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PGI Chandigarh PhD Admission 2021, Application Form, Dates, Eligibility

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PGIMER Chandigarh announces Entrance Test for Admission to PhD Program for January 2021 session

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Admission 2021 - Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh invites application for admission to Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Program offered for academic session beginning in January 2021. The admission to PhD Program will be done through the Entrance Test to be conducted by the institute on December 04, 2020.
Interested candidates can fill the online application on or before October 27, 2020. Check out for details on PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Admission 2021 such as eligibility criteria, application process, fees, selection and more.

PhD Disciplines and No. of Seats

Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

01 Seat


02 Seats


01 Seat


02 Seats

Community Medicine & School of Public Health

01 Seat


02 Seats

Experimental Medicine & Biotechnology

01 Seat


02 Seats


01 Seat


01 Seat


02 Seats


03 Seats

Internal Medicine

03 Seats


04 Seats

Medical Microbiology

10 Seats

Medical Parasitology

02 Seats


06 Seats

Nuclear Medicine

02 Seats


02 Seats


 04 Seats


10 Seats


06 Seats


02 Seats


02 Seats

Renal Transplant Surgery

02 Seats

Translational & Regenerative Medicine

01 Seat


01 Seat


01 Seat


01 Seat


01 Seat


02 Seats


02 Seats


01 Seat

Duration of the Course

Minimum Period

3 Academic Years

Period of Registration

2 Years

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates



Date of Uploading Prospectus & Registration Online Application through web portal

07th October 2020

Last Date for Registration of Online Application

27th October 2020

Date & Time of Online Exam (CBT)

04th December 2020

Expected Date & Time of Declaration of Result

To be announced

Date & Time of Counseling

To be announced

Eligibility Criteria for PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Admission 2021

Candidates who are seeking PGIMER PhD Admission 2020 to the course for study leading to the award of a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

A) Medical Qualification


MBBS/MDS/Master of Physio-therapist with minimum 55% aggregate marks or MD/MS in the subject concerned or Diplomate of National Board of Examination.


Candidates who have obtained MBBS/MD/MS /MDS/Master of Physio-therapist degree from Medical Colleges which are not recognized by the Medical Council of India are not eligible to apply.

B) Non Medical/Life Sciences/Social Behavioral Sciences

Candidates who have passed M.Sc/MA/Masters in Engineering or its equivalent/exam with at least 60 % marks in the subjects from the colleges/institutes recognized by the UGC are eligible.

Non Medical/Life Sciences

A degree of M.Sc or 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), ME/M.Tech.

Social Behavioral Sciences

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 Mgt., Epidemiology, Environmental Health/Environmental Sciences and Public Health Nutrition/Applied Nutrition/Food & Nutrition, Health Economics/Applied Economics/Economics, Public Health/Community Health and MPH

For Sponsored Candidates

Candidate applying for admission as a sponsored/deputed candidate is required to furnish the following Certificates with his/her application from his/her employer for admission to the course

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Admission 2021 Application Process


Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website www.pgimer.edu.in.


Candidates should fill in the Online Application form correctly. Incorrectly filled forms may lead to rejection.


A candidate seeking admission to the Entrance Examination is required to submit his/her application in the prescribed format available online with the Prospectus on www.pgimer.edu.in.


The cost of Application Form includes the fee for entrance examination which is non-refundable and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.


The candidate is required to go through the Prospectus carefully and acquaint himself/herself with all requirements with regard to filling the online application form.

Application Fee

General/OBC Category

Rs. 1500/- Plus Transaction charges as applicable

SC/ST Category

Rs.1200/- Plus Transaction charges as applicable.

Payment Mode

Through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking

Entrance Test Pattern

Mode of Exam

Online Mode (Computer Based Test)

Duration of Exam

90 Minutes Part I & II

Date of Exam

14th June 2020 (Sunday), 09 AM to 10.30 AM

Number of Shifts

01 (One)

Exam Centres

Chandigarh, Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata

Language of Paper


Type of Question

Objective Type

Marking Scheme

Correct Answer: One Marks(+): 1
Incorrect Answer: Minus one-fourth(-): ¼
Unanswered/Marked for Review: 0

Distribution of Marks



Aptitude Tests Covering General Science, English, Biostatistics and Research Methodology

30 Marks

Specialty theory Test( multiple choice questions for the respective theory)

50 Marks

Admit Card

  • Roll Numbers/Admit Cards/Hall ticket for appearing in the entrance examination will be available for download to eligible candidates approximately 10 days in advance and can be downloaded from the website by logging into their accounts on the website with their respective login id and password.
  • Roll Numbers / Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post.

Declaration of Result

  • Final results for Fellowship/ Post doctoral Fellowship courses will only be displayed on the PGI website at www.pgimer.edu.in.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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