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Pondicherry University Ph.D Admissions 2018

Updated On - July 10th 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 more than 30 disciplines in full time and part time (Internal/External) modes. Candidates are selected to Ph.D. program on the basis of Entrance Examination (70%), Academic Record and Interview (30%). Candidates who have qualified National Eligibility Test/JRF/UGC/CSIR or UGC Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for SC/ST or DBT-INSPIRE are exempted from entrance examination. The entrance examination is conducted in the month of May. The result for Entrance examination is declared in the month of June each year and the interview schedule starts in the month of July. 

Latest Update: The Interview Schedule for Ph.D. courses is on July 02, 05, 09, 11 & 16, 2018 respectively. 

Read More: Pondicherry University Admission 2018

Candidate can register for admission through the Online Admission Portal of the university 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 or US$ 100 which can be submitted through online or offline mode.

Candidates can also check Courses & Fees Structure offered by Pondicherry University

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    21st Mar, 2019 - 27th May, 2019

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
Date of Entrance Examination 25th - 27th May, 2019
Announcement of Results 08th Jun, 2019
Interview Schedule 02nd - 16th Jul, 2019

Eligibility Criteria

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

How to Apply

M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

  • Candidate can register themselves for admission to Ph.D. program by submitting duly filled-in applications online through the Online Admission Portal
  • 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 or US$ 100.
  • 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 Science

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

Requirements for Admission:

Ph.D. (Part Time) – Internal:

  • Candidates working in College/ University departments and such other institutions recognized by Pondicherry University with at least two years of continuous teaching experience at degree and/ or post-graduate level in the subject concerned.
  • Candidates teaching in Recognized Schools at the High School level/ Polytechnic Colleges situated within the jurisdiction of Pondicherry University and have at least 5 years of continuous teaching experience in the subject concerned.
  • Non-teaching staff employed in a time scale of pay in this University and other affiliated research institutions.

Ph.D. (Part Time) – External:

  • Permanent academic staff of colleges/ universities/ other educational institutions of higher learning/ Research & Development Laboratories and Organizations with at least three years of continuous teaching/ research experience.
  • Employees with a minimum of ten years of experience in Government, Local Bodies, recognized Institutes, Public Sector Undertakings, Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Technocrats, Scientists, Social Scientists & Scholars and Administrators with at least 10 years of experience in India or abroad


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



1 Comment
Sabu S philip

I like to do the course PhD psychology

12 Jul, 2018 12:33
Garima Bansal

Hi Sabu, The The admission to the Ph.D psychology 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

12 Jul, 2018 18:13

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