Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Eligibility Criteria (Qualifying Exam)

Master’s degree in the relevant discipline with 55% marks in aggregate
5% relaxation to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer) / differently-abled candidates
  • Applicants having relevant Post Graduation degree in Engineering are only allowed to apply for the Ph.D. in engineering disciplines. e.g. applicants with M.Tech/ME in CSE would apply for Ph.D( CSE), and applicants with MCA or M.Sc. (CS/IT) degree should apply for Ph.D (Computer Applications).
  • The applicants with masters degree in distance education or online mode are not allowed to take admission in the Ph.D. Engineering Programmes.

Selection Criteria:

  • An applicant will be short listed for interview on the basis of his/ her score in the entrance examination LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
  • The final selection for admission in Ph.D. will be based on the performance in Entrance Test (70% weightage) and Interview (30% weightage) subject to scoring minimum marks in the Interview.

Exemption from Entrance Test

Applicants who have qualified UGC (NET/ JRF)/ CSIR (NET/ JRF)/ ICAR (JRF/ SRF) examination/ SLET (Punjab only)/ GATE/ GPAT/ ICAR (NET), Teacher Fellowship holder or passed M.Phil. Programme (in Regular mode only) are exempted from LPUNEST (Ph.D.).
  • Exemption is for LPUNEST (Ph.D.) only but the applicant will have to fill the LPUNEST (Ph.D.) form and appear for the Interview. The applicants are required to bring the original documents against which exemption is sought at the time of interview.
  • GATE/GPAT score should be valid at the time of admission.