Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University announces Admission to PhD Program 2024, Apply now


HNBGU PhD Admission 2024 – Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNBGU) invites application form the eligible candidates for admission to PhD Program for the academic session 2024. Check full details on Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University PhD Admission 2024-25 here.


Courses Offered

  • School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences PhD Forestry, Plant Physiology, Rural Technology,
  • School of Sciences: PhD: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Home Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • School of Commerce: PhD: Commerce
  • School of Earth Sciences: PhD: Defence and Strategic Studies, Geography, Geology
  • School of Education: PhD: Education, Extension Education, Yoga, Physical Education
  • School of Engineering / Tech. Ph.D.: Computer Science & Applications, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering
  • School of Arts, Communication and Languages PhD Drawing and Painting, English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Centre for Journalism & Mass Communication
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences PhD Archaeology, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Anthropology
  • School of Life Sciences Ph.D: Biochemistry, Bio-Technology, Botany, Microbiology, Environmental Science, Himalayan Aquatic Biodiversity, Zoology
  • School of Management PhD: Business Management, Tourism
  • School of Law Management: Law


Important Dates

  • Opening of online Application form: 23 February 2024
  • Last date of submission of online Application form: 14 March 2024 (Up to 11:50 PM)
  • Correction in online submitted application form (if any): 15 to 17 March 2024 (Up to 11:50 PM)
  • Admit card can be downloaded from: 25 March 2024 onwards
  • Entrance Test: 31 March 2024


Eligibility Criteria for HNBGU PhD Admission 2024

  • Master’s degree or a professional degree in the concerned subject or in a cognate or an allied/interdisciplinary subject, declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a grading point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently- a bled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures. 
  • Candidates whose final result of minimum qualification degree for Ph.D. programme is not declared on or before the date of notification of Ph.D. admission will not be considered eligible for admission in Ph.D. programme.


Application Process


  • Step 1: Deposit the online fee through the University website/State Bank Collect.
  • Step 2: Register after two days once deposit the required fee
  • Step 3: After successful fee confirmation and registration, login and fill the personal details, upload   the photo and signature. Thereafter, fill in the educational details. 
  • Step 4: After verifying the details, submit the online application form.
  • How to deposit fee
  • Fee will be submitted online through SBI direct facility
  • .Bank draft/or any other mode of payment will not be accepted.


Application Fee

  • General/EWS/OBC (non-creamy layer) – Rs. 700/-
  • SC/ST/Differently Abled – Rs. 350/-


Selection Process

  • The University shall admit Ph.D. students through an Entrance Exam and interview/viva-voce jointly.
  • However, the following categories of the applicants shall be exempted from the Entrance Exam, but they have to apply online on the prescribed form till the due date along with fee.
    • Regularly appointed teachers of this University.
    • Teacher Fellow (Under UGC Scheme)
    • NET/SLET (Uttarakhand)/GATE qualified candidates
    • M.Phil. candidates of HNB Garhwal University in the concerned subject.


Entrance Exam Pattern

  • The question paper of the entrance exam will be of total 100 marks. .
  • The paper will include two sections.
  • Section I will consist of Research Methodology (50 marks)
  • Section II will be subject specific based on the Post Graduate syllabus of the concerned/allied subjects (50 marks).
  • The question paper will contain 100 objective type multiple choice questions (50 in each section).
  • The student shall be allowed a maximum of two hours to complete the exam.
  • Qualifying cut-off marks in Entrance Exam will be 50% for General/EWS Category and 45% for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently Abled categories.
  • All the qualified candidates in the Entrance Exam will be called for interview along with the candidates exempted from the entrance exam.
  • The medium for written exam will be English for subjects under Schools of Sciences (excluding Home Science), Life Sciences, Himalayan Aquatic Bio-diversity, Agriculture and Allied Sciences, School of Management, School of Earth Sciences (excluding Geography, Defence and Strategic Studies) and medium for rest of the subjects in other schools will be bilingual, excluding languages.


Centres for the Entrance Exam

  • Srinagar (Garhwal)
  • Badshahithaul Tehri
  • Dehradun
  • New Delhi
  • The University reserves the right to cancel any of the centres, if sufficient number of applications will not received, University can allot a new centre to such applicants.
  • The centre allotted will be indicated in the Admit Card. Application must note that the Examination Centre once allotted to a candidate shall not be changed.



  • Qualifying cut-off marks in Entrance Exam will be 50% for General and 45% for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/EWS, Differently-abled categories.
  • All the qualified candidates in the Entrance Exam will be called for interview along with the candidates exempted from the entrance exam
  • An interview/viva-voce will be organized by the concerned department of the University during which the candidates will be required to discuss in research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Board of Studies.  
  • The interview/viva-voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:
  • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/College;
  • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.

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