AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2023 (Jan): Dates, Application Form

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2023 (Jan) – All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal invites online applications for PhD admission for 2023 (Jan) Session.

Check full details on AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2023 (Jan) below here.

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Programs

Seat Category

There are two types of seats available

  • (Category A) FA = Fellowship Seats available in the Project (minimum 24 months)
  • (Category B) OF = Own Govt. Fellowship


  • Fellowship shall be paid for 24 months as mentioned against each Project.
  • Fellowship period can be extended if the project gets extended with the provision of fellowship or PI can arrange fellowship from any other project if available.
  • Candidate are allowed to apply for Govt. fellowship after joining Ph.D. at AIIMS Bhopal and can avail the fellowship if awarded for both option (A & B) however, only one fellowship/ stipend can be availed at one time.

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2023 (Jan) Important Dates

Start of Submission of Application Form07 Jan 2023
Last Date of Submission of Application Form20 Jan 2023 (05 PM)
Date of Entrance & Interview30-31 Jan 2023

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2023 (Jan) Eligibility Criteria

General Eligibility

  • Eligibility for Ph.D. course– Non-Sponsored
    • A candidate seeking admission to the course of study leading to the award of a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy must possess at least one of the following qualifications:
    • Medical qualification: MBBS/BDS with minimum 55% aggregate marks or MD/MS/MDS/DM/M.Ch in the subject concerned or Diplomate of National Board of Examination. Candidates who have obtained any of these degrees from medical colleges which are not recognized by the Medical Council of India shall not be eligible to apply.
    • Non-Medical – For nonmedical candidates eligibility shall be Master’s Degree (two years course) awarded by Indian Universities or equivalent in the subject as per requirement of the project. Candidates holding M.Sc. (Other than M.Sc. Nursing) M.Tech. degree & BAMS will be eligible for the Non-Medical Qualification Category.
    • Candidate possessing Master’s Degree through distant learning course shall not be eligible.
    • Candidate having eligibility under non-medical category should have at least 55% marks in the last eligibility examination qualified. 
  • Desired Qualifications
    • The non-medical candidates should have preferably qualified in any one of the following national entrance tests in the last 2 years:
      • Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF
      • ICMR – JRF
      • ICMR- SRF
      • DBT – JRF
      • DBT – SRF
      • NBHM screening test o INSPIRE fellowship
      • UGC – JRF
      • UGC – SRF
      • CSIR – JRF
      • CSIR– SRF
      • DST/SERB – JRF
      • DST/SERB– SRF


  • Candidates who have qualified in above said examinations leading to award of fellowships will be given special weightage in the entrance examination as detailed in method of selection part of guidelines.
  • Candidates working under Central Govt./Semi Govt./Autonomous organization should submit their applications through proper channel i.e. employer. They will be required to submit a ‘No Objection Certificate” from their employer before they are allowed to join the Ph.D. Course.
  • The candidates, who are likely to complete requisite qualification and degree on closing date of application, may also apply. However, the candidates who are completing their requisite qualification after closing date of applications are not eligible to take up this examination.
  • Applicants from AIIMS Faculty/Scientific Staff for Ph.D. registration will be considered as in-service candidates as per guidelines laid down by AIIMS in this regard.

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2023 (Jan) Application Process

  • Interested Candidate can be downloaded application form from website
  • The applications will be invited on a prescribed Performa. The application form along with prescribed fees must be submitted by Speed Post/by Hand latest by 20 Jan 2023 up to 5:00 PM in the Office of Registrar, Academic Block, AIIMS Bhopal, Saket Nagar, Bhopal(MP)- 462020.AIIMS, Bhopal is not responsible in any manner for any postal delay.

Application Fee

For General/OBC CandidatesRs. 1000/-
For SC/ST/PwD and all Women CandidatesNil
Fees to be paid byDemand Draft in favor of “Director AIIMS Bhopal” payable at Bhopal

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2023 (Jan) Selection Process

Selection for Ph.D. registration will be through a two-stage performance evaluation as under:

Medical / Dental Candidates:

Stage I:

  • 80 Marks, out of which 40 marks (Part-A) will be for assessing proficiency in Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Literature Research, Current Scientific Affairs, General Aptitude etc. Remaining 40 marks will have questions in the discipline in which the student wishes to pursue Ph.D. along with allied topics (Part- B). The stage I would carry 80% weightage. Part-A will have MCQs only and while Part-B will have MCQs and SAQs (Short Answer Questions). Total Duration: 2 Hours.
  • Candidates who choose to apply for Ph.D. in more than one code will be asked to appear in additional paper of 40 marks (Part-B only) having questions in the second code (department), in which the student wishes to pursue Ph.D. along with allied topics (Part-B), depending upon choice filled in the application form. The second paper will be conducted in continuation and without any break.
  • Candidates must score at least 50 percent (40 Marks) in Stage-I will be eligible for Stage II. Candidates who do not fulfil the criteria to qualify for stage II will not be eligible for further selection process.

Stage II:

  • Stage II: All the candidates declared eligible for stage II will be called for Interview based assessment.

Final List

  • Final merit will be made based on the cumulative marks obtained in the stages I + stage II +Special weightage (if any).
  • The Special weightage of 10 marks will be added to the total score for candidates holding a Medical Degree (MBBS/ BDS/ MDS/ DNB/ MD/ MS/ DM/M.Ch.) or equivalent and for the in-service and sponsored candidates.

Non-Medical Candidates

  • 10 marks (special weightage) will be added to the total score for candidates who have qualified in any one of the following entrance tests in the last 2 years: Joint CSIR- UGC NET for JRF, ICMR-JRF, ICMR-SRF, DBT-JRF, DBT-SRF, NBHM screening test, INSPIRE fellowship, UGCJRF, UGC-SRF, CSIR-JRF, CSIR-SRF, DST/SERB- JRF, DST/SERB-SRF.
  • Rest will remain same as mentioned above for Medical and Dental candidates.

Summary of Examination Pattern

Mode/Type of ExaminationOffline Objective type
Duration of Examination2.00 Hrs.
Date of Examination & Interview30-01-2022 & 31-01-2022
Number of ShiftOne
Timing of Examination Stage I: 10.00 AM to 12.00 AMCandidates opting to apply for PhD in more
than one code (department) will be required
to have additional paper for which duration
will be one hour and will be in continuation.
Stage II (Interview): 11:00 AM onwards on
next day.
Location of Examination CentreSardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Bhavan (Medical
College Building), AIIMS Bhopal
Type of Examination(s)Stage-I: Written exam; MCQs and Short
Answer type questions (Maximum 80
Stage-II: Interview; Clinical/practical/lab based assessment. (Maximum Marks:20)
Total MarksStage I & II (80+20 =100)
Distribution of QuestionsAs per details in the Prospectus
Method of Cut-OffAt least 50 percent marks in the written test
(Stage- I) required to be eligible for
appearing in Stage-II. Special weightage
(described in the prospectus) to be added,
as applicable for determining final merit.
Method of resolving tie/caseThe tie case will be resolved according to
age (Date of birth), the older candidate shall get preference over the younger one.
Prospectus & Application FormClick Here
AIIMS Bhopal WebsiteClick Here
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Previous Admissions

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2022 (July)

Important Dates

Start of Submission of Application Form23 July 2022
Last Date of Submission of Application Form08 August 2022
Date of Entrance & Interview17-18 August 2022

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2022 (Jan)

Important Dates

Last Date of Submission of Application Form28 February 2022
Date of Entrance & Interview10 & 11 March 2022

AIIMS Bhopal PhD Admission 2022 (Jan) Results

Selected Candidates

Final Merit List

Shortlisted Candidates