PhD Psychology Applications 2023-24 | University of Karnataka


PhD Psychology Applications 2023-24
Applications are available at the Central University of Karnataka for the admissions to PhD Psychology program. The admissions are for the session 2023-24. Candidates are advised to read the details mentioned below before applying at central university of Karnataka. Further details are as follows.

The Central University of Karnataka (CUK) is one of the central universities established by the government of India under the Parliament Act (No. 3 of 2009). It is currently running 16 departments divided into 7 schools and 1 center and it is offering 9 Dual degree programs, 15 master degree programs, 16 Research (Ph.D.) programs.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Ph.D. Psychology, candidates need to complete their Master’s in Psychology from a university recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) or equivalent with not less than 55% marks. There is a relaxation of 5% marks for students belonging to the category of SC, ST, OBC-NCL, PwD and Kashmiri Migrants and non-migrants students.

Exemption from Entrance Exams

The following candidates will be exempted from the entrance test and will appear in the interview.

  1. Those candidates who have qualified for National level examinations like JRF, NET (UGC /CSIR), GATE or equivalent, etc.
  2. National /State level teacher fellowship holders.
  3. Candidates who have secured DST-INSPIRE fellowship.
  4. Candidates admitted under various research projects (fulfilling any of the above points).
  5. The candidates with central government and state government-sponsored fellowships.

Application Fee

Candidates belonging to General, OBC-NCL, and EWS category have to make a payment of ₹500/- as the application fee (₹100 for SC /ST /PwD).

Application Process

You have to register as a new user at the official website using the link mentioned below. There you need to provide some basic information to register. Once you get your credentials to login, you have to login the website. There you will have a new application to fill out. There will be 3 steps (Profile, Select Program, and Payment). You are to fill application by clicking on the profile option.

  1. In the profile section, you need to provide all your details like DOB, address, and other necessary details. Make sure that you have scanned copies of your photo, signature, and income certificate.
  2. At the second step, you have to provide program and academic details like NET or other equivalent examination details, documents, etc.
  3. Once all these steps are done, you need to make payment of the application fee at the last.

Application Link:

Documents to be Uploaded

Once you reach in academic section in application form, you are to upload the following documents.

  1. Class X Marksheet
  2. Class XII Marksheet
  3. Graduation Marksheet and Certificate
  4. Masters Marksheet and Certificate
  5. MPhil Marksheet and Certificate (if available)
  6. NET Marksheet and Certificate (if available)

Note: Marksheet and Certificate should be enclosed in one documents like if you are uploading documents in PDF, then marksheet and certificate both should be in one PDF.

Selection Process

The selection process for Ph.D. Program at the Central University of Karnataka is as follows:

  1. 70% marks to JRF, NET and allied qualifications, PG program, and online test conducted by the concerned department.
  2. 30% weightage will be for online presentation and viva voce.
  3. The marking criteria is as follows:
WeightageCriteriaRangeTotal Marks
70%JRF (UGC /CSIR /DBT, etc.)JRF (UGC /CSIR /DBT, etc.): 50 Marks
DST-INSPIRE /Other fellowship: 45 Marks
NET (UGC /CSIR), GATE, etc.: 40 Marks
Max: 50 Marks
 PG Program Marks>80%: 10 Marks
>60%: 8 Marks
>55% (50 others) – 60%: 6 Marks
Max: 10 Marks
Online Written test before interview10 MarksMax: 10 Marks
30%Online presentation on a proposed field of research10 MarksMax: 10 Marks
Online viva-voce on domain knowledge20 MarksMax: 20 Marks

Important Dates

Start Date of Registration13 March 2024
Last Date of Registration12 April 2024
Declaration of Eligible Candidates15 April 2024
Date of Interview22 April 2024 to 23 April 2024
Declaration of Selected Candidates24 April 2024
Date of Admission and Fee Payment25 April 2024
Course Commencement01 May 2024

Important Instructions

  1. The University retains the discretion to choose not to provide the program in a specific discipline for administrative reasons or if there is insufficient interest in the program.
  2. Reservations will be as per the Government of India /University rules as accepted by the university.
  3. It is the candidate’s sole responsibility to ensure eligibility for applying to a specific program. Prior to submitting the application form, please carefully review the eligibility criteria and other requirements. Completion of the online registration form and participation in the interview via online mode are mandatory for admission to the Ph.D. program.
  4. These instructions may be subject to alterations and modifications, which will be communicated through the University website.
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