• Registration



A candidate wishing to enroll for the Ph.D. Degree shall fill the prescribed application form and submit the same along with a fee of Rs.2000/- to the Dean, Research, Punjab Technical University. The Application should be duly verified by the Head of the Institute. Applications for enrollment shall be entertained by the university after formal notification of the number of seats in each discipline.



  • The entrance test for admission to Ph.D. programme will be conducted once a year in the month of June/July. The exact date of the examination will be notified through PTU’s website. No separate advertisement will be given for the Test Date. The applications received till one month before the date of test shall be entertained for that session.
  • Separate question papers will be set for candidates of different disciplines of Engineering/Architecture/Pharmacy/Management/Sciences.
  • The question paper will be objective type and of 90 minutes duration. The minimum qualifying percentage is 40. The merit list of the candidate belonging to Scheduled caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Physically handicapped(PH)/Visually Handicapped(VH) ( as per state reservation policy) shall be prepared separately. The qualifying marks for reserved categories shall be 35% in entrance test.
  • The entrance test will be based on the fundamental and subjective aspects of each subject whose content will be as defined by University Grants Commission for NET (UGC) examination. For subjects (Engineering) for which UGC do not conduct the NET, the GATE/GPAT syllabus will be followed.
  • Candidates, who have already cleared UGC/CSIR Exam/SLET/GATE  will be exempted from entrance test and preference will be given to them for admission. The inter-se merit of such candidates will be determined by their score in UGC/CSIR Exam/SLET/GATE.
  • The validity of the Ph.D entrance test score is one Academic Session.   


The numbers of candidates who will be called for interview will double the number of seats available for admission. The inter-se merit of candidates appeared in test will be made on the basis of merit calculated as per the following criteria:

Weightage to marks in Master’s/M. Phil programme                          : 40%

Weightage to marks in entrance test                                                   : 40%

Weightage to interview                                                                       : 20%

At the time of interview candidates are expected to discuss their research interest / area with interview board. Only the predetermined number of students, based upon the available recognized research supervisors (with concerned specialization/research interest) will be selected for admission to Ph.D. and the list of successful candidates shall be released. 


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