Karnataka State Open University Ph.D Admission 2023-24

Karnataka State Open University Ph.D Admission Notification 2023-24. Applications are invited in the prescribed format from eligible candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programmes in the following studies & Research Departments.

KannadaPolitical ScienceGeographyBio-technology
HindiJournalism and Mass CommunicationChemistryMicro Biology
TeluguCommerceBio ChemistryEducation

Common Entrance Test (CET)

  • Eligible Candidates shall appear for Common Entrance Test (CET)
  • Candidates who have qualified UGC/UGC-CSIR, JRF Test / NET / GATE / GRE / M.Phil shall be exempted from appearing to CET; however they shall appear for an interview/viva voce.

Centre for Common Entrance Test (CET): KSOU Campus Mysore only.

Payment of Fee: Download application available in KSOU website along with online payment of Rs 2000/- (Rs 1000 for SC/ST/Cat-1) towards application processing through KSOU admission portal. Duly filled application should be submitted along with the attested documents either in person or by post to

Language, Education, Social Science and Science applications should be send to the below addressCommerce application should be sent to the below address
The Chairperson, Department of Studies and Research in…………….. Mukthagangothri, Mysuru – 570006.The Chairperson, Department of Studies and Research in Commerce KSOU Commerce and Management Block, 18th Main Road, Vijayanagara 3rd Stage, ‘B’ Block, Mysuru – 570030.

Important Dates

Ph.D. Application available in the website date:19-06-2023
Last date for submitting Application without penal fee30-06-2023
Last date for submitting Application with penal fee of Rs.500/-15-07-2023
Common Entrance Test date:23-07-2023
CET Results Deceleration date31-07-2023
Announcement of selection list07-08-2023
Counseling for Supervisor Allotment14-08-2023
Ph.D. Course work classes commencing04-09-2023

Visit KSOU official website www.ksoumysuru.ac.in for more details including Ph.D. Prospectus, Fee structure, Seat matrix, Eligibility, details of CET, Syllabus, Question paper pattern and other information.

The Ph.D. Vacancy seats details

Sl No.KSOU Studies & Research DepartmentDetails of the Vacant seats of Ph.D.
  1  Department of Kannada Studies & Research05 – GM – 3 OBC – 1 (Category-I/SC/ST) – 1
2Department of Hindi Studies & Research Department01 – Specially Enabled – 1
3Department of Telugu Studies & Research Department02 – GM – 1 (Category-I/SC/ST) – 1
4  Department of Economics Studies & Research02 – GM – 1 OBC – 1
5Department of Political Science Studies & Research04 – GM – 2 OBC – 2
6Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Studies & Research01 – International Student
  7  Department of Commerce Studies & Research05 – GM – 2 OBC – 2 (Category-I/SC/ST) – 1
8Department of Geography Studies & Research01 – OBC – 1
9Department of Bio-technology Studies & Research01 – OBC – 1
10Department of Bio-chemistry Studies & Research02 – GM – 1 (Category-I/SC/ST) – 1
11Department of Chemistry Studies & Research01 – (Category-I/SC/ST) – 1
12Department of Microbiology Studies & Research02 – OBC – 1 (Category-I/SC/ST) – 1
13Department of Education Studies & Research12 GM – 6 OBC – 3 (Category-I/SC/ST)- 3Non-HK-11 HK-1
Total – 39 Seats

Official Website: https://www.ksoumysuru.ac.in/