Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2022

Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2022. Application forms are to be submitted online through the University website www.pondiuni.edu.in by following the instructions posted therein.


Only those candidates who have qualified the National Eligibility Test conducted by UGC/ CSIR or such other National Level examination recognized by the University as equivalent, and awarded a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for pursuing doctoral research are eligible.

The candidates who have been selected for the award of Junior Research Fellowship under the schemes of National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (NFOBC), National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste students (NFSC) and Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students (MANF) as per UGC Notification F.No.82-44/2020 (SA_III) dated 17.12.2020 shall be treated on par with candidates who have qualified in UGC-CSIR-NET with JRF, for admission into the Ph.D. programmes of the University. These candidates could be admitted at the beginning of monsoon and winter semesters, on the recommendation of the Ph.D. Admission Committee.

NET qualified candidates without JRF will have to take the entrance test. Educational Qualification (Ph.D. Full-time)

(a) Candidates who have studied under 10+2+3+2 pattern of education (or 10+2+5) and qualified for the Master’s Degree in the subject concerned or in an allied subject and have qualifications as prescribed by the regulations for the subject concerned under all the Schools/ Departments/ Centres of Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Commerce, Science, Education, Fine Arts and Languages and such other disciplines of Pondicherry University, or a degree accepted as equivalent by the University securing a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent grade).

(b) Candidates who have studied under 10+2 pattern of education and qualified for the Master’s degree in the Schools/ Faculty of Law, Engineering and Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary Science or the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Master of Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine/Dentistry/Paramedical of this University or any other University, through regular full time study, recognized by this University securing a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent grade).

(c) Candidates who have studied under 10+2 pattern of education and qualified for the Degree of Master of Science of three-year duration in the School/ Faculty of Medicine of this University or of any other university recognized by this University securing a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent grade).

(d) Candidates of Indian origin or overseas students who have qualified for a Master’s degree of an accredited overseas university securing a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent grade).

(e) A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled categories.

General Conditions

(a) The candidate would be required to give a seminar before the Admission Committee on the proposed topic of research in the concerned School/ Department/ Centre. The Admission Committee/University may also adapt any other method of evaluation of the candidate which will also form the basis for considering the provisional admission to the candidate. The Admission Committee/ University should be convinced of the potential of the candidate to carry out research.

(b) All the Ph.D. applicants called for interview should submit at the time of interview, a clear written proposal of the research to be conducted, giving sufficient back-ground material and the proposed line of research, and obtain the consent of a research supervisor duly recognized by the University within the University area. Mere possession of required educational and other qualifications and being called for interview alone can not be claimed as a right for admission to the Ph.D. programme in the University. Mode of admission Based on the presentation and interview conducted by the concerned Departments / Centres.

Pondicherry University is a Central University established by an Act of Parliament in October 1985. The University is located at Kalapet, 10 kms from the town of Puducherry, in a serene and beautiful campus of 800 acres adjoining the scenic Bay of Bengal. It is an affiliating University with a jurisdiction spread over the Union Territory of Puducherry, Lakshwadeep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and has satellite campuses at Karaikal and Port Blair.

Pondicherry University PhD Admission 2022


1. Apply separately for each programme.

2. Fill in all columns with complete and correct information after going through the Information Brouchure. Incomplete/ false/ wrong information will entail rejection of application. Any claim based on wrong information, wrong course code, category (OBC/SC/ST/EWS/Gen), etc. will not be entertained at a later stage.

3. Application forms are to be filled and submitted online, as per instructions in the University website: www.pondiuni.edu.in

4. Due care should be taken in filling the application form. Select the correct course in the relevant column as this is very important.

5. All columns should be filled correctly and unambiguously.

6. While filling in the qualification and marks, care should be taken to provide the relevant marks/ grades.

7. After proper filling of the application form and payment of fee online, candidates can download their printable application from the University website by following the instructions therein.


 Admission to the various courses of the University is open to all those who have the prescribed qualifications without any discrimination of race, caste, creed, language or sex.

 Students should have, in general, obtained their Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree from a recognized University under 10+2+3 / 10+2+3+2 system, i.e., the candidate should have studied for 15 years to obtain his/her/ bachelor’s degree and 17 years to obtain his/ her Master’s degree to apply for admission to Ph.D. programmes respectively offered at each school/ department/ centre.

 The minimum eligibility criteria for different courses are as prescribed in the appropriate sections. Candidates qualified through other system of studies should obtain eligibility certificate from the University before admission.

 Unless otherwise specifically stated, candidates should have secured a minimum of 55% of marks in their P.G. degree for admission. Eligibility marks will not be rounded off. For example 54.99% will not be rounded off to 55% for the purpose of admission.

 Candidates awaiting their results are also eligible to apply. Such candidates, however, must produce the mark sheet/ degree certificate as the proof of fulfilling the prescribed eligibility criteria on or before the date notified by the university without which provisional admission, if granted, will be cancelled.

 All admissions are provisional, subject to verification of required documents, as per prescribed norms.

 The students will be required to take up a group health insurance (for hospitalization, etc.) through the University.

 Admitted students are required to carry the University Identity Card at all times while they are inside the campus.

 Those who need accommodation in the hostels must report to their departments prior to registration and counselling.

 The University reserves its right not to offer a course advertised, for any administrative or other reasons.


The admission shall be made based on presentation and personal interview conducted by the concerned departments / centres.

Admission granted will be cancelled at any time, if it is found that the information furnished by the candidate is false or incorrect or if, at a later stage, it is found that the candidate does not fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed for the course.

The list of selected/waitlisted candidates will be hosted on the University website.

No individual admission intimation will be sent to the selected/ waitlisted candidates. Hence, the applicants are advised to see the University website regularly for updates regarding admission.

The University reserves the right to increase/ decrease the intake of any of the programmes. The University also reserves the right not to offer any of its courses due to administrative reasons.

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