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Decoding Eligibility for PhD Admission for 492 seats in Lucknow University

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Lucknow: Lucknow University, a government owned research university in Uttar Pradesh, has released PhD Admission Notification for 2019-20. The total number of PhD vacant seats are 495 . These Doctoral seats are available both at Lucknow University and its affiliated colleges.

Key Dates:  Last date of online form submission without Late Fee Thursday, February 6, 2020

Last date of online form submission with Late Fee Monday, February 10, 2020

Entrance Test March 16 – 20, 2020

Application Fee per subject:

General and OBC Rs. 2000.00 (With late fee Rs. 3000.00)

SC and ST Rs. 1000.00 (With late fee Rs. 2000.00)

Eligibility Conditions: Candidates for admission to the PhD programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution.

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme in the University of Lucknow.

Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to MPhil Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution shall be eligible for admission to PhD programme.

List of Departments with vacant PhD Seats (Both Lucknow University and Colleges)

Faculty of Arts
Department/Subject Lucknow University
Seats in
Ancient Indian History and Archaeology 4 4
Anthropology 3 3
Arabic 21 21
Economics 8 8 16
English 10 11 21
English /  French 2 2
Hindi and Modern Indian Languages 19 21 40
Home Science 8 8
Medieval and Modern Indian History 3 3
Journalism (Mass Communication) 2 2
Library & Information Science 2 2
Linguistics 2 2
Oriental Sanskrit 4 4
Persian 10 10
Philosophy 16 16
Physical Education 9 9
Political Science 7 7
Psychology 7 7
Public Administration 2 2
Sanskrit and Prakrit Language 10 10
Social Work 8 8
Sociology 3 37 40
Urdu 7 7
Western History 1 1
160 85 245
Faculty of Commerce
Applied Economics 12 2 14
Business Administration 6 6
Commerce 3 18 21
21 20 41
Faculty of Education
Education 5 5
Faculty of Law
Law 38 38
Faculty of Fine Arts
Fine Arts 7 7
Faculty of Science
Biochemistry 6 6
Botany 19 19
Chemistry 11 12 23
Computer Science 6 6
Geology 11 11
Mathematics 15 15
Physics 42 2 44
Statistics 10 10
Zoology 22 22
Total 156
Grand Total=492


Selection Procedure:  As per the LU Ph.D. Ordinance 2018 the admission would be done on the basis of entrance test and interview.

All candidates who are desirous of taking admission to the Ph.D. programs of the University of Lucknow have to appear and qualify the Centralized Entrance Test (CET) conducted for this purpose.

All candidates who qualify the CET with the minimum prescribed cutoff have to attend the interview.

Candidates who qualify the CET and appear in the interview will be considered for the final merit.

For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the PhD Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of Lucknow University.



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