Central University of Himachal Pradesh announces Entrance Test for Admission to PhD Program 2023-24, Apply now

Central University of Himachal Pradesh PhD Admission 2023 – Central University of Himachal Pradesh invites applications for admission to  various PhD Programs offered for the academic session 2023-24  through Entrance Test.


Central University of Himachal Pradesh PhD Admission 2023


Program offered

  • PhD Management
  • PhD Tourism and Travel Management
  • PhD in Centre for Promotion of Ecological, Adventure, Health and Cultural Tourism
  • PhD Environmental Sciences
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD Animal Science
  • PhD Plant Science
  • PhD Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Computer Science & Informatics
  • PhD Library and Information Science
  • PhD English
  • PhD Hindi
  • PhD Sanskrit
  • PhD Journalism and Mass Communication
  • PhD New Media
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Social Work
  • PhD Sociology
  • PhD History
  • PhD Political Science
  • PhD Deendyal Upadhyaya Studies
  • PhD Jammu Kashmir Studies
  • PhD Education
  • PhD Visual Arts
  • PhD Yoga Studies


Important Dates

  • Online Portal/link for filling out application forms : 22.08.2023
  • Last Date for applying: 02.09.2023
  • Date of Downloading Admit Card 11.09.2023
  • Date of Entrance Test 17.09.2023
  • Date of Declaration of Result : 25.09.2023


Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have Passed with 55% marks in PG examination in the concerned subject. (For SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/Divyang candidates there will be relaxation of 5% marks)
  •  To be eligible, the applicant must have qualified any of the following:
    • UGC- JRF
    • UGC-NET
    • ICMR-JRF
    • DBT-JRF
    • SLET
    • Teacher Fellowship Holder
    • M.Phil
    • Himachal Pradesh Kendriya Vishwavidyalaya Shodh Patrata Pariksha (HPKVSPP)


Related  – UGC NET 2023


Application Process

  • The application forms will be submitted via ONLINE mode only. Please visit the university website www.cuhimachal.ac.in for more information regarding the process of filling the application form.
  • For complete information regarding eligible research supervisors, Departments/ Centres along with their area/s of specialization/ interest, and number of vacant seats available with them, please visit the university website www.cuhimachal.ac.in


Application Fee

  • General category/EWS/OBC (Creamy) : Rs 500/-
  • OBC category (Non Creamy) : Rs 400/-
  • SC/ST/Divyang : Rs 200/-
  • Mode of Payment : Through online mode


Admission Process

  • Admission to PhD programme shall follow a two – stage process which will be as follow:
  • The entrance test will be of qualifying nature and a minimum of 50% marks (45% for ST/SC/OBC (Non creamy layer) / Persons with Disabilities (PwD) candidates) is required to be scored by each candidate in entrance test for becoming eligible for admission to Ph.D. degree  Programme. The candidates awarded with JRF shall be exempted from the entrance test. All remaining candidates (including those with NET/SLET/Teacher Fellowship Holder/ MPhil/ Himachal Pradesh Kendriya Vishwavidyalaya Shodh Patrata Pariksha (HPKVSPP) etc.) are mandatorily required to appear in PhD entrance test. The syllabus of the entrance test shall comprise 50% research methodology and 50% subject specific knowledge related content. Entrance test shall comprise of 100 marks with 20% weightage in composite score (Candidates with JRF shall be given 20 marks). 
  • The candidates who will qualify the entrance test shall move to the second stage of the selection process. This second stage will include interaction and interview/viva-voce and shall have following weightage given to different components :
  • UG Degree in Concerned Relevant Subject  – 10% of Percentage of Marks obtained
  • PG Degree in Concerned relevant Subject – 30% of Percentage of Marks obtained
  • JRF / NET / SLET / M.Phil./HPKVSPP  – 20 Marks for JRF / (All other remaining candidates will be given 20% weightage of the marks obtained in Entrance Test)
  • Subject Knowledge  – 10 Marks
  • Concept Note (to be prepared by candidate) and its presentation – 10 Marks
  • Communication Skills – 10 Marks
  • Interview and Viva-Voce  – 10 Marks
  • Total Marks / Total Composite Score (Maximum Composite Score) – 100 Marks
  • The interview/viva-voce shall take into consideration specifically that whether the candidate
  • possesses the research aptitude and competence for undertaking the research work.
  • The admission of candidates to Ph.D. programme shall be made on the basis of merit drawn in accordance to above criteria i.e. out of 100 marks (Maximum Composite score) 


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


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