Gauhati University PG Admission 2021 – MA, MSc & MCom Admission

Gauhati University has released the official notification for Gauhati University PG Admission 2021 process. Shortly, Gauhati University is going to launch its online Post Graduation (PG) admission form fill up a portal where aspiring and eligible candidates will be able to fill online application forms for Post Graduate courses in Arts (MA), Science (MSc), and Commerce (MCom). Interested and eligible candidates may visit this page regularly for any type of GU PG Admission updates.

Gauhati University PG Admission

Gauhati University PG Admission Details

Name of University: Gauhati University

Courses: MA, MCom & MSc courses

Academic session: 2020-21

Date of entrance test: Not yet declared

 Official website:

Eligibility Criteria for GU PG Admission

Here are the eligibility criteria for admission into various post-graduate courses at Gauhati University.

MA and MSc Courses:

# B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. (in 10+2+3 pattern) with Major/honors courses in the concerned subject or

# B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. (in 10+2+3 pattern) with a general pass course with at least 45% Marks in the concerned subject as well as in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.

MCom Course:

# B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. (in 10+2+3 pattern) with Major/honors courses in the concerned subject or

# B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. (in 10+2+3 pattern) with a general pass course with at least 45% Marks in the concerned subject as well as in aggregate or equivalent CGPA.

# 45% Marks is to be calculated on the basis of marks obtained in Part I and Part II of the (2+1) pattern and part I, part II and Part III of the (1+1+1) pattern .

GU PG Common Entrance Test

There will be a Common Entrance Test for admission into different Post Graduate Courses to be conducted by Gauhati University (both for the University Departments and the Affiliated Colleges of the University) for the session 2021-22. Admissions will be based strictly on the performance and eligibility criteria of the Entrance Examination. 

The Offline Entrance Test will be conducted in the month of September 2021. 

However, last year, the admission was made based strictly on the performance and eligibility criteria of the respective qualifying examination. No Common Entrance Test was held for the session 2020-21. 


Reservation of Seats for GU PG Courses are as under

# Scheduled Caste: 7%

# Scheduled Tribes (Plains): 10%

# Scheduled Tribes (Hill): 5%

# OBC & MOBC: 15%

# Differently Abled: 3% (for each Discipline of Faculty)

# Sons and daughters of permanent GU Employees: 1 Seat in each dept with intake capacity 40 or less and 2 seats when the intake is more than 40 students.

# Fringe Village: 10 seats

# GU Ex-Employees: 5 seats

# Ex- Defense: As per EC resolution

# Moran Community of Assam: 2 seats.

# Extra Curricular: 1 seat in each department.

# NCC & NSS: 5 seats.

# Economically Weaker Section (EWS): 10% Reservation from unreserved category in each subject.

# In Admission into the Traditional Program of Study, 80% of total intake will be reserved for Gauhati University Students. The remaining 20% will be reserved for other than Gauhati University Students.

# As per Executive Council resolution No. WEC-02/2020/13 dated 25.01.2020 Economically Weaker Section (EWS) i.e. 10% from the unreserved category will be reserved into the different Post Graduate Courses for the University Departments and the Affiliated Colleges of the University.

Gauhati University PG Admission Fee

Last year, all fees relating to admission into different Post Graduate Courses of University Departments and the Affiliated Colleges of Gauhati University for the session 2020-21 has been waived in accordance with notification No.AHE.639/2018/16 dated 10th June, 2020 from Higher Education Department, Govt. of Assam. 

However, there is no such provision this year; that means this year candidates have to pay a certain amount as an admission fee depending up on his course/s or other criteria.

Application Fee of GU PG Admission 2021

Application fee for Gauhati University PG Admission is Rs. 400/- . In addition to that the candidate has to examination fee .

Available Disciplines/ Courses for GU PG Admission

Gauhati University is one of the premier institutions of higher education in Northeast India and one of the most sought-after postgraduate institutions. GU has been a top ranking institute (as per NIRF rankings) for five years in a row and is a NAAC A-Grade institution. It is also one of the most diversified in our academics among all other institutions of higher education in the Northeast.

Gauhati University offers a number courses under different departments as mentioned below. 

Master of Arts (MA)

# Arabic (Intake Capacity : 60)

# Assamese (Intake Capacity : 88)

# Bengali (Intake Capacity : 48)

# Bodo (Intake Capacity : 48)   

# Comparative Indian Literature (Intake Capacity : 20) 

# Economics (Intake Capacity : 75)

# Education (Intake Capacity : 54)

# English (Intake Capacity : 66)

# European Studies (Intake Capacity : 20) 

# Hindi (Intake Capacity : 55)   

# History (Intake Capacity : 66)

# Linguistics (Intake Capacity : 10) 

# English Language Teaching (Intake Capacity : 25) 

# Mass Communication (Intake Capacity : 36) 

# Persian (Intake Capacity : 15)

# Philosophy (Intake Capacity : 72)

# Political Science (Intake Capacity : 75)

# Psychology (Intake Capacity : 28)

# Sanskrit (Intake Capacity : 73)

# Sociology (Intake Capacity : 45)

# Women’s Studies (Intake Capacity : 42) 

Master of Science (MSc)

# Anthropology (Intake Capacity : 28)

# Biotechnology (Intake Capacity : 25) 

# Botany (Intake Capacity : 40)

# Chemistry (Intake Capacity : 50)

# Computer Science (Intake Capacity : 23) 

# Information Technology (Intake Capacity : 10) 

# Electronics and Communication Technology (Intake Capacity : 20) 

# Environmental Science (Intake Capacity : 15) 

# Environmental Management (Intake Capacity : 20) 

# Geography (Intake Capacity : 40)

# Geology (Intake Capacity : 30)

# Herbal Science & Technology (Intake Capacity : 30) 

# Instrumentation & Applied Physics (Intake Capacity : 20) 

# Mathematics (Intake Capacity : 80)

# Microbiology (Intake Capacity : 10) 

# Microelectronics & Adv Communication Technology (Intake Capacity : 12) 

# Physics (Intake Capacity : 54)

# Radiological Physics (Intake Capacity : 10)

# Statistics (Intake Capacity : 30)

# Zoology (Intake Capacity : 44)

# Wildlife Science (Intake Capacity : 22) 

Master of Technology (MTech)

# Material Science & Technology (Intake Capacity : 18) 

# Information Technology (Intake Capacity : 20) 

# Signal Processing & Communication Engineering (Intake Capacity : 18) 


# Business Administration (Intake Capacity : 60)

Master of Commerce (MCom)

# Commerce (Intake Capacity : 60)

MSc in Nursing

# Psychiatric Nursing (Intake Capacity : 12)

Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc)

# Library and Information Science  (Intake Capacity : 30) 

Masters in Medical Laboratory Science

# Blood Banking (Intake Capacity : 5)

# Haematology (Intake Capacity : 5)

# Medical Microbiology (Intake Capacity : 5)


# LLM (Intake Capacity : 40)

Master of Tourism & Management (MTM)

# MTM (Intake Capacity : 60) 

How to apply for Gauhati University PG Admission

The admission process to various PG Courses under Gauhati University will be done through online mode. The online application process will be started tentatively from 6th August 2021. To submit an online application, pl follow the below-mentioned steps.

Step 1: Scroll down, check the Important Web-Link‘s section.

Step 2: Click on Online Application Link.

Step 3: Enter your all credentials & upload the required educational and other documents. 

Step 4: Make the payment of the Application / Examination Fee as per your course.

Step 4: That’s it, submit your application form and take a printout of it.

Important Dates of Gauhati University PG Admission 2021

# Starting date of online application: 6th August 2021

# Last date of online application: 31st August 2021

# Issue of Online Admit Cards: 10th September 2021

# Date of Common entrance test: 15th – 17th September 2021

# Publication of Merit List: 26th & 27th September 2021

# Date of admission: 29th & 30th September 2021

# Commencement of Classes: 1st October 2021

Important Web Links of Gauhati University PG Admission

Online Admission Link Click Here
Admission Notification Click Here
Information Brochure Click Here
User Manual Click Here
Official Website Click Here
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