Ph. D. Programme — 2016-17 Admission
Registration for Doctoral Research
Applications are invited from eligible candidates for registration to the Ph D. programme of Central University of Kerala for the academic year 2016-17 on full-time basis as per University Regulations. Candidates working in research projects in the Departments of the University shall also be eligible to seek full-time registration, if the Research Guide and the Principal Investigator of the research project are one and the same.
Eligibility for Registration
Candidates seeking registration to the doctoral programme shall have passed the Master’s Degree in the concerned/allied/relevant subject with 55% marks in the qualifying examination, or with a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale, from a University recognized by the University Grants Commission, provided that a candidate belonging to SC/ST community shall be eligible for concession up to 5% marks.
Submission of application
Candidates seeking registration to the doctoral programme in CUK may download the prescribed application form from the University website www.cukerala.ac.in and submit the duly filled-up form along with DD for Rs.1000/-(for SC/ST/PWD candidates, Rs. 500/- only) drawn in favour of Registrar, Central University of Kerala payable at Periye/Kasaragod to the Head of the Department concerned on or before 24/06/2016
||Name of the department
||Address for Communication
||Head Department of Mathematics Tejaswini Hills Periye Kasaragod- 671316
||The Head Department of Chemistry Transit Campus Padannakkad Nileshwar- 671314
||The Head Department of Linguistics Vidyanagar Campus Kasaragod- 671123
||The Head Department of Genomic Science Transit Campus Padannakkad Nileshwar- 671314
||The Head Department of Animal Science Transit Campus Padannakkad Nileshwar- 671314
||Biochemistry and Molecular
||The Head Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Transit Campus Padannakkad Nileshwar- 671314
||The Head Department of Environmental Science Transit Campus Padannakkad Nileshwar-671314
||English and Comparative Literature
||The Head Department of English and Comparative Literature Vidyanagar Campus Kasaragod- 671123
||The Head Department of EconOmics Tejaswini Hills Periye Kasaragod- 671316
||International Relations and Politics
||The Head Department of International Relations and Politics Tejaswini Hills Periye Kasaragod- 671316
||The Head Department of Physics Transit Campus Padannakkad Nileshwar- 671314
||The Head Department of Plant Science Transit Campus Padannakkad Nileshwar- 671314
||The Head Department of Computer Science Tejaswini Hills Periye Kasaragod- 671316
||The Head Department of Social Work Tejaswini Hills Periye Kasara Od. 616
||The Head Department of Education Vidyanagar Campus Kasara- od1123
||The Head Department of Hindi Vidyanagar Campus Kasaragod- 671123
Doctoral Entrance Test (DET)
All candidates, whose applications for registration to the doctoral programme are
found to be in order, will be required to take the Doctoral Entrance Test (DET)
conducted by the University Department concerned. Candidates, who secure a
minimum of 50% marks in the DET, will be deemed to have qualified in the Test.
There exist vacancies in sixteen Departments. However, the Department reserves the
right to limit the number of seats, considering the infrastructure available.
Exemption from DET
The following candidates are exempted from taking the DET:
1) Candidates qualified under UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR NET/INSPIRE/
ICMR/GATE/ICAR /DBT/NBHM/ ICSSR/ ISCSTE or under State Eligibility Tests
recognized for the purpose by the University.
2) Candidates with research fellowships awarded by a Governmental agency/
Government in India, and operated by a member of the faculty in the University,
who is recognized as a Research Guide in the University, provided they have
qualified themselves in a special entrance test conduded once in six months by
the Department concerned.
3) Foreign students, self-funded or sponsored by Governmental agencies/
Government, subject to clearance of Government of India as per rules
Students of Indian origin, working in an overseas institution/laboratory and
involved in a collaborative research programme with a Research Guide of this
4) Students engaged in a sandwich doctoral programme of collaborative research
between this University and another institution as approved by the Executive
5) Teachers of Universities/Aided colleges/Government or Quasi-Government
institutions with a minimum continuous service of five years as permanent
6) M. Phil. degree holders, including Integrated M. Phil. Degree holders of this
University, with a minimum CGPA of 6.0, provided the candidate intends to
pursue the doctoral programme in the same/allied/relevant subject as that of the
M. Phil. degree.
Consent of Research Guide
Those who qualify in the DET, as well as those exempted from taking the DET, will
be eligible to seek, in person or through e-mail, the consent of Research Guides of the
University to undertake doctoral research under their supervision. Candidates who
obtain such consent letters from the Research Guides may submit the same (hard
copy/soft copy) to the office of the Head of the University Department concerned
before the last date prescribed.
Interview and advice of Admission
All candidates who have submitted consent letters in time as stated above will be
required to present and discuss her/his research interest at an Interview before the
Departmental Research Committee (DRC) or a sub-committee constituted by it. All
candidates certified by the DRC of being successful at the Interview, shall be served,
on the same day, with an advice for admission.
Applications complete in all respeds must reach the Head of the concerned
Department on or before 24.06.2016
1. Date of Notification: 17/05/2016
2. Last date for receipt of completed applications
by the Heads of University Departments: 24/06/2014
Incomplete applications and applications received after the prescribed date will
summarily be rejected and no further correspondence will be entertained.