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Ph. D. Entrance Test(PET) 2020-21

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: –

  • PhD Entrance Examination, which shall be a qualifying test. The Entrance Examination will be of 100 marks with multiple type choice questions.
  • Personal interview of candidates qualifying in Entrance Test/ Candidates exempted from Entrance Examination, to be conducted by the respective Recognized Research Centre.

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
A) Commencement of filling online application 15th June, 2020
B) Last date of filling online application 31st July, 2020
C) Date of online Ph.D. Entrance Examination 09th August, 2020
D) Publication of result on the University website 12th August, 2020
E) Personal Interview &Research Aptitude 18th-19th August, 2020
Duration & Timing of Entrance Exam
– Part One (Common for all Schools): 11.00 am to 1.00 pm (Two hours)
– Part Two (Subject Specific-Specialization) *: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Two hours)
– Standard of passing: 50% marks

The Entrance Examination will be conducted at center(s) to be notified by the University Change of center(s), if any, will be notified well in advance.


  • Application Fee Rs.2000/- for PET-2020 (For both General & Reserved Category)
  • Examination Fee Rs.5000/- for Appearing Entrance Examination (For both General & Reserved Category)
  • [Mode of payment: – Payment method using online payment. Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking or Demand Draft

Minimum Etigibility Criteria:


  • 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.

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