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Panjab University PhD Entrance Exam 2017

The Panjab University, Chandigarh will hold an Entrance Test for enrolment to M.Phil. & Ph.D. in the Faculties of Arts, Business Management & Commerce, Design & Fine Arts, Education, Engineering, Languages, Law, Science, on 9th July, 2017 ( Sunday ) at Chandigarh.

Panjab University PhD 2017 Exam Date

Date & DayPaperTime
09th July, 2017 ( Sunday )Paper-I
( Objective type )
10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.
( Subjective type )
11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

1. Panjab University Faculty of Arts

i. Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archeology ( Ph.D. & M.Phil.)vii. Philosophy ( Ph.D. & M. Phil. )
ii. Economics ( Ph,D. & M.Phil. )viii. Public Administration ( Ph.D. &  M.Phil. )
iii. Gandhian and Peace Studies (Only for M.Phil.)ix. Centre for Defence & National Security Studies ( Ph.D. & M. Phil. )
iv. History ( Ph.D. & M.Phil.)x. Police Administration ( M.Phil. & Ph.D. )
v. Political Science ( Ph.D. & M.Phil )xi. Centre for Women’s Studies & Development ( Only for Ph.D.)
vi. Psychology ( Only for Ph.D. )xii. Sociology ( Ph.D. & M.Phil. )

2. Panjab University Faculty of Science

i. Anthropology ( only for Ph.D. )xi. Medical Physics ( Only for Ph.D.)
ii. Botany ( Ph.D. & M.Phil. )xii. Statistics ( Ph.D. & M. Phil. )
iii. Bio-Chemistry ( only for Ph.D. )xiii. Zoology ( Only Ph.D. )
iv. Bio-Physics ( only for Ph.D. )xiv. Microbiology (Only for Ph.D.)
v. Chemistry ( only for Ph.D. )xv. Nanoscience & Nanotechnology ( Only for Ph.D. )
vi. Forensic Science & Criminology ( Only for Ph.D. )xvi. System Biology & Bioinformatics ( Only for Ph.D. )
vii. Environment Science ( Only for Ph.D. )xvii. Physics (Only for Ph.D.)
viii. Geology ( Only for Ph.D. )xviii. Microbial Biotechnology ( Only for Ph.D. )
ix National Centre for Human Genomics and Research ( Only for Ph.D. )xix) Stem Cell Tissue ( Only for Ph.D. )
X Nuclear Medicine ( Only Ph.D. )xx) Mathematics ( Only for Ph.D. ) ( UIET &UICET ).
xxi. Biotechnology ( Only for PH.D (G.G.D.S.D.College, )

3. Panjab University Faculty of Laws

Department of Laws, P.U., Chandigarh ( Only for Ph.D. )

4. Panjab University Faculty of Engineering

University Institute of Engineering & Technology and Dr. S.S.B.University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, P.U., Chandigarh
Information Technology (Only for Ph.D.)
Computer Science & Engineering (Only for Ph.D.)
Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Only for Ph.D.)
Mechanical Engineering (Only for Ph.D.)
Biotechnology Engineering (Only for Ph.D.)
Chemical Engineering (Only for Ph.D.)
Food Technology (Only for Ph.D.)
Industrial Chemistry (Only for Ph.D.)
National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research, Sector 26, Chandigarh
Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Technology) (Only for Ph.D.)
Civil Engineering (Construction Technology & Management) (Only for Ph.D.)
Computer Science & Engineering (Only for Ph.D.)
Electrical Engineering (Instrumentation & Control) (Only for Ph.D.)
Electronics & Communication Engineering (Only for Ph.D.)

5. Panjab University Faculty of Languages

i.  English ( Ph.D. & M.Phil. )v. Chinese ( Only for Ph.D. )
ii. Punjabi ( Ph.D. & M.Phil.), PURC, Muktsar ( M.Phil Only)vi. French ( Only Ph.D. )
iii. Sanskrit ( M.Phil.& Ph.D.) ( at VVBIS&IS Hoshiarpur )vii. Urdu ( Only Ph.D)
iv. Hindi ( Only for Ph.D. )Viii Persian ( Only Ph.D.)
ix. German ( Only Ph.D. )

6. Panjab University Faculty of Design & Fine Arts

i. Indian Theatre ( Only for Ph.D. )
ii. Music ( Ph.D. and M.Phil. ) Vocal & Instrumental
iii. . Music ( Ph.D. and M.Phil. ) Tabla
iv. Music ( Ph.D. and M.Phil.  ) Dance
v. History of Art / Fine Arts ( Only Ph.D )

7. Faculty of Business Management & Commerce ( Only for Ph.D. )

Accounting and Finance
Human Resources
Strategic Management

8. Faculty of Education

i. Physical Education ( M.Phil. and Ph.D. )

In case of Enrolment of M.Phil. & Ph.D. in the following subjects / Departments / Chairs, Subject (s) of Test will be as indicated :-

(i) Interdisciplinary Centre for Swami Vivekanand StudiesMasters degree in any Faculty with 55% marks in aggregate
(ii) Department of Guru Nanak Sikh Studies

Important Notes :

  1. The seats available will be subject to reservation as per Panjab University Rules and Regulations.
  2. Seats for M.Phil. in Punjabi are also available in P.U. Regional Centre, Muktsar.
  3. Seats for M.Phil. in Sanskrit are available in Vishveshvaranand Vishwa Bandhu Institute of Sanskrit and Indological Studies, Hoshiarpur

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Panjab University Phd Eligibility 2017

1. Eligibility for Panjab University Phd Test in Faculty of Arts, Languages, Science, Design and Fine Arts, Law, and Engineering, Education

Any candidate who has passed the Master’s examination in the concerned subject with a score of not less than 55% ( 50% for SC / ST / BC Category ) marks in aggregate, or have appeared in the final year examination of Master’s degree in the subject concerned from Panjab University, Chandigarh or from any other University ( approved by the appropriate Academic Bodies of P.U. ), shall also be eligible to appear for the M.Phil. & Ph.D. Entrance Test.

The students possessing degree of M.A. in Gandhian and Peace Studies be considered for enrolment for Ph.D. degree in the other subjects of Arts and Social Sciences provided they clear the Entrance Test in the subject in which the enrolment is sought.

Panjab University Eligibility for Faculty of Education for

(i) M.Phil. in Department of Physical Education :

The qualification for admission to the couse shall be M.P.Ed. of Panjab University with at least 55% marks ( 50% marks for SC / ST Category ).
M.P.Ed. ( two years ) degree with 55% ( 50% marks for SC / ST Category ) marks of any other University recognized by Panjab University. Minimum aggregate marks to Pass: As per University regulation. Admission shall be on the basis of Panjab University Entrance Test.

(ii) Ph.D. in Department of Community Education & Disability Studies Master’s degree in Community Education, Education and Social Sciences with 55% ( 50% marks for SC / ST Category ) + Entrance Test conducted by the University.

For M.Phil. in Guru Granth Sahib Studies, the candidate should have obtained a Master’s degree in any Faculty with at least 55% marks in the aggregate from the Panjab University, or any other University examination of which has been recognized as equivalent to the corresponding examination of this University.

For M.Phil. in Sociology, a candidate should have obtained Master’s degree in the subject of Sociology or Anthropology ( Social Anthropology ) with 55% marks.

For admission to Defence & Strategic Studies, the candidate should have obtained Master’s degree with 55% marks. However, the Defence Personnel i.e. the officers volunteering for the course having the rank of Lt. Colonel & above are exempted from appearing in entrance test. They should have PG degree with minimum marks of 50% of PG level & should carry research related activities and involved in imparting instructions in military related subjects; they should be conversant with formalizing concepts and doctrines.

Any candidate with M.Sc. ( any branch of science ) / M.Tech. / M.E. ( any branch of engineering )/ M.Pharm. relevant to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology would be considered as eligible to pursue Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Minimum 55% marks are required in qualifying exam and existing rules of the university will apply. Further, the final decision of enrolment will be subject to the approval by the Joint Academic Administrative Purse ( JAAP ) committee (subject to the approval of Syndicate/ Senate ).

2. Eligibility for Panjab University Phd Test of Faculty of Business Management & Commerce

Any candidate who has obtained Master’s degree with not less than 55% ( 50% for SC / ST Category ) marks in the aggregate, from Panjab University or from any other University ( approved by the Academic Council ) in any one of the following subjects: –

  1. Commerce or Management OR
  2. Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Sociology, Psychology, Public Administration, Operations Research, Social Work, Engineering and Laws. OR
  3. Any subject other than those mentioned in (i) and (ii) above provided that the candidate has either not less than 5 years’ work experience at the managerial (including administrative service) level or is a member of the Faculty in the Department of University Business School, Panjab University with not less than 5 years’ experience of teaching postgraduate classes. OR
  4. Master of Finance and Control  ( MFC ) Provided further that candidates with qualification, mentioned in (ii) & (iii) above shall be eligible for enrolment only if the area of research relates to the Faculty of Business Management and Commerce
  5. The following categories of candidates, who are graduates and have either a minimum 5 years’ standing in the profession ( practice or service ) or 5 years’ experience of teaching postgraduate classes, shall also be eligible:
    1. A member ( Associate or Fellow ) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
    2. A member ( Associate or Fellow ) of the Institute of the Cost & Works Accountants of India.
    3. A member ( Associate or Fellow ) of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, will admit students to Ph.D. programme once in a year only, i.e. in the beginning of the session of Ph.D. Programme, as University Business School has two-semester course-work.

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Panjab University 2017 Exam Scheme for Phd

The medium of examination shall be ENGLISH only, except in the test for language other than English, Music and Indian Theatre.

Test for Public Administration, Sociology, Social Work and Police Administration will be conducted in the medium of English, Hindi and Punjabi.

The Test shall consist of 2 papers in each subject as detailed below :-

Paper – I ( Objective Type / Multiple Choice Questions )

DurationOne HourMaximum Marks50
Number of questions50Questions to be attempted50
Each question will carry one mark. There will be no negative marking

Paper – II ( Subjective / Descriptive Type )

DurationTwo HoursMaximum Marks50
Number of questions10Questions to be attempted05
Each question will carry ten marks.


Important Note

(i) For Faculty of Business Management & Commerce :

  • Paper I ( Objective type ) will be based on Research Methodology. It will be common for all the candidates.
  • Paper II ( Subjective type ) will be based on the specialization selected by the candidate in the prescribed Application Form.

(ii) For Faculty of Engineering 

  • Paper-I ( Objective type ) will include MCQs on subject concerned.
  • Paper II ( Subjective type ) will be based on subject concerned.

Use of calculator for Paper-II is allowed. However, use of programmable calculator is not allowed.

(iii) For Faculty of Laws

Paper – I ( Objective type ) will be based upon Research Methodology, Current Legal Affairs and Identified Core Subjects as per the scheme given below :-

Research Methodology10 Questions
Current Legal Awareness10 Questions
Identified Core Subjects30 Questions

Paper – II ( Subjective Type ) will consist of 10 questions on Identified Core Subjects. It shall be divided into 5 units and the candidate shall be required to attempt atleast one question from each unit.

The term Identified Core Subjects means Constitutional Law; Family Law; Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Jurisprudence.

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Panjab University Important Dates 2017

1Date of availability of M.Phil. & Ph.D. Prospectus and Application Form on the website of Panjab University, Chandigarh01st June, 2017 ( Thursday )
2Last date for submission of information on the website to generate the Bank Challan21st June, 2017 ( Wednesday )
3Last date for deposit of fee in any branch of State Bank of India using website generated challan23rd June, 2017 ( Friday ) upto 4:00 p.m
4Last date for uploading of photograph, signature with rest of the information on the website26th June, 2017 ( Monday )
5Availability of Admit Card Online Admit Card along with Time & Centre of Examination is to be downloaded from the website by the candidate using his/her own Login ID and Password provided while generating Bank Challan. The candidates will be communicated through email only for this purpose03rd July, 2017 ( Monday )
6Date of Entrance Test09th July, 2017 ( Sunday )
7Centre for Entrance TestChandigarh Only
8Uploading of Answer Key ad inviting Objections ( through e-mail only )12th July, 2017 ( Wednesday ) (1:00 p.m.)
9Last date of submission of objections to the Answer Key14th July, 2017 ( Friday ) (1:00 p.m.)
10Date of declaration of result19th July, 2017 ( Wednesday )
11Result CardsResult cards can be downloaded from the website. No separate result cards will be issued to the candidates by the office.

Contact Details :

Ph.D. Admission
Assistant Registrar, CET Cell
Panjab University, Sector 14
Chandigarh – 160 014
E-mail : phdadmissions@pu.ac.in
Website : puchd.ac.in


24 thoughts on “Panjab University Phd Entrance Exam 2017

  1. please send me the phd entrance test syllabus for environmental sciences.its a humble request.thanks

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  3. pls send me syllabus of political science for subjective and objective entrance exam of pu for mphil from pu

  4. Pl send me the names of books for objective and subjective test for civil engg preparations and tentative date of advertisement for 2016.

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  6. plz send me the book name of objective and subjective perpetration for entrance test for phd in human resource management …sir its request to tell for best guidance
    thanku sir / madam by namrta frm chandigarh

  7. Please send the previous year question paper for phd entrance for PU chandigarh for marketing and research methodology

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  11. I request you to plz mail me the syllabus for enterance test of ph.d for managment asap.Its urgent

  12. plz tell me the syllabus of phd entrance test for management.tell me syllabus about paper first..research methodology?

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