Gitam University Visakhapatnam announces Admission to PhD Program 2024, Apply now


Gitam University PhD Admission – Gitam University invites applications from the eligible candidates for admissions to Full-Time /Part-Time PhD Programs in Engineering, Science, Pharmacy, Law, Management and Humanities and Social Sciences academic year 2024 at Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Bengaluru Campus.


Gitam University PhD Admission 2024


Duration of the Program

  • Ph.D. (FT) program shall be for a minimum of three years (two years for M.Phil. Degree holders) and a maximum of six years
  • Ph.D. (PT) program shall be for a minimum of four years (three years for M.Phil. Degree holders) and a maximum of eight years.
  • Part-time candidates are required to work for at least eight weeks (in one or more than one spell) each year including the period of course work in the concerned department


Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of applications: 02nd December 2023
  • Online Ph.D. Entrance Exam: 10th December 2023
  • Results of Online Ph.D. Entrance Exam: 15th December 2023
  • Interview of the Qualified candidates: 26th December 2023 to 05th January 2024
  • Final Admission Results: 12th January 2024 (Tentative)
  • Open Research Colloquium & Selection of Ph.D. Supervisors by the Scholars: 23rd January 2024 to 29th January 2024
  • Reporting to the Campus for Document Verification: 30th January & 31st January 2024
  • Pre-PhD Coursework Classes: 1st February 2024
  • Last Date of Admission Cancellation: 15th February 2024


Eligibility Criteria

    • Candidates seeking admission into Ph.D. programme can pursue research under Full-Time / Part-Time, subject to eligibility criteria as stipulated below:
    • Education Qualification : The candidates should have secured at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade B in the UGC 7 – point scale or the point scale followed in the concerned institutions. However, a relaxation of 5% marks or an equivalent grade is permitted for SC / ST / OBC (Non-creamy layer) / Differently-abled category candidates.
  • Service requirements for Part-Time candidates:
  • Teachers working in PG Departments of recognized Universities and their affiliated Colleges with a minimum of one year of service
  • Teachers working in Degree or Professional colleges affiliated to recognized Universities with at least two years of service.
  • Teachers working in recognized Junior Colleges with at least three years of service for admission to M.Phil. and four years of service for admission into Ph.D. programmes.
  • Executives / Administrators / Engineers / Scientists with at least three years of service in Govt. / Quasi Govt. / Judiciary / Public sector organizations / Public and Private limited companies and other organizations approved by the Board of Research Studies (BRS).
  • Employees not covered in the above clauses with at least four years of service as approved by the Board of Research Studies (BRS).


Application Process

  • Candidates have to submit an online application form at by paying a non-refundable registration fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees thousand only) through Debit card / Credit card (Master / VISA) / Net Banking / UPI.
  • Candidates have to check the eligibility before filling the application.
  • Candidates have to upload copies of the following certificates along with the online application Date of Birth (SSC / Matriculation or equivalent certificate).
  • Graduate, Postgraduate / M.Phil. Marks statements, Degree, or Provisional certificate as applicable.
  • NET / ICMR / GATE / GPAT / SLET etc. valid scores, if applicable.
  • Service certificate and “No objection” certificate from the present employer (for part-time candidates only).
  • The University will not take any responsibility for the non-receipt of applications.


Selection Process

  • Admission shall be based on the marks secured in the Online Entrance Test and Interview, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility criteria and the rules of reservation.


Details of the Entrance Test

  • The syllabus for the entrance test can be downloaded from
  • The syllabus coverage will be 50% on Research Methodology and 50% on the specific subject.
  • The duration of the test is two hours and consists of objective-type questions.
  • The maximum marks for the online test is 140 (70 for Research Methodology and 70 for the specific subject), and an interview will be conducted for 60 marks. The candidates who secure 50% marks in the online test are only eligible for attending the interview. However, a relaxation of 5% marks (from 50% to 45%) shall be allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC (Non-creamy layer) /Differently-abled category.
  • The merit position of the candidates for admission to M.Phil. /Ph.D. will be based on total marks obtained in online test and interview.
  • Admission is based on merit and seat availability. Merely meeting the requirements may not ensure admission. The University does not discriminate based on gender, race, religion, disability, or nationality
  • Candidates are suggested to follow the GITAM website for any updates.


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


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