Christ University Entrance Exam for PhD 2017

Christ University confers on the eligible candidates, the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy ( PhD ) on the basis of a coursework in research methodology and the particular domain/s, publications in refereed journals, participation and / or presentation in National / International seminars, a thesis, and its successful public defence. The degree certificate indicates the discipline under which the degree was pursued, the title of the thesis and the date of public defence.

Christ University PhD 2017 Courses 

Following academic disciplines have been identified for the doctoral research programme :

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • International Studies
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Media Studies
  • English
  • Social Work
  • Tourism
  • Law
  • Management
  • Commerce
  • Economics

Christ University PhD Entrance Exam 2017 Eligibility

The minimum eligibility of candidates intending to pursue a doctoral programme is a pass with a minimum of 55% in a postgraduate programme and MPhil. The students who have cleared UGC-CSIR NET / JRF examination or SLET / GATE examinations and also the students who have worked as JRF for one year in the externally funded major research projects may be  exempted from MPhil requirement. In case of internally funded major research projects ( MRP ), the students may be exempted from MPhil requirement after two years of research experience. Under certain conditions such as presence of high impact publications students with high  academic performance at the postgraduate level, may  be admitted directly to a PhD programme.

Christ University PhD 2017 Admission Test Pattern

Duration : 2 Hours & Maximum Marks : 100

Section A

Research Methodology – 50 Multiple Choice Questions each carry one mark.

Section B

Subject Specific – 50 Multiple Choice Questions each carry one mark.

Christ University PhD 2017 Admission and Duration of the Programme

Applications are available in the online format on our website from 7th August, 2017. Applications are available in the ‘Online’ format only on our website.

Candidates should send the documents by Registered Post /Courier Service to within 5 working days of submitting the application online :

The Office of Admissions,
Christ University,
Hosur Road, Bengaluru – 560 029

Christ University PhD 2017 Important Dates

1Announcement and issue of PhD Application Forms7th August, 2017
2Last date of issuing Application Form8th October, 2017
3Last date of receiving filled in Application Form30th October, 2017
4*Selection process admit card will be generated only for candidates who have fulfilled the prescribed eligibility criteria.31st October, 2017 ( 10:00 PM )
5Written Test & Interview4th November, 2017
6Announcement of Results22nd November, 2017
7Last date for the Payment Fees9th December, 2017
 8Inauguration of PhD Course 2017 (Signing of Documents and Interaction with the Supervisors)13th December 13, 2017  Time: 9.30 am, Venue : Room No.802, Auditorium Block
 9Commencement of PhD Course Work -Phase 1  Presentation of the First Draft copy of the Research Proposal and classes on various topics13th December, 2017 to 22nd December, 2017 Time: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm Venue: Room No.802, Auditorium Block
 10Course Work- Phase 2

Course Content- Advanced Research Methodology
a. Contemporary Trends in Research
b.Research Designs
c. Academic / professional research practices
d. Research Writing and Research Ethics
e. Technology and Research
P.S: 1. Online assignments and tests will be given based on the course content 2. 55% marks is compulsory to qualify for the next phase of course work.
25th December, 2017 to 12th March, 2018
 11Course Work -Phase 3

Presentation of the Second draft copy of the Research Proposal  and classes on various topics
12th March, 2018 to 12th May, 2018 Time : 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
 12 Course Work- Phase 4 – Final Presentation of the Research Proposal17th May, 2018 to 30th August, 2018

Contact Address

Christ University,
Hosur Road
Bangalore – 560 029
Telephone No : 080 4012 9100
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