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Ph. D. Admissions

Heartiest Congratulations on pursuing your Ph. D. at JSPM University! Embrace this opportunity to push boundaries, contribute to knowledge, and make a lasting impact. Stay focused, be persistent, collaborate with peers, and seek guidance from mentors. Embrace challenges, nurture curiosity, and enjoy the journey of becoming a true scholar and contribute towards nation building.

Good luck!

Controller of Examinations,
JSPM University Pune

The Ph. D. program at the Faculty of Science & Technology offers a rigorous research-oriented curriculum designed to foster intellectual growth and innovation. With a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, students have the opportunity to explore diverse research areas and contribute to cutting-edge discoveries. Faculty members provide mentorship and guidance, ensuring a supportive environment for academic excellence. We offer following Ph. D. programs under the faculty of Science & Technology- Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics &Telecommunication Engineering and Mechanical Engineering of three years duration.
The Ph. D. program at the Faculty of Health Sciences is dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovation in the field of health. It offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines theoretical and practical components, equipping students with advanced research skills and expertise. With access to state-of-the-art facilities and collaborations with renowned researchers, students engage in impactful research projects, addressing critical health challenges. Faculty members provide mentorship and guidance, nurturing students professional growth as independent researchers and future leaders in the health sciences field. Under the faculty of Health Sciences we are offering research programs in Forensic Sciences and Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The Ph. D. program at the Faculty of Business Management and Commerce focuses on developing scholarly researchers and practitioners in the field of Management and Commerce. The program offers a robust curriculum that combines advanced coursework, research methodologies, and practical applications. Students engage in cutting-edge research, exploring diverse areas such as Finance, Marketing, Human Resource, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, International Business, Strategic Management etc. Faculty members provide mentorship and guidance, fostering a collaborative environment for research and intellectual growth. The program equips students with the skills and knowledge to make significant contributions to the field of Business and Commerce through original research and thought leadership.
The Ph. D. program at the Faculty of Education and Humanities is designed to cultivate critical thinking, research excellence, and intellectual exploration. It offers a wide range of disciplines, including English, Economics, Education, History, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology. Students engage in in-depth research, theoretical analysis, and interdisciplinary collaborations to advance knowledge in their chosen field. Faculty members provide mentorship and guidance, encouraging students to explore innovative research questions and develop their unique scholarly contributions. The program prepares students for academic and research careers, equipping them with advanced analytical skills and a deep understanding of the humanities.

Sr. No. Ph. D. Programme Link For Syllabus
1 Civil Engineering Download Syllabus
2 Computer Science & Engineering Download Syllabus
3 Mechanical Engineering Download Syllabus
4 Electrical Engineering Download Syllabus
5 Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Download Syllabus
6 Physics Download Syllabus
7 Chemistry Download Syllabus
8 Mathematics Download Syllabus
9 Pharmaceutical Sciences Download Syllabus
10 Forensic Science Download Syllabus
11 Commerce Download Syllabus
12 Management Download Syllabus
13 Education Download Syllabus
14 English Download Syllabus
15 Economics Download Syllabus
16 History Download Syllabus
17 Geography Download Syllabus
18 Political Science Download Syllabus
19 Psychology Download Syllabus
20 Sociology Download Syllabus
21 Research Methodology Download Syllabus
22 Library Sciences Download Syllabus
23 Statistics Download Syllabus
24 Physical Education Download Syllabus

1. Eligibility Criteria: The minimum passing criteria for the Ph. D. Entrance 2023 examination are as follows: General category candidates must score a minimum of 50% marks, while reserved category candidates must score a minimum of 45% marks. In addition, candidates must independently pass each paper with a minimum of 40% marks.
2. Registration on JSPM University Portal: A student must register with valid email id and mobile no.
3. Online Application Form: An online application form must be filled up by specify his / her domain of research, with all relevant information. Then a photograph and signature must be uploaded followed by payment of Research Program Entrance Test fees of (INR). 1000/- and finally submit the application form.
4. Entrance Examination: JSPM University conducts a Research Program entrance examination to evaluate the candidates' subject knowledge, research aptitude, and analytical abilities. The exam consists of multiple-choice questions.
5. Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal interview or an interaction round. The interview panel assesses the candidate's research aptitude, subject knowledge, and suitability for the Ph. D. program. They may also inquire about the candidate's research proposal and academic background.
6. Merit List and Selection: Based on the performance in the entrance examination and interview, a merit list is prepared. The candidates who meet the minimum qualifying criteria and rank high in the merit list are selected for admission.
7. Provisional Admission: Candidates who are offered admission are usually given a provisional admission letter, which specifies the conditions, if any, that need to be fulfilled before the final admission is confirmed.
8. Confirmation of Admission: Candidates who accept the admission offer and fulfil all the conditions, such as submitting the required documents and paying the admission fees, are granted final admission to the Ph. D. program.
9. Research Proposal: Applicants are typically required to submit a research proposal outlining their intended research area, objectives, methodology, and potential contributions to the field. The proposal is evaluated to assess its feasibility and alignment with the research interests of the institution.

Round - I Ph. D. Entrance Test
Sr. No. Particulars Details
1 Mode of Exam Online
2 Duration of Exam 2 Hours (120 Minutes)
3 Time of Exam
Paper-I Research Methodology
Paper-II Subject Specific

10.30am to 11.30am
12.00Noon to 01.00pm
4 Total Marks of Exam 100 Marks (No Negative Marking)
5 Total No. of Questions 100 Questions
6 Total No. of Marks Allotted To Each Question 1 Mark Each Question
(All Questions Carry Equal Marks)
7 Total No. of Papers for Exam 2 papers i.e.
Paper -1 (Common for All Streams)
Paper -2 (Subject Specific)
8 Paper - 1 Research Methodology
Paper - 2 Subject Specific
50 Marks
50 Marks
9 Total Marks 100 Marks

Round - II Ph. D. Entrance Test
Sr. No. Particulars Tasks
1 Mode Of Exam Online
2 Durations Of Exam 2 hours (120 mins)
3 Time Of Exam

Login
9.30 am to 10.30 am
Exam Time Paper – I (10.30am to 11.30am) 1 hr
Paper – II (12.00pm to 1.00 pm) 1hr
4 Total Marks Of Exam 100 Marks (No negative marking )
5 Total No Of Questions 100 Questions
6 Total no Of Marks allotted to each Question 1 Mark each Question ( All Question Carry Equal Marks )
7 Total no Of Papers For Exam 2 Papers i.e.
Paper – I ( Common For All Streams)
Paper – II ( Subject Specialization )
8 Paper I - Research Methodology 50 Marks
Paper II - Specialization 50 Marks
9 Total Marks 100 Marks
Round - I Ph. D. Entrance Test 2023
Sr. No. Particulars Schedule
1 Release of Notification 30th May, 2023
2 Exam fees Rs. 1000/-
3 Online Application Portal Opens 30th May, 2023
4 Online Application Portal Closes 30th June, 2023
5 Scrutiny of Applications 31st June, 1st July, 2023
6 Mode of Exam AI Based Proctored Online (Remote)
7 Exam Slots of
Research Programme Entrance Test (RPET)

Login - 9.30am to 10.30am
Paper – I (10.30am to 11.30am) 1 hr
Paper –II (12.00pm to 1.00 pm) 1hr
  • Last Date of Online Application: 30th June, 2023
  • Online Entrance exam date: 16th July, 2023
  • Declaration of Results: 20th July, 2023

We are writing to inform you that the login credentials for RPET 2023 will be shared with you shortly. These credentials will be sent to your registered email address and mobile number, which you provided during the application process.


Round - I Ph. D. Entrance Test 2023 Re-Exam
Sr. No. Particulars Schedule
1 Release of Notification 17th July,2023
2 Exam fees 1.Newly Registered Candidate-Rs. 1000/-
2.Those who could not clear the university's RPET held on 16th July 2023-Rs. 500/-
3 Online Application Portal Opens 18th July,2023
4 Online Application Portal Closes 29th July,2023
5 Scrutiny of Applications 31st July to 2nd August,2023
6 Mode of Exam AI Based Proctored Online (Remote)
7 Exam Slots of
Research Programme Entrance Test (RPET)
2nd Exam - 6th August, 2023 (Sunday)
Login - 9.30am to 10.30am
Paper – I (10.30am to 11.30am) 1 hr
Paper –II (12.00pm to 1.00 pm) 1hr

  • Last Date of Online Application: 29th July, 2023
  • Online Entrance exam date: 6th August, 2023
  • Declaration of Results: 10th August, 2023

We are writing to inform you that the login credentials for RPET 2023 will be shared with you shortly. These credentials will be sent to your registered email address and mobile number, which you provided during the application process.

Round - II Ph. D. Entrance Test 2023
Sr. No. Particulars Schedule
1 Release of Notification 23rd November,2023
2 Exam fees Rs. 1000/-
3 Online Application Portal Opens 23rd November,2023
4 Online Application Portal Closes 23rd December,2023
5 Scrutiny of Applications 31st December to 2nd January,2024
6 Mode of Exam AI Based Proctored Online (Remote)
7 Exam Slots of
Research Programme Entrance Test (RPET)
Exam - 7th January, 2024 (Sunday)
Login - 9.30am to 10.30am
Paper – I (10.30am to 11.30am) 1 hr
Paper –II (12.00pm to 1.00 pm) 1hr

  • Last Date of Online Application: 23rd December,2023
  • Online Entrance exam date: 7th January, 2024
  • Declaration of Results: 11th January, 2024

We are writing to inform you that the login credentials for RPET 2023 will be shared with you shortly. These credentials will be sent to your registered email address and mobile number, which you provided during the application process.

Instruction Manual-I

Instruction Manual-II

Instruction Manual-III

Please read instruction manuals carefully.
Support Contact No. +91 84119 60005 From 10:00AM to 06:00PM

List of Candidates For RPET Round-II Test-I
Sr. No. Ph. D. Programme Result
1 Civil Engineering Download Result
2 Computer Science & Engineering Download Result
3 Mechanical Engineering Download Result
4 Electrical Engineering Download Result
5 Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Download Result
6 Physics Download Result
7 Chemistry Download Result
8 Mathematics Download Result
9 Pharmaceutical Sciences Download Result
10 Forensic Science Download Result
11 Commerce Download Result
12 Management Download Result
13 Education Download Result
14 English Download Result
15 Economics Download Result
16 History Download Result
17 Geography Download Result
18 Political Science Download Result
19 Psychology Download Result
20 Sociology Download Result
Sr. No. Ph. D. Programme Result
1 Civil Engineering Download Result
2 Computer Science & Engineering Download Result
3 Mechanical Engineering Download Result
4 Electrical Engineering Download Result
5 Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Download Result
6 Physics Download Result
7 Chemistry Download Result
8 Mathematics Download Result
9 Pharmaceutical Sciences Download Result
10 Forensic Science Download Result
11 Commerce Download Result
12 Management Download Result
13 Education Download Result
14 English Download Result
15 Economics Download Result
16 History Download Result
17 Geography Download Result
18 Psychology Download Result
19 Sociology Download Result
Sr. No. Ph. D. Programme Result
1 Civil Engineering Download Result
2 Computer Science & Engineering Download Result
3 Mechanical Engineering Download Result
4 Electrical Engineering Download Result
5 Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Download Result
6 Physics Download Result
7 Chemistry Download Result
8 Mathematics Download Result
9 Pharmaceutical Sciences Download Result
10 Forensic Science Download Result
11 Commerce Download Result
12 Management Download Result
13 Education Download Result
14 English Download Result
15 Economics Download Result
16 History Download Result
17 Geography Download Result
18 Psychology Download Result
19 Sociology Download Result
20 Political Science Download Result
21 Library Science Download Result
22 Physical Education Download Result
23 Statistics Download Result

Interview Schedule for Ph. D. Entrance Test Round-II 2023-24

Sr. No. Ph. D. Programme Result
1 Civil Engineering Download Result
2 Computer Science & Engineering Download Result
3 Mechanical Engineering Download Result
4 Electrical Engineering Download Result
5 Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Download Result
6 Physics Download Result
7 Chemistry Download Result
8 Mathematics Download Result
9 Pharmaceutical Sciences Download Result
10 Forensic Science Download Result
11 Commerce Download Result
12 Management Download Result
13 Education Download Result
14 English Download Result
15 Economics Download Result
16 History Download Result
17 Geography Download Result
18 Psychology Download Result
19 Sociology Download Result
20 Political Science Download Result
Questions Answers
What is the minimum eligibility for applying Ph. D. program? Postgraduate degree of any recognized University or equivalent OR Graduate degree with 75% marks.
I am holding the Post Diploma then am I eligible for Ph. D.? No
I am holding the Post Graduate Diploma then am I eligible for Ph. D.? You have to produce equivalence of that programme to post graduate degree issued. The same shall be issued by AICTE/ UGC/ MCI/BCI etc.
Full time PG Diploma of IIMs, XLRI and NITIE are equivalent to PG degree.
I am in my final semester of Master’s degree. Am I eligible to apply? You can apply, but the final results shall be available by 31 August, failing the application which cannot be processed further.
Is CA/CS/ICWA eligible for Ph. D. Programme? Yes, should have 55 % Marks, 5% relaxation for reserved category
I am holding a PG degree from open university, am I eligible for applying? If the open university is listed in list of universities as per the UGC, you are eligible.
Is there any syllabus and sample question papers for reference? Yes. Please Refer to Website
Is there any age limit for enrolling for Ph. D.? No.
I am working with GoI, can I apply for Ph. D.? Yes. NoC from your organization is required.
What is the test pattern? The test paper consists of 2 papers. The 1st paper is of ‘Research Methodology’, while the 2nd paper is ‘Subject- Specific’.
Is there any exemption for candidates for Ph. D. entrance test? Candidates who have cleared NET/SET/SLET/GATE/JRF/M. Phil in the relevant discipline or are UGC/CSIR/ICMR DBT*/RGNF*/MANF*/DST Inspire* &NBHM* Fellows shall be exempted from the Entrance examination during the period of the validity of the concerned test. They will however be required to appear for the Personal Interview.
I have a rich teaching /corporate work experience. Am I exempted from the Entrance Test? No.
Is JSPM University Pune is offering Ph. D. admission twice in a year? No.
How long is Ph. D. entrance test valid? The JSPM University RPET score is (valid for two academic year)
I am supposed to pass in RM and sub-stream separately? Yes.
What is the Admission Process? Ph. D. Entrance Test and Personal Interview.
I had completed my Master’s in two streams/subjects, where should I Apply? You can decide your field of interest and act accordingly. Two separate application forms are required to be filled
Do I require sending the hard copy of application form? No.
What is the reservation policy for Ph. D. admissions? Refer to the Rule Book.
Is there a part time Ph. D. program? Yes.
Is there any option to do a part-time sponsored Ph. D.? Yes.
How is full-time sponsored Ph. D. different from part-time Ph. D.? Refer to the Rule Book.
How many seats are there for Ph. D. admission this year? This isa 1st year of JSPM University all seats are vacant. Vacancy list of all supervisors with respective domain will be displayed on JSPM University website.
Does success in Ph. D. entrance test ensure admission in the Ph. D. program? No, it does not Candidate has to appear in the interview which will be focused on candidate’s research interest/plan. For candidates who are declared successful after interview, their admission is subject to availability of Seats.
My Application ID is XXXXX. Please send the password to this email ID immediately. You will receive an email within 24 hours of registration. If you don't, please email to support.phd@jspmuni.ac.in.
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Do all Ph. D. scholars get stipend for pursuing a Ph. D. program? Only selected JRFs get stipend if they work full time at research centre of JSPM University.
My current address is valid only till Jan end. Is it possible for me to update and make a change in the address in early Feb? Yes, you can modify any set of personal details. You can do this after you have received your user id/ email and password until Last Date for receipt of application form, or even there after.
I filled up the form online and have taken the DD also. I do not have access to a printer to print the payment advice form. What do I do? You need to fill in your details with your SCRI ID on a plain white sheet and send the DD along with it.
I have registered online and sent the DD/Bank counterfoil. What is the next step? You will get an email from JSPM University confirming log-in and password. Once the DD gets deposited, your application will be processed further.
Do I have to come and stay in the campus? You will have to meet the attendance requirement of coursework. 75 % attendance is compulsory for coursework (the question asked is not fully answered)
Does University provide any Hostel facility to a Ph. D. scholar? Only to full time scholars subjected to availability.
Can I get the Fellowship? Then what is the procedure? What is the amount? It is Rs.30,000/-p.m for three years period and subject to revision from time to time.
What are the various scholarships available for Ph. D. scholars? JSPM University only provides JSPM JRF (Junior Research Fellowship) for Ph. D. scholars. If you have cleared any national level fellowship examination, you can get fellowship.
As a full time, Ph. D. student, can I work after classes to support myself financially? In such cases, you may choose to be part time. candidate
I do not have any idea of the research topic, what should I do? Think of a good topic before you apply. Read few latest research papers in your subject of interest. Clarity on topic will help you in interview.
Can I work without supervisor for my Ph. D.? No.
Am I allowed to change my appointed Supervisor during the course of the Ph. D. program? Yes. The consent of old and new supervisor is needed for the same.
How is a Supervisor decided? The JSPM University will allocate supervisors based on research interest or domain of the candidate.
Is a transfer to/ from another University possible during the course of Ph. D. program? Please refer to the Rule Book
How to choose a research area? Can I change my research area later? Yes. Your supervisor will be mentoring you on the same.
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Is it mandatory to publish a research paper before submitting the thesis for award of Ph. D. degree? Yes. Please refer to the Rule Book.
May I know the Pre Ph. D. Course work will be run regular or part time? .(Regular)
Will Personal interview be in online or offline mode? Offline mode
Do I need to carry research proposal for Interview? Yes.
Do exempted candidate need to fill application form/Exam form? Yes.
Do exempted candidate need to pay entrance fee? Yes, as registration fees.
Is there any centre provided by your side for online exam or I can give it from anywhere? NO exam centre will be provided . You can appear for test from anywhere.(Remote proctored online Test)
Is there any negative marking system in the entrance test? No.
What is the duration of PhD program? Minimum 3 years and Maximum 8 Years with request for renewal after 6 years.
Can I carry out my research work in regional Language? No.
Can I pursue a Ph. D while working in a full-time job Yes.
Is there any extension in Ph. D. program duration? If so, shall I have to pay fees for the extension period? Please Refer Ph.D. Rules and regulations of JSPM University. Yes, you will have to pay fees for extension period as well.
Are there any other fees than annual fees? Yes.
What are the criteria for fellowship? Please refer Ph.D. rules and regulations of JSPM University.
Can we get honanary Ph.D. from JSPM University. Yes, kindly apply along with CV &other doc. To Hon. President, JSPM University Pune.

Important Information Regarding Ph.D. Interviews, Synopsis, and Presentations.

Dear Ph.D. Aspirants,

Greetings! We hope this message finds you well and enthusiastic about the next steps in your academic journey. We are excited to share some crucial information regarding the upcoming Ph.D. interview process, guidelines for synopsis preparation, and creating effective presentations.
1. Schedule of Interviews:
Please find attached the PDF document detailing the schedule of interviews for the Ph.D. program. This schedule outlines the dates, times, and venues for the interview process. Kindly review this carefully and ensure your availability accordingly.

2. Guidelines for Synopsis:
Attached to this, you will also find the guidelines for preparing your synopsis. A well-structured and concise synopsis is a vital component of your application. These guidelines provide insights into the key elements your synopsis should include and the preferred format. We encourage you to follow these instructions closely to present your research idea effectively.

3. Presentation Guidelines (PPT):
Additionally, the attached document contains guidelines for creating your presentation (PPT). This presentation will offer you an opportunity to showcase your research interests, methodology, and expected outcomes. Adhering to these guidelines will help you create a clear, engaging, and visually appealing presentation that communicates your research effectively.

Please ensure that you carefully read through all the attached documents and follow the instructions provided. Should you have any questions or need further clarification, feel free to reach out to support.phd@jspmuni.ac.in .

Remember that the interview and application process is an excellent chance for you to demonstrate your passion for research and your commitment to making a meaningful contribution to your chosen field. We wish you all the best in your preparations and look forward to meeting you during the interview process.

Best Regards,
Controller of Examination
JSPM University Pune


Interview Schedule

Synopsis Report & PPT Guidelines

PPT Template

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