Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra will be released official notification for eligible candidates for admission to various Ph.D courses through Entrance Test in the concerned Department/Institute for the academic year 2018- 2019. The Ph.D Ordinance, Application Form, Schedule for Admission, Fee Structure, No. of vacant seats (category wise) / Main & Applied subjects list, for admission to Ph.D Courses available in each Department / Institute have been uploaded on the University. Get KUK Ph.D Admission 2018 complete information here.

KUK Ph.D Admission 2018

Candidates seeking admission in Ph.D Course have to fill the online application form through the official website. All the candidates have to download their Admit card after the completion of application form filling process. Candidates will be selected for the admission on the basis of Entrance Test held by the Kurukshetra University. Expected Schedule for the KUK Ph.D Admission 2018 is given below.

Event Dates
Last date of submission of Application Form Last week of  Oct 2018
Submission of Application form with late fee of Rs. 2000/- First week of Nov 2018
Entrance Test (Main Subjects) Second week of Nov 2018
Entrance Test (Allied Subjects) Third week of Nov 2018
Declaration of Entrance Test Result First week Jan 2019
Submission of documents, if required prior to Enrollment Fist week of Jan 2019
Date of Enrollment
1st list to be displayed
First week Jan 2019
Deposit of Fee (2 working days) first week Jan 2019
2nd list to be displayed First week of Jan 2019
Deposit of Fee (2 working days) First week of Jan 2019
Final list to be displayed, if seats are vacant Second week of  Jan 2019

KUK PhD Application Form 2018

The candidate shall apply for admission on the prescribed Application Form available with the Manager, University Printing & Publications Bureau, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra or it can be downloaded from the University website www.kuk.ac.in. In case of downloaded Application Form, the applicant shall remit the prescribed price of Application Form as fixed by the University from time to time. Candidates can also download the KUK Ph.D Application Form 2017 from the direct link provided below.

Note: Application form is to be filled up by the applicant in his/her own handwriting. No Column of Application Form shall be left blank. Incomplete Application Form shall not be considered. The candidate is required to submit Application Form and the attested photocopies of the following certificates to the concerned Director/ Chairperson.

  • Matriculation Certificate for verification of the date of birth
  • Details Mark Card of 10+2
  • DMC of Graduation
  • DMC of Post Graduation (in duplicate)
  • Copy of Aadhar Card
  • Copy of Award Letter of UGC/CSIR-NET JRF (with validity period)
  • Enclose copies of the requisite Certificates to claim the weightage of the Ph.D. Ordinance.


In case the application form is downloaded from the University Website, the applicant shall remit the price of Application Form as under:

  • General Category – Rs. 500/-
  • SC/ST/BC Category & Blind candidate of Haryana – Rs. 125/-

Entrance Test Fee (attach original Entrance Test Fee Receipt along with Application Form)

  • General Category – Rs. 1000/-
  • SC/ST & BC candidate of Haryana – Rs. 500/-

Mode of Payment: Online, O.B.C. Bank Receipt on Campus, Indian Postal Order OR Bank Demand Draft in favour of Registrar Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

The candidate is required to fill up and submit separate Application Forms for Main (Subject) & Allied Subject appearing in Entrance Test of the Ph.D. Ordinance. List of allied subjects may be checked on the website of the University.

Eligibility Criteria

Master’s Degree with 55% marks OR M.Phil. Degree with 55% marks and also having secured 55% marks in Master’s Degree in the main subject (or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto)/allied subject (or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto) OR its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed, calculations of marks as per CBCS pattern)

  • A relaxation of 5% marks of 55% marks (2.75%) i.e. from 55% to 52.25% marks in the aforesaid Degrees is allowed for those candidates belonging to SC/ST/ Differently Abled (non-creamy layer) of Haryana.
  • Candidates possessing Degree equivalent to Master’s Degree/M.Phil. Degree equivalent to Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. Course. Their admissions shall also be governed by the rules applicable for the International students of the Kurukshetra University.

Provided further that a candidate seeking admission on a topic in Classical Indian Philosophy involving some particular Philosophical text in Sanskrit, shall also be required to have passed a Diploma course in Sanskrit if the candidate did not have Sanskrit at B.A. or M.A. Level.

For calculating percentage of marks for Master’s Degree in the case of Education and Library & Information Science, marks obtained in B.Ed. + M.Ed (Each one Year Course) and B.Lib.Sc. + M.Lib.Sc. (Each one year course) shall be halved (in old cases, if any).

Admission through Entrance Test

Kurukshetra University shall hold the Entrance Test of the main subject and allied subject as per schedule notified every year, subject to availability of vacant seats in that subject. The candidates including UGC/CSIR-NET JRF applying in allied subjects or an examination recognized as equivalent thereto shall be required to appear in the Entrance Test.

A Committee consisting of the concerned Chairperson/Director of the Department/ Institute (Coordinator of the test) and the Controller of Examinations will conduct the Ph. D. Entrance Test. A common examination center will be created in the University by the Controller of Examinations for all the Departments/Institutes. Examination of Paper-I and Paper-II will be held as per schedule notified by the University.

Distribution of Question Papers, Marks, and Duration

  • Paper-I
    • Subject-specific: 50 Objective type questions
    • Duration: 1 Hour Maximum Marks: 100
  • Paper-II
    • Subject-specific: Descriptive type questions
    • Duration: 2 Hours Maximum Marks: 100

The Departmental Research Advisory Committee shall recommend and supply to the Controller of Examinations, a panel of 5 external experts along with a copy of the syllabi of compulsory papers of the concerned subjects. One question paper each for Paper-I and Paper-II will be got prepared by the Controller of Examinations from the Expert(s) as approved by the Vice-Chancellor.

The setting of question papers of the concerned subject for Ph.D. Entrance Test will be based on the syllabi of compulsory paper(s)

Preparation of Admission Merit Lists

The reservation shall be applicable for admission in Ph.D. course to eligible JRF (with validity period) candidates and those candidates who appeared in Entrance Test as per State reservation policy and the instructions issued from time to time by the Govt. of Haryana while preparing the merit list. Each Department/Institute of Kurukshetra University will maintain the roster of reservation of seats category-wise in fraction in Roster Register.

Standing Committee consisting of concerned Dean of the Faculty and the Chairperson/Director of the Department/Institute shall scrutinize the merit list/ admission list prepared by the Department/Institute in accordance with the provisions of the Ph.D. Ordinance before allowing the applicants for their admissions/enrolment.

The process of admissions in Ph.D. course shall be completed as per schedule notified by the University. No admission shall be allowed after the last date notified for admission in Ph.D. course. However, Vice-Chancellor may allow admission in Ph.D. course in the exceptional case on the recommendations of Standing Committee constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.

Fee Structure

The research scholars enrolled for Ph.D. course shall deposit their fee as per fee structure notified or laid down from time to time by the University during the Ph.D. Course.

The annual fee for Ph.D. course is required to be deposited by the research scholars within one month from the date of the meeting of the PG Board of Studies, failing which applicable late fee will also be charged.

The full Fee paid by the research scholar shall be refunded if a research scholar is found ineligible for admission to Ph.D. course provided that there should not be any concealment/non-submission of facts/document(s) on the part of research scholar and admission of the research scholar is cancelled by the University.

No fees/dues deposited by the research scholar will be refunded by the University in case the research scholar leaves the Ph.D. course at his/her own level.

For more details about KUK PhD Admission – Download 2017’s Information Brochure.

Insofar, official details of KUK PhD Admission 2018 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as Kurukshetra University releases KUK PhD Admission 2018 information brochure, details will be updated here.


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