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Panjab University MPhil, PhD Admission 2018 Dates, Application

M.Phil. & Ph.D. ENTRANCE TEST 2018

Panjab University MPhil and PhD Admission 2018 - Panjab University (P.U.) Chandigarh has released notification for admission in MPhil and PhD Courses in the Teaching Department / P.U. Regional Centre Muktsar for the session 2018-19

Interested and eligible candidates may fill their Application Form as per schedule. Candidates can check the complete details of Panjab University MPhil & PhD Entrance Test Admission 2018 on this page below


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Details of M.Phil & PhD

  • The Panjab University, Chandigarh will hold an Entrance Test for enrolment to M.Phil. & Ph.D. in the Faculties of Arts, Business Management & Commerce, Design & Fine Arts, Education, Engineering, Languages, Law and Science
  • MPhil & PhD 2018 Entrance Test to be held on 01st July 2018 (Sunday)


Important Dates

  • Date of Availability of M.Phil. & Ph.D. Prospectus & Online Form on the Web: 31st May 2018
  • Last Date for Submission of Information on the Website to Generate the Bank Challan: 20th June 2018
  • Last Date for Deposit of Fee in any branch of SBI using Website Generated Challan: 22nd June 2018 (Friday) upto 04.00 pm
  • Last Date for uploading of photograph, signature with rest of the Information on the Website: 24th June 2018
  • Availability of Admit Card Online: 27th June 2018
  • Date of Entrance Test: 01st July 2018 (Sunday, Chandigarh Only)
  • Uploading of Answer Key: 17th July 2018
  • Last date of submission of objections to the Answer Key: 19th July 2018
  • Uploading of the response to the Objections & Inviting Cross-objections (through e-mail only): 23rd July 2018
  • Last day of submission of Cross-objections to the Answer key: 25th July 2018
  • Date of declaration of Result: 13th August 2018


Courses offered

Faculty of Arts

  • (i) Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology (Only for Ph.D & M.Phil), (ii) Economics (PhD & M.Phil), (iii) Gandhian and Peace Studies (Only for M.Phil), (iv) History (Ph.D & M.Phil), (v) Political Science (M.Phil & PhD), (vi) Psychology (Only for PhD), (vii) Philosophy (Ph.D & M.Phil), (viii) Public Administration (PhD & M.Phil), (ix) Centre for Defence & National Security Studies (PhD & M.Phil), (x) Police Administration (PhD & M.Phil), (xi) Centre for Women Studies & Development (Only for PhD), (xii) Sociology (Ph.D & M.Phil)

Faculty of Languages

  • (i) English (PhD & M.Phil), (ii) Punjabi (PhD & M.Phil),  (iii)Sanskrit (M.Phil & Ph.D),(iv) Hindi (Only for PhD), (v) Chinese (Only for PhD), (vi) French (Only for PhD), (vii) Russian (Only for PhD)

Faculty of Science

  • (i) Anthropology (only for PhD), (ii) Botany (PhD & M.Phil); iii) Bio-Chemistry (only for PhD); iv) Bio-Physics (only for PhD); v) Chemistry (only for PhD); vi) Forensic Science & Criminology (Only for PhD); vii) Environment Science (only for PhD); viii) Geology (Only for PhD); ix) Medical Physics (Only for PhD); x) Statistics (PhD & M.Phil); xi) Zoology (M.Phil & PhD); xii) Microbial Biotechnology (Only for PhD); xiii) Nano-science & Nanotechnology (Only for PhD); xiv) System Biology & Bioinformatics (Only for PhD); xv) Physics (Only for PhD); xvi) Microbiology (only for PhD)

Faculty of Education

  • Physical Education (Only for M.Phil)
  • Community Education and Development (Only for PhD)

Faculty of Business Management and Commerce (Only for Ph.D):

  • Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Human Strategic Management

Faculty of Design and Fine Arts

  • Indian Theatre (only for PhD)
  • Music (Vocal and Instrumentation) (M.Phil & PhD)
  • Faculty of Engineering

University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, P.U., Chandigarh

  • Branches (Information Technology (Only for PhD); Computer Sci. & Engineering (Only for PhD); Electrical & Electronics Engg (Only for PhD); Mechanical Engineering (Only for PhD); Biotechnology Engineering (Only for PhD)

National Institute of Technical Teacher's Training and Research, Sector 26, Chandigarh

  • Branches (Mechanical Engg, (Manufacturing Technology) (Only for PhD), Civil Engg, (Construction Technology and Mgmt), (Only for PhD), Computer Science and Engg (Only for PhD), Electrical Engg (Instrumentation and Control) (Only for PhD), Electronics and Communication Engineering (Only for PhD)

Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, Sector 26, Chandigarh

  • Branches (Civil Engg (Only for PhD), Mechanical Engineering (Only for PhD), Computer Sci. & Engg (Only for PhD), Electronics and Communication Engg (Only for PhD)

Faculty of Laws

  • Department of Laws, P.U., Chandigarh (Only for PhD)


Eligibility Criteria

For M. Phil Program

  • Candidates for admission to the M.Phil. Program shall have a Master‟s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade "B‟ in the UGC-7 point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment &Accreditation Agency which is approved
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/BC (non-creamy layer)/ PwD and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September 1991

For Test in Faculty of Arts, Education, Languages, Science, Design & Fine Arts, Law, and Engineering:

  • Any candidate who has passed the Master’s Exam in the concerned subject with a score of not less than 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD Category) marks in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year exam of Master's degree in the subject concerned from Panjab University, Chandigarh or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of P.U.), shall also be eligible to appear for the M.Phil & PhD Entrance Test
  • The students possessing degree of M.A. in Gandhian and Peace Studies be considered for enrolment for PhD degree in the other subjects of Arts and Social Sciences provided they clear the Entrance Test in the subject in which the enrolment is sought
  • A candidate should have obtained Masters Degree in Public Administration or Political Science or Economics or Sociology or Psychology with at least 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD Category) marks in aggregate for M.Phil. & PhD in Public Administration

For Gandhian Studies (M.Phil. & Ph.D.)

  • The students possessing degree of M.A. in Gandhian and Peace Studies be considered for enrolment for Ph.D. degree in the other subjects of Arts and Social Sciences provided they clear the Entrance Test in the subject in which the enrolment is sought

For Public Administration (M.Phil. & Ph.D.)

  • A candidate should have obtained Masters Degree in Public Administration or Political Science or Economics or Sociology or Psychology with at least 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD Category) marks in aggregate for M.Phil. & Ph.D. in Public Administration

For Defence Studies (M.Phil & PhD)

  • Candidate should have obtained Master’s degree with 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD Category) marks. For M. Phil in Defence & Strategic Studies, the candidate should have obtained Master’s degree with 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD Category) marks in aggregate
  • However, the Defence Personnel i.e. the officers volunteering for the course having the rank of Lt. Colonel & above are exempted from appearing in entrance test. They should have PG degree with minimum marks of 50% of PG level & should carry research related activities and involved in imparting instructions in military related subjects; they should be conversant with formalizing concepts and doctrines

Eligibility for Women Studies for PhD

  • A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Women Studies should have obtained from the University the Master’s degree with minimum of 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD Category) marks in any Faculty. Eligibility for Swami Vivekananda Studies for PhD
  • As per Syndicate decision (para 31 dated 27.2.2016) that PhD Program be opened to the students from various discipline who have cleared UGC-NET in their own discipline or Ph.D. Entrance Examination in Swami Vivekananda

Scheme of Test

  • The medium of exam shall be English only, except in the test for language other than English, Music and Indian Theatre. Test for Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work and Police Administration will be conducted in the medium of English, Hindi and Punjabi
  • The Test shall consist of Two Papers in each subject as detailed below:

Paper-I (Objective Type /Multiple Choice Questions)

  • Duration: One-hour, Minimum Marks: 50, Number of Questions: 50 and Questions to be attempted: 50 or each question will carry one mark; there will be no negative marking

Paper-II (Subjective/Descriptive Type)

  • Duration: Two-hour, Minimum Marks: 50, Number of Questions: 05 and Questions to be attempted: 05 or Each question will carry 10 marks

Syllabus for PhD Course (Annexure-I)

  • For Faculty of Engineering
  • Paper-I (Objective type) will include MCQs on subject concerned
  • Paper II (Subjective type) will be based on subject concerned

For Faculty of Laws

  • Paper-I (Objective type) will be based upon Research Methodology, Current Legal Affairs and Identified Core Subjects as per the scheme given below
  • Research Methodology 10 Questions Current Legal Awareness 10 Questions Identified Core Subjects 30 Questions Paper-II (Subjective Type) will consist of 10 questions on Identified Core Subjects
  • It shall be divided into 5 units and the candidate shall be required to attempt atleast one question from each unit


  • Initial evaluation will be of Paper-I (Objective Type). Only if a candidate obtains 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD) marks or more only then his/ her paper II will be evaluated. To qualify for M.Phil. & PhD enrolment the candidate must obtain at least 40% (35% for SC/ST/BC/PwD) marks in paper II
  • Result of MPhil & Ph.D. entrance test will be available on Panjab University website puchd.ac.in


  • A few University fellowships are available for PhD research. If successful candidates wish to be considered for the University fellowship they should report to their respective departments


Application Process

  • Availability of MPhil and PhD Prospectus and Application Form on the website of Panjab University puchd.ac.in
  • The candidates who qualify in the test shall have to directly, and independently approach the respective department in which they want to pursue research within test period of two years from the date of declaration of result; they should submit the Registration Form through in the Concerned Dept by the due date

Fee (Non-Refundable)

  • Entrance Test MPhil/PhD Fee
  • General Category Candidate: Rs.2100/- and
  • SC/ST /Blind Category Candidate: Rs.1050/-
  • Deposit fee using website generated bank slip at any SBI branch, minimum one day after printing of bank slip. Login and upload scanned photograph, signature, fill other important information Save and Confirm
  • Download your Admit Card on 27th June 2018 (Wednesday)


  • If more than 24 Hrs. have passed after depositing the fee in bank and your journal number is not confirmed, write to phdadmissions@pu.ac.in with scanned copy of bank slip
  • Candidate availing concession in the fee under the category SC/ST/PwD OR P.U. Class B/C Regular Employee must send the copy of printout of their filled form alongwith the self-attested copy of Category Certificate/Proforma for claiming 50% concession to P.U. Regular Employees ("B" and "C" Class) duly signed by Head/Chairperson, to Assistant Registrar, CET Cell, Aruna Ranjit Chandra Hall, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014 by registered post/speed post or by hand on or before 26th June 2018 up to 04.00 pm


Panjab University, Chandigarh

PhD Admission, Assistant Registrar, CET Cell, Panjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh-160014, Email: phdadmissions@pu.ac.in, Website https://phdadmissions.puchd.ac.in