Kerala University of Health Sciences M.Phil. And Ph.D. Admissions 2020: Application form, Eligibility, Student login

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Kerala University of Health Sciences is a medical university located in the city of Thrissur, Kerala and shares the campus of Government Medical College, Thrissur. It was established by the 'Kerala University of Health Sciences Act 2010'. It was set up in an attempt to ensure proper and systematic instruction, teaching, training and research in Modern Medicine, Homoeopathy and Indian Systems of Medicine including Ayurveda, Siddha, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani and other allied sciences and also to have uniformity in the various academic programs in medical and allied subjects in the State of Kerala. The University has a total 249 professional colleges affiliated to it.

The university offers various courses in disparate fields of Health and Medical Sciences, from nursing to Ph.D. It also supports interdisciplinary studies in order to produce experts in various fields of medical sciences.

The university offers 2 M.Phil. Programs and subjects for Ph.D. programs can be chosen from any department at KUHS. The admission to the programs are based on candidate’s performance in the entrance test and interview conducted by the university. 

Application Process Starts From: First working day of Every January and July of the year

Application Process Ends On: Last working day of January and July of the year.

CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy
Admission Link

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programs offered at KUHS has been explained below:

Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.):

Psychiatric Social Work:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • One must have obtained master’s degree in Social Work (Full time) from a recognized University securing not less than 55% marks in aggregate
  • Admission is reserved for candidates who are Indian in origin
  • There’s No age limit

Clinical Epidemiology:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • One must have passed MS/MD in modern medicine or equivalent post graduate degrees in nursing, pharmacy and dental sciences in modern medicine
  • The candidates should not be aged more than forty five years on the forthcoming date of December 31st

Admission Process

Selection of candidates to the M.Phil./Ph.D. program will be based on previous academic record of the candidate, and also on one’s performance in the entrance test conducted by the university. Final selection to the program will be based on an interview conducted by university at a later stage.

Entrance Test Pattern and other details:

  • The admission test will have two parts with descriptive type questions. First part will be general including topics of Research Methodology, biostatistics and ethics, applicable to all applicants; the second part will be subject-specific.
  • The Examination will be consisting of Multiple Choice Questions carrying 200 Scores of 3 hours duration
  • The qualifying marks shall be 50% in each paper. The tests will be conducted in October/April every year
  • The result will remain valid for 2 years


All candidates seeking admission to the Ph. D. Program shall be required to present themselves for an interview with the Admission Committee, at which the academic record of the candidate, the research proposal made by him/her in the application, long-term plan of academic work to be undertaken by the candidate and other related matters may be discussed.

The committee shall satisfy itself that the candidate possesses the competence to carry out the proposed research and that the research work can be undertaken and uninterruptedly pursued in the University/Research Centre.


Following students will exempted from appearing for the entrance test:

  • Candidates who have already passed the UGC/CISR tests conducted within two years prior to the notification for the present admission made by the University
  • Those who have been selected for the award of fellowship for research by UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT/KSCSTE or other similar fellowships
  • Those who have been selected by the UGC under the FacultyImprovement Program (FIP) those who have been sponsored under a foreign scholarship scheme or those who have M. Phil with CGPA above 6.0 in a 10 point scale or equivalent grade/marks are exempted

How to apply?

The application procedure for M.Phil./Ph.D. courses offered by KUHS has been explained below:

  • Registration for M.Phil./Ph.D. may be granted in January and July sessions every year for which applications may be received in response to notification, by 31st July and 31st January respectively
  • Applications for admission shall be submitted to the Head of the concerned University Department/Centre/School/Head of the Recognized Institution in the prescribed application form and on payment of the prescribed fees
  • All candidates applying for admission to the .Ph.D. program shall submit a clear written proposal of the research to be conducted, giving sufficient background material and the proposed line of research
  • However, the University reserves its right not to invite applications

Application Fee:

For General Candidates: Rs. 2000/-

For SC/ST candidates:  Rs. 1000/-

Remitted in form of Challan in the A/c Number: 31340212316 - KUHS Students Registration Fund Account, of SBI, KUHAS, Branch.

IFSC Code: SBIN0014682.

Reservation Criteria

Reservation of seats at KUHS will at par with predefined norms set by Government of Tamil Nadu and Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI.

*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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