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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

i) A statement of purpose (SOP) explaining the reason for planning to pursue PhD degree from Jindal Global University (around 1000-1500 words)

ii) Copies of transcript (Masters, Bachelor, class 12th & class 10th )

iii) An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)

iv) A concise & coherent copy of research proposal (1500-2500 words) from proposed area of research. It should include central issues or questions that researcher intend to address. It should outline the general area of study within which the proposed research falls, referring to the current state of knowledge and any recent debates on the topic generally known as review of literature.

Step 2: Appear in an online Research Entrance Examination conducted by JGU. The syllabus of the entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject-specific questions.


Note: Entrance Examination exemption (as per the concerned JGU school requirement) to those Applicants who have qualified UGC/CSIR/ JRF/NET/SLET (Haryana State) or any other similar examination.


Step 3: Post successful research entrance exam, candidate has to appear for an Interview with the School Doctoral Committee (SDC). Candidate has to present his/her tentative research idea referring the current state of knowledge & recent development from the proposed area of research.

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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. scholars engaged in teaching assignments. Any increase shall be subject to approval of School Doctoral Committee / University Doctoral Committee.
  • Each full time Ph.D. 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 such as 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 Ph.D. scholar at JGU can avail a sum of 20,000/- Per annum as Contingency Grant.
  • A full time Ph.D. scholar at JGU shall be entitled to staff development financial support, once during his/her Ph.D. tenure up to a maximum of 75,000/- (Applicable in second & third year of Ph.D tenure).
  • A full time Ph.D. scholar at JGU will be eligible to undertake/attend two (2) national conferences and one (1) international conference during his/ her Ph.D tenure. National conference expenditure is on actual basis and international conference with staff development financial support.
  • Every full time Ph.D Scholar at JGU will be given a complimentary health insurance coverage up to  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 37,500/-

Rs 75000/-

Rs 50,000/-

Dissertation Submission Fee

Rs 20000/-

Rs 20000/-

Rs 20000/-

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

Note: JGBS (Jindal Global Business School) and JSIA (Jindal School of International Affair) don’t accept admission in spring semester. If any candidate apply then their application will be considered for fall semester only

Campus Residency Requirement

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

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.