Direct Admissions to Ph.D. Programme Admission 2013 at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

Direct Admissions to Ph.D. Programme Admission 2013

The University admits a limited number of candidates directly to Ph.D programme either on the basis of viva-voce or written examination and viva-voce both as may be decided by the University both in monsoon and winter semesters in various areas of research in the School of International Studies; School of Social Sciences; School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies; School of Computer and Systems Sciences; School of Physical Sciences; School of Environmental Sciences; School of Life Sciences; School of Arts and Aesthetics; School of Computational and Integrative Sciences; School of Biotechnology; Centre for the Study of Law and Governance; Centre for Molecular Medicine; and Centre for Sanskrit Studies.


Candidates are requested to refer to the prospectus 2012-13 (available on JNU website for details regarding eligibility requirements for direct admission to Ph.D programme under the respective schools/special centres.

Candidates enjoying employed status and selected for admission shall be required to produce leave sanction order for a period of two years at the time of admission/registration.

However, there is a limited provision for exemption of this requirement to candidates employed in research and teaching institutions located in NCR.

A candidate can apply either on-line or off-line

Online application

Candidates can apply on-line on payment of prescribed fee if they have access to a computer, a printer and Internet by logging on to JNU website or

The sites have been designed in a user friendly way to help candidates for applying on-line in a step-by-step fashion

Online application portal will remain open from 10.00 a.m. (IST) on 6th February, 2012 till 5.00 p.m. (IST) on 21st March, 2012

Off-line application

Set of application form and prospectus can be obtained through post by sending crossed bank draft for Rs 300/- (Rs three hundred only) drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University payble at New Delhi alongwith a self addressed (unstamped) envelope of the minimum size of 30cmsx25cms clearly indicating the programme of study for which the application form is required on the self-addressed envelope to the Section Officer (Admissions), Room No-28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067 throughout the year

Money orders and cheques are not accepted

Please do not send your request for set of application form and prospectus through courier

Please note that there will be no cash counter for sale of set of application form and prospectus

Important Dates

Last date for submission of off-line application form is: 24th March, 2012

Last date for submission of confirmation page of on-line application form along with all documents: 28th March, 2012

Application forms and prospectus will also be available by post during the following periods

Admission in monsoon semester: 6th February, 2012 to 5th March, 2012

Admission in winter semester: 1st September, 2012 to 8th October, 2012

Application forms received upto 21st March, 2012 will be considered for admission in monsoon semester beginning July, 2012

However, admission in winter semester beginning January, 2013 will be need based and subject to availability of seats in each areas of research

Interested candidates are therefore required to enquire about the availablity of seats in the discipline for which they intend to apply for direct admission to Ph.D programme before submitting application forms for admission in winter semester

The last date for submitting the application forms in winter semester beginning January 2013 will be 15th October, 2012

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