A. Eligibility Criteria for Ph.D. Entrance Test:
1- Candidates aspiring to participate in the Kumaun University’s Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET)-2019 must have a Master’s degree of the Kumaun University (hereafter referred to as University) or of any other University incorporated by the law in force and recognized by the UGC; provided also that the candidate fulfills following criteria:
(I) Candidate should have secured at least fifty five percent (55%) marks (without rounding off) OR a grade point average equivalent to 55% marks (without rounding off) at the Master’s degree examination. For Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to noncreamy layer/SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH)/ Visually Handicapped (VH) Candidates, the minimum marks shall be 50% (without rounding off).
(II) (Candidates appearing/appeared in PG Final Year Semester Exam of the Kumaun University or its affiliated colleges/ institution only may also apply provisionally for the Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET)-2019 (recommendations of Academic Council, Point 02, Dated.06.03.2013). Under this criteria the appearing candidates of universities other than Kumaun University are not eligible.
(III) Candidate is a regular teaching faculty member having served the Kumaun University or the affiliated degree colleges of the Kumaun University for a period of minimum of one year in the University or the Colleges/Institutions affiliated to the Kumaun University as per University/State Govt. Rules.
b. A candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to work for the Ph.D. Degree in the subject in which he/she has obtained Master’s Degree, however, research work leading to Ph.D. Degree may also be allowed in allied subjects in the same or any other Faculty, if the Research Degree Committee (RDC) of the concerned discipline is satisfied and approve that the candidate possesses the requisite qualifications to take up the proposed research work. Allied subject for the above stated purpose must have been approved by the Academic Council of the University.
B. Procedure for Admission:
The candidates shall be selected for registration into the Ph.D. degree program –
1- Through Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET)
2- Direct Admission (RDET Exempted i.e. without appearing in RDET).
PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:
Through Research Entrance Test (RDET)
(i) To test the research aptitude of the candidate in related subject a written examination of 100 marks is conducted by the University. The total duration of this examination shall be of 02 hrs.
(ii) Paper shall contain 100 objectives/multiple-choice type questions and each question shall carry one mark with no negative marking.
(iii) No scrutiny/revaluation of the answer sheet of the written test shall be conducted.
(iv) The Qualifying Percentage of Marks in the Entrance Examination will be :- General-50%, OBC-45% and SC/ST/VH/PH – 40%.
(v) Admission to the PhD programme in each subject shall be made strictly according to RDET merit list against the available seats in the concerned subject in the University campuses and affiliated colleges. Mere qualifying the RDET does not mean any confirmation or claim for getting admission in the PhD programme of respective subject. Therefore, it should be noted that the allotment of PhD seat in respective subject shall be made strictly according to RDET merit list only.
(vi) Reservation Policy of the State of Uttarakhand shall be followed for RDET candidates. The reservation shall be applicable to those who have domicile and reservation certificate of Uttarakhand state only. Reservation certificate of other states are not considered.
Direct Admission (RDET- Exempted i.e. without appearing in RDET)
(i) A candidate who has qualified UGC-CSIR-JRF or equivalent national test shall be considered for direct admission to the PhD programme without appearing in Research Degree Entrance Test (RDET) but shall have to apply by filling the online form of PhD entrance examination along with fees- within due date. Admission to such candidates shall also be made strictly according to RDET-Exempted merit list against the available seats in the concerned subject.
(ii) A regularly appointed permanent teacher having served the Kumaun University or the affiliated college for a period of minimum of one year as a regular teacher as per University/State Government rules shall also be exempted from the Ph.D. Entrance Test but are also required to apply and shall be considered together with other candidates at the time of counseling for allotment of supervisor.
(iii) Reservation Policy of the State of Uttarakhand shall be followed for RDET-Exempted candidates. The reservation shall be applicable to those who have domicile and reservation certificate of Uttarakhand state only. Reservation certificate of other states are not considered.