Established in 1985, Pondicherry University is situated in the southern part of the country and it has three campuses. Pondicherry 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, 2020 respectively.
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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.
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| M.Phil/Ph.D in Education,|
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Management,
M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering
Ph.D. (Part Time) – Internal:
Ph.D. (Part Time) – External:
Educational Qualifications (Ph.D. Full-time and Part-time)
The admission to the Ph.D Programs shall be made as per the following criteria:
The NET/JRF qualified candidate with fellowships will be given direct admission to Ph.D. programmes.
The admission test is waived off for candidates who have qualified NET/ UGC/ CSIR or UGC Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for SC/ST or DBT-BINC or Maulana Azad Fellowship or some other examination recognized by University as equivalent and awarded a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
These candidates can be admitted any time of the year, on the recommendation of the Admission Committee. NET without JRF qualified candidates will have to take the entrance test
The entrance examination will last for 2 hours. The candidates will be selected on the grounds of their eligibility and their performance in the entrance exam.
In case of a tie, the following criteria shall serve as a Tie-Breaker
In cases of ties that remain unresolved after applying the above five criteria, the criteria evolved by the University as deemed fit would be applied for resolution of the tie.
The candidates have to carry the following documents for counseling:
The candidate must bring a xerox copy of all the above-mentioned documents.
The Ph.D. candidates who are coming for interview should bring/come prepared with
Two-page Research proposal indicating the topic of proposed research, objectives, methodology and significance.
A power point presentation (maximum 5 slides) on the topic of the proposed research.
The application form is to be submitted online through the university website: www.pondiuni.edu.in
Defence personnel should apply online. They should, take a print out of the online application form and forward the same through the respective Head Quarters to-
The Assistant Registrar
R.V. Nagar, Kalapet,
Hall Ticket will be uploaded by the University after the closing of online registration. The Entrance Exam will be conducted Online.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College