Admission for Ph.D. Courses: 2019-20


Official Notification.

Information Sheet

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Important Dates/ Details

Important Dates/Details

Fees Structure

Fees Structure of Ph.D. Course

Categories of Research Scholars:
(i)Full Time Research Scholars (ii) Part Time Research Scholars
ONLINE Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for admission into the Ph. D Programme 2019 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:
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent from a UGC recognised University with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade, in a subject related to the Ph.D. discipline where applying
  • A relaxation of 5% 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 a Written Entrance Test followed by Viva-voce to be held separately for each Department/Discipline. The minimum qualifying marks 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 will be 45%. For final selection of candidates a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30% to the performance in the interview/ viva-voce shall be given.
  • 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.
  • The University reserves the right to exempt a candidate having qualified for national-level scholarships such as UGC or CSIR Junior Research Fellowship if the scholarship is within validity date. Such candidates may be admitted to a Ph.D. Programme in the admissible discipline of the scholarship based on performance in viva-voce alone.
  • Candidates who had cleared NET or SLET in the related discipline within a period of two years preceding the date of this notification may be eligible for a relaxation of minimum qualifying marks in the Written Examination up to a maximum of 5 per cent.
  • 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 on the date of viva-voce. 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 all Research Scholars and one with attendance less than 75% of total classes held in the concerned Department/Faculty shall be debarred from appearing in the Ph.D. Coursework Examination

Important Dates:

Commencement of Online Application:


Closing Date of Payment of Application Fees :

Online Mode: 16-October-2019, 07:00 PM

Last Date of Applying Online Application :

18-October-2019, 07:00 PM
Mode of payment for application fee::

Rs 1200 (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)

Via (i) Bank Card Payment/ Net Banking /UPI
Date of Written Examination::

25-October 2019

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

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