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Ph. D. Entrance Test(PET) 2019-20

By Post Applications are invited by the Ajeenkya DY Patil University,Pune from all eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme in the University Departments Research Centers .


Candidate shall be admitted to Ph. D. programme by a two stage process through: -

  • PET – 2019 which shall be a qualifying test, will be of 50 marks each(Paper I and Paper II).
  • Presentation by the candidate, which shall be a qualifying test, will be of 100 marks.
  • Personal interview of candidates qualifying in Entrance Test/ Candidates exempted
    from Entrance Examination, to be conducted by the respective Recognized Research

Ph.D. Entrance Test(PET): The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

lnterview / viva-voce: The interview / viva-voce shall be organized ADYPU wherein the candidates are required to present their research interest area through a presentation before a duly constituted Doctoral Research Committee.

Schedule of Entrance Test


Commencement of filling online application

18th March, 2019


Last date of filling online application

17th April, 2019


Date of PET 2019, Paper I

21st April, 2019 (First Half)


Date of PET 2019, Paper II

21st April 2019( Second Half)


Paper III (Presentation)

22nd April 2019


Duration of PET - 2019

90 minutes each( Paper I and Paper II)


Standard of passing


50% marks (Over all)


Declaration of Result

24th April 2019


The PET – 2019 will be conducted at center to be notified by the University. Change of center, if any, will be notified well in advance..

  • Application Fee Rs.2000/- for PET-2019
  • Examination Fee Rs.5000/- for Appearing Entrance Examination
  • Mode of payment: - Payment method using online payment. Debit Card/Credit Card/ Net Banking or Demand Draft
Minimum Etigibility Criteria:

The Minimum eligibility criteria required for admission to the Ph.D. Program is a degree in any one of the areas given below:

  • Master of Technology or Engineering
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master in Business Administration
  • Master in Media & Communication
  • One/Two year of LLM programme after either at least 5 years of integrated LLB degree after 10+2 examination or 3 years LLB degree after 10+2+3 examination.
  • Master in Design
  • M.Phil


  • A degree equivalent to any of the above
The candidates seeking admission to the ADYPU Ph. D. program shall have to possess requisite grades as shown below:
  • A Master's degree with at least 55 percent marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC seven-point scale (or an equlvalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)
Exemption from appearing in Entrance Examination:
  • The Candidates fulfilling at least one of the following conditions will be exempted from Entrance Examination:
    • i. Candidates qualified in UGC-NET (lncluding JM) AJGC-CSIRNET (lncluding JRF) /SLET /GATE (valid score) or teacher fellowship holders will be exempted from the Entrance Test for Ph.D. programme.
    • ii.Candidates who have passed M. Phil. Programme of any other university will be exempted from the Entrance Test for Ph.D. programme.