DU M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2018 – The University of Delhi has released the notification for M.Phil and Ph.D admission. The registration was started on May 22, 2018, and closed on June 07, 2018. The admission in DU M.Phil and Ph.D courses will be granted on the basis of entrance examination, the dates for which has been released. The candidates aiming to pursue M.Phil or Ph.D course from the Delhi University may check more details on DU M.Phil and Ph.D Admission 2018 from here.

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DU M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2018

The registration for DU M.Phil and Ph.D was closed on June 07, 2018. The candidates seeking admission in Ph.D course, must have complete M.Phill in respective subject and the candidates aiming for M.Phil admission must have had the respective subject in PG course. Only then the admission will be granted to them.

Events Dates
Availability and submission of application form 22 May 2018
Closing date for online Registration 07 Jun 2018
Dates for the conduct of the Written Examinations 17 to 21 Jun 2018
Announcement of Results/Grievance Handling 22 to 27 Jun 2018
Interviews/ Presentation of Synopsis 05 Jul to 17 Oct 2018
Meeting of Respective M.Phil. Committee / DRC 05 Jul to 17 Oct 2018
Meeting of BRS 10 to 27 Oct 2018
Ph.D. Course Work Commencement 01 Aug 2018

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s degree or a professional degree (M.Tech./LL.M./M.D./M.S. degree) in the same or allied subjects, declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate (or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7- point scale or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission from time to time, or for those who obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19 September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
  • Candidates with Masters or equivalent degree must appear in a written entrance exam conducted by the University in order to be eligible for interview. Based on the performance in the written test, which is the qualifying exam, the shortlisted candidates shall appear for an interview.
  • Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ DBT-JRF, ICMR-JRF, DST-INSPIRE or equivalent national level examination/fellowship (as identified by DRC)/GATE/teacher fellowship holder may directly appear for interview.
  • No candidate shall be eligible to register for the M.Phil./Ph.D. programme if he/she is already registered for any full-time programme of study in any University/Institution.
  • Foreign nationals fulfilling the eligibility criteria may be registered for M.Phil./Ph.D. over and above the maximum admissible strength. However, at any given time, the total number of foreign students shall not exceed 10% of the total admissible strength of the Department. Foreign nationals must provide evidence of language competence suited to the Department they wish to join. Foreign nationals are exempted from entrance test and interview. They may be admitted based on their research proposal, subject to fulfilling the minimum eligibility criteria. The decision regarding the same rests with the DRC subject to approval from BRS for the Ph.D. Programme and M.Phil. Committee for the M.Phil. Programme.

Application Form

To submit the application form of DU M.Phil and Ph.D the candidates will have to visit the official website. The application form was available online, now the application process was over. The candidates will be required to submit Login and Personal details. After this, they will be allowed to fill details and upload documents in the application form.

Application Fee

  • Registration fee for SC/ST/PwD: Rs. 250/- for each course
  • Registration fee for all other Categories (Unreserved, OBC etc.): Rs. 500/- for each course


  • The admission to the programme is through a entrance test, which results in the shortlisting of the candidates for the interview. It may be noted that certain Departments may have mode of evaluation other than Interview. Candidate may refer to the Departmental website or contact the Department directly for the details.
  • It may be noted that after the written examination, certain Departments may opt to have a second test prior to interview for the candidates shortlisted on the basis of the first written test.
  • The list of shortlisted candidates and dates of the interview shall be notified on the M.Phil./Ph.D. admission portal.
  • For the Departments requiring “Research Proposal”, an applicant shall bring a printed copy of the proposal at the time of the Interview, which the candidate filled during the online registration process.

Instructions for M.Phil & PhD combined Written Entrance Examination 2018

  1. There shall be separate written examination for M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. However, certain Departments have a common written examination for both M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. If a candidate wishes to apply in both the Programmes offered by these Departments, then also the candidate shall fill separate registration form for each of the two Programme.
  2. The Admit Card for the written examination shall be available in your online registration account.
  3. Admit Card’s download link shall be available from last week of June, 2018 onwards. Please visit the M.Phil./Ph.D. admission portal for news and updates related with the Admit Card and on the admission procedures.
  4. Candidate shall take the print-out of the Admit Card. The print quality of the Admit Card should be good enough for verification.
  5. Admit Card shall carry the information related with Centre, Reporting time etc.
  6. Candidate shall carry the following documents to the Examination Centre:
    • Printed copy of the Admit Card.
    • One identity card bearing candidate’s photograph, for verification. This can be any one of the following documents: Aadhaar Card, Driving License, PAN card, Voter’s identity card, Passport or College identity card.
  7. The duration of written examination shall be two hours. The question paper shall be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type, except for some of the foreign language courses including Persian which may have short-answer questions.
  8. The syllabus for the written examination of each M.Phil./Ph.D. programme is the corresponding M.A./M.Com/M.Sc. (or equivalent) syllabus of the University of Delhi or/and as given on the respective Department’s website.
  9. The answers have to be marked on Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet, except for some of the foreign language courses including Persian which may have short-answer questions also.

Exam Centers

Entrance examination shall be conducted at the Centers located in the following cities:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi (NCR)
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Patna
  • Ranchi
  • Trivandrum
  • Varanasi

Seats Availability

Total number of seats available in M.Phil. Programme  in various Departments are mentioned below:

Total number of seats available in Ph.D. Programme in various Departments are mentioned below:

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