Eligibility

1.Master of Science (M. Sc.) Botany/Zoology

Bachelor's degree of a University established by law in India (with the subject of study for M.Sc. as one of the subjects) in 2nd Division or with at least 45% marks (40% in case of SC/ST candidates) or Honours in the subject concerned.

Basis of Admission

The admission to these courses will be made strictly on the basis of marks obtained in the Entrance Test and shall be open to all subject to the reservation approved by the University. The merit will be determined on the basis of competitive examination (written test and past academic record of the candidate). The Entrance Test shall be of 100 marks and 30 marks are for past academic record of the student. The Written Test shall be of multiple choice questions (MCQ) in nature in each subject as per the B.Sc.I,II,III pass courses prescribed by the Himachal Pradesh University. There will be 100 questions of one mark each. The duration of the test will be 1-1/2 hours. The break-up of 30 marks for the past academic record will be as under:

  1. Matric or Equivalent Examination 10% of the percentage of marks obtained by a candidate
  2. +2 or Equivalent Examination10% of the percentage of marks obtained by a candidate
  3. B.Sc./or any other equivalent examination 10% of the percentage of marks obtained by a candidate.

The minimum qualifying marks for the Entrance Test will be 35% (in case of SC/ST candidates, the minimum qualifying marks shall be reduced until the full SC/ST quota for admission has been exhausted) for calling the candidates for Interview/Admission.

2. Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Botany/Zoology

M.Phil. is a full time regular course of study pursued by regular attendance in classes and seminars. A candidate seeking admission to the M.Phil course must have at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST) in the subject concerned at Master's level. The qualifying marks in the Entrance Test for admission to Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) shall be 50% (at per with Ph.D.). In case of SC/ST candidates, qualifying marks in the Entrance Test shall be 45%.

3. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

Ph.D. is a full time regular course of study pursued by regular attendance in classes and seminars. A candidate seeking admission to the Ph. D. course must have at least 55% marks (50% in case of SC/ST) in the subject concerned at Master's level. The qualifying marks in the Entrance Test for admission shall be 50%. In case of SC/ST candidates, qualifying marks in the Entrance Test are 45%