Kumaun University Nainital announces admission for PhD 2014


Kumaun University (residential-cum-affiliated university) was established in 1973. Its campuses are situated at Almora, Nainital and Bhimtal. It has almost 3 to 5 affiliated government colleges and private institutions both spread across Kuman region. The total area with University is 160 acres covered with beautifully designed architecture and good scenery. They work with the motto of excellent teaching and high quality research. Kumaun University is an ISO 9001-2008 certified institution, which follows International Quality Management System.

Applications are invited for admission to research degree entrance test (RDET) for the academic year 2014.

Eligibility –

For PhD Entrance Test

a) A candidate for the PhD degree entrance test must have a Master’s degree of the Kumaun University) or of any other University incorporated by the law in force and recognized by the UGC.

(i) Has secured at least fifty five percent (55%) marks or a grade point average equivalent to 55% marks at the Master’s Degree exam; for SC/ST/ PH/VH candidates‚ the minimum marks shall be 50%

(ii) appearing/appeared in PG Final Year/ Semester Exam of the Kumaun University or its affiliated colleges/ institutions may also apply provisionally for the PhD entrance exam

(iii) Is a regular teaching faculty member having served the Kumaun University or the Kumaun University College for a period of minimum of one year in the University or the College/Institutions affiliated to the Kumaun University as per University/State Govt. Rules

(b) A candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to work for the PhD degree in the subject in which he/she has obtained Master’s Degree‚ however‚ research work leading to PhD degree may also be allowed in allied subjects in the same or any other Faculty‚

If the Research Degree Committee (RDC) concerned is satisfied that the candidate possesses the requisite qualifications to take up the proposed research work allied subject for the above stated purpose must have been approved by the Academic Council of the University

Procedure for Admission

The candidates shall be selected for registration into the PhD degree

(i) Through Research Entrance Test (RDET) or

(ii) Direct Admission (without appearing in RDET)

Application Procedure

You can download the examination form from the website attached with attendance slip and admission card. The completely filled examination form along with examination fee should be sent by Speed/Registered Post to Director‚ Research & Extension‚ Kumaun University Nainital-263002 Examination forms submitted in any other form will not be accepted Note.

The candidates are required to go through the information brochure before filling the form List of documents to be enclosed with the application form

1) A demand draft of Rs.1000/- of any nationalized bank drawn in favor of Finance Officer‚ Kumaun University‚ payable at Nainital

2) Self attested copies of mark-sheets and certificates etc

3) Certificate in support of reservation category

4) Character certificate from the institution last attended

Important Dates

  • Last date of receiving of Exam Form in the university: 20th November 2014
  • Tentative Date of Examination: 21st December 2014 (Sunday‚ 11.00 am to 01.00 pm)

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