Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya Ph.D. Entrance Test (DHSGSU PHDET) -Admission And Application Details

For admission to Ph.D. programme in the academic session 2022-23, eligible candidates may apply online through University website or

  • Minimum Eligibility Requirement:
    Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme must have a Master’s degree in the concerned/relevant/allied subject with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent CGPA or equivalent Grade.
  • Relaxation in Minimum Qualifying Marks:
    A relaxation of 5% marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to OBC-NCL/SC/ST/PwD. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent in a point scale wherever the grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace marks.


  • Candidates belonging to OBC-NCL, SC, ST and PWD categories will be given reservation as per the Government of India rules i.e. OBC- NCL - 27%, SC-15%, ST-7.5%. Five percent (5%) seats are reserved within each of the categories (Unreserved, ST, SC, and OBC-NCL) for Person With Disability (PWD) candidates (on the horizontal basis), and UR Economically Weaker Section(UR-EWS) - 10% only if the candidate fulfills the other minimum eligibility to appear in the Entrance examination. Submission of a certificate to this effect issued by a competent authority/Board shall be mandatory.
    For the purpose of reservation under UR-Economically Weaker Section (UR-EWS) category, a person belongs to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) whose family income is below Rs.8 Lakh in a financial year and his/her family does not own or possesses any of the following assets:
    (a) 5 acres of agricultural land and above.
    (b) Residential flat of 1000 sq. ft. and above.
    (c) Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities.
    (d) Residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.
  • Certificate issued by competent authorities as mentioned in this brochure shall be submitted by the candidates at the time of interview.
     Candidates must note that Certificate from any other person/authority shall not be accepted in any case.
     The caste/tribe of the candidate belonging to SC, ST and OBC-NCL must be listed in the appropriate Government of India Schedule. The Caste Certificate should clearly state his/her caste in the certificate.
Categories of Ph.D. Candidates:

There shall be two categories of candidates:

  • Full-time Ph.D. Candidates:
    This category includes research scholars who shall pursue their research for Ph.D. degree at the University as a full-time regular scholar
  • Part-time Ph.D. Candidates:
    This category is further divided into two categories:
    (a) Part-time candidates (Internal): A regular teaching staff of the University with three years of teaching experience at the time of admission shall be eligible under this category. Such candidates will be required to take study leave during the coursework.
    However, if the coursework could be completed by the teacher without affecting his/her normal teaching load of the department concerned, a study-leave in such case is not required. A certificate to this effect from the Head of the Department shall be required for admission to the Ph.D. programme.
    (b) Part-time candidates (External): This category includes persons working in Higher Education and Research Institutions. The candidates have to produce a sponsorship certificate from the parent institution.
Procedure of Admission:

Admission to PhD Programme shall be of the two-stage process.
Entrance Test:

  • The Entrance Test shall consist of Written Exam of 100 questions of 70 marks having 2 parts. Part ‘A’ –There will be 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of 0.7 Marks each related to Research Methodology.
    Part ‘B’ –There will be 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) of 0.7 Marks each related to the concerned subject.
  • The qualifying marks of the Entrance Test shall be 50% of the total marks of the Entrance Test.
  • A relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks shall be granted to SC/ST and PWD candidates.
  • Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET/JRF, CSIR NET/JRF shall be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test. However, they have to apply through or up to the last date of filling of the online form.
  • The Teacher Fellowship/Person relating to higher educations shall also be exempted from
    appearing in the Entrance Test. However, they have to apply through or upto the last date of filling of the online form. However they have to produced sponsorship certificate from parent institution at the time of admission.
  • Appearance in the interview is mandatory for the candidates who will qualify in the Entrance Test as well as the candidates who will be exempted from the Entrance Test.


  • An interview of the candidates who qualify in the Entrance Test as well as the candidates who are exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test, will be conducted by the concerned Department. The candidates will be required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Departmental Research Committee (DRC).
  • At the time of interview, the Departmental Research Committee (DRC) shall consider the following aspects, viz. whether:
    a) The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
    b) The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Department;
    c) The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge
  • An Interview shall be of 30 marks for the candidates qualifying the Entrance Test and of 100 marks for the candidates exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test.
  • Preparation of Merit list for Admission to Ph.D. Programmes-
    (A) For candidates who are required to appear in the Entrance Test: The merit will be prepared on the basis of marks secured in Entrance Test (70 marks) plus Interview (30 marks) i.e. out of 100 marks.
    (B) The merit of candidates exempted for Entrance Test will be prepared on the basis of 100 marks of the interview.
    Thereafter, a final combined merit will be prepared on the basis of 100 marks as mentioned in [A] and [B] above, for admission to Ph.D. Programme.

I. Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum duration of six years.
II. The women candidates and persons with disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration.
III. The minimum residence required shall be of 03 years including course work. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of Ph.D. for upto 240 days.
IV. A candidate who has been awarded a Ph.D. degree from this University, in a subject, shall not be permitted for admission in the same subject again. However, such a candidate may apply for admission in any other or interdisciplinary subject.
V. Admission to Ph.D. programme shall be as per provisions of University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.PHIL./Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2016 (amended in 2018) and Ordinance 23 (A) of this university for the session 2022-23.
VI. If any rules or regulations mentioned in the brochure stand contradictory or/and found to be mistaken, then in this case, the rules or regulations mentioned in the university ordinance will be considered final.

Instructions for Online Filling of Application

Candidates must ensure that they possess the following in hand objects before filling the online application:
1. A valid e-mail ID for filling up the Application form.
2. A Mobile Number for filling up the Application form.
3. A recent passport size coloured photograph (for scanning and uploading in "JPEG" format only. File size of the scanned photograph should be between 25-100KB).
4. Your signature using Blue/Black pen on a white sheet (for scanning and uploading in "JPEG" format only. File size of the scanned signature should be between 25-50KB).
5. Access to an online payment facility/service such as: Net Banking/Credit card/ATM-cum-Debit card etc.