FEE AND SCHOLARSHIP FOR Ph.D. (November Schedule)


Fee applicable to applicants admitted on the basis of LPUNEST (Ph.D.) will be as per details given below:
Discipline Name Fee (Per Semester) Discipline Name Fee (Per Semester)
Engineering ₹68000 Environmental Sciences ₹68000
Agriculture ₹68000 Forensic Sciences ₹68000
Sciences ₹68000 Biotechnology ₹68000
Pharmaceutical Sciences ₹68000 Bioinformatics ₹68000
Medical Laboratory Sciences ₹68000 Planning ₹68000
Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Sciences ₹68000 Performing Arts ₹58000
Microbiology ₹68000 Commerce ₹58000
Biochemistry ₹68000 Punjabi ₹58000
Food Technology ₹68000    


Lovely Professional University strongly believes in the fact that monetary constraints should not be an obstacle for a Research Scholar to have access to quality education. So the University offers India’s largest Scholarship scheme. The objective of the scheme is to realize the vast talents that may be hidden due to financial constraints. Under this scheme, Research Scholars have been awarded with scholarship worth ₹ 100+ crores in last year only.

On the basis of Performance in LPUNEST (Ph.D.)

The categories of scholarship are based upon performance in LPUNEST (Ph.D.) The cut-off for each category will be announced along with the result of respective schedule. The scholarship details are as per the following table:
Performance in LPUNEST (Ph.D.) Scholarship Percentage Applicable
LPUNEST score more than or equal to Category I cut-off 50% of Programme Fee
LPUNEST score more than or equal to Category II cut-off 40% of Programme Fee
LPUNEST score more than or equal to Category III cut-off 30% of Programme Fee

Note: Applicant seeking test (LPUNEST (Ph.D.)) exemption on basis of, 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) may appear for test LPUNEST (Ph.D.) in order to avail the scholarship as mentioned above.
The result of scholarship for Ph.D. applicants will be declared along with the Ph.D. Interview results.

Scholarships upto 70% of programme fee are offered to research associates in centrally funded labs, Professionals working in Industry/Corporate/Teaching and candidates with various research achievements.

Scholarship for Meritorious Research Scholars
Scholarship Slab Eligibility Criterion for the Scholarship
For 70 % Scholarship JRF/NET/SPM/GATE/GPAT qualified Research associates/ Scientists who are working in Defence Labs/ICAR/ICMR/COE’s/DRDO/CSIR/Space-Atomic Centres Patents (Granted= 05)
Indexed Publications* (10)
with h-index >=5
For 60% Scholarship JRF qualified (subject to the validity period of award) NA
For 50% Scholarship Research associates/ Scientists working in Defence Labs/ ICAR/ICMR / COE’s/ DRDO/ CSIR/ Space-Atomic Centres
GATE percentile more than 95/ GPAT Rank 1 - 1000
Patents (Granted= 03)
Indexed Publications* (08)
with h-index >=3
For 40% Scholarship DST Inspire Fellow
JRF qualified (validity period of award expired)/
GATE percentile of 90-95/
GPAT Rank 1001 – 2000
Indexed Publications* (05)
with h-index >=2
For 30% Scholarship NET (LS) qualified/
GATE percentile of 85 - 89.99/ GPAT Rank 2001 – 5000
Indexed Publications* (03)
PG-Gold Medalist

Scholarship for Industry professionals and Teaching Fraternity
  For Industry professionals For Teaching Fraternity
For 50% Scholarship If listed in
-Fortune India 500/Forbes 500/ET 500 Company/Gallup/Bloomberg Top 500
Corporate Trainers
(minimum 5 candidates from same organization should  take admission through their corporate office in one go)
For 40% Scholarship Public Sector Undertakings NA
For 30% Scholarship LPU Associates Corporate Trainers/ Academicians
(LPU Associate - Universities/ Schools/ Trainings/ Coaching Institutes)  
For 20% Scholarship Other Industry Professionals Academicians other than LPU Associates, other Industry Professionals

For Research Scholars who conferred their Post graduation degree from LPU
  Mode of Study
For 40% Scholarship Full-time Scholars
For 30% Scholarship Part-time Scholars

Other Scholarship categories
For 30% Scholarship Assault Survivors#
For 20% Scholarship Women
  • *Indexed only in Scopus or Web of Science excluding ESCI (Emerging Source Citation index)
  • #Acid attack survivor and Rape Victims only.
  • For Full Time Scholars, 30% Scholarship is applicable and Additional Teaching Fellowship of Rs. 15600, subject to qualify the eligibility criterion.
  • Subject to Qualifying GPAT.
  • GATE score should be valid at the time of admission.
  • If candidate applies from above categories or elsewhere from LPU, only one scholarship whichever is higher will be applicable.
  • Allotted Scholarships to Research Associates/ Scientists who are working in Defense Labs/ ICAR/ ICMR/ COE’s/ DRDO/ CSIR/ Space- Atomic Centres, Industries and Teaching Institutes (Universities/ Colleges/ Schools) for Research Scholars will continue in subsequent years only after submission of their job continuence certificates upon due verification.
  • If candidate qualifies JRF/NET/SPM/GATE/GPAT within 1.5 years of registration in the Ph.D. Programme then he/she is eligible for scholarship in the immediate next term.
  • If any of the candidate joins Centrally Funded Research Labs or Industry or PSU as mentioned in above categories within 1 year of registration, scholarship will be applicable (in the immediate next term).
  • Continuation of the scholarship for Research Associates, Industry and Teaching Professionals is subjected to verification of documents after every term.
  • In case of any confusion, decision of Head, Centre for Research Degree Programmes will be considered final.
In addition to above mentioned scholarship categories, Scholarship is also available on the basis of:

Fee Details and Allied Issues:

  • Examination fee (per semester) is Rs. 2500 and examination fee of 1st semester is payable along with the fee of 2nd semester or before.
  • Examination fee includes fee for the evaluation of Seminars/ Presentation/ Annual Reports to be submitted/ prepared by the candidates after every term (semester).
  • Fee for successive semesters will be payable before the end of teaching of preceding semester.
  • Applicants may have to pay the additional charges as decided by the university on account of :
    • Thesis evaluation fee of Rs. 15000 is payable during the final thesis submission.
    • Expenditure in excess of amount, approved by DDB or provided by sponsoring agency for carrying out Instrumentation, Lab/ Experimentation/ Workshops/ Seminars/ Training/ Surveys/ Internships/ Projects etc.
  • The term ‘Programme fee’ as mentioned above, includes - Tuition and Development fees; University Fee for Registration/ Enrolment, Cultural, Sports, Club activities, Co-curricular activities etc.; Fee for Additional Services/ Facilities for Contingency, Outreach, Placement, Medical, Counselor etc. as prescribed by the University.
  • The examination fee and programme fee as mentioned above shall be paid for all terms (semesters) till the completion of the programme.
  • For Fee other than programme fee, please refer the head ‘Fee for Additional Services/ Facilities’ of ‘General Guidelines for Admissions’ in Part C of the Prospectus-2020.
  • ‘Terms and Conditions for LPU - Scholarship and its different phases’ as mentioned in Part B of Prospectus-2020 must be referred.
  • Semester Fee is to be paid by the Research Scholars as per schedule/ announcements otherwise Research scholar may get de-registered from the programme.
  • If the Fee of the programme is reduced due to any reason,scholarship amount for all the brackets/ categories will be reduced proportionately i.e. fee after scholarship etc. will not be reduced and will remain same.
  • For Research Scholars enrolled under Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) and/ or other such Fee and Scholarship the University may take full fee directly from the Research Scholar, and/ or security amount as deemed fit by the university.
  • For aggregate marks in qualifying exam, refer clause ‘Eligibility’ under General Guidelines for Admissions etc. in Part C of Prospectus-2020.
  • Scholarship is applicable for minimum duration of the Programme i.e. 3 years.
  • LPU Teaching Fellowship is applicable for 3 years (From the date of selection for Teaching Fellowship) (subject to successful completion of half-yearly review process).