GKV University PhD Entrance Exam 2019

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidayalaya invites application form for Research Entrance Test ( RET ) for admission to the Full Time PhD Programs.

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidayalaya PhD Courses 2019

Following main subjects / disciplines are available in the various faculties of the Vishwavidyalaya in which Ph.D. Degree shall be awarded. A candidate is permitted to appear in only one of the main subjects in Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Research entrance test.

Code NoMain subjects / disciplines in which the candidate may appear for the RETAllied subjects / disciplinesNo. of seats *
GKV - 101Sanskrit & ShraddhanandVedic Sodh SansthanVed, Vyakaran, Sahitya or Dharmshastra9
GKV - 102Vedic LiteratureSanskrit, Philosophy, Yoga, Ayurved, Jyotish & Karmkand, Ved, Vyakaran, Dharmashastra or any other branch of Veda.11
GKV - 103PhilosophyVed, Sanskrit, Yoga, Sankhya, Nyaya, Meemansa, Vedanta, Nyaya - Vaisheshika, Sankhya-yoga, Bauddh, Jain, Dharmashastra or any other branch of Philosophy3
GKV - 104English-5
GKV - 105Hindi LiteratureLinguistics, Hindi Journalism & Mass Communication2
GKV - 106Human Consciousness and Yogic SciencePhilosophy, Psychology, Sankhya - yogaNIL
GKV - 107Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology-5
GKV - 108PsychologyManagement, Physical Education, Medical Sciences, Home Science, Sociology, Yogic Science, Psychiatry, Education, Anthropology, Social Work ( MSW ), Forensic Science / Psychology, Nursing14
GKV - 109ManagementCommerce, Economics, Psychology ( Organisational Behaviour / Industrial Psychology )15
GKV - 110PhysicsElectronics, Electronics and Communication, Atmospheric Physics, Material Science10
GKV - 111ChemistryInorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Commercial Methods of Chemical Analysis, Plant Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Environmental Science / Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Forensic Science / Chemistry, Archaeochemistry, Biochemistry18
GKV - 112MathematicsStatistics, Operation Research, Industrial Mathematics7
GKV - 113Computer ScienceComputer Applications, Computer Management, Information Technology, Software Sciences, System Sciences18
GKV - 114ZoologyBiomedical Science, Life Science, Animal Science, Fish and Fisheries, Entomology, Applied Zoology, Biotechnology, Wild life Science, Aquatic Biology9
GKV - 115Environmental ScienceMicrobiology, Biotechnology, Agriculture, Forestry, Botany, Wildlife Science, Remote Sensing, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Bio physics, Geology, Bioinformatics, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Physics / Atmospheric Physics / Meteorological Science9
GKV - 116BotanyBiochemistry, Plant Pathology6
GKV - 117MicrobiologyBiotechnology6

* Number of seats may vary.

GKV RET Eligibility 2019

Candidates appearing in RET for Admission to the PhD program shall have master’s degree in main subject / allied subject or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 point Scale.8

A candidate holding Master’s Degree from any recognised University / Institution with at least 55% marks in the main subject or an allied subject is eligible for the Research Entrance Test ( RET ) and registration for PhD degree..

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for those belonging to SC / ST / OBC ( Non-Creamy Layer ) / PWD and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC / Govt. of India from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991.

The eligibility marks of 55% ( or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed ) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.


  • A candidate holding Acharya Degree in allied subjects which are given in Table with atleast 55% marks in aggregate from a recognised University / Institution shall also be eligible for registration in Ph.D. degree in Veda, Sanskrit, Philosophy & Yoga subjects.
  • Candidate must check carefully and ensure that he / she fulfills the minimum eligibility mentioned in the Information Broucher and Rules & Regulations before submitting the application. If the candidate’s eligibility is found incomplete / incorrect at any stage during admission process and after admission, his / her admission will be cancelled for which he / she will be solely responsible.

GKV RET 2019 Exam Centre

  • Chandigargh
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Haridwar
  • Lucknow

Examination Centre may be changed if the number of candidates is less than 50.

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidayalaya RET 2018 Exam Pattern 

A candidate possessing the minimum qualifications with the requisite percentage of marks shall be eligible to appear in the research entrance test.

  • Max. Marks of Examination : 100 Marks
  • Duration of Examination : 2 Hrs
  • Mode : Objective / multiple – choice type questions.

The Entrance Exam Question paper will have following sections

  • Section A : Research Methodology & Research Aptitude
  • Section B : Main Subjects ( 50 Questions )


  • The question paper shall contain 50 questions from the syllabus of concerned subject and each question shall carry one mark.
  • Questions shall be set uniformly from each unit of the prescribed syllabus.
  • No scrutiny / re – evaluation of the answer books of the written test shall be allowed in any case.
  • There shall not be any negative marking.

Admission to the Ph.D. Program in each subject shall be made after qualifying the RET against the available seats in the concerned subject. While granting admission to the candidate for Ph.D. Program, the reservation policy shall be followed as per rules.

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GKV PhD Application Form 2019

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya application form, Information Brochure and Rules & Regulations for Research Entrance Test ( RET ) / Direct Admission ( RET Exempted ) for admisson to Ph.D. program can be from the office of Registrar, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar by paying Rupee 1200/- in cash or by sending a demand draft of Rupee 1250/- to the following address

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya,

The demand draft should be in favour of Registrar, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya” payable at Haridwar. Application form can also be downloaded from www.gkv.ac.in.

The candidates appearing in the final year of qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. Such candidates will have to submit compulsorily their complete final result of qualifying examination at the time of Interview before the Departmental Research Committee ( DRC ), failing which their candidature shall stand cancelled.

Completely filled in application form for entrance test / Direct Admission shall be submitted to the office of Registrar, Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar. Application form downloaded from website will be accepted along with demand draft of Rupee 1200/-.


  • No examination fee shall be paid by the candidate while submitting application form.
  • Write the name of the main subject ( with code ) applied on the top of the envelop and your name and main subject ( with code ) on the back of the demand draft while demanding application form.
  • Application / Test Fee shall neither be returned in any case nor shall be transferred for any other course.

GKV RET 2019 Admission Procedure

GKV PhD Admissions and registration to programs leading to Degree of Doctor of Philosophy ( Ph.D. ) in various subjects / disciplines shall be done as per UGC norms and approved by the Academic Council of the Vishwavidyalaya from time to time.

The admission to the said program shall be

  • Through Research Entrance Test ( RET ) to be conducted by the Vishwavidyalaya
  • Direct admission without appearing in RET.

The Ph.D. Program will be allowed in those subjects only where Post Graduate courses are being taught in this Vishwavidyalaya. However, by the permisson given earlier for subjects by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi / Academic Council of GKV will continue. The subjects approved by Academic Council for Ph.D. program shall be covered by these rules and regulations.

No. of seats in each subject as on  March, 2019.

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GKV PhD Results 2019

GKV RET Entrance Exam Date

GKV RET Entrance Exam was conducted on 8th July, 2019

GKV RET Exam Result Date

GKV PhD Entrance Exam Result has been declared


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GKV RET 2019 Important Dates

1Last date for submitting the filled in application form for RET5th May, 2018
2Date of GKV Research Entrance Test ( RET )6th June, 2018 ( 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM )
3Date of Declaration of Result of GKV RET28th June, 2018

Contact Details

Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidayalaya,
P.O Gurukula Kangri,
Haridwar – 249 404,
Phone No. : 01334 – 249013,
Email : registrargkv@yahoo.co.in
Website : www.gkv.ac.in

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