Ph.D Admissions 2017

Dated 16/05/2017 PhD admission Results  

Dated 29/04/2017

Notice & Fee structure for selected candidates              

Fee payment challans:

1.For Candidates of Humanities & Social Sciences     2. For Candidates of Natural Sciences



NOTICE  Dated 20/03/2017 

Dates and times of interviews for the different departments are listed here.
Please watch this space for the upcoming notices.
Interviews will be held in the University Administrative office at College Hostel Road, Panbazar.
Sl. no. Department Date Reporting time
1 Environmental biology & and Wildlife Sciences 25th March 2017 0900 hrs
2 Sociology 25th March 2017 1300 hrs
3 Computer Science & IT 25th March 2017 1500 hrs
4 Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 28th March 2017 0900 hrs
5 Mathematics 28th March 2017 1430 hrs
6 Assamese 29th March 2017 0900 hrs
7 Psychology 29th March 2017 1500 hrs
8 Chemistry 30th March 2017
0900 hrs
9 Geology 30th March 2017 1430 hrs
10 Economics 31st March, 2017
0900 hrs
11 Geography 1st April, 2017 1330 hrs
12 Arabic 3rd April, 2017 0900 hrs
13 Philosophy 3rd April, 2017 1430 hrs
14 Hindi 4th April,2017 0930hrs
15 English 4th April,2017 1330hrs
16 Botany 5th April,2017 0900hrs
17 Archaeology 5th April, 2017 1530hrs
18 Physics 7th April,2017 1330hrs
19 Anthropology 7th April,2017 1530hrs
20 Zoology 8th April,2017 0900hrs

PhD Entrance Examination Results

Refer advertisement number (Admission/03/16 dated December 8, 2016)

NOTICE Dated 15/03/2017






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.

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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