Courses and Eligibility
||Admission to the MA/MSc programmes is subject to the applicants’ fulfilling eligibility conditions as notified in the university web site www.cukerala.ac.in. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as notified by the Central University of Kerala.
|Eligible candidates must
||1)have completed undergraduate programme under 10+2+3 pattern from a recognized university or a foreign university recognized by the Association of Indian Universities.
2)have an equivalent degree with not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade in the subject concerned for admission to PG programme in science, and an equivalent degree with not less than 50% or equivalent grade in the subject concerned for admission to PG programme in Humanities. (Relaxation up to 5% marks is granted to SC/ST candidates in the eligibility for admission.)
3)be between 20-25 years on the date of admission.
||In each Department, 15%, 7.5% and 27% of seats are reserved for SC, ST and OBC respectively. For details, please visit National Commission for Backward Classes website, www.ncbc.nic.in . According to Govt. of India norms, 3% of the seats are reserved for differently abled persons. Those appearing for the qualifying examination can also apply. If they qualify in the test for admission, and the interview that follows, they will be provisionally admitted. However, their admission will be confirmed only if they have the minimum eligibility and have produced their qualifying certificate / mark list / grade card before 1 September 2011, failing which they lose the admission.
|Design of the integrated MPhil/PhD programme:
||In the integrated MPhil/PhD programme, of the total six semesters, the first two semesters are designed and dedicated for the MPhil component. In the first semester, all research scholars will have to undertake a compulsory Course Work as stipulated by the University Grants Commission. No extension in the timeframe to complete the MPhil component is given under any circumstances. To move to the PhD phase of the programme, the student has to successfully complete the MPhil component. Those who fail to score the required grade in the MPhil will have to drop the programme after the MPhil phase. Immediately after the declaration of the result of the MPhil component, the PhD phase will start. Four semesters are dedicated for the PhD programme. The minimum time limit to complete the PhD phase of the programme is two years. The maximum time limit for the completion of the PhD phase is four years from the date of approval of synopsis for PhD.
||Those who possess an MPhil degree from a recognized university through the regular mode also will have to go through the course work offered by this university in the first semester. Only after the successful completion of the course work in the first semester with a first division or equivalent grade, such candidates can start doing the PhD phase of the programme.
|Number of Seats:
||Ten for the Humanities and Six for the Sciences.
||Reservation for SC/ST/OBC will be as per Govt. of India Rules. Those who wish to be considered for reservation should attach attested copies of caste /non-creamy layer certificate obtained from a competent authority.