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Pune University Ph.D


For admission to the Ph.D. programme in a related subject in the faculty, applicants fulfilling the following criteria shall be treated as eligible:

a. Persons having passed Post Graduate Degree (Masters Degree) Examination with at least 50% marks or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).

Persons having passed Post-Graduate Degree (Masters Degree) Examination Law Faculty with at least 55%.

5% relaxation for reserve category students of Maharashtra State only.


b. Persons working in National Laboratories- Institutes/Government/ Private Organization nominated/sponsored by the respective employer. These persons should have a Post Graduate Degree(Masters Degree) and holding rank of Assistant Director / or above.

Above-mentioned rules will also be applicable to the foreign candidates who have obtained a Masters Degree from the statutory Indian Universities.

c. Persons with exceptional abilities passed Graduate Degree Examination with 50% of marks and with 15 years experience after graduation in related fields.

d. The fellow members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and / or Institute of Cost and Works Accountants and / or Institute of Chartered Company Secretaries of India shall be held eligible for registration for Ph.D. in the subject in the concerned Board of Studies in the faculty of Commerce provided that they possess a Bachelor's Degree of any statutory University. Such candidate should have at least 5 years professional experience.

e. A Graduate in any faculty who has developed important new techniques (new for the country) or designed and fabricated special instruments or apparatus which are deemed by competent judge, who shall be the fellow member of the relevant National Professional Body, to be a valuable contributions to engineering/Pharmacy may be permitted by the Research and Recognition Committee of concerned faculty on the recommendation of the appropriate Board or Boards of Studies to submit his thesis for the Ph.D. Degree in that faculty. Such a candidates must have at least five years standing as a Bachelor of concerned faculty.

f. Application for research in inter-disciplinary areas and from applicants belonging to a faculty or subject other than the faculty or subject in which the research is proposed to be done and from the international candidates (those who have not obtained the Master’s degree from Indian Universities) shall be considered on the basis of the proven ability and aptitude of the researcher for such kind of research. Such proposal shall be examined by the Guide and the Head, Place of research before giving provisional admission. The admission will be confirmed after the Research and Recognition Committee/s concerned, approves the topic. Detailed procedure for admission should be evolved by the concerned faculty. 5 years work experience in related field is necessary for such candidates (except Commerce and Management Faculties in their related interdisciplinary admissions).

g. Admission criteria for foreign candidates (those who have not obtained Master’s degree from Indian Universities) will be 50% marks or equivalent GPA.

2a. Exemption for Entrance Examination

The candidates fulfilling one of the following conditions will be exempted from Entrance Examination.

i. Qualified in GATE(valid score)/GPAT (valid score)/SET/ NET/ JRF/ SRF examination of the apex bodies as CSIR/ UGC/ ICAR/ ICMR/ DBT only.
ii. M. Phil Degree completed from any Statutory Recognized University.

The Registration form should be submitted by the exempted candidates before interview within stipulated time with relevant supporting documents.


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