Bangalore University PhD Admission 2023-24: Application Form, Dates, Entrance, Results

Bangalore University PhD Admission
Bangalore University PhD Admission

Bangalore University PhD Admission 2023-24: Bangalore University, Bengaluru, invites applications for PhD admission in various subjects for the academic year 2023-24.

Check full details on Bangalore University PhD Admission 2023-24 here.

Bangalore University PhD Programs

  • PhD Kannada
  • PhD Hindi
  • PhD Telugu
  • PhD Sanskrit
  • PhD English
  • PhD Urdu
  • PhD Social Work
  • PhD Women Studies
  • PhD Journalism & Mass Communication
  • PhD History
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Political Science
  • PhD Performing Arts
  • PhD Sociology
  • PhD Apparel Technology & Management
  • PhD Biochemistry
  • PhD Botany
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD Computer Science & Application
  • PhD Electronic Science
  • PhD Electronic Media
  • PhD Environmental Science
  • PhD Geology
  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD Life Science
  • PhD Statistics
  • PhD Zoology
  • PhD Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • PhD Geography
  • PhD Psychology
  • PhD Commerce
  • PhD Management
  • PhD Education
  • PhD Law

PhD Seats

Kannada BUB 31
Kannada PG Center Vijayanagara 06
Hindi 02
Telugu 04
Sanskrit 06
English 29
Urdu 04
Social Work 04
Women Studies 15
Journalism & Mass Communication 08
History 08
Economics 14
Political Science 07
Performing Arts 06
Sociology 08
Apparel Technology & Management 04
Biochemistry 08
Botany 11
Chemistry 15
Computer Science & Application 08
Electronic Science 20
Electronic Media 02
Environmental Science 03
Geology 14
Mathematics 05
Physics 38
Life Science 05
Statistics 10
Zoology 11
Microbiology & Biotechnology 42
Geography 11
Psychology 12
Education 04
Law 34
Commerce BUB 04
Commerce PG Center St. Claret College 08
Commerce PG Center St. Francies De Sales College 04
Management BUB 02
Management PG Center Acharya Bangalore B School 54

Bangalore University PhD Admission 2023-24 Important Dates

Start of Application form submission17 April 2023
Last date to apply (without fine)02 May 2023
Last date to apply (with a fine of Rs. 200/-)10 May 2023
Last date for submission of hard Copy of Application17 May 2023
Entrance Test Date16 July 2023
Announcement of key answersDeclared
Announcement of provisional Eligibility List of qualified candidatesDeclared

Bangalore University PhD Admission 2023-24 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have a Master’s degree from a UGC-recognized educational institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution with at least 55% aggregate/equivalent grade points.
  • A maximum relaxation of 5% marks (55% to 50%) may be allowed for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Cat-I/OBC/PwD and others specified by the government from time-to-time.

Bangalore University PhD Admission 2023-24 Application Process

Procedure for Online Submission of Application Form:

  • Candidates should visit and access the application form from the BU website.
  • Candidates must fill up all the required details in the Application Form and submit it online.
  • To complete the registration process, candidates must upload a valid scanned copy of their recent passport size photo and signature.
  • The Hall ticket will only be generated for candidates who have paid the fees online.
  • Once the application is successfully submitted online, a confirmation e-mail containing the user name and password, along with other instructions, will be sent to the registered e-mail address of the candidate.
  • Candidates must download and retain two sets of duly filled-in application forms, one for their reference and one to be sent by Speed Post/Courier/By hand to the Chairperson/Coordinator (concerned Department), Jnanabharathi Campus, Bangalore University, Bengaluru – 560 056.
  • Incomplete/ineligible applications and applications received after the last date shall automatically be rejected, and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
  • The admission tickets of eligible candidates shall be available for download on a specified date to be notified on the website. Candidates can download the ticket by entering their date of birth or mobile number.


The following documents must be scanned and attached to the application form:

  • Copies of statement of marks of Master’s degree/M.Phil. degree course work Part-I, II, III & IV examinations (wherever applicable).
  • Copy of the Caste certificate in case of SC/ST/CAT-I and caste cum income certificates in the case of Category-1/11-A/I1-B/I11-A/III-B candidates in the case of HK reservation Hyderabad Karnataka region certificate/ Persons with Disabilities (PwD) certificate indicating the percentage of disability of candidates.
  • Document pertaining to UGC/CSIR-JRF/NET/KSET/SLET/GATE (with validity period with required score)/ Recognized young researchers by DST, UGC, CSIR/AICTE, QIP/INSPIRE/DBT/National Funding Agencies/M. Phil (Regular Mode)/ Teachers with QIP/ Foreign candidates fulfilling the requirement of eligibility vide of Ph.D. Regulations 2016 (Amendment 2023) (wherever applicable).
  • Scanned copy of the latest passport size photograph on the application form.
  • Proof of having paid the required fees i.e. online receipt.
  • Selected candidates must also submit Migration Certificate (for candidates outside Karnataka) and Eligibility Certificate (for Foreign Students) at the time of registration.
  • It is important to note that if any candidate provides false information about their educational credentials, income, caste, etc., the University has the right to cancel their application and register a criminal case with the Police.

Application Fee

Category Fees
General and OBC Rs. 3,000/-
SC/ST/CAT-I (income less than Rs. 2,50,000/- per annum) Rs. 1,500/-
Foreign Nationals Rs. 10,000/-

Selection Process

Selection will be based on entrance test.

Exemptions from Entrance Test

Candidates who have cleared UGC/CSIR-JRF/NET/ KSET/SLET/ GATE (with validity period with required score)/Recognized young researchers by DST, UGC, CSIR/AICTE, QIP/INSPIRE/ DBT/National Funding Agencies/M.Phil (Regular Mode)/ Teachers with QIP/Foreign candidates are exempted from the entrance test.

However, eligible candidates who have qualified in UGC/CSIR/ JRF/AICTE/ QIP/DST/ INSPIRE/National Level Funded Projects with fellowships and ICCR sponsored foreign nationals may apply at any time to the university for admission to the Ph.D. programme.

Consolidated Merit List

Entrance Category

  • Entrance Marks – 50%,
  • Subject Marks – 50%,
  • overall minimum aggregate – 55% (50% for SC/ST/Cat-I/OBC/PWD)

Non-Entrance Category

  • The merit list of the candidates who have cleared UGC/CSIR-JRF/NET/KSET/ SLET/GATE (with validity period with required score)/ Recognized young researchers by DST, UGC, CSIR/AICTE/QIP/ INSPIRE/DBT/National Funding Agencies, etc. shall be prepared in that order based on marks secured at Post-Graduate Level.

Bangalore University PhD Entrance Test

  • The University will conduct an Entrance Test of 120 minutes duration for a maximum of 100 marks.
  • The syllabus for the entrance test shall consist of 10% questions from research methodology and 90% shall be subject-specific.
  • The questions will be 50 with multiple choices, carrying 2 marks each.
  • Candidates must secure 50% marks in the entrance test to be eligible for admission to the Ph.D. programme.
  • Syllabus for Ph.D. Entrance Examination 2023

Bangalore University PhD Admission 2023-24 Results

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Application FormClick Here
Bangalore University WebsiteClick Here
Previous Admissions

Bangalore University PhD Admission 2019

Important Dates

Online Application forms Available on the website06th June 2019
Last date to apply without fine1st July 2019
Last date to apply with fine18th July 2019
Last date of receipt of hard copy of application send to University23rd July, 2019
Date of Entrance Test18th August 2019
Announcement of key answers23rd August 2019
Date of Counselling/Commencement16th October 2019
Commencement of Course work18th November 2019