University of Lucknow PhD Admission 2022: Application Form, Dates

University of Lucknow PhD Admission

University of Lucknow PhD Admission 2022 – Lucknow University invites application for PhD Admission for session 2021-22 in various departments.

Check more details on University of Lucknow PhD Admission 2022 like eligibility, dates, application process etc. below here.

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University of Lucknow PhD Programs

Vacant Seats for PhD & Part Time PhD (Session 2021-22)

S. No. FacultyName Of DepartmentRegular PhD Seats Part Time PhD Seats
ArtsAncient Indian History And Archaeology170
ArtsDefence Studies10
ArtsHindi74 0
ArtsHome Science14 0
9ArtsJournalism And Mass Communication0
11 ArtsMedieval And Modern History490
12ArtsOriental Sanskrit30
13 ArtsPersian41
14 ArtsPhilosophy10 0
15 ArtsPhysical Education550
16 ArtsPolitical Science460
17 ArtsPsychology101
18 ArtsPublic Administration102
19 ArtsSanskrit480
20ArtsSocial Work81
21 ArtsSociology710
23ArtsWestern History252
24 Arts / ScienceStatistics150
25 Arts/ ScienceMathematics80
26 Arts/ScienceAnthropology130
27 CommerceApplied Economics256
28 CommerceBusiness Administration20 5
29 CommerceCommerce642
30 EducationEducation1580
31 LawLaw574
32 ScienceBiochemistry50
34 ScienceGeology73
35 SciencePhysics987
36 ScienceBotany165
37 ScienceZoology89 0

University of Lucknow PhD Admission 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates for admission to the Ph.D programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree 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 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 Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission 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.
  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment 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 standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.
  • All candidates who have applied will be allowed to appear in the entrance test.

Selection Procedure

  • Admission will be based on Research Entrance Test (RET) followed by an interview.
  • A candidate seeking admission to the PhD programme shall be required to have secured at least 50% marks in RET. There will be 5% relaxation in marks for OBC/SC/ST candidates i.e. 45% will be minimum qualifying marks for OBC/SC/ST candidates.
  • The Entrance Test will consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.
  • The syllabus of the subject specific part will be from the respective syllabus of PG Programs of the University of Lucknow.
  • All candidates who qualify the RET with the minimum prescribed cut-off have to attend the interview.
  • Candidates have to report for interview at the stipulated date and time which will be declared on the University website.

Merit List Preparation

  • Final merit list will be based on marks obtained in the written test and interview.
  • In the final merit candidates would be given a weightage of 70 % to the entrance test and 30% to the performance in the interview.

Part-Time PhD Programme

  • For Part-time PhD check the conditions mentioned in the PhD Ordinance 2020.
  • A candidate has submitted a NOC from the Head of the Institution/Organization where he/she is employed.
  • Part-time Ph.D. scholar will not be eligible for any fellowship/scholarship from any source.


A candidate must have at least five years of continuous service experience at a senior level in a recognized educational institutions/Union Government/State Government(s)/Armed Forces/PSUs or Corporations listed in BSE or NSE. Candidate must submit a certificate in this regard to the DRC.

Procedure for Admission

  • For part-time PhD programme the final selection of candidates shall be based on a separate test.
  • There will be 70 % weightage shall be given to a write-up of 1000 words submitted by the applicant and 30 % weightage on the Work Experience, Academic Index and performance in the Interview/viva voce.

University of Lucknow PhD Admission 2022 Important Dates

Start of application12 July 2022
Last date for application form submission16 August 2022

University of Lucknow RET Schedule

Declaration of tentative test schedule after Data ReconciliationDeclared Soon
Inviting Objections (If Any)Declared Soon
Declaration of final test schedule after resolving objectionsDeclared Soon
Admit CardDeclared Soon
Entrance Test DateDeclared Soon

University of Lucknow PhD Admission 2022 Application Process

Candidates can apply online at the official website of University of Lucknow.

It is the sole responsibility of the student to go through the updated PhD Ordinance 2020 of L.U. and check his/her eligibility while submitting the application. The eligibility will be verified by the University at the time of Counselling/Admission.

Requirements for Application Form Submission

  • Valid Email ID
  • Aadhaar No.
  • Active Mobile Number
    • Mobile number should be with the applicant at the time of form filling
    • Login credentials (Registration Number & Password) will be sent on the registered Mobile Number and Email ID.
  • Alternate Mobile Number (Preferably of parent)
  • Scanned Photo in JPEG format (Maximum File Size is 50 KB)
  • Scanned Signature in JPEG format (Maximum File Size is 50 KB)
  • Photo ID proof (for entering number)
    • Any one of the following ID is eligible for entering the ID number at the designated place in the online application form:
      • Aadhaar Card
      • Voter ID
      • Driving License
      • Passport
  • Application Fee
  • EWS Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
    • The reference number of Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority will have to be entered for availing the benefit of reservation for OBC, SC and ST applicants. Validity of these certificates will be verified from the Government website. Along with this, to prove the authenticity of same, the related certificate has to be uploaded on the ‘Upload Document’ page.
    • Applicants of OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) category would require the following certificates:
      • OBC Certificate issued on or after July 15, 2019.
      • The OBC Non Creamy layer certificate issued before July 15, 2019 will not be considered.
    • The Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class candidates originally belonging to Uttar Pradesh will be given the benefit of reservation. Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class candidates of other States will be treated as General.
  • Income Certificate
    • Applicants will have to enter the reference number of Income Certificate at the time of filling the online application form. Along with this, the certificate for this must be uploaded on ‘Upload Document’ page.
    • The Income certificate shall be issued on or after January 1, 2022 and will be verified through the Government website.
    • Certificates whose details are not available on respective Government website will not be entertained.
    • The applicants who do not have a valid income certificate issued by competent authority will not be given benefit of zero fees at the time of admission.

Steps for Application Form Filling

  • Step 1 Registration
    • Applicants have to fill the relevant details in the form. These fields cannot be edited later.
    • Applicants will receive their login details in the mobile number and email ID provided at the time of registration.
  • Step 2 Personal Details
    • Applicants have to enter their personal details
  • Step 3 Educational Qualifications
    • Applicants have to fill their educational qualifications.
      • Enter the marks of all the subjects mentioned in the mark sheets
  • Step 4 Upload photo and signature
    • Applicants have to upload their photo and scanned signature.
  • Step 5 Preview
    • Applicants can preview all the entries made at this point. If there is some error, they can edit it or start the entire process again. Once they have submitted the application fee, the data submitted in the registration page cannot be edited under any circumstances.
  • Step 6 Application Fee
    • If all the entries in the application form are correct, the applicant can submit the form and proceed for payment of the application fees.
    • Form fees can be submitted by any of the following ways:
      • Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking
  • Step 7  Print Application form
    • Applicants can print their complete application form and fee receipt to complete the application process.
    • Applicants have to retain a printout of their application form which will be needed later on.
    • Applicants do not have to send the print out of the application form to the University.

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
General and OBCRs. 2000.00
SC and STRs. 1000.00
Differently Abled (PH) Any categoryRs. 1000.00

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Previous Admissions

University of Lucknow PhD Admission 2021

Seats Details

Regular PhD Seat Details

S No. Faculty Subject Name REGULAR   SEATS IN LUREGULAR SEATS  IN COLLEGESTotal Regular Seats
Arts Ancient Indian History and Archaeology 3
Arts Anthropology (for M.A. & M.Sc.) 2
Arts Arabic including Arab Culture 21 21
Arts Economics 15 24
Arts English 14 12 26
Arts French 4
Arts Hindi 15 18
Arts History (Medieval and Modern Indian History) 16 16
10 Arts Linguistics 4
11 Arts Oriental Sanskrit 4
12 Arts Persian 6
13 Arts Philosophy 6
14 Arts Political Science 6
15 Arts Psychology 6
16 Arts Public Administration 5
17 Arts Sanskrit and Prakrit Language including Abhinav Gupt  Sansthan 14 14
18 Arts Social Work 6
19 Arts Sociology 16 26 42
20 Arts Urdu 2
21 Arts Western History 3
22 Commerce Applied Economics 18 18
23 Commerce Commerce 10 12 22
24 Education Education 11 11
25 Law Law 15 15
26 Science Biochemistry 2
27 Science Botany 12 12
28 Science Chemistry 11 20 31
29 Science Computer Science 6
30 Science Geology 8
31 Science Mathematics (for M.A. & M.Sc.) 13 13
32 Science Physics 50 50
33 Science Statistics (for M.A. & M.Sc.) 6
34 Science Zoology 12 17 29
TOTAL 331 111 442

Part Time PhD Seat Details

S No. FacultySubject NamePART TIME Seats in LU
ArtsAncient Indian History and Archaeology3
2 Arts Arabic including Arab Culture1
Arts English8
5 Arts French 1
6 ArtsHindi9
7 ArtsJournalism (Mass Communication) 1
8 Arts Library& Information Science1
9 Arts Linguistics2
10 ArtsPhilosophy2
11 ArtsPolitical Science5
12 ArtsPublic Administration2
13 ArtsSanskritand Prakrit Language including Abhinav Gupt Sansthan 1
14 ArtsSocial Work2
15 ArtsSociology4
16CommerceApplied Economics4
17Commerce Business Administration3
19 Education Education8
20 Law Law9
21 ScienceBiochemistry1
22 Science Botany6
23 ScienceChemistry2
24 ScienceGeology4
25 SciencePhysics2
26 ScienceStatistics (forM.A.&M.Sc.)2

University of Lucknow PhD Admission 2021 Important Dates

Start of application09  March 2021
Last date of online form submission without Late Fee15 April 2021
Last date of online form submission with Late Fee22 April 2021