Ph.D. Program

Presidency University invites application for Ph.D. Program (Full Time/ Part Time) in the areas of Engineering, Commerce, Management, Science and Humanities from the eligible candidates.

Research Fellowship:

Presidency University Research Fellowship up to Rs. 20,000/- per month for first two years and Rs. 24,000/- per month for third year is offered to Meritorious Full-Time Scholars.

Annual Fee Concessions:

Fee Concessions up to 30% of Annual Fee to Meritorious Scholars.

Eligibility criteria:

Master’s Degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory, regulatory body, with a good academic record and a minimum of 55% of marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 – point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever the grading system is followed)
M.Phil. Degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7 – point scale in the M.Phil. Program coursework

Category Eligibility
Full Time As mentioned above
Part Time – Internal Click here for details
Part Time – External Click here for details

Selection Process:

The selection process has two stages:

Stage 1:
Entrance Test:
The University shall conduct a Ph.D. Entrance Test, an all-India basis. The candidates must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, or the minimum equivalent grade as decided by the University in the Entrance Test, to qualify for the Interview/Viva-Voce.

Stage 2:
The candidates who have qualified in the Entrance Test would be required to appear before an Interview Panel of the concerned Department (appointed by the Chairman, R&IC). The interview/viva-voce process shall consist of assessing the candidate on the basis of the following criteria:

The candidate shall present a brief research proposal (of about 500 words) to the interview panel. The proposal shall highlight the applicant’s area of interest of the applicant and an overview of the his/her intended direction of research. The panel will assess the research orientation and the preparedness of the candidate.

A comprehensive interview/viva-voce will be conducted to assess the candidate’s depth of knowledge in the area(s) of interest his/her understanding in the related disciplines and the academic capability and aptitude for research.

Tuition Fee:

Category Annual Fee Details(INR)
Full Time 70000 (After 30% Fee Concession)
Part Time -External 70000 (After 30% Fee Concession)
Part Time – Internal 25000
Fee at the time of submission of  Synopsis/Thesis

(all categories)


Important Dates: 

Last date for submission of filled Application 8th March 2021
Date of Entrance Exam and Interview 15th March 2021
Announcement of list of selected Candidates:
Last date for Payment of Fee (1st Installment)  
(50% of the tuition fee)
Date of Provisional Registration
Last date for Payment of Fee (2nd Installment)
(50% of the tuition fee)

How to apply:
Interested candidates, download the application from and send the filled application forms along with the necessary documents (as specified in the application form”) and the non-refundable application fee of Rs 1000 in the form of DD (in favor of The Registrar, Presidency University, payable at Bangalore) or through NEFT (Saving A/c: 11890100132860, IFSC Code: FDRL0001189, Name of Beneficiary: Presidency University, Bank Details: Federal Bank, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore)  to

The Registrar
Presidency University,
Itgalpur, Rajankunte,
Bangalore 560 064


Interested candidates may contact the respective research supervisors through mail for further details.
Click here for downloading application form