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Mumbai University Ph.D. Admissions 2020: Entrance Exam, Dates, Admission Procedure, Application Form

Updated On - July 16th 2019 by SAPNA MALIK

Mumbai University offers Ph.D in the concerned subjects of research of the faculty of arts, commerce, science, law, and technology. The duration of the program is a minimum of 3 years. 

Mumbai University invites applications for admission to the Ph.D. Program every year in the month of April. Minimum Eligibility to apply for Ph.D. is a Masters degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate.

Applicants who have qualified in GATE/SET/NET/(JRF)examinations are exempt from appearing for PET. Applicants who hold a Teacher Fellowship with CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR and DBT are also exempted. Also, check Mumbai University Admission 2019

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  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    22nd Jun, 2020

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education , M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce & M.Phil/Ph.D in Law
Last date of submission of Application 22nd Jun, 2020

Mumbai University Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. (Education) , Ph.D. (Music) & Ph.D. (Library & Information Science)

A candidate should fulfill any of the following criteria in order to apply for the Ph.D. research program at Mumbai University:

  • Candidate should hold a Master’s Degree/ M.Phil. Degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 55% marks (general category) or 50% marks (Reserved category).
  • The applicant should be a teacher having full-time teaching experience of at least two years in Degree College or five years in Junior College.
  • The candidate must be a graduate and working in National Laboratories/Institutes/Government/ Private Organization, nominated/sponsored by the respective employer.
  • NET/SET/GATE/JRF qualified candidates of the apex bodies in higher/technical/ professional education such as CSIR/UGC/ICAR or other equivalent examination.

Note: Only Candidates belonging to backward class of the State of Maharashtra state are eligible to claim seat under reserved category.

Mumbai University Application Process

Ph.D. (Education) , Ph.D. (Music) & Ph.D. (Library & Information Science)

Application Fee: Application Fee for General Category students is INR 1000 and INR 500 for reserved category. Candidates can pay the relevant fees by one of the following payment methods:

  • 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 

The duly filled form along with enclosed DD / Receipt of such payment must be paid to Thesis Section Room No 129, 1st Floor, University of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai-400032.

Candidates seeking exemption from PET can skip the above process, and directly apply through the process given below.

For Admission to Ph.D. Programme:

  • Applications to the Ph.D program are made directly to the concerned Research Centre affiliated with Mumbai University.
  • Candidates need to pay an Application fee of INR 100 in the form of a Demand Draft or cash to the concerned recognized Research Centre of the University of Mumbai within 15 working days from the date of the declaration of the Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) results.

Mumbai University Admission Process

Ph.D. (Education) , Ph.D. (Music) & Ph.D. (Library & Information Science)

Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D program are granted admission on the basis of a valid score of Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET). PET is further followed by a Personal Interview at the Research Centre. The syllabus for the Mumbai University  PhD PET exam consists of various topics in compulsory/core subject and papers of postgraduate degree level of the exam prescribed by Mumbai University for the subject. The question papers will comprise of three types of questions

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

In order to qualify for the interview, candidates need to secure a minimum of 50 marks in PET. The result of this exam is valid for a period of three years.


  • GATE/SET/NET/JRF qualified candidates and holders of teachers’ fellowships of apex bodies like CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR/DBT are exempted from PET.
  • Candidates holding an M. Phil. Degree from a recognized University are also exempted from the exam.

Mumbai University 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



Neelam vania

Hello sir/ Madam i have completed M.Ex

19 Aug, 2019 01:12
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Neelam, how can we help you with this?

19 Aug, 2019 10:58
ritika kalra

Hello Sir/Madam, I have done MBA-IT Management through distance education from Sikkim Manipal university. Could you please confirm if I will be eligible to appear for Ph.D.

20 Jul, 2019 17:58
Risha Sinha

Hi Ritika, yes you shall be eligible for admission if you will qualify the entrance examination (PET) conducted by the university for admission or if you have qualified CBSE/CSIR JRF.

31 Jul, 2019 10:40

Hello Sir/madam, I have completed MBA in Information technology and have scored more than 62.5% when will the PET application website will be opened

19 Jul, 2019 14:13
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ragish, PET application form will get opened in the month of November, 2019 (expected).

19 Jul, 2019 14:41
Shivani Shivhare

Hello Sir/Madam, I have completed my MMS in Event Management can i apply for PHD course?

03 Jul, 2019 11:16
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shivani, only those candidates who have scored 55% (50% for reserved categories) in their PG degree will be considered eligible for the course. Thus, if you satisfy the percentage criteria, then, you are eligible, else not. However, admission will be approved on the basis of marks in PET conducted by the university.

03 Jul, 2019 11:55
Avani Shah

Hello sir I have just completed my masters in architecture.. my results are awaited.. can I still apply this year in PhD education?

27 Jun, 2019 09:56
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Avani, in this situation, student must be able to produce their final mark sheets on or before the admission date. However, while filling the application form too, person will need to enter his/her marks in qualifying degree which you won't be able to do. Thus, you cannot apply until your result is officially out.

27 Jun, 2019 10:06
Avani Shah

Ma'am what is the last date to apply?? And where can I get the syllabus for PhD in education

27 Jun, 2019 10:11
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Last date to apply for admission to P.hD has already gone which was June 22, 2019 (tentatively). However, you may check other Colleges Offering P.hD in Education in Mumbai from here.

27 Jun, 2019 10:20
Fariyad Khan

Sir mujhe economic phd karna h online form kaise submit kare.last date kya h pet ki .maine m.a kiya h kya net jaruri h

15 Apr, 2019 15:08
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Fariyad, last date for filling the application form is June 22, 2019 (tentatively). Yes, PET is compulsory for getting admission in P.hD. Applicants who have qualified in GATE/SET/NET/(JRF)examinations are exempt from appearing for PET. Applicants who holds a Teacher Fellowship with CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR and DBT are also exempted from the entrance examination.

15 Apr, 2019 16:04

last Date of submission of form is not clear , Jun means what ? What is actual last date of submission for 2019? Can't we fill and submit it online and payment of fees also online?

10 Apr, 2019 16:54
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sonali, last date for submission of application form is June 22, 2019 (tentatively).

10 Apr, 2019 17:10
preeti sharma

Not able to see the phd application form.. which is supposed to be filled online

10 Apr, 2019 12:19
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Preeti, application forms for P.hD has not been released yet. They would be accessible from May 2019 (tentatively). For further details, you may visit the official website of the university.

10 Apr, 2019 12:51
Dr D Mukhopadhyay

Dear Sir, I shall remain obliged if you kindly inform me as to whether LL. D. program in University of Mumbai and what are the eligibility criteria?

15 Feb, 2019 04:17
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sir, this course is not available in the university.

15 Feb, 2019 17:31
abid Jagirdar

Sir when will be the next pet exam will be held in 2019

11 Feb, 2019 19:36
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Abid, You may please check the official website of the university to get the PET Exam date.

13 Feb, 2019 12:45
Poonam Engineer

Hi Sarthak, Pls provide the official website i am not getting it

18 Mar, 2019 18:14
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Poonam, official website of the university is:

18 Mar, 2019 18:25

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