Goa University is the only University in the State of Goa and one of the renowned hub for higher education in the country. The University was established in the year 1985 around the nucleus of Centre for Post Graduate Instruction and Research of the University of Bombay in Goa. Goa University campus is located on the fringes of Panaji, the capital city. Goa University has appropriately emerged as an important resource centre for research in the field of flora and fauna endemic to this region, as well as the marine environment. Over the past 25 years, the University has steadily expanded its reach, both in terms of the number of colleges affiliated, as well as the diversity of courses offered. Over the past 25 years, the University has steadily expanded its reach, both in terms of the number of colleges affiliated, as well as the diversity of courses offered. Their PG departments, over the years have developed excellent facilities for research. Seven of the Science Departments are currently supported by DST under FIST (Funds for Infrastructure in Science and Technology) Goa university provides number of facilities to their students like University Science Instrumentation Centre, Computer Centre, Student Welfare and Cultural Affairs, Extra Mural Studies and Extension Services, Remote Sensing Laboratory, Campus Network and Internet Facility, Counseling, Career Guidance and Employment Cell, National Service Scheme, Sports, Health Centre, Guest House and many more.
Year of Establishment
Act of Goa Government 1984
NAAC with ‘A’ grade
UGC(University Grant Commission)
No. of Affiliated Colleges
Taleigao Plateau, Goa, India, 403206
How to Reach
32 Kms from Madgaon Railway Station
Goa University selects its candidates for its courses based on the performance in GCET (Goa Common Entrance Test) which is a centralized entrance test for different UG & PG courses. The application process for GCET has already begun and interested candidates can apply through the official website. The university also offers reservation of seats for students belonging to SC/ST/OBC and other categories.
Goa University offers various courses under its UG programme which includes courses in Arts, Science, Commerce, Computer application, business application, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts and Performing Arts. The application process for these courses will start in the month of May and the application forms are available both online and offline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of performance in Goa Central Entrance test.
The University follows a common application process for all UG, PG & Ph.D programmes. Step by step application process is given below:
Directorate of Technical Education
Porvorim, Goa – 403521
Application Fee for PG courses
Candidates need to pay INR 400/ - to apply for any of the previously mentioned PG program. On the off chance that a Candidates chooses to apply for more than one PG program, he/she needs to pay extra Rs.100/ - for each. If there should be an occurrence of Entrance Test, wherever appropriate, the Candidates must pay an extra measure of Rs.300/ -
Application fee for UG courses
The application fee for undergraduate courses is Rs.1500.
Application fee for PhD
Application fee for general category is INR 500/-
Application fee for reserved category is INR 250/-
Application fee for the candidates who are not required to appear in the entrance examination is INR 2000/-
Documents required at the time of Admission
Major Colleges of Goa University are:
UG Coursese: B.A., B.Sc., B.L.I.Sc. (Library Science), B.A. (Language), B.C.A. (Computer Applications), B.B.A., B.Com., B.S.W. (Social Work), B.Ed., BA LLB, BE, BFA, BPA
PG Courses: M.Sc., M.Com., M.A., M.L.I.Sc. (Library Science), M.Ed. (Education), MBA, MCA, PG Diploma