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Karnataka State Women’s University (KSWU) Ph.D. Admissions 2019: Courses, Application Process, Result

Updated On - May 4th 2019

Karnataka State Women’s University (KSWU) was established in 2003 and is the first university exclusively for women in Karnataka recognized under the UGC Act. The University provides PG courses and PhD courses in various disciplines of arts, commerce, science, technology, education etc.

KSWU provides Ph.D. courses of 4 year duration in 12 discipline. Admission in these programmes is given on the basis of qualifying examination, entrance examination conducted by the university followed by an interview round.

Candidates who satisfy the eligibility can register themselves by filling the application form. Check KSWU Admission 2019

The university provides the PhD programme in the following disciplines:

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Women Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Social Work
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Electronics and Computer Science
  • Library and Information Science
  • Physical Education
  • Management
  • Mode of Application



    09th Nov, 2019 - 07th Jan, 2020

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Mass Communication , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce
Application available for filling online/offline 09th Nov, 2019
Last date for submitting completed forms 17th Dec, 2019
Entrance Examination Date 07th Jan, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidate should have completed his/her Master’s degree in the relevant or allied subjects pertaining to the PhD programme with a minimum of 55% aggregate (50% for SC/ST).
  • If the candidate is employed or in continuance of their service in affiliated colleges before March-31-1992, they are eligible with a minimum of 50% aggregate in master’s degree.
  • Candidates who have passed M.Phil. or GATE/JRF or belong to FIP/QIP programmes or working under specialized funded programmes are eligible to apply.

How to apply

 Candidates can download the application form or may even obtain it in person or by post, here are the details:

  • Candidates can obtain prospectus and application form online from the official university website
  • Candidates can obtain application form by post by sending DD of Rs. 540+50 (postal charges) for General category candidates and Rs.280+50 (postal charges) for SC/ST,enclosed with copy of cast certificate to the following address:

Karnataka state women university,

Jnana shakti campus,

Torvi vijayapura-586108.

  • Candidates can have the application from the address given below by remitting Rs. 540/- (SC/ST candidates application amount is Rs 280/-) preferably in Syndicate Bank

Academic Section

Karnataka state women university

Jnana shakti campus

Torvi vijayapura-586108.

  • Candidates must submit the filled application to the university along with processing fee through DD of Rs. 940/- for general candidates and Rs. 470/- for SC/ST candidates in favour o

Finance Officer,

Karnataka state women university,

Jnana shakti campus,

Torvi vijayapura-586108.

  • Downloaded applications should be enclosed and sent with DD of amount Rs. 580 for General candidates and Rs. 280 for SC/ST with attested copy of caste certificate and a DD of Rs. 940 for General candidates and Rs. 470 for SC/ST, which is the processing fee in favour of

Finance Officer

Karnataka state women university

Jnana shakti campus

Torvi vijayapura-586108.

Note: Karnataka State Women’s University has a separate IT-Cell, Placement Cell. Also the University has a Student Corner which consists of journals of various disciplines.   

Admission Process

  • After completing the registration process by filling the application form in all respects and making the registration fee, the students have to appear for a written test and interview and their performance in both will be the criteria for selection of the students for final admission.
  • The 100 marks written test is of three-hour duration, syllabus consisting of the post-graduation subjects.
  • The candidate will be eligible to give the interview if he/she has scored 40% marks in the entrance test (35% for SC/ST candidates)

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




Do you have Ph.D program in Biochemistry

25 Feb, 2019 13:27
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Prarthana, the university does not offers this course.

25 Feb, 2019 13:28

Thank you so much, will you be able to guide any other University in Karnataka

25 Feb, 2019 13:30
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Check Top Universities in Karnataka for P.hD Biochemistry from here.

25 Feb, 2019 14:22

When will be phd application form will be released to fill for 2018-19 batch

24 Sep, 2018 06:01
Akansha Expert

Hi Umadevi, The Application available for filling online/offline is on 09th Nov, 2018 for the PhD Course.

24 Sep, 2018 16:25

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