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CUSAT DEPARTMENT ADMISSION TEST (DAT)

Applicants for all Certificate / Diploma programmes, MA Translation (German/Russian), all M. Tech. / M. Phil. and Ph. D programmes will be required to appear for the Departmental Admission Test conducted in the respective Department / School of CUSAT on dates to be announced later and to be intimated individually to the applicants.
Procedures specific to M. Tech. and Ph. D programmes are outlined below.

(a) . M. Tech. Programmes

Rank lists for M. Tech. programmes are prepared on the basis of the valid GATE Score. When the GATE Scores of two or more candidates are equal, the marks scored at the qualifying examination are reckoned as the tie-breaker. Seats set apart for candidates from different disciplines in interdisciplinary M. Tech. programmes will be allotted on the basis of their GATE Scores in the respective disciplines.

Candidates without GATE Score will be considered only if sufficient number of applicants with valid GATE Score are not available. Candidates, including sponsored ones, not possessing a valid GATE Score and seeking admission to M.Tech. programmes where a valid GATE Score is necessary, will have to appear for a Departmental Admission Test (DAT) to be conducted in Cochin by the Department/ School concerned, unless otherwise specified.

Depending upon the combination of programmes an applicant chooses, he / she may have to appear for the CAT (and / or Group Discussion/ Interview) and the DAT. Candidates are advised to read carefully the rules in this regard and appear for such examinations that would make them eligible for the programmes they prefer to get admitted to. No representations for redressal of grievances caused by acts of omission or non -observance of rules by the candidates in this regard will be entertained by the University.

Exception: For admission to M.Tech in Marine Bio-Technology, GATE score is not considered. Selection of candidates is done by Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on behalf of Department of Bio-Technology, Government of India through a National Test along with all such examinations conducted by the JNU. For details visit JNU website: www.jnu.ac.in. For details on (NCAAH) please visit www.ncaah.org

(b) . M.Phil. Programmes

M.Phil Programmes are offered by the following Schools/Departments of CUSAT. Candidates intending to apply for M.Phil courses are requested to contact the respective Departments/ Schools directly.

Sl.No Departments/Schools M.PhilProgrammes
1 Applied Chemistry Chemistry
2 Chemical Oceanography Marine Chemistry
3 Industrial Fisheries Fisheries Science
4 Mathematics Mathematics
5 Management Studies Commerce
6 Physics Physics
7 Applied Economics Applied Economics
8 Marine Biology, Micro Biology &Biochemistry Life Science
9 Hindi Hindi

(c). Ph. D Programmes

Candidates for Ph. D. programmes are advised to ascertain the areas of research and the availability of vacancies under their proposed Supervising Guides in the University Departments / Schools or Recognized Institutions before obtaining the application Forms. Candidates may note that the consent of Supervising Guide is a prerequisite for submitting the duly filled-up application form.

A candidate who wishes to pursue a programme of study and research leading to the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University will be required to seek registration to the programme as a full-time / part-time research student in a University Department / Recognized Institution under an appropriate Faculty. In the case of a Recognized Institution, part-time registration would be granted only for permanent employees of that institution. Candidates, who are working in research projects relevant to the research topic that has been taken up by a Department or by a Recognized Institution and funded by internal or external agencies, will be deemed to be full-time students if they are admitted to the Ph.D. programme. Candidates who are applying for registration, as part-time students shall be considered for registration only where the Research Committee is convinced that effective supervision can be ensured.

Eligibility for Admission to the Ph.D Programme

Candidates seeking registration to the Ph.D programme shall hold a Master’s Degree from a recognized University with 55% marks in the qualifying examination, or a CGPA of 6.0 in the 10 point scale. A candidate belonging to SC/ST community is eligible for concession up to 10% marks for admission provided that he/she has a pass in the qualifying examination. Candidates seeking registration shall have passed the Departmental Admission Test and ranked as per the norms laid down in the regulation.

Candidates who possess national/state research fellowship with valid scores, with committed financial assistance at the time of seeking admission, in any of the national/state level eligibility tests conducted by the agencies or by industries so recognized by the University for the purpose, are exempted from provision (ii) above.

Teachers of Universities/Colleges in Kerala and scientists in National Level Research Laboratories, who have put in five years of continuous service, and foreign nationals who have been sponsored under a scholarship scheme by the Government of India for undergoing Ph.D Programme in India, are exempted from provision (ii) above.

Admission
1) The Departmental Admission Test (DAT) shall have two parts.
a) Written test & (b) Interview
2) Candidates who have scored at least 50% marks in the written examination alone will be ranked for admission.

For Ph.D Programmes Candidates belonging to SC/ST communities are entitled to examination of the DAT.

3) The weightage for written test and interview for ranking will be as follows.
a. Marks obtained in the Master’s Degree Level 30%
b. Marks obtained in the written test 50%
c. Marks obtained in the interview 20%
Total 100%

Interview for Admission

All candidates seeking admission to the PhD Programme who have passed the admission test with a minimum of 50% score, or who are exempted from the admission test under clause 2(c) (iii) above, shall be required to present themselves for an interview with the Research Committee or with a Sub Committee appointed by it. It shall also scrutinize the academic records of the candidate, the research proposal made by him/her in the application, the long term plan of the academic work to be undertaken by the candidate and recommend remedial courses to be taken by the candidate to complete the requirements of the course work.

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