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

Updated On - July 16th 2019

Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) offers a PhD with a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 6 years duration.

Aspirants must have an aggregate of 55% marks in Master’s degree (5% relaxation for reserved/PwD). Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of PET examination score for Ph.D. admissions.

The duration of the PET online application form will commence from 25 May 2020 - 15 June 2020 (tentative). The payment process is via online mode or net banking.

The candidate is exempted from the entrance exam if qualified in UGC-NET or M.Phil degree holders from SPPU.

Read about SPPU Courses & Fee

  • Mode of Application



    25th May, 2020 - 15th Jun, 2020

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
Commencement of PET online application form 25th May, 2020
Deadline of PET online application form 15th Jun, 2020
Date of Entrance Examination 07th Jul, 2020
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
Announcement of Results 07th Jul, 2020

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Aggregate of 55% marks in the Master’s/professional degree (5% relaxation for reserved/PwD).
  • M Phil students of SPPU whose M Phil dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending can be admitted to the Ph.D. program.
  • M Phil degree with an aggregate of 55% marks (5% relaxation for reserved/PwD).
  • Candidate possessing a degree considered equivalent to M Phil degree of an Indian institution, from a foreign educational institution.

How to apply?

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

  1. Visit the official university website portal (
  2. Click on the link of the application form.
  3. Fee payment via online mode or net banking. The candidate is selected for admission on the basis of the PET entrance examination score. 
  4. Fill the right details.
  5. Download the confirmation page.

NOTE- Before filling the online application form, the applicant must check the vacant positions for application displayed on the university website.

Documents required 

Documents required during online application form filling process.- 

  • Marks statement of the Master’s degree.
  • Caste certificate (if from reserved category).
  • Medical certificate issued by a civil surgeon in the case of PH category.
  • Non- creamy layer certificate (if from NCL category)

Application fee

Application fee (INR)
Candidates appearing in PET examinationCandidates exempted from PET examination
Open categoryReserved categoryOpen categoryReserved category

Check SPPU Admission 2019 

Selection Process

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

The admission process is purely merit-based via PET examination score conducted by the SPPU. 

The process is ahead-

  1. Entrance exam- a qualifying, MCQ based exam of total 100 marks.
  2. Personal interview- interview of candidates qualified in entrance test/ exempted from entrance examination, is conducted as per the procedure prescribed in due courses.

The candidate fulfilling at least one of the following conditions will be exempted from the entrance examination-

  • A candidate qualified in UGC-NET or teacher fellowship holder.
  • M Phil pass out from SPPU.


 5% of relaxation in the admission process, from 55% to 50% for reserved/differently abled or other categories as per Maharashtra Govt. 


  • SPPU notifies well in advance on its website and via advertisement in two national newspapers (about examination center for the entrance test, no. of seats, subject/discipline-wise distribution of available seats, criteria and procedure for admission, etc).
  • The admission process is based on the criteria notified by the SPPU, keeping in view the norms issued by the statutory bodies concerned, and the reservation policy of the Central/State Govt. 

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



sindhu nila

When will Phd interview for public health will be conducted for qualified candidates?

19 Aug, 2019 14:10
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sindhu, interview is scheduled to be conducted in second week of Sep, 2019.

19 Aug, 2019 14:58
sindhu nila

Thank you very much Mam.

19 Aug, 2019 15:24
Shobhna Chaturvedi

All the best!

19 Aug, 2019 15:40
Rishi Patel

when will phd entrance exam forms for commerce will be release

19 Jul, 2019 21:05
Ayush Gupta

Hi Rishi, Entrance exam form link

25 Jul, 2019 17:41
swati kuvar

When will the release of the forms for Ph.D. entrance ( Management) for 2019-20?

08 Jul, 2019 21:15
mannu singh

Hi Swati, application forms for the entrance exam will be available from July 26, 2019 (tentatively).

10 Jul, 2019 15:55
shreyas joshi

I am also looking for phd admission in management, where can we get updates about admission...??? When will it happen etc...???

12 Aug, 2019 21:47
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shreyas, admission process was scheduled to start from July 26, 2019 (tentatively). Candidates seeking admission in P.hD must have scored 55% (50% for reserved categories) in relevant stream in post graduation. However, admission will get final on the basis of marks in entrance exam conducted by the university.

12 Aug, 2019 22:28

In that case how to apply and when.

20 May, 2019 16:26
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Vasant, admission process for M.Phil and P.hD will start from July 26, 2019 and will end on Sep 13, 2019 (both the dates are tentative).

20 May, 2019 17:07
shreyas joshi

Whom and where to contact for phd management admission???

12 Aug, 2019 21:48
Shobhna Chaturvedi

For admission details, you may contact the university at 020-25696061 , 25690062.

12 Aug, 2019 22:30
Rafeeque haroon shaikh

Hello sir

25 Mar, 2019 15:50
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Shaikh, how can we help you?

25 Mar, 2019 16:05
Pramod Saljoshi

When will d forms release for PhD entrance ( Mechanical Engineering) for 2019-20?

25 Mar, 2019 10:48
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Pramod, application forms for entrance exam will be available from July 26, 2019 (tentatively).

25 Mar, 2019 11:27
Pramod Saljoshi

thank you for your kind information, just want to know on which web site I will get this information, can you send the link.

25 Mar, 2019 11:55
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Pramod, official website of the university is:

25 Mar, 2019 12:28
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

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