Ajeenkya DY Patil University (ADYPU) administers the Ph.D. admission process through the ADYPU Ph.D. Entrance Test, conducted annually. This process ensures a fair evaluation of candidates, with exemptions granted to those meeting specific qualification criteria.

  • Entrance Test Requirement: Ph.D. aspirants are required to take the ADYPU Ph.D. Entrance Test, conducted annually. This standardized examination serves as a crucial evaluation tool for selecting candidates for doctoral studies.
  • Exemption Criteria: Candidates who have qualified in recognized national examinations such as UGC-NET (including JRF), UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF), GATE, or those who have completed an M.Phil. program are exempt from appearing in the ADYPU Ph.D. Entrance Test. This exemption recognizes their demonstrated proficiency and readiness for advanced research.
  • Admission Decision Criteria: ADYPU, on an annual basis, carefully determines the number of Ph.D. scholars to be admitted. This decision is based on factors such as the availability of Research Supervisors, existing academic infrastructure, and maintaining an optimal scholar-teacher ratio. This thoughtful approach ensures a conducive environment for quality doctoral research.
  • Information Dissemination: ADYPU commits to transparent communication by notifying and disseminating all relevant information regarding the Ph.D. program well in advance. This information is made available on the university’s website and through advertisements in at least two newspapers, including one in the regional language. This ensures accessibility and inclusivity in reaching a diverse audience.
  • Public Records of Ph.D. Scholars: ADYPU maintains a comprehensive and transparent record of all Ph.D. registered students on its website. The list includes essential details such as the registered candidate’s name, the topic of research, names of supervisors, co-supervisors, and the date of enrollment/registration. This practice enhances accountability and showcases the vibrancy of ongoing research within the university.

By combining a standardized entrance test, exemption criteria for qualified candidates, and a careful admission decision-making process the university ensures the nurturing of a vibrant academic community focused on impactful doctoral research.

Doctoral Program at ADYPU: Two-Stage Procedure

The Ph.D. admission process at ADYPU is a meticulous and comprehensive journey, comprising a qualifying Ph.D. Entrance Test and an interview/viva-voce session.

  • D. Entrance Test:
    • Qualifying Nature: The Ph.D. Entrance Test serves as a qualifying examination, where candidates must attain a minimum of 50% qualifying marks. This criterion ensures that admitted candidates possess a fundamental understanding of research principles.
    • Test Syllabus: The syllabus for the Entrance Test is thoughtfully structured, with 50% dedicated to research methodology and the remaining 50% focused on subject-specific knowledge. This balanced approach evaluates candidates on their overall research acumen and specialized expertise in their chosen field.
  • Interview/Viva-Voce:
    • Organized Evaluation: Following the Entrance Test, candidates face an interview/viva-voce, conducted by ADYPU. This organized evaluation provides a platform for candidates to present their research interests and areas through a formal presentation.
    • Duly Constituted Doctoral Research Committee: The interview/viva voce is held before a duly constituted Doctoral Research Committee. This committee, comprised of experienced faculty members and subject experts, ensures a thorough and unbiased assessment of each candidate’s research potential.
    • Presentation Requirement: Candidates are required to present their research interest and area during the interview/viva voce. This presentation serves as a crucial aspect of the evaluation, allowing candidates to articulate and defend their research objectives, methodologies, and anticipated contributions.
    • Overall Assessment: The two-stage process, encompassing the Ph.D. The entrance Test and the interview/viva voce ensure a holistic evaluation of candidates. The test evaluates their foundational understanding of research methodology and subject-specific knowledge, while the interview/viva voce provides an opportunity to showcase their research interest and area before an esteemed committee.

The Doctoral admission process, with its dual-stage evaluation, is designed to identify candidates who not only meet academic criteria but also exhibit a passion for research. By combining a qualifying entrance test and a comprehensive interview/viva voce, ADYPU ensures the selection of candidates poised for successful doctoral journeys.

Our Mission

The mission of ADYPU’s School of Film and Media is to provide a dynamic and transformative educational experience that empowers students to become skilled, ethical, and visionary creators in the fields of film, media, and visual storytelling. We are committed to offering a comprehensive and contemporary curriculum that combines artistic excellence with technological proficiency, nurturing a deep understanding of the craft. Our mission is to inspire and prepare students to become influential voices in the creative industry, fostering cultural diversity, social impact, and a global perspective. We aim to bridge the gap between tradition and innovation, and art and technology while instilling a sense of responsibility and ethics in media practices. Our goal is to produce graduates who are well-equipped to push the boundaries of artistic expression and storytelling, shaping the future of cinema and media worldwide.


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