Doctor of Philosophy

Procedure for Admission to the PhD. Program


      1. Candidates who have passed the PhD Entrance Test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai in the concerned subject and those who are exempted from the PET under clause no. 9 of No. Exam/Thesis/Univ./VCD/2414 of 2010 as mentioned below shall apply in the prescribed form along with their photograph, photocopies of certificates of, educational qualifications and proof of qualifying/exemption to PET upload on the link provided.

        • Note: Clause 9. EXEMPTION FROM Ph.D. ENTRANCE TEST (PET):-

        1. Candidates fulfilling one of the following criteria shall be exempted from Ph.D. entrance test (PET).

        2. Qualified in GATE / SET / NET / (JRF) Examination / teacher fellowship holder of the apex bodies as CSIR / UGC / ICAR / ICMR / DBT only.

        3. Completed an M. Phil. Degree from University of Mumbai as per the UGC guidelines from time to time.

        4. Completed an M. Phil. Degree from any other recognized Universities in India as per the UGC guidelines from time to time.

        • Also,

        1. M Sc research students willing to work under the same guide and on the same topic are exempted from PET.

Eligibility criteria for admission to Ph.D. programme:

  1. After online application the photocopies of all the above documents and form should be submitted as hard copy to Mr. Amit Waje in college office

  2. After scrutiny (for eligibility) by the Research Committee, the applications of eligible candidates will be forwarded to the Heads of department for conducting subject-wise interviews in March and September. The list of eligible candidates who are invited for interviews shall be displayed on the college website/ Departmental Notice Board.

  3. The Heads of the Department shall constitute subject-wise interview committees to Interview the eligible candidates. The committee will consist of the following members, as per the UGC guidelines.

  • Head/Principal/ Director as the Chairperson.

  • One/ Two Subject Experts (from the affiliated colleges /industry / Research institutes) who are Ph.D. holders in the discipline.

  • One approved teacher not below the rank of Associate Professor from the reserved category of the concerned faculty. (Wherever applicable)

  • Recognized Research Guide/s from the concerned discipline.

  1. The list of the selected candidates shall be displayed on the Departmental notice board / College website and also communicated to the qualified candidates


      1. The Ph.D. Interview/ Presentation will be conducted by various departments twice in a year March and September.

      2. Heads of the respective department shall communicate the subject-wise vacancies of the Ph.D. seats to Research Section of the College office 30 days before the date of Interview / Presentation. All such subject-wise vacancies of Ph.D. seats will be published on the College website by the Research section and on Departmental Notice Board by head of the respective department.

      3. Applications in the prescribed format (available with the Research Section of College on College website) will be invited from interested candidates within 20 days from the date of notification on the College website.

      4. The list of successful candidates after the interview/ Presentation will be declared on the College website as well to the individuals within ten (10) days from the date of the Interview/ Presentation.


      • The allocation of the supervisor for a selected student shall be decided by the Selection committee of the interview in a formal manner depending on the number of students per faculty member, the available specialization among the faculty supervisors and the research interest of the student as indicated by the student during interview.


      • The successful candidates can take provisional admission by completing other formalities.