PhD Admission is open for Mid Year 2017-18 in more than 33 universities

Special Story by Rudra Narayan Sahoo, 16 Oct 2017, Mumbai: A large number of students apply for PhD programmes offered by institutes or universities. In India PhD admission takes place in two sessions or annually once. Many universities and research institutes have notified their admission process for the Semester II of 2017-18 or Mid Year 2017-18 or Academic Year 208-19 sessions.

 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has extended the closing date for online application for JNU Entrance Examination for 2018-19 to 17 October 2017 (5:30 PM). PhD admission is open for Mid Year 2018-19 session in University of Hyderabad. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development has released PhD admission for 2017. Here, the closing date is 26 October 2017.


Out of 23 IITs in India, PhD application admission window is open in 11 IITs for the semester II 2017-18. The PhD admission is going on at IISc Bangalore for Mid-Year Admissions 2017. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore has released PhD admission  for  Mid Year 2017-18 while the closing date for submission of application is 10 November 2017.

List of Universities or Institutes where PhD admission is open:

Name of Intitutes/Universities Last Date RemarkNotification Link
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development26-Oct-17Applied Psychology, Gender Studies, Development Studies, Social Work, Social Engineering, Local GovernanceClick here
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore10-Nov-17MS/PhD programmes in Science and Engineering for the session will commence from January 2018.Click here
University of Hyderabad31-Oct-17University of Hyderabad PhD Admission for January 2018 sessioClick here
Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Delhi30/10/2017Admission to Ph.D./ M.S.(RESEARCH) Programmes 2017-2018
(2nd Semester)
Click here
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) MadrasDirect PhD is open from 23 Sep 2017 to 22 OCT 2017.Meanwhile admission to the Research Programme for PhD and MS is open throughout the academic year from July 2017 to June 2018.Click here
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Palakkad27-Oct-17 Click here
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune 16 October 2017PhD program in Chemistry (January 2018).Click here
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER)15 October 2017 & 29 October 2017Department of Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Humanities and Social Sciences (Economics and English) is 15 October 2017. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Physics is 29 October 2017.Click here
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore31-Oct-17 The PhD admission is going on at IISc Bangalore for Mid-Year Admissions 2017.Click here
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER),  Berhmapur31-Oct-17Ph.D. programme in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.Click here
Himalayan University , Itanagar ,Arunachal Pradesh 24 Oct 2017 Full time and Part time PhD Programme of various faculties under Himalayan University for the session 2018-19.Click here
Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bangalore22 October  2017 (05:30 PM), Sunday.IIA conducts the following two graduate programmes leading to PhD degrees: (i) PhD, jointly with Pondicherry Central University, (MSc, Integrated MSc/ME/MTech) and (ii) Integrated MTech – PhD, jointly with University of Calcutta (BE/BTech).Click here
Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (AcSIR),Chennai 26 October 2017PhD program in Science & Engineering is available in the following doctoral degree types:  Full Time, Sponsored, and Direct PhD.The Aptitude Test/ Interviews will be held during 27 November 2017 to 08 December 2017.Click here
National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Gurgaon 31 December 2017PhD (Neuroscience)Click here
Chandigarh University06-Dec-17PhD Entrance Test on 17 December  2017Click here
IISER Kolkata22-Oct-17PhD in Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Physical Sciences.Click here
India Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur27/10/2017 (After extenstion)Click here
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delh – Combined Entrance Examination for Biotechnology Programmes [ CEEB ]17 October 2017 (11.59 PM). The CCEB for admission session 2018-19 will be held on 30 December 2017.Click here
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi17 October2017(11.59 PM)Through Entrance Examination JNU-December 2017, the following courses will be offered for admission AY 2018-19: MPhil/PhD, MPhil/PhD through JRF, PhD, PhD through JRF, MTech, MPH, PGDE, MA, MSc, MCA, BA (Hons.) in Foreign Languages and Part-Time courses.Click Here
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay16-Oct-17Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay invites application for PhD programmes for Spring Semester 2017-18. For the full academic years 2017-18, the total sanctioned strength for PhD programmes is 334 seats.Click here
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad22-Jan-18Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) 2018. The Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) is the doctoral programme of IIM Ahmedabad.Click here
Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Kolkata21-Jan-18Doctoral Fellow Programme offered in various specialization in management & related discipline.Click here
Xaviers University Bhubaneswar India28-Feb-18Doctoral Fellow Programme in management (PHD)Click here
The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)Fellow Programme in Rural ManagemenClick here
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER)20-Oct-17Disciplines: Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Earth & Environmental Sciences and Humanities & Social Sciences.Click here
National Instititute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli20-Oct-17 Offered MS(by research)/Ph.D(January) 2018 Session) Click here
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) Bhubaneswar06-Nov-17Invite applications from eligible candidates for PhD programmes scheduled to commence from 02 January 2018.Click here
Indian Institute of Science Education  & Research( IISER )Tirupati05 November,2017The PhD programme at IISER Tirupati was initiated in August 2017. We invite applications from prospective candidates for admission to the programme starting January 2018.Click here
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Patna27-Oct-17The institute provides Regular and Full-Time PhD (Institute Fellows & JRF/SRF Fellows), Direct PhD, Sponsored PhD, and Project Staff PhD.Click here
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati27-Oct-17The PhD programmes are available in the following categories:  Regular, Sponsored/Part-Time/External. The total number of vacant PhD seats are 213 for December 2017.Click here
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines) Dhanbad31-Oct-17PhD Programmes are available in Engineering, Science & Humanities and Management subject categories while total subjects are 24.Click here
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati 22-10-2017.Applications are invited for admission to the M.S (Research)/Ph.D programme starting in Jan 2018 Semester.Click here
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar31st October 2017 12:00 Midnight PhD Programmes in the following categories:  (1)Institute Scholar     (2)Sponsored Scholar     (3)Project Scholar (Projects running at IIT Bhubaneswar).Click here

Note: Candidates should refer the exact admission notification before applying any positions of any universities or institutes. On the basis of information available in the public domain, SkillOutlook has published this story.

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