Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2022-23: Dates, Application Form

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2022-23- Punjabi University Patiala invites application for PhD admission to various for the academic year 2022-23.

Check the complete details on Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2022-23 below here.

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Departments having PhD Programme

Faculty of Physical Sciences

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Forensic Science
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics

Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Department of Biotechnology
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Human Genetics
  • Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

  • Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Drug Research
  • Department of Physiotherapy
  • Department of Sports Science

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering.
  • Department of Basic and Applied Sciences

Faculty of Computing Sciences

  • Department of Computer Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of History
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Religious Studies
  • Department of Social Work
  • Department of Sociology & Social Anthropology
  • Department of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies
  • Women Study Centre
  • School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Languages

  • Department of English
  • Department of Hindi
  • Department of Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography
  • Department of Persian, Urdu and Arabic
  • Department of Punjabi
  • Department of Sanskrit and Pali
  • Department of Foreign Languages

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Law
  • Punjab School of Law

Faculty of Education and Information Science

  • Department of Education and community Service
  • Department of Journalism & Mass Communications
  • Department of Library and Information Science
  • Department of Physical Education
  • Centre for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS)

Faculty of Arts and Culture

  • Department of Dance
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Gurmat Sangeet
  • Department of Gurmat Gyan Online Study Centre
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Theatre & Television

Faculty of Business Studies

  • School of Management Studies
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Applied Management
  • Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2022-23 Important Dates

Online Registration (Without Late Fee)01-09-2022
Online Registration With Late Fee of Rs. 1500/-07-09-2022
Late date of filling/editing the Form08-09-2022 (05:00 pm)
Download Admit card09-09-2022
Entrance Test12-09-2022
Declaration of Result27-09-2022

Eligibility Criteria for Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2022-23

  • First Class Master Degree in Pharmacy (M.Pharm)/Engineering and Technology (M.Tech.)
  • For all other Subjects – Master’s degree in the concerned/allied subject (as determined by the Departmental Research Board) with 55% marks at Masters Degree (without rounding off) or its equivalent Grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent Grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed). (A relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of Grade, is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled (provided they have 40% physical disability).
  • M.Phil./M.Litt. Degree with B+ or equivalent. OR
  • In case of Defence Personnel who have obtained Master’s Degree on the basis of staff-college, registration will be allowed if the candidate has obtained at least 60% marks in the Master’s Degree. OR
  • Candidates who have passed C.A./I.C.W.A./Company Secretary Examinations are eligible for getting registered for Ph.D. Degree.

Note – For doing Ph.D. in the Science Departments Candidates with M.Sc. through Distance Education will not be eligible for admission.

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2022-23 Application Process

  • Candidates can fill application online through the official website https://pupadmissions.ac.in/
  • Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. programme in more than one subject shall be required to fill a separate Application Form for each subject and pay Application Fee separately.

Steps for filling the online application

  • Step-1 Registration
  • Step 2 Fill Online Application Form
  • Step 3 Edit Your Application Form (if Need)
  • Step 4 Print the Form

Important Checklist

  • No document is to be attached with online application form.
  • On the day of interview, the candidates are advised to bring the following documents:
    • Printout of the filled online Application Form.
    • Paste Photograph at appropriate place on the Form and sign it.
    • Self attested Photocopies of all certificates regarding Date of Birth, Detailed Marks Cards (DMC) of all examinations and Character certificate from the institution last attended.
    • Gap Year Certificate (if any)
    • Necessary Certificate from employer (for employed candidates only)
    • Residence/ Domicile Certificate
    • Certificate for availing the benefit of a reserved category/additional seat (Latest and signed by the competent issuing authorities).
    • Any other document supporting your candidature as per University Online Handbook of Information.

Application Fee

CategoryFees (Without Late Fees)Fees (With Late Fees)
SC/ ST CandidatesRs. 1400/-Rs. 2900/-
General and all other CandidatesRs. 2000/-Rs. 3500/-

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission Procedure

Admissions to PhD programmes will be made through direct admission or through M.Phill.

Direct Admission

Every candidate interested in admission to Ph.D. Programme has to appear and qualify the Entrance Test to be conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala.

The following categories of candidates are exempted from taking entrance test for Ph.D. programme. However, they have to fulfill other conditions of admission.

  • Candidates who have qualified UGC-CSIR NET (JRF)/SLET (Punjab State)/GATE/GPAT examinations.
  • The Holders of teacher fellowships.
  • Direct Awardees of Fellowships from Govt. Agencies like DBT/DST/ICMR/ ICAR/INSPIRE/RGNF/MANF fellowships. (Students appointed in the project sponsored by above agencies are not exempted from Entrance Test)
  • Foreign students sponsored by Government of India agencies like ICCR, Ministry of HRD, etc. and foreign students sponsored by their respective Governments/Embassies.
  • Other Foreign students residing outside India (Foreign Pass Port holders) who wish to seek admission directly (without any sponsorship) to Ph.D. Programme.

Through M.Phil.

For candidates seeking admission to PhD programme after M.Phil. Course following conditions will be applicable.

  • Candidates having M.Phil. Degree with atleast B+ grade or equivalent from Punjabi University, Patiala as a regular student and Admitted in M.Phil. through an entrance test are exempted from the entrance test for PhD Programme.
  • Candidates having M.Phil. Degree with atleast B+ grade or equivalent) from another university will have to appear in the PhD entrance test.  
  • Candidates having M.Phil with atleast B+ grade or equivalent from Punjabi University (regular/ Distance) and whose admissions were made without the entrance test will have to appear in the PhD Entrance Test.

Admission Criteria

  • The admission to Ph.D. Programme during the academic session 2022-2023 will be on the basis of common Entrance Test conducted by Punjabi University, Patiala.
  • The Entrance Test for Ph.D. Programme is an eligibility test for short-listing the applicant for purpose of consideration by the Department. Merely qualifying the Ph.D. Eligibility Test will not entitle the student to secure admission to Ph.D. Programme.
  • All candidates who qualify the Entrance Test must appear in the interview in the concerned department.
  • A Merit List shall be prepared by each Department after the Ph.D. Entrance Test and interview as per the following criteria:
    • Marks obtained in Entrance Test – 70%
    • Interview – 15%
    • Writing Skill Test (Ph.D. Proposal/ Summary/ Extempore Assignment.) – 15%

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Entrance Test Structure

Entrance Test Scheme

The question paper will consist of two sections.

Section A50 objective/multiple choice questionsResearch Methodology
Section B50 objective/multiple choice questionsPG syllabus and UGC NET/CSIR/GATE syllabus of the respective subject of Punjabi University, Patiala


There is no negative marking.

Qualifying Marks

CategoryQualifying Marks
For SC/ST/Physically handicapped45 % Marks
For Others50 % marks

Centre for Entrance Test

Centre for PhD Entrance test will be Punjabi University, Patiala Campus.

Candidates those who qualify the entrance test must appear in the interview.

Date and Time

The date and time of conduct of Entrance Test will be notified later on the website www.pupadmissions.ac.in

Syllabus for Entrance Test

The Entrance Test would be based on Research Methodology and Core papers out of the current post graduate syllabus and UGC NET/CSIR/GATE syllabus of the respective subject of Punjabi University, Patiala. For further information regarding the syllabus contact the concerned Head of Department or University website www.pupadmissions.ac.in.


The result of this Entrance Test will be valid up to the date of Ph.D. Entrance Test to be held after two years i.e. in 2024. However, the Entrance Test for Ph.D programme will be held every year.

Important Links

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Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2021-22

Important Dates

Last Date of Filling the form (Without Late Fee)25-08-2021
Last Date of Filling the form With Late Fee of Rs. 1500/-31-08-2021
Late date of filling/editing the Form01-09-2021 (05:00 pm)
Download Admit card03-09-2021
Entrance Test08-09-2021
Declaration of Result20-09-2021

Punjabi University Patiala PhD Admission 2020-21

Important Dates

Last Date of Filling the form (Without Late Fee)15 Oct 2020
Last Date of Filling the form With Late Fee of Rs. 1500/-31 Dec 2020
Download Admit card01 Jan 2021
Entrance Test05 Jan 2021
Declaration of Result15 Jan 2021
Interview/Counselling22 Jan 2021