New Delhi: Do you have any plan to pursue career in research programmes? Doctor of Philosophy, popularly known as PhD, is a research-oriented degree recognized both in India and global levels. Many Universities all over the globe offer the course in various disciplines. The PhD aspirants should be updated with latest developments with respect the admission procedure.
In recent times, major changes have been brought in the admission process of PhD by various universities. One of the significant change is the PhD admission process as per new regulations on MPhil and PhD by the University Grants Commission. The regulations have mandated that all Universities and Institutions Deemed to be Universities now will have to admit PhD students through an Entrance Test conducted at the level of Individual University/Institution Deemed to be a University. However, the University may decide separate terms and conditions for PhD Entrance Exam for those students who qualify UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder or have passed MPhil programme.
Now the entire PhD admission has broadly two stage process: Entrance Test and Personal Interview. The Entrance Test is qualifying in nature with qualifying marks as 50%. Generally, the syllabus of the Entrance Test consists of 50% of research methodology and 50% subject specific. The short listed candidates who qualify the 50% mark in the entrance test will have to appear interview/viva-voce test where the candidates will have to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before the Department Research Committee of the concerned universities or institutes. This is the general procedure how the PhD entrance takes place in the major universities in India.
Here, SkillOutlook presents the list of PhD entrance tests conducted by major universities or institutes across India, especially for Social Sciences and Humanities Group and Science streams.
UGC NET Exam
CSIR-UGC NET Exam
JNU PhD Entrance Exam
Symbiosis International University (SIU) PhD Entrance Test
BHU Research Entrance Test
BITS Pilani PhD Entrance Examination
IGNOU PhD Entrance Test
Manipal University Jaipur Entrance Test
Sikkim Manipal University PhD Entrance Test
Visha-Bharati Kolkata PhD Entrance Test
Pondicherry University PhD Entrance Test
Alagappa University PhD Entrance Exam
Kurukshetra University PhD Entrance Test
University of Hyderabad PhD Entrance Exam
BR Ambedkar Open University PhD Entrance Test
Osmania University PhD Entrance Test
Kerala University PhD Entrance Test
Anna University PhD Entrance Test
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow PhD Admissions Test
Himachal Pradesh University Shimla PhD Admission Test
Indian School of Mines Dhanbad PhD Admission Test
Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi PhD Admission Test
Kalasalingam University PhD Admission Test