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Puducherry University 

Puducherry University has released a Selection List for PhD French. 

Puducherry University offers PhD programs in various specializations under 10 faculties and offers 30+ PhD courses under its departments & affiliated colleges. For applying, candidates must have passed Master’s in relevant subject with 55% marks. Admission to PhD programs at Puducherry University is based on merit secured in an entrance test followed by a personal interview conducted by Puducherry University or any other national level entrance examination.  

Candidates who have qualified National Eligibility Test/ JRF (Junior Research Fellowship)/ UGC (University Grant Commission)/ CSIR or UGC Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for SC/ST or DBT-INSPIRE are exempted from the entrance examination conducted by the university.  

Puducherry University PhD Important Dates  

Events Dates 
PhD in International Business Interview To be notified 

Puducherry University PhD Eligibility 

Candidates must have studied under 10+2+3+2 pattern of education (or 10+2+5) and passed a Master’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 55% (50% for SC / ST / OBC candidates / Differently Abled) marks for getting admission into the PhD program at Puducherry University. 

Puducherry University PhD Admission Process 

Puducherry University offers PhD admission based on academic performance, entrance score & performance in Personal Interviews. 

Selection Criteria 

Selection to the PhD program at Puducherry University is made based on the Entrance Examination (70%) followed by Personal Interview & Academic Record (30%) conducted by the university. NET/JRF qualified candidates with fellowships will be given direct admission. 

PhD Entrance Exam Pattern 

For admission to PhD courses, Puducherry University conducts its entrance exam, conducted in the last week of May every year.  

  • The entrance exam is 120 minutes (about 2 hours) 
  • The entrance exam is a computer-based test consisting of 100 Multiple Choice questions. 
  • 4 marks will be allotted for every correct answer while 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer 

How to Apply? 

The registration process for PhD commences from the first week of April. The application form is to be submitted online through the official website of Puducherry University. Necessary steps to apply online for admission into PhD at Puducherry University are mentioned below: 

  • Login Using the login ID & Password 
  • Apply separately for each course 
  • Fill in the application form carefully with all necessary personal details, academic qualification 
  • After successfully submitting the form, the candidate must pay the entrance exam fee amount of INR 600 (INR 300 for SC/ST categories) 
  • Candidates can pay the application fee through a Credit/Debit card or Net Banking 

Defense personnel should apply online. They should take a printout of the online application form and forward the same through the respective Headquarters to- 

The Assistant Registrar (Academic-Admissions) Puducherry University R.V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry-605 014 Documents Required: 

  • Color Passport Photo of size 20Kb-60Kb  
  • Signature of Applicant of size 10Kb-30Kb  
  • Community Certificate for SC/ST/OBC category 
  • Disability Certificate for PwD (Person with Disability) 

Puducherry University PhD Program Details – Curriculum and Syllabus 

Puducherry University offers a full-time PhD program with a duration of 3 years. The course wise syllabus for different PhD programs offered by Puducherry University is tabulated below: 

Program Specializations Download Syllabus 
PhD International Business Download Here 
Tourism Download Here 
Banking Technology Download Here 
Electronics & Communication Engineering Download Here 
Physics Download Here 
Chemistry Download Here 
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Download Here 
English Download Here 
NST Download Here 
Green Energy Technology Download Here 
Microbiology Download Here 

FAQs (Frequently Asked Question) 

Ques. What are the subjects offered in the PhD program at Puducherry University? 

Ans. Puducherry University offers PhD programs with various specializations in the fields of Humanities, Commerce, Science, Technology, Management, Law & so on. They are Management Studies, Computer Science & Engineering, Law, Psychology, Food Science & Nutrition, Microbiology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, English, International Business, etc.  

Ques. Does Puducherry University provide any financial assistance to PhD students? 

Ans. Puducherry University provides scholarships to their students enrolling in PhD UGC / CSIR NET (National Eligibility Test) qualified JRFs (Junior Research Fellowship) are eligible to receive fellowships of INR`25,000/- p.m. for 2 years. This can be enhanced to `28,000/- p.m. on completion of 2 years and subject to fulfilling certain conditions laid down by the UGC / CSIR. They are also eligible for a contingent grant as per the UGC rate. The award of fellowship and contingency grants are subject to approval by the CSIR / UGC. 

Ques. How are candidates shortlisted for PhD admissions at Puducherry University? 

Ans. Candidates for PhD at Puducherry University are shortlisted based on marks obtained by them in the entrance exam, academic records, and performance in a personal interview. The weightage for each factor is as follows: 

  • Entrance Exam – 70 % 
  • Personal Interview & Academic Record – 30 % 

Ques. What are the documents required for admission into PhD at Puducherry University? 

Ans. Following documents with a photocopy are required at the time of PhD admission at Puducherry University: 

  • Xth standard mark-sheet or equivalent 
  • HSC certificate 
  • UG and PG degree or provisional certificate 
  • SC/ST/PH/EWS certificate 
  • Migration/Transfer certificate 
  • NOC from the previous/present employer 

Ques. Is there any entrance exam for admission into a PhD program at Puducherry University? 

Ans. Yes, admission to the PhD program at Puducherry University is solely entrance-based. Candidates must have appeared for the University Entrance Examination. The final selection to this PhD program is done based on merit in the entrance examinations score, academic merit, and candidate’s performance in Personal Interviews. Candidates who have qualified National Eligibility Test / JRF / UGC / CSIR or UGC Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship for SC/ST or DBT-INSPIRE are exempted from the entrance examination. The entrance examination is conducted in May every year.  

Ques. What is the application fee for a PhD at Puducherry University? 

Ans. The application fee for the PhD program at Pondicherry University is INR 1000/- for General category students & INR 500/- for SC / ST Candidates. Applicants can pay the application fee online through Credit Card / Debit Card or Net Banking. Read More: Puducherry University Application Process