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Decoding Eligibility Criteria & Selection Procedure of Central University of Punjab PhD Admission for 172 Seats ! Online Interview

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Bathinda, 24 January 2021: Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, a Central University, has released PhD Admission Notification for Jan/Feb-2021 Intake. The total number of vacant PhD seats are 174 across 30 subjects. CUP will conduct online interview for on 08 & 09 February 2021. Last date of receipt of applications is 31 January 2021 (Sunday)

PhD Admission for the current session is open for JRF, NET, GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET & JEST (Physics) Qualified Candidates only) 2020-21.

Here, SkillOutlook presents Key Points of Eligibility Criteria and Selection Procedure:

Eligibility Conditions: The applicant should have a Master’s degree in the relevant subject with minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD) as detailed above for each programme.

Candidate must have qualified UGC/CSIR/ASRB-NET, ICMR-JRF, GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET & JEST (Physics) with existing validity and must have some financial assistance such as UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT-JRF, financial assistance from Govt. agencies {Like Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF), Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) etc.} / **Sponsored Research Fellowship or working in CUPB projects.

Selection Procedure: The performance of a candidate will be evaluated as under:

  1. For UGC/CSIR/ICMR/DBT-JRF, Qualified Candidates:
  • Fix weightage for JRF qualification- 70 marks
  • Interview – 30 marks
  1. For UGC/CSIR/ASRB-NET/GATE/GPAT/DBT-BET/JEST (Physics) (without JRF) Qualified Candidates with Financial Assistance
  • Fix weightage for NET/GATE/GPAT/DBT-BET/JEST (Physics) qualification: 50 Marks
  • Percentage of Marks obtained in NET/GATE/GPAT/DBT-BET/JEST (Physics) (20% weightage)- 20 Marks
  • Interview: 30 Marks


The candidates are required to appear in the interview and merit list will be prepared as per the evaluation criteria given above.


Key Dates:  Opening of Portal: 20 January 2021 (Wednesday)

Last date of receipt of applications: 31 January 2021 (Sunday)

Date of Interview (Online): 08 February 2021 and 09 February 2021 (Monday & Tuesday)

Commencement of Course work 15 February 2021 (Online) (Monday)

Last Date of Admission/Registration 26 February 2021 (Friday)

Application Fee:

Online Application Fee to be paid through online/debit/credit card:

General/OBC candidates: Rs. 800/-

SC/ST candidates: Rs. 400/-

PWD candidates: No Fee

List of Departments with vacant PhD Seats:

List of Departments Vacant Seats
Agribusiness 4
Food Science & Technology 4
Biochemistry 6
Botany 3
Chemistry 7
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry 3
Computational Physics 3
Mathematics 4
Statistics 4
Microbiology 4
Physics 13
Zoology 5
Education 8
Physical Education 7
Computer Science & Technology 7
Environmental Sciences 7
Geology 6
Geography 6
Human Genetics 10
Molecular Medicine 4
Pharmacology 7
Mass Communication & Media Studies 7
Political Science 5
English 7
Hindi 1
Punjabi 7
Law 9
Commerce 6
Economics 7
History 3
Total 174

For further details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of  Central University of Punjab.



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