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OP Jindal Global University PhD Admission 2018

OP Jindal Global University announces PhD Admission 2018

Applications are invited to the PhD Program at the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) beginning in August 2018


In the following Schools: Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) and Jindal School of Government & Public Policy (JSGP)



Applicants shall be admitted to the PhD Program under one of the following categories:

Full-time PhD students with or without fellowship; students who are faculty members/ staff of the University; students under the external registration program recognized by the University and sponsored by and employed in the organization/industry/university/other institutions, who will normally carry out their research in the organization/industry/ university/ other institutions of their employment

Students pursuing part-time PhD


Duration of the PhD

The minimum & maximum period of study and research shall not be less than 3 years from the date of enrolment (36 months) & 7 years (84 months) respectively from the date of provisional registration of the candidate

However, in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good, the period can be reduced by six months with recommendations of the SDC and approval of UDC


Eligibility Criteria

An applicant seeking admission to the PhD Program must satisfy the following academic criteria Master's Degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed research with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade

Applicants with more than 3 years industry/ teaching/ practising/ managerial/ professional experience will be given preference


Selection Procedure

Shortlisted applicants shall be required to take an Entrance Test followed by an Interview. In addition, a School/ Institute may prescribe an additional selection test or a written exam; the following categories of applicants may be exempted from taking the Entrance Test:

Applicants who have qualified UGC/CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ SLET (Haryana State) or any other similar exam. Holders of Teacher Fellowships from the UGC or any other Govt. funding agency

Applicants who have completed their PhD coursework/ M.Phil. in another University/ Organization, subject to approval by the School Doctoral Committee (SDC)

Candidates shall be selected on the basis of the academic record and the potential of the applicant demonstrated during the Entrance Test and Interview

Admissions to the PhD Program must be approved by the respective SDC


Fee Details

A candidate admitted for full-time PhD Program Will be positioned as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the first year, Research Fellow (RF) in the second year and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in the third year of his/her PhD registration

Fellowship for JRF/RF/SRF will be for 3 years only



Eligible candidates are required to apply online through official website O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat www.jgu.edu.in

The PhD Program begins twice each year - in the fall semester (on 1 August) and the spring semester (on 1 February).Applications for admission shall be accepted continuously over the year on a rolling basis

An applicant shall submit:

(a) An online/ offline application through the JGU website/ office;

(b) A scanned copy of the relevant academic transcripts;

(c) A short note on the professional background and experience of the applicant, if any;

(d) A “Statement of Purpose” explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue the PhD Program, in around 1500 words;

(e) The names of two academic/ non-academic referees from whom the University may seek information on the research potential of the applicant.An applicant is required to pay an application fee of Rs.1000/- only


Important Dates

Start Date: 01st August 2018

Last Date to Apply: 31st May 2018



O.P. Jindal Global University Sonipat Narela Road,Near Jagdishpur village Sonipat, Haryana-131001, NCR of Delhi, India, Email: info@jgu.edu.in; Telephone: +91-130-4091800/801/802, Website www.jgu.edu.in



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