Admission for Ph.D. Courses: 2018-19


Official Notification.

Information Sheet

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Important Dates/ Details

Important Dates/Details

Fees Structure

Fees Structure of Ph.D. Course

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Categories of Research Scholars:
(i)Full Time Research Scholars (ii) Part Time Research Scholars
The ONLINE Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for admission into the Ph. D Programme 2018 at Cotton University in the following Departments/Disciplines as per the Ph D Rules and Regulations of the University:
Archaeology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science and IT, Geography, Geology, Mathematics,Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Philosophy, Physics, Statistics and Zoology
Eligibility Criteria and Selections procedure:
  • Candidates having a Master's degree or equivalent from a UGC recognised University with at least 55Yo marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade. The qualifying degree for admissions should preferably be in the Department/discipline of study or related to it. The University encourages multidisciplinary programs.
  • A relaxation of 5oh of marks or an equivalent relaxation of grade, from the requirement of (i) above, shall be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ Differently- Abled and such other categories as specified in case of admission in an institution under Government of Assam
  • While determining the eligibility of a candidate subject to conditions (i) and (ii) above, grace marks or points awarded in the qualifying examination, if any, shall not be counted.
  • Selections will be via Entrance Tests consisting of Written Examinations followed by Viva-voce to be held separately for each Department/Discipline. The minimum qualifying mark in the Entrance Test is fixed at 50% as per UGC guidelines. The minimum qualifying mark for candidates belonging to categories mentioned in (ii) above wlll be 45%
  • The Written Examination of the entrance tests may be exempted in case of a candidate with national-level scholarship such as UGC or CSIR Junior Research Fellowship, within the period of validity. Shelhe may be admitted to a Ph.D. Programme in the admissible discipline of the scholarship, based on performance in viva-voce.
  • Candidates who had cleared NET or SLET in the related discipline within a period of two years preceding the date of this notification will be eligible for some relaxation of minimum qualifying marks in the Written Examination depending upon the number of such candidates.
  • The number of seats available for each Department/discipline will depend on permissible limits of the research scholars that can be assigned to a Guide and other relevant parameters. The University reserves the right not to fill up any vacant seat if suitable candidates are not found.
  • All selected Research Scholars must comply with the conditions of the Ph.D. programme. Attendance of Ph.D. Coursework classes is compulsory for both Full-Time and Part-Time Research Scholars and one with attendance less than75%o of total classes held in the concerned Department/Faculty shall be debarred from appearing in the Ph.D. Coursework Examination.
  • UGC/CSIR JRF or DST INSPIRE Fellows should send a mail mentioning their Name & Application ID (obtained after submission of the online form) along with the scanned copy of their concerned certificates to Kindly put the Subject of the mail as UGC/CSIR/JRF/DST fellow.

Important Dates:

Commencement of Online Application:


Closing Date of Payment of Application Fees :

Online Mode: Extended to 14-Dec-2018, 05:00 PM

Last Date of Applying Online Application :

14-Dec-2018, 05:00 PM
Mode of payment for application fee::

Rs 1200 (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)

Via (i) Bank Card Payment/ Net Banking
Date of Written Examination::23-Dec-2018


The printed copy of the Application Form would be required to be submited only at the time of admission.

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