HNBGU Uttarakhand PhD Admission 2021-22: Dates, Entrance, Application

HNBGU Uttarakhand PhD Admission

HNBGU Uttarakhand PhD Admission 2021-22 – Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University Srinagar, Uttarakhand invites application for PhD admission for the academic session 2021-22.

Available PhD Programs

Details of Schools and subjects available for PhD programme

  • School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences
    • Forestry
    • Horticulture
    • Plant Physiology
    • Rural Technology
    • Seed Science & Technology
  • School of Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Home Science
    • Mathematics
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Physics
    • Statistics
  • School of Commerce
    • Commerce
  • School of Earth Sciences
    • Defense and Strategic Studies
    • Geography
    • Geology
  • School of Education
    • Education
    • Yoga
    • Physical Education
  • School of Engineering 
    • Computer Science & Applications
  • School of Arts, Communication and Languages 
    • Drawing and Painting
    • English
    • Hindi
    • Music
    • Sanskrit
    • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences 
    • Archaeology
    • Economics
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Anthropology
  • School of Life Sciences 
    • Bio-chemistry
    • Bio-technology
    • Botany
    • Microbiology
    • Environmental Science
    • Himalayan Aquatic Bio-diversity
    • Zoology
  • School of Management 
    • Business Management
    • Tourism
  • School of Law Subject
    • Law

Eligibility Criteria for HNBGU Uttarakhand PhD Admission 2021-22

  • Master’s degree or a professional degree in the concerned subject or in a cognate or an allied/interdisciplinary subject, declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a grading point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree 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.
  • 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- a bled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures. 

Selection Process

  • The University shall admit Ph.D. students through an Entrance Exam and interview/viva-voce jointly.
  • However, the following categories of the applicants shall be exempted from the Entrance Exam, but they have to apply online on the prescribed form till the due date along with fee.
    • i) Regularly appointed teachers of this University.
    • ii) Teacher Fellow (Under UGC Scheme)
    • iii) NET/SLET (Uttarakhand)/GATE qualified candidates
    • iv) M.Phil. candidates of HNB Garhwal University in the concerned subject.

Entrance Exam Details

  • The question paper of the entrance exam will be of total 100 marks. .
  • The paper will include two sections.
  • Section I will consist of Research Methodology (50 marks)
  • Section II will be subject specific based on the Post Graduate syllabus of the concerned/allied subjects (50 marks).
  • The question paper will contain 100 objective type multiple choice questions (50 in each section).
  • The student shall be allowed a maximum of two hours to complete the exam.
  • Qualifying cut-off marks in Entrance Exam will be 50% for General/EWS Category and 45% for SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently Abled categories.
  • All the qualified candidates in the Entrance Exam will be called for interview along with the candidates exempted from the entrance exam.


  • An interview/viva-voce will be organized by the concerned department of the University during which the candidates will be required to discuss in research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Board of Studies.  
  • The interview/viva-voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:
    • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
    • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/College;
    • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.

Following will be the assessment index of 100 marks for admission

  • For the exempted category- Academic career: Distribution of 70 marks. (As per the decision/approval of Academic Council of the University).
    • (a) UG- 30% of Percentage of marks obtained
    • (b) PG- 40% of Percentage of marks obtained
    • (c) Marks obtained in the interview/viva-voce of 30 marks
  • For the candidates who qualify the entrance exam:
    • (a) 70% of the marks obtained in the entrance exam
    • (b) Marks obtained in the interview/viva-voce of 30 marks
  • The result of Ph.D. Entrance Exam shall be valid for admission for the academic session 2021-2022 only.
  • All the qualified candidates should bring the hard copy of their online application along with all the original documents and certificates at the time of interview.

HNBGU Uttarakhand PhD Admission 2021-22 Important Dates

Starting date of online application form22 Dec 2021
Last date of submission of online application form15 Jan 2022
Correction in online submitted application form (if any)16 to 18 Jan 2022
Admit card can be downloaded from01 Feb 2022 onwards
Date of Entrance Exam06 Feb 2022

HNBGU Uttarakhand PhD Admission 2021-22 Application Process

  • Applications will be filled and submitted ONLINE through the link 
  • Read instructions carefully before filling application form,

Application Fee

General/EWS/OBC (non-creamy layer)Rs. 700/-
SC/ST/Differently AbledRs. 350/-

Important Links

NotificationClick Here
Application FormClick Here
HNBGU Uttarakhand WebsiteClick Here

Previous Admissions

HNBGU Uttarakhand PhD Admission 2020

Important Dates

Availability of Application forms on websiteJuly 2020
Last date of receiving the fee through bank10 Aug 2020

HNBGU Uttarakhand PhD Admission 2019

Important Dates

Availability of Application forms on website04 January 2019
Last date of receiving the fee through bank20 January 2019
Last date of receiving the fee through bank with late payment of Rs. 500/-25 January 2019
Last date of receiving the fee through bank with late payment of Rs. 1000/-30 January 2019
Last date of submission of online application form31 January 2019
Start date of downloading the admit card20 February 2019
Date of Entrance Test10 March 2019