The examination is structured into two distinct sections, each serving a specific purpose in evaluating candidates' suitability for the Ph.D. program:
This section, common to all candidates, gauges their research aptitude across various aspects of research methodology. The following areas will be covered:
Number of Questions: 50 Marks per Question: 1 mark Total Marks for Section 1: 50 marks
This section pertains to the specific Ph.D. program applied for by the candidate. It is further divided into two parts:
The difficulty level of the questions is aligned with standards such as UGC-CSIR-NET, GATE, or Masters level of the subject.
Number of Questions: 50 Marks per Question: 1 mark (Master’s level) Total Marks for Section 2: 50 marks
This interview, conducted by the Faculty Research Committee (FRC), carries a weight of 30 marks. It serves as an opportunity for candidates to further discuss their research interests, area of expertise, and alignment with the Ph.D. program.
Overall, the examination structure encompasses a holistic evaluation process to assess candidates' aptitude, subject-specific knowledge, and potential contributions to the field of study.
Note 1. For foreign nationals/NRIs, the submission of an AIU (Association of Indian Universities) certificate is compulsory, in addition to the other required documents, during the application process. For more detailed information, please refer to https://aiu.ac.in/.
Note 2. Working applicants are required to provide a No Objection Certificate (NOC) during the registration-cum-orientation for the program. This submission should take place within a month of their selection. For the specific format of the NOC, please click here.
Note 3. Offer of admission will be provisional & valid only for the specific program opted by the candidate as well as for the same academic session. The offer of admission will automatically stand cancelled if the conditions are not fulfilled by the specified time.