Pondicherry University announces PhD Programmes Admission 2016

Updated on Sat, 16 April 2016 at 14:55 IST
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Pondicherry University invites applications for admissions to PhD Programmes for the academic year 2016- 17.

PhD Programmes is conducted by Pondicherry University

Courses Offered:

PhD Programmes in:- Applied Psychology, Anthropology Banking, Asian Christian Studies , Biochemistry, Technology Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology Commerce(at, Chemistry , Puducherry & Computer, Karaikal) Science & Engineering (at Puducherry & Disaster, Karaikal) Earth, Management(Port Blair) Ecology and Environmental, Sciences Electronics, Education, Sciences & Communication Electronic, Engineering European Studies, English , Media Food Science, & Technology Green Energy Technology, French, International, History , Hindi , Library, Business & Information Management (at, Science Puducherry & Marine, Karaikal) Mass, Biology(at Port Blair) Mathematics, Communication Nano Science, Microbiology , & Physical, Philosophy , Technology Education & Politics, Physics, Sports & Sanskrit, International Studies Southern, Sociology, Social Work , Tamil and Asia Studies.

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:
- The candidate should have passed Master degree in relevant discipline.

Before starting Online Application Registration please ensure the following:

- Read Prospectus 2016-17, Instructions and other details thoroughly and carefully
- A virus free computer with good Internet connectivity
- Educational qualification details of Candidate needed while applying
- Scanned passport photo of Candidate taken on a white background of size 140 x 160 (60Kb) for uploading
- Scanned clear Signature of Candidate done on a white background of size 90 x 120 (30Kb) for uploading
- Valid e-mail id of Candidate to be used for all Admission related correspondences
- Valid mobile number for sending SMS
- Valid Credit / Debit card/ Net Banking Account is needed for payment of Application Fee Online
- Printer connected to Computer system to print CHALLAN (CASH) for Application Fee payment at Indian Bank counter and Application(s) submitted Online.

Application Procedure:

Step 1) Candidate Registration
- First time, enter as 'New Candidate'
- Read the instructions carefully, accept the Declaration and proceed
- Enter personal details, educational qualifications, experience details (if any) and upload photo, signature and documents (if any).
- On submission, a unique Login Id and Password will be generated and will be sent via email and SMS. Thereafter, login as Registered Candidate using this Login-id and
Password. This completes registration. By using this Login-id and Password, a candidate can apply for more than one course.

Step 2) Course Selection & Payment Process
- Login as Registered Candidate
- Select the course and discipline, fill other details as asked on the page and proceed with the Payment.
- Payment can be made either by

- Select Credit card/Debit card/Net Banking

- If successful, a confirmation e-mail and SMS will be sent
- Proceed further with Application Registration OR

Challan (Cash) Payment through Indian Bank:
- A Challan will be displayed on the screen (has two portions)
- Print CHALLAN (Printer settings: Paper size A4, Mode - Landscape)
- After payment of challan at Indian Bank, it will be returned with the stamp of the bank and a JOURNAL number as acknowledgement
- Fill up and make payment in a convenient Indian Bank branch
- Candidate need not the challan after payment
- After updation of the payment by the Bank, within the Next Two Business Days, e-mail and SMS confirmation will be sent to the candidate
- Re-login to continue with Application Registration

Step 3) Preview/ Print Application
- Click on PREVIEW to view filled-in and submitted Application(s).
- To Apply for another course, repeat step(2)
- To print filled-in Application Click on ‘Print’ (Printer settings: Paper sizeA4, Mode-Portrait) and retain a copy of Application for future reference.

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of Pondicherry University:

For detailed information regarding application procedure, applications, eligibility and other related information, candidates should refer the official notification. Please visit for further reference.

Fee Details:

For all courses Rs.250/- (Rs. 125/- for SC/ ST, exempted for differently abled candidates - supported with relevant certificates). Rs.1,000/- for NRI and Overseas candidates.

Important Dates:

PhD Programmes Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Online registration starts: 04th April, 2016
  • Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 30th April, 2016
  • Date of Examination 2016: 27th May, 2016 to 29th May, 2016

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Pondicherry University,
Puducherry – 605 014

Mobile: +91-9787508614

Tel: 0413 -2654880

Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
Pondicherry University is a Central University in Pondicherry, India. Founded in 1985 by the Government of India, it is an affiliating University with a jurisdiction spread over the Union Territories of Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It has 25,000 students in its 57 affiliated colleges[1] in addition to 1,600 students enrolled on the main campus and another 27,000 students in the distance education mode.

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