Important Dates 

Application Starts From 10-11-2022 (Thursday)*
Last Date For Applying 14-12-2022
Entrance Exam 17-12-2022 (Saturday) 10 am - 12 noon (venue will be informed later)
Interviews will be held on 24-12-2022 (Saturday) Offline
Last Date for Admission 25-01-2023
Classes Commence From 28-01-2023 (Saturday) (offline)

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Students 

  1. Master’s Degree with not less than 55% of marks in the relevant or related subjects of this University or of any other University recognized by JAIN University as equivalent thereto.
  2. Candidates who are qualified for CA or ACS or ICWA with basic degree / NDA / MBBS / are also eligible to register for Ph.D.
  3. Candidates who have qualified for Master’s Degree prior to 19-09-1991, with not less than 50% of the marks are also eligible to register for Ph.D. programme in this university.
  4. SC / ST candidates are given 5% exemption from the prescribed minimum marks.

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign National Students 

Foreign/ NRI applicants / Applicants with a Masters’ degree from a foreign university must apply with an equivalence certificate of AIU along with the Online Application Form. Please route your applications through the International Students office ISSAC or write to [email protected]

Admissison Process 

  1. Written Test and the Interview
  2. Candidates who have cleared NET/SLET/GATE with valid scores are exempted from the written test and they can attend the interview directly. Please share the certificate while applying and share the same with the application form with [email protected]

Duration of the Ph.D. Course 

  1. The minimum duration is 3 years and the maximum duration is 5 years for the On-campus Research Scholars (Full-Time).
  2. The minimum duration is 4 years and the maximum duration is 6 years for the off-campus Research Scholars (Part Time).

Written test pattern 

  1. PART A: General research aptitude: Current affairs, general awareness, quantitative ability, test of reasoning, vocabulary and English skills.
  2. PART B: Subject specific. The candidates will have to appear for the subject for which they have applied for the Ph.D.
  3. Both the parts will carry 50 marks each of Multiple-Choice Questions & Descriptive questions.
  4. Candidates have to score a minimum of 50% with Part A and B together to qualify for the Interview.

Selection Process 

  1. After clearing the entrance test, the qualified candidates will be called for the interview.
  2. The interview will be conducted by the Department Research Committee.
  3. The Interview will be based on the proposal / synopsis submitted by the candidates at the time of applying. The theoretical, conceptual knowledge and critical thinking skills will be assessed.
  4. Based on the interview results selected candidates will be informed.
  5. The Department Research Committee will allocate Guides to the candidates after completion of admission process.
Application fees : INR 1500

Number of Vacancies* 

Department Vacancies Syllabus for Entrance Test
Aerospace Engineering 5 Download
Civil Engineering 2 Download
CSE 200 Download
Electrical 3 Download
Fire Engineering 3 Download
Mechanial Engineering/ Metallurgy 5 Download

Department Vacancies Syllabus for Entrance Test
Biochemistry 5 Download
Biotechnology/Genetics 10 Download
Botany 5
Chemistry/Nanotechnology 10 Download
CSIT 10 Download
Forensic Science** 5
Food Technology 4 Download
Mathematics 5 Download
Microbiology 10 Download
Physics 8 Download
Zoology 2 Download

Management and Commerce
Department Vacancies Syllabus for Entrance Test
Management 20 Download
Commerce 20 Download

Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Vacancies Syllabus for Entrance Test
Visual Arts & Design 3
Public Policy and Governance 4

**Candidates may please note that vacancies displayed signify the maximum number of students who can be admitted to the Programme. Final selections are based on the performance of the candidates in the Selection Process.

**Forensic Science is a highly interdisciplinary area. Guides from other relevant science departments Like Biotechnology/Genetics, Psychology, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry can also be allotted.

For any doubts and/or clarification, please write to

Email : [email protected]

Contact : Manjula / Sridevi 43430400 – extn 209 / 230. The office hours are 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.