Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Subjects / Disciplines:





Social Sciences

Mass communication



Art and Design



Candidates should check the research interests/domains of available guides before applying for admission. The admissions shall be made based on Vishwakarma University Ph.D Entrance Test (VUPET) Exam. 

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Fill all fields with relevant information; submit the form and Print the application form. Paste recent passport size photo, sign on the form, and attach copies of relevant certificates Send the completed application along with copies of relevant certificates to

The Registrar,
Vishwakarma University,
Survey no. 2,3,4 Laxmi Nagar, Kondhwa (Bk), Pune-411048,
Maharashtra, India

Along with two passport size photographs and Demand Draft of Rs. 6000/- (Rs.4000 for reserve category candidates) drawn in favor of "Vishwakarma University" payable at Pune.

Last Date of submission of application form –  1 Aug. 2019
Date of Pre-Ph. D. Entrance Examination – 18 Aug. 2019

Applicants can pay through RTGS/IMPS/NEFT modes on the following account and attached payment acknowledgment receipt to the application form.

Online Payment Details:

University Name Vishwakarma University 
State  Maharashtra 
District  Pune 
Bank Name HDFC Bank Ltd.
Branch  Kondhwe Khurd, Pune 411048 
Type of Account  Current Account 
City  Pune
Account No  50200027418843
IFSC Code HDFC0000029


More Information:

Exemption from VUPET:

The candidates fulfilling any one of the following criteria will be exempted from VUPET.

i. Qualified NET of the government departments like UGC/CSIR/DBT/DST/ICMR/ICAR etc or SET or qualified GATE with valid score. ( to be decided by BUTR)
ii. M.Phil degree of not less than two years duration with minimum 16 credits of course work and a dissertation in relevant subject from a recognized University
iii. Minimum 05 years of experience as an approved teacher in any University
iv. Submission of admission form and Interview is mandatory for all candidates including the candidates exempted from VUPET.

Structure of the Entrance Examination:

a. There would be two papers. Paper I would be of 50 marks, 2 hours duration, objective type, aimed at assessing the general intelligence and aptitude of the candidate and Paper II would also be of 50 marks, objective &subjective and aimed at assessing the subject knowledge, the communication skills, research thinking of the candidate.
b. Paper I : It will have 50 questions of 1 mark each. Scope of this paper includes logical reasoning, numerical ability, Language skills etc. This paper is common for students of all faculties. Minimum passing is 50% for all candidates.
c. Paper II: This paper is subject specific. It will be 40% objective multiple choice and 60% subjective. Aim is to check the subject knowledge, research thinking, communication skills etc.
d. Passing percentage for this paper is 50% for all candidates.
e. VUPET is a qualifying examination. Candidates who score more than 50% marks in both papers are eligible to appear for an interview twice. If they fail to clear the interview in two attempts they will have to appear again appear for the VUPET.
f. The result shall be communicated only to the successful candidates through their registered E-mail ID.

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Interview is compulsory for all candidates. Candidates who have qualified the VUPET and those who have been exempted from it will have to appear for the interview at the department level. Candidates will be interviewed to assess their suitability for research in the area of their choice. Interview carries 100 marks. Selection and merit of the candidates will be decided on the basis of his / her performance at the interview. List of selected candidates will be published along with the name of the guide and the area of their research.The result shall be communicated only to the successful candidates through their registered E-mail ID.

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