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PDPU PhD Admission 2020 Notification, Dates, Application

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University announces Admission to PhD Program 2020 January Session

PDPU PhD Admission 2020 - Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has invited from the eligible candidates for Admission to PhD Programmes for the academic session 2020

Important Dates for PDPU PhD Admission 2020

Last Date for submission of the application in the prescribed form

09th November 2019


Eligibility Criteria for PDPU PhD Admission 2020

A student seeking admission to PhD Program of the University is required to have minimum educational qualification as mentioned hereunder. Each of the Master Degrees referred therein is to be on the basis of minimum two year program.

For research in an area of Engg./Technology:

M. Tech. /M. E. or its equivalent as recognized by UGC /AICTE in appropriate area.

For research in an interdisciplinary areas like Petroleum Engg., Solar Engg., Nuclear Engg., and Environmental study:

M. Tech./M.E./M.Sc./M.Sc.(Tech.) or its equivalent as recognized by UGC/AICTE in appropriate area.

For research in an area of Sciences:

M. Sc. degree or its equivalent as recognized by UGC in appropriate area.

For research in an area of Management:

M.B.A./M. Tech./M.E./A.C.A./A.I.C.W.A./A.C.S. level or its equivalent as recognized by UGC/AICTE in appropriate area.

For research in an area related to Liberal Studies:

Master’s degree or its equivalent as recognized by UGC in appropriate area.

Master’s or a professional degree equivalent to it by the corresponding statutory regulatory body with 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in UGC 7 point scale, (or an equivalent grade in a different point scale) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an approved Assessment & Accreditation Agency. Relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled candidates & other categories of candidates as per the decisions of the Commission from time to time.


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Selection Procedure for PDPU PhD Admission 2020

It will be a two stage process:
i) Written Aptitude Test shall consist of 50% weightage on research methodology and 50% weightage on subject specific questions. As a part of this, the question paper on Research Methodology will be of 50 marks, each question will carry one mark. Subject wise Entrance Test will be conducted, which consists of 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark

Entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50%, and only such candidates will be eligible to appear at the PI- personal interview/viva-voce.

ii) Candidates shortlisted on the basis of the Entrance Test as mentioned above will be required to appear for PI wherein the candidates have to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Committee.

The PI shall consider the following aspects, viz.:
a) Research objectives, Literature Survey, Methodology, Expected results, List of papers referred, & also industry tie up if any.
b) Research Methodology aspects for preparing Doctoral Proposal.
c) The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research.
d) Whether the research work can be suitably undertaken at the University.
e) Contribution to new/additional knowledge out of the proposed research.
f) Competence for the proposed research.

Admission merit list for the eligible candidates who qualified in the written test and appeared in PI will be based on 30% of Personal Interview (PI) score, and 70% of Entrance Test score.


PDPU PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

Candidates may apply by sending the duly filled in Application form available on the official website of the University i.e. www.pdpu.ac.in

The application fee can be paid via a demand draft drawn in favour of Director General, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar-382007

For prescribed application form and more information on sub-areas under each discipline, etc., please visit the website www.pdpu.ac.in


Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar-382007, Email: phd@pdpu.ac.in, Phone No.: 07923275069, website www.pdpu.ac.in


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