The last date of receipt of application: 11thDecember 2017.
The date of kurat and interview will be on 16thDecember 2017.

Admission to PhD Programme 2017-18

The Assam Kaziranga University Ph.D.Programme for the current Academic Year (2017-18) i.e. from January 18.

Full Time Ph.D. Candidates:

A person enrolled in Ph.D programme and who devotes his/her full time for research activities in the University.

Available disciplines with number of vacancies in bracket

  • Chemistry (02)
  • Physics (02)
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering (02)
  • Mechanical Engineering (03)
  • Sociology (1)

Eligibility criteria for the candidates to apply for the Ph.D programme: A Master's degree in Technology/ Engineering or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% marks or a Master's Degree in Science/ Humanities with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade point. 5% relaxation will be given for SC/ST and specially abled candidated.

The Prescribed Fees for Ph.D. Programmes is as following

  • Admission Fes : Rs 10,000/-
  • Caution Deposit: Rs.10,000/- (Refundable)
  • Thesis fees: Rs.10,000/- (at the time of submission of thesis)
  • Academic Fee:
    1.a. Rs. 50,000/- per semester (For Engineering &Technology, Physics and Chemistry)
       b. Rs. 35,000/- per semester (For Engineering &Technology, Physics and Chemistry candidates having 75% marks throughout his/her career Or NET/GATE qualified in last two year)
    2.a. Rs. 30,000/-per semester (for others)
       b. Rs. 25,000/- per semester (for other category candidates having 60% marks throughout his/her career or NET qualified in last two years)

At the time of admission candidates are required to deposit admission fee, caution deposit and academic fee for one semester.

Admission procedure

The guidelines for admissions for Ph.D programme are as follows.

  • Candidates shall be admitted in the Ph.D programme based on merit in written test and interview
  • Qualifying candidates will be required to take an Entrance Test, Kaziranga University Eligibility and Scholastic Test for Research, KUEST (R) followed by the Interview on the date.

Candidates who have cleared NET-JRF/LS of CSIR-UGC/GATE cleared in last 2 years in the relevant subject will get preference and shall be exempted from KURAT. They will however require to appear for the Personal Interview.
The KUEST(R) will comprise of two sections for which the candidate will be given three hours to answer.

Section 1 shall be common to all the Applicants for testing the General Knowledge & Research Aptitude, covering questions from following areas and will carry 100 marks (in four sub sections of 25 marks each):

  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation

Section 2 shall be Program / Subject Specific i.e. as per proposed area of Research / Knowledge area of the applicant (viz Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Information Technology, Chemistry, Physics). This section will carry 100 marks and will comprise of following sub sections of 50 marks each:

  • PhD Programme (research interest area)
  • Knowledge / subject.

Personal Interview will carry 100 marks.
The overall merit will be calculated out of 300 marks (Section 1, Section 2 & PI)

At the time of the interview: candidates are required to bring a research proposal, not exceeding 300 words, which will describe

  • Area of study chosen for research
  • Aelevance of the proposed research
  • Reason for the candidate’s interest in this area
  • Last date of receipt of Application: 11th December 2017
  • Date of KUEST (R) and Interview: 16th December 2017

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