Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak Ph.D. Admissions & Award of University Research Scholarship 2022


Are you searching for the official notification of Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak for admission to Ph.D. programs? Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak has invited applications for Ph.D. programmes and the award of University Research Scholarship (URS) in several disciplines. Eligible candidates can get information such as programme details, eligibility criteria, application and admission procedure etc. in this article.

Maharshi Dayanand University Rohtak has released an official notification and invited online applications from eligible candidates for admissions to Ph.D. program and award of University Research Scholarship (URS) for the session starting from January 2022. Eligible candidates can apply for the same.

Departments Offering PhD/URS Programmes

MDU Rohtak Campus
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science & Applications
  • Defence & Strategic Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English & Foreign Languages
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Technology
  • Genetics
  • Forensic Science
  • Geography
  • Hindi
  • History
  • Institute of Management Sciences and Research
  • Hotel Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Law
  • Library & Information Science
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Music (Vocal & Instrumental)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sanskrit
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • University Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Zoology

MDU-CPAS, Gurugram
  • Economics
  • English
  • Law
  • Management

Number of Seats Available





Image Source: Official Website of MDU, Rohtak
Note: A total of 15 seats for URS are reserved for SC/ST candidates

Fee Structure



Image Source: Official Website of MDU, Rohtak

Eligibility Criteria

For Ph.D. Program
The candidate must have a Master's degree in the subject concerned and must secure at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent B grade on the UGC seven-point scale and 50% marks or an equivalent grade for SC/ST/Differently abled candidates of the Haryana State only.

For University Research Scholarship (URS)
Candidates applying for the Ph. D. program or already registered in Ph.D. program can apply for the award of URS. The candidates who will be higher in merit will be awarded URS.

How to Apply for Admission to Ph.D. and Award of URS

The candidates must visit the official website of MDU and read the information brochure carefully before applying. The candidate will have to create a login ID and password on the website of MDU. The candidates need to fill up the percentage of marks obtained in each examination using the conversion formula (if required). Enough care is to be taken while filling the online Application Form. Change in Subject/Department or category, once chosen for admission, will not be permitted. Each column is to be filled (especially asterisk (*) marked) and incomplete application forms shall summarily be rejected. The candidate must fill separate application form for each subject. The candidate must keep the ready scanned copy of the Photograph (file format: .jpeg Size: Less than 50 KB), Signature image (file format: .jpeg Size: Less than 30 KB) and Left thumb impression (file format: .jpeg Size: Less than 50 KB) for uploading while filling the application form online.

After submitting the application, the candidates must download the computer-generated copy of the submitted application form and save it safely for future purposes. In case of any correction in filled details, he/she may request through email to reg.admission@mdu.ac.in before the last date of application submission. However, change in some particulars will not be allowed such as Candidate's Name, Father's Name, Mother's Name, Date of Birth, Category, Program and Supernumerary seat/Quota.

Application Fee

The candidates will have to pay an application processing fee. The application fee can be deposited through the online (Net Banking/Debit Card) payment process only. Details of the application fee are as follows:
  • For General Category candidates: Rs.1000/-
  • For SC/BC/Differently abled candidates of Haryana only: Rs.250/-
  • The candidates who are applying for more than one programme will need to fill separate application forms for each additional program and also pay a separate fee i.e. Rs. 200/- per program and Rs. 50/- for SC/BC candidates of Haryana only.

Note: The candidates of other States belonging to the SC or BC category will be treated as General Category candidates for all purposes.

List of Documents to be uploaded for admission to Ph.D. programs/Award of URS

The candidates need to upload the self-attested scanned copies (only in .jpeg format) of certificates and/or testimonials from Matriculation onwards. The scanned copy should be of the original document and not of the Photocopy. The candidates claiming reservation, weightage (if any) must upload the scanned copy of relevant certificates/documents while filling the online application form. The complete list of documents are as follows:
  1. Matriculation Certificate (as proof of age)
  2. Senior Secondary Examination Certificate
  3. Detailed Marks Card (DMC) of the qualifying examination (UG & PG)
  4. Latest Character Certificate (issued from the institute last attended)
  5. Certificate of Reserved Category (if applicable)
  6. Income certificate issued by the competent authority of the Haryana Govt. on or after 01.04.2021 (if applicable)
  7. Certificate claiming weightage, if applicable
  8. Haryana resident certificate, if applicable
  9. Documents in support of respective Supernumerary category, if applicable
  10. The conversion formula for conversion of CGPA to percentage, wherever applicable

Admission Procedure

Admission to Ph.D. program and award of URS will be made through Entrance Test. The Entrance Test will be containing 100 MCQs of 100 marks (one mark each). A candidate must secure 50%marks to qualify the same (47.5% in case of SC/ST (Haryana state) and differently-abled candidates). There will be no negative marking.

The entrance test will be followed by an interview. The candidates must submit the computer-generated application form along with educational qualification certificates/ testimonials and certificates claiming reservation/weightage etc to the concerned Department / Institute on or before the day of the interview for Ph.D./URS.

Candidates Exempted from Ph.D. Entrance Test

The candidates who have qualified any national level test such as UGC/CSIR/JRF/NET/GATE (for engineering only)/ GPAT (for Pharmaceutical Sciences only) / DST (INSPIRE)/ICMR/ICSSR/ SLET (Haryana State) or any similar level exam are exempted from the entrance test conducted for admission in Ph.D. programmes. The candidates who have passed Ph.D. course work/M.Phil. from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak are also exempted.

Syllabus for the Entrance Test

The syllabus for the entrance test will be the same as is prescribed for the National Eligibility Test (NET) by the University Grants Commission/Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)/Indian Council of Agriculture and Research (ICAR) etc. For Programs, where the NET examination is not conducted, the syllabus of the entrance test has been prescribed by the Department concerned. The syllabi of the entrance test are available on the University website.

Key Dates

Starting of Online Registration: December 28, 2021
Closing of Online Registrations: January 12, 2022
Display of Final Merit List: January 31, 2022

Schedule of Entrance Tests

January 20, 2022
Chemistry, Tourism Management, Commerce (10:30 AM to 11:45 AM)
Geography, English, Economics, Hotel Management (12:30 AM to 01:45 PM)
Environment Science, History, Visual Arts, Management Sciences (02:30 PM to 03:45 PM)

January 21, 2022
Statistics, Law, Journalism and Mass Communication (10:30 AM to 11:45 AM)
Computer Science/CSE (UIET), Forensic Science, Hindi (12:30 AM to 01:45 PM)
Physics Mathematics, Sanskrit, Education, Music (02:30 PM to 03:45 PM)

January 22, 2022
Psychology, Political Science, ECE (UIET), Civil (UIET) ME (UIET) (10:30 AM to 11:45 AM)
Pharmaceutical Sciences, Food Technology. Physical Education, Public Administration (12:30 AM to 01:45 PM)
Biotechnology, Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Medical Bio-Technology, Bio-informatics, EE(UIET) (02:30 PM to 03:45 PM)
Notes: In case of any exam-related query, candidates may submit their query to the Controller of Examinations by hand or through email: coe@mdurohtak.ac.in

Schedule of Interview

  • Subjects: Chemistry, Civil (UIET), ECE (UIET), English, Economics, Environment Science, Geography, History, Hotel Management, Management Sciences, Mathematics, ME (UIET), Music, Visual Arts, Public Administration, Tourism Management
    Date: January 27, 2022
    Time: 09:00 am onwards

  • Subjects: Education, Computer Science/CSE (UIET), Forensic Science, Hindi, Journalism and Mass Communication. Law, Physics, Sanskrit
    Date: January 28, 2022
    Time: 09:00 am onwards

  • Subjects: Bio-chemistry, Biotechnology, Botany, Bio-informatics, Commerce, EE(UIET), Food Technology, Genetics, Microbiology, Medical Bio-Technology, Psychology, Political Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Education, Statistics, Zoology
    Date: January 29, 2022
    Time: 09:00 am onwards


Schedule of Seat Allotment & Payment of Program Fee for Ph.D. Candidates

  • First Round of Online Seat Allotment: February 05, 02.2022
    Date of Fee submission through online mode: up to February 07, 2022
  • Second Round of Online Seat Allotment: February 09, 2022
    Date of Fee submission through online mode: up to February 10, 2022
  • Third Round of Online Seat Allotment: February 12, 2022
    Date of Fee submission through online mode: up to February 13, 2022
  • Counselling for Supernumerary Seats (Physical Mode): February 15, 2022
  • Counselling for Award of University Research Scholarship (Physical Mode): February 18, 2022
  • Commencement of Classes: February 08, 2022

Contact Details

Maharshi Dayanand University,
Near Delhi Bypass, Rohtak,
Haryana 124001
Phone: 01262-274327 (Vice-Chancellor)
01262-262431, 01262-293122 (OSD to Vice Chancellor)
01262-274640 (Tele Fax) (Registrar)
Website: https://mdu.ac.in/

Official Notifications:
https://mdu.ac.in/UpFiles/UpPdfFiles/2021/Dec/4_12-28-2021_15-46-03_Final%20Admission%20Notice%20for%20Ph.D.%20and%20URS%202021-22.pdf
Prospectus: https://mdu.ac.in/UpFiles/UpPdfFiles/2022/Jan/4_01-01-2022_20-14-02_Prospectus%20for%20admission%20to%20Ph.D.%20Program%20and%20Award%20of%20URS%20for%20the%20session%202021-22.pdf


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