About Doctoral Fellowship

Ajeenkya DY Patil University (ADYPU) is committed to attracting top research talent in promoting research in diverse streams which are interdisciplinary in nature. At ADYPU, we provide the platform to extend doctoral research careers.


The objective of the ADYPU-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme is to provide opportunities to competent and qualified candidates to undertake full-time advanced studies and research leading to a Ph.D. degree under ADYPU as well as for his/her career enhancement at the University.

Doctoral Fellowship Schemes

The scheme is applicable for the following categories of Doctoral Fellowships

  • Research Fellowships
  • Teaching Fellowships

The total period of the fellowship is three years and there is no further provision of extension.

The fellowship recipients shall have the complete waiver of PHD tuition fees.

The ADYPU Doctoral Fellowship Scheme shall be applicable from AY: 2023-2024 onwards.

S.No Designation Stipend
1. Registration Opens Rs.35000 – 40000 per month
2. Teaching Fellows

Duration & Value

  • Doctoral Fellowship is a full-time research work to be pursued within the ADYPU University campus.
  • The duration of the Fellowship is for three years, which shall not be extendable in nature.
  • The number of doctoral fellowships will be decided in consultation with the Deans of ADYPU Schools / Dean-Research and Dean of School of Doctoral Studies.
  • The pre-determined number of fellowships shall be considered on vacancies, subject to the final decision of the Vice Chancellor.
  • The doctoral fellowships shall be approved by the DRC Committee.
  • All doctoral fellows reporting authority shall be delegated with the Doctoral Studies.
  • ADYPU shall notify the final number of doctoral fellowships on its University website.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for receiving of ADYPU Doctoral Fellowship is enlisted as below:

  • The candidate must have 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 equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or as per the norms of the regulatory bodies.
  • The candidate must successfully appear for the ADYPU Ph. D Entrance Test and must be able to qualify the following:

    • ADYPU Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) with minimum score of 60 percent marks or with proven academic track record.
    • Personal Interview & Research Aptitude Round with the Doctoral Research Committee.
    • NET and M. Phil from UGC recognized university shall carry weightage in the assessment of the research proposal.
  • Those who have qualified for the UGC NET/SET/SLET/GATE/M. Phil exam are exempted from the Ph.D. Entrance Test, but they must appear directly for the Personal Interview & Research Aptitude Round.
  • Those who have received UGC/CSIR/ ICSSR/ DST Inspire or any other government Doctoral Fellowships and have appeared for PI and qualified for Ph.D. program of ADYPU can pursue their Doctoral Research Work with ADYPU as Full Time Ph.D.
  • Scholar along with Fellowship from the respective organizations. However, they have to pay the PHD fees as applicable. However, they shall not fall under the ambit for receipt of doctoral fellowships.
  • The candidate should not be more than 40 years of age on the last date of application. There shall be an age relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/Persons with benchmark disability candidates.However, qualifying the candidate.