Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2023-24: Dates, Application, Entrance

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission
Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2023-24: Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab invites online application for PhD admission for the academic session 2023-24.

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

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Programs

Departments offering PhD Programs

  • Faculty of Arts and Culture
    • Department of Dance
    • Department of Fine Arts
    • Department of Gurmat Sangeet
    • Department of Gurmat Gyan Online Study Centre
    • Department of Music
    • Department of Theatre & Television
  • Faculty of Business Studies
    • School of Management Studies
    • Department of Commerce
    • Department of Applied Management
    • Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management
  • Faculty of Education and Information Science
    • Department of Education and community Service
    • Department of Journalism& Mass Communications
    • Department of Library and Information Science
    • Department of Physical Education
    • Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS)
  • Faculty of Engineering
    • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
    • Department of Mechanical Engineering
    • Department of Civil Engineering.
    • Department of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Languages
    • Department of English
    • Department of Hindi
    • Department of Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography
    • Department of Persian, Urdu and Arabic
    • Department of Punjabi
    • Department of Sanskrit and Pali
    • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Faculty of Law
    • Department of Law
    • Punjab School of Law
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
    • Department of Biotechnology & Food Technology
    • Department of Botany
    • Department of Human Genetics
    • Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
    • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research
    • Department of Physiotherapy
    • Department of Sports Science
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
    • Department of Chemistry
    • Department of Forensic Science
    • Department of Geography
    • Department of Mathematic
    • Department of Physics
    • Department of Statistics
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Department of Defence and Strategic Studies
    • Department of Economics
    • Department of History
    • Department of Philosophy
    • Department of Political Science
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Public Administration
    • Department of Religious Studies
    • Department of Social Work
    • Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology
    • Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies
    • Women Study Centre
    • School of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Computing Sciences
    • Department of Computer Science

PhD Subjects

  • PhD Biotechnology
  • PhD Botany
  • PhD Business Management
  • PhD Civil Engineering
  • PhD Chemistry
  • PhD Commerce
  • PhD Computer Science & Engineering
  • PhD Computer Science
  • PhD Dance
  • PhD Defence and Strategic Studies
  • PhD Economics
  • PhD Education and Community Services
  • PhD Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • PhD English
  • PhD Environmental Sciences
  • PhD Fine Arts
  • PhD Forensic Science
  • PhD Geography
  • PhD Gurmat Sangeet
  • PhD Hindi
  • PhD History
  • PhD Human Genetics
  • PhD Journalism & Mass Communications
  • PhD Law
  • PhD Library and Information Science
  • PhD Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography
  • PhD Mathematics
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD Music (Vocal &Instrumental)
  • PhD Persian
  • PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PhD Philosophy
  • PhD Physical Education
  • PhD Physics
  • PhD Physiotherapy
  • PhD Political Science
  • PhD Psychology
  • PhD Public Administration
  • PhD Punjabi
  • PhD Religious Studies
  • PhD Sanskrit
  • PhD Social Work
  • PhD Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • PhD Sports Science
  • PhD Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies
  • PhD Statistics
  • PhD Theatre & Television
  • PhD Tourism, Hospitality & Hotel Management
  • PhD Urdu
  • PhD Zoology
  • PhD Punjabi Literary Studies

Tentative Seats 2023-24

SubjectTentative number of slots for Ph.D.
Applied Management15
Business Management00
Civil Engineering2.5
Computer Science & Engineering27
Computer Science16.5
Defence and Strategic Studies07
Education and Community Services00
Electronics & Communication Engg.20
Environmental Sciences06
Fine Arts09
Forensic Science04
Gurmat Sangeet#
Human Genetics04
Journalism & Mass Communications00
Library and Information Science03
Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography2.5
Mechanical Engineering20
Music (Instrumental) & Music (Vocal)08
Pharmaceutical Sciences77
Physical Education02
Political Science00
Public Administration02
Religious Studies1.5
Social Work10
Sociology and Social Anthropology03
Sports Science03
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies01
Theatre & Television#
Tourism, Hospitality & Hotel Mgmt.05

# Entrance Test will be held for all the subjects (# Except Theatre & Television & Gurmat Sangeet)

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2023-24 Eligibility Criteria

  • First Class Master Degree in Pharmacy (M.Pharm)/Engineering and Technology (M.Tech.)
  • For all other Subjects – Master’s degree in the concerned/allied subject (as determined by the Departmental Research Board) with 55% marks at Masters Degree (without rounding off) or its equivalent Grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent Grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed). (A relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of Grade, is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled (provided they have 40% physical disability).
  • M.Phil./M.Litt. Degree with B+ or equivalent. OR
  • In case of Defence Personnel who have obtained Master’s Degree on the basis of staff-college, registration will be allowed if the candidate has obtained at least 60% marks in the Master’s Degree. OR
  • Candidates who have passed C.A./I.C.W.A./Company Secretary Examinations are eligible for getting registered for Ph.D. Degree.

For doing Ph.D. in the Science Departments the candidate should have passed regular M. Sc. Degree from U.G.C. recognised University. Candidates with M.Sc. through Distance Education will not be eligible for admission to Ph.D. Degree in the Science Departments.

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2023-24 Important Dates

Online Registration Without Late Fee07 August 2023
Online Registration With Late Fee14 August 2023 Upto 5:00 PM
Late date of filling/editing the Form16 August 2023 Upto 5:00 PM
Download Admit Card17 August 2023 Upto 5:00 PM
Date of Entrance Test21 August 2023
Uploading of Answer Keys21 August 2023 Upto 7:00 PM
Submission of Objections by Candidates23 August 2023 Upto 7:00 PM
Declaration of Result (Tentative)06 September 2023 After 5:00 PM
Interview/Counseling Date11 September 2023 From 9:00 AM onwards

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2023-24 Application Process

  • Candidates can fill application online through the official website https://pupadmissions.ac.in/
  • Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. programme in more than one subject shall be required to fill a separate Application Form for each subject and pay Application Fee separately.

Steps for filling the online application

  • Step-1 Registration
  • Step 2 Fill Online Application Form
  • Step 3 Edit Your Application Form (if Need)
  • Step 4 Print the Form

Important Checklist

  • No document is to be attached with online application form.
  • On the day of interview, the candidates are advised to bring the following documents:
    • Printout of the filled online Application Form.
    • Self attested Photocopies of all certificates regarding Date of Birth, Detailed Marks Cards (DMC) of all examinations and Character certificate from the institution last attended.
    • Gap Year Certificate (if any)
    • Necessary Certificate from employer (for employed candidates only)
    • Residence/ Domicile Certificate
    • Certificate for availing the benefit of a reserved category/additional seat (Latest and signed by the competent issuing authorities).
    • Any other document supporting your candidature as per University Online Handbook of Information.

Application Fee

CategoryFees (Without Late Fees)Fees (With Late Fees)
SC/ ST CandidatesRs. 1400/-Rs. 2900/-
General and all other CandidatesRs. 2000/-Rs. 3500/-

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission Procedure

The admission to Ph.D. Programme during the academic session 2023-2024 will be on the basis of common Entrance Test conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala.

The following category of candidates may be exempted from this Entrance Test:

  • Candidates who have qualified UGC-CSIR NET (JRF)/SLET (Punjab State)/GATE/GPAT examinations.
  • The Holders of teacher fellowships.
  • Direct Awardees of Fellowships from Govt. Agencies like DBT/DST/ICMR/ ICAR/INSPIRE/RGNF/MANF fellowships. (Students appointed in the project sponsored by above agencies are not exempted from Entrance Test)
  • Foreign students sponsored by Government of India agencies like ICCR, Ministry of HRD, etc. and foreign students sponsored by their respective Governments/Embassies. Other Foreign students residing outside India (Foreign Pass Port holders) who wish to seek admission directly (without any sponsorship) to Ph.D. Programme.

Admission Criteria

  • The admission to Ph.D. Programme will be on the basis of common Entrance Test conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala & interview.
  • The Entrance Test for Ph.D. Programme is an eligibility test for short-listing the applicant for purpose of consideration by the Department. Merely qualifying the Ph.D. Eligibility Test will not entitle the student to secure admission to Ph.D. Programme.
  • All candidates who qualify the Entrance Test must appear in the interview in the concerned department.
  • A Merit List shall be prepared by each Department after the Ph.D. Entrance Test and interview as per the following criteria:
    • Marks obtained in Entrance Test – 70%
    • Interview – 15%
    • Writing Skill Test (Ph.D. Proposal/ Summary/ Extempore Assignment.) – 15%

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Entrance Test Details

Entrance Test Scheme

The question paper will consist of two sections.

Section A50 objective/multiple choice questionsResearch Methodology
Section B50 objective/multiple choice questionsPG syllabus and UGC NET/CSIR/GATE syllabus of the respective subject of Punjabi University, Patiala


Each question will carry one mark. There is no negative marking.

Qualifying Marks

CategoryQualifying Marks
For SC/ST/Physically handicapped45 % Marks
For Others50 % marks

Centre for Entrance Test

Centre for PhD Entrance test will be Punjabi University, Patiala Campus.

Candidates those who qualify the entrance test must appear in the interview.

Date and Time

The date and time of conduct of Entrance Test will be notified later on the website www.pupadmissions.ac.in

Syllabus for Entrance Test

The Entrance Test would be based on Research Methodology and Core papers out of the current post graduate syllabus and UGC NET/CSIR/GATE syllabus of the respective subject of Punjabi University, Patiala.

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2023-24 Results

Punjabi University PhD Admission 2023-24 Results will be declared as per schedule. Result will be updated here as it is available.

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Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2022-23 Important Dates

Online Registration (Without Late Fee)01-09-2022
Online Registration With Late Fee of Rs. 1500/-07-09-2022
Late date of filling/editing the Form08-09-2022 (05:00 pm)
Download Admit card09-09-2022
Entrance Test12-09-2022
Declaration of Result27-09-2022

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2021-22

Important Dates

Last Date of Filling the form (Without Late Fee)25-08-2021
Last Date of Filling the form With Late Fee of Rs. 1500/-31-08-2021
Late date of filling/editing the Form01-09-2021 (05:00 pm)
Download Admit card03-09-2021
Entrance Test08-09-2021
Declaration of Result20-09-2021

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2020-21

Important Dates

Last Date of Filling the form (Without Late Fee)15 Oct 2020
Last Date of Filling the form With Late Fee of Rs. 1500/-31 Dec 2020
Download Admit card01 Jan 2021
Entrance Test05 Jan 2021
Declaration of Result15 Jan 2021
Interview/Counselling22 Jan 2021