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IPUCETIndraprastha University Common Entrance Test of Ph.d. (2017 - 2018)

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Post-Graduation
  • Duration-:3 Hours
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Offline

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University  Conduct Entrance test for admission to Ph.d. Programme.

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D. Programme in the following disciplines:  

Information Technology, Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Applications, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Mechanical & Automation Engineering, Management, Chemical Technology, Bio-Technology, Environmental Sciences, Medical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, English, Sociology, Law & Legal Studies and Mass Communication, as per Ph.D. Ordinance 2017 available at link (http://www.ipu.ac.in/norms/phdbom210717.pdf).

Common minimum eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D. Programmes:

  • Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme should 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 accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.  
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Differently-Abled (PWD) categories.
  • A person, whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme. 
  • Candidates possessing a M.Phil. degree or a degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution.  
  • A degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme. 

School-Wise Details

Detailed Eligibility Criteria 

Mode of Ph.D. Programme

University School of Biotechnology Master’s Degree (MSc./M.Tech) or M.Phil with Masters in Biotechnology/Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/Genetics/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Plant Molecular Biology/ Biochemical Engineering / Bioinformatics/or Allied Sciences. Or B.Tech (Biotechnology) with minimum 75% marks AND 3 years research or industrial experience. Or Master’s Degree (MSc./M.Tech) or M.Phil with Masters in Biotechnology/Life Sciences/ Botany/ Zoology/Genetics/Microbiology/Biochemistry/Plant Molecular Biology/ Biochemical Engineering / Bioinformatics/or Allied Sciences and who have cleared a national level examination like CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF/Lecturer-ship, DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, or equivalent fellowship shall be deemed to have qualified the University’s written test and can appear directly for interview. Candidates who have appeared in the above examinations but are awaiting results may also apply but will not be exempted from entrance exam. Candidates who have already initiated their fellowships in some other institutions and are interested to have their fellowships transferred to GGSIP University may also apply, provided the period of available fellowship is atleast 4 years.  Full Time  
University School of Chemical Technology The minimum eligibility for admission shall be a Master’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent.   Full Time/Part Time 
University School of Management Studies Candidates for admission to the Ph. D. programme shall have a Master Degree in Management or related field at Master degree shall be taken as eligibility. Programme and 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 accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions. Candidates for admission to the Ph. D. Programme shall have a Master Degree in Management field or related fields like Master's in Economics/Master's in Psychology/Master's in Sociology/Master's in Commerce/Master's in Operation Research/Master's in Statistics/Master's in IT and Computer Applications are eligible for Ph. D. Further more there are certain sectoral MBA Programme such as MBA (Rural Management), MBA (Real Estate). MBA (Energy Management). MBA (Environment Management). MBA (Disaster Management). MBA (Health Care Management) or Master's in Hospital Administration / MBA (Banking & Insurance) & the like shall also be eligible for Ph. D. Programme. A relaxation of 5 % of marks, from 55 % to 50 % or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Differently-Abled (PWD) categories.  Full Time/Part Time  
University School of Environment Management M.Sc. Environmental Science/Environment Management/Natural Resource Management/ Biodiversity & Conservation/Life Sciences/Botany/Zoology/Physical Sciences/Chemical Sciences/ M.Tech Engineering/Sciences, Graduation in Sciences/Engineering is mandatory.  Full Time  
University School of Basic & Applied Science The minimum eligibility for admission shall be a Master’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent.  Full Time  
University School of Humanities & Social Sciences   The minimum eligibility for admission shall be a Master’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent.  Full Time 
University School of Law & Legal Studies   LL.M. 2 years/1 year from an Indian/Foreign University recognized as per new UGC regulations.  Full Time/Part Time  
University School of Mass Communication The minimum eligibility for admission shall be a Master’s Degree in relevant field or equivalent.  Full Time/Part Time
University School of Information & Communication Technology

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Ph.D. Discipline 

Eligibility Criteria 

1 Computer Science & Engineering
  • M.Tech. (CSE/Computer Systems) or equivalent with 60% marks/7 CGPA 
  • Qualified in CET/GATE in CS & IT/UGC JRF in Computer Application 
2 Information Technology
  • M.Tech. (IT) or equivalent with 60 % marks/7 CGPA
  • Qualified in CET/GATE/UGC JRF in Computer Science & IT/Computer Application 
3 Computer Application 
  • MCA with 60% marks/7 CGPA
  • Qualified in CET/GATE/UGC JRF in Computer Science & IT/Computer Application 
4 Electronics & Communication 
  • M.Tech. in (ECE/VLSI Design/DC/SP/RF & Microwave) or equivalent with 60% marks/7 CGPA 
  • Qualified in CET/GATE in ECE/UGC JRF in Electronic Science
5. Mechanical & Automation Engineering
  • M.Tech. in Production Engineering/Design Engineering/Thermal Engineering/Tool Engineering/Robotics & Automation Engineering or equivalent with 60% marks/7 CGPA 
  • Qualified in CET
  • GATE in Mechanical Engineering/Production and Industrial Engineering.

Note:  

  • In case of M.Tech. in (Information Security/Software Engineering/Cyber Security/software systems/Artificial Intelligence) candidate shall be offered discipline in Ph.D programme based on B.Tech. Degree. 
  • In case of candidate having M.Tech. (Robotics & Automation Engineering) degree, candidate can qualify GATE examination based on his/her B.Tech. degree discipline.  
Full Time/Part Time
University School of Medicine & Para Medical Health Sciences Candidates holding Master’s degree or a professional degree equivalent to Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade “B” in a point scale wherever grading system is followed . A relaxation of 5% marks, from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation in grade shall be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Differently–abled categories.   Full Time/Part Time 

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Procedure for Admission

  • Admission to the Ph.D. programme of studies shall be through an Entrance Test conducted by the University in the relevant disciplines of study. 
  • For those students who qualify UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / GATE / DBT-JRF / ICMR-JRF / Teacher fellowship holder or have passed M.Phil. programme, such candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme shall be exempt from the entrance test conducted by the University. However, they shall have to apply for admission to the University. 
  • Reservation shall be as per the State Reservation Policy, notified by the University from time to time.  
  • The written entrance test shall be qualifying for admission to Ph. D. programme with 50% as qualifying cut off. The syllabus of the written entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. 
  • An interview / vice-voce shall be organized where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest / area through a presentation before a duly constituted Admission Committee.  
  • The admission shall be based on the performance / merit of the candidate in the interview/viva-voce. The interview/viva-voce shall consider the following aspects, viz. whether: 
    • The candidate possesses the basic knowledge and aptitude for the proposed research work; 
    • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research work; 
    • The proposed plan of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge in the area of research.  
  • For written entrance test qualified candidates, the merit list (out of 100 marks), for admissions will be prepared as per following criteria:
    • 50% weightage will be given to the marks obtained in written entrance test; 
    • 25% weightage will be given to interview/Viva-voce
  • Employed candidates including permanent faculty members of the University Schools or affiliated colleges/institutions, who wish to seek Ph.D. admission as full-time research scholars, must obtain leave for a period of at least three years to fulfill the minimum registration period of the University. Candidates who need proof of selection to obtain leave from their employers may use the selection/admission list displayed on the University website for this purpose, but admission shall only be granted upon submission of the leave sanction letter in original. All employed candidates (full-time / part-time), in regular employment must obtain a “No Objection Certificate” for the purpose of pursuing Ph.D. programme, the same must be submitted at the time of interview for admission

Submission of application form

All the candidates have to apply online for admission to Ph.D. programme by filling up the online application form as available on University website http://www.ipu.ac.in on the payment of Rupees One Thousand Only (Rs: 1000/-) plus service charges and taxes as applicable as the application fee. Appearing in Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) is mandatory for all non exempted applicants , however admit card would be issued to all the applicants including the exempted applicants. All the applicants need to download the admit card from the link used for filling up the application form using their respective login id and password. The applicants who are exempted from Ph.D. Entrance Test should keep the admit card with them and the same has to be produced at the time of interview. All the candidates are advised to take and retain a printout of the duly filled in application form. The link for filling up the online application is as follows: 

Note: Last date for submission of online application form: 03/10/2017 up to 4.00 P.M. 

Instructions for filling up Ph.D. Admission Form:

  • The candidates must read all the important instructions before filling up the Application Form.  
  • A detailed procedure for filling up the application form is available on University website http://www.ipu.ac.in under the link “Procedure to fill online application forms.” 
  • The candidate should choose the “exam category” as “Ph.D.” in the online application form.  
  • The candidate should enter his or her relevant details and upload a recent clear photograph of size as mentioned with his or her scanned signature and left thumb impression. 
  • Relevant course for Ph.D. Entrance Test should be chosen and payment of application fee of Rs. : 1000/- (Rs. One Thousand only) plus service charges and taxes as applicable must be made online.

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