Berhampur University PhD Admission 2023: Dates, Application Form, Entrance (URET)

Berhampur University PhD Admission
Berhampur University PhD Admission

Berhampur University PhD Admission 2023 – Berhampur University, Berhampur, Odisha invites application form for PhD Admission for 2023-24 session through entrance test.

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Berhampur University PhD Programs

Ph.D. programmes are offered as per the availability of slots in the following Departments/Subjects:

DepartmentNo. of Ph.D. Slots/Seats
Business Administration5
Computer Science1
Electronic Science8
Environmental Studies7
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management3
Journalism and Mass Communication14
Library and Information Science5
Marine Biology4
Political Science1
Tourism and Travel Studies4
Total Seats130

Berhampur University PhD Admission 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Duration: Minimum duration of 3 years including course works subject to minimum of 2 years from the date of registration and a maximum of five years subject to the conditions stipulated in the Regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. programme:

  • Candidates for admission for a Ph.D. Program shall have a Master’s degree in the respective/allied subject (to be determined by the concerned Staff Council and approved by the Vice-Chancellor) or a professional degree declared equivalent to Master’s degree by a statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or CGPA of 6.0) or an equivalent degree.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for SC/ST/Divyanga and other reserved category candidates as per the decision of the Central/State Government from time to time.
  • Candidates possessing a Degree, considered equivalent to M.Phil./M.Tech. Degree of an Indian Institution, 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 for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D program subject to qualifying URET.
  • Foreign students will be required to produce clearance from the Government of India and /or other appropriate authorities, if any, for admission into the Ph.D. Program. Enrolment in the Ph. D. Program may be allowed to only such foreign nationals as have obtained and are holding valid research visa.

Berhampur University PhD Admission 2023 Important Dates

Date of Notification25.05.2023
Last date of submission of hard copy of application form along with photo copies of relevant documents, and application processing fees through Speed/Registered post to the Deputy Controller of Examinations, Berhampur University.27.06.2023
Sending the Admit Card through email/whatsapp by the Deputy Controller of Examinations, Berhampur University.05.07.2023
Date and Time of URET Venue: Berhampur University, Bhanja Bihar23.07.2023 (12.00 Noon to 01.00 PM)
Publication of list of candidates qualified in URET in the University Website as well as on the Notice Board of the Department and sending the call letter for Viva Voce Examination through email/whatsapp by the respective Head/Coordinator of the Department31.07.2023
Dates of Interview / Viva-Voce Examination (Only those candidates qualified in the URET/exempted from URET will be called for the viva voce examination and verification of original documents) Venue: Respective Departments07.08.2023 and 08.08.2023
Publication of results in the University Website. Sending of intimation letter to the selected First List and Waiting List candidates through email/whatsapp by the respective Head/Coordinator of the Department.11.08.2023
Last date for receiving the Admission Fees and other documents in the respective Department21.08.2023
Last date for finalization of Admission23.08.2023
Commencement of Classes24.08.2023

Berhampur University PhD Admission 2023 Application Process

  • The application form can be obtained from the University website (
  • The applicants before applying to any of the above courses are advised to carefully go through the Prospectus.
  • The candidate is required to send the print copy of the filled-up Application Form(available at the end of the prospectus), duly signed by him/her, along with self-attested photocopies of all the required documents and application cum processing fees to the Deputy Controller of Examinations, Berhampur University by Speed/Registered post ONLY.

Documents to be Sent Along With the Application Form

The applicant should send the following documents (Self Attested photocopies) with his/her application form:

  • Certificates and Mark Sheets of all examinations from H.S.C. to Master’s Degree.
  • Conduct Certificate from the institution last attended.
  • Certificate in support of his/her claim against reserved quota (SC/ ST/Divyang) issued by competent Authority.

Application Fee

For SC/ST candidatesRs. 800/-
For othersRs. 1000/-

Selection Process

Admission shall be finalised strictly on the basis of conduct, the research aptitude, ability to work in a team, subject interest, availability of Supervisors, facilities in the department and the research focus of the department, and merit in the URET and shall be subject to the Rules and Regulations of the University.

The admission of candidates shall be by a two-step process:

Step – 1: Qualifying in: UGC (or CSIR) NET/GATE/ ICPR/ ICSSR/ICHR/Any other National Fellowship/ Scholarship for Ph. D or Teacher Fellowship holder (for Ph. D); OR The URET, which is an Admission/Entrance Test conducted by the Berhampur University, with a qualifying mark of 50% (The syllabus of the URET shall consist of 100 marks covering of research methodology and research and analytical aptitude (50%) and the concerned subject (50%),

Step-2: An interview/viva-voce and verification of original documents to be conducted by the respective Departments/Centre where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area before a duly constituted Department Research Committee (DRC). Note: Candidates failing to appear at the Entrance Test and Viva Voce/ Interview, and not producing the Original Documents for verification at the time of Interview will not be considered for admission. Step-1 is just a qualifying requirement. The marks secured in this step are not used in the final computation of marks for preparing selection/merit list.

Preparation of Merit List

  • Academic career marks (30% calculated from mark sheets provided by applicants)
  • Evaluation of the Interview Performance based on knowledge on subject, experience in research, publications, understanding and curiosity etc. (Maximum marks = 70): Interview/Viva-Voce (70% marks to be given by the DRC Board).
  • Total marks shall be computed by adding the scores obtained in (i) and (ii) out of 100 marks.

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Prospectus & Application FormClick Here
Berhampur University WebsiteClick Here
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Available Programs & Seats

Department / SubjectsNo. of Ph.D. Slots/Seats
Computer Science04
Electronic Science05
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management06
Marine Sciences (Oceanography, Marine Biology)01
Political Science03

Important Dates

Date of Notification27-10-2021
Last date of submission of hard copy of application form along with relevant documents and application processing fees22-11-2021
Sending the Admit Card through email/whatsapp01-12-2021
Date and Time of URET08-12-2021
Publication of list of candidates qualified in URET13-12-2021
Dates of Interview / Viva-Voce Examination22-12-2021 to 24-12-2021
Publication of results and sending intimation letter26-12-2021
Last date for receiving Admission Fees and other documents08-01-2022
Last date for finalization of Admission09-01-2022
Commencement of Classes10-01-2022