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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 makes it a unique academic environment that stimulates creativity and critical thinking, and provides impetus to recruiting, supporting, and developing highly-skilled motivated researchers.

Lovely Professional University is conducting National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) for the Ph.D. aspirants. Research Scholars studying in Post-Graduation can apply for LPUNEST (Ph.D.). From the outset of the LPUNEST (Ph.D.) numerous aspirants have been appearing in the LPUNEST exam every year. LPUNEST (Ph.D.) provides an extensive opportunity to the aspirants who wish to join Ph.D. programme at LPU and pursue their careers in the direction of research. The purview of this exam is to identify Ph.D. aspirants that have the potential to engage in ground-breaking research and inspire future generations. Further details can be referred under the head "Important Dates".

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

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

NOTE: Individuals who have been awarded a Ph.D. degree in accordance with UGC regulations are exempted from the requirement of the minimum eligibility condition of NET/SLET/SET for recruitment/ appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent positions in Universities/Colleges/Institutions.

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Flexi Course Work (August 2024 Intake)

Option 1

Classes on weekends
(From August to December on Saturdays and Sundays only)

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Option 2

4 days course work every month
(August to December)


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Option 3

15 days course work
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Disciplines / Departments

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

Ph.D. Programmes offered at LPU

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Facilitation to qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretaries for admission in Ph.D. Management/ Commerce and allied programmes at LPU

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Conferment of Honoris Causa Degrees

Prestigious World Personalities conferred with LPU Honoris Causa Degrees

Mr. Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin
Vice President of Suriname

Dr. Ashok Mittal, Hon’ble Chancellor LPU, conferring Honoris causa degree upon the Vice President of Suriname, Mr. Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin during the 10th Convocation.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee
President of India

Dr. Ashok Mittal, Hon’ble Chancellor LPU, conferring Honoris Causa degree upon the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee during the 8th Convocation.

Dr. (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
President of Mauritius

Dr. Ashok Mittal, Hon’ble Chancellor LPU, conferring Honoris Causa degree upon the President of Mauritius, Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim during the 7th Convocation.

Roosevelt Skerrit
Prime Minister of Dominica

Dr. Ashok Mittal, Hon’ble Chancellor LPU, conferring Honoris Causa degree upon the Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominica, Mr. Roosevelt Skerrit, during the 6th Convocation.

Dr. Pakalitha B. Mosisili
Prime Minister of Lesotho Kingdom

Dr. Ashok Mittal, Hon’ble Chancellor LPU, conferring Honoris Causa degree upon the Prime Minister of Lesotho Kingdom, Dr. Pakalitha B. Mosisli during the 5th Convocation.

His Holiness
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

Dr. Ashok Mittal, Hon’ble Chancellor LPU, conferring Honoris Causa degree upon Laureate the Dalai Lama during the 5th Convocation.

Kailash Purryag
President of Mauritius

Dr. Ashok Mittal, Hon’ble Chancellor LPU, conferring Honoris Causa degree upon the President of Mauritius, Mr. Kailash Purryag during the 4th Convocation.

Mr. Hamid Karzai
President of Afghanistan

Dr. Ashok Mittal, Hon’ble Chancellor LPU, conferring Honoris Causa degree upon the President of Afghanistan, Mr. Hamid Karzai during the 3rd Convocation at LPU.

Conferment of Ph.D. Degrees

Prestigious World Personalities confer Ph.D. Degrees to LPU Research Scholars

Mr. Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin
Vice President of Suriname

The Hon’ble Vice President of Suriname Mr. Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin conferring degrees during the 10th Convocation.

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu
Vice-President of India

The Hon’ble Vice President of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu conferring degrees during the 9th Convocation.

Shri Pranab Mukherjee
President of India

The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferring degrees during the 8th Convocation.

Dr. (Mrs) Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
President of Mauritius

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

Dr. Pakalitha B. Mosisili
Prime Minister of Lesotho Kingdom

The Hon’ble Prime Minister of Kingdom of Lesotho, conferring Degrees during the 5th Convocation.

Ph.D. Degrees Awarded

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Residence

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Transportation

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Creche Facility

On campus day care and creche facilities.

LPU Uni-Mall

The eight storey Uni-Mall with a network of banks, food courts, branded shops and many more.

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FAQ’s

  • Can I apply for the Ph.D. programme online or I have to personally visit campus?
    Yes, you can apply online for Ph.D. Programme through https://nest.lpu.in/phd/how-to-apply.php and no need to visit campus personally for the application purpose.
  • I have completed my post-graduation through distance learning. Am I eligible to apply for the Ph.D. programme?
    Yes, you can apply for the Ph.D. programme in all disciplines except in engineering subjects, and sciences provided you meet the eligibility criteria. (i.e. minimum pass percentage/ recognized university/ recognized programme)
  • I❜m a qualified Chartered Accountant. Can I apply for Ph.D. at LPU?
    The candidate having passed the Chartered Accountants (CA) examination with a minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade from ❛The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India❜ (ICAI) are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Programme in Commerce and allied disciplines.
  • I am a qualified Company Secretary. Can I apply for Ph.D. at LPU?
    The candidate having passed the Company Secretaryship examination with a minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade conducted by the Institutes of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) are eligible to apply for Ph.D. Programme in Management / Commerce and allied disciplines.
  • What is the admission procedure after final selection?
    The final admission can be done via offline/online mode. If a candidate wants to take admission through online mode so, he/she can apply through our website www.lpu.in . After taking provisional admission, student has to upload his/her documents in Post Admission Services, Document Submission Tab. In case of any assistance regarding the same, he/she can contact his/her admission officer (details are available in his/her dashboard). It is mandatory for candidate to upload all the supporting documents through his/her LPU Admit portal and get them verified online through their Admission Officers. The candidate can also complete the admission process offline at Admission Block 30, LPU campus or Admission-Out campus office in your city (https://www.lpu.in/admission/lpu-in-your-town.php#lpu-town).
  • I am an international student, what is the process of admission?
    First of all you have to register on the link https://admit.lpu.in/. After registration, go to Log in and fill the requisite form and upload the required documents along with proposal. Once your proposal is approved you have to appear for the interview through online mode (Skype/ WhatsApp calling etc).
  • Can I pay my Ph.D. programme fee online?
    Yes, you can pay the applicable fee online. Please click on https://www.lpu.in/frmloginaccounts.aspx
  • Does LPU offer any scholarships for Ph.D. Scholars?
    Yes, there are many scholarships are available for Ph.D. scholars. We are offering scholarship under various categories to candidates on the basis of performance in LPU-NEST (entrance test for Ph.D.), who have qualified JRF/ NET (LS)/ GATE/ GPAT exam. For more details, please follow the link https://nest.lpu.in/phd/fee-and-scholarship.php
  • I have done my previous qualification from Lovely Professional University. Will I get any scholarship benefits?
    Yes, we are offering scholarships for our students who have completed their previous qualification degree (regular/ODL/online) from LPU.
  • As a Ph.D. scholar, will I get any chance of teaching at LPU to support myself financially?
    Yes, a Research Scholar can apply for Teaching Fellowship after the completion of coursework as per requirement. The teaching fellowship awardee will be paid an honorarium of Rs. 15,600/ per month (consolidated) subject to qualifying the eligibility criterion and he/she is required to take a Practical/Tutorial load of a minimum nine hours per week.
  • I have completed a degree in distance mode from LPU. Can I avail additional scholarship on the basis of a LPU alumni?
    Yes, you can avail the alumni scholarship of 20%, if in case no other scholarship is applicable on you.
  • If I am LPU employee then how much is the duration of “Special Benefits for LPU Employees”. scholarship for me?
    For all LPU employee (Faculty/Staff) can avail this benefit under “Special Benefits for LPU Employees” https://nest.lpu.in/phd/financial-assistance.php with the maximum duration of 4 years.
  • I am ICAR (SRF) qualified. Am I eligible for exemption from LPUNEST entrance test and also will I be getting any scholarship/fellowship for Ph.D. programme?
    On the basis of ICAR (SRF), you are exempted from LPUNEST entrance test, however the scholarship is subject to verification of valid score/result card by the candidate. For more updates on scholarships, kindly visit: https://nest.lpu.in/phd/fee-and-scholarship.php
  • I am getting scholarship from LPU, am I still eligible for “JRF fellowship” amount from the government simultaneously?
    Yes, a JRF qualified scholar can avail both simultaneously.
  • Am I eligible for admission in Ph.D. programme on the basis of my integrated master degree?
    Yes, you are eligible if you have done integrated Master’s with subject to fulfillment of eligibility admission criteria.
  • I have completed M. Phil. programme. Will I be exempted from the Entrance Test?
    The candidates, who have completed M.Phil. programme only in regular mode are exempted from entrance test. However, for getting scholarship you are required to qualify LPUNEST entrance test and meet the scholarship eligibility criterion.
  • I have substantial years of teaching / corporate work experience, so am I exempted from the Entrance Test?
    You are not exempted from the entrance test and you have to participate in the entire selection procedure in order to be considered for the programme.
  • What is the pattern of the Ph.D. entrance test, what subjects will I be tested for?
    The duration of the test is of two hours, and it consists of 100 objective types multiple choice questions (MCQs). It is divided into two papers, i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II.

    Paper-I will consist of 50 MCQs based on the research methodology.
    Paper-II will consist of 50 MCQs compulsory questions based on the subject selected by the applicant.

    Each question will carry 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for a wrong answer.
    Syllabus will be as per UGC-NET, UGC-CSIR, GPAT, ICAR, and GATE. For more details, please follow the link https://nest.lpu.in/phd/question_paper_pattern_for_lpunest.php
  • After clearing LPUNEST for Ph.D. Programme, what preparation is required for the interview?
    After clearing LPUNEST, you will be evaluated for research aptitude; innovativeness / feasibility of topic/area of research, concept clarity in discipline and attitude.
  • How long is Ph.D. entrance test valid?
    If the candidate who has been selected for Ph.D. programme after qualifying for the LPUNEST and interview for the August or January intake, then he/she can take admitted in the August or January session respectively. If the candidate fails to take admission in the above-said session then his/her candidature will stand cancelled.
  • After clearing entrance exam and interview for Ph.D. programme, what will be the next step?
    The research scholars are shortlisted on the basis of their overall performance in the entrance examination and personal interview. The final results will be communicated to the research scholars, who have qualified, and they will then be eligible to take admission to Ph.D. program in the concerned subjects.
  • What is the minimum & maximum duration of Ph.D. programme?
    The duration of Ph.D. Programme is minimum 3 years and maximum 6 years from the date of registration.
  • What is the duration of the Ph.D. programme for M.Phil. candidates?
    There will be no change in the duration of the programme for the research scholars who are M.Phil. (Min. duration is 3 years and Max.6 years).
  • Can I upload/write research proposal/coursework/thesis in a language other than English?
    The PhD applicant/scholar must upload/write research proposal/coursework/thesis in English only.

    Note: Scholar pursuing PhD in Punjabi or Hindi can upload/write research proposal/coursework exam /thesis in their respective language. However, the coursework class will be delivered in English only.
  • What are the details of course work?
    For all PhD programmes except agriculture (including PhD in Food Science and technology):
    The course work will consist of four courses having 14 credits. All research scholars admitted to the Ph.D. programme will be required to complete the course work during the initial first or second semester and secure minimum attendance of 75% in the course work classes to be eligible in end term examination.

    For Agriculture programmes:
    The course work will be in accordance with ICAR guidelines for details go for our website link: https://nest.lpu.in/phd/course_work.php
    Further, a minimum 75% attendance is required during coursework classes to be eligible in end term examination.
  • What are the minimum marks required to pass Ph.D. course work?
    For all PhD programmes except agriculture (including PhD in Food Science and technology):
    A Ph.D. scholar has to obtain a minimum grade of 55% of marks in each course in coursework, with subject to at least 40% marks in end term examinations.

    For agriculture programmes:
    A Ph.D. scholar has to obtain a minimum OGPA of 6.5 with minimum grade of 6.0 in individual courses.
  • What is the schedule of course work classes for all PhD programme except agriculture?
    We offer flexible course work in three different options and tentative schedule is mentioned below:
    Duration Spring Term Autumn Term Class Timings
    Option I Every Weekend January – April August – December Saturdays 02:00 P.M.- 05:00 P.M.
    Sundays 09:00 A.M.- 05:00 P.M.
    Option II 4 days every month January – April August – December 09:00 A.M.- 07:00 P.M. (daily)
    Option III 15 days May/June December 09:00 A.M. - 07:00 P.M. (daily)
  • What is the schedule of course work classes for agriculture programmes?
    Following options with tentative schedule are available for agriculture Programmes
    Duration Spring Term Autumn Term Class Timings
    Option I Three Semester January - April Onwards August – December Onwards As per Weekdays time table
  • Is there any difference in the syllabus or number of credits in any of the option for course work?
    No difference in any course work options. The syllabus and credits are same for three options.
  • If, I am not able to do course work in the first semester, so when can I complete this?
    It is essential to complete the course work in the initial two semesters Ph.D. programme except for Ph.D. programme in agriculture where coursework is spread among more than 2 semesters.
  • Is there any additional fee for the course work?
    No, there is no additional fee for the course work. Semester fee will be applicable only throughout the programme duration.
  • I am a PhD Scholar but I am not able to complete the coursework in the first two semesters. Is there any way to complete my coursework now?
    No. The Scholar must complete the coursework in the first two semesters only otherwise the admission will be deemed cancelled in such cases. It is highly suggested to complete the coursework in the first semester of the PhD admission.
  • What is the process of selection of Ph.D. supervisor?
    The supervisor allocation can be done through online "Supervisor Selection Module" UMS interface wherein the list of all eligible supervisors’ profile will be visible. The Research Scholars can book the slot with the supervisor and can select the supervisor through the interface only.
  • I am a M. Phil. student and exempted from the course work. When I will be given supervisor and can start my research work?
    For M. Phil. candidates, supervisors will be allocated during their first semester only and such research scholars can start their research work from the first semester itself.
  • How many Ph.D. supervisors am I allowed to work with?
    Maximum two supervisors will be allowed, one main supervisor from the concerned department from LPU and one Co-supervisor can be opted from LPU or from other institution/university/industry provided he/she meets the eligibility requirement as per LPU policy.
  • What is the procedure to opt for Co-supervisor?
    The Research Scholar will be allowed to take Co-supervisor after the completion of his/her course work successfully. He/she is required to get the consent from Co-supervisor in the prescribed form (available at CRDP) and submit it to the Center of Research Degree Programmes (CRDP), Block 38-202. Once it is approved, the Research Scholars and the co-supervisor will be notified by CRDP.
  • Am I allowed to change my assigned supervisor during the course of the Ph.D. Programme?
    Generally, it is not advisable to change supervisor, but it is allowed under specific circumstances such as if, the supervisor leaves the university or there is a mismatch in research interest between Research Scholars and supervisor. In such cases, Research Scholars can submit a request for change of supervisor in writing to Center for Research Degree Programmes.
  • Does University provide any hostel facility to a Ph.D. scholar?
    Yes. Hostel facility is provided to research scholars subject to availability. PhD scholars can also avail hostel facility as per their require.

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