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

The PhD candidates called for viva may note the following changes in viva voce schedule: Archaeology Department: Viva will be on 28 September from 11 AM , Chemistry Department: Viva will be on 29 September from 10 AM. All candidates (all Departments) must bring relevant original documents such as Master's Degree mark sheets, JRF/NET/SLET certificates if any and NOC from employer (if employed) for verification at the time of viva.

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:
Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Assamese, Bengali, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science and IT, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Biology and Wildlife Sciences, Geography, Geology, Hindi, History, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics and Zoology.
Eligibility Criteria and Selections procedure:
  • Candidates having a Master’s degree or a professional degree from a UGC recognised University with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates will be as per Government of Assam norms for each Department.
  • The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
  • The candidates who are awaiting their results of the qualifying degree may also apply. If selected, they have to submit the mark-sheets/ grade-sheet and also to fulfill the criteria of Marks.
  • Selections will be via Entrance Tests consisting of Written Tests & Interviews to be held separately for each Department/Discipline. The qualifying degree for admissions should preferably be in the Department/discipline of study or related to it The University encourages multidisciplinary programs.
  • Candidates with national-level scholarships such as NET-JRF within the period of validity may be admitted to a Ph.D. Programme in the discipline of their qualifying degree/NET-JRF examination based on their performance in personal interview.
  • The number of seats available for each Department/discipline will be notified later depending of permissible limits of the research scholars that can be assigned to a Guide and also some other relevant parameters. The University reserves the right not to fill up any vacant seat if suitable candidates are not found.
  • All selected Research scholar must fulfil the conditions of the Ph D programme. Whether it is a Full Time Research scholar or a Part Time Research Scholar must fulfil the condition for 75% attendance without any relaxation for successful completion of the Ph D Course Work.
  • 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:

20-June-2018, 5:00 PM

Closing Date of Payment of Application Fees :

Offline Mode: 3-July-2018, 12:00 Noon
Online Mode: 06-July-2018, 04:00 PM

Last Date of Applying Online Application :

06-July-2018, 05:00 PM
Mode of payment for application fee::

Rs 1200 (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)

Via (i) Bank Card Payment/ Net Banking
Or (ii) ICICI Bank Challan
Date of Written Examination::


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

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