Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur announces Admission to PhD Program for July 2024 session, Apply now


Gangadhar Meher University PhD Admission 2024 – Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur, Odisha invites applications for admission to PhD Programs for the academic July 2024 session


Gangadhar Meher University PhD Admission 2024


PhD Program offered

  • Anthropology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Education, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Odia, Sanskrit; Library and Information Science


Important Dates

  • Availability of Application form and Brochure in the University website : 07.05.2024 to 27.05.2024
  • Last date of receiving the hard copy in the University counter or by post : 27.05.2024 (Monday) up to 1.00 P.M.
  • Date of Entrance Test/ Interview/VivaVoce : 25.06.2024 (Tuesday) 
    • a. Entrance Test : 25.06.2024 (Tuesday) 10.00 A.M. to 11.30 A.M.
    • b. Result publication of Entrance Test : 25.06.2024 (2 P.M.)
    • c. Interview/ Viva-voce for exempted Candidates : 11.30 A.M. onwards (25.06.2024)
    • d. Interview/ Viva-voce for entrance qualified Candidates : 2.30 P.M. onwards (25.06.2024)
  • Date of publication of Final Merit List : 28.06.2024 (Friday)
  • Date of Admission : 05.07.2024 (Friday)
  • Commencement of classes : 08.07.2024 (Monday) 


Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates for admission into the Ph.D. program shall have successfully completed a Master’s degree program in the concerned subject with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS).
  • The candidates who have qualified NET/SLET/GATE/JEST/DBT/INSPIRE/NFST/NFSC/ NFOBC/ICHR/ICPR/ICSSR/ICMR are exempted from the entrance test. The submission of the relevant documents is mandatory to claim the relaxation.
  • Candidates who have cleared the M. Phil. program with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent and Research Methodology as one of the papers are exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test provided they have been admitted through a written/ interview (qualifying national tests like NET, GATE, etc) with project/dissertation work. The submission of M. Phil. Mark Sheet is mandatory for such candidates on the date of Entrance Test. A relaxation of 5% marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) candidates. 
  • Exemption in entrance test on the basis of M. Phil. degree without Research Methodology and/ or qualifying entrance test at the national level does not confirm exemption from Ph.D. course work. The candidate with M.Phil. degree having Research Methodology as one of the papers will be exempted from Ph.D. course work. Rest of the candidates are required to complete the Ph.D. course work in the first six months of the Ph.D. program.
  • Ph.D course work is a full-time course and as such a candidate who is employed cannot be admitted or allowed to continue in the program unless he/she has been duly relieved and produces proof to that effect. 


Application Process

  • Candidates should download the Application Form from the university website and submit the filled-in form with an Original Bank Draft of Rs.1500/- drawn in favor of “The Comptroller of Finance, G. M. University, Sambalpur” and payable at Sambalpur. 
  • The Application duly filled in along with required documents should reach the undersigned on or before 27.05.2024 up to 1.00 PM either by post or in person. The university will not be responsible for any postal delays in the receipt of application form after the last date. To, The Chairman, P. G. Council, Gangadhar Meher University, Amruta Vihar, Po- Budharaja, Sambalpur-768004, Odisha


Selection Procedure

  • Admission into the PhD program shall be based strictly on merit. The merit list of a candidate will be made on the basis of career assessment and interview/viva-voce  i.e 70% career assessment + 30% interview/Viva-voce.
  • The qualifying mark in the viva voce is 40%.

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