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Punjab University Announces PhD Entrance Test 2020: 622 seats for PhD and 150 seats for MPhil

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Chandigarh: Punjab University, Chandigarh, has announced PhD and MPhil Admission for 2020-21. The University will conduct PhD & MPhil Admission Entrance Test on 07 November 2020.

The Panjab University, Chandigarh will hold an Entrance Test for enrolment to MPhil & PhD. in the Faculties of Arts, Business Management & Commerce, Design & Fine Arts, Education, Engineering, Languages, Law, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science.

Total Number of Seats: The total number of PhD seats are 622 while total number of MPhil seats are 150. Faculty of Arts –PhD Seats -88 and MPhil -87; Faculty of Science –PhD Seats 151; Faculty of Languages –PhD 57; MPhil -45; Faculty of Education –PhD 7; MPhil 3; Faculty of Business Management & Commerce- PhD 34 seats; Faculty of Design and Fine Arts –PhD 5; MPhil 15 seats; Faculty of Engineering – 255 seats; Faculty of Law- 24 seats.

Key Dates: Last date for submission of information on the website to generate the Bank Challan – 16 October 2020.  Last date for deposit of fee in any branch of State Bank of India using website generated challan – 19-10-2020 (Monday) upto 4:00 p.m.  Last date for uploading of photograph, signature with rest of the information on the website  – 22-10-2020 (Thursday).

Application Fee: The Fee for M.Phil. & Ph.D. Entrance Test is Rs. 2175/- (Rs. 1088/- for SC/ST/PwD).


Eligibility Conditions in Brief:

Eligibility for Test in Faculty of Arts, Education, Languages, Science, Design and Fine Arts, Law, and Engineering:

Any candidate who has passed the Master‟s examination in the concerned subject with a score of not less than 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC/PwD Category) marks in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year examination of Master‟s degree in the subject concerned from Panjab University, Chandigarh or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of P.U.), shall also be eligible to appear for the M.Phil. & Ph.D. Entrance Test.

Exemption from Entrance Test For Enrolment to MPhil / PhD: Panjab University shall admit M.Phil./ Ph.D. students through Entrance Test conducted at the level of the University. However, exemption from entrance test will be given to those who have already cleared any of the national test like UGC-CSIR NET including JRF, SLET, GATE, or any other prestigious test for national level scholarship/ fellowship conducted at all India level on behalf of national institution(s), for example, GPAT, and JEST, Direct awardees of fellowship for pursuing Ph.D. and working permanent teachers of Panjab University and affiliated college are also exempted from the entrance test.

List of Departments/Colleges/Centres with vacant seats:


Faculty of Arts

No of MPhil Seats No of PhD Seats
Ancient Indian History & Archaeology 15 3
 Defence &National Security Studies 5 8
Economics 9 4
Economics – Evening 1
 Gandhian and Peace Studies 10 3
History 15 32
History Evening 4
Philosophy 7
Police Administration 4
Political Science-Evening 3
Political Science 7
Approved Supervisors from difference colleges of P.U. Chandigarh-Political Science 6
Psychology 6
Public Administration 7 5
Sociology 15
Sikh Studies 4
Women Studies 2
Total 87 88
Faculty of Science
Anthropology 4
Biochemistry 8
Bio-Physics 23
Biotechnology 16
Botany 13
Chemistry 26
Environment Studies 1
Geology 7
Human Genomics 9
Medical Physics 1
Microbial Biotechnology 3
Microbiology 21
Nuclear Medicine 1
Physics 1
Stem Cell Tissue Engineering and Biomedical Excellence 2
System Biology & Bioinformatics 5
Zoology 10
Total 151
Faculty of Languages
English 5 24
French 4
Hindi 4
Punjabi 20 17
Sanskrit 20 6
Urdu 2
Total 45 57
Faculty of Education
Community Education & Disability Studies 7
Physical Education 3
Total 3 7
Faculty of Business Management & Commerce
Finance &Accounting 11
Human Resources 9
Marketing 9
Strategic Management 4
Teacher Category 1
Total 34
Faculty of Design and Fine Arts
Music 15 3
Indian Theatre 3
Total 15 6
Faculty of Engineering
Chemical Engineering 22
Industrial Chemistry 8
Food Technology 2
Computer Science Engineering 56
Information Technology 20
Biotechnology 11
Mechanical Engineering 31
Applied Science 3
Electrical and Electronics Engg. 40
Electronics and Communication Engg. 58
Civil Engineering 4
Total 255
Faculty of Law
Law 24
Total 24
G Total 150 622


For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, interested candidates should refer PhD Admission Notification, which is available on the official website of PhD Admission page of Punjab University.


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