Notification for Admission in the Ph.D. programme for the Academic year 2021-22

    Applications are invited for the admission in the Ph.D. Programme of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University for the Academic year 2021-22. Applicants may fill up the online application form and attach copies of all certificate and marksheets up to post-graduate latest by the last date of application as specified herewith. Working professionals seeking admission in a Part Time Ph.D. programme require proof of employment and No objection Certificate from employer. Incomplete application will not be considered. Admission is open for PhD in following disciplines only with limited number of seats:
    1. Chemistry
    2. Physics
    3. Mathematics
    4. Biochemistry
    5. Biotechnology
    6. Environmental Science
    7. Law
    8. Library and Information Science
    9. Psychology
    10. Commerce
    11. Management
    12. Computer Science and Engineering
    13. Civil Engineering


    Admission procedure

    As per the UGC (minimum standards and procedures for award of M.Phil. And Ph.D.) regulations 2016, Full Time PhD programme shall have the duration of minimum three years. Working professionals may pursue a part-time mode Ph.D. programme The minimum duration of the Part Time Ph.D. programme shall be four years.

    Fee Structure for Indian Nationals

    Application Fee: Rs. 1100

    Programme Fee:

    • Rs. 140000 per annum for Full Time Students
    • Rs. 125000 per annum for Part Time Students

    Readmission fee: Rs. 600 per annum

    Caution Money: Rs. 5000 (One time)

    Thesis Submission Fee: Rs. 20000 (One time)

    Fee Structure for Non-Indian Nationals (NRI & International Students)

    Application Fee: $ 15

    Programme Fee:

    • $2200 per annum for Full Time Students
    • $2000 per annum for Part Time Students

    Readmission fee: $15 per annum

    Caution Money: $200 (One time)

    Thesis Submission Fee: Rs. $500 (One time)


    1. Full programme/ tuition fee is payable at the time of admission. (In case of instalments, at least 50% of the Tuition Fee is payable before commencement of classes by the approval of competent authority).

    2. 50% of the annual programme fee will be charged per anum after the minimum duration of programme, until submission of thesis.

    3. Other fees such as Examination fee/ ID card fee etc. will be applied as and when appropriate.

    4. For NRI and International Students, Optional Admission procedural charges (Medical Check-Up, Medical Insurance, AIU equivalence assistance, FRRO / Police verification / Visa Extension Assistance) are given below:

    a. First Year - $500

    b. Second Year Onwards - $250

    Candidates with a Master's degree or equivalent are eligible to apply for the PhD programme with requisite marks / grade as specified by UGC (minimum standards and procedures for award of M.Phil. And Ph.D.) regulations 2016 and its subsequent ammendments.

      The applicants Ph. D. programmes who fulfill the eligibility criteria must be put through the PhD Entrance Test (PET) - an online written test conducted by the University followed by a process of interview by a Panel constituted for this purpose. An appearing list will be published in the University noticeboard and website for the PET. Candidates qualified in UGC-NET (Including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (Including JRF/SLET/GATE valid score) or LS fellowship holders and candidates who have M. Phil. degree will be exempted from PET

    The syllabus of PET can be found here: PET SYLLABUS

    An interview shall be organized for the candidates qualified in PET and the ones exempt from it where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through an online presentation. An appearing list for the Interview shall be published in the University noticeboard and website.

    i) A merit list for admission shall be published based on the overall results of the PET and the interview. Applicants shall be short listed on the basis of merit only and depending on the predetermined seats available in each discipline

    ii) Selected Candidates shall be asked to join within a scheduled last date.

    iii) Vacancies, arising out of any candidate’s failure to join within the stipulated time, shall be filled from amongst the candidates in the merit list.

    S. No. Date Event
    1 Last Date of Receiving Application for Ph.D. programme (Extended) 07-08-2021
    2 PhD Entrance Test (CSMU-PET) 04-09-2021
    3 Publication of Result 06-09-2021 Shortlist for Interview
    4 Dates of Interview 28-09-2021 - 30-09-2021
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