Gauhati University PG Admission 2024: Apply Now for MA, MSc, and MCom Courses

by Dhrubajyoti Haloi
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Gauhati University is a prestigious institution of higher education in Assam, known for its excellence in academic standards and research contributions. Every year, thousands of students aspire to join its postgraduate programs. The university conducts the Gauhati University Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) to select the best candidates for its MA, MSc, and MCom courses. This year, the official notification for GU PGET 2024 was released on 15th June 2024. The entrance test will be conducted across ten centers in the northeastern states from 9th to 11th July 2024. Here’s everything you need to know about the admission process, eligibility criteria, application details, and more.

Key Information about the Admission Process

The Gauhati University Post Graduate Entrance Test (PGET) 2024 is the gateway for students seeking admission to various postgraduate courses. This year, the official notification for the PGET 2024 was released on 15th June 2024. The test will be conducted in multiple centers across the North Eastern states, ensuring accessibility for all aspiring candidates.

Gauhati University PG Admission Details

Name of Test: Gauhati University Post Graduate Entrance Test, 2024

Assam Direct Recruitment Guide Book PDF

Assamese Medium: Click Here

English Medium: Click Here

Courses Offered: MA, MSc, and MCom

Academic Year: 2024-2025

University: Gauhati University

Entrance Test Dates: 9th to 11th July 2024

Eligibility Criteria of Gauhati University (GU) PG Admission

To be eligible for the GU PGET 2024, students must meet specific criteria:

  1. Educational Qualification: Students must have graduated with a minimum of 24 credits in the specific subject they wish to pursue for their PG. This can be either through a Major/Honours or a Regular Course.
  2. Specific Details: For detailed eligibility criteria, students are advised to check the official notification or the university’s official website.

For detailed eligibility criteria, click here.

Application Fee and Payment Details

The application fee for the GU PG Entrance Test varies depending on the number of programs applied for:

  • One PG Program: Rs. 1000/-
  • Two PG Programs: Rs. 1500/-
  • Three PG Programs: Rs. 2000/-

Fees must be paid online using a debit card, credit card, or internet banking. The payment gateway link will be available on the online application portal.

Available Disciplines

Gauhati University offers a wide range of disciplines for postgraduate courses. The university, being one of the oldest in Assam, has a rich tradition of academic excellence. Students can find more details about the available disciplines on the university’s official website.

How to Apply for GU PG Admission?

Students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online through the OnlineGU portal. Here’s a step-by-step guide to the application process:

  1. Visit the Official Web Portal: Go to the OnlineGU portal.
  2. Register Yourself: Complete the registration process.
  3. Fill in the Details: Provide all the required details in the application form.
  4. Upload Documents: Upload the necessary documents.
  5. Pay the Application Fee: Complete the payment process.
  6. Submit Application: Submit the application and receive an acknowledgement copy for future reference.

Important Dates for Gauhati University PG Admission

Application Start Date 15th June 2024 from 5 PM
Application Last Date 25th June 2024
Admit Card Issue Date 4th July 2024
PGET Exam Date 9th to 11th July 2024
Rank List Publication 29th July 2024
Date of Admission 5th & 6th August 2024
Classes Start 7th August 2024

Important Links of GU PG Admission

Online Application Link Click Here
Download Official Notification Click Here
Visit Official Website Click Here

Schedule of GU PG Entrance Test

The GU PGET 2024 will be held from 9th to 11th July 2024. Here are the details:

  • Name of Exam: PG Entrance Test, 2024
  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Number of Questions: 100 MCQs
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer
  • Duration: 2 Hours

Schedule of GU PG Entrance Test

Applicants can appear in up to three subjects: one from Traditional Programs and two from Interdisciplinary Programs. They should not apply for more than one subject from the same session on the same date.

List of PGET-2024 Centres

The GU PGET 2024 will be conducted in the following centres:

CodeCentre Name
01Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam
02Madhab Choudhury (M.C.) College, Barpeta, Assam
03Bhola Nath (B.N.) College, Dhubri, Assam
04Darrang College, Tezpur, Assam
05Lakhimpur Girls’ College, Lakhimpur, Assam
06Jagannath Barooah (J.B.) College, Jorhat, Assam
07Dibrugarh Hanumanbax Surajmall Kanoi (DHSK) College, Dibrugarh, Assam
08Diphu Govt. Boys’ H.S. School, Diphu
09Gurucharan College, Silchar
10St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, Meghalaya

GU PG Entrance Test Admit Card

Students must download their admit card from the official portal to participate in the exam. The admit card is a mandatory document for the GUPGET-2024, and without it, no student will be allowed inside the examination hall. Gauhati University will release the admit cards on 4th July 2024.

PG Courses Offered by Gauhati University

Gauhati University offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses across various disciplines for the academic year 2024-2025. Here is a comprehensive list of the courses available:

Master of Arts (MA)

  • Arabic: Intake Capacity – 60
  • Anthropology: Intake Capacity – 33
  • Assamese: Intake Capacity – 88
  • Bengali: Intake Capacity – 55
  • Bodo: Intake Capacity – 48
  • Comparative Indian Literature: Intake Capacity – 25
  • Economics: Intake Capacity – 75
  • Education: Intake Capacity – 60
  • English: Intake Capacity – 76
  • Folklore Studies: Intake Capacity – 25
  • Geography: Intake Capacity – 40
  • Hindi: Intake Capacity – 55
  • History: Intake Capacity – 72
  • Linguistics: Intake Capacity – 20
  • English Language Teaching: Intake Capacity – 30
  • Mass Communication: Intake Capacity – 38
  • Persian: Intake Capacity – 15
  • Philosophy: Intake Capacity – 72
  • Political Science: Intake Capacity – 75
  • Psychology: Intake Capacity – 33
  • Sanskrit: Intake Capacity – 80
  • Sociology: Intake Capacity – 55
  • Women’s Studies: Intake Capacity – 45

Master of Science (MSc)

  • Anthropology: Intake Capacity – 33
  • Biotechnology: Intake Capacity – 27
  • Botany: Intake Capacity – 40
  • Chemistry: Intake Capacity – 50
  • Computer Science: Intake Capacity – 30
  • Information Technology: Intake Capacity – 10
  • Electronics and Communication Technology: Intake Capacity – 20
  • Environmental Management: Intake Capacity – 15
  • Environmental Science: Intake Capacity – 15
  • Geography: Intake Capacity – 40
  • Geology: Intake Capacity – 30
  • Herbal Science & Technology: Intake Capacity – 30
  • Instrumentation & Applied Physics: Intake Capacity – 20
  • Mathematics: Intake Capacity – 90
  • Microbiology: Intake Capacity – 10
  • Microelectronics & Advanced Communication: Intake Capacity – 12
  • Physics: Intake Capacity – 50
  • Radiological Physics: Intake Capacity – 10
  • Statistics: Intake Capacity – 30
  • Zoology: Intake Capacity – 50
  • Wildlife Science: Intake Capacity – 15

Master of Commerce (MCom)

  • Commerce: Intake Capacity – 71
  • 5 Years Integrated M.Com

Master of Technology (MTech)

  • Material Science & Technology: Intake Capacity – 18
  • Information Technology: Intake Capacity – 20
  • Signal Processing & Communication: Intake Capacity – 18
  • Signal Processing & VLSI: Intake Capacity – 18
  • Bioprocess Technology: Intake Capacity – 18

Masters in Medical Laboratory Science

  • Haematology & Blood Banking: Intake Capacity – 5
  • Clinical Biochemistry: Intake Capacity – 5
  • Medical Microbiology: Intake Capacity – 5

MSc in Nursing

  • Psychiatric Nursing: Intake Capacity – 20

Master of Tourism & Management (MTM)

  • MTM: Intake Capacity – 60

Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc)

  • Library and Information Science: Intake Capacity – 35


  • LLM: Intake Capacity – 50


Gauhati University offers a fantastic opportunity for students to pursue their postgraduate studies in a wide range of disciplines. The GU PGET 2024 is a crucial step in this journey, and it is essential for candidates to be well-prepared and informed about the process. By understanding the eligibility criteria, important dates, application process, and exam details, students can enhance their chances of securing admission to this prestigious institution. Good luck to all the aspiring candidates!

This article provides a comprehensive guide to Gauhati University PG Admission 2024. Make sure to follow the official instructions and stay updated with any announcements from the university to ensure a smooth application process.


Q: What are the eligibility criteria for GU PG Admission 2024?

Students must have graduated with a minimum of 24 credits in the specific subject they wish to pursue for their PG, either with a Major/Honours or with a Regular Course.

Q: How can I apply for the GU PGET 2024?

Eligible students can apply through the official OnlineGU portal by registering, providing the necessary details, uploading documents, and paying the application fee online.

Q: What is the application fee for GU PG Admission 2024?

The application fee is Rs.1000/- for one program, Rs.1500/- for two programs, and Rs.2000/- for three programs.

Q: When will the GU PGET 2024 be conducted?

The GU PGET 2024 will be conducted from 9th to 11th July 2024.

Q: What is the mode of the GU PGET 2024 exam?

The exam will be conducted offline and will consist of 100 multiple-choice questions with negative marking for incorrect answers.

Q: Where can I find more information about the available disciplines for postgraduate courses at Gauhati University?

You can find more information about the available disciplines on the official Gauhati University website.

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