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Mumbai University Ph.D. Admissions 2018

Updated On - April 26th 2018

Mumbai University (MU) is the oldest University which was established in 1857 and located at Mumbai, Maharashtra and one of the first three universities in India.  Several private colleges in and around Mumbai are affiliated to MU. It has established its name in industrial & International collaborations and runs various professional courses. At national level, it has excelled in sports, cultural and out-reach activities. The University was accorded 5 star status in 2001 & 'A' grade status in April 2012 by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). It has been granted University with Potential for Excellence (UPE) status by UGC and PURSE Scheme by DST.

In the last five years it has seen 104% increase in under-graduate students. The University of Mumbai is one of the largest universities in the world in terms of the number of students. More than eighty of its teachers are on various professional bodies. Moreover, eighteen National/International awards have been won by the teachers in the last five years.

MU offers Ph.D. Programme in the concerned subjects of research of the faculty of arts, commerce, science, law and technology. No other university in India offers such choice in terms of specialization. The programme is for a minimum of 3 years.

The University invites applications for admission to the Ph.D. Programme for the academic year. The admission to these programmes is done through Mumbai University PhD PET. This objective entrance exam tests candidates in relevant subjects of separate faculties. The applications for admission must be submitted by November 30th, 2016 (tentative).

  • Mode of Application

    Offline

  • END DATE

    30th Nov, 2018


Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. (African Studies) , Ph.D. (Arabic) & Ph.D. (Education)

You should fulfil any of the following criteria:

  • You should have a Master’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university with minimum 55% marks in total for general category and 50% marks in case of reserved category.
  • You must have passed Master’s Degree by Research of this University or of any other University recognized by this University as equivalent thereto.
  • You must have passed M.Phil. Degree examination of this University or of any other University recognized by the University as equivalent thereto.
  • You should be a teacher having full time teaching experience of at least two years in Degree College or five years in Junior College.
  • You should be a graduate of this or any other recognized University and working in National Laboratories/Institutes/Government/ Private Organization, nominated/sponsored by the respective employer.
  • You should have qualified in /NET/SET/GATE/JRF examination of the apex bodies in higher/technical/ professional education such as CSIR/UGC/ICAR or other equivalent examination.

Note: A candidate belonging to backward class from Maharashtra state only is eligible for claiming seat under reserved category.


How to apply?

Ph.D. (African Studies) , Ph.D. (Arabic) & Ph.D. (Education)

For PET:

You can download the Application Form from the University website.                    

You should then fill the form with the necessary personal and educational details.

Application Fee: You should pay the following Application Fee of Rs. 1000 for general category and Rs. 500 for reserved category, either through

  • Demand Draft in the name of ‘Finance & Accounts Officer of the University of Mumbai’ payable at Mumbai
  • 'By cash' in Room No 13, Ground Floor, University of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai 400030 during 11.00 am to 2.30 pm between 16th November 2015 to 30th November 2015 (except holidays)

You should enclose the DD / Receipt of such payment with the Application Form and submit the same to the Thesis Section Room No 129, 1st Floor, University of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai-400032

If you are seeking exemption from PET , you should skip the above process, and directly apply through the process given below.

For Admission to Ph.D. Programme:

You should apply directly to the concerned Research Centre affiliated with Mumbai University.

You must pay the Application fee of Rs. 100 in the form of a Demand Draft or cash to the concerned recognized Research Centre of University of Mumbai within 15 working days from the date of the declaration of the Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) results.


Selection Process

Ph.D. (African Studies) , Ph.D. (Arabic) & Ph.D. (Education)

You will be selected on the basis of Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) followed by a Personal Interview at the Research Centre should you qualify the PET exam. The syllabus for Mumbai PhD PET exam shall consist of various topics in compulsory/core subject and papers of post graduate degree level of the exam prescribed by Mumbai University for the subject.

The question papers will comprise of three type of questions

  • Objective type of Questions: 40 marks
  • Short answers: 30 marks
  • Long answers: 30 marks

You should secure a minimum of 50 marks in PET. The result of this exam is valid for a period of three years.

Exemptions: You are exempted from writing the test:

  • If you have qualified GATE/SET/NET/JRF exam and are holders of teachers’ fellowships of apex bodies like CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR/DBT.
  • If you have completed an M. Phil. Degree from University of Mumbai as per the UGC guidelines from time to time.
  • If you have completed an M. Phil. Degree from any other recognized Universities in India as per the UGC guidelines from time to time.


Reservation Criteria

The reservation policy will be as per the norms prescribed by the Government of Maharashtra.

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

Comments

Comments


16 Comments
Yogesh Diwan Jire

I have passed MA this year. I want to do PhD in history, in Marathi language .. So what needs to be done for them ????

18 Sep, 2018 11:27
Akansha Expert

Hi Yogesh, You may contact to 022-22708700 to get the information about for Ph.D. Course in this university.

18 Sep, 2018 15:59
Ajaz Ahmad

I have cleared net and set in arabic.i would like to phd in arabic.so what to do please

12 Sep, 2018 00:25
Akansha Expert

Hi Ajaz, You will be selected on the basis of Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) followed by a Personal Interview at the Research Centre should you qualify the PET exam. The syllabus for Mumbai PhD PET exam shall consist of various topics in compulsory/core subject and papers of post graduate degree level of the exam prescribed by Mumbai University for the subject. and for getting more information about the Admission please contact to the university.

12 Sep, 2018 13:28
Sadakat Ali Khan

I have cleared SET in Urdu.I want to do PhD in Urdu , sir are the seats available there?

05 Sep, 2018 08:46
Akansha Expert

Hi Sadakat, You may contact to 022-22708700 to get the information about the seat for Ph.D. Course in this university.

05 Sep, 2018 14:48
Dr. Zafar Khan

We have 5 seats in Urdu, you can apply here. College is affiliated to Mumbai university

08 Sep, 2018 22:52
Sadakat Ali Khan

Salam Dr. Khan Sb. Thanks for your timely reply.  so that I'm guided in the right way to be able to apply successfully for the PhD degree. Thanks!

13 Sep, 2018 09:05
Akansha Expert

Hello Sadakat, As pr your query I will suggest you to visit the University to get the information about the Admission.

13 Sep, 2018 14:28
neelam alphonso

I have cleared my SET exam. I intend to pursue my PhD in commerce (Accounting) through Mumbai University. Is the seat available right now?

29 Aug, 2018 20:04
Akansha Expert

Hi Neelam, You may contact to 022-22708700 to get the information about the seat for Ph.D. Course in this university.

30 Aug, 2018 12:03
APPALA SWAMI

hi, is phd seats are available in commerce in this university right now?

29 Aug, 2018 11:58
Akansha Expert

Hi Appala, You may contact to 022-22708700 to get the information about the seat for PhD Course in this university.

29 Aug, 2018 17:29
APPALA SWAMI

ok thank you Akanksha

31 Aug, 2018 10:40
Vinu Bamaniya Vinubhai

When will PhD in gujarati advertisement comes in mumbai uni. Gujarati dept

21 Aug, 2018 13:32
Akansha Expert

Hi Vinu, It is Depends upon the university when they Release the PhD in Gujarati course.

21 Aug, 2018 15:47
Anjali Gaikwad

When is the last date for applications for the year 2018-19 for PhD program in computer science

19 Aug, 2018 07:22
Garima Bansal

Hi Anjali, This subject is not offer in Phd course.

20 Aug, 2018 11:49
Rehnuma kawsar

Do Mumbai university provide fellowship..?? If yes wats Der criteria??

29 Jul, 2018 19:03
Garima Bansal

Hi Rehnuma, To get fellowship details you may contact to 022-22708700 .

02 Aug, 2018 10:54
saba sayyed

When will issue notification for next pet entrance exam for 2018-19??

18 Jul, 2018 12:18
Garima Bansal

Hi Saba , To get notification for the entrance exam you may check the official website.

02 Aug, 2018 10:54
Subhash Kumar

I would like to do PhD in statistics in this year 2018. What to do please?

13 Jul, 2018 23:56
Ritika Sharma

Hi Subhash, To get information regarding Phd please contact 022-22708700 .

18 Jul, 2018 16:48

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