Kanpur University – CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2022: Dates, Application, Results

CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission

CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2022 – Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, formerly Kanpur University, a state university in Uttar Pradesh invites application for PhD Admission 2022-23.  

Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University will conduct Entrance Test (CSJMU-ET) for PhD admission.

Check more details on CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2022 such as courses offered, eligibility criteria, application process and more below here.

Available PhD Courses

List of Subjects with Tentative Number of PhD Seats in 2022

CoursesRegular   Seats In   CSJMU CampusRegular Seats  In  Affiliated   Colleges
Agricultural Economics 02
Agronomy 02
Agriculture Entomology 02
Biochemistry 04
Biotechnology 16
Botany 60
Business Management 30 02
Chemical Engineering 14
Chemistry 02 154
Commerce 52
Computer Science & Engineering 10
Computer Applications 04
Defence and Strategic Studies/  Military Studies28
Drawing & Painting 18
Economics 02 50
Education 40
Education Training 10 72
Electronics & Communication  Engineering02
English Literature 08 76
Genetics & Plant Breeding 08
Geography 60
Hindi Literature 100
History 42
Home Science 20
Horticulture 10
Law 10 14
Life Science 28
Journalism & Mass Communication 02
Mathematics 02 52
Medical Biochemistry 04
Medical Laboratory Technology 04
Microbiology 02
Music 24
Pharmacy 10
Philosophy 06
Physical Education 02 28
Physics 02 64
Physiotherapy 02
Plant Pathology 02
Political Science 48
Psychology 28
Sanskrit 46
Life Long Learning and Extension/  Social Work02
Sociology 64
Soil Conservation 04
Soil Science & Agriculture   Chemistry04
Statistics 04
Urdu 04
Zoology 66
Total 168 1260

Eligibility Criteria for CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2022

The candidates should have Master’s degree or a professional degree (M.Tech./LL.M./M.D./M.S. degree) in the subjects, declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate (or its equivalent grade.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled candidates.

Students appearing for final year or final semester of their post-graduate degree examination will also be eligible to appear for the admission process subject to the fulfilment of eligibility criteria in the final result thereof.

CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2022 Important Dates

Start of Application Process10 March 2022
Last date for online submission25 April 2022
Downloading of admit card27 April 2022
Examination Date02 May 2022
Uploading of answer keysMay 2022
Grievance’s redressalTill 16 May 2022 5:00PM
Date of interviews31 May – 22 June 2022
Declaration of final resultsFirst week of July 2022

CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2022 Application Process

  • The Ph.D. Application form has to be filled online for admission to the Ph.D. Program.
  • The Online Application form will be filled by all the candidates. Candidates in exempted category, non-exempted category or part-time PhD would be required to fill the application form and submit the required fee.
  • The envelope containing the application form should be superscribed as “Application for Ph.D. Entrance 2022” and name of the subject should be clearly mentioned on the envelope. The hard copy of the printed application form with required documents should reach on or before 28/04/2022 on the following address:

The Dean
Research & Development
Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University
Kanpur-208 024 (U.P.)

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General and OBC categoryRs. 2500/-
SC/ST and PwD CategoryRs. 1500/-

Selection Process

The University shall admit Ph.D. students through an entrance test named as “Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University Entrance Test (CSJMU-ET)” for Ph.D. admission.

The admission shall be based on the criteria with 70% weightage to the Entrance test and 30% weightage to the performance in the interview/viva-voce.

Exemptions from the Entrance Test

The following categories of candidates shall be exempted from the Entrance Test for admission to PhD programme –

  • Candidates who have secured grants for research such as fellowship/ scholarship/ associateship etc. from UGC(JRF)/ CSIR(JRF) / GATE-MHRD Scholarship / Teacher Fellowship / DBT/ ICMR/ICAR/DST-INSPIRE fellowship, DST-WoS or equivalent national level fellowship (as identified by RDC).
  • International students (including NRIs) which shall be subject to the general rules framed by the Government of India from time to time and as applicable to the University with regard to the admission, fees etc.
  • Serving Army, Navy and Air-force Officers of at least Colonel or equivalent rank with not less than 15 years of service applying for Ph.D. degree in Defence and Strategic Studies.

No Exemption from Entrance Test

  • Permanent Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Professors having appointment on regular posts in the teaching departments of the University or a government college / government aided college affiliated / associated to the University who have completed their probation successfully would be required to appear in the entrance examination. Weightage of 10% would be given for these candidates.
  • Full time teachers of the self-financed courses run by the University/affiliated colleges on long term contract with at least three years of teaching experience in the university/college would be required to appear in the entrance examination. Weightage of 10% would be given for these candidates.
  • GATE, NET, SLET qualified candidates would be required to appear in the entrance examination. Weightage of 10% would be given for these candidates.

Note: In case, number of candidates passing JRF or Entrance examination (final merit) are more than the number of vacancies in a particular subject, their marks in post-Graduation will be taken into account to decide the merit for their admission in Ph.D. programme.

Entrance Test Pattern

  • Entrance Test will contain 100 multiple-choice objective-type questions of 4 marks each (maximum 400 marks) and shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific of two hours’ duration for assessing subject expertise, and subject proficiency and subject knowledge.
  • There shall be negative marking. On each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • The entrance result shall be prepared by estimating the percentile of marks obtained in entrance test. Percentile score will be used for preparation of the entrance merit list.
  • Top 50 percentile of each subject will be called for the interview. Final merit would be prepared based on total marks of the interview and entrance test score for each subject along with weightage wherever applicable. Final result would be declared as percentile for each subject.
  • The shortlisted candidates shall appear for interview and presentation before a Screening Committee constituted for respective fields on the date(s) announced through the website of the University. The candidates based on their overall performance will be categorized as selected or not selected for Pre-Ph.D. coursework.

Entrance Syllabus

DownLoad Syllabus

CSJMU PhD Entrance 2022 Answer Keys

Answer key of all the 49 subjects of PhD entrance exam, CSJMU, Kanpur has been uploaded on the website (csjmu.ac.in).

Candidates are hereby informed that whosoever have objection(s) to any of the questions or answers may submit their grievance along with suggested answer and attachment of relevant source at [email protected] by 16th May, 2022, 5:00 PM.

Any grievances received after 5:00PM, 16/05/2022 will not be entertained.

CSJMU PhD Entrance Results


Interview Schedule of selected candidates for Ph.D.


  • Candidates who have qualified the PhD entrance examination would have to appear for the interviews, dates for which would be declared shortly on the website.
  • Final selection would be based on merit list with 70% weightage to the entrance test and 30% weightage to the interviews as per the PhD ordinance clause 4.03.
  • Only qualifying the written entrance test will not ensure a confirmed PhD seat. Candidates who are declared qualified in PhD entrance written examination will have to appear for the interviews which would be conducted by the university.
  • The candidates who will qualify in final merit in each subject will be called for course work as per the availability of vacant PhD seats.
  • The students who have applied in exempted category would be eligible for appearing in the interview after proper verification of their relevant documents justifying their claim to be in exempted category.

CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2022 Results

Final Combined result of PhD (Entrance & Interviews) 2022 shall
be tentatively declared in the First week of July 2022.

CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2022 Results

Updated list of final result will be available shortly.

Important Links

Application FormClick Here
CSJMU Kanpur WebsiteClick Here

Previous Admissions

CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2021

Available PhD Courses

List of Subjects with Tentative Number of PhD Seats in 2021

Name of SubjectsUniversity Campus- PhD SeatsColleges -PhD Seats
Life  Science12
Business  Management16
chemical engineering6
Computer Science  Engineering12
Defence   and strategic studies /military studies.14
Drawing  and painting4
Education training618
English Literature250
Genetics & plant  breeding6
Hindi Literature86
Home Science6
material science  & metallurgy2
Medicinal laboratory Technology2
Physical Education2
Political Science52
Social Work2
Agriculture Economics4
Journalism Mass Communication2

CSJMU Kanpur PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Start of Application Process29 July 2021
Last date for online submission16 Aug 2021