PDPU PhD Admission 2023


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Pandit Deendayal Energy University announces Admission to PhD Program 2023, Apply now



PDEU PhD Admission 2023 – Pandit Deendayal Energy University formerly Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandinagar invites applications from the eligible candidates for Admission to PhD Programs for the academic session 2023 (July).


PDEU PhD Admission 2023


Research Areas in the disciplines of  –

  • Engineering | Sciences | Humanities & Social Sciences | Management


Categories of PhD Students

  • The University admits students for Ph. D. programme under the following categories:
  • Regular PhD (Full-time)
  • Sponsored Students (Full time)
  • Project Staff (Part time)
  • Locally & Professionally Employed Personnel (Part time)
  • Sponsored Students (External Registration) (Part time)


Important Dates

  • Last date for Online Application: 1st June, 2023
  • List of candidates for selection procedure on the University website: 9th June, 2023
  • Selection Procedure:
  • Written Aptitude Test
  • Discipline wise proficiency – evaluation (Personal Interview): 12th July, 2023
  • Announcement of the list of candidates offered the admission: 17th July, 2023
  • Last Date for paying fees: 21st July, 2023
  • Induction programme for admitted candidates: 27th July, 2023


Eligibility Criteria

  • A student seeking an admission to Ph. D. Programme of the University is required to have minimum educational qualification as mentioned hereunder
  • A 1-year/2-semester master’s degree programme after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme or a 2-year/4-semester master’s degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale.
  • For research in Engineering / Technology : M. Tech. / M. E. / M. Sc. (Tech.) or its equivalent along with Four Year Graduation as recognized by UGC / AICTE in with Four Year Graduation as recognized by UGC / AICTE in appropriate area.
  • M. Sc. (Physics / Chemistry / Electronics / Nanotechnology / Materials Science) eligible to apply also for the research areas related to Solar Energy.
  • For research in Sciences : M. Sc. degree or its equivalent as recognized by UGC in appropriate areas.
  • For research in Management : M. B. A. / M. Tech. / M. E. / A. C. A. / A. I. C. W. A. / A. C. S. level or its equivalent as recognized by UGC / AICTE in appropriate areas.
  • For research related to Liberal Studies : Master’s Degree or its equivalent as recognized by UGC in appropriate areas.


Application Process

  • Candidates Visit – https://www.pdpu.ac.in/admissions-doctoral.html for online registration
  • For prescribed application form and more information on sub-areas under each discipline, etc., please visit the website www.pdpu.ac.in


Application Fee

  • Application Fee: Rs.700/- (Non Refundable).
  • Mode of Payment : Through online mode


Selection Procedure

  • Selection will be a two stage process:

Written Test

  • Written Aptitude Test shall consist of 50% weightage on research methodology and 50% weightage on subject specific questions. As a part of this, the question paper on Research Methodology will be of 50 marks, each question will carry one mark. Subject wise Entrance Test will be conducted, which consists of 100 questions, each carrying 1 mark.
  • Only such candidates who qualify the entrance exam with 50 marks will be eligible to appear at the  personal interview/viva-voce.

Personal Interview (PI)

  • Candidates shortlisted on the basis of the Entrance Test as mentioned above will be required to appear for PI wherein the candidates have to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Committee.

The PI shall consider the following aspects, viz.:

  • Research objectives, Literature Survey, Methodology, Expected results, List of papers referred, & also industry tie up if any.
  • Research Methodology aspects for preparing Doctoral Proposal.
  • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research.
  • Whether the research work can be suitably undertaken at the University.
  • Contribution to new/additional knowledge out of the proposed research.
  • Competence for the proposed research.


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


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