Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development – RGNIYD PhD Admission 2023-24: Dates, Application

RGNIYD PhD Admission
RGNIYD PhD Admission

RGNIYD PhD Admission 2023-24: Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu invites application for PhD Admission 2023-24.

Check full details on RGNIYD PhD Admission 2023-24 here.

RGNIYD PhD Programs

ProgrammeCampusFull time / Part time
Applied PsychologySriperumbudur, Tamil NaduFull time / Part time
Computer Science (AI & ML)Sriperumbudur, Tamil NaduFull time / Part time
Computer Science (Cyber Security)Sriperumbudur, Tamil NaduFull time / Part time
Computer Science (Data Science)Sriperumbudur, Tamil NaduFull time / Part time
Development StudiesChandigarhFull time
EnglishSriperumbudur, Tamil NaduFull time / Part time
Public AdministrationChandigarhFull time / Part time
Social WorkSriperumbudur, Tamil NaduFull time / Part time
SociologySriperumbudur, Tamil NaduFull time

PhD Seat Matrix 2023-24

S.NoPh.D. ProgrammesGeneralEWSOBCSCSTTotal
1Ph.D. Applied Psychology1 (PWD)01103
2Ph.D. Computer Science (AI & ML)2 (1PWD)01104
3Ph.D. Computer Science (Cyber Security)201014
4Ph.D. Computer Science (Data Science)111104
5Ph.D. Development Studies211004
6Ph.D. English201104
7Ph.D. Public Administration211116
8Ph.D. Social Work202116
9Ph.D. Sociology212005

Fellowship Details (Non-JRF)

For full-time scholars (Non-JRF scholars) monthly institute fellowship of Rs.13,000/- and contingency amount of Rs.24,000/-per annum will be provided for three years.

RGNIYD PhD Admission 2023-24 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who have completed PG / M.Phil. programme with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or equivalent qualification from a foreign educational institution accredited by an assessment and accreditation agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of the educational institution.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time.

Subject Wise Criteria

ProgrammeEligibility Criteria
Applied PsychologyMaster’s Degree / M.Phil. in Psychology, Applied Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and other branches of Psychology
Computer Science (AI & ML), (Cyber Security), (Data Science)Master’s Degree / M.Phil. in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Applications, or allied subjects
Development StudiesMaster’s Degree / M.Phil. or equivalent degree in Social Sciences
EnglishMaster’s Degree / M.Phil. in English or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline of English
Public AdministrationMaster’s Degree / M.Phil. in Public Administration, Political Science, Development Administration, Local Governance, Public Policy, Public Policy and Governance, International Relations, Peace Studies, Defence and Strategic Studies, Law / Legal Studies, Women Studies / Gender Studies, Human Rights, Disaster Management, Environmental Management, Climate Change, Development Studies
Social WorkMaster’s Degree / M.Phil. in Social Work
SociologyMaster’s Degree / M.Phil. in Sociology and allied subjects like Anthropology, Development Studies, Public Administration, Social Work, History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Interdisciplinary Studies

Ph.D. through Part-time Mode

  • The candidates who are willing to do Part-time Ph.D. shall obtain a “No Objection Certificate” from the head of the institution / organization where the candidate is currently employed, clearly stating that:
    • i. The candidate is permitted to pursue studies on a part-time basis.
    • ii. His/her official duties permit him/her to devote sufficient time for research.
    • iii. If required, he/she will be relieved from the duty to complete the course work.
  • The candidates are requested to upload the same at the time of application. If not available at the time of application, an undertaking may be uploaded at the time of application and it is mandatory to produce the same at the time of interview if called.

RGNIYD PhD Admission 2023-24 Selection Process

Selection will be based on PhD entrance test & Interview.

Ph.D. Entrance Test exempted candidates

  • Candidates who have cleared UGC Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and whose fellowship is valid in the academic year 2023-24 are exempted from Ph.D. entrance test.
  • UGC JRF candidates are required to register themselves in the link provided below with application fee (non-refundable).
  • UGC JRF candidates will be called directly for the interview and the candidates have to appear for the interview in person.

Ph.D. Entrance Test conducted by RGNIYD & Admission Procedure:

  • All other candidates who do not have UGC JRF must write Ph.D. entrance test conducted by RGNIYD on 24.09.2023.
  • Students who have secured 50% marks in the entrance test conducted by RGNIYD are eligible to be called for the interview.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks will be allowed in the entrance examination for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/differently-abled category and Economically Weaker Section (EWS).
  • RGNIYD will decide the number of eligible students to be called for an interview based on the number of Ph.D. seats available.
  • The selection of candidates will be based on the entrance test conducted by the RGNIYD, a weightage of 70% for the entrance test and 30% for the performance in the interview/viva- voce shall be given. Candidates may also be requested to submit the research proposal at the time of the interview.

Entrance Details

  • Entrance test will consist of 60 MCQ’s.
  • 30 MCQs from Research Methodology [PG Level syllabus] and 30 MCQs from concerned subject [UGC NET syllabus].
  • Duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

Exam Centers

RGNIYD will conduct the Ph.D. entrance test in the following places:

  • RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
  • RGNIYD, Regional Centre Chandigarh
  • Gauhati University, Assam

Ph.D. Interview

Ph.D. interviews (in person) for the Department of Development Studies and Department of Public Administration will be held in Chandigarh.

For all other Departments the interview (in person) will be held in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.

RGNIYD PhD Admission 2023-24 Important Dates

Online Application Starts on18.08.2023
Last Date of Application11.09.2023
The lists of eligible candidates will be uploaded on15.09.2023
Date of Entrance Test24.09.2023

RGNIYD PhD Admission 2023-24 Application Process

  • The online application link is https://rgniydadm.samarth.edu.in/
  • The change of exam center for the Ph.D. entrance will not be entertained. While applying for Ph.D. programmes, the candidates shall be required to upload the scanned copy of their document/certificates.
  • The candidates are requested to visit the website from time to time for any updates regarding the Ph.D. entrance test, Exam Centers and related information.
  • Intimation on “Interview” indicating the date, time & venue will be communicated in the RGNIYD Website.
  • Individual communication will not be entertained. 

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
For General / EWS and OBCRs.500/-
For SC/ST/PWDRs.200/-

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Application FormClick Here
RGNIYD WebsiteClick Here