Ph.D Admissions 2017

Entrance Examination Notice cum Examination dates


Cotton College State University invites applications from highly-motivated applicants for admission to the full-time Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme starting in 2017 January.CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

The Departments/disciplines of the University offering a Ph.D. Programme in this round of selections are Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Assamese, Bengali, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science and IT, Economics, English, Environmental Biology and Wildlife Sciences, Geography, Geology, Hindi, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Persian, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Zoology

The number of seats available for each Department/discipline can be found by clicking here.

Eligibility Criteria and Selections

A Master's degree from a recognized University with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 on a 10-point scale or equivalent or 60 per cent marks. Those with a B.E./B.Tech. degree having an excellent academic record with a minimum CGPA of 7.5 on a 10-point scale or 70 per cent marks may also apply.

Selections will be via entrance tests and interviews held separately for each Department. The qualifying degree for admissions should preferably be in the Department/discipline of study or related to it. In exceptional cases an applicant with a strong interest in a particular discipline but with a qualifying degree from another discipline may also be selected provided s/he demonstrates a sound knowledge of the discipline of the Ph.D. program and qualifies via the selection process.
The University encourages multidisciplinary programs.

Candidates with national-level scholarships such as NET-JRF within the period of validity may be admitted to a Ph.D. Programme in the discipline of their qualifying degree/NET-JRF examination based on their performance in personal interviews in their respective fields of interest.

Reservation of seats and relaxation of marks will be as per Government of Assam norms for each Department.

A limited number of seats is being advertised for the first round. The University reserves the right not to fill up any vacant seat if suitable candidates are not found.

How to Apply:

Those wishing to apply are required to:

   (i) download the application form for the Ph.D. program and fill it up carefully;

  (ii) download the challan for payment of application fees   at ICICI bank, fill it up carefully and make the payment  of Rs. 1000/- per application (Rs. 500/- only for  SC/ST(H)/ST(P) candidates);

 (iii) submit the completed application form along with the  University copy of the receipt of the fees deposited  challan and other relevant documents so as to reach the University by 23rd December 2016 evening 1730 hr. Please enclose self-attested copies of all relevant documents.

Candidates found to be providing any incorrect information in the application forms may be automatically disqualified.

Dates for selection tests and interviews and all future notices regarding the Ph.D. program will be announced in the Cotton College State University website.



Please mention the name of the Department/discipline on the envelope.

Last date for submission of completed application forms to the University:  

23rd December 2016, 1730 hr.

** The University will not be responsible for postal delays.


The complete application should be sent by registered post/courier to:

The Academic Registrar

Cotton College State University

College Hostel Road



Assam, India

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