Nagpur University (RTMNU) M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2020: Time Table, Entrance Exam, Result

Formerly known as NagpurUniversity, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) was established in 1923 and is one of the oldest universities in India. It is accredited with 'A' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is ranked as one of the top universities of India. In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, RTMNU offers admission to the following research courses: 

  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Check RTMNU Admission 2020

Only candidates who possess the relevant qualifying degree i.e. masters degree are eligible for admission to research courses. For admission to M.Phil, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained PET I Entrance Exam. Whereas, the selection of candidates for Ph.D. is done on the basis of performance in the university entrance examination known as PET II (Ph.D. Entrance Test). The admission process generally starts in the month of December.

Also Check, RTMNU Courses

RTMNU Result 2020

Nagpur University follows odd and even semester pattern for all the courses offered. End-semester examinations are conducted in the months of May and November for even and odd semesters, respectively. RTMNU Results are published on its official website and can be checked through the following procedure:

How to check RTMNU Results?
1. Log on to the official website of Nagpur University
2. Click on the ‘Results’ Tab on home page.
3. Select Faculty, Exam and Enter Roll Number under the head Faculty Wise Results.
4. Click on ‘View Marksheet’ to view the result.

For more details check: RTMNU Results

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CourseAdmission Link
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Science,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Education,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Hotel Management,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management
Admission Link

Application Process

  • Application forms shall be filled through online mode available at the website of Designated Agency and submitted to the university by post within the stipulated time
  • Duly filled-in applications should be mailed along with the certificates and and prescribed examination fee in the form of Demand Draft (DD). DD should be drawn in favour of “Registrar, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur” and payable at Nagpur.
  • Candidates have to pay the examination fee of INR 800/- (INR 600/- for reserved seats in Maharashtra) along with the applications to complete the registration process
  •  Application form and demand draft should be mailed to the following address:   

Deputy Registrar

Ph.D. Cell.

Exam Section Building, L.I.T. Campus,

Amravati Road, Nagpur

Eligibility Criteria

For M.Phil Admissions:
  • Candidate must possess a master's degree in the respective course from a recognized university.
  • Candidate must have passed the masters degree with at least 50% aggregate of marks.
For PhD Admissions: 
  • Candidates must have completed his/her master's degree from a recognized university in the relevant subject of Ph.D. degree.
  • Candidate should have scored at least 50% marks (45% for reserved seats in Maharashtra) in their qualifying degree.
  • Candidate should be graduate with a certificate from Research and Recognition Committee are also eligible. Such candidates should have at least 15 years of work experience in the related area.
  • Members of Institute of Chartered Accountants or Institute of Cost and Works Accountants with a work experience of 5 years are also eligible.
  • There is no age bar.

The following group of candidates will be exempted from PET:

  • Candidate who have qualified GATE/SET/NET/JRF examination 
  • Candidate who possess an M.Phil. Degree in the concerned course from any university.
  • Candidate with Ph.D. degree in any faculty or say, stream.
  • Candidate working as a full time teacher with a minimum of 7 years of experience or an Officer not below class II rank in any university.
  • Candidate working as a Scientist/Officer working in Government Department, Organizations, National Laboratories and Research Institutions with 7 years of experience.
  • Senior citizen candidates
  • Candidate is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountant, Cost and Works Accountants or Chartered Secretaries.
  • Candidate is an advocate, Judge, or an Architect having PG Degree with minimum 5 years of experience and/or service experience.
  • Candidate is a full time teacher in junior college or diploma courses of 2/3 years duration polytechnic, or pharmacy courses with 10 years of experience.
  • Foreign national candidates

Admission Process

For M.Phil Admissions:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying exam and scores obtained in PET I Entrance Test. 

Note: The course will commence once 10 students are admitted.

For PhD Admissions:
The candidates will be selected on the basis of marks scored in PET II (PhD Entrance Test).
Entrance Examination Details:
  • The test is conducted once every year, in the month of December.
  • PET-I will be of 90 minutes duration based on General Research Aptitude and will consist of 100 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. There will also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The exam will be held online in designated exam centers. The medium of exam can be Hindi, Marathi, or English.
  • The paper will contain 100 multiple Choice Question based on Analytical Reasoning, Numerical Ability and Language Competency/ Computer/ Environment/ Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  • PET-II will be of 2 hour duration and of 50 marks. Candidate will have the choice of attempting any 5 questions out of 8 questions and each question will be of 10 marks.



    Nagpur University Research Studentship – INR 10,000/- per month

    Total number: 2

    Period: 2 years

    Condition: Student Passing B.A. or B.Sc. in First/Second Division, Resident of Vidarbha Legion.Selection of candidate by a Committee.

    Morris Memorial Fellowship – INR 350/- per month

    Total number: 1

    Period: 2 years

    Condition: Must Pass M.A. or M.Sc. in First Division

    Late Mahendra Bhalchandra Dixit Fellowship – INR 8,000/- per annum

    Total number: 2

    Period: 2 years

    Thakur Charitable Fellowship – INR 1,000/- per month

    Total number: 1

    Period: 21 months

    Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Memorial Research Fellowship – INR 3,000/- per month

    Total number: 50

    Period: 2 years

    Condition: Only to bonafide Student of jurisdiction of RTM Nagpur University area and had U.G. & P.G. education in this University

    Dr. Kamal Singh Research Fellowship – INR 3,000/- per month

    Total number: 1

    Period: 2 years

    Condition: Ph.D. Student in Physics only.

    U.G.C. --- Junior Research Fellowship (JRF/SRF)

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



    Ameya Almelkar

    Hi, I have cleared the entrance exam of chartered Account. Do I need to give the entrance exam for PhD?

    22 Mar, 2019 11:38
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ameya, kindly go through the check points mentioned in the above article for those eligible for exemption from PET.

    22 Mar, 2019 11:46
    Charu Turkar

    HOw many coleges and Subjects are available for Ph.D in Civil Engg.

    24 Jul, 2018 12:35
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Charyu, To know how many colleges are available for the phd in civil engineering You may check this link:- Colleges

    24 Jul, 2018 12:48
    kalindi khairkar

    Where do we get the link to do the registration process??

    09 Jul, 2018 16:06
    Garima Bansal

    HI KALINDI, Application forms shall be filled through online mode available at the website of Designated Agency and submitted to the university by post within the stipulated time

    09 Jul, 2018 18:16
    Milonee Indapwar

    When do I register for PET

    20 Jun, 2018 15:43
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Milonee, The Registration is starts on 1st of August 2018 for PET Entrance test.

    23 Jun, 2018 17:45

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