Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2023-24: Dates, Application, Results

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Pondicherry University PhD Admission
Pondicherry University PhD Admission

Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2023-24 – Pondicherry University (Central University) invites application for PhD Admission for the academic year 2023-24 Based on PU Entrance Examinations – 2023.

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

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Pondicherry University PhD Programs

List of PhD subjects offered

  • Adult & Continuing Education
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Asian Christian Studies
  • Banking Technology
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science & Engineering/ Computer Science
  • Disaster Management
  • Drama & Theatre Arts
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology & Environmental Sciences
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronic Media
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Technology
  • European Studies
  • Food Science and Nutrition
  • Food Science and Technology
  • French
  • Green Energy Technology
  • Hindi
  • History
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Library & Information Science
  • Management
  • Marine Biology
  • Mass Communication
  • Maritime Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Nanoscience & Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education & Sports
  • Physics
  • Politics & International Studies, Political Science and Public Administration
  • Sanskrit
  • Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Women’s Studies
  • Southern Asia Studies
  • Statistics
  • Tamil
  • Tourism Studies

Intake Capacity

PhD Adult & Continuing Education
PhD Anthropology04
PhD Applied Psychology
PhD Asian Christian Studies
PhD Banking Technology54
PhD Biochemistry & Molecular Biology16
PhD Bioinformatics23
PhD Biotechnology24
PhD Chemistry53
PhD Commerce16
PhD Computer Science & Engineering/ Computer Science72
PhD Disaster Management24
PhD Drama & Theatre Arts04
PhD Earth Sciences23
PhD Ecology & Environmental Sciences12
PhD Economics08
PhD Education06
PhD Electronic Media12
PhD Mass Communication
PhD Electronics & Communication Engineering08
PhD English
PhD Environmental Technology04
PhD European Studies
PhD Food Science and Nutrition/ PhD Food Science & Technology10
PhD French
PhD Green Energy Technology34
PhD Hindi
PhD History06
PhD International Business30
PhD Law14
PhD Library & Information Science
PhD Management29
PhD Marine Biology08
PhD Maritime Studies
PhD Mathematics15
PhD Microbiology08
PhD Nanoscience & Technology09
PhD Philosophy06
PhD Physical Education & Sports28
PhD Physics16
PhD Politics & International Studies, PhD Political Science and Public Administration –
PhD Sanskrit
PhD Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy03
PhD Social Work02
PhD Sociology03
PhD South Asian Studies04
PhD Women’s Studies02
PhD Southern Asia Studies
PhD Statistics16
PhD Tamil06
PhD Tourism Studies

For intake of Affiliated Colleges and Institutes refer to brochure.

Eligibility Criteria for Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2023-24

  • Candidates who have studied under 10+2+3+2 pattern of education (or 10+2+5) and qualified for the Master’s Degree in the subject concerned or in an allied subject and have qualifications as prescribed by the regulations for the subject concerned under all the Schools/ Departments/ Centres of Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Commerce, Science, Education, Fine Arts and Languages and such other disciplines of Pondicherry University, or a degree accepted as equivalent by the University securing a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent grade).
  • Candidates who have studied under 10+2 pattern of education and qualified for the Master’s degree in the Schools/ Faculty of Law, Engineering and Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary Science or the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Master of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine/Dentistry/Paramedical of this University or any other University, through regular full time study, recognized by this University securing a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent grade).
  • Candidates who have studied under 10+2 pattern of education and qualified for the Degree of Master of Science of three-year duration in the School/ Faculty of Medicine of this University or of any other university recognized by this University securing a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent grade).
  • Candidates of Indian origin or overseas students who have qualified for a Master’s degree of an accredited overseas university securing a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent grade).
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled categories.

For detailed eligibility criteria refer to information brochure.

Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2023-24 Important Dates

Online Registration starts on8th June 2023
Last Date for Online Registration29th June 2023

Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2023-24 Application Process

  • Candidate can fill Application form online through the University Website.
  • Read instructions carefully before filling application form.
  • Apply separately for each programme.
  • Fill in all columns with complete and correct information after going through the Information Brochure. Incomplete/ false/ wrong information will entail rejection of application. Any claim based on wrong information, wrong course code, category (OBC/ SC/ ST/ EWS/ Gen), etc. will not be entertained at a later stage.
  • After proper filling of the application form and payment of fee online, candidates can download their printable application from the University website by following the instructions therein.

Application Fee


Selection Process

  • The admission to the Ph.D Programmes shall be made as per the following criteria:
    • Entrance Exam – 70 %
    • Personal Interview & Academic Record – 30 %
  • Candidates who have secured 50% marks in the entrance test will be eligible to be called for interview.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks will be allowed in the entrance examination for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/ differently-abled category, Economically Weaker Section (EWS).

Pondicherry University PhD Entrance Exam Details

  • The entrance examination will be of 2 hours duration.
  • Syllabus Pattern for Entrance Examination
    • Research Methodology – 50 %
    • Subject Specific – 50 %

Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2023-24 Results

Shortlisted Candidates

CourseShortlisted Candidates for Interview 
Ph.D. ANTHROPOLOGYProvisional Interview List
PH.D BIOTECHNOLOGYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. BIOINFORMATICSProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. COMMERCEProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERINGProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. CHEMISTRYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. ECONOMICSProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. ENGLISHProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. EARTH SCIENCESProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. FRENCHProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. HISTORYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. HINDIProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. MANAGEMENTProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. MATHEMATICSProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. MARINE BIOLOGYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. PHILOSOPHYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORTSProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. PHYSICSProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. SOCIOLOGYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. TAMILProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. WOMEN’S STUDIESProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. MICROBIOLOGYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. DRAMA & THEATRE ARTSProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. TOURISM STUDIESProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. BANKING TECHNOLOGYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. STATISTICSProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. SOUTH ASIAN STUDIESProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. EDUCATIONProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. FOOD SCIENCE & NUTRITIONProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. SOCIAL WORKProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. ELECTRONIC MEDIAProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. MASS COMMUNICATIONProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. GREEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGYProvisional Interview List
Ph.D. NANOSCIENCE & TECHNOLOGYProvisional Interview List

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Pondicherry University WebsiteClick Here

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Last Date for Online Registration (Extended)30 November 2022

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