Goa University (GU) has begun the process of selecting candidates for 300 PhD and MPhil seats for 2020. Seats are on offer at the GU campus as well as at research centres in affiliated colleges.

The varsity will accept applications online up to October 30. Those who want to apply for doctorate programmes at the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) and the National Centre for Polar and Oceanic Research (NCPOR) will also have to apply through the same channel.

Of the 286 PhD seats up for grabs, 133 are available for general category students. The rest are for reserved categories, including 25 for economically weaker sections (EWS).

“EWS category candidates are required to submit a certificate issued to that effect by the officer of the rank of mamlatdar or any other authorised officer as notified by the government of Goa,” GU said.

Besides, Goa University campus, PhD seats are also available for students at Goa College of Engineering, V M Salgaoncar College of Law, Goa College of Pharmacy, Goa College of Music and government colleges in Khandola, Sakhali and Pernem.

The varsity will conduct a Goa University PhD Entrance Test or GU-PET consisting of two of 100 marks each on November 17 and 18. Results will be declared on November 27.

For those who qualify at GU-PET, interviews will be conducted from November 30 to December 2.

While the list of selected candidates will be out on December 8, the last date for admission and payment of fees will be on December 23, the university said.

There will also be a category of those who are exempted from answering GU-PET. For these students, interviews will be held
from November 5 to 13

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