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Patna University, PU, Patna

Patna University, PU, Patna

Darbhanga House, Ashok Raj Path 

Phone-No: 0612-2670594 
Fax: 0612-670877 
Establish: 1974

About College:

Patna University is the seventh oldest University of India, with the richest of academic traditions. The best students from all over the Eastern Region and Abroad have always sought to be educated in this University. We would like it to regain its past glory and rise to new heights through modernization and all-round development. 

Special efforts are required for achieving high academic excellence. Qualitative change in Higher Education is possible only through radical means including incorporating Information Technology / e-Governance, adopting a policy of social inclusion and making quantitative as well as qualitative changes in teaching, research & development activities. We would need synergistic efforts and cooperation from all quarters for achieving this distinction, so that we may provide quality education to all our students.

Course Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

in Patna University, PU, Patna

Course Description:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Eligibility and Selection Procedure for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Patna University, PU, Patna

Candidates having master degree with at least of 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or on equivalent grade in point scale wherever grading system is followed).

A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% Io 50%, or on equivalent relaxation of grade, will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/EBC/OBC/Differently-abled categories of candidates

A candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to pursue research for the Ph.D. degree in the subject in which he/she holds Master’s degree.  

Exemptions from the Ph.D. Admission Test (PAT)

Candidates who have secured grants for research such as fellowship/scholarship/associateship etc. by qualifyingUGC/NET/CSIRNET/GATE/MHRD Scholarships/Teacher Fellowship/ DBT/ICMR/ICAR /DSTINSPIRE/CSSIR, ICHR etc

Assistant Professors, Associate Professor and Professor who have been appointed on substantive post in the UGC pay scale in the teaching departments or the University or a constituent college of the University who have completed their probation successfully with an experience of at least two years of uninterrupted service would be considered under this category. Teachers appointed in self finance courses will not be exempted from the test

Non-teaching employees of the University, who are holding substantive appointment for more than five years having at least 55% marks in Master’s degree in the subject concerned and with at least two research papers published in any reputed refereed journal or journals identitied by the UGC would be considered under this category

PAT 2018 Pattern
The PAT is a written test comprising two papers of 100 marks each.
Paper I - 100 marks – objective/ multiple choice questions on general and research aptitude.
Paper II - 100 marks – subjective type in the subject concerned based on syllabus (excluding elective papers) of the Post-Graduate courses of the Patna University.
Interview - 20 marks
The minimum qualifying marks for written test will be as follows:
For General candidates –                50% aggregate marks
For Reserved category candidates –         45% aggregate marks
The selection of the candidate will be on the basis of marks obtained in PAT and interview combined together
Date of Entrance Test – 24.02.2018 
Time of Examination 
Paper I (objective) – 11.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. (1 Hour)
Paper II (subjective) – 12.45 P.M. to 2.45 P.M. (2 Hours)
Application Fee for the Admission Test

For SC/ST categories: - Rs. 700/-

For all other categories - Rs. '1,000/-

How To Apply:

Application Procedure for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Patna University, PU, Patna

How to Apply:

Application Procedure

Candidate can apply online at
STEP - 1
Pay fee Online to State Bank of India and get SB Collect Reference Number
STEP - 2
Apply Online for Ph.D. Admission Test (PAT) Application - 2018 with the above SB Collect Reference Number
STEP - 3
Print your Online Ph.D. Admission Test (PAT) Application
STEP - 4
Download and Print Admit Card after due date

Closing Date:

Entrance Test: 24th February 2018

Last date for Submission form: 14th February 2018  


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