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Pondicherry University Ph.D Admissions 2018

Updated On - April 3rd 2018

Established in 1985, Pondicherry University is situated in the southern part of the country and it has three campuses. The university has 15 schools, 37 departments, 10 centres and 92 affiliated colleges offering Post Graduate courses in the Faculty of Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering Technology, Fine Arts, Law, Management and Medicine.

The university offers Ph.D. program in 44 disciplines including history, mathematics, physics, chemistry and english. Candidates can get admission to Ph.D and M.Phil course through entrance examination and interview conducted by the university. NRI candidates are exempted from entrance test examination.

Candidate can register for admission through the official website by submitting an application fee of INR 600 (for general category) and INR 300 (for SC/ST category). The application fee for NRI and Overseas candidate is INR 6500 which can be submitted through online or offline mode.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both

  • START DATE - END DATE

    21st Mar, 2018 - 27th May, 2018


Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Education , M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Management & M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration 21st Mar - 24th Apr , 2017
Date of Entrance Examination 25th - 27th May, 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Ph.D. (Anthropology)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Anthropology with minimum 55% aggregate of marks

Ph.D. (Sociology)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Sociology with minimum 55% aggregate of marks

Ph.D. (Social Work)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Social work with minimum 55% aggregate of marks

Ph.D. (History)

Candidate must possess Master degree in History/ Ancient History and Archaeology with minimum 55% of marks.

Ph.D. (Management Studies)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Commerce, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Management, Production Engineering, Foreign Trade, Operations Research, Statistics, Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work, Economics, Psychology, Tourism, Hospitality, Hospital Management, Mass Communication and other relevant disciplines with minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Computer Science and Engineering)

Candidate must possess M.E. / M.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering/ Network and Internet Engineering or Information Technology OR MCA/ M.S/ M.Sc. in Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Software Engineering or equivalent with minimum 55% marks

Ph.D. (Adult Continuing Education & Extension)

Candidate must possess Master's degree in Humanities, Social Sciences or any other related discipline with minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Commerce)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Commerce with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (International Business)

Candidate must possess MBA (International Business) MBA (Marketing, Finance, HR, Tourism, and Systems), MIBA, M.Com, and Master’s degree in Foreign Trade, Economics, and other relevant disciplines with minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Mathematics)

  • Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Mathematics with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Statistics)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Statistics with minimum 55% marks

Ph.D. (Electronics and Communications Engineering)

Candidate must possess B.E./B.Tech. Degree followed by M.E/M.Tech. Degree in Electronics/Communication Systems/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Communication Engineering/ Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering / other related specializations with an overall minimum aggregate 55% of marks or equivalent in the qualifying examination (M.E./M.Tech.)

Ph.D. (Environmental Technology)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Science/ Technology with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Physics)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Physics/ Material Science and Technology with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Chemistry)

  • Candidate must possess Master’s degree in chemistry/Chemical Sciences and any other related areas in chemistry with a minimum 55% of marks.
  • Candidates seeking admission to Physical Chemistry should have studied mathematics at +2 levels and of theoretical
  • Candidate should have studied allied mathematics at B.Sc. level. For organic and inorganic chemistry fields, mathematics at +2/B.Sc level is not mandatory

Candidate must possess Master’s Degree in Psychology/ Applied Psychology with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Library & Information Science)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a minimum 55% marks

Ph.D. (Biotechnology)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Agriculture/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Veterinary Science/ Zoology or in any other related areas with minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Bioinformatics)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Bioinformatics/ Life Sciences/ Computer Science/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Applied Mathematics/ Statistics/ IT & Engineering or any other relevant areas with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Food Science and Nutrition)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology/Food Engineering/Food Technology/ Food Process Engineering/ Agricultural Engineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Microbiology/Industrial Biotechnology/ Biotechnology with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Food Science and Technology)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition/ Home Science/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Ecology & Environmental science)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Ecology & Environmental Sciences or any related branch of Science or Technology with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Marine Biology)

Candidate must possess Master’s Degree in Marine Biology / Zoology / Botany / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Fisheries / Life Science with minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Coastal Management)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Geology/ Geography/ Geo-Physics/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Maths/ M.Tech/ ME with minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (English)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in English with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (French)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in French with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Hindi)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Hindi with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Sanskrit)

Candidate must possess Master’s or Acharya degree in Sanskrit with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Philosophy)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Philosophy with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Physical Education)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Physical Education with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Green Energy Technology)

Candidate must possess M.Sc degree in Chemistry/Materials science/Nano Science & Technology/Green Energy Technology

Ph.D. (Nano Science and Engineering)

Candidate must possess degree in M.Tech Nanoscience and Technology with B.Tech Biotechnology (or) M.Tech Nano Biotechnology-(1 No); M.Tech.- Nanoscience and Technology with M.Sc Physics (or) M.Sc Physics/ Chemistry -(1 No); M.Tech- Nanoscience & Technology with B.E/B.Tech Electrical and Electronics/Mechanical- (1 No); M.Sc Chemistry-(1 No), M.Sc Biochemistry/M.Tech Biotechnology- (2 No) with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Women Studies)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in any discipline with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (South Asian Studies)

Candidate must possess M.A. degree in Political Science/ International Relations/ South Asian Studies/ Economics/ History/ Sociology or related disciplines with minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy)

Candidate must possess Master degree in Anthropology/ Sociology / Gender Studies with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Microbiology)

Candidate must possess Master’s degree in Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Biochemistry/Veterinary Science/ Zoology/Medicine or in any other related areas with a minimum 55% of marks

Ph.D. (Electronic Media)

Candidate must possess Master’s Degree in Electronic Media, Journalism, Mass Communication, Fine Arts, Visual Arts & Performing Artswith minimum 55% marks

Ph.D. (Mass Communication)

Candidate must possess Master’s Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Electronic Media with minimum 55% of marks


How to Apply

M.Phil/Ph.D in Education , M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce

  • Candidate can register themselves for admission to Ph.D. program by submitting duly filled-in applications online through the official university website
  • Candidate should submit the applications along with the fee amount of INR 600 (for general category) and INR 300 (for SC/ST categories)
  • NRI / Overseas candidates can obtain the concerned application form by submitting application fee of INR 6500
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through offline or online payment modes using Credit card / Debit card / Net Banking.


Admission Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Education , M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts & M.Phil/Ph.D in Management

The admission to the Ph.D Programs shall be made as per the following criteria:

  • 70% weightage –  On the basis of performance in the entrance examination conducted by the university
  • 30% weightage – Based on performance in personal interview and scholastic achievements


Notes

Hostel Facility

  • University has twenty hostels on the campus 13 for boys and 7 for girls.
  • Deposit of Rs.3000/- (for Indian nationals) and Rs.6000/- (for foreign nationals) is to be paid while joining the hostels which is refundable.

Scholarships Offered

  • Candidate can get full time scholars admitted to Ph.D. programmes of the University, will be eligible for a fellowship of Rs. 8000/- per month and contingencies grant per year
  • Candidates who joined the Integrated Ph.D. programme will get monthly stipend of Rs.1000/- for four months and Rs.8000/- per month for the next three years

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

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