For the first time in Uttarakhand, Joint Entrance Examination for Ph.D.

For the first time in the state, the entrance examination for PhD is being conducted jointly in higher educational institutions. Kumaon University has got the responsibility of examination. Under this, 826 newly admitted candidates in colleges of Kumaon University, Sridev Suman University, SSJ University and Uttarakhand Open University will be allotted institutes for research.

Earlier all the state universities conducted entrance exam for PhD at their own level. But this time the government has decided to conduct the entrance exam jointly in the state. Kumaon University has been made a nodal university for this. The admission process for the exam has been started through the Samarth portal. A fee of Rs 2550 has been fixed for General, Other Backward Classes, Economically Weaker Section candidates.

PhD researchers will also get scholarships

Dehradun, Chief Correspondent , the state government will provide scholarships to research students pursuing PhD from government universities and PG colleges. The higher education department has issued a government order for this.

This information was given in a letter sent by Secretary Shailesh Bagouli to the Vice Chancellors and Directors of Higher Education of all universities on Wednesday. Researchers enrolled for PhD in state universities and colleges run under the higher education department will be eligible, the letter said. The government will provide a scholarship of Rs 5,000 per month to 100 such researchers every year. In which 26 seats in Kumaon University, Soban Singh Jina University, Almora, Sridev Suman University, Badshahitaul, Tihri, 12 seats in Uttarakhand Open University, while 10 seats have been decided in Doon University. Research scholars will be selected based on NET exam score and rank. If candidates are not found qualified in NET exam, selection will be done on the basis of USET score. The scholarship will be awarded to the researcher for a maximum period of three years. Any researcher can get only one scholarship from the Central or State Government. Such researcher shall be barred from being in service in any way. The Research Scholar will be awarded the next year’s scholarship only on the basis of evaluation.

Kumaon University got responsibility for admission, examination and results and other responsibilities.

The process of PhD Joint Entrance Examination has started. In which all the universities of the state have been included. Applications are invited through Samarth Portal. – Prof. NG Sahu, Nodal Officer PhD Joint Entrance Examination Uttarakhand


Where how many seats

Kumaon University Nainital 134, Sridev Suman University 487, Soban Singh Jina University Almora 140, Uttarakhand Open University 65 seats.

These are the dates

The date for online application on Samarth portal is 3rd July. Last date for online application registration is 22 July. The last date for submission of online exam fee is 23rd July and the date of entrance exam is 11th August.

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