Thapar University Patiala, announces admissions to PhD Programme 2011-2012
The Entrance Examination will be of 1 hour duration having 60 objective type multiple choice questions
The criteria for award of marks will be considered as under.
Entrance Test 50 Marks
Interview 50 Marks
Total Marks 100 Marks
A candidate seeking admission to the
degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have obtained M E/ MTech/ MPhil/ M
CA/ MSc/ MA/M BA or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10 Point
scale or 55% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded or NET
Candidates with BE/BTech degree or equivalent with
excellent academic record (minimum CGPA of 9.00 on 10 point scale or 80%
marks in aggregate) may be considered for direct admission.
Relaxation in CGPA to 7.00 on a 10-point scale or in marks to 65% for
the minimum eligibility conditions may be permitted for candidates with a
BE / BTech degree or equivalent who have a minimum of 3 years of
professional and/or research experience in the area in which the
admission is sought. However, candidates admitted with BE/BTech or
equivalent qualification will be admitted for PhD after successful
completion of eight Masters level courses as suggested by the PhD
Admission Committee of concerned Department/School, within a period of
two years from the date of admission. A minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a
10-point scale should be earned in the courses prescribed by the
Part-time studies leading to PhD
degree are permitted for professionally employed personnel such as
working engineers, scientists and teachers. Part-time studies leading to
PhD shall also be permitted to persons working in Institutions with
which a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for research
purposes. Such a candidate must be in employment at the time of
admission and be engaged in professional work in the area to which
admission is sought.
Candidates working beyond a radius of 200
Km shall be required to work in the University for a minimum period of 6
months in not more than three spells.
Candidates shall be
admitted on the basis of merit of Entrance Test to be conducted by the
concerned Department/School, followed by interview. During interview, a
candidate is required to present his/her area of proposed research.
Relaxation for appearing in the Entrance Test may be given to those
candidates who have done MPhil or have qualified UGC/ CSIR(JRF)/ SLET/
GATE by the Admission Committee.
candidates are required to submit the "No Objection Certificate" from
their parent organization/department/employer stating that the candidate
is permitted to pursue studies on a part-time basis and that the
candidate's official duties permit her/him to devote sufficient time for
Applications for admission will be considered by the Admission Committee of the concerned Department/School.
The number of PhD admissions to be made by each Department/School shall
be notified at the start of admission process. All efforts shall be
made to maintain 25% SC/ST and 3% physically handicapped category
The supervisor(s) shall be allocated to every admitted candidate at the time of interview.
The entrance test shall be conducted at Thapar University, Patiala only.
School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
School of Mathematics and Computer Applications
School of Management and Social Sciences
Electronics and Comm Engg Deptt
Biotechnology and Env Sc Deptt
School of Physics and Materials Science
Computer Science and Engineering