Application Guidelines

MPhil and PhD Admissions (Autumn Session) 2019-20 : Guidelines
for admission into the MPhil and PhD Programme (Autumn) for the Academic Year 2019-20

An Overview
  1. Admission into the Autumn Session of the PhD Programme and MPhil Programme of Gauhati University for the academic session 2010-20 (August 2019 to July 2020) is a three-tier process
The Central Application Process (CAP)
GU-RET 2019
  1. Completing the CAP DOES NOT guarantee admission into the MPhil or PhD Programmes.
  1. All applicants, (If you are an International Student, please visit IRW the International Relations Wing), MUST go through the Central Application Process (CAP), irrespective of any fellowship they might have either through any scheme or any research project (see below for exemptions). The CAP will be facilitated through this website with a dedicated Online Portal.

International Applicants should see the section - International Applicants
  1. Any person having a Postgraduate Degree of GU or from any recognised university or institute in a subject in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Management, Law, Technology, Fine Arts, Engineering, and Medicine or other professional subjects of GU with not less than 55 (fifty five) percent of marks or equivalent grade in the concerned subject may apply for admission into the MPhil or PhD programmes in the concerned subject in which the candidate has the Masters Degree or in an allied subject.  The minimum marks for SC/ST/OBC candidates or a differently-abled candidate (with equal to or more than 40% disability) is 50% or equivalent grade.
  1. In case of Medical Sciences, the rules of Medical Council of India/Indian Nursing Council/Rehabilitation Council of India/ recommendation of Faculty of Medicine for Clinical Courses shall be followed (where necessary).
  1. An applicant who has an M.Ed. degree can apply for PhD programme in the Education Department for research on a topic related to Education, Education System, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology of the concerned subject, provided the applicant has a Masters Degree in the concerned subject. In such cases, the applicant will have to appear in the admission test (GU-RET), unless exempted, in the subject of the parent department and if admitted, the candidate will have to take a Co-Guide from the Education Department of GU.
  1. Students who have appeared or are appearing in their postgraduate final examinations may also apply for admission into the MPhil or PhD Programmes. However, such candidates will be required to furnish their results before the final selection list of successful applicants is prepared by the concerned department.
  1. An applicant who is in a service (either permanent or temporary or part-time) should have a “No Objection Certificate” from the employer before admission can be allowed.

Division of Marks
  1. GU-RET 2019 : 100 Marks (click here to see detailed division)
  2. Counselling    : 20   Marks (Department Level)