Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Ph.D. Admission 2015 notification


Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University invites application for Ph.D. Programme in various disciplines for the January 2015. Interested candidates can submit the properly filled form by 30th October 2014. Learn about the eligibility criteria, application and selection procedure, fee details, fellowship, important dates and other details in this article.

Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University offers a great opportunity for the candidates who desire to go for advanced studies and research in various fields. Applications for admission in Ph.D. programme in various disciplines have been invited by Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University. Interested and eligible candidates can apply can download the application form and submit the duly filled application by October 30. 2014.

Ph. D Programmes being offered by the University


  1. Engineering

  2. Science

  3. Management

  4. Social Sciences and Humanities



Eligibility criteria


  1. For Ph.D programme in Engineering and Technology
    The interested candidate must have secured minimum aggregate of 60% marks or CPI of 6.5 in all semesters in B.Tech/ M.Tech/M.E or its equivalent level from any institute recognized by Association of Indian Universities.
    OR
    The interested candidate having more than 15 years of experience in appropriate area and have secured minimum aggregate of 60% marks or CPI of 6.5 in all semesters in B.Tech/ M.Tech/M.E or its equivalent level from any institute recognized by Association of Indian Universities can apply for the programme.

  2. For Ph.D programme in Science
    The interested candidate must have secured an aggregate of minimum CPI of 6.5 or the minimum 60% marks in M.Sc. or its equivalent in appropriate area in all the semesters from an institute recognized by Association of Indian Universities.

  3. For Ph.D programme in Management
    The candidate applying for Ph.D programme in Management must have secured minimum of 60% marks or CPI of 6.5 at a Bachelor degree as well as Master degree (M.B.A. / M. Tech./M.E./A.C.A./A.I.C.W.A./A.C.S. Or its equivalent) from the institute recognized by AIU.

  4. For Ph.D programme in Liberal Studies
    Candidate must have secured minimum of 55% marks in M.A. From AIU recognized institute.


Application Procedure


  1. Candidates can download the application form from the official website of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University.

  2. The completely filled application form along with Demand Draft of Rs.2000/-
    (Non Refundable)in favor of "Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University" payable at Ahmedabad and the self attested photocopy of all necessary testimonials should enclosed in an envelope superscribed as "Ph.D Admission January 2015."

  3. The last date to submit the form is October 30, 2014.

  4. Duly filled application should be sent by registered or speed post to the University .at the below given address.
    The Registrar,
    Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University,
    P.B.No. 3, Raisan, Gandhinagar - 382007

  5. Do not forget to mention the name and address of the candidate at the back of the DD.



Selection Procedure


After receiving all the application form from all the interested students, the applications will be scrutinized from the concerned Schools. The selected candidates who have applied for the Ph.D. Programme will have to appear for Research aptitude test(RAT). The test will be common for all the candidates. It will be followed by Discipline wise proficiency-evaluation. The evaluation can be oral/written form. It will be decided by the concerned School for the research area.

Ph.D. Programme fee


  1. First Semester fee: Rs. 50000

  2. Caution Deposit: Rs 10000

  3. Library Fee: Rs 5000

  4. Semester fee from second semester onward: Rs 8000 per month.

The first three mentioned fee i.e. first semester fee, library fee and caution deposit should be deposited at the time of admission.

Note: This does not include charges for Hostel, Mess, Transportation and other incidental fee.

The second semester fee will be collected during first semester fee from the fellowship given to the candidates by the University. Similarly, fees for third and next semesters will be collected.

Research Fellowship to be provided for the full time candidates


Based on the merit, few candidates will be selected for the fellowship programme. These candidates will be provided fellowship for the first three years. In third year, Doctoral committee will decide regarding the fellowship to be continued or not, depending upon the performance of the .candidates in previous years.

For the first two years: Rs.25, 000/- per month
In the third year: Rs.30, 000/- per month

Who is eligible for research fellowship?


  1. Research fellowship will be granted to the full-time candidates only.

  2. The candidates having a valid UGC NET/CSIR-UGC NET/SLET score at the time of the admission tests may be granted the above mentioned fellowship on basis of merit pursue Ph. D. in the research areas of Sciences and areas under School of Liberal Studies.

  3. The candidates admitted for Ph.D. programme in Engineering or Technology must have qualified M.E./M.Tech in appropriate field. Also, the candidates who have qualified three years M.Sc(Tech) in Geo-science programme are also eligible for fellowship.

  4. The candidates admitted in Ph.D programme for Management must have a valid CAT score card with minimum of 60% percentile.

What are different categories for Ph.D. Candidates?


For Ph.D. Programme, the candidates are admitted in the following five categories in the University.
  1. Regular(Full time):
    The candidates admitted as full-time regular students do the Ph.D work in full time. The eligible candidates receive fellowship from the University according to the policy. They may also receive fellowship from UGC/CSIR or any other funding agency.

  2. Sponsored students(Full time):
    The candidates admitted under this category are sponsored by Government organization, recognized R&D organization, academic institution or any national institute. The candidates must have at least two years of working experience in the corresponding field to be eligible for the scholarship. Students under this category will not be provided any financial assistance by the University. Candidates are required to attach sponsorship letter with the application form.

  3. Project Staff(Part-Time):
    The students of this category are working in any School of the University. They are associated with the sponsored project with minimum of two years.

  4. Locally and Professional employed personnel(Part-time):
    The students of this category are professional employees who work locally as regular employee in any government organization, any R&D organization, national institute or academic institute.. These students are required to meet their supervisor regularly for the assistance /guidance in the research work. These students must attach a 'No Objection Certificate' issued by the Head of their organization/ institute.

  5. Sponsored students(External Organization)(Part-Time):
    Under this category, students may do the research work in any R&D organization which is related to science, technology or engineering field. The organization must have proper research facilities. But, the research must be done under the guidance of Faculty of the University. However, the project may be supervised by a local supervisor of the organization.

  6. University Employees:
    Students under this category are full time employees of the University either working on Regular/contractual basis. They are part-time students who may be sponsored by Director -General, on the recommendation of School-Director & the Dean of the concerned faculty.


Important dates for Ph.D admission January 2015 in Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University


  1. Last date for submission of duly filled application form: October 30, 2014

  2. Announcement of eligible candidates selected for Research Aptitude Test: November 11, 2014

  3. Research Aptitude Test: November 21, 2014(10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon)

  4. Discipline-wise proficiency-evaluation:November 21((1.30 PM onward)

  5. Announcement of candidates who have qualified for Ph.D programme: December 2, 2014

  6. Last date for submission of fees:December 9, 2014

  7. Induction program for students admitted in Ph.D. Programme: January 1, 2015

  8. Commencement of first semester term: January 5, 2015


Note: The venue for Research Aptitude Test is Block-C (SPT-1 building).

For more information regarding the Ph.D admission January 2015, the candidates can contact
Dr. Roshni Solanki
Assistant Registrar (Academics)
Phone number: +91-79-23275012
Email address: phd@pdpu.ac.in

For more information regarding the research areas offered by different Schools of the University visit the Ph.D. Admission 2015 section at the website of Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gujarat(http://www.pdpu.ac.in/).


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