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PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test 2018

PGIMER Chandigarh announces PhD Admission 2018


Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh has invited applications for admission to Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Program of the Institute for the academic session starting w.e.f. January 2018


The admissions will be made through PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test


Details of PhD Seats at PGI Chandigarh

Name of the Dept.: Anaesthesia (01 Seat), Biochemistry (02 Seats), Cardiology (01 seat),Dermatology (01 Seat), Endocrinology (01 Seat) , Experimental Med. & Biotechnology (02 Seats), Gastroenterology (02 Seats), Haematology (01 Seat),Hepatplogy (03 Seats), Immunopathology (01 Seats), Medical Microbiology (04 Seats),Medical Parasotology(01 Seat) , Neurology (04 Seat), Nephrology (O1 Seat), Neurosurgery (01 Seat), Orthopaedics (03 Seats), Pharmacology (01 Seat), Pediatrics (06 Seats), Psychiatry (02 Seats),School of Public Health (03 Seats), Urology (01 Seat) and Virology (03 Seats)


Admission Requirements for PhD Courses

Medical Qualification: MBBS with minimum 55% aggregate marks or MD/MS in the subject concerned or Diplomat of National Board of Examination. A "Failure" in the exam, "Compartment" or "Re-appear" in the exam will constitute an attempt Candidates who have obtained MBBS/MD/MS degree from Medical Colleges, which are not recognized by the MCI, are not eligible to apply



Non Medical/Social Behavioural Sciences:

a) The candidates who have passed M.Sc/MA or its equivalent/exam with at least 60% marks in the subjects mentioned below: from the colleges/institutes recognized by the UGC/Panjab University are eligible (OR)


Life Sciences:

A degree of Master of Sciences (M.Sc) or Master in Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc) or M.Sc (Laboratory Technology) or M.Sc (Speech & Hearing) in subjects allied to Medical Sciences such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Human Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Life Sciences including Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Anthropology & M.Sc (Human Genomics)


Social Behavioural Sciences:

The candidates with the following subjects are eligible for Social Behavioural Sciences; Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Nutrition, Child Development , MA/M.Sc/M.Phil in Health Promotion/Education, Health Management, Epidemiology, Environmental Health/Environmental Sciences and Public Health Nutrition/Applied Nutrition/Food and Nutrition, Health Economics/Applied Economics/Economics, Public Health/Community Health and MPH
Post graduation in Law i.e. LLM and its equivalent qualification


Method of Selection

The candidates seeking admission to PhD program of this Institute will have to appear in the entrance exam consisting of 100 marks as per details given below:

i) Aptitude test - Covering general Science, English, Biostatistics and Research Methodology: 30 marks

ii) Specialty theory test (multiple choice questions for the respective theory): 50 marks

(a) Medical MBBS level or;

(b) Non Medical Sciences or;

(c) Social and Behavioral Sciences

There will be negative marking to the extent of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the theory paper:

iii) Evaluation by the department concerned 20 marks


Fees Details

The following dues are payable to the Institute, by the candidates admitted to the various courses mentioned above:

(a) Registration Fee: Rs.500/-, (b) Tuition Fee: Rs.350/- per annum, (c) Laboratory Fee: Rs.900/- per annum, (d) Amalgamated Fund: Rs.60 per month, (e) Security: Rs.1000/- (refundable only after completion of course) (f) Hostel Security: Rs.6000/- (refundable) to the deposited with the Administrative Officer (Hostel) if hostel accommodation is allotted

The first installment of fees for six months is required to be paid immediately after selection



Rs. 25000/- P.M. (fixed) and additional thesis grant of Rs. 5000/- (one time) is admissible. Candidate will not be entitled to DA/CCA. PGI fellowships for each session are limited to 6-7 only. The candidates will be eligible for the award of PGI fellowship on the merit position obtained by them in the final selection of PhD program. The admission to the Ph.D. Program will be subject to the availability of PGI fellowship/ research funds/Grants from recognized funding agencies



The candidate should fill his/her application form available on the PGI website https://pgimer.edu.in

The candidate is required to fill the Application Form/Challan Form online, which is available at the link (pgimer.applyforexam.com) provided by the PGI at website i.e. https://pgimer.edu.in

The candidate should take out a print of a challan form (in triplicate) and deposit the required application fee in any branch of State Bank of India. The challan form is required to be filled up in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh (Exam) in the Power Jyoti Account No. 32211613319 and those candidates who have SBI account can also pay their fee through i-collect service of SBI and i-collect Account No. is 32222954695

In that case the INB reference No. will have to be mentioned instead of challan No. in the application form. The amount of fee to be paid is as under:

For SC/ST category - Rs.800/-

For all other categories - Rs.1000/-

The Annexure-7 duly filled and signed by the concerned faculty member under whom the candidate wishes to pursue his/her PhD, should be submitted by hand or by post to the Registrar, Training Branch, Room No. 305, Kairon Block, PGIMER, Chandigarh within a week after the last date of depositing of fee


Important Dates


Commencement of Submission of Online Applications: 14th October 2017


Last date for Submission of Online Applications: 13th November 2017


Last date for Application Fee Payment: 17th November 2017


Date of Examination: 03rd December 2017


Tentative Schedule of Above Exams:


Date & Time of Theory Exam: 03rd December 2017 at 10.00 AM (Sunday)


Date & Time of Declaration of Result: 04th December 2017 at 09.00 AM (Monday)


Date & time of Clinical / Practical Exam: 05th December 2017 at 10.00 AM (Tuesday)


Date & Time of Counselling / Interview: 06th December 2017 at 11:00 Am (Wednesday)


For more information, visit the website: www.pgimeradmissions.net.in


PGIMER Chandigarh

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh, Registrar, PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh-160012, Email: trainingbranchpgi@yahoo.com, Website www.pgimer.edu.in


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