Akal University PhD Admission 2018 – Application, Dates, Eligibility
PhD Admission 2018 at Akal University
Akal University PhD Admission 2018: Akal University, Talwandi, Bathinda has invited online application for admission to PhD Programs for the year 2018-19.
Akal University invites applications from bright and dedicated young scholars interested in pursuing PhD Program. Monthly research fellowship worth Rs. 13000/- will be provided to all admitted Applicants.
For the year 2018-19, applications for PhD enrolments are invited from the interested Applicants to pursue their research in the following subjects: Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Mathematics, English and Punjabi.
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.
Also See: Admission Notifications 2018
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. Program in any of the faculty/school/ department/ institute/centre of the Akal University has to qualify PhD Entrance Test except the following:
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 the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.
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.
Entrance Exam Pattern
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.
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.
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.
Also See: PhD Admissions 2018
Weight for different components for determining merit is as under:
- Percentage of Marks in Graduation 10
- Percentage of Marks in Post-graduation 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 Program shall be twice a year in the months of February and August of each year.
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 an interview.
Applicants exempted from Entrance Exam 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.
Last date of application form submission July 25th 2018
Written test and/or interview July 30th 2018
The announcement of the list of selected Applicants August 3rd 2018
Last date to submit the registration form along with fee August 10th 2018
Classes for coursework August 24th 2018
Akal University Bathinda
Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, District Bathinda (Punjab), Website www.auts.ac.in.