Delhi University South Campus Phd Entrance Exam 2016

Delhi University South Campus, The Department of Business Economics offers Ph.D. in Business Economics Program for the session 2016.

University of Delhi PhD 2016 Eligibility

M.Phil / Master’s degree from the University of Delhi or any other recognized University in Economics/ Environmental studies/ Commerce/ Management with minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grading.

University of Delhi PhD Selection Process 2016

Following weightage will be given to various components for admission to the Ph.D.
programme :
1. Past Academic Record
( Marks obtained in Post Graduation and M.Phil.)
10% weightage will be given to past Academic Record.
Since most of the candidates are expected from Economics and Commerce stream, following mechanism of equivalence of marks obtained by a candidate will be adopted :

M.A. Eco / MBA (BE)* M.Com / MBA Credits
55% 1
60% 2
55% 65% 3
60% 70% 4
65% 75% 5
70% 80% 7
M.Phil. M.Phil. 3

2. Research Proposal* :
20% weightage will be given to the research proposal. This will be evaluated on the basis of research aptitude and subject clarity of the applicant.
*( 60% weightage will be given to the research proposal for candidates who, as per Delhi University guidelines, are exempt from the Entrance Test )

3. Written Test :
40% weightage will be given to the written Test. To judge the analytical skill there will be three exercises based on analytical writing on topics related to Current Affairs, Economics and Business. Candidates will be required to attempt any two out of these 3 exercises.  

4. Interview:
30% weightage will be given to interview.

University of Delhi PhD 2016 Selection Criteria

Candidates are required to appear for an entrance examination followed by interview in the following address :

Department of Business Economics,
University of Delhi, South Campus,
New Delhi – 110021.

Short listed candidates will be called for second round of interview.

University of Delhi PhD 2016 Admission Procedure

Prescribed form is available from the office of the Board of Research Studies of the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences and Humanities, Department of Business Economics, Room No. 229, Arts Faculty Building, University of Delhi South Campus, Benito Juarez Marg, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi – 110021, from Monday to Friday from 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. from 21st May, 2016.

Incomplete application forms will be rejected.

Prescribed form can also be downloaded from the web-site of the Department of Business Economics,

Candidates are required to submit a research proposal of around ten typed pages along with the prescribed form.

Areas of study in which research proposal will be accepted are as follows :

Climate Change and Energy Economics; Economics of Education; Economics of Waste; Environment, Resource & Health Economics; Impact of International Trade &Capital Flows on Emerging Economies; Industrial Economics; Informal sector and Industry; Poverty and Income Inequality; Economic Growth and Development; etc.  The research proposal should be as per the format attached.


Important Dates for University of Delhi PhD Program 2016

Events Dates
Last date for submission of Application Monday, 18th April, 2016
Date of Written Test and First round of Interview Friday, 29th April, 2016
Written test 10.30 am to 11.30.a.m
First round of Interview From 12.30 pm onwards
Display of list of shortlisted candidates Friday, 6th May, 2016
Second round of Interview of Shortlisted candidates Monday, 9th May, 2016
Final Result Wednesday, 11th May, 2016
Last date of Payment of Fees Monday, 30th May, 2016
Commencement of Classes Thursday, 21st July, 2016

Delhi University Contact Address

Department of Business – Economics,
University of Delhi South Campus,
New Delhi – 110021.
Phone No : 011 2700 6900,
Website :

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