bank challan should be downloaded and printed in legal size paper) from the website .in or or by contacting and the duly filled-in application form, along with all documents (including the original copies of the challan for Application Processing fee and Entrance Test fees) shall be submitted to the Chairman of the concerned department at K.U. Dharwad.
  • If you wish to apply to more than one Department/course then you shall submit the application form separately to the concerned Department.
  • The fees details for you are as under:
  • Application processing fees: Rs.150/- (Rs.75/- for SC/ST/Category I candidates) separately for each course applied;
  • Entrance Test fees: Rs.500/- (Rs.250/- for SC/ST/Category I candidates) separately for each course applied;
  • Account No:

State Bank: 11605259865 IFSC Code: SBIN0001728

Syndicate: 1206216000030 IFSC Code: SYNB0001206

How to submit the form

  1. You have to remit the prescribed fees through the branch of any nationalized bank to the account of KUD at State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank by downloading the appropriate challan.
  2. The concerned Account No. and IFSC code of the banks are given in the respective challans.
  3. Next, you should attach the 2nd and 3rd copy of the Challan along with the application form and send the duly filled in application form along with all the documents to the concerned Chairperson of P.G. Department K.U. Dharwad.

Note- Application Processing fee and Entrance test fees shall be separately paid for each course for which the candidate desires to apply.

Eligibility Criteria

If you wish to apply for courses such as English, Kanada, Hindi, Sanskrit, Marathi, you must have a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline as an optional subject.

Urdu & Persian

You must possess a Degree with Urdu and Persian as an Optional subject with 40% Marks in aggregate and 50% marks in Optional Urdu / Persian. In case, there are vacant seats and you have a B.A. or B.Sc. Degree with not less than 45% marks in aggregate and 60% marks in Urdu and Persian Language, then you may also be allowed.

Foreign Languages

  • You should have B.A. with French as an Optional subject
  • Any degree or its equivalent plus Advanced Diploma in French (after 10+2 level) from any recognized University/ Institute.
  • You must have a degree or its equivalent plus Diploma Superieur from Alliance Franchaise (for French).
  • If you wish to apply, then Diploma/ Degree in French from any foreign university is must. Provided you have completed 5 years after SSLC (School Leaving Certificate).


Linguistics, Folklore, Music / (Non-Semester)

For these prominent courses you should have a degree from a recognized university and for Music, you must possess a B. Music degree from this university or from any other university.

Reservation Criteria

  • If you are among the Sponsored candidates with a minimum of three years’ work experience and deputed by State/Central Government, then there will be two seats reserved for you from Industries and NGOs who shall fulfill the following conditions:
  • Sponsoring NGO/Agency shall submit its three years Audited Account and Annual Report.
  • Your deputing NGO/Agency shall execute a bond in the prescribed format. Sponsoring agency shall meet all the Course expenses.
  • The Children of leprosy affected parents will be given free Education as per the Government order F.No. 87-4/2010 (SU-I) Dt: July 28, 2010.
  • However you have to produce valid Medical Certificate from District Chief Medical Officer/Taluk/Primary Medical Officer to this effect.If you wish to claim reservation then you shall submit copies of the Cast/Income certificates, wherever applicable, issued by the Tahsildar during the period of 5 years prior to the date of this notification along with the application form.

Selection Process

  • If you wish to apply for the P.G courses in the University then the minimum eligibility criteria for seeking admission to all the PG courses, in general, shall be a pass in the qualifying degree examination with a minimum of 45% in aggregate (40% for SC/ ST/Cat-I candidates).
  • Then the next step is the entrance test which will be conducted for all courses. Your Admission shall be made on the basis of the merit list which will be prepared by taking into account, 50% of the aggregate marks obtained in the relevant subjects at qualifying degree examination (all three years), and 50% of marks obtained in the Entrance test. The relevant Entrance test will consist of 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ) and the duration of the Test will be 75 minutes.

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



Preeti Dhavalgi

Hii i want to take admission in msc chemistry where i will get the form

06 Mar, 2020 22:03
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Preeti, candidates can obtain the application form by the process as explained below:

  • The candidates have to download the application form prescribed for the distance learning courses from the official web portal of the university.
  • The filled application form has to be submitted in person to the nearest affiliated college which is chosen as the study centre by the candidate.

07 Mar, 2020 16:18
Latassonnad Latassonnad

Hiii i want to study mathematics in kud what is the entrence exam for date

13 Feb, 2020 20:28
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hello, date for entrance exam has not been announced yet on the official website of the university. Keep visiting the website for latest updates.

14 Feb, 2020 17:57
Bhumika G R

Hi, Do they have in astrophysics?

12 Feb, 2020 08:00
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Bhumika, no, this course is not available in the university.

12 Feb, 2020 11:43
Tejashwini k

Hi sir..I want to do Msc in biotech.... May I know the process to apply for it...

15 Mar, 2019 10:56
Monika Content

Hi Tejashwini, The eligibility criteria for the course is Candidate should be passed graduate or equivalent from recognized university. Minimum eligibility criteria for seeking admission to all the PG courses, in general, shall be a pass in the qualifying examination with 45% (40% for SC/ ST/Cat-I candidates) of marks in respective subjects/papers in aggregate or aggregate of all the subjects/papers (excluding Basic/*Common subjects) and other conditions hereinafter prescribed and for more detail the given link will help, Admission criteria.

15 Mar, 2019 12:52

hi my name is lakshmi i want to study statistics in kud what is the entrence exam for that?

01 Feb, 2019 10:23
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Borra, kindly visit the official website of the university or contact the university on 0836-2215333,2215270 for the relevant details.

01 Feb, 2019 11:31

Hi I am studying in last year front rcub I want to join kud for mathematics . How many seats are there for other universities in mathematics department when we have to apply admission please guide me.

13 Sep, 2018 10:24
Akansha Expert

Hi Surekha, To get admission details for relevant course You may contact to 0836-2215333,2215270.

13 Sep, 2018 14:54
Omkar Anvekar

do we have reserved seats for msc geology at kud from NSS quota.??? And what are the number of seats available for msc geology after entrance test ?? I am from belgaum..

20 Jul, 2018 11:20
Garima Bansal

Hi Omkar, To get admission details for msc geology You may contact to 0836-2215333 , 2215270 , 2215228

20 Jul, 2018 14:32
Manjunath Uppar

Hi ,I have completed my BA degree at KUD university dharwad, after that I took admission to BEd in other university and I got passed too, again I wanted to get admission to MA at KUD university dharwad only ,, so I would like to know whether I'm considering under KUD university or other university plz clarify me....

16 Jul, 2018 23:52
Ritika Sharma

Hi Manjunath, Yes you can take admission to do MA in KUD university.

19 Jul, 2018 18:20
kavita patil

I have completed my BSc in Zoology from there any course of Msc in Zoology or Life science?

01 Jul, 2018 19:01
Ritika Sharma

Hi Kavita , This college does not offer zoology and life science.

11 Jul, 2018 15:25
Salina Tamang

I have completed my BA in geography from North Bengal University... Am I eligible for MSc in Geoinformatics?

21 Jun, 2018 12:33
Akansha Expert

Hi Salina, Admission is based on Bachelor’s with minimum 55% marks in aggregate and 1-year experience, and for more information please contact to the university.

21 Jun, 2018 18:06

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