Doctoral Programmes

“Conferment of Ph.D. degree upon research scholars by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee during 8th Annual Convocation.”
Proposed UGC regulations: Ph.D., a must by 2021 for University Teachers, so Register now.
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LPUNEST (Ph.D.) Doctoral Programmes
Lovely Professional University is committed to provide an outstanding environment for excellence in Research and Development in all the disciplines. The gamut of LPU research activities make it a unique academic environment that stimulates creativity and critical thinking, and providing impetus to recruiting, supporting, and developing highly-skilled motivated researchers.

Lovely Professional University is conducting National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) for Ph.D. aspirants. Students studying in Post-Graduation can apply for LPUNEST (Ph.D.) . Since its inception in 2009, more than 50,000 students are appearing in this exam (LPUNEST) every year. The test will be conducted through online mode throughout the country for all disciplines except for Hindi, which will be conducted in pen and paper mode at university campus only as per the schedule mentioned under the head "Important Dates".

This test will have twofold advantage as it will act as Entrance Test as well as Scholarship Test.

Entrance Test: LPUNEST (Ph.D.) will provide a gateway to all Ph.D. programmes in LPU and will act as Entrance test for admission in Ph.D. Programmes at LPU. For details, refer “Eligibility”.

Extensive Scholarship: LPU envisages to usher an era of accessible and affordable quality higher education to the youth of our country on the basis of score in LPUNEST (Ph.D.). For details of scholarship, please refer “Fee and Scholarship”.

Disciplines / Departments

Applications are invited for admission to Full Time and Part Time Ph.D. Programmes under disciplines. Admission to the Ph.D. Programmes will be made through LPUNEST (Ph.D.) and Interview.

Ph.D. Programmes offered at LPU

For more details, click on the specific Programme:

Full Time

Part Time

Conferment of Ph.D. Degrees

Prestigious World Personalities are invited to confer Ph.D. Degrees upon LPU Scholars

Dr. Pakalitha B. Mosisili

The Hon’ble Prime Minister of Kingdom of Lesotho during 5th Convocation.

Dr. (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Her Excellency President of the Republic of Mauritius during 7th Convocation.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee

The Hon’ble President of India during 8th Annual Convocation.


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Applications invited for LPUNEST (Ph.D.) 2018-19 Spring Term.