There are some universities that are a popular destinations for students due to affordable study expenses and quality of education. To get admission in PhD, a large number of candidates apply for these Government or Autonomous Universities. PhD admissions 2021 are mostly based on PhD entrance exams. However, there are a few PhD Institutes that consider admissions based on merit followed by a personal interview. The registrations for PhD admission for the academic year 2021-22, are open in DTU Delhi, NIFT, NISER Bhubaneswar, BIT Mesra. The last date to apply for these colleges is the last week of May 2021.
Few colleges including IIMs, IITs, Delhi University have already closed their PhD Admission 2021 registration process around September 2020. You can check the application dates below of all the colleges.
PhD Admission 2021: University PhD Admission Schedule
The table below lists the applications form dates for PhD Admission 2021 in top University offering different PhD courses:
|University Name||Last Date for PhD Registration|
|IIT Jammu Ph.D Admission 2021||15 May 2021|
|G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology Ph.D. Admission 2021||30 April 2021|
|Thapar University Ph.D Admission 2021||30 June 2021|
|IIITD Jabalpur Ph.D Admission 2021||07 May 2021|
|IIPE Visakhapatnam Ph.D. Admission 2021||30 May 2021|
|Lucknow University Ph.D. Admission 2021||22 April 2021|
|IIT Patna Ph.D. Admission 2021||27 April 2021|
|IIT Madras PhD Admission 2021||30 April 2021|
|Patliputra University Ph.d Admission 2021||21 March 2021|
|IIIT Bangalore Ph.D Admission 2021||05 May 2021|
|IIT Hyderabad Ph.D. Admission 2021||07 April 2021|
|IIM Sambalpur Ph.D Admission 2021||15 April 2021|
|IISER Berhampur PhD Admission 2021||24 April 2021|
|NCCS Ph.D. Admission March 2021||21 May 2021|
|B.N Mandal University Ph.D. Admission 2021||06 March 2021|
|Jadavpur University M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admission||03 March 2021|
|Tezpur University Ph.D. Admission 2021||30 January 2021|
|HPU Shimla Ph.D. Admission 2021||10 February 2021|
|TISS Mumbai MPhil Ph.D. Admission||25 February 2021|
|Institute of Agribusiness Management Ph.D. Admission 2021||20 March 2021|
|Jain University Ph.D. Admission 2021||25 January 2021|
|Jaipur National University Ph.D. Admission 2021||31 January 2021|
|TNOU Ph.D. Admission January 2021||09 February 2021|
|Hyderabad University Ph.D. Admission 2021||31 December 2020|
|Kerala University Ph.D. Admission 2021||20 January 2021|
|National Institute of Immunology Ph.D. Admission January 2021||25 January 2021|
|DTU Ph.D. Admission January 2021||14 December 2021|
|Utkal University Ph.D. Admission||18 December 2020|
|IIM Kozhikode Announces Ph.D. Admission 2021||January 29, 2021|
|Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University Ph.D. Admission||23 October 2020|
|ICMR-NIMR Ph.D. Admission 2021||December 5, 2020|
|Christ University Ph.D. Admission 2020-21||30 November 2020|
|RMLNLU Lucknow Ph.D. Admission January 2021||07.12.2020.|
|Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology Ph.D. Admission 2021||10 December 2020|
|IIHMR Jaipur Ph.D. Admission 2021||February 14, 2021|
|Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University Ph.D. Admission 2021||6th May, 2021|
|ACSIR Ph.D. Admission||4th week of Oct 2021|
|IGNOU Ph.D. Admission||3rd week of March 2021|
|TNAU Ph.D. Admission||2nd week of July|
|Aligarh Muslim University Ph.D. Admission||3rd week of May 2021|
|Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Admission||4th week of October 2021|
|CFTRI Ph.D. Admission||4th week of May 2021|
|CCS University Ph.D. Admission||3rd week of August 2021|
|Indian Veterinary Research Institute Ph.D. Admission||April 2021|
|Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology Ph.D. Admission||4th week of March 2022|
|North Maharashtra University Ph.D. Admission||3rd week of May 2021|
|IIA Bangalore Ph.D. Admission||2nd week of April 2021|
|Guru Nanak Dev University Ph.D. Admission||11 November 2020|
|National Institute of Immunology Ph.D. Admission||25 January 2021|
|MPUAT Udaipur Ph.D. Admission||4th week of June 2021|
|Assam University M.Phil. Ph.D. Admission||1st week of January 2021|
|Rajasthan Technical University Ph.D. Admission||2nd week of July 2021|
|Kanpur University (CSJMU) Ph.D. Admission||2nd week of April 2021|
|Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Ph.D. Admission||last week of July 2021|
|Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University Ph.D. Admission||4th week of July 2021|
|CIAB Mohali Ph.D. Admission||2nd week of June 2020|
|BRAOU MPhil & Ph.D. Admission||3rd week of June 2021|
|NBHM Ph.D. Admission||1st week of January 2022|
|Mahatama Gandhi University Kerala Ph.D. Admission||3rd week of April 2021|
|CESS Hyderabad Ph.D. Admission||2nd week of August 2021|
|Punjab Agricultural University Ph.D. Admission||4th week of October 2021|
|ICT Mumbai Admission||Last week of May 2020|
|UAS Bangalore Ph.D. Admission||4th week of Jun 2021|
PhD Entrance Exams
The table below lists the applications form dates for PhD entrance exams 2021 for Admission in India for academic year 2021-22, candidates are required to take in order to pursue their Ph.D. from some colleges/universities in India:
|PhD Entrance Exam||Application Dates|
|TIFR GS 2021 (TIFR Graduate School Admissions)||31 January 2021|
|JEST 2021 (Joint Entrance Screening Test )||4th week of December 2021|
|Indian Agricultural Research Institute Ph.D. Entrance Exam||30th January, 2021|
BITS Pilani Ph.D. Entrance Examination
|05th February 2021|
AIIMS Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2021
Osmania University Ph.D. Entrance Exam
|June 10, 2021|
IISC Ph.D. Entrance Exam
GITAM University Vishakhapatnam Ph.D. Admissions Test
|First Week of June 2021|
Ph.D. Entrance Exam of NMIMS University Mumbai
|Last Week of May 2021|
Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi – Ph.D. Admission Test
|2nd and 3rd week of March 2022|
|Second Week of July 2021|
BARC Ph.D. Admission Test
|February 28, 2021|
ISM Dhanbad Ph.D. Admission Test
|April 5 to May 15, 2021|
The University of Hyderabad Ph.D. Entrance Exam
NIMHANS PG/PG Diploma/Super Speciality Ph.D. online entrance test
|25 Apr 2021|
GTU Ph.D. Entrance Exam
|First week of May 2021|
Symbiosis Ph.D. Entrance Exam
|Last Week of May 2021|
|9 May 2021 (Postponed)|
AIMA Ph.D. Entrance Exam
|January 18, 2021|
NIPER Ph.D. Entrance Exam
|08 May 2021|
JNU Ph.D. Entrance Exam
Kurukshetra University Ph.D. Entrance Exam
|28 Aug 2020|
Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi Ph.D. Admission Test
|10 Oct, 2021|
Jamia Hamdard New Delhi Ph.D. Admission Test
Indian Veterinary Research Institute Bareilly Ph.D. Admission Test
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Lucknow-Ph.D. Admissions Test
|10 JUN 2021|
DBT JRF Biotech Entrance Test
1st week of September 2021
Minimum PhD Admission Eligibility Criteria
- The minimum eligibility criteria for applying to a PhD course is the possession of Masters or a PG degree.
- The candidates should have obtained at least 50 - 55% of marks or grades in the PG course in the respective subject.
- Candidates with work experience in the field of research will be given more preference.
PhD Admission Process 2021
Admission for PhD courses is carried out through merit as well as the entrance exam based processes. The admission process for both processes is explained below.
Merit-Based PhD Admission
- Top institutions offers PhD admission through a merit-based process.
- For this, the institute may ask the candidates to submit the abstract of the research proposal.
- This is done mainly for scrutinizing the candidates and the selected candidates are notified for the further process.
- Also, the candidates should fulfill the basic eligibility criteria of 50 - 55% of marks in the PG course.
Entrance Exam Based PhD Admission
- National wise and institution wise entrance exams are conducted to get admission of PhD courses.
- Some institutions even conduct personal interviews along with the entrance exams for the admission of PhD courses.
Syllabus for PhD Admission 2021
- The syllabus for the PhD courses varies based on the specialization in the subject the candidates opt for.
- PhD courses consist of both normal academic classroom sessions and research work.
- The research work plays a major role to get admission in PhD courses.
- The structure of a PhD course includes course work, qualifying examination, research proposal/abstract preparation and thesis work.
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