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U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University M.Phil & Ph.D Admission 2018

Updated On - June 13th 2017

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University, located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, is one of the standardized universities recognized by UGC. It is one of the reputed open Universities in Uttar Pradesh and offers a range of professional and academic courses in arts, science, commerce, law, computing, management etc. The University offers admission to following research programme for the session 2017- 2018:

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Candidates with the relevant PG qualification can register for the above- mentioned programmes. The university provides reservation of seats/ relaxation of marks for SC/ST/OBC etc. as per the rules of state government and norms of the institute.

Candidates can register for admission by filling-in the application form and submit the required processing fee, on or before the last date. Admission to the above programmes is done on the basis of merit in Entrance Test held by the University followed by an interview.

  • Mode of Application



    30th Nov, 2018 - 18th Jan, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science
Availability of Form on the Website 30th Nov, 2018
Last Date of Entrance Fee Deposition 10th Jan, 2019
Last Date of Online Form Submission 13th Jan, 2019
Last Date of Receiving Complete Application Form 18th Jan, 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 21st Jan, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University provides the following research course for the eligible candidates:

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

Specialization: Education, Hindi, History, Sociology, Economics, Commerce, Management, Statistics and Library Science, English, Sanskrit, Computer Science, Journalism & Mass Communication, Political Science, Social Work and Philosophy. 

Medium of Education: English (concerned languages for Hindi and Sanskrit)


  • Candidate should have passed Post graduation degree/ M.Phil. in the concerned subject or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto in such field of study as notified for this purpose with minimum 55% from a recognized university/or an institute recognized as equivalent thereto.
  • Candidates belonging to the reserved category (SC/ST) candidates are provided with the relaxation of 5% of marks


Ph.D. in English, Sanskrit, computer Science, Journalism & Mass communication, Political Science, Social work and Philosophy shall be subject to availability of research supervisors.

How To Apply

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

The candidates can apply for admissions by filling and submitting the complete online application form along with the required amount of processing fee and important documents before the last date. Candidate must log on to the official website of University and follow these steps:

  1. Candidate must check and must ensure their eligibility and other conditions before applying for the entrance test.
  2. After ensuring the eligibility criteria, the candidate must submit the entrance fee via Bank Challan or online payment gateway through the university website.
  3. Candidate should fill the application form carefully and attach scanned copies of important documents to the application form.
  4. Candidate must submit the application form to the respective study centres and deposit the annual fee.
  5. Candidate must keep the Xerox of the application form and download the admit card and keep a copy of the same for future reference.
  6. The hard copies of the form will be sent with the documents and fee proof to the following address by speed post: “Controller of Examination, UPRTOU Shantipuram, Sector ‘F’ Phaphamau, and Allahabad 211021.

Candidates are directed to attach the scanned copy of the following documents with the application form:

  1. Scanned copy of passport size photograph should be attached to the provided spot/box in the application form
  2. Scanned copy of signature to be attached at the provided spot in the application form
  3. The entire Mark sheet of the qualifying examination
  4. Age-proof certificate
  5. Income certificate
  6. Caste & creed certificate
  7. Medical certificate
  8. Experience certificate- if required
  9. Test Score of JRF/ Net/ UPSLET/ CSIR – if required
  10. SC/ST & OBC- certificates from the competent authority.
  11. Domicile Certificate issued by the Competent Authority
  12. Other relevant documents


  • The candidates have to bring 3 passport size recent photographs at the entrance examination centre at University main campus Shantipuram Phaphamau Allahabad
  • The candidates who qualify the Entrance Test, (Clearance means securing 50% - For General Category candidates, 45% For OBC Category candidates, 40% for SC/ST Category candidates) must fill the general online admission form available at the university website.
  • The list of qualified candidates will be declared on the university website

Admission Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

Candidates are selected for above-mentioned courses on the basis of merit of the candidate in Entrance Test held by the university.

Candidates who have qualified for JRF/ UGC NET/ UPSLET/ CSIR are not required to appear in the entrance test but they will have to apply for Ph.D. Programme by filling the entrance test form and paying the requisite entrance test fees as per schedule. Such candidates have to appear for interview only.


The university has several provisions to provide scholarships/fee reimbursement to the candidates who are undergoing various courses offered by the university. Every year University will be giving financial assistance in the form of a scholarship to the students of Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University who are talented and intelligent but due lack of finance, cannot do their further higher education. Candidates can apply for a scholarship through the official website of the university.

University also provides/accepts the scholarship scheme provided by GOI/state government.

For the research program, candidates who do not receive any scholarships are provided with financial assistance on the basis of their merit and family income.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



1 Comment
Saima Anjum

Sir PhD economics se hai??????

14 Aug, 2017 15:43
Kalpana Sharma Expert

Hi Saima, U.P. Rajarshi Tandon Open University provide the course in Ph.D. Economics, so You can take admission in this course.

25 Aug, 2017 11:09

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