Admissions 2020 to Ph.D. Programs in Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Kumarhatti - Solan, HP

Maharishi Markandeshwar University located in Kumarhatti - Solan of Himachal Pradesh has published an admission notice 2020 for the Ph.D. programme in the disciplines of Microbiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Physiology in medical science. Read this page to know about its eligibility, application procedure, due date, examination details etc.

Being established in the year 2010 under the aegis of the Maharishi Markandeshwar University Trust, The Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Kumarhatti-Solan is recognized by the UGC to award degrees to its students. The university is now looking for applications from the eligible candidates for admission to the Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) programme in following disciplines:

  1. Anatomy (Medical) - 01 seat
  2. Biochemistry (Medical) - 1 seat
  3. Microbiology (Medical) - 2 seats
  4. Physiology (Medical) - 3 seats
  5. Pharmacology (Medical) - 2 seats

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must be MD/ MS/ PG Diploma/ M.Sc. (Medical) passed in any subject with minimum 55% marks or equivalent B-grade in UGC 7-point scale or equivalent grade or CGPA or any equivalent degree from any foreign educational institute recognized by an assessment and accreditation agency approved by an authority which is established under a law in its home country
  • Candidates who belong to any of SC/ ST/ OBC (non-creamy layer)/ differently-abled categories, may apply with at least 50% marks instead of 55% as mentioned above without any grace mark procedures as per the decision of the commission
  • Candidates passed the examination required for the admission from any foreign university should submit all equivalent certificates from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi

Course duration

The minimum duration of the Ph.D program shall be minimum 3 years and maximum 6 years including course work. Candidates have to do research work for at least 2 years once Research Advisory Committee approves their synopsis. However, the maximum duration is relaxed by 2 years for the women and PwD candidates.

Course fees

Candidates selected for the admission to the Ph.D. program should pay Rs. 80,000/- as tuition fee per year which will be counted from the admission date, including other annual charges in advance against which no intimation for the deposit of fees will be forwarded to the students. For the first year, the fee should be paid at the time of admission which can be remitted late up to a maximum of 30 days in subsequent years with a late fee of Rs. 2500/-. The hostel fee will be charged extra for the hostel residents.

Admission process

Admission will be based on the merit of an entrance test followed by an interview. Candidates have to obtain minimum 50% marks in the exam which will be relaxed by 5% for the candidates belong to SC/ ST/ PH categories. 70% and 30% weightage will be given to the performance of the entrance test and the interview respectively. However, if an applicant has already been awarded a Teacher fellowship by the UGC or any other regulating council to carry on research to Ph.D program, (s)he will be exempted from the entrance test.

Entrance test

Entrance test will be in online mode with multiple choice type questions carrying 1 mark each. The duration of the test will be of 2 hours. Total marks of the examination will be 70 out of which 50% will be from research methodology which is common for all and the rest 50% will be on the concerned subject. The interview will carry 30 marks.

How to appear in test

Candidates have to log in at to appear to the test 15 minutes before the timing of the entrance test. The mobile number of the applicants will be used as the username and their date of birth will be used as their password. For example, if 15th January 1980 is a birthday, the password will be 15011980. Point to be noted that the link of the exam will appear on the online portal after login at the exact scheduled time of the test as such candidates are requested to the page at the scheduled time.

How to apply

The filled in application form in prescribed format along with all attested copies of the documents as given below should reach the office of Registrar, M.M. University, Kumarhatti-Solan, 173229 on or before the last date for submission of application as mentioned later.
  • In support of the date of birth, matriculation pass certificate or any equivalent exam certificate
  • HSC pass certificate
  • Detailed mark card of Graduation
  • Detailed mark card of master degree or equivalent qualifying examination
  • Character certificate issued by the last institution attended by the candidates
  • Experience certificate with the name of organization, service period, designation etc, if applicable
  • NOC from the employer
  • Passport or student visa applicable for NRI or foreign candidates
  • 2 passport size photo duly attested. One of them should be affixed on the respective position on the application form
  • If applicants passed the last exam from any other university, migration certificate should be submitted
  • Undertaking against ragging to be filled online at
Please note that the prescribed format of application for is available at the link furnished below.

Important dates

  • Last date to receive the application: 26.11.2020
  • Online entrance test will be held at 11:00 a.m. on 30.11.20
  • Online interview will be held on 01.12.20

Contact details

Maharishi Markandeshwar University,
Solan, Himalchal Pradesh
Pin - 173 229
Contact No. : 01792-268224
Helpline No. : 08894224001, 02
08894724501, 02, 03, 04 ,05 ,06
Fax No. : 01792-268221
Website :
E-mail. :

Reference: All the viewers of this page are requested to visit to obtain detailed admission notification along with the prescribed format of the application form.

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