Admission to Ph.D Programme at PGIMER

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Rs. 25000/- P.M. (fixed) and additional thesis grant of Rs. 5000/- (one time) is admissible. Candidate will not be entitled to DA/CCA. Number of PGI fellowships for each session are limited to 6-7 only. The candidates will be eligible for the award of PGI fellowship on the merit position obtained by them in the final selection of PhD programme. The admission to the Ph.D. Programme will be subject to the availability of PGI fellowship/ research funds/Grants from recognized funding agencies. The admission will be finalized and offer to the candidate will be made only when evidence of the availability of research funds/grants/fellowship for the project is submitted by the selected candidate through the head of the department.

Before applying, the candidates are advised to go through the admission notice displayed at the PGI website and published in the press carefully. Fill in the application form online in accordance with the instructions. Please ensure that no column is left blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained.
a) A list of the faculty members who are willing to take Ph.D students and how many seats are available under them is displayed on the PGI website i.e. The Annexure – 6 is required to be recommended specifically by the concerned faculty member.
b) Applicants for Ph.D. course who have already fellowship, should choose department and the faculty member (under whose guidance he/she desires to undergo Ph.D. program) and indicate the same on application form. Candidate can apply only in one department.
c) The guide will have the option to accept or not to accept the candidate, who opts to do Ph.D. under that particular faculty member. The candidate may opt. only one faculty member.
d) The candidates carrying their own fellowship from various funding agencies and the In-service medical faculty of PGI will be exempted from the entrance tests and will appear for counselling directly Please take printout of the duly filled Online Application Form by logging in with your login id and password. Affix the same passport size photograph (which was uploaded with the online form) on it. It is mandatory for all the PhD applicants to fill and submit the Annexure – 6 (placed below) (recommendations of the concerned faculty member of PGIMER, Chandigarh under whom he/she wants to pursue his/her PhD) along with print out of duly filled online form and required certificates in Room No. 308, 2nd Floor, Training Branch, Kairon Block, PGI, Chandigarh at least 15 days before the date of entrance exam. Applications without the requisite Annexure-6 will not be considered. It is mandatory for the PhD applicants who wish to apply as Research Scheme Employees to fill the Annexure-5 (placed below). Necessary annexure are placed below.

A) The 1st part of Method of selection i.e. aptitude test comprises (a) General Science (b) English, (c) Biostatistics & Research Methodology consists of 30 marks. These marks are not evenly distributed among three components of the aptitude test. Therefore it is proposed that 10 questions of 1 marks each shall be asked from each of the three components. All questions in this part is compulsory with each questions carrying one marks.
B) Stream Specific (Medical, Non Medical (Life Science and behavioral Sciences), theory part of the question paper will contains 75 questions and the candidates may attempt any 50 questions.

There will be negative marking to the extent of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the theory paper.

1. Both Aptitude test and specialty specific theory test will be conducted centrally by PGI Examination Branch.
2. The In-service Medical faculty of PGIMER, Chandigarh and the candidates having their own fellowship, as Joint CSIR-UGC-NET- JRF, ICMR-JRF/ICMR-SRF/DBT-JRF/DBT-SRF/Graduate aptitude test(GATE)/INSPIRE fellowship/UGC-JRF/UGC-SRF/CSIR-JRF/CSIR-SRF/DST-JRF/DST-SRF will be exempted from entrance test and will appear in counselling directly.
3. List of the faculty members who are willing to take Ph.D. Students are on the PGI website.
4. The application is required to be recommended specifically by the concerned faculty member.
5. The guide will have the option to accept or not to accept the candidate, who opts to do Ph.D. under that particular faculty member. The candidate may opt only one faculty member.

Candidate scoring the below mentioned marks in aptitude test and specialty specific theory test (combined) will be eligible to appear in counseling i.e. - General/OBC/Spon/FN category - 40 marks
SC/ST category - 36 marks

(a) Candidate should fill in the Online Application with utmost care and follow the instructions and help manual as given in the APPENDIX - …….. of the Prospectus, step by step. Candidate should fill in the Online Application form correctly. Incorrect filled form may leads to rejection.
(b) A candidate seeking admission to the Entrance Examination is required to submit his/her application in the prescribed format available online with the Prospectus on
(c) The cost of Application Form includes the fee for entrance examination which is non-refundable and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. The candidate is required to go through the Prospectus carefully and acquaint himself/herself with all requirements with regard to filling of the online application form.
(d) Online Registration:
(i) After selecting the online registration, fill the mandatory details asked for and deposit the prescribed fee through debit/credit card/Net Banking. After submitting fees filled required information step by step. Follow the Instructions carefully.
ii) It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that correct details are filled in the Registration Slip. The Institute will not be responsible for any incorrect information/cancellation of candidature/loss or lack of communication etc. due to wrong filled online Application form. (iii) No candidate should register more than one application.
(iv) All applicants are required to ensure that Photo/Signature is uploaded according to the instructions provided in the Prospectus. Failure to do so may result in rejection of applications.
(v) Duplicate applications from any applicant will result in cancellation of all such applications. No intimation regarding such summary rejections will be provided.
(i) Acknowledgement of successful Online Registration will be forwarded to applicant‘s Registered Email ID. The Registration Form will remain Under Review regarding uploaded images and eligibility.
(ii) Admit Card for Accepted Registration Form will only be uploaded on the website. If the with full particulars of the Registration Form Form or Admit Card is not available on website, he/she should with full particulars of the Registration Form.
The candidates must upload their self attested/attested copies of certificates/documents in support of their educational qualifications, marks, date of birth, category, experience etc. If a candidate fails to upload self attested copies of the requisite documents as above, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to participate in subsequent stages of selection/admission process.
For Sponsored Candidates and Foreign nationals.
1) Sponsorship Certificate (in the case of sponsored candidate) in the format prescribed in the Prospectus, duly completed and signed by the competent authority.
2) NOC from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in case of Foreign National.

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