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Admission Process

Step 1: Fill the online application through the JGU website at ( Documents required while filling the online application form
  • A statement of purpose(SOP) explaining the reason for pursuing a Ph.D degree (1500 words)
  • Copies of transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Brief proposal (about 2500 words) in the following format:
  1. Brief Overview
  2. Review of Literature
  3. Research Methodology
  4. Chapter Outline
Step 2: Entrance Examination RAT(Research Aptitude Test) Note: Entrance Examination exemption details refer to JGU Ph.D Regulation Clause 9. Step 3: Interview with the School Doctoral Committee (SDC). (Each candidate who wishes to be a part of the JGU Ph.D program has to follow the process seamlessly)

Duration of the Programme

The duration is for a minimum of 3 years and maximum 6 years. As per the JGU rules, the minimum & maximum period of study and research shall not be less than 3 years from the date of enrolment (36 months) & 6 years (72 months) respectively from the date of provisional registration of the candidate. However, in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good and proven through substantial publications, the period can be reduced by six months.

Fellowship Assistance

Fellowship Assistance

JGU has limited seats (maximum up to 2 scholars each school / Institute per year) to admit scholars on a full-time basis under the JGU fellowship scheme. Please find below the details of the JGU fellowship scheme applicable w. e. f. 01/02/2020 to the JGU PhD scholar;

  • JGU Research Fellowship (during coursework and up to Synopsis completion) – Rs. 35,000/- per month.
  • After Synopsis completion, Fellowship amount could be increased up to Rs. 40,000/- per month for PhD scholars engaged in teaching assignments. Any increase shall be subject to approval of School Doctoral Committee / University Doctoral Committee.
  • Each full time Phd student, post successful completion of course work and synopsis should be engaged in teaching assignment.
  • JGU fellowship amount will be given monthly as per JGU Norms based on their monthly performance.
  • A JGU Fellowship scholar is required to provide details regarding the work in progress of the research work monthly to their respective JGU School and quarterly with the Office of doctoral Studies.


  • The stipend / fellowship amount received is not liable for any kind of benefits like gratuity, pension, PF, etc.
  • The tenure for fellowship under the JGU fellowship scheme is only for three (3) years. Upon expiry of this period, the work of the scholar will be evaluated by experts/ SDC. If the research work is found satisfactory his/her tenure may be extended for a further period of six (6) months only after special approval by the Vice-Chancellor of JGU.
  • A full time PhD scholar at JGU can avail a sum of 20,000/- Per annum as Contingency Grant.
  • A full time PhD scholar at JGU shall be entitled to staff development financial support, once during his/her Phd tenure up to a maximum of 75,000/- (Applicable in second & third year of Phd tenure).
  • A full time PhD scholar at JGU will be eligible to undertake/attend two (2) national conferences and one (1) international conference during his/ her Phd tenure. National conference expenditure is on actual basis and international conference with staff development financial support.

• Every full time Phd Scholars at JGU will be given a complimentary health insurance coverage up to Rs. 50,000/-.

Fee Details


Full-time Ph.D. Candidate with or without fellowship

Part-time Ph.D. Candidate

In Service JGU Staff

Registration Fee

Rs 10,000/-

Rs 10,000/-

Rs 10,000/-

Institute amenities security deposit(refundable)

Rs 10,000/-

Rs 10,000/-


Semester Fee (till 4th year of Ph.D. Registration)

Rs 25,000/-

Rs 50,000/-

Rs 33,500/-

Semester Fee (5th year onwards of Ph.D. Registration)

Rs 50,000/-

Rs 100,000/-

Rs 67,500/-

Dissertation Submission Fee

Rs 5000/-

Rs 5000/-

Rs 5000/-

The fees will be subject to changes as decided by the University from time to time


  • All candidates are requested to submit semester fee at the beginning of every semester.
  • The fee shall be paid either by demand draft issued in favor of O.P.Jindal Global University payable at Sonipat or through JGU website for online fee payment (link for fee payment).


Campus Residency Requirement

A regular full-time research scholar shall attend classes on a regular basis till completion of the course work one years.

A part-time/ sponsored research scholar shall spend a minimum of 7 days during a semester to seek professional guidance from his/ her Supervisor/ Co-Supervisor and/ or avail the library/ laboratory facilities.

University Doctoral Committee(UDC) has powers to allow an overseas candidate to do Residency in his/ her City provided the University has some kind of collaboration with the University/ Institute concerned.