Panjab University PhD Admission 2021: Dates, Application Form

Panjab University PhD Admission

Panjab University PhD Admission 2021 – Panjab University, Chandigarh invites application for MPhil and PhD Entrance Test the academic Session 2021-22.

Latest – Application Form is available now

Faculties for MPhil and PhD Program

The Panjab University, Chandigarh will hold an Entrance Test for enrolment to MPhil and PhD in the following Faculties –

  • Faculties of Science
  • Faculties of Business Management & Commerce
  • Faculties of Design & Fine Arts
  • Faculties of Education
  • Faculties of Engineering
  • Faculties of Languages
  • Faculties of  Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculties of Law
  • Faculties of Arts

Schedule for Panjab University MPhil and PhD Admission 2020

Date of availability of MPhil & PhD Prospectus & Online Entrance Test Form on the Web26 Jul 2021
Last Date for Submission of Information on the Web to Generate the Bank Challan24 August 2021
Last Date for Deposit of Fee in any branch of SBI using Web Generated Challan27 August 2021
Last Date for Submission of Fee through Online Mode27 August 2021
Last Date for uploading of photograph, signature with rest of the information on the website30 August 2021
Final date by which Roll No.Will be available online
Candidates who have not completed their form but have paid their requisite fee, can complete their form by paying late fee of Rs.500/-09 September 2021
Date of Holding Entrance Test12 September 2021 (Sunday)
Uploading of Answer Key and inviting Objections24 September 2021
Last Day of Submission of objections to the Answer Key26 September 2021
Uploading of the response to the Objections & Inviting Cross-objections (through e-mail only)01 October 2021
Last day of submission of Cross-objections to the Answer Key03 October 2021
Date of Declaration of Result08 to 13 October 2021
Centre for Entrance TestChandigarh Only

Panjab University MPhil and PhD Admission 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Master’s degree or  an equivalent degree to the Master’s degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.

A relaxation of 5% of marks or equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to ST/SC/ BC (non-creamy layer)/ PwD and other categories of candidates.

For detailed Eligibility Criteria – read Information Brochure

Exemption From Entrance Test

  • Exemption from entrance test will be given to those who have already cleared any of the national test like UGC?CSIR NET including JRF, SLET, GATE, or any other prestigious test for national level scholarship/ fellowship conducted at all India level on behalf of national institution(s), for example, GPAT, and JEST, Direct awardees of fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. and working permanent teachers of Panjab University and affiliated college are also exempted from the entrance test.
  • If you are exempted from Entrance test then you need not apply on https://phdadmissions.puchd.ac.in/
  • Please clarify regarding admission from concerned department.

Application Process

Eligible candidates has to apply online through the official website https://phdadmissions.puchd.ac.in/

Read the instructions given there before filling application form.

Application Fee

CategoryFee
For General CandidatesRs. 2175/-
For SC/ST/PwD CandidatesRs. 1088/-

Selection Process

  • Candidates have to qualify M.Phil. & Ph.D. entrance test conducted by the Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • The written test shall be followed by a mandatory interview in the form of interaction to be organized by the concerned school / department/ Institute/Centres, as the case may be.
  • At the time of interview, the candidates are expected to discuss their research area. Interview is essential for enrolment in M.Phil. & Ph.D. programme and selection would be solely based on the performance of the candidates in the Interview.

Exam Pattern

The exam will consist of 2 papers in each subject as detailed below:

Paper-I

Duration         1 hour
Type of Question       Objective Type / MCQs
No. of Questions50 Questions
Questions to be attempted50 Questions
Maximum Marks50 Marks
LanguageEnglish
Marking Scheme        Each question will carry one mark. There will be no negative marking.

Paper-II

Duration     2 hour
Type of Question       Subjective / Descriptive Type
No. of Questions08 Questions
Questions to be attempted05 Questions
Maximum Marks50 Marks
LanguageEnglish
Marking Scheme        Each question will carry ten marks. There will be no negative marking.

Syllabus

Paper-I

There will be 25 questions on Research Methodology in Part A and 25 MCQs on Subject specialization in Part B).

Paper-II

There will be FOUR questions on Research Methodology in Part A and FOUR questions on Subject Specialization in Part B in Paper II.

Out of that the candidate is expected to attempt FIVE questions at least two questions from each Part in Paper II.

Use of calculator for Paper-II is allowed. However, use of programmable calculator is not allowed.

Qualifying Marks

Initial evaluation will be of Paper-I (Objective Type). Only if a candidate obtains 40% (35% for SC/ST/BC/PwD) marks or more only then his/ her
paper II will be evaluated.

However, the total qualifying marks for Paper I and II would be 50%

Admit card

Admit card can be downloaded from the website.

Exam Centre

The examination center for Entrance Exam 2021 will be Chandigarh only.

For more details and to apply online – visit


Previous Years Admissions

Panjab University MPhil and PhD Admission 2020

Revised Schedule

Online Registration Starts from13 July 2020
Last Date for Registration16 October 2020
Last date for submission of fee19 October 2020
Last date for completion of form22 October 2020
Admit Card02 March 2021
Candidates who have not completed their form but have paid their requisite fee, can complete their form by paying late fee of Rs. 500/-04 March 2021
Date of Holding Entrance Test07 march 2021
Uploading of Answer key and inviting objections22 March 2021
Last day for objections to the Answer key24 March 2021
Date and mode of declaration of result16 March to 19 April 2021

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