Thursday, January 12, 2012


Applications are invited in the prescribed form, from eligible candidates for 
registration for Full-time/Part-time research, leading to Ph.D../M.Sc. (Engineering) by 
research degree of the University, for the January 2012 session, subject to availability of 
 Candidates shall carry out their research under approved guide or guides in a 
University Department or in a Department of a college recognised as research centre or in a 
recognised research institution. 
A.  Candidates to be considered eligible to apply for registration for Ph.D. research should       
       i     Masters degree or its equivalent with not less than 55% marks. 
       ii    Qualified in the Entrance Test conducted by this University of National  
  Eligibility Test conducted by the UGC/CSIR/ICAR/ICMR or GATE or State 
  Level Eligibility Test conducted by the Kerala Government or Fellowship 
  awarded by the KSCSTE or M.Phil degree by research and thesis.  The M.Phil 
                        Degree shall be in the concerned discipline in which the applicant is seeking 
B.  For  M.Sc. (Engineering by research), the candidate should have 
       i     Bachelors Degree holders in Engineering with not less than 55% marks 
       ii    Qualified in the GATE or Entrance Test conducted by this University or  
  State Level Eligibility Test conducted by the Kerala Government. 
Relaxation of marks 
 Candidates who have got a minimum of ten years of teaching experience at a College 
or University are eligible for a relaxation of 5% marks.  However, in no cases a candidate 
having less than 50% marks be granted registration. 
 Not withstanding the above candidates belonging to  Scheduled Castes and Scheduled 
Tribes who have secured 45% marks in Science subjects and 40% marks in Arts and 
Commerce subjects can apply for registration for Ph.D. research, provided they satisfy the 
other eligibility requirements stipulated in this notification.  Physically/visually challenged 
candidates are eligible for a relaxation of 5% marks for registration for research leading to 
Ph.d. Degree. 
Exemption from entrance test 
 i   College/University teachers with seven or more years of teaching experience and 
      candidates with D.M/M.Ch. Degree are exempted from the Entrance Test. 
 ii  Scientists/Engineers working in approved Research Laboratories either owned 
       or managed by the Central/State Government or in Autonomous Research     
       Institutions of National Status, with seven years experience in the Grade    
       Scientist/Engineer having two research papers published in the recognised   
       research journals of the concerned subject approved by the Board of Studies   
      concerned, are exempted from the Ph.D. Entrance Test.  iii     Candidates with DBT-JRF are exempted from the Ph.D. Entrance Test and they 
           are permitted to register for research leading to Ph.D. Degree in Biotechnology. 
iv   Scientists/Ayurveda Doctors working in Pharmaceuticals/Hospitals/Research 
           Centres owned by Government with 7 years experience and having 2 research 
            papers published are exempted from the Ph.D. Entrance Test. 
Availability of seats 
 All research guides are permitted to guide 8 research scholars, provided the scholars 
produce facility certificates from the respective research centres. 
 Even if a teacher/scientist is an approved guide in more than one discipline the total 
number of students he/she can guide at a time will remain unchanged.  All approved guides 
will be permitted to supervise two foreign students in addition to the stipulated number. 
 In the case of interdisciplinary research the candidate will be allowed to have one    
co-guide depending on the requirement and an approved guide will be permitted to act as    
co-guide for two research scholars at a time and this will not be counted while calculating the 
number of students under the guide. 
 Vacancies available under each supervising teacher/research centre can be ascertained 
from the supervising teacher and the Head of the research centre.  One seat in each subject is 
reserved for applicants belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes if they are 
otherwise eligible. 
Exemption from Research methodology paper of the course work exam. 
 Only those M.Phil degrees which have Research Methodology course in the 
curriculum will be considered for exemption from the Research Methodology paper of the 
course work examination. 
Part-time registration 
Part-time Ph.D. registration shall be restricted to regular/permanent teachers in the 
concerned subjects, of the Departments and affiliated Colleges of the University of Kerala.  
Part-time registration is also extended to teachers who are working in substantive vacancies in 
Government and Aided Colleges in the State of Kerala.  However, the facility of part-time 
Ph.D. registration(1) in Library and Information Science is also extended to those who are 
working as Library Staff in the University of Kerala on regular basis with a minimum of 3 
years experience, if all other conditions are  satisfied and (2) in Management Studies is 
extended to those working in managerial position with a minimum of 3 years experience in 
Government/Public Sector undertakings, provided all other conditions are satisfied.  
Applications for part-time registration should be accompanied by a No Objection Certificate 
from the appointing authority and stating that they are appointed on a regular basis in the 

 How to apply 
Applications and other details can be downloaded from the Web site or can be obtained from the Section Officer, Forms Section, 
University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram directly or by post on request with sufficiently 
stamped envelope and demand draft/chalan for Rs.10/- Duly filled in applications should be 
accompanied by a Chalan Receipt/Demand Draft of Rs.500/- as registration fee.  All 
remittance made by demand Drafts should be drawn in favour of the Finance Officer,

University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.  The drafts drawn on S.B.T. Branches payable at 
S.B.T. Service Branch, Thiruvananthapuram and on District Co-operative Banks payable at 
State Co-operative Bank, Head Office Branch, Thiruvananthapuram only will be accepted 
from candidates residing within the State.  Those residing outside the State may submit S.B.I. 
Drafts payable at S.B. I. Main Branch, Thiruvananthapuram. 
 Candidates who select University Departments as their research centres shall send 
their applications to the Head of the Department concerned.  Candidates belonging to 
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes shall send a copy of their application to the Registrar 
also.  Those who select recognised Research Institutions/Departments of affiliated colleges 
shall send their applications to the Registrar. 
The last date for receipt of applications is 15.01.2012

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