Akal University PhD Admission 2017 Eligibility, Application, Dates

PhD Admission 2017 at Akal University Bathinda – Eligibility, Application Form, Selection, Entrance Exam, Important Dates, Application Procedure and more details

Akal University, Talwandi, Bathinda has invited applications for admission to PhD programme for 2017-18 sessions.

Subjects: Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics and English.

Akal University PhD Admission 2017 Eligibility Criteria

For Sciences Subjects: Any applicant who has passed the Master’s Exam in the concerned subject with a score of not less than 60% or CGPA of 6.0 on a 10-point scale or equivalent (55% or 5.5 CGPA for SC/ST/BC Category) marks in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year exam of Master’s degree in the subject concerned from Akal University, Talwandi Sabo or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of A.U.), shall be eligible.

For Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences Subjects: Any applicant who has passed the Master’s exam in the concerned subject with a score of not less than 55% or CGPA of 5.5 on a 10 point scale or equivalent (50% or 5.0 CGPA for SC/ST/BC Category) marks in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year exam of Master’s degree in the subject concerned from Akal University, Talwandi Sabo or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of A.U.), shall be eligible.

Admission Procedure

The University will admit PhD students through PhD Entrance test, to be conducted by the University

Exemption from entrance test for enrollment to PhD: Every applicant interested in admission to Ph.D. Programme in any of the faculty/school/ department/ institute/centre of the Akal University has to qualify PhD Entrance Test except the following:

a) The students who have qualified UGC- JRF/ UGC-CSIR (JRF)/GATE or any similar exam/test conducted by a notified authority of the Government of India for the purpose, will be exempted from PhD Entrance Test, subject to approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

b) Applications of foreign students, sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) or any such designated authority by the Govt. of India, who wish to seek admission directly (with or without sponsorship) to PhD Program shall be examined by a committee set up by the Vice-Chancellor.

Structure of the Entrance Exam

For Entrance Examination, there would be two papers i.e. Paper-1 and Paper-2. Paper-1 would be Subject Specific Multiple Choice Questions of 50 marks and Paper-2 would be Subject specific or Faculty specific Descriptive Test of 100 marks.

Paper 1

Subject Specific Multiple Choice Questions: Test will have 50 questions with multiple choices; all questions shall be compulsory and of one marks each. There will be negative marking for incorrect answers and for each incorrect answer ¼ mark will be deducted.

Paper 2

Subject Specific Descriptive Test: This paper will be of 100 marks. The paper shall constitute two sections. Section A shall have 12 short answer questions and applicants have to answer any eight

Section B shall have 8 long answer questions and applicants have to attempt any4. Each short answer question shall carry 5 marks and long answer question 15 marks.

Standard of Passing: Applicant who score 50% and more in both the papers individually will be declared as passed.

Standard of Passing: Applicant who score 50% and more in both the papers individually will be declared as passed.

Selection Criteria

Weight for different components for determining merit is as under:

Percentage of Marks in Graduation 10

Percentage of Marks in Postgraduation 20

Qualified UGC-NET 10

Awarded JRF/CSIR fellowship 20

Interview 50

Total – 100 Weightage (%)

Selected applicants shall be provisionally registered for PhD Program with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

Admission to PhD Programme shall be twice a year in the months of February and August of each year

Akal University PhD Admission 2017 Application Procedure

Every person, if he/she is otherwise eligible and qualifies as per above conditions and desirous of doing research work for the PhD degree shall face the interview before the committee constituted for the purpose.

All such applicants will apply to respective University Faculty or Department or Research Centre for registration for the purpose of interview.

Applicants exempted from Entrance Examination shall also have to register their candidature with the respective University or Department or Research Centre.

Applicants may visit Institute website www.auts.ac.in for complete details about the Institute.

Akal University PhD Admission 2017 Important Dates

Last Date of Application Form Submission: July 01st 2017

Date of Written Test and Interview: July 05th 2017

Announcement of the List of selected Applicants: July 07th 2017

Last Date to Submit the Registration Form along with Fee: July 11th 2017

Classes for Course Work: July 24th 2017

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