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Kerala University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Entrance 2019

University of Kerala has 16 faculties and 41 departments of teaching and research. It offers M.Phil.  and Ph.D. in a wide range of disciplines. The University conducts entrance exam for M.Phil. program once a year while entrance exam for PhD program is conducted twice a year.

Kerala University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Entrance 2019 Dates (Tentative)

  • Online registration for Ph.D. Programmes: 14th Dec, 2017 - 15th Jan, 2019
  • Last date for registration for M.Phil Programme: 4th April, 2019

Kerala University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Entrance 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil Programmes
  1. Candidate must have successfully completed their master’s degree in the related discipline with a minimum of 55% marks from any recognized university.
Eligibility Criteria for PhD Programs
  1. Candidate must have successfully completed their master’s degree in the related discipline with a minimum of 55% marks from any recognized university.

  2. Candidates who have appeared Master’s Degree Examination and whose results are still awaited are also eligible to apply.

  3. Candidates who have qualified in the National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship (NET-JRF) or lectureship of the UGC/CSIR or ICAR/GATE or ICMR JRF or the scholars who have been selected for fellowshipby the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment or the state level eligibility test conducted by Kerala Government are eligible for the PhD program
Exemption from Kerala University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Entrance 2019
  1. Candidates who have a DBT-JRF, DST-INSPIRE, GPAT, Candidates/scholars with 7 years of experience and at least 2 research papers, candidates with DM/M.Ch. Degree, candidates working with Central/state government in the related areas of research.

Kerala University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Entrance 2019 Application Process

Application Procedure for M.Phil

  1. Candidates are required to apply online by visiting the official website.
  2. Provide all the essential details such as: Name as on official documents, valid email id, contact details, details of qualifying degree examination etc.
  3. After the successful completion of the registration, the candidates are required to submit the application fee.
Kerala University M.Phil. Entrance 2019 Application Fee (Subject to Change):
  • GENERAL CANDIDATES: Rs.500/-
  • SC/ST CANDIDATES: Rs.250/-
  • Fee for each optional subject applied
  • GENERAL CANDIDATES: Rs.50/-
  • SC/ST CANDIDATES: Rs.25/-
The payment can be made to the Account number 67153233669 in any branch of State Bank of Travancore, through a challan which can be generated during Registration process.

After submitting the fee, the candidate must fill the payment details in their respective application forms. Candidates, who do not have a State Bank of Travancore branch nearby, can submit the application fee through RTGS transfer. The details for the same are given below:
Account Number: 67153233669
IFSC Code: SBTR0000292
MICR Code of Bank: 695009010
Bank & Branch
State Bank of Travancore, Kerala University Office Branch
Senate House Campus, Palayam
Thiruvananthapuram
Account Holder Name: Finance Officer
Account Holder Address    : University of Kerala, Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram 695034

Application Procedure for Ph.D. Programme:

  1. Application forms for Ph.D. Programme will be available online on the official website of Kerala University
  2. Go to Kerala University’s Research Website.
  3. Click on ‘Online Registration”.
  4. The candidate must provide the appropriate details under Personal, Educational, Research & Fellowship details.
  5. Submit the application by clicking the 'Register' button.
  6. Candidates will now receive a user name and password for future login.
  7. After the successful registration process, candidates are required to download the application form and send it along with the necessary documents and fees to the Registrar. All relevant documents should be sent along with the application form to the following address:
    The Registrar,
    University of Kerala, Near Church, Karyavattom,
    Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695581
Kerala University Ph.D. Entrance Exam Application Fees
  • Application Fee and Payment Method:
  • Cost of application form: Rs. 20/-
  • Fee for the test: Rs. 500/-
The payment can be made either at the University Cash Counter or through Demand Draft issued by the State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of India or the District Co-Operative Bank drawn in favor of the Finance Officer, University of Kerala, payable at Thiruvananthapuram, for students residing in the state of Kerala. Students residing in any other state can remit fee through a SBI draft, payable at SBI Main branch, Thiruvananthapuram.

Documents to be submitted with the application form:
  1. Master's Degree Certificate and Mark Sheet
  2. Candidates who have qualified from Universities outside Kerala University should produce a copy of Eligibility Certificate
  3. Caste certificate (if applicable)
  4. Candidates who have appeared for Master's Degree Examination and whose results are still a waited should send a copy of the Hall Ticket with the application. (Candidates in their Last semester/ Year will only be considered).

Kerala University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Entrance 2019 Admission Process

Selection Procedure for M.Phil Programmes
  1. Selection is completely based on their performance in the entrance examination conducted by the university and the marks obtained in the qualifying examination. The ratio of marks will be 50:50 and the merit list will be prepared keeping in mind the marks scored by the candidates in the entrance test and the marks obtained in the qualifying examination.
Selection Procedure for Ph.D. Programmes
  1. Selection of candidates for admission to Ph.D. program at Kerala University will be based completely on the basis of candidates’ performance in the entrance test conducted by the university.

Kerala University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Entrance Test Pattern

The question for entrance test will be based on Master’s degree level.

Duration: 3 hours
Marks: 200
General Knowledge (40}, Short Answers (120} and an Essay (40 marks)

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