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Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2020, Dates, Application

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Central University of Punjab, Bathinda Admission Notification for PhD Program for January 2020 Session

Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2020 – Central University of Punjab (CUP) Bathinda has invited applications from eligible candidates for admission to the PhD Program for academic session Commencing January 2020.
Interested candidates who possess the required eligibility may apply for concerned entrance. The admission process is for JRF, NET, GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET & JEST (Physics) Qualified Candidates only.



Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2020 Important Dates

  • Date of Issue of Advertisement: 08th November 2019
  • Opening of Portal: 08th November 2019
  • Last Date of Receipt of Applications Form: 22nd November 2019
  • Date of Interview: 10th & 11th December 2019
  • Date of Admission & Registration 06th January 2020
  • Date of Commencement of Classes 07th January 2020

PhD Programs Offered

  • The following Departments of the Central University of Punjab are offering admission to Ph.D. Programmes commencing from January, 2020

Department of Chemical Sciences: Chemical Sciences

  • Department of Computational Sciences: Computational Sciences
  • Department of Computer Science & Technology: Computer Science & Technology
  • Department of Economic Studies: Economic Studies
  • Department of Education: Education
  • Department of Environmental Science and Technology: Environmental Science and Technology
  • Department of Geography & Geology: Geology
  • Department of Human Genetics and Molecular Medicine: Human Genetics; Molecular Medicine
  • Department of Languages and Comparative Literature: English (Applied Linguistics); Hindi
  • Department of Law: Law
  • Department of Mathematics & Statistics: Mathematics: Statistics
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Natural Products: Pharmacy; Medicinal Chemistry
  • Department of Physical Sciences: Physical Sciences
  • Department of Plant Sciences: Plant Sciences
  • Department of Sociology: Sociology
  • Department of South and Central Asian Studies (including Historical Studies): South and Central Asian Studies; Political Science; History


Eligibility Criteria for Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2020

  • The applicant should have a Master’s degree in a relevant subject with minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD) as detailed above for each programme.
  • Candidate must have qualified UGC/CSIR/ASRB-NET, ICMR-JRF, GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET & JEST (Physics) with existing validity and must have some financial assistance such as UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT-JRF, financial assistance from Govt. agencies {Like Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF), Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) etc.} / Industrial Fellowship or working in CUP projects.
  • Candidate must ensure that, they should have all the original documents of their respective qualifying examinations at the time of interview and verification of Documents/Registrations.
  • For the Admission in Ph.D. Programme candidate must fulfill the eligibility criteria on the date of verification of Documents/Registrations


  • The University reserves the right not to offer the Programme in any particular discipline due to administrative reasons or if the response to the Programme is not adequate (as per AC/EC decision). The decision of the University will be final in this regard.

Evaluation of Performance

  • The performance of a candidate will be evaluated as under:

For UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT-JRF, Qualified Candidates

  • Fix weightage for JRF qualification – 70 marks
  • Interview – 30 marks

For UGC/CSIR/ASRB-NET/GATE/GPAT/DBT-BET/JEST (Physics) (without JRF) Qualified Candidates with Financial Assistance

  • Fix weightage for NET/GATE/GPAT/DBT-BET/JEST (Physics) qualification: 50 Marks
  • Percentage of Marks obtained in NET/GATE/GPAT/DBT-BET/JEST (Physics) (20% weightage)- 20 Marks
  • Interview: 30 Marks

Admission Criteria

  • The candidates are required to appear in the interview and merit list will be prepared as per the evaluation criteria given above.
  • The Interview will be conducted at the level of Department by the Head of the Department along with 02 Senior Faculty members. The Department shall check the eligibility for admission to Ph.D. Programme. The Dean of the School will be Chairman/Coordinator for Ph.D. Admission.
  • Interview Committee of the Department will also verify all the original documents of the candidates and shall be responsible for compliance of rules prescribed.

Reservation Policy

  • The reservation is as per UGC/Government of India guidelines as adopted by the University from time to time.

Medical Exam

  • The student admitted in the University shall have to submit a medical fitness certificate from Govt. Hospital or University Health Centre that he/she is medically fit to pursue higher education.

Medium of Instruction

  • Medium of instruction for all the Programmes is English except the language Programmes for which the medium of instruction is the language concerned.


Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2020 Application Process

  • Candidates can apply online only. For online application, visit the home page of CUPB website www.cup.edu.in, click on home/admissions page, click on the link to apply online for necessary instructions.

Instructions for submitting Online Application

  • Please read eligibility criteria and other requirements before submitting the application form
  • To apply for admission to a Programme, eligible candidates must complete the online Application Form and submit it.

Important Instructions

  • Ensuring the eligibility for applying to a particular programme will be the sole responsibility of the candidate
  • This prospectus is subject to alteration (s) & modification (s) and the same will be notified on University website.
  • This prospectus is for information only and it does not constitute a legal document

Entrance Test Fee & Mode of Payment

  • Online Application Fee to be paid through Online/Debit/Credit Card:
  • General/OBC Candidates: Rs.800/-
  • SC/ST Candidates: Rs.400/-
  • PWD Candidates: No Fee


Important Note

  • The candidates are required to deposit the prescribed fee on or before the date to be announced at the time of admission. The last date of Admission/Registration will be 15th January 2020


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