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Lovely Professional University Jalandhar Announces Online PhD Admission Test in Feb 2021

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Jalandhar, 17 December 2020: Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar, a leading private university in Punjab, is conducting National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) for PhD aspirants in February 2021.  Both Part Time and Full Time PhD Admission is available for more than 43 subjects.  

Online LPU PhD Test: Considering steep spike in infection cases in India and COVID 19 pandemic, LPUNEST for PhD would be conducted in online mode only i.e. remotely proctored online LPUNEST from home will be conducted. LPUNEST (PhD) will provide a gateway to all PhD programmes in LPU and will act as Entrance test for admission in PhD Programmes at LPU.

Teaching Fellowship:  LPU also offers Teaching Fellowship to full time Research Scholars. Preference will be given to NET/GATE/GPAT qualified candidates and Research Scholars having previous teaching and research experience. The teaching fellowship awardee will be paid an honorarium of Rs. 15,600/ per month (consolidated). The Research scholar is required to take teaching load of minimum six credits.

Key Dates:

Online Registration starts on:     11 December 2020

Last date of Registration:              28 January 2021

Dates of Entrance Test: 29 and 31 January 2021

Result of LPUNEST (PhD): 3 February 2021

Last Date of Admission: 27 February 2021

Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam):

Master’s degree in the relevant discipline with 55% marks in aggregate

5% relaxation to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently-abled candidates

Applicants having relevant Post Graduation degree in Engineering are only allowed to apply for the Ph.D. in engineering disciplines. e.g. applicants with M.Tech/ME in CSE would apply for PhD( CSE), and applicants with MCA or M.Sc. (CS/IT) degree should apply for PhD (Computer Applications).

Exemption from Entrance Test: Applicants who have qualified UGC (NET/ JRF)/ CSIR (NET/ JRF)/ ICAR (JRF/ SRF) examination/ SLET (Punjab only)/ GATE/ GPAT/ ICAR (NET), Teacher Fellowship holder or passed MPhil Programme (in Regular mode only) are exempted from LPUNEST (PhD).

Exemption is for LPUNEST (PhD) only but the applicant will have to fill the LPUNEST (Ph.D.) form and appear for the Interview. The applicants are required to bring the original documents against which exemption is sought at the time of interview.

GATE/GPAT score should be valid at the time of admission.

Selection Criteria:

An applicant will be short listed for interview on the basis of his/ her score in the entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).

The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview.

However if anyone is exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.) entrance test, then 100% weightage will be given to Interview only.

List of Departments offering Full Time PhD Programmes:

  1. Aerospace Engineering
  2. Agronomy
  3. Ayurvedic Pharmacy
  4. Biochemistry
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Botany
  7. Chemical Engineering
  8. Chemistry
  9. Clinical Biochemistry
  10. Clinical Microbiology
  11. Design
  12. Electrical Engineering
  13. Electronics and Communication Engineering
  14. Entomology
  15. Fine Arts
  16. Food Science and Technology
  17. Genetics and Plant Breeding
  18. Geospatial Information Science and Technology
  19. History
  20. Journalism and Mass Communication
  21. Law
  22. Mathematics
  23. Mechanical Engineering
  24. Microbiology
  25. Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
  26. Performing Arts-Music
  27. Performing Arts-Theatre
  28. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  29. Pharmaceutics
  30. Pharmacognosy
  31. Pharmacology
  32. Physical Education
  33. Physics
  34. Planning
  35. Plant Pathology
  36. Psychology
  37. Public Administration
  38. Punjabi
  39. Sociology
  40. Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry
  41. Zoology
  42. Horticulture (Fruit Science)
  43. Horticulture (Vegetable Science)

For exact details on eligibility conditions, how to apply and other detail, the candidates should refer the PhD Admission  page on the official website of  LPU.


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