SRINAGAR — Kashmir University M.Phil & Ph.D Admissions 2019 have been announced by the varsity through its official website.
The notification was issued by University’s Dean Research for admission to Ph.D / Integrated M.Phil & Ph.D Programmes-2019.
Applications to be submitted online by or before 26-06-2019 are, therefore, invited from the eligible candidates for admission to (1) Ph.D Programme (2) Integrated M.Phil & Ph.D Programmes in the following Schools / disciplines:
Applications for the following programmes, however, are to be submitted online by or before 20-07-2019 by the eligible candidates:
Note: Number of vacancies shown above is likely to increase or may decrease with the passage of time.
01. Eligibility for Admission to Integrated M.Phil & Ph.D Programmes:
The candidates interested in seeking admission to Integrated M.Phil & Ph.D programmes must have secured at least:
(i) 55% marks in aggregate, or its equivalent grade “B” in the UGC 7-point scale or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed, excluding grace/statutory marks, if any, in Master’s Degree in the concerned subject/allied subject from a recognized university or in any recognized Professional Degree declared equivalent to the Master’s Degree by the Equivalence Committee of the University or an equivalent Degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under law having this mandate or by an Equivalence Committee of the University; or
(ii) 50% marks, excluding the grace/statutory marks, if any, if Master’s Degree has been obtained prior to 19th September, 1991.
(iii) A relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50% or equivalent relaxation of grade shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently-abled and other categories of candidates as provided under University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for award of M.Phil/Ph.D Degrees) Regulation-2016.
02. Eligibility for Admission to Ph.D Programme:
The candidates who have successfully completed M.Phil Degree from the University of Kashmir with grade ‘A’ or ‘B’ or the candidates having been selected to the M.Phil Programme on the basis of entrance test and successfully completed M.Phil degree from any other recognized university, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade “B” in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or any other equivalent Degree declared so for the purposes of these Statutes by the Equivalence Committee of the University shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D Programme.
However, a relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50% or equivalent relaxation of grade shall be allowed for the M.Phil pass-out candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently-abled and other categories of candidates as provided under University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for award of M.Phil/Ph.D Degrees) Regulation-2016.
03. Procedure for Admission:
(I) The admission to Integrated M.Phil & Ph.D programmes shall be made on the basis of the merit secured in the Entrance Test.
(II) Eligible candidates shall have to qualify the Entrance Test by securing at least 50% marks.
(III) The candidates who have qualified UGC NET (including JRF)/CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/SET/GATE/Teacher Fellowship or any other equivalent test declared so by the UGC or have passed M.Phil with least 55% marks or its equivalent grade “B” in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) shall be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test.
04. Entrance Test for Integrated M.Phil & Ph.D Programme:
(I) There shall be single Entrance Test paper with three parts having the following break-up:
(i) Part-I: General Aptitude with emphasis on logical reasoning, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, quantitative comparisons, puzzles etc.
(ii) Part-II: Basic (conventional) questions on core papers.
(iii) Part-III: Advanced (higher value questions) questions on core papers.
(II) The question paper shall have 100 MCQ’s with 1 mark each with no negative marks. Break of questions in the question paper shall be as follows:
(i) Part-I: 20
(ii) Part-II: 30
(iii) Part-III: 50
05. Selection Procedure:
i. The candidates who have secured 50% marks in the Entrance Test shall be declared qualified and eligible for selection.
ii. The tie in the marks secured by the candidates in the Entrance Test shall be resolved on the basis of the percentage of marks secured by them in their Master’s or Equivalent Degree.
iii. Any challenge to Answer Key of the answer paper shall be resolved on the basis of the Statutes / Regulations / Guidelines in vogue in the University of Kashmir to this effect pertaining to the Entrance Test for admission to Master’s Courses / programmes.
iv. The list of qualified candidates prepared by the concerned Dean will be forwarded to Dean Research for approval. After the approval is granted by Dean Research list of the candidates qualifying Entrance Test will be notified by the Dean of the School and made available on the website of the university.
v. The eligible candidate shall approach the prospective supervisors and decide about the broad area in which to pursue the research programme.
vi. The candidates having qualified the Entrance Test as well as the candidates exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test, shall be required to appear before the DRC to ascertain (i) student interest (ii) inclination (iii) research aptitude (iv) area of specialization/interest and DRC shall finalize the list of selected candidates and their supervisors.
vii. Mere appearance in the list of qualified candidates shall not entitle a candidate to the final selection, if he/she is either found otherwise in-eligible or there is no vacancy available in the Department/Centre/Institute.
06. Eligibility for Part-time Registration:
The basic eligibility and admission procedure for part-time registration shall be the same as is applicable to full time registration but part time registration for Ph.D / Integrated M.Phil & Ph.D programmes shall be open to only:
i. University teachers with at least two years of substantive service;
ii. Permanent scientists of nationally recognized institutions with at least four years of substantive service;
iii. Government college teachers with at least four years of substantive service;
iv. Non-teaching employees of the universities/nationally recognized educational and research institutions with at least four years substantive service; and State/Central Government employees with at least 7 years of substantive service.
07. Application Procedure:
I. Applicants shall visit University website and submit online applications by clicking application form for Research Programmes-2019 under Admission tab upto 26-06-2019. Applicants are also required to deposit non-refundable application fee of Rs. 100/- through online mode.
II. Director, IT & SS, University of Kashmir will facilitate the concerned Deans of Schools in downloading the online applications submitted by the candidates. Downloaded applications shall be forwarded to the concerned Heads of Departments/Directors of Research Centres for screening and conduct of Entrance Test if required.
III. However, if the number of candidates exempted from the Entrance Test is more than the number of seats available in the Department/Centre/discipline, no Entrance Test shall be conducted in the said Department/discipline.
IV. After expiry of the last date for submission of online applications, the candidates shall approach concerned Heads of Departments/Research Centres within one week with downloaded applications and original certificates for verification.
V. After screening of the application and verification of the eligibility documents by the concerned Departments, at the first instance, candidates having qualified M.Phil/JRF/NET/SET/GATE & fulfilling other eligibility criteria shown under para 2 (1 & 2) above will be considered for admission to the research programmes by the Departmental Research Committees against available seats.
VI. Subsequently, position of vacancies will be assessed and if required, Entrance Test conducted.
VII. Before conducting Entrance Test, candidates eligible for Entrance Test shall have to deposit Entrance fee for which they will be informed.