Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, has invited applications for the M. Phil. and Ph.D. Admissions, 2019-2020.
Seats are offered under Home category in General. However, for some subjects, there are seats for other University category also. Those who have obtained the qualifying degree of Shivaji University will be treated as Home University student. Seats are distributed under Home and Other University categories in the ratio 90: 10. Reservation rules shall be applicable to 90% quota and 10% quota, separately. Details of the subjects offered and seats available are given at the ‘Intake capacity’ at http://www.unishivaji.ac.in/admission/MPhil-PhD-Admission-2019-20
Eligibility: For admission to M.Phil and Ph.D, applicant should have a recognised Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s Degree by Shivaji University or by statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for those belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/VJNT/OBC/SEBC/EWS) and/or Differently-abled candidates as per policies of the Government prescribed from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
Those who have cleared the M.Phil course work (Theory Examination) of Shivaji University with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in Shivaji University in an integrated programme, provided the candidate joins such programme without any break.
A person whose M.Phil dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending; those possessing a M.Phil. Degree of Shivaji University, Kolhapur or any other Statutory University or Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil Degree of an Indian institution or from a foreign educational institution are also eligible for admission to the Ph.D. programme.
Selection: Admissions for M.Phil./Ph.D. programmes (except for foreign candidates/ candidates admitted through QIP Research Centre of AICTE, shall be through a Common Entrance Test and Interview/Viva-Voce conducted by Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Entrance Test: Selection to the Programmes will be based on an Entrance Test of 2 hours duration carrying 100 marks, with 50 multiple choices questions of two marks each from Research Methodology (50% questions) and from the concerned subject (50%). There is no negative marking for wrong answers. Details of syllabus for the Entrance Test shall be made available on University Website.
Entrance Examination will be held on 18.9.2019, 19.9.2019 and 20.9.2019 at (i) Shivaji University, Kolhapur (ii) Yashwantrao Chavan Institute of Science, Satara (iii) Smt. Mathubai Garware Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Sangli. Detailed time table and Hall Ticket downloading will be made available through university website in due course of time.
An applicant has to score 50% marks to qualify in the Entrance test. A relaxation of 5% of marks (from 50% to 45%) will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/VJ-NT (Non- Creamy layers)/OBC (Non- Creamy layers)/ SEBC (Non-creamy Layers)/EWS / Differently-abled category. Those who qualify in entrance test will be called for interview/ viva-voce.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at http://www.unishivaji.ac.in/admission/MPhil-PhD-Admission-2019-20 latest by 6 p.m on 31.8.2019. After submission, applicant may take a print out of the online application and retain the same for his / her personal information / records. Applicant is not required to submit hard copy of online application to University.
The Fee for Entrance Test of M.Phil/Ph.D will be Rs. 850/- for open category candidate and Rs. 600/- for reserved category candidates, to be paid through Online Payment Gateway facility. Those who wish to appear for entrance test in more than one subject, have to fill separate application form for each subject, provided he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria and also remit the fee separately for each subject.
Prospectus and other details are available at http://www.unishivaji.ac.in/admission/MPhil-PhD-Admission-2019-20