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PDPU Gandhinagar MA Admission 2017

PDPU Master of Arts Program year 2017-19

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar invites applications for admission to Master of Arts (MA) Programme for the academic year 2017-18

The School of Liberal Studies (SLS)

The School - launched its Undergraduate Programme in Liberal Studies in 2009. Students get opportunities to learn courses like Communication, Management, Humanities and Performing Arts and to identify and develop their hidden potential. PDPU has excellent infrastructure, residential facilities and stimulating environment to support the all round development of the students.

Now to carry forward its vision of imparting quality education to promising future leaders of the nation, SLS announces Two-Year Masters in:

1) Public Administration

2) Political Science - International Relations

3) English

A two - year master’s degree programme in Public Administration with a focus on Public Policy and Governance is being offered by the School of Liberal Studies, PDPU

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from any recognized College/University in India; the students expecting their qualifying degree result by 31st August 2017 can also apply

Selection Procedure

A written entrance test followed by an interview will be conducted on 29thJune 2017

Date of Written Test

It will consist of both objective and descriptive type of questions

An entrance test will be conducted on 29thJune 2017 at 11.00 AM. It will evaluate the applicant's competence in the areas of General Studies, English / Political Science -International Relations / Public Administration and Public Policy

The test will have 50 multiple-choice type questions to be answered in 60 minutes and Essay question-descriptive type in 30 minutes. The objective type questions will be divided into following sections:

The first section of general studies section would be of 20 Marks containing 20 questions which are common for all the subjects

The second section of subject specific questions would be of 30 Marks containing 30 questions from the selected subject (Public Administration/Political Science - International Relations/English).

There is No Negative Marking in the Objective type Questions

Merit Marks

Merit Marks shall be the summation of marks obtained in (i) Multiple Choice test, (ii) Essay and (iii) Interview

Admission Policy & Procedure

The Admission Process for Master of Arts Programme for the batch of 2017-19 will be conducted under the direction of the Admission Committee constituted by the University for School of Liberal Studies headed by the Director - SLS.

Seats Available

Total No. of Seats for admission in each area is limited to 20

Statutory Reservation

For candidate from Indian States & UT’s: (i) Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%, (ii) Scheduled Caste (SC) 15 %, (iii) Physically Challenged will be provided 3% reservation in each category

How to Apply - Fill up the Application Form

Candidate should apply online on SLS website (Please visit SLS website www.sls.pdpu.ac.in for application procedure)

Candidate can opt for Only one subject/discipline from Public Administration/ Political Science - International Relations /English for pursuing the Master’s Programme

For the purpose of registration, a candidate shall be required to make online payment of Rs.500/- through Internet Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card towards the Registration Fee

The Application Fee is non-refundable and no correspondence on this subject will be entertained

A candidate shall be required to upload the colored scan copies of requisite certificates and testimonials as specified in the Application Form

The last date to apply online is 12.00 AM (Midnight) of 28th June 2017

The applicant will carry the printout of the Admit card to the venue of examination, and get it signed by the invigilator in PDPU

For hostel facility Shri Ashutosh Vyas (Block-C SPT-I building) email: ashutosh.vyas@spt.pdpu.ac.in may be contacted

Important Dates

Forms Available from 09th May 2017

Last date of applying for Admission 28th June 2017

Written Test in PDPU: 29th June 2017

Display of Admission List: 30th June 2017

Admission formalities, fees collection & enrolment up to (First list): 07th July 2017

Last day to Cancel Admission w.r.t. Clause 9 in Admission Policy (for 10th July 2017 candidates in the first list) Operating Waiting List: 11th July 2017

Admission formalities, fees collection & enrolment up to (Second list): 14th July 2017

Completion of Admission Process: 17th July 2017

Commencement of the Academic Session 18th July 2017


Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) Gandhinagar

(NAAC accreditation with ‘A’ grade), School of Liberal Studies, Raisan, Gandhinagar-382007 (Gujarat), India, Phone No.: +91-79-23275254, 5231, Fax: +91-79-23275030, Website www.pdpu.ac.in, Email: slsadmission@pdpu.ac.in

For any query,  candidates are requested to check the official website  .

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