Regular Ph.D. Programme - Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must possess-

A master’s degree or Two-year Post Graduate Diploma (obtained after completing a bachelor's degree with 55% marks or equivalent) or a 5-year Integrated master’s degree (obtained after completing higher secondary school in the 10+2 pattern) in any field with 55% marks or equivalent.


Professional qualification - CA, CS, CMA (with a minimum of 50% marks) in addition to a bachelor's degree (with at least 55% marks).


A four-year / eight-semester bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 6.5/10 or comparable grades.

Note that the Bachelor's/ Master's degree or equivalent qualification should be from any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under section 3 of UGC Act, 1956; or be recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India; or possess an equivalent qualification from an institution approved by AICTE.

Candidates in their last year of a Master's/ bachelor’s programme that would qualify them to apply may also apply. Such candidates, if selected, will only be allowed to join the programme provisionally if they submit a certificate latest by May 31, of the year of admission from the Principal/Head of the Department/Registrar or Director of the university/institute (issued on or before May 31, of the year of admission) stating that they have appeared for the examinations (including practical examinations) in all the subjects required for obtaining the Master's/Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification. Their admission will be confirmed when they submit mark sheets and a certificate of having completed the Master's/bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification referred in the certificate issued by the Principal/Registrar of their college/institution. The deadline for submitting Marksheet and the Certificate is December 31, of the year of admission.

Please note that those candidates who have applied based on their master's degree will have to meet the 55% marks stipulation, and those who have applied based on their bachelor's degree will have to meet the 6.5 CGPA (or equivalent) marks stipulation. Non-fulfillment of these conditions will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission.

Reservation: A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) as per GoI rules.