Central University of Karnataka Admission Various PhD Programmes for the academic year 2022-23

Central University of Karnataka Admission Various PhD Programmes for the academic year 2022-23.

ADMISSION TO VARIOUS Ph.D. PROGRAMMES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR-2022-23

  1. The following candidates can register through online SAMARTH registration portal for Ph.D. Admission and the eligible candidates shall directly appear for the interview:
    1. Candidates who have qualified national level examinations [such as JRF (UGC

/ CSIR / DBT / ICMR / ICSSR), NET (UGC/CSIR), GATE or equivalent etc.)].

  1. Candidates who have secured DST-INSPIRE Fellowship.
    1. Candidates with Central Government and State Government sponsored fellowships.
    1. National/State level Teacher fellowship holders.
  2. The candidate must register for Ph.D. admission through online SAMARTH registration portal. Submission of online registration form is mandatory for the Ph.D. admission. The candidates are advised to refer the user manual for online registration provided at the SAMARTH portal.
  • All candidates are required to pay the non-refundable registration fee as per the following categories.
CategoryNon-refundable registration fee (Rs.)*
General, OBC (Non-creamy layer), EWS500-00
Female250-00
SC/ST100-00

(*Registration fee is excluding transaction charges)

  • The schedule for registration, declaration of eligible candidates, interview dates, admission are as follows
Item No.Tentative time
Date of online registration through Samarth Portal of Central University of Karnataka20-5-2022 to 20-6-2022
Date of online registration link to be provided on the CUK Website. Visit the Website: www.cuk.ac.in20-5-2022
Date of declaration of eligible candidates21-6-2022
Date of addressing grievance on eligibility21-6-2022 to 24-6-2022
Date of online test and interview27-6-2022 to 29-6-2022
Date of declaration of selected candidates30-6-2022
Date of admissions and fee payment1-7-2022
Date of commencement of classes6-7-2022
  • A list of candidates whose applications are received with the prescribed fee along with the details of eligibility will be displayed on the university website. The eligible candidates shall directly appear for the interview. Students having grievances, if any, regarding their eligibility may contact the concerned department.
  • The candidates applying under the reserved categories shall submit the category Certificates (SC/ST/OBC Non-Creamy Layer Certificate/ EWS) issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format at the time of registration and produce the same in original for verification at the time of admission. The candidates are advised to visit the website to access the related certificate formats.
  • The eligibility criteria for various Ph.D. programmes are as following-
PROGRAMMEELIGIBILITY CRITERIA /   MINIMUM QUALIFICATION FOR ADMISSION
Ph.D. – HindiM.Phil. or Master’s degree in Hindi from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – KannadaM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Kannada from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – EnglishM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in English from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – EconomicsM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Economics from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – ManagementM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Management from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 60% marks (55% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non- migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D – PsychologyM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Psychology from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – CommerceM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Commerce from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. -Social WorkM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Social Work from any from any University / Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD for this purpose with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a
 Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – PhysicsM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in different branches of Physics from any University / Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD for this purpose with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – ChemistryM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in different branches of Chemistry from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – MathematicsM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Mathematics from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non- migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Life SciencesM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in different braches of Life sciences from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – GeologyM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Geology from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non- migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Electronics and Communication EngineeringM.E/M.Tech degree in Electronics and Communication/ Electronics/ Communication/ Microwav Engineering Engineering from any University/ Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD / AICTE or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of four years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Electrical EngineeringM.E/M.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from any University/ Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD / AICTE or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of four years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
PhD – Mechanical EngineeringB. Tech/B.E and M. Tech/ME in relevant fields of Mechanical /Electrical /Electronic & Communication Engineering from any University/ Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD / AICTE or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of four years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – GeographyM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Geography from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non- migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Computer ScienceM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Computer Science/ Master of Computer Applications from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – LinguisticsM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Lingustics from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non- migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Mechanical EngineeringB. Tech/B.E and M. Tech/ME in relevant fields of Mechanical Engineering from any University/ Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD / AICTE or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of four years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Media StudiesM.Phil. with course work or Master’s Degree in Media Studies / Journalism & Mass Communication from any University or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – ArabicM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Arabic from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – SpanishM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Spanish from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Music (Vocal)M.Phil. with course work or MPA /M Music Master’s degree in from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non- migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – TabalaM.Phil. with course work or MPA (TABLA)/M Music (Tabla) Master’s degree in Tabla Subject from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Visual ArtsM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in MFA, MVA,MA Fine Art/MA in Visual Art from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Public AdministrationM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in public administration/Political Science/International Relations from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – Folklore and Tribal StudiesM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in Folklore/ Tribal Studies/ folkloristic/anthropology/folk literature/ cultural studies/folk art/literature in Indian languages from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D. – LawM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in LLM from any University/Institute recognized by the UGC / MHRD or foreign university (as per the AIU foreign equivalence list) with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
Ph.D – Tourism ManagementMaster of Tourism and Travel Management, MTA, MA(Tourism), MTM, MBA (Tourism and Travel Management), MBA (Tourism and Hospitality Management), Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management, MSC Tourism with minimum 55% Marks from UGC/AICTE Recognized Universities/Institutions.
Ph.D. – HistoryM.Phil. with course work or Master’s degree in History from any University or a degree recognized by the University for this purpose or its equivalent in the relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, PWD and Kashmiri Migrant and non-migrants Students), preceded by a Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent Degree of three years duration from a recognized University/Institute.
  • The selection process for Ph.D. admission as following:
  • 70% weightage to JRF, NET and allied qualification, PG programme, and online test conducted by the concerned Department.
  1. 30% weightage for online presentation and viva-voce.
  2. The distribution of marks as following –
WeightageCriteriaRangeTotal marks
70%JRF (UGC/CSIR/DBT..etc)JRF (UGC/CSIR/DBT..etc): 50 marks DST-INSPIRE/other. Fellowships: 45 marks NET (UGC/CSIR), GATE, etc : 40 marksMax. 50 marks
PG programme marks> 80% : 10 marks >60% : 8 marks >55% (50 others) -60% : 6 marksMax. 10 marks
Online Written test before interview10 marksMax. 10 marks
30%Online Presentation on a proposed field of research10 marksMax. 10 marks
Online       Viva-voce      on                  domain knowledge20 marksMax. 20 marks
  • Candidates securing a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC, ST, OBC {NON CREAMY LAYER}, EWS) in the combined score of the 70% and 30% weightage marks calculation will be eligible to be considered for admission as per the merit list.
  1. Deans/HODs/Coordinators of concerned programmes will communicate the credentials of the online exam link /interview link to the candidates’ registered Email ID (candidates provided Email ID on SAMARTH registration portal) to participate in the selection process and admission to the corresponding programmes.
  1. The University reserves the right not to offer the programme in any particular discipline due to administrative reasons or if the response to the programme is not adequate. The decision of the University will be final in this regard.
  1. Reservation/relaxation will be given as per Government of India/University Rules as adopted by the University from time to time.
  1. Ensuring the eligibility for applying to a particular programme will be the sole responsibility of the candidate. Please read the eligibility criteria and other requirements before submitting the application form. Submission of online registration form and attending the interview through online mode are mandatory for admission to the Ph.D. programme.
  1. These instructions are subject to alterations & modifications and the same will be notified on University website. These instructions are for information only and it does not constitute a legal document. Candidates are advised to visit the university website regularly for the further information and instructions.

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