Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University Hyderabad announces Admission to Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) Program 2024-25


BRAOU Hyderabad PhD Admission 2024 – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) invites applications from eligible candidates for admission into PhD Programme in Commerce, English, Education, Economics, History, Public Administration, Chemistry and Mathematics for the Academic Year 2024-25


BRAOU Hyderabad PhD Admission 2024


Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program Offered

The University offers Research Programs leading to the award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the following disciplines:

Faculty of Arts

  1. English
  2. Hindi

Faculty of Education

  1. Education

Faculty of Sciences

  1. Mathematics
  2. Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Environmental Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

  1. History
  2. Political Science
  3. Public Administration
  4. Sociology


Important Dates

  • Commencement of Registration, Payment of fee and Submission of Online application: 04th April 2024
  • Last date for Registration, Payment of fee and Submission of Online application: 03rd May 2024
  • Last date for Registration, Payment of fee and Submission of Online application with a late fee of Rs.500/-: 12th May 2024
  • Download the Hall Tickets from University Website: 20th May 2024
  • Date of PhD Entrance Test: 25th May 2024 (from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
  • Master Question Papers with Preliminary Key & Key Objections: 31st May 2024 (5.00 pm) to 02nd June 2024 (5.00 pm)


Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate should possess a Master’s Degree with a minimum of 55% marks (50% in the case of SC/ST categories) in the subject concerned or in any allied subject from a recognized university.
  • The University admits the candidates into the Ph.D. Programme through a two-stage process, i.e., through qualifying at National level/state-level entrance tests conducted by the competent bodies and the equivalent tests conducted by the University (Dr.BRAOU), which is as follows:
  • A candidate should have passed JRF / UGC-NET/CSIR-NET / SET /SLET/ M.Phil. etc., OR
  • A candidate should have qualified at the Entrance Test conducted by Dr. BRAOU. Among the notified vacancies, 60% shall be filled by NET/SET/SLET/JRF qualified candidates and the remaining 40% through the University Entrance Test followed by the Interviews
  • In case of an unfilled vacancy in either category, candidates from another category can be requisitioned to fill the vacant slots in the order of merit and duly following Reservation norms.
  • However, a candidate satisfying one or more of the eligibility criteria per the rules is not guaranteed admission into the Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. admission is subject to the availability of vacancies in the Department and with the Research Supervisor(s) in the concerned Department, availability of physical facilities in the subject concerned (in the case of science subjects), the candidate’s academic record and the performance of the candidate in the Ph.D. admission interview


Application Process

  • The registration for PhD Entrance Exam is through online only.
  • Candidates are advised to visit the official website to apply online
  • Fill the prescribed application form
  • Pay the requisite fee at any TS/ AP online centres or through and Debit / Credit card on
  • Upload the relevant certificates as mentioned in the Application Form / Synopsis through online mode


Application Fee

  • Candidates have to pay Rs. 15,000 (Rupees Fifteen Thousand only) as adjudication fee at the time of submission of the Thesis.
  • The Registration fee for online submission of application form is Rs.1500/- (Rs.1000/- in case of SC/ST/BC/PWD candidates).


Admission Procedure

  • Admission into the PhD Program shall be made through a Computer Based Test (CBT) (MCQs-objective type). The Entrance Test will be conducted by following the UGC/CSIR/NET syllabus
  • The syllabus is available in the University website www.braouonline.in
  • The Entrance test consists of two papers, as shown in the Examination Pattern mentioned below.


Exam Pattern

Paper Pattern of Paper Questions Marks
Paper-I The questions will be generic in nature, intending to assess the teaching & research aptitude of the candidate 50 100
Paper-II This is based on the subject selected by the candidate and will assess domain knowledge 100 200
Total 150 300
Duration 03 hours (180 minutes)


Fee Particulars/ Payment of Fee

  • The candidate has to pay an amount of Rs.15,000 (Rupees Fifteen Thousand only) per annum for three years for Ph.D., towards the tuition fee. An amount of Rs.5,000 (Rupees Five Thousand only) shall be paid towards the admission fee for the Programme
  • In addition, the Science students having laboratory components have to bear the cost of consumables/fieldwork/equipment hire.
  • Candidates who could not submit the Thesis within the maximum period prescribed will be allowed an extension of one more year on the payment of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only).
  • Candidates have to pay Rs. 15,000 (Rupees Fifteen Thousand only) as adjudication fee at the time of submission of the Thesis.

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