Osmania University PhD Admissions : Directorate of Admissions

Applications are invited for Ph.D. Entrance Test – 2022 under Category-II in various subjects of different faculties of Osmania University. The candidates who have passed the Master’s degree in the concerned subject with a minimum of 55% marks (50% in the case of SC/ST/BC/PWD candidates) or equivalent are eligible to apply.

For online application, list of subjects, syllabi, registration fee, and other Rules & Regulations, candidates are advised to visit the websites: www.osmania.ac.in and www.ouadmissions.com

Important Dates : Osmania University PhD Admissions

1. Commencement of Registration for Online Application: 18.8.2022

2. Last date without late fee: 17.9.2022

3. Last date with late fee of Rs.1000/-: 24.9.2022



Information Brochure: Ph.D. Entrance Test – 2022

Ph.D. Entrance Test is one of the eligibility criteria for admission into Ph.D. programmes offered by Osmania University in different subjects in the faculties of Arts, Commerce, Education, Engineering, Informatics, Law, Oriental Languages, Social Sciences, Science, and Technology. A list of subjects in which the Ph.D. Entrance Test – 2022 will be conducted is given in Annexure-I.

1.     Eligibility Conditions: Osmania University PhD Admissions

To be eligible to appear for Ph.D. Entrance Test – 2022 being conducted by Osmania University in the subjects pertaining to faculties mentioned above, a candidate must have obtained a Post-Graduate degree from a recognized university or a Post-Graduate degree through distance mode from a recognized university and approved by the concerned authority, in the concerned subject or in an allied subject (see Annexure-II for the list of allied subjects) approved by Osmania University securing not less than 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/BC/PWD candidates). If the results of Post Graduate Degree are declared in the form of Grades/Credits/Cumulative Grade Points/Average in their marks card/Transcripts, such Grades/Points shall be converted into percentage of marks to assess the minimum eligibility criteria.

The candidates have to appear in the Ph.D. Entrance Test in the subject in which they wish to pursue Ph.D. (For e.g. A candidate with M.Com. qualification may pursue Ph.D. in Business Management provided he/she appears and qualifies in the Ph.D. Entrance Test in the subject of Business Management).

However, the following categories of the candidates are exempted from appearing in the Ph.D. Entrance test.

  1. Those who are awarded Junior Research Fellowship in a national level test namely UGC/ CSIR/ ICMR / ICAR / DBT/ INSPIRE fellowships
  • However, if any of the above category candidates wishes to get admission in Category- II, then he/she needs to get through the O.U. Ph.D. Entrance Test – 2022.

Note: i.    The eligibility of the candidates is not being verified at the time of application and or at the time of issuing of hall tickets. Therefore, it is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that he/she is eligible for the Ph.D. programme in a subject in which he/she is applying.

ii. The candidates those who are pursuing Post Graduate degree and whose results are not declared are NOT ELIGIBLE.

2.     Test Pattern & the Medium of the Test:

  • The Entrance examination is conducted through computer based test (CBT) mode for 70 marks as multiple choice questions (MCQ).
  • The Entrance Test will consist of any 3 or 4 varieties of objective type items such as analogies, classification, matching, comprehension of a research study / experiment

/ theoretical point of view, etc., with multiple answers besides the usual multiple choice items. The MCQs will be framed only from the syllabus of Entrance test.

  • Medium of Entrance test: The medium of Entrance Test will be in English only, except for language subjects.

3.     Registration Fee: Osmania University PhD Admissions

The Registration fee for online submission of application form is Rs.1500/- (Rs.1000/- in case of SC/ST/BC/PWD candidates). The procedure for payment of Registration fee is available in the website: www.ouadmissions.com

4.     Syllabus for Entrance Test:

The syllabus in various subjects for Ph.D. Entrance Test will be made available in O.U. websites, https://www.osmania.ac.in/ and www.ouadmissions.com Candidates may download the syllabus of the concerned subject from the above websites.

5.     Minimum Qualification Marks:

The minimum marks for qualifying the Ph.D. Entrance Test shall be 50% (35 Marks) in case of Open category candidates and 45% (32 Marks) in case of SC/ST/BC/PWD category candidates.

  • The Ph.D. Entrance Test is valid only for one time admission process concerned to the Ph.D. Admission Notification – 2022.
  • The Hall Tickets along with entrance schedules and necessary instructions will be made available in OU websites: https://www.osmania.ac.in and www.ouadmissions.com The candidates have to download the Hall Tickets and affix the latest passport size photograph (which is exactly similar to the one uploaded in the Online Application) in the space provided and get it attested by a Gazetted Officer / Principal of a college/ Head of the Department. Without the Hall Ticket, the candidate is not allowed to appear for entrance test.
  • The admission to Ph.D. course is subject to the concerned Rules and Regulations of Osmania University that are in force from time to time. Qualifying in the Ph.D. Entrance Test alone does not guarantee admission to Ph.D. programme. The admission is subject to availability of vacancies with the research supervisors in the concerned department, the candidate’s academic record, the performance of the candidate in the Ph.D. admission interview and the State Govt. reservation policy. For further details regarding the Ph.D. admissions in Osmania University and other Rules and Regulations, the candidates are advised to visit the OU Website, https://www.osmania.ac.in
  • The University invites applications separately for admission to Ph.D. Programmes through it’s website and press notification after the declaration of the Ph. D. Entrance Test results.

Director Directorate of Admissions, OU


List of Subjects and Code Numbers for Ph.D. Entrance Test – 2022

Text Box: Sub
Code	Subject Name
101	AIHC&A
104	English
108	Linguistics
110	Persian
111	Philosophy
112	Sanskrit
121	Arabic (Oriental)
123	Telugu (Oriental)
151	Economics
154	Political Science
157	Social Work
158	Sociology
201	Commerce
301	Education
302	Physical Education
401	Law

Text Box: Sub
Code	Subject Name
501	Applied Geochemistry
502	Astronomy
503	Biochemistry
504	Biotechonolgy
505	Botany
506	Chemistry
508	Genetics
509	Geography
510	Geology
511	Geophysics
512	Mathematics
513	Microbiology
515	Physics
516	Statistics
517	Zoology
518	Computer Science
601	Bio-Medical Engineering
602	Civil Engineering
603	Computer Science Engineering
604	Electrical & Electronics Engineering
605	Electronics & Communication
606	Mechanical Engineering
631	Chemical Technology /
Chemical Engineering
633	Food Technology
634	Textile Technology
641	Information Technology

Note:     The subjects shown in Annexure-I are as informed by the Deans concerned and subjected to availability after filling the Category–I Ph.D. admissions 2022.

A total of 50% available vacancies will be filled under Category-I and leftover vacancies will be filled through OU Ph.D. Entrance Test-2022. The details of leftover vacancies shall be available with the Deans of faculties after 16th August 2022.

DIRECTORATE OF ADMISSIONS : Osmania University PhD Admissions



List of Allied Subjects

101Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology
103Communication and Journalism
106Islamic Studies
 The candidates must have studied Arabic, Persian, Urdu, at their school, intermediate or
 degree level.
 Comparative religion, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Commerce,
 Sociology, Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology, Arabic, Persian, Urdu and Law.
  111  Philosophy
  112  Sanskrit

113             Telugu

  1. Theatre Arts

Dance, Music, Folk theatre, Acting, Direction, Play writing, Radio & Television Drama Production, Telugu Literature, Sanskrit Literature, English Literature, AIHCA.

115             Urdu


121            Arabic (Oriental)

  1. Hindi (Oriental)

123            Telugu (Oriental)

M.A./M.Phil in Telugu, Linguistics(Telugu), Folk Literature or Folk Studies(Telugu), Comparative Literature(with Telugu as one of the languages).

124            Urdu (Oriental)


151            Economics

M.A (Applied Economics), M.A/ M.Sc (Econometrics),M.A/M.Sc. (Financial Economics), M.A (Rural Development), M.Sc (Statistics/ Applied Statistics), M.Sc (Agriculture with Economics/ Agriculture Economics/ Econometrics)

152            History

Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Islamic Studies

153            Library and Information Science

Psychology, Sociology, History, Management, Computer Science, IT, Informatics.

154            Political Science

Defence Studies, Defence and Strategic Studies, International Relations/Studies

155            Psychology

M.A psychology, M.Sc with Child Development, M.S.W, M.P.Ed./M.Ed., M.Sc. Nursing, Medicine-(M.D or M.S. Psychiatry), MBA, Masters in Engineering with Computer Science, M.Phil in Psychology/Rehabilitation Psychology/Clinical Psychology.

156            Public Administration

Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Management, Library Science, Journalism

157            Social Work

  1. Sociology

Social Anthropology, Demography, Social Work, Rural Development, Communication and Journalism


201       Commerce

Business Management


251       Management

Commerce, Psychology, Statistics and Economics


  • Education

Ancient Indian History Culture & Archaeology, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Botany, Business Management, Chemistry, Commerce, Communication & Journalism, Economics , Engineering , English, Genetics, Geo- Chemistry, Geography, Geology, Geo-Physics , Hindi, History , Library Science , Mathematics, Medicine , Microbiology, Pharmacy , Philosophy, Physics , Political Science Psychology , Public Administration , Sanskrit , Social Work , Sociology , Statistics , Technology , Telugu , Urdu , Zoology.

302            Physical Education


401       Law


501            Applied Geochemistry

M.Sc. Geology/ Geophysics/ Chemistry and Engineering Chemistry/ Statistics and Applied Statistics/ Agriculture/ Botany/ Geography/ Archaeology/ Bio-Chemistry/ Microbiology/ Mining / Mathematics and Applied Maths/ Electronics and Applied Electronics/ Environmental Science.

502            Astronomy

M.Sc/M.Phil in Physics/Astronomy/Mathematics/Astrophysics.

503            Biochemistry

M.Sc/ M.Phil./ Ph.D in Chemistry / Microbiology / Genetics / Life Sciences / Biological Sciences / Agriculture Biochemistry / Pharmacy / Biotechnology / Applied Nutrition / Veterinary Science / Forensic science.

504            Bio-Technology

M.Sc / M.Phil /ME/M.Tech in Botany , Zoology , Genetics , Microbiology , Bio- Sciences , Life Sciences , Agricultural Sciences , Plant Sciences , Animal Sciences, Forensic Sciences , Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology , Chemistry , Physics , Statistics , Mathematics , Computers , Electronics , Chemical Engineering , M.Pharmacy , MD and

M.S (Medical faculty).

505            Botany

M.Sc./ M.Phil./ Ph.D / Microbiology / Genetics / Biochemistry / Geology / Agriculture

/ Forestry / Life Sciences / Biological Sciences / Biotechnology / Forensic Science.

506            Chemistry

M.Sc. Biochemistry / Chemical Technology, {M.Tech} / M.Sc Forensic Science / Pharmacy (M.Pharma)

507            Environmental Science

M.Sc Botany / Zoology / Chemistry / Bio-Chemistry / Microbiology / Applied Geochemistry / Geology / Geography / Biotechnology / Life Sciences / Genetics / Forensic Sciences.

508            Genetics

M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D in Zoology/ Botany/ Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Chemistry or equivalent/ Biosciences/ Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Agricultural Science/ Environmental Botany/ Veterinary Sciences/ M.D/ M.S (Medical Faculty) Anthropology/ Pharmacy/ Psychology/ Statistics/ Mathematics/ Physics/ Marine Biology/ Environmental Sciences/ M.Pharam.

509            Geography

M.Sc.Geology/ Geoinformatics / Botany/ Zoology/ Statistics/ Environmental Studies/ Mathematics.

510            Geology

M.Sc. in Geography / Archaeology / Botany / Zoology / Chemistry / Geophysics / Environmental Sciences / Computer Sciences / Statistics / Mathematics / Applied Geochemistry / Metallurgy / Ceramic Technology / Geology as one of the subjects at under Graduate level except for Civil, Mining and Metallurgical Engineering.

511            Geophysics

M.Sc (tech) three year/ M.Sc/ M.Phil/Ph.D in Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Provided the candidate has studied Maths, and Physics at B.Sc level.

512            Mathematics

M.Sc. Applied Mathematics / Mathematics with Computer Sciences / Statistics / Applied Statistics

513            Microbiology

M.Sc./M.Phil./Ph.D in Biological Science / Biochemistry/ Botany/ Zoology/ Biotechnology/ Genetics/ Environmental Science/ or M.Sc. in Agriculture/ Dairy Science/ Home Science/ Veterinary Science/ M.Pharmacy/ M.D.Medicine/ M.Sc Nutrition with one paper in Microbiology either at the B.Sc or at the Post-Graduate level.

514            Nutrition & Dietetics

M.Sc Degree from Osmania University or any other University recognized and approved by U.G.C with the subjects Nutrition , Applied Nutrition, Food and Nutrition

,Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Quality Control, Bio-Chemistry and Microbiology.

515            Physics

M.Sc. Eng.Physics/ Applied Electronics/ Geophysics/ Astro Physics/ Environmental Sciences/ Chemistry / Applied Physics/ Instrumentation/ Polymer Physics/ Space Physics/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Meteorology / Oceanography / Nano science.

516            Statistics

M.Sc (Operations Research and Statistical Quality Control/ Operations Research) M.Stat , M.Sc.(Mathematics / Applied Mathematics / Mathematics with Computer Sciences) provided the candidate has studied Mathematics and Statistics at B.A./B.Sc level as two of the three Optional subjects.

517            Zoology

M.Sc. Fisheries / Sericulture / Aquaculture / Anthropology / Marine Science / Poultry Sciences / Anatomy / Physiology / {An} Entomology Nematology {I.ARI} / Food and Nutrition / Biochemistry / Genetics / Microbiology / Biotechnology / M.Sc. {Tech} Environmental Sciences / Wildlife / Physiotherapy / Nuclear Medicine / Biological Sciences / Forensic Medicine / Neurobiology / Medical Chemistry / Pharmacology / M.Sc {Opthomalogy, Orthopedics} / M.P.Ed. {with Medicinal Physiology sports medicine / M.E. Biomedical Engineering / M. Pharmacy / M.D { Any branch of medicine } / M.D. Pharmacology / M.D pathology / M.D Gastro-eneterology / M.D Forensic Medicine.

518            Computer Science

  1. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING 601     Bio-Medical Engineering

602       Civil Engineering

603       Computer Science Engineering

604       Electrical & Electronics Engineering

605       Electronics & Communication Engineering 606             Mechanical Engineering

X.            FACULTY OF PHARMACY 621    Pharmaceutical Sciences

M.Pharm of any specialization / M.Tech.(Bio tech.) / M.Tech.(Pharma. Technol.) & M.Sc.(Pharmacy) with B.Pharm degree.


  • Chemical Technology / Chemical Engineering

Environmental Engineering, Energy Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Cryogenic Engineering, Mineral Processing, Industrial Safety Engineering, Oil Technology, Petroleum Engineering, Petro Chemical Engineering, Rubber Technology, Nano Technology, Instrumentation, Electro Chemical Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Industrial Relations & Management, Fiber Science and Technology, Food Technology (Post harvesting Technology & Food Engineering).

632            Bio-Technology

  1. Bio Chemical Engineering, ii. Chemical Engineering, iii. Environmental Engineering,

iv. Environmental Management, v. Environmental Bio-Technology, vi. Genetic Engineering, vii. Food Engineering & Technology, viii. Pharmaceutical Bio-Technology,

ix. Agricultural Bio-Technology, x. Bio-Informatics & Bio-Technology, xi. Bio-Medical Engineering & Bio-Technology, xii. Bio-Process Engineering, xiii. Fermentation Technology xiv. Microbial Bio – Technology, xv. Tissue Engineering.

633            Food Technology

  1. Dairy Technology, ii. Dairy Science, iii. Chemical Engineering / Chemical Technology,

iv. Bio-Technology, v. Production Engineering, vi. Oils and Fats Technology, vii. Fermentation Technology, viii. Mechanical Engineering, ix. Post-harvest Engineering & Environmental Science.

634          Textile Technology

  1. Chemical Engineering / Chemical Technology, ii. Mechanical Engineering, iii. Textile Chemistry, iv. Material Science & Engineering, v. Polymer Science & Technology, vi. Environmental Engineering, vii. Fashion Technology, viii. Apparels, Clothing & Textiles,

ix. Fiber Science & Technology, x. Business Management & Textile Management.

XII.         FACULTY OF INFORMATICS 641             Information Technology

M.C.A / M.Sc.(IS)

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