Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) Baroda announces Entrance Test (PET) for Admission to PhD Program 2023, Apply now


MSU Baroda PhD Admission 2023 – Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) Baroda invites online application for Admission to PhD Program through PhD Entrance Test (PET) for the Academic session 2023-24


MSU Baroda PhD Admission 2023 



PhD Program Offered

  • Faculty of Arts – Economics; English; Gujarati; Hindi; History; Library And Information Sciences; Marathi; Philosophy; Political Science; Sanskrit; Sociology; Archaeology And Ancient History
  • Faculty of Commerce – Commerce
  • Faculty of Education and Psychology – Education
  • Psychology – Faculty Family and Community Science
  • Home Science – Faculty of Fine Arts – Museology
  • Faculty of Law – Law
  • Faculty of Management Studies – Management
  • Faculty of Performing Arts – Music (Vocal / Instrumental); Tabla; Performing Arts
  • Faculty of Science – Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Science – Chemical Sciences
  • Faculty of Technology and Engineering
  • Faculty of Science – Earth Science
  • Faculty of Science – Geology
  • Faculty of Science – Statistics
  • Faculty of Science – Mathematical Sciences
  • Faculty of Technology and Engineering 
  • Faculty of Science – Physical Sciences
  • Faculty of Technology and Engineering
  • Faculty of Science – Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Work – Social Work
  • Faculty of Technology and Engineering – Applied Mechanics And Structural Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Textile Chemistry; Textile Engineering
  • Faculty of Pharmacy – Pharmacy

Important Dates

  • Commencement of online submission of Application form: 15 June 2023
  • Last date for an online submission application form: 06 July 2023
  • Date of PhD Entrance Test (PET): 16 July 2023


Eligibility Criteria

  • Only those candidates are eligible to appear in the PET who have completed / are studying in the final year or semester of a UGC specified Master’s degree.
  • SC) / ST/ PwD (PH – Physically Handicapped / VH – Visually Handicapped) category candidates who have secured at least 50% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s degree or equivalent examination are eligible for PET.
  • Candidates who have appeared OR will be appearing in the final year / semester at the qualifying Master’s degree examination and whose result is still awaited OR candidates whose qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for PET
  • However, such candidates will be admitted provisionally and shall be considered eligible for PET only after they have passed their Master’s degree examination or equivalent with at least 55% marks in case of General / General-EWS (50% marks in case of Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) belonging to non-creamy layer / SC/ST/PwD(PH/VH) category candidates).


Application Process

  • The candidates need to submit the application form for admission online on the university website
  • Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria and must read the important instructions carefully before filling the Application Form.

Steps to Fill Application Form
Step 1 – Pay Examination Fee

  • Candidates have to visit PET website for fee payment. Examination fee and Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST), as applicable, can be paid only through Online mode by Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.
  • Candidates should note down and preserve Order Number and SBIepay Reference ID for Online registration of their application form (Step – 2).

Step 2 – Register Online for PET Examination

  • Before applying Online, the candidates must possess the Scanned passport (pp) size photograph in JPEG format and should not be more than 100kb.
  • Candidate has to visit the PET website (after approximate 30 minutes after successful fee payment )and provide Order Number and SBIepay Reference ID to “LOGIN” his / her account for filling up his / her Online Application Form for PET Examination by clicking “Apply Online” button available under candidate’s Login Account.


Application Fee

  • General / General-EWS / SEBC Non-creamy layer) Candidates – Rs. 1500/-
  • SC / ST / Transgender / PWD(PH/VH) Candidates – Rs. 1000/-


Selection Process

  • The Selection for admission is based on Entrance Test (PET) followed by Interview
  • The candidates who have qualified in national/ state level competitive examination such as UGC-CSIR / NET / SET / Valid GATE/ GPAT / DBT / ICMR / JRF holders are exempted from appearing in PET.
  • Such candidates are requested to contact the respective department directly, for the enrollment and registration for PhD.


MSUB PhD Entrance Test (PET) 2023 Details

  • Exam Schedule: 12th Ph. D. Entrance Test will be conducted on Sunday, 16th July 2023. PET Examination will be conducted at Vadodara Centre Only.
  • Paper – I – 09.30 am to 10.30 am
  • Paper – II – 10.30 am to 11.30 am

Structure of the Test

  • Written Test (Multiple choice questions) – OMR Based Offline
  • Paper I will cover the UGC syllabus of research methodology with 50 multiple choice questions and all are compulsory. Each question carries 1 mark thus the total marks in Paper I will be 50.
  • Paper II will be subject specific and will contain 50 multiple choice questions and all are compulsory, each question carrying 1 mark. Thus the total marks in Paper II is 50.


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


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