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Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Ph.D. Admissions 2019: Courses, Time-Table, Result

Updated On - December 20th 2018

Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), formerly known as the University of Pune, was founded in 1948. The university is home to 46 academic departments and has more than 70 Research Institutions recognized to it. Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has several affiliated colleges, departments, and research institutes, located primarily in Pune.

The university offers research programs in different subjects and interdisciplinary areas leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree. For admission to Ph.D, candidates should possess a Master's degree with at least 55% aggregate in marks. Selection of the candidate is based on the written test conducted by the university. However, those who have qualified for national level entrance tests and fellowship are exempted from appearing in the entrance test. Read more about the Courses Offered by Pune University.

The university has commenced application process for admission to the Ph.D. Program for the academic year. The application process begins and duly filled-in forms must be submitted to the university. The written test will be held by the university  and results will be declared subsequently. For more information regarding admission process, students should check Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) Admission 2019.

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  • Mode of Application



    26th Jul, 2019 - 21st Sep, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Mass Communication , M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce & M.Phil/Ph.D in Education
Online Application Process 26th Jul - 21st Sep , 2019
Date of Entrance Examination 29th Oct, 2019
Announcement of Results 29th Oct, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. (Atmospheric Sciences) , Ph.D. (Biotechnology) & Ph.D. (Botany)

Candidate should fulfill any of the following conditions:

  • Candidate should have passed post-graduate degree (Master’s Degree) examination with at least 50% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) for general category and 45% marks for reserved category of Maharashtra State only.
  • Candidate should have passed post-graduate degree (Master’s Degree) examination Law Faculty with at least 55% marks for general category and 50% marks for reserve category of Maharashtra State only.

How to apply?

Ph.D. (Atmospheric Sciences) , Ph.D. (Biotechnology) & Ph.D. (Botany)

Candidates can download the Online Application Form available on the official university website. The form must be filled carefully as per the required personal and educational details.

Application Fee: 

For those not exempted from Entrance Test:
General CategoryRs. 1000
Reserved CategoryRs. 750
For those exempted from Entrance Exam:
General CategoryRs. 800
Reserved CategoryRs. 600

Enclosures: Candidate should attach the following documents along with the Application Form:

  • University copy of Bank Challan.
  • Attested Xerox copy of Mark list of Master's Degree
  • Attested Xerox copy of the Caste Certificate in case of Reserved Categories (if applicable)
  • Attested Xerox copy of the Medical Certificate issued by Civil Surgeon in case of Persons with Disabilities (P.H.) candidates (if applicable)
  • Attested copy of previous result of Ph. D. Entrance Examination Paper- I (if applicable)

Candidates should send the duly filled-in Application form along with the necessary enclosures to the following address:

Assistant Registrar,

PG. Admissions Section, University of Pune,

Ganeshkhind, Pune-411007

Selection Process

You will be selected on the basis of Ph.D. Entrance Examination. The exam consists of two papers.

Paper-I consists of 3 Parts: Logical Reasoning, Numerical Ability; and Reasoning and Language Aptitude. The paper contains a total of 100 questions and 100 marks in total. All the questions and multiple choice type questions where each correct answer carries 1 Mark. There is no negative marking for an incorrect answer.

You should obtain a minimum of 50% marks in Paper 1 in case of general category and 45% in case of reserved category. It is only when you qualify Paper 1, will you be able to sit for Paper 2 of the Entrance Exam.

Paper 2: This will be the subject specific test of a total of 100 marks which will consist of 2 parts: Multiple Choice Questions for 20 marks and Theoretical / Descriptive Questions for 80 marks.

Exemptions: Students will be exempted from giving the entrance exam if they fulfill the following conditions:

  • If the candidates have qualified in GATE (valid score) /GPAT (valid score)/ SETA {ET/JRF/SRF Examinations of apex bodies such as CSIR-UGC /ICRA/ICMR/DBT and DST inspire fellowship only.
  • If the candidates have an M. Phil degree completed from any Statutory Recognized University in a relevant subject

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



Jadhav Yogesh sarichand

Pet kadhi aahe sir?

08 Feb, 2019 16:20
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Jadhav, please make queries in Hindi or English.

08 Feb, 2019 16:32
Durga sharad bhise

net exam pasSad student would not appear entrance exam pet exam please answer me

24 Dec, 2018 23:17
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Durga, You may please contact the university to get the relevant information about PET Exam.

16 Jan, 2019 11:04
Asif Mulla

Hi, I have qualified in PET Exams last year and interview also but after my first proposal was rejected there has been a gap of few months. Do I have to appear for pet exams again?

19 Oct, 2018 15:45
Akansha Expert

Hi Asif, You may please contact to the university for getting the relevant information about the Admission.

20 Oct, 2018 16:01
Bharti Nawlani

When will d forms release for PhD entrance ( economics) for 2018-19?

09 Oct, 2018 10:15
Akansha Expert

Hi Bharti, You need to check the official website for getting the PhD Course Admission details.

09 Oct, 2018 11:36
Babula Pradhan

Ph.d in sanskrit subject plz full details..9668149190

04 Oct, 2018 10:14
Akansha Expert

Hi Babula, You may please check this link for getting PhD Sanskrit SPPU details.

04 Oct, 2018 12:27

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