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JNU PhD Notification 2022

Admission Policy and Procedure 2022-2023

The University includes the following Schools of interdisciplinary research and teaching besides some special Centres of Study:

  1. School of International Studies

  2. School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies

  3. School of Social Sciences

  4. School of Arts and Aesthetics

  5. School of Life Sciences

  6. School of Environmental Sciences

  7. School of Computer and Systems Sciences

  8. School of Physical Sciences

  9. School of Computational and Integrative Sciences

  10. School of Biotechnology

  11. School of Sanskrit and Indic Studies

  12. School of Engineering

  13. Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship

  14. School of Indian Traditional Music and Dance

  15. Special Centre for E-Learning

  16. Special Centre for Molecular Medicine

  17. Special Centre for the Study of Law and Governance

  18. Special Centre for Nano Sciences

  19. Special Centre for Disaster Research

  20. Special Centre for the Study of North East India

  21. Special Centre for National Security Studies

  22. Special Centre for System Medicine

The candidates shall be considered for admission to the following programmes: - Ph.D., M.Tech., MPH., PGD, M.A., M.Sc., MCA, MBA, B.Tech.+M.Tech./MS, B.A. (Hons.) 1st year in Foreign Languages, B.Sc.-M.Sc. Integrated programme and Part-Time courses.

Computer Based Test (CBT): The Entrance Examination for admission to various programmes of study in JNU is held at the pan India centres.. This enables the University to have a far wider regional outreach giving an opportunity to a larger number of candidates to seek admission in JNU.

The maximum number of candidates to be called for viva voce for admission to each programme of study for Ph.D. programme shall be as follows: Number of students after examination to be invited for viva-voce examination will be as follows:

For General: Intake x 5 Times
For SC/ST/OBC: Intake x 8 times

JRF qualified candidates shall be exempted from Computer Based Test (CBT).They are required to apply separately under JRF category. Such candidates shall be shortlisted and called directly for viva-voce.

GATE qualified candidates applying to the School of Engineering are also exempted from Computer Based Test (CBT). They are required to apply separately under GATE category. Such candidates shall be shortlisted and called directly for viva-voce.


Reservation of Seats:

27% seats for OBC
15% seats for SC
7.5% seats for ST
5% seats for person with disability (PWD)

as per the reservation policy of the Government of India (with minimum disability to the extent of 40%) in pursuance of Provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016.

Reservation of 5% seats in respect of PWD candidates shall be done horizontally, as per the Government of India Guidelines/Policy.

a) Reservation for EWS: The persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 10% reservation in Admission to various programmes of study.

Admission of JRF holders to Ph.D. programme: Only those candidates who fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements as prescribed for admission of candidates to Ph.D. programmes as mentioned in the respective schools/centres and have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship through CSIR, UGC National Eligibility Test (NET), ICMR, AYUSH, DBT examination are eligible to apply separately in the prescribed form under this category in the respective school/centre/Special Centre wherever separate intake through JRF category is available (the link for this category will be available on the JNU website). Such candidates shall be exempted from appearing in Computer Based Test (CBT). However, candidates shall have to appear for an interview and their selection will depend on their performance in the interview. Candidates who have appeared in these examinations, but results awaited may also apply under this category. However, such candidates will be interviewed upon submission of a valid proof of having qualified for or awarded the JRF certificate at the time of interview.

Please note that candidates who have been awarded “Lectureship” (without JRF) in the CSIR/UGC examination and any other fellowship on the basis of Lectureship (without JRF) (Assistant Professorship) are not eligible and will not be interviewed. In case of candidates applying under JRF category selection will be done on the basis of 100% viva score.

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