Admission and Eligibility for Ph.D Degree program

The Dayananda Sagar University ( DSU ) offers Ph.D Programs in various disciplines. The University has well qualified faculty members to supervise research scholars and lead them to their Doctoral degree. These programs are available in both the full time and part time modes. DSU believes in the importance of interdisciplinary research and hence encourages scholars to pursue their work in socially relevant interdisciplinary areas.

Ph.D in Inter-Disciplinary Area

i) The University encourages interdisciplinary research leading towards awarding of Ph.D degree, for such students who have Masters degree in appropriate subjects securing not less than 55% of the aggregate marks prescribed for the examination, or it’s equivalent grade ( in a point scale wherever grading system is followed ) and passed entrance examination for the Ph.D degree course, shall be eligible for admission to the Ph.D Degree Course. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled categories.
ii) The candidate shall submit the title of the research area and the research proposal along with his/her application. iii)The degree shall be awarded in the discipline in which the candidate has registered to Ph.D program. Further Supervisor and Co-Supervisor (if any) may be assigned from appropriate discipline.



I) The number of available seats in the various specializations under different disciplines is published in the link Research Guide List

II) The candidate desirous of pursuing Ph.D degree shall discuss with one of the guides listed above and submit the application in the prescribed form through proper channel wherever applicable. The application form and the necessary details are available in the DSU website.

A DD for Rs. 2500/- drawn in favour of Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore towards Ph.D Entrance Test Fee, shall be attached to the filled application form.

III) The selection of Ph.D scholars is done based on the performance in the Entrance Test (40% weightage) and the Interview conducted by an Expert Panel in the chosen discipline (60% weightage). Selection of Scholars in a discipline is done strictly based on the rank list prepared in that discipline by adding the performance of the candidates in the Entrance Test and interview.

a)Dayananda Sagar University Ph. D Entrance Test :
The University will conduct Entrance Test of 100 marks of 3 hours duration.
The syllabi of various disciplines for the Entrance Test for candidates other than those who have qualified UGC-JRF/UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET / SLET / GATE (for Science Disciplines ) or hold teacher fellowship are in the "Entrance Test Syllabus" tab.

b)Interview by an Expert Panel :
The candidates shortlisted based on the performance in the Entrance Test will submit their Research Proposal with the help of the guide chosen and present before an Expert Panel in the discipline which will be scheduled by the University.


i) Ph.D program will be for a minimum duration of THREE/FOUR years, including course work for FULL TIME/PART TIME scholars from the date of Ph.D Registration.
ii) Extension up to FIVE years for Full Time Scholars and SIX years for Part Time Scholars from the date of registration beyond the above limits shall be permitted based on the recommendation of the concerned Research Supervisor and the Doctoral Committee.


1. Submission of filled Application Form - 25th March 2017
2. Ph.D Entrance Test - 2nd April 2017
3. Interview of the candidates by expert panel - 10th April 2017 and 11th April 2017
4. Last date Ph.D Admissions - 22nd April 2017
5. Ph.D Admission with late fee - 28th April 2017
6. Orientation Program - 29th April 2017

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