Delhi University: Guideline for Ph.D. Admission 2024

University of Delhi
Guideline for Admission to Ph.D. Programme 2024 - 2025

The University Grants Commission (UGC), vide its notification dated 27.03.2024 decided that from the Academic Session 2024-25, the National Eligibility Test (NET) score can be used for admission to Ph.D. programs in place of entrance tests conducted by the different Universities/HEIs.

Accordingly, from the academic session 2024-25, the University of Delhi will use the National Eligibility Test (NET) scores for admission to Ph.D. Programs.

Guidelines for admissions to Ph.D. for academic session 2024-2025:
  • Based on the scores obtained in NET, the candidates will be eligible in three categories.
    Qualified for Eligible for
    JRF Assistant Professor Ph.D. Admission
    Category-1: Award of JRF and appointment as Assistant Professor Yes Yes Yes
    Category-2: Appointment as Assistant Professor and admission to Ph.D. No Yes Yes
    Category-3: Admission to Ph.D. only No No Yes
  • Admission under JRF Category will be done as per UGC Notification dated 7th November, 2022 published in the Gazette of India: Extraordinary no. 544.
  • As per UGC Notification dated 27.03.2024, for students who qualify in Categories 2 and 3, 70% weightage will be given for test scores 30% weightage for the interview for admission to Ph.D. program. The Ph.D. admission will be based on the combined merit of NET marks and the marks obtained in the Interview.
  • The marks obtained in the NET by the candidates in Category 2 and 3 will be valid for a period of one year for admission to Ph.D. Programs.
  • The University may hold entrance examination for those Ph.D. programs where NET examination in the concerned subjects/disciplines are not conducted by UGC, such as in Portuguese, Italian, Engineering etc.
  • Candidates are advised to apply for the UGC NET Examination, June 2024 as per schedule announced by the NTA.
  • The Bulletin of Information for Ph.D. admission for the academic session 2024-25 will be published on the website of the University ( Candidates are advised to check the website of the University & NTA for regular updates and schedule.

This is issued with the approval of the Competent Authority.

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