PU M.Phil./Ph.D Entrance - Panjab University Master of Philosophy and Doctorate of Philosophy Entrance Exam

PU M.Phil. & Ph.D Entrance Exam 2014 -  Panjab University Master of Philosophy and Doctorate of Philosophy Entrance Exam acronym as  PU M.Phil. & Ph.D Entrance Exam  is conducted by the Panjab University to enrol candidates into M.Phill and Ph.D in the faculties of Arts, Business Management & Commerce, Design & Fine Arts, Engineering, Languages, Law and  Science as given below:

Faculty of Arts

S.No Course S.No Course
1 Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archeology (Ph.D. & M.Phil.)  8 Psychology (Ph.D.)
2 Economics (Ph,D. & M.Phil.) 9 Public Administration (M.Phil.)
3 Gandhian and Peace Studies (M.Phil.) 10
Centre for Defence & National Security 
Studies (Ph.D. & M.Phil.
4 History (Ph.D. & M.Phil.) 11 Centre for Defence & National Security Studies (Ph.D. & M.Phil.
5 Political Science (Ph.D. & M.Phil.) 12 Police Administration (Ph.D. & M.Phil.)
6 Political Science (Regional Centre, Muktsar) (only for  M.Phil.)  13 Women Studies (Ph.D.)
7 vii. Philosophy (Ph.D. & M.Phil.) 14 Centre for Social Work (Ph.D.)


Faculty of Languages

S.No Course S.No Course
1 English (Ph.D. & M.Phil.) 7 Punjabi (PURC, Muktsar) (M.Phil.)
2 Punjabi (Ph.D. & M.Phil.) 8 Tibetan/ Buddhist Studies (only for Ph.D.)
3  Sanskrit (Ph.D. & M.Phil.) 9 Urdu (Ph.D.)
4 Sanskrit (VVBIS & IS, Hoshiarpur) 10 Persian (PH.D.)
5 Hindi (Ph.D.) 11 French (Only for Ph.D.)
6 Punjabi (GGS) (only for M.Phil.)  12 Russian (Only for Ph.D.)


Faculty of Science

S.No Course S.No Course
1 Anthropology (only for Ph.D.)  10 Geology (Ph.D.)
2 Botany (Ph.D. & M.Phil.)  11 Physics (Ph.D.)
3 Bio-Chemistry (only for Ph.D.) 12 Statistics (Ph.D. & M.Phil.)
4 Bio-Physics (only for Ph.D.)  13 Zoology (Ph.D. & M.Phil.) 
5 Nuclear Medicine (Ph.D.) 14 Microbiology (only for Ph.D.) 
6 Environment Science (only for Ph.D.) 15 Chemistry (Only for Ph.D.)
7 System Biology & Bioinformatics (Only for Ph.D.) 16 Stem Cell & Tissue Engineering (Ph.D.)
8 Computer Science (Ph.D.)  17 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (Only for Ph.D.)
9 Microbial Biotechnology (Only for Ph.D.)  18  


Faculty of Education

S.No Courses S.No Courses
1 Physical Education (M.Phil.) 2 Community Education and Development (Ph.D.) 

Faculty of Business Management and Commerce

S.No Courses S.No Courses
1 Group A:
Economic Analysis for Corporate Planning
Industrial Structure and Economic Development 
2 Group B:
Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
Organisational Dynamics  
3 Group C:
International Business Management
Marketing and Transport Management 
4 Group E:
Frontiers of Corporate Finance
Developments in Accounting 

Faculty of Design and Fine Arts

S.No Courses S.No Courses
1 History of Arts/Fine Arts (only for Ph.D.) 2 Indian Theatre (only for Ph.D.)
3 Music (Ph.D. & M.Phil.)    


Faculty of Engineering

University Institute of Chem. Engg. & Tech., P.U. Chandigarh(Branches)
1 Chemical Engineering 2 Industrial Chemistry
3 Polymer Science & Engineering 4 Food Technology
University Institute of Engineering & Technology, P.U. Chandigarh(Branches)
1 Computer Science & Engineering 2 Biotechnology Engineering
National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research, Sector 26, Chandigarh (Branches)
1 Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Technology) 2 Construction Technology & Management
3 Computer Science & Engineering 4 Instrumentation & Control


Faculty of Law

S.No Department S.No Department
1 Department of Laws, P.U., Chandigarh (Ph.D.)  2 UILS, P.U., Chandigarh (Ph.D.)


In case of enrolment of M.Phil. & Ph.D. in the following subjects/ Departments/ Chairs, Subject (s) of Test will be as indicated:- 

  1. Dayanand & Vedic Studies 
  2. Swami Vivekanand Studies any subject from the 
  3. Guru Nanak Sikh Studies Faculty of Arts/ 
  4. Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies (SGGS) Languages 
Any Subject From Faculty of Arts/Languages

PU M.Phill/PhD Entrance Exam Eligibility

Eligibility for Faculty of Arts, Languages, Science, Design and Fine Arts, Law and Engineering 

Any candidate who has passed the Master’s examination in the concerned subject with a score of not less than 55% (50% for SC/ST/BC Category) marks  in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year examination of Master’s degree in the subject concerned from Panjab University, Chandigarh or from any other University (approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of P.U.), shall also be eligible to appear for the M.Phil. & Ph.D. Entrance Test. 

The students possessing degree of M.A. in Gandhian and Peace Studies be considered for enrolment for Ph.D. degree in the other subjects of Arts and Social Sciences provided they clear the Entrance Test in the subject in which the enrolment is sought. 

Any candidate with M.Sc. (any branch of science)/ M.Tech./M.E. (any branch of engineering)/ M.Pharm. relevant to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology would be considered as eligible to pursue Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. 

Minimum 55% marks are required in qualifying exam and existing rules of the university will apply. Further, the final decision of enrolment will be subject to the approval by the Joint Academic Administrative Purse (JAAP) committee (subject to the approval of Syndicate/ Senate). 

Eligibility for Faculty of Business Management and Commerce

Any candidate who has obtained Master’s degree with not less than 55% (50% for SC/ST Category) marks in the aggregate, from Panjab University or from any other University (approved by the Academic Council) in anyone of the following subjects:

  1. Commerce or Management  OR 
  2. Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration, Operations Research, Social Work, Engineering and Laws. OR 
  3. Any subject other than those mentioned in (i) and (ii) above provided that the candidate has either not less than 5 years’ work experience at the managerial (including administrative service) level or is a member of the Faculty in the Department of University Business School, Panjab University with not less than 5 years’ experience of teaching postgraduate classes. 
  4. Master of Finance and Control (MFC) OR Provided further that candidates with qualification, mentioned in (ii) & (iii) above shall be eligible for enrolment only if the area of research relates to the Faculty of Business Management and Commerce. 
  5. The following categories of candidates, who are graduates and have either a minimum 5 years’ standing in the profession (practice or service) or 5 years’ experience of teaching postgraduate classes, shall also be eligible:
    • A member (Associate or Fellow) of the Institute of Chartered  Accountants of India. 
    • A member (Associate or Fellow) of the Institute of the Cost & Works Accountants of India. 
    • A member (Associate or Fellow) of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. 

University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, will admit students to Ph.D. programme once in a year only, i.e. in the beginning of the session of Ph.D. Programme, as University Business School has two-semester course-work. 

Exemption from Entrance Test for Enrolment to P.hD

I. Every candidate interested in admission to Ph.D. Programme in any of the school/ department/    institute of Panjab University has to appear in Ph.D. Entrance Test except the following:

  1. The candidates who have qualified UGC/CSIR (JRF) Examination / SLET/ GATE examination. 
  2. Candidates who are Teacher Fellowship Holders/ direct awardees of fellowship by DST (INSPIRE), ICMR or any other National Agency.
    In case of Science and Engineering Departments / Institutes (because of the cost of the laboratory work) it will be the decision of the Academic Committee of the Department to decide whether the candidates who have cleared SLET/ Ph.D. entrance test without fellowship be admitted to Ph.D. Programme or not.  
  3. Sponsored Foreign Students holding valid Research Visa for doing Ph.D. under the ICCR or other Academic Exchange Programme fellowships of Governments. However, each such case shall be decided by the Academic Committee of the concerned Department. 

II. Syndicate dated 31-07-2011 (Para 17), the following categories of candidates shall be eligible for enrolment/ admission for Ph.D., if otherwise eligible: 

  1. Candidates who have cleared P.U. Entrance Test.
  2. Candidates who have cleared UGC NET/ CSIR (NET)/ ICSS/ ICHR/ICPR Examination/ SLET/GATE / Teacher Fellowship holders/ direct awardee of Fellowship by any national agency or any other equivalent test. 

III. Senate dated 22.12.2012 Para (L 22) exempted:

  1. The permanent (regular for Government Colleges) teachers of the Panjab University and Colleges affiliated to the Panjab University with two years’ experience for admission to enrolment for Ph.D. 
  2. One seat, over and above the prescribed limit of 8 (eight) Ph.D. student to be supervised by a faculty member, be reserved in each University teaching department / approved Research Centre for regular teachers of Colleges affiliated to Panjab University / UGC Rajiv Gandhi National Fellow for pursuing Ph.D. degree. 

However, if the number of successful candidates in the above categories comes to more than the number of seats available in a Department, the Department concerned will prepare the merit list based upon the marks obtained by the candidate in Master’s degree. An additional weightage of 20% marks will be given to those who have obtained Fellowship from any national agency mentioned in (ii) above. 


PU M.Phill/P.hD Entrance Exam Validity

PU M.Phill/P.hD Entrance Exam is valid (the candidate can enroll himself / herself for Ph.D. within a period of TWO YEARS) for two years form the date of declaration of the result of the exam.

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