Gauhati University M.Phil & PhD Admission 2019–Eligibility/Exam Pattern/Admission Fee etc.

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Gauhati University M.Phil./Ph.D. Admission: Autumn Session (2019-20): Prospective applicant can apply for PhD or MPhil or both in the
available disciplines.
ONLY one application is needed for both MPhil or PhD or both.
Majority of the subjects in which a student can do a PhD or MPhil at GU are closely
linked to one or more departments. An applicant can select a maximum of two
options to appear in the GU-RET in two disciplines

M.Phil./Ph.D. Admission: Autumn Session (2019-20)

  • Any person having a Postgraduate Degree of GU or from
    any recognised university or institute in a subject in the Faculties of Arts,
    Science, Commerce, Management, Law, Technology, Fine Arts, Engineering,
    and Medicine or other professional subjects of GU with not less than 55 (fifty
    five) percent of marks or equivalent grade in the concerned subject may apply
    for admission into the MPhil or PhD programmes in the subject in which the
    candidate has the Masters Degree or in an allied subject. The minimum
    marks for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates or a differently-able
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    candidate (with equal to or more than 40% disability) is 50% or equivalent
  • In case of Medical Sciences, the rules of Medical Council of India/Indian
    Nursing Council/Rehabilitation Council of India/ recommendation of Faculty
    of Medicine for Clinical Courses shall be followed (where necessary).
  • An applicant who has an M.Ed. degree can apply for PhD programme in the
    Education Department for research on a topic related to Education,
    Education System, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology
    of the concerned subject, provided the applicant has a Masters Degree in the
    concerned subject. In such cases, the applicant will have to appear in the
    admission test (GU-RET), unless exempted, in the subject of the parent
    department and if admitted, the candidate will have to take a Co-Guide from
    the Education Department of GU. 
  • Students who have appeared or are appearing in their postgraduate final
    examinations may also apply for admission into the MPhil or PhD
    Programmes. However, such candidates will be required to furnish their
    results before the final selection list of successful applicants is prepared by
    the concerned department. 
  • An applicant who is in a service (either permanent or temporary or part-time)
    should have a “No Objection Certificate” from the employer before admission
    can be allowed. 

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Reservation policy:
Reservation of seats for OBC, MOBC, SC, ST (P), ST(H), PWD categories will be
applicable as per University Reservation policy.
Application Fee: Rs.850.00 per subject+ bank transaction fee.

GU PhD Fee Structure
Faculty of Arts, Law, Fine Arts 
  • Admission Fee: Rs. 8,000.00 
  • Monthly Fee: Rs. 500.00 
  • GURSA Membership Fee: Rs. 100.00 
  • Annual Subscription Fee (GURSA, for 3 years): Rs. 300.00

Faculty of Science, Technology, Medicine, Commerce, and Management 
  • Admission Fee: Rs. 16,000.00 
  • Monthly Fee: Rs. 500.00 
  • GURSA Membership Fee: Rs. 100.00 
  • Annual Subscription Fee (GURSA, for 3 years): Rs. 300.00

GU M.Phil. Fee Structure 
  • Faculty of Arts, Law, Fine Arts: Rs.20,000.00 
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Medicine, Commerce, and Management: Rs.25,000.00

Structure of GU-RET
The GU-RET is an examination comprising of two parts:
(a) a common paper to test
the applicant’s knowledge about reasoning & aptitude, mental ability, basic
computer Awareness and Research Methodology
(b) a subject paper, which
specifically tests the applicant’s depth of knowledge in the subject concerned.

The GU-RET structure for the year 2019 is given below:

Online Application Date: May, 2019
Exam Date: June, 2019

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