Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2022: How to Apply, Eligibility Criteria, Interview

Central University of Punjab is the authority responsible for releasing the notification for Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2022. The university offers Ph.D. degree course in a large number of specializations. The selection of a candidate is based on qualifying entrance exams such as CUCET,  UGC/CSIR/ASRB-NET, ICMR-JRF, GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET & JEST (Physics) and interview. Those interested candidates who want to apply need to fill and submit the application form in online mode. Complete details related to the Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2022 are given in this post.

Important Dates

Main EventsTentative Dates
Starting of online application form submission3rd week of January 2022
Last date to register in online modeLast week of January 2022
Final date to pay the required application formLast week of January 2022
Date of Interview2nd week of February 2022
Releasing of merit list for admission3rd week of February 2022
Beginning of the classesLast week of February 2022

Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for Central University of Punjab PhD Admission depend upon the subject. You may check the eligibility criteria for various courses.

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Agribusiness

  • Aspirants must complete MBA (Agribusiness)/Master’s Degree in Agricultural Marketing with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL)/ PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Food Science and Technology

  • Candidate should have a master’s Degree in food science and allied fields with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL)/ PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Biochemistry

  • Master’s degree in Life Sciences or related area with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Botany 

  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in Botany, Plant Sciences and allied subjects in Life Sciences with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Chemistry

  • Master’s degree in Chemistry (Inorganic /Organic/ Physical/Analytical/Bio-inorganic/Bio-Physical/Medicinal/ Applied/ Pharmaceutical) and Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biophysics with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Bioinformatics

  • Candidates should have a Master’s degree in Bioinformatics/Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Physics/ Chemistry or any other relevant area with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL)/PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

  • Aspirants need to have a Master’s degree in Chemistry or any other relevant areas with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Computational Physics

  • All candidates need to have a Master’s degree in Physics or any other relevant areas with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Mathematics

  • Applicants must have a master’s degree in Mathematics with minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL)/ PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Physics

  • Candidates need to have a master’s degree Physics/ Applied Physics with a minimum of 60% marks {55% for SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PWD} from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Zoology

  • Master’s degree in any branch of life sciences/ veterinary sciences with at least 60% marks (55% for SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL)/ PWD) from a recognized Indian or foreign University.

Other important points about eligibility criteria

  • Candidates having a valid UGC/CSIR/ASRB-NET, ICMR-JRF, GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET & JEST (Physics) score with existing validity are exempted for the CUCET entrance test.
  • In order to get admission, candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria on the date of verification of registration/ documents.

Central University of Punjab PhD Application Form 2022

The application form for Central University of Punjab PhD Admission 2022 will release in online mode only. To access the application form, aspirants have to visit the official website i.e. www.cucetexam.in. The complete process of application form submission is explained below.

  • To start the process of application form submission, candidates have to visit the official website i.e. www.cucetexam.in.
  • On the official website, aspirants are required to register by providing some of their basic details like Name, phone number, etc.
  • After registration, aspirants may sign-in by providing their login credentials generated.
  • In the main application form, aspirants have to enter their complete educational, personal, and contact details.
  • Along with these details, candidates are also required to upload scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature.
  • It is also compulsory for candidates to pay the necessary application fees while filling the form.
  • It is recommended to take a printout of the application form submitted for future requirements.

Application Fee

The application fee is different for candidates from different categories as given below.

  • General/ OBC candidates: Rs. 800/-
  • SC/ ST candidates: Rs. 400/-
  • PwD candidates: Nil

Mode of payment: The application fee can be paid online using a credit card, debit card, or internet banking.

Admit Card

  • Candidates should note that the university will release admit cards of the PhD interview it is going to conduct.
  • To download an admit card, candidates have to visit the official website of the university.
  • An admit card is a very important document carrying information like date, time, and venue of the interview.
  • No candidate will be allowed to take part in the interview process without having a valid admit card.
  • It is advised to keep a copy of the admit card even after the exam for future references.

Central University of Punjab PhD 2022 Interview

  • The university will invite shortlisted eligible candidates to take part in the interview process.
  • A team of senior faculties of various departments will conduct the interview.
  • During the interview process, authorities will determine the subject knowledge and overall intelligence of a candidate.
  • It is crucial for a candidate to do well in the interview in order to get admission.

Result and Cut off

  • The result of the interview will be published on the official website of the Central University of Punjab.
  • To check the result, aspirants have to visit the website and provide their roll numbers.
  • Along with the result, the university will also release merit list of candidates selected for admission.
  • The merit list will be prepared on the basis candidate’s performance in the qualifying entrance exam and interview.
  • Only those candidates who will score more than cut-off marks will get their names on the merit list.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question – 1: What documents do I need to have in order to get admission?

Answer: A candidate must get the following documents verified in order to get admission.

  • Qualifying entrance exam admit card & score card
  • Secondary School (Class 10th) Marks Sheet Or Valid Certificate of DOB
  • Post-Graduation Marks Sheet or Grade Sheet (As applicable) – First Year
  • Post-Graduation Marks Sheet or Grade Sheet (As applicable) – Second Year
  • Master’s Degree
  • Medical Fitness Certificate
  • Declaration related to health
  • Anti-Ragging Form duly signed by the Student & Parents
  • Certificate of Conduct from Head of Institution/ Character Certificate
  • Migration Certificate – Original
  • Category certificate as per GOI rules (Latest certificate for OBC candidates – Non Creamy Layer etc.)
  • Undertaking for a gap year, if applicable
  • “NET- JRF” or any other national level test (with existing validity) recognized by UGC, if applicable

Question – 2: In which mode the application form for Central University of Punjab PhD Admission will release?

Answer: The application form will release in online mode only.

Question – 3: I have cleared the GATE examination. Do I need to appear for CUCET?

Answer: No, there is no need to appear for the CUCET examination if you have cleared the GATE exam.

Question – 4: Is there any email address by which I can get information about Central University of Punjab PhD Admission?

Answer: Yes, you may send an email at [email protected]

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