PhD and M.Phil Programmes Admissions open at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Delhi

Are you looking for admission in PhD and M.Phil programmes? GGSIPU University, Delhi has released an official notification and invited applications from the eligible candidates for admission in PhD and M.Phil programme session 2021-22. Please read this article to know the programme's details, eligibility, application procedure and other details.

About Institute

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University or IPU, located in Dwarka Delhi, is a leading State University. University was established in 1998. It offers several undergraduates, postgraduate and PhD courses. Currently, admissions to PhD and M.Phil courses are open and eligible and highly motivated candidates can apply for the same.

Courses offered at IPU

PhD Programme

M.Phil programme
  • English at University School of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Clinical Psychology at PGIMER & Dr RML Hospital
  • Psychiatric Social Work at PGIMER & Dr RML Hospital

Eligibility Criteria

PhD Programmes

  • The candidates who wish to get admission to the PhD programme of the IP University must possess a Master's Degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent degree from any recognised college or institute or university. They must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an approved Assessment and Accreditation Agency.
  • There will be a relaxation of 5% of marks for the students belonging to SC/ST/Differently Abled (PWD) categories. They must have a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • The candidates who have appeared in the final year examination and their results are awaited are also eligible to apply.
  • The candidate who has an M.Phil degree or whose M.Phil Dissertation has been evaluated but the viva-voce is pending can also apply for admission in PhD.
  • The candidates who have qualified any national level test such as UGC-NET/UGC -JRF/UGC- CSIR JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET/ GATE / DBT-JRF / ICMR-JRF / Teacher fellowship holder will be exempted from the CET/PET conducted by the University for admission to the PhD programme.

M.Phil Programmes

M.Phil English
  • To be eligible for admission in the M.Phil programme, the candidate must have completed MA (English) or any equivalent degree from any recognised university or institute or college. The candidates must have got at least 55% in aggregates or equivalent grades. They will have to appear in the Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the IPU.
  • At IPU, 50% of seats are reserved for the MA(English) students of the University School of Humanities and Social Sciences. These candidates will have to register themselves for CET but need not appear in the exam as their admission will be done based on the merit prepared on the basis.
  • The admission to these seats shall be based on the merit of the applicant's cumulative performance index (CPI) obtained in the qualifying degree. They must keep the CET registration slip and admit card as candidature proof for admission. But this benefit is only for that candidate who has secured a minimum of 60% marks and has obtained their qualifying degree only in 2021.

M.Phil (Clinical Psychology)
The candidates must have a MA in Psychology or MSc in Psychology equivalent degree from a UGC recognized University/institute/college with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade. Preference will be given to the candidates who will have a special paper in Clinical Psychology.

M.Phil (Psychiatric Social Work)
The candidates who are desirous to join M.Phil (Psychiatric Social Work) must have a MA degree in Social Work from a UGC recognised University with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate. There will be a relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST category candidates. The candidates who have a MA degree by correspondence course, part-time course or by distance education will not be eligible to apply.

How to Apply

The candidates who wish to join the M.Phil and PhD programme of GGSIP University must visit the official website of GGSIP University, New Delhi and read the instructions given in the official advertisement carefully before applying. Detailed procedure for application form filing is available under the link "Procedure to fill online application forms". Admission seekers must apply online for admission in PhD and M.Phil programmes. For this, they must register through the common registration portal. After registration, all the applicants (including those who are requesting PET/CET exemption) must fill the online application available on the online portal of the university. They must choose "Exam Category" as "PhD/M.Phil" in the online application form. The candidate should provide all the required details and upload a clear latest photograph, scanned signature and left thumb impression. After submission of the application form, the candidates must take a printout of the computer-generated application form and keep it for further submission at the time of the interview.

Application Fee: An application fee of Rs.1200/- excluding processing charges and taxes (as applicable) is to be paid by the applicants along with the application form.

Documents to be uploaded

  1. Senior secondary mark sheet
  2. Graduation mark sheet
  3. MA/MSc mark sheet
  4. Fellowship award letter (if any)
  5. Community certificate (if applicable)
  6. The latest photograph
  7. Scanned signature
  8. Left thumb impression

Details /Pattern of Entrance Examination

All the candidates need to register for Common Entrance Test (CET)/PhD Entrance Test (PET). All the non-PET/CET exempted candidates will have to appear in the CET/PET. All exempted candidates need not appear in PET/CET but download the admit card and keep it into their record and must produce at the time of interview.

PET/CET exam will be conducted online using CBT mode at designated centres only. The date and time of the entrance exam and other details will be displayed on the university's website. Admit cards for the CET/PET will be available online on or before 5 days of the date of the exam and can be downloaded using user account login credentials.

PET/CET will be in the English language only. The PhD Entrance Test (PET) will be of 2 hours' duration. There will be 100 number of MCQ-type questions (4 marks each). There will be no negative marking. In PET for English and Sociology, 50% of the questions will be of MCQ type and 50% of subjective type.

The M.Phil CETs will be of 2 hours' duration. There will be 100 MCQs (4 marks each) except in M.Phil (English). In M.Phil (English), 50% of questions will be of MCQ type and 50% of subjective type. There will be no negative marking in the M.Phil CET.

Admission Procedure

Selection for admission to the PhD and M.Phil programmes of GGSIP university will be made based on the merit of entrance examination PET/CET and interview that will be conducted at the designated centres. CET/PET will have 90% weightage of marks and interview and practical will have 10% weightage of marks. Candidates will be called for interview in the ratio of 1 seat:3 candidate.

Important Dates

Commencement of Submission of Online Application: June 08, 2021
Last Date of Submission of Online Application: July 31, 2021
Last date for submission of documents for PET/CET exemption: Application submission last date + 2 weeks.
Date of Entrance Examination: To be announced later
Date of Interview/Viva-voce: To be announced later

Result Declaration

The result of the entrance exam will be displayed on the university's website and successful candidates will be called for an interview. The date of the interview will also be displayed on the official website.

Contact Information

GGSIP University
Sector 16C, Dwarka,
New Delhi-110078, India
Phone: 011 2530 2170, 011-25302169
Official website:
Official Brochure:
Online Registration Link:


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