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The Assam Kaziranga University

Ph.D.

Admission Open for PhD Program 2024

  • APPLICATION STARTING DATE: 12th June 2024.
  • THE LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION: 5th July, 2024.
  • THE DATE OF THE KUEST EXAMINATION IS SCHEDULED FOR 10th July, 2024.
  • THE DATE OF INTERVIEW IS SCHEDULED FROM 15th to 18th July, 2024.
  • THE FINAL RESULT DECLARATION: 22nd July 2024.
  • THE LAST DATE OF ADMISSION IS 29th July 2024.
  • MODE OF EXAMINATION- OFFLINE/ONLINE (For the candidate's outside Assam)
Online Form  Offline Form

Applications (Online/Offline) are invited for admission to Ph.D. programs in following disciplines: Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Information Technology/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management.

Eligibility Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree with a minimum of 55% marks or is equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 10-point scale OR a 4-year/8-semester Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 75% marks or equivalent.
  • Candidates who have completed the M.Phil. program with atleast 55% marks in aggregate or it's equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks or it's equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(Non-Creamy Layer)/Differently abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates.

Application Procedure:

Interested and eligible candidates can apply by submitting the duly filled prescribed offline application form (online form for outside Assam candidates along with other necessary document) which can be downloaded from the website link: https://www.kzu.ac.in/schools/phd/PhD_Application_Form-2023.pdf and submitting application fees of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand only) in Cash/Online/DD favouring “North-Eastern Knowledge Foundation” payable at Jorhat, Assam. After the payment kindly provide the details of Internet Banking Transaction ID/UPI Transaction ID.

For online fee submission below are the details:-

North Eastern Knowledge Foundation,
A/C No.3248817010
Bank : Kotak Mahindra Bank,
Branch Name: JORHAT,
IFSC Code: KKBK0000332.

The scan copy of the filled application form, fee deposit details, and testimonials all in PDF format should be mailed to dean_research@kazirangauniversity.in and the same documents in hard copy should be submitted physically to the KU, Admin office on or before 5th July 2024, 5 PM.

Admission Procedure:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in KUEST conducted by the University (70% weightage) followed by personnel interview (30% weightage). Those who have qualified and possess a valid scorecard in CSIR-UGC NET (Category -1, 2 & 3)/DBT-JRF/ICMR-JRF/DST-INSPIRE or equivalent national level examination/ fellowship/ GATE/ GPAT and M.Phil degree holders in the last two years shall be exempted from KUEST. However, they should appear for the personnel interview as per the scheduled date.

Special Note:

  • The marks obtained in the CSIR-UGC NET (Category -2 & 3) will be valid for a period of one year and 70% weightage will be given for test scores and 30% weightage for the interview.
  • Full-time scholars with 65% marks or an equivalent CGPA in their postgraduate degree will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000 until the submission of their thesis. However, possession of 65% marks or an equivalent CGPA alone does not qualify one for the scholarship.

Ph.D. Vacancy

The Assam Kaziranga University Ph.D Programme-2024 Ph.D. Vacancy Details

Sl. No

Name of the Faculty

Department

Designation

Vacant Seats

1

Dr. Nabajyoti Saikia

Chemistry

Professor

7

2

Dr. Pankaj Bora

Physics

Assistant Professor

4

3

Dr. Biju Kumar Dutta

Mathematics

Associate Professor

3

4

Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed

Mathematics

Assistant Professor

1

5

Dr. Dimple Mahanta

Mathematics

Associate Professor

2

6

Dr. Ardhendu Khaound

Mathematics

Assistant professor

2

7

Dr. Munu Borah

Physics

Assistant professor

3

8

Dr. Madhurjya Deka

Physics

Assistant professor

3

9

Dr. Prasanta Jyoti Gautam

Chemistry

Associate Professor

4

10

Dr. Satyabrata Gogoi

Chemistry

Assistant professor

3

11

Dr. Rekha Rani Dutta

Chemistry

Assistant professor

2

12

Dr. Manoshi Katoky

Mathematics

Assistant professor

2

13

Dr. Dibyajyoti Borah

SCS

Associate Professor

6

14

Dr. Karthik Kovuri

CSE

Professor & Dean

6

15

Dr. Barnana Baruah

CSE

Assoc. Professor and Head

4

16

Dr. Ramesh Chandra Borah

ME

Professor&HOD

7

17

Dr. Shehnaj Ahmed Pathan

CE

Assistant Professor

4

18

Dr Ashim Jyoti Gogoi

ECE

Associate Professor & HOD (ECE)

4

19

Dr. Rupam Bhagawati

CSE

Associate Professor

6

20

Dr. Rishabh Dev Shukla

EE

Dean (CoE), Professor & HOD

8

21

Dr. Shwetambara Verma

CE

DSA, Professor & HOD

7

22

Dr. Suresh Munuswamy

MLT

Professor & Dean

8

23

Dr. Sosanka Protim Sandilya

Microbiology

Assistant Professor

4

24

Dr. Vishal Das

Microbiology

Assistant Professor

4

25

Dr. Lipika Khataniar

Biotechnology

Assistant Professor

4

26

Dr. Geetanjali Baruah

Biotechnology

Assistant Professor

4

27

Dr. Manisha Madhukar Tonape

Physiotherapy

Associate Professor

6

28

Dr. Kongkana Goswami

MLT

Assistant Professor

4

29

Dr G. P Bhandari

Management

Associate Prof.

1

30

Dr Debanuj Khound

Management

Associate Prof.

1

31

Dr Pratik Saikia

Management

Assistant Prof

3

32

Dr Shivam Kakaty

Management

Assistant Prof

4

33

Dr.Sailendra Kumar Mahanta

Pharmacy

Professor

5

34

Dr.Rajesh Jesudasan

Pharmacy

Professor

5

35

Dr.A.Anil Kumar

Pharmacy

Professor

8

36

Dr. Saurabhi Sarmah

Social Sciences

Associate Professor

2

37

Dr Aditya Bhatta

Social Sciences

Associate Professor

3

38

Dr. Ramjit Kumar

Social Sciences

Assitant Professor

 1

 

The Prescribed Fees Details for Ph.D. Programme

  • Admission Fes : Rs 20,000/-
  • Caution Deposit: Rs.10,000/- (Refundable)
  • Thesis fees: Rs.10,000/- (at the time of submission of thesis)
  • Ph.D. Semester Fee:
    1. Rs. 50,000/-per semester (For Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/IT/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry).
    2. Rs. 35,000/-per semester (For Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/IT/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry candidates having 75% marks throughout his/her career or qualified and possessing a valid score card in UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ICMR/GATE/GPAT/SLET/Teacher Fellowship and M.Phil. Degree holders in the last 2 years.
    3. Rs. 30,000/-per semester (For Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management stream).
    4. Rs. 25,000/-per semester (For only SC/ST category candidates having 60% marks throughout his/her career or qualified and possessing a valid score card in UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ICMR/GATE/GPAT/SLET/Teacher Fellowship and M.Phil. Degree holders in the last 2 years).
    5. Rs. 25,000/-per semester of only KU Alumni of UG/PG (For Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics/IT Communication Engineering/ /Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management).

Admission procedure

The guidelines for admissions for Ph.D. programme-2024 are as follows.

KUEST-2024 Exam Pattern

  • Candidates shall be admitted in the Ph.D. programme based on merit in written test (KUEST-2024) and personal interview.
  • Qualifying candidates will be required to take an Entrance Test, Kaziranga University Eligibility and Scholastic Test (KUEST-2024) for Research, followed by the Personal Interview on the date.
  • Candidates who have cleared UGC-NET-JRF/LS of CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/GPAT cleared in last 2 years or valid score card in the relevant subjects will get preference and shall be exempted from KUEST-2024. They will however require to appear for the Personal Interview.
    The KUEST-2024 will be given two hours exam duration to answer.
  • Section-1: Common Paper Exam: Research Methodology (Total 50 Marks; MCQ Type of Questions; One Mark Each Question).
  • Section-2: Subject Specific Paper Exam: Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/IT/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management (Total 50 Marks; MCQ Type of Questions; One Mark Each Question).
  • KUEST Qualifying Marks for Personal Interview: 50 Marks from each section

Personal Interview

  • Candidates have to give a presentation on the proposed research topic. Presentation duration is 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes’ discussion. Candidate must prepare a synopsis (Hard copy) of the proposed research topic.
  • 50% weightage will be given on the presentation on the proposed research topic and 50% weightage will be given on Post Graduate Dissertation/Research Work.

The overall merit will be calculated out of 200 marks.

At the time of the interview: candidates are required to bring a research proposal, not exceeding 300 words, which will describe.

  • Area of study chosen for research
  • Relevance of the proposed research
  • Reason for the candidate’s interest in this area

Course credit requirement, course work, course registration

  • After having been admitted as a doctoral student, each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake course work as per the recommendation of the UGC for a minimum period of one semester and maximum of two semesters. The course work shall be treated as pre-Ph.D preparation and must include a course on Research Methodology which may include quantitative methods, computer applications, research and publication ethics and review of published research in the relevant field etc. as recommended by University Grants Commission (UGC). Other courses shall be advanced level courses preparing the students for M.Phil/Ph.D. degree.
  • Course credit distribution for Ph.D. programme shall be as follows:

    Sr. No.

    Components

    Credits

    1

    Course Work (Major and Related Discipline)

      18

  • Ph.D. students shall have to take courses offered by the concerned Department/School for the Ph.D programme.
  • The UDRC shall suggest course work depending on the specific requirements of the area of research and the previous knowledge, expertise and experience of the candidate.
  • The Board of Studies of the Department/School where the scholar pursues his/her research shall design the courses except Research Methodology and get them approved in the Academic Council (AC).
  • A Research Scholar shall appear before the SDPC once in six months to make a presentation of the progress of his/her work for evaluation and further guidance. The six monthly progress reports shall be submitted by the approved SDPC members to Dean Research’s office with a copy to the Research Scholar.
  • A student must secure a CGPA of 6 (six) in course work in order to continue and submit his/her Ph.D. thesis. The evaluation procedures and the computation of SGPA/CGPA shall be done according to the procedures adopted for the master’s programme of The Assam Kaziranga University.
  • A Ph.D. scholar is expected to successfully complete the course work in one semester, after which she/he becomes eligible to present the synopsis of research work. In case a scholar fails to appear or secure less than 6 CGPA, he/she can appear the examination for improvement at the end of second semester. If he/she fails to clear the course work by the end of second semester, he/she shall be removed from the rolls. There will be no re-admission in case of PhD programs.
  • Candidates already holding M.Phil. Degree and admitted to the Ph.D. programs may be exempted by the Department from the Ph.D. course work only as per the Regulation of UGC guidelines. All other candidates admitted to the Ph.D program shall be required to complete the Ph.D. course work prescribed by the Department/School.

For more contact:- 
Dean Research, The Assam Kaziranga University, through e-mail: dean_research@kzu.ac.in

Attendance during Course Work:

  • The minimum requirement of attendance for completing the coursework shall be 75%. The doctoral student should register for every semester as per the KU Doctoral programme guidelines.
  • For special cases, condoning in shortfall of the attendance below required attendance will be at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor of The Assam Kaziranga University.

Attendance during Research Work:

  • During research work, full time Ph.D. candidates, sponsored and project categories shall be required to maintain a minimum attendance of 75% in each semester.
  • Ph.D. candidates in part time category shall be required to fulfill residential requirement of equivalent to one semester during the Ph.D. Programme before submission of the thesis.