Discover the list of more than 25 universities where PhD admission window is open for Jan 2018 session

Mumbai: Doctoral Degree or PhD is the highest degree practiced in the higher education system in India. Generally the December or January PhD admission session is known as even or spring semester in Indian higher education system.  Prominent institutes such as IITs, NITs, premier research institutes and universities have already notified their doctoral programme admission process. There are many institutes have opened their admission window also.

As on date many institutes have already closed the admission process for the upcoming session. Meanwhile there are more than 25 institutes where PhD admission process is open for January 2018 or 2018-19 academic year.


Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Vadodara has released PhD admission notification for January 2018. PhD admission is going on for Manav Rachna  University for 36 seats. Fellow Programme in Management admission process is open for IIM IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta.

Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) has released official admission notification for MPhil & PhD programmes -2018-19. Admission is open in Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram for January 2018 session.  PhD admission is also open in KL University, Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar , BHU, IIT BHU Varanasi, NIT Warangal, and others.

List of Universities where PhD admission is open for coming session

Name of Intitutes/Universities Last Date Remark Notification Link
Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Vadodara 27-Nov-17 PhD Admissions Winter 2017-18 Click here
Manav Rachna  University 25-Nov-17 36 PhD seats for this session Click here
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 26-Nov-17 Release admission notification for PhD programmes December 2017. The University will conduct PhD Entrance Test on 04 December 2017 in 12 subjects. Click here
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore   IIM Bangalore launches Doctoral Programme in Entrepreneurship Click here
Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar 21st December 2017 Invites applications for admission to PhD Full Time and Part Time (Spring Term) Programs for the session 2018 through an entrance test  
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai 13th January 2018 (by 06.00 pm) Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai notifies MPhil & PhD Admissions 2018 Click here
Central University of Punjab 21.11.2107  Central University of Punjab are offering
admission to Ph.D. Programmes during the course commencing from
January 2018
Click here
Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM) Kancheepuram 21/11/2017 IIITDM Kancheepuram offers undergraduate, postgraduate, dual-degree programmes in the areas of Computer, Electronics and Communication, Mechanical Engineering and inter-disciplinary Ph.D programmes in core and applied areas of science and engineering. Click here
University of Calcutta 30-Nov-17 Biophysics, Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics Click here
The Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission 27 November 2017 till 11:59 PM State Eligibility Test (SET) in the month of February/March 2018 (Sunday) for determining the Eligibility for recruitment to the post(s) of Assistant Professor(s) in universities and colleges located within the State of Himachal Pradesh. Click here
JEST 2018(Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research ) 16th December 2017 Joint  Entrance Screening Test for Admission to Ph.D/Integrated Ph.D Programme in Physics/Theoritical Computer Science/Neuroscience. Click here
KL University 9th December 2017 Applications in the prescribed form are invited from the eligible candidates for
admission into Ph.D/M.Phil (Full and Part-time) programs
Click here
Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar 30th November, 2017  Invites applications from Indian nationals for Ph.D. program in
the following research areas:
1. Infectious Disease Biology
2. Cancer Biology & Bioinformatics
3. Genetic & Autoimmune Diseases
4. Plant & Microbial Biotechnology
Click here
Thapar University Instititute of Engineering & Technology 13/12/2017 Admission to Ph.D programme(Second Semester Of Session 2017-18) Click here
National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Gurgaon  31 December 2017 PhD (Neuroscience) Click here
Chandigarh University 06-Dec-17 PhD Entrance Test on 17 December  2017 Click here
International Institute of Information Technology(IIIT), Hyderabad 25-Nov-17 Spring Admissions for Postgraduate Programmes [Ph.D. only] Click here
 Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) 30-Nov-17 Invited applications from eligible candidates for admission to PhD programmes. The PhD written test will be held in December 2017 Click here
Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 27-Nov-17 Invites Ph.D Admission January 2018 Click here
The National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune 17-Nov-17 Invites application from eligible candidates for admissions to PhD programme of March 2018 session. The PhD programme is offered in research areas of Modern Biology. Click here
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad 22-Jan-18 Fellow 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) Kolkata 21-Jan-18 Doctoral Fellow Programme offered in various specialization in management & related discipline. Click here
Xaviers University Bhubaneswar India 28-Feb-18 Doctoral Fellow Programme in management (PHD) Click here
The Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) Fellow Programme in Rural Managemen Click here
Jadavpur University,Kolkata 30-Nov-17 Applications are invited from Indian national for admission to the Ph.D. (Engineering and
Pharmacy) programme as per New Ph.D. Regulation 2017 under the Faculty Council of Engineering
& Technology, Jadav pur University
Click here

Note: Candidates should refer the exact recruitment 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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