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Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Ph.D, M.Phil. Admissions 2020: Fees, Eligibility, Login, Entrance Exam

Updated On - July 22nd 2019 by SAPNA MALIK

Jamia Millia Islamia offers various research programs offered in M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses. The research programs require the candidates to hold a Master’s Degree as the basic requirement.

The admission is based on the Entrance test conducted by Jamia Millia Islamia for each course. The test is also followed by an interview. Application forms are available on the University's website. They are to be filled and submitted online only. 

About 50% of the total seats are reserved for Muslim categories. Another 5% is booked for internal students. Check JMI Admission 2020.

Candidates may login to their account submitting their email id and password on university’s official website and brief themselves regarding the latest updates such as examination scedule, result etc. Students may directly login from Jamia Millia Islamia Login.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both


    14th Mar, 2019 - 16th Sep, 2019

Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Engineering & M.Phil/Ph.D in Education
Last date for registration 12th Apr, 2019
Forms open for editing 13th - 15th May, 2019
Admit Card Available 05th - 10th Jul, 2019
M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture , M.Phil/Ph.D in Agriculture & M.Phil/Ph.D in Computer Applications
Date of Entrance Examination 21st Jul, 2019


M.Phil. (West European Studies) , M.Phil. (Hindi) & M.Phil. (History)

Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks aggregate or an equivalent grade in the concerned subject or allied subject.

M.Phil. (Education)

Master’s Degree in Education or any allied field like Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology etc. with at least 55% marks aggregate or an equivalent grade.

M.Phil. (Development Studies)

Master’s Degree in Economics/Political Science/ Sociology/ Public Administration/ Human Rights/History/Allied subject with at least 55% marks aggregate or an equivalent grade.

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

Ph.D. is a 2 to 5-year course in which the University provides the following fields of research:

EnglishArt History and Art AppreciationEducational Studies
HindiMass CommunicationIASE
HistoryInternational StudiesApplied Sciences and Humanities
Islamic StudiesManagementCivil Engineering
PersianPhysiotherapy and Rehab SciencesComputer Engineering
UrduInterdisciplinary Basic SciencesElectrical Engineering
Extension EducationPeace and Conflict StudiesElectronics and Communication Engineering
Commerce and Business StudiesComparative ReligionsMechanical Engineering
EconomicsDalit and Minorities StudiesLaw
Social WorkWest Asian StudiesComputer Science
SociologyDevelopment StudiesGeography
Political ScienceMedia GovernanceMathematics
PsychologyArab-Islamic CultureNanotechnology
BiosciencesInformation TechnologyEarly Childhood Development
BiotechnologyTheoretical PhysicsChemistry

The eligibility for all the specializations of Ph.D program is as follows:

Eligibility: The candidates who seek admission to a doctoral program must have a Second class Master’s Degree or an equivalent degree with at least 55% aggregate marks in the subject in which the candidate wants to pursue his/her research or in an allied subject.

Students may check the list of courses offered by the university, Jamia Millia Islamia Courses & Fees Structure

How To Apply

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

  1. Visit the official website of Jamia Millia Islamia.
  2. Upload a scanned copy of their colored passport-sized photo and signature.
  3. Pay the registration fee either by Net Banking/Debit/Credit card/ cash at any Indian Bank branch by downloading the challan from the admission portal.
  4. The registration fee is INR 1500.
  5. The candidates are not required to upload any certificate etc.
  6. The following details are mandatory to be ready with the candidate before filling the form:
  • E-mail ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Scanned Photo
  • Scanned Signature
  • Credit/Debit Card (in case of online payment)

Note: When paying through debit/credit card,do not press back/refresh or close the window during the payment as it can cancel the payment.

Admission Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Architecture & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

  1. Selection is based on the score in Entrance Test conducted by JMI.
  2. Entrance Exam qualified students are required to submit the synopsis the proposed research to the concerned Department/Faculty/Center.
  3. The synopsis must include the following
    • Topic of research
    • Objective
    • Current state of literature  (Related proposed topic).
    • Proposed research work
    • Methodology
    • References
    • Any other information if the researcher wants to present regarding the concerned topic.
  4. After the submission of synopsis, applicant will be called for an interview by the concerned department.
  5. The allotment of seats will be according to JMI's Admission Procedure.
  6. A list of selected and waitlisted candidates will be available on JMI's notice board as well as on their website.
  7. The selected candidates will be given a date to appear for the admission formalities along with the required documents. 

Documents Required at the time of Admission 

  • Proof of passing the qualifying exam along with marksheets.
  • A Broad Research Proposal duly signed by the candidate on every page and having the signature of Supervisor/Co-supervisor on first and last page (for Ph.D.)
  • A Consent Letter from the Co-Supervisor(s) specifying his/her field of specialization with full correspondence address (for Ph.D.)
  • 10+2 or equivalent exam's mark sheet.
  • Age proof (High School/Senior Secondary School's marksheet)
  • Proof of entitlement to any reserved category (if applicable)
  • Character Certificate from the last attended institute
  • Certificate from M.B.B.S. doctor/Govt. Hospital certifying blood group
  • In case of gap period, certificate from class –1 gazetted officer to certify no indulgence in criminal behavior
  • Proof of address along with name and location of nearest police station
  • Certificate of No Objection by current employer (for evening/part-time/Sponsored courses)


All candidates who seek admission to any of the JMI's offered courses have to appear for an Entrance Test that is conducted by JMI. The entrance test is followed by an interview. The decided syllabus along with the admit cards of the registered students are made available on the University's website.

The admission test for Ph.D. courses will be done for shortlisting candidates for consideration by the Board of Studies/ Committee of Studies. Qualifying in the entrance test would not give any right to admission to the candidate. The test will have two parts. The first part will be of one hour and will contain 50 MCQs. The second part will be two hours long and have 50 MCQs and 50 subjective questions.

The following candidates will be exempted from the entrance test and can directly apply for the interview:

  • Candidates who have qualified UGC/CSIR NET/JRF examination or any other equivalent examination or have successfully completed regular M.Phil. program from a recognized University.
  • The teacher fellowship holders of the recognized college/university/ institution only if a certificate of No Objection is submitted by their employer.
  • ICCR sponsored candidates

The interviews will only be conducted in JMI campus, Delhi.


Seats are reserved as per the Government rules, table below shows the exact percentage of seats reserved for different categories:

Muslim Applicants – 30%
CategoryReserved Seats
Muslim Women Applicants10%
Muslim OBC/ST Applicants10%
Applicants with Disabilities5%
Internal (Jamia School) Students5%
Kashmiri Migrants1 seat
Candidates from J&K1 seat
Foreign Candidates (General)10%
ICCR Sponsored Candidates5%
NRI Students5%
Foreign Passport Holding Students10%

Admission Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D Admission Dates

Date of Notification (Availability of Online Forms on
Last date of submission of Online Application form12.04.2020
Editing of online Application Form13.04.2020- 15.04.2020
Last date for Submission of hard copy of online application form in the concerned Deptt. / Centres28.06.2020
Issue of Admit Card05.07.2020-07.07.2020
Date of Admission Test21.07.2020

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



Mahammad Zyauddin

I am a Nepali. I have completed physics from Andhra University visakhapatanam. I want to pursue my PhD program in jamia millia University. What are the criteria for me to get admission in this University?

25 Mar, 2019 16:09
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Zyauddin, kindly visit the official website of the university to know the norms for admission of an external student.

25 Mar, 2019 16:40
Mohd Rashid

If I have qualified NET, Could I be admitted without entrance exam?

18 Mar, 2019 10:10
Monika Content

Hello Mohd, Basic Admission Criteria is based on entrance exam conducted by the university. Exam names are given below; 1) B.Tech/ B.Arch: JEE Main 2) BDS: NEET 3) Other UG/ PG Courses: Entrance Test conducted by JMI 4) M.Phil/ Ph.D.: Written Test Interview 5) CSIR NET/ UGC NET/ GATE/ SLET or M.Phil passed candidates are exempted from the Ph.D. Entrance Test. Such candidates have to appear in the Interview round only

18 Mar, 2019 11:23

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