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Admission Procedure for a Ph.D. in Public Administration

Keeping in mind the university's long tradition of academic excellence, the following institutional goals for doctoral research have been established:

Through courses and self-study, to develop a deep and broad understanding of the fundamentals and state of the art of knowledge in the chosen field, to develop synergy between creativity, innovation, and the frontiers of knowledge in the chosen field of study, to develop ability and skills to carry out independent research and development to face the challenges posed to mankind on specific problems, and to develop abilities to identify new possibilities in the given Indi

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded for research work in areas recognised by the Institute's Academic Departments / Centres.
The research work must be unique, characterised by either the discovery of facts, a novel approach to the interpretation and application of facts, or the development of equipment that represents a significant advancement in instrument technology.

It must demonstrate the candidate's ability to conduct critical thinking and sound judgement, as well as make an original contribution to existing knowledge.
The Institute is also recognised as one of the country's QIP Ph.D. programme centres.
There are also options for enrolling as a part-time candidate in the Ph.D. programme.


Operating Procedure for Ph.D. Program Admission in Stages

After submitting the Examination Fees, take a test on general research aptitude and subject competency. Personal Interview Following the Qualifying Examination

Registration for a Ph.D.

  • After passing the entrance exam, eligibility is checked, and documents are verified.
  • Submission of 1st year Course Fee after Document Verification and Access to Registration Eligibility

Work on the Course

  • One semester of course work, including 90 hours of mandatory contact hours (required attendance of 75%).
  • All Ph.D. candidates must take the Ph.D.-Course work Examination and receive more than 60%, or the course work will be repeated in the following semester.

RDC vs. DRC (Research Degree Committee)

  • Candidates will be assigned a Guide after successfully completing the Course Work.
  • Candidate must appear for Presentation of Topic and Research Proposal within 12-24 weeks of course work result or face a 5000/- penalty.
  • The RDC presentation will take place under the supervision of an External Examiner (Subject Expert).
  • Finalization/modification of the topic, if any, must be submitted within 8 weeks of the RDC date; otherwise, the candidate must reappear in the RDC at a penalty of 5000/-.
  • The topic will be evaluated for modification, and the RDC letter with the final topic will be published and sent to the candidate as well as the Guide/Supervisor.

I-II Semester Progress Report

  • After RDC approves the topic, the Candidate must present his work within 12-24 weeks of the topic's finalisation date.
    This will be an internal presentation in front of the University subject expert and Guide.

III-IV Semester Progress Report

  • Following the completion of the research work, the candidate must present his/her work in front of an External Examiner (Subject Expert) and defend his/her work.
  • This pre-thesis presentation must take place within 36-48 weeks of the topic's completion.

Submission of a Pre-thesis

  • The candidate must submit the entire thesis in the Examination cell, along with a plagiarism report in spiral binding (2 hard copies) and 2 CDs/DVDs (soft copies).
  • Before sending it to evaluators, the Research Advisory Committee will also check for plagiarism.

Final Exam

  • After receiving an evaluation of the thesis and any necessary corrections/modifications, the final date of the Viva/Defense will be communicated to the candidate as well as one of the thesis evaluators as an External Examiner.
  • On or before the date of the final defence, the candidate must submit his/her thesis in hardbound (6 copies) to the Examination cell.

Ph.D. Admission Categories & Requirements Ph.D. Admission


Categories & Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Ph.D. programme will be classified into one of the following categories, as determined and recommended by the DRC/CRC.

  • Full-time Scholar of Science
  • Part-time Research Scholar

            a. Internal Research Scholar in Service

            b. External Research Scholar in Service


To be eligible to apply for admission to the Institute's Ph.D. programme, an applicant from the above category must have the following minimum qualifications in relevant areas.

1. Master's degree with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 6.0 on a 10-point scale, or 60% for General, GEN-EWS, and OBC candidates.

The minimum CGPA requirement for SC/ST or PWD candidates may be relaxed to 5.50 on a 10 point scale or 55% marks.

Postgraduate Degree in Basic Science Or Graduate/Postgraduate Degree in Professional Course Selected through any of the following processes:

Scholars chosen through National Eligibility Tests-UGC NET, which includes lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.

The selection process involves National Level Examinations administered by the MHRD and its agencies and institutes such as UGC/IIT/IISc/IISER, among others.

2. B.Tech / B. Arch / B. Pharm degree or equivalent with a GATE / GPAT/NET score (marks) and a minimum CGPA of 7.50 on a 10 point scale or 75% marks, irrespective of category, for candidates other than Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs).

For graduates of CFTIs, the minimum CGPA requirement is reduced to 7.0 on a scale of 10 or 70%.

3. In the event that marks are awarded, the CGPA or percentage of marks in aggregate from all years / semesters will be considered.
If the CGPA is awarded on a scale other than a scale of 10, a proportionate concession to a scale of 10 will be considered.

4. The GATE / GPAT / JRF / NET score (marks) requirement does not apply to candidates in the ISERS, P-ISIRS, or P-ISERS categories.

5. IIT graduates with a CGPA of 8.0 or higher on a 10-point scale are exempt from the GATE/GPAT/JRF/NET requirement.

6. Candidates pursuing Master's programmes in Engineering or Architecture / Planning at the University with a CGPA of 8.50 or higher will be eligible for lateral entry into the Ph.D. programme after completing the first two semesters of the Master's programme.

7. Candidates with an MBBS/BDS degree from an Indian university or institution must have a minimum CGPA of 6.0 on a 10-point scale, or 60% in the qualifying degree, regardless of category.
They are not required to take the GATE/GPAT/JRF/NET.

Candidates with a Master of Surgery (MS)/Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from an Indian university or institute are exempt from the minimum CGPA requirement as well as the GATE / GPAT / JRF / NET.

9. Candidates with a medicine degree from an overseas university or institute must have passed the National Board of Examination's Foreign Medical Graduate Examination.

10. Candidates with Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) / Person of Indian Origin (PIO) status will be treated in the General Category on a par with Indian Nationals.

(1) Candidates in the OBC-NC and Economically Weaker Sections categories must submit a copy of a valid certificate issued by a competent authority after March 31, 2021, as per GOI.

Reservations will be enforced in accordance with GOI guidelines.



  • Candidates must have at least two years of experience in a Government / Semi-Government organization/Public Sector Undertaking, AICTE / UGC recognised educational institute, or a registered company with an annual turnover of more than Rs. Twenty Crores at the time of registration.
    They must obtain permission from their employer to pursue the Ph.D. programme, as well as sufficient leave of absence to complete the course work requirements.
  • This leave of absence requirement is waived for candidates working within 100 kilometres of the institute.
    Candidates in the P-ISIRS category must also be regular employees of the institute.

Please keep in mind that the eligibility requirements listed above are the absolute minimum.
Additional requirements may be imposed by departments or centres.

Reservation is applicable in accordance with existing Government of India policies and as prescribed by the Board of Governors.



  • The examination fee is Rs. 5000/- and the tuition fee for the first year is Rs. 50,000/-.
  • A fee of 50,000/- is payable before the course work examination, as well as a guide fee and a synopsis.
    Before RDC, there is a submission fee of $50,000.
  • The second year course fee is 50,000/-. (Starting of 2nd Year or 3rd Sem)
  • The second year course fee is 50,000/-. (Starting of 4th Sem)
  • 50,000/- for the third year of study (Starting of 3rd Year)
  • Viva Fee of Rs. 20000/- Thesis Submission Fee of Rs. 25,000/-

Note: Any revised fee structure will be uploaded accordingly.
The fee will be charged each semester in accordance with Institute rules/norms in effect at the time.


List of Top National Level PhD Entrance Exams


  • Central Universities Common Entrance Tests (CUCET)
  • VITMEE - Vellore Institute of Technology
  • GPAT - Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test Master's Admissions Exam
  • Institutional Level PhD Entrance Exams RUET - Rama University Entrance Test


How Do I Apply for a PhD?

Students can apply directly online at the university's official website.

Candidates must complete the following steps when submitting an online application form.

  • Visit the University's official website.
  • Locate the notification page.
  • Click the button that says "Apply Online for M.Phil Ph.D. Entrance Exam."
  • Fill in all of the required information in the columns.
  • Then, upload a passport-sized photo (size not more than 200kb).
  • Recheck all of the information on the application form before clicking the submit button.
  • Proceed to pay the entrance fee and registration fee using any available payment method.

Criteria for Selection

  • The selection process is entirely merit-based.
  • The selection process will take place online.
  • Stipulated dates for a written test and/or interview will be communicated to shortlisted candidates by the relevant departments/centers.
    Simultaneously, the dates will be uploaded to each department/portal. center's
  • The prescribed qualifications and experience are the bare minimum required, and simply possessing them will not entitle a candidate to an interview.
  • The Institute's departments and centres reserve the right to limit the number of candidates called for interviews to a reasonable number based on qualifications and/or experience.
  • There is provision to apply in one or more departments or centres.
    As a result, a candidate can apply to one or more departments using a single online application.
  • While applying online, all entries should be carefully completed.
    The University will not be held liable for incorrect entries.
    Candidates are solely responsible for the accuracy and authenticity of the information and documents submitted with their online application.
  • Candidate eligibility in terms of qualification and experience will be calculated / considered based on the closing date of the online application.
  • Candidates must fill out/enter their cumulative grade point average (CGPA) or percentage of marks as issued by their institute/college/university.
    The candidate should not convert their CGPA to a percentage or vice versa.
  • Candidates' online applications will be considered final and binding.
    Correction requests in the online application will not be entertained.
  • Candidates must submit a complete online application in every way.
    For incomplete applications, no correspondence or communication will be entertained.
  • The deadline for submitting an online application will not be extended.
    As a result, no request for application acceptance after the deadline will be entertained, and the University will not be held liable for technical errors made while completing the online application or paying the fee.
    As a result, candidates are advised to submit their applications early rather than waiting until the deadline.
  • Online and offline applications will be scrutinised, and relevant documents will be checked for authenticity.
  • Admission will be granted based on seat availability, faculty in the Specialization, and the Institute Assistantship.
  • Students will be governed by current ordinances and regulations.
  • The Institute reserves the right to cancel a candidate's admission at any stage if he or she is found to be admitted to a course to which he or she is not entitled, being unqualified or ineligible in accordance with the rules and regulations in effect.
  • The Institute reserves the right to verify the candidate's antecedents or documents at any time during their period of study.
    If it is discovered that the candidate's documents are not genuine, his or her admission will be terminated, and disciplinary / criminal proceedings will be initiated.
  • Candidates must ensure that they meet all of the eligibility requirements.
    Their admission will be purely provisional, pending confirmation that they meet the prescribed eligibility requirements.
    The mere distribution of call letters to candidates does not imply that their candidacy has been approved.
  • All candidates are encouraged to visit the Institute's website on a regular basis for updated information.

Syllabus for PhD Admission and Course Work

  • The syllabus for PhD courses varies depending on the specialisation chosen by the candidates.
  • PhD programmes include both traditional academic classroom sessions and research projects.
  • In PhD programmes, research is very important.
  • A PhD program's structure includes course work, a qualifying examination, research proposal preparation, and thesis work.

FAQs Regarding the PhD Program

Q.1 - How do I apply for Ph.D. admission to the university?

ANSWER: - The Ph.D. and M.Phil. programmes at this prestigious university are strictly governed by the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D./M.Phil. Degrees) (1st Amendment) Regulations, 2018 and subsequent amendments.
The entire admissions process for research programmes consists of a Research Entrance Exam (RET) followed by an Interview/Viva Voce.
A candidate's performance in the RET is given 70% weightage, with the remaining 30% weightage given to his/her performance in the Interview.


Q.2 - What are the options for pursuing M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes at the university level?

ANSWER: - The University offers both full-time and part-time options for Ph.D. programmes, but only full-time options for M.Phil. programmes in the desired subjects/fields.
These high-quality, prolific research programmes are available in a wide variety of fields/subjects.
In general, the minimum time-duration of M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes at university is 1.5 years and 3 years, respectively.


Q.3 - Are Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees granted by any university recognised internationally?

ANSWER: Of course, yes.
If the university is duly recognised under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act of 1956 and is a prestigious member of the AIU (the Association of Indian Universities).
Its M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in various fields/subjects are recognised throughout India and the world.


Q.4 - What are the main eligibility requirements for taking the University Research Entrance Exam (RET)?

ANSWER: The main eligibility requirements for participating in the RET are as follows:
- A rigorous Master's Degree in the proposed subject/field from any recognised university/institution in India or abroad, with at least 55% aggregate marks or an equivalent grade.
Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Differently-abled categories are given a 5% relaxation in respect of this eligibility criterion.
Candidates with an M.Phil. degree in the proposed field/subject, or have qualified the UGC (JRF) Examinations/ NET/ SET/ SELT, etc., will be allowed to appear directly for the interview, without appearing in the RET.
Impressive academic records, and any prior experience in research works, will be given additional advantages.


Q.5 - What relaxations are granted to the reserved categories for Ph.D. Admission to the University?

ANSWER: - Candidates belonging to the categories of SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, and so on, are given all relaxations prescribed by the Govt. of India and the UGC.
These relaxations are provided in form of 5% reduced marks for them at post graduation, and also in the minimum qualifying marks at RET.
Thus, candidates belonging to these categories only need to score a minimum of 45% marks at RET, to qualify for the final interview.


Q.6 - How will be the pattern of RET?

ANSWER: - The syllabus or pattern of RET consists of subject-specific matters, and research methodology and aptitude (covering logical reasoning, numerical ability, analytical reasoning, statistics, etc). (covering logical reasoning, numerical ability, analytical reasoning, statistics, etc.).

Thus, RET will contain a total of 70 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) (MCQs).


Q.7 - Are M.Phil. Holders/UGC- NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET/ GATE exempted from appearing at RET?

ANSWER: - Yes.
The holders of M.Phil. degree in their respective fields/subjects are made exempt from appearing in RET.
The same is the situation in cases of the aspiring candidates who have qualified exams like UGC-NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET/ GATE, etc.


Q.8 - How is the application fee paid?

ANSWER: - The Application Fee (i.e. the fee for getting participated in RET) can be paid online or offline, like the Application Form.
Payment Modes: DD (in Favor of the University) / NEFT/ Cash Deposit.


Q.9 - Do working candidates require to obtain NOC from employers for pursuing research at any University?

ANSWER: - Yes, necessarily.
Working Professionals those are interested in research at any University are required to obtain the NOC (No Objection Certificate) from their respective employers, in order to avert any intrusion ever during the entire doctoral course.


Q.10 - Does an M.Phil. holder require to undergo Ph.D. course work?

ANSWER: - Yes.
M.Phil. holders are again required to undergo the coursework in Ph.D. at some Universities.
However, their prior knowledge in the field/subject will be very supportive to them for learning and performing efficiently during the Ph.D. programme.


Q.11 - Can I pay the yearly program/course fee in instalments?

ANSWER: - Yes, you can pay the yearly course fee as many as in two instalments, but well within the yearly session.


Q.12 - Does Any University provide any scholarship or stipend to pursuing scholars?

ANSWER: Of course, yes.
Many Universities does offer scholarship as well as stipend to the meritorious and talented candidates who undertake research studies at the University.
Scholarships are granted to those candidates who come under top 21 by scoring higher marks in RET and interview.
And, stipends are provided to those scholars who also give lectures to UG or PG students at the University, in addition to doing their Ph.D. coursework.
The amount of monthly stipend will be commensurate with candidate’s qualification and capabilities and may go up to Rs. 20,000.


Q.13 - What other many facilities are provided to research scholars at the University Campus?

ANSWER: - All necessary and constructive resources, amenities, and facilities are offered by well-established and prestigious University to the research scholars in various streams/subjects.
These facilities include the following - spacious and peaceful study rooms, erudite and well-experienced academicians and research experts, Wi-Fi and diverse IT devices, state-of-the-art laboratories, well-stocked libraries, lavish R&D amenities, separate amenities for lodging and foods for male and female candidates, peaceful and constructive environment within the university campus, and many other comforting and convenient facilities and services.