Goa University PhD Admission 2022: Dates, Application Form, Entrance (GU PET July 2022)

Goa University PhD Admission

Goa University PhD Admission 2022 – Goa University invites application for PhD admission in the various subjects offered at University Departments/Research Centres affiliated to Goa University through Goa University PhD Entrance Test (GUPET) July 2022.

Check full details on Goa University PhD Admission 2022 below here.

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Goa University PhD Programs

  • PhD Biochemistry
  • PhD Biotechnology
  • PhD Botany
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD Civil Engineering
  • PhD Commerce
  • PhD Computer Science
  • PhD Earth Science
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Education
  • PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • PhD Electronics
  • PhD Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • PhD English
  • PhD French and Francophone Studies
  • PhD Geography
  • PhD Hindi
  • PhD History
  • PhD International Relations
  • PhD Konkani
  • PhD Law
  • PhD Management Studies
  • PhD Marathi
  • PhD Marine Microbiology
  • PhD Marine Science
  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD Microbiology
  • PhD Music
  • PhD Pharmacy
  • PhD Philosophy
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD Political Science
  • PhD Portuguese
  • PhD Women’s Studies
  • PhD Zoology
  • PhD Sociology

Goa University PhD Entrance Test (GU-PET) July 2022

Candidates interested in seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme offered at the University Schools/Recognized Research Centres are required to either have qualified M.Phil/CSIR-UGC/UGC NET
JRF/Lectureship/SET/SLET/JEST/ICAR-NET/GATE/GPAT Certificate or have a valid GU-PET Certificate.

Applications for admission to the Ph.D. Programme shall be notified separately.

Important Points

  • Candidates who have qualified at any of the National level Tests such as CSIR-UGC/UGC NET JRF/Lectureship/SET/SLET/JEST/ICAR-NET Examinations of different Indian States, GATE/GPAT with a valid Certificate. ARE NOT REQUIRED to apply for the GU-PET.
  • Regular M.Phil. Degree holders are also exempted from appearing at the GU-PET.
  • Candidates who have completed M.Phil. through distance mode are not exempted from answering the GU-PET.
  • Senior Citizens who are otherwise qualified shall also be exempted from appearing at the Ph.D. Entrance Test [GU-PET].

Goa University PhD Entrance Test (GU-PET) July 2022 Important Dates

Commencement of online applications20 July 2022
Last Date for applying online29 July 2022
Conduct of Goa University Ph.D. Entrance Test (GU-PET)17-18 August 2022

Eligibility Criteria for Goa University PhD Entrance 2022

  • Master’s Degree or a Professional Degree declared equivalent to the Master’s Degree by the corresponding 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).
  • A relaxation of 5% marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be given for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy Layer)/Persons with Disabilities and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s Degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace marks.
  • The Candidates are permitted to apply for a maximum of three subjects. The subject of research shall be that which relates to the main branch/ branches of knowledge chosen by the candidate for the post-graduate Degree. However, a candidate wishing to conduct research in a subject of an interdisciplinary character shall also be eligible for registration.
  • Candidates who are awaiting results of their final year Post Graduate Examinations are also eligible to apply for GU-PET.
  • The following conversion formula shall be followed as per Ordinance OA-16 for candidates of Goa University. Other University candidates shall also follow this formula in the absence of a conversion factor provided by their parent University:
    • Conversion from Grade to Percentage – The following formula shall be used to convert from Grade (CGPA) to equivalent Percentage. Percentage = (CGPA – 0.75) × 10

Goa University PhD Entrance 2022 Application Process

  • Candidates are required to apply on online on the GUMS Portal.
  • Please read the instructions and proceed for online application portal
  • Documents to be uploaded at the time of submitting the online application –
    • Statement of Marks of Post-Graduation
    • Certificate of passing Post Graduated Degree
    • Valid Category Certificate if applicable (OBC (non-creamy layer) Certificate is valid for 3 years).
    • EWS Certificate issued for the current financial year only shall be valid ie. issued on or after 1st April 2022 shall be valid.
    • Candidate applying under Reserved categories are required to submit a Certificate issued to that effect by the Officer of the rank of the Mamlatdar or any other Authorized Officer as notified by the Government of Goa.

Application Fee

Persons with DisabilitiesNil
SC/STRs. 300/ per Subject/Programme
UR Category/OBC (NCL)Rs. 600/ per subject/ Programme

GU-PET July 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Scheme of GU-PET

Paper Syllabus Marks Duration
Paper I 

50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) Carrying 2 marks each.

Shall be different for candidates of Faculties of Science and for Faculties  of Languages, Humanities, Commerce, Management Studies,  Social Sciences, Law, Education and  Music.

There shall be no Negative marking.
On the lines of CSIR-UGC NET  examination1002:00   hours
Paper II (subject specific)

Section A (50 Marks)
MCQs carrying 1 mark each.
There shall be no Negative marking.

Section B (50 Marks)
Descriptive Questions.

There shall be internal choice.
Paper II shall be as per the syllabus for CSIR-UGC/ UGC NET examinations.  

i. In interdisciplinary   Programmes such as Marine  Science, Paper II shall be set in  the respective subject specialization of the candidates. Each candidate is  permitted to answer questions only from the respective   specialization. 

ii. Syllabus of subjects of Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and   Biotechnology under the Faculty of Life Sciences are   notified with notification.
100 2:00   hours

Syllabus

Paper Syllabus 
Paper IOn the lines of CSIR-UGC NET  examination
Paper II (subject specific)Paper II shall be as per the syllabus for CSIR-UGC/ UGC NET examinations.  

In interdisciplinary Programmes such as Marine  Science, Paper II shall be set in the respective subject specialization of the candidates. Each candidate is  permitted to answer questions only from the respective specialization. 

Syllabus of subjects of Botany, Zoology, Microbiology and Biotechnology under the Faculty of Life Sciences are –
Biotechnology | Botany | Microbiology | Zoology

Cutoff

  • Candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 50% marks in each paper to qualify at the GU-PET.
  • A relaxation of 5 % of marks, from 50% to 45% shall be given for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (NCL).

Goa University PhD Admission Selection Process

  • Candidates who qualify for the test shall be eligible to apply for admission to the Ph.D. Programme as and when notified during Academic year 2022-23 and 2023-24 subject to availability of seats in the subject of their choice.

Important Links

PhD Entrance NotificationClick Here
Application FormClick Here
Goa University WebsiteClick Here

Previous Admissions

Goa University PhD Admission 2022 (March)

Important Dates

Commencement of online applications08 March 2022
Last Date for applying online25 March 2022
Conduct of Interview11 to 13 April 2022
Declaration of list of Selected Candidatesannounced later
Last date for verification of Documentsannounced later
Last date for payment of feesannounced later

Available PhD Programs

Admission to the Ph.D. Programme for the March 2022 session is open to the following candidates:

  • Candidates who have qualified in the Examinations of apex bodies such as CSIR-UGC/UGC NET JRF/lectureship, SET/SLET/JEST/ICAR-NET Examination of different Indian States/ GATE with a valid certificate, those having DST Inspire fellowship, or those awarded M.Phil. Degree as per the UGC Guidelines. Students who have completed M. Phil by distance mode are not eligible.
  • All the candidates who have qualified in the Goa University Ph.D. Entrance Test (GU-PET) conducted by this University held in the month of December 2020 and August 2021.
  • Senior Citizens who are otherwise qualified but exempted from appearing at Ph.D. Entrance Test. However they will not be issued an Equivalence Certificate.

List of PhD Programmes 

  • Ph.D Biotechnology
  • Ph.D Botany
  • Ph.D Zoology
  • Ph.D Physics
  • Ph.D Electronics
  • Ph.D Mathematics
  • Ph.D Microbiology
  • Ph.D Marathi
  • Ph.D Hindi
  • Ph.D Earth Science
  • Ph.D Marine Sciences
  • Ph.D Marine Microbiology
  • Ph.D Chemistry
  • Ph.D Commerce
  • Ph.D Economics
  • Ph.D Management Studies
  • Ph.D Geography
  • Ph.D History
  • Ph.D Philosophy
  • Ph.D Political Science
  • Ph.D Sociology
  • Ph.D Women’s Studies
  • Ph.D Law
  • Ph.D Education
  • Ph.D Music
  • Ph.D Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Ph.D Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Ph.D Mechanical Engineering

Goa University PhD Admission 2022 (March) Selection Process

  • While grading the candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme, a weightage of 70% shall be given for the Entrance Test and 30% to the performance in the Interview/Viva-Voce.
  • A Candidate shall be required to score a minimum of 50% marks at the Interview. (5% relaxation for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled Candidates, or other categories of Candidates as specified by the State Government).
  • Candidates who have cleared any of the National or State Level Tests like M.Phil/NET/SET, JRF/SLET/JEST/ICAR/ICMR-NET/GATE/GPAT etc. shall be admitted by normalizing their marks/score/ percentage in such tests with respect to 70% component of GU-PET. For normalizing the marks obtained in the National Level and State Level Tests, the following formula shall be used. Normalized % Marks = 70 – [0.45 x (100 – Obtained % Marks)]. Provided that in case of the Candidates who do not possess the Certificates of the National or State level tests / fellowships mentioned above showing the score earned by them, the percentage score obtained at the Master’s level shall be considered for normalizing. In case of candidates with GPAT score, the marks shall be calculated by dividing the GPAT score by 5 and then normalised using the above formula. In case of candidates with M. Phil. normalized marks shall be equal to percentage marks scored by the candidate times 0.7.
  • The actual marks scored by candidates at the GU-PET shall be treated as normalised marks.
  • There shall be two rounds of interviews; the first one for candidates who have qualified the M.Phil/NET/SET/JRF/SLET/JEST/ICAR/ICMR-NET/GATE/GPAT/ Examinations and the second one for those who have answered the GU-PET and Senior Citizens.
  • Senior Citizens shall be deemed to have scored 50% marks in the GU-PET.
  • Candidates shall be admitted to the Ph.D. Programme in the respective Schools/Departments/Research Centres, only against the predetermined number of vacancies announced in this Notification.
  • In case of a tie in scores, preference shall be given to those who have been awarded JRF in the CSIR-UGC/UGC NET Examination, followed by DST Inspire, M.Phil degree holders, NET, SET, SLET/JEST/ICAR/ICMR-NET/GPAT over GU-PET qualified candidates in that order. If the tie still persists then the interview performance shall be used as a tiebreaker.

Goa University PhD Entrance Test (GU-PET) Aug 2021

Candidates interested in seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme offered at the University Schools/Departments & affiliated Research Centres are required to either have qualified M.Phil /NET/SET/JRF/GATE/GPAT Certificate or have valid GU-PET Certificate. Goa University announces the conduct of the GOA UNIVERSITY-PH.D. ENTRANCE TEST (GUPET) AUGUST 2021 to qualify for admission to the following Ph.D. Programmes.

List of PhD Programmes 

  • Ph.D Biotechnology
  • Ph.D Botany
  • Ph.D Zoology
  • Ph.D Physics
  • Ph.D Electronics
  • Ph.D Mathematics
  • Ph.D Microbiology
  • Ph.D English
  • Ph.D French and Francophone Studies
  • Ph.D Portuguese
  • Ph.D Hindi
  • Ph.D Konkani
  • Ph.D Marathi
  • Ph.D Earth Science
  • Ph.D Marine Sciences
  • Ph.D Chemistry
  • Ph.D Commerce
  • Ph.D Economics
  • Ph.D Management Studies
  • Ph.D Computer Science
  • Ph.D International Relations
  • Ph.D Latin American Studies
  • Ph.D Geography
  • Ph.D History
  • Ph.D Philosophy
  • Ph.D Political Science
  • Ph.D. Sociology
  • Ph.D Women’s Studies
  • Ph.D Law
  • Ph.D Education
  • Ph.D Music
  • Ph.D Pharmacy.
  • Ph.D Civil Engineering
  • Ph.D Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Ph.D Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
  • Ph.D Mechanical Engineering

Important Points

  • Candidates who have qualified at any of the National level Tests such as CSIR-UGC/UGC NETJRF/Lectureship, SET/SLET Examinations of different Indian States, GATE/GPAT with a valid Certificate as on 30th July, 2021 ARE NOT REQUIRED to apply for the GU-PET.
  • Regular M.Phil. Degree holders are also exempted from appearing at the GU-PET.
  • Candidates who have completed M.Phil. through distance mode are not exempted from answering the GU-PET.
  • Senior Citizens who are otherwise qualified shall also be exempted from appearing at the Ph.D. Entrance Test [GU-PET].
  • Candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 50% marks in each paper to qualify at the GU-PET. A relaxation of 5 % of marks, from 50% to 45% shall be given for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer).
  • Candidates who qualify for the test shall be eligible to apply for admission to the Ph.D. Programme as and when notified during Academic year 2021-22 and 2022-23.

Goa University PhD Entrance Test (GU-PET) Aug 2021 Important Dates

Commencement of online applications31/07/2021
Last Date for applying online10/08/2021
Conduct of Goa University Ph.D. Entrance Test (GU-PET)27/08/2021 to 28/08/2021

Scheme of GU-PET

Paper Syllabus Marks Duration
Paper I  50 Multiple Choice Questions  (MCQs)Carrying 2 marks each Shall be different for candidates of Faculties of Science and for Faculties  of Languages, Humanities, Commerce, Management Studies,  Social Sciences, Law, Education and  Music. iii. There shall be no Negative marking.On the lines of CSIR-UGC NET  examination1002:00   hours
Paper II (subject specific)  Section A   MCQs carrying 1 mark each.  There shall be no Negative marking. Section B   Descriptive Questions There shall be internal choicePaper II shall be as per the   syllabus for CSIR-UGC/ UGC NET examinations.   i. In interdisciplinary   Programmes such as Marine  Science, Paper II shall be set in  the respective subject   specialization of the   candidates. Each candidate is  permitted to answer questions  only from the respective   specialisation.  ii. Syllabus of subjects of Botany,  Zoology, Microbiology and   Biotechnology under the   Faculty of Life Sciences are   notified herewith.100 2:00   hours