Admission Process (PhD)

Procedure for Admission

  • The IIHMR University shall conduct an entrance test  IRAT at  prenotified date for  admission  to  Ph.D.  Program. Second  test may  be conducted  if  seats  remain  vacant  after  the first  test.
  • The entrance test shall be of qualifying nature  with qualifying marks as 50%. The paper shall consist of 100 objective type multiple choice questions primarily related to research methodology and the  subject discipline.
  • The  University shall decide the predetermined and manageable number of Ph.D. scholars to be admitted depending upon the number of available supervisors and other academic and physical facilities available, the norms regarding scholar- teacher ratio, laboratory,  library and such other facilities.
  • The University  shall notify well in advance on its web site and through advertisement in at least two (2) news papers having wide publicity of which at least one  shall  be  in  the  regional  language, the number of seats for admission/ subjects/discipline-wise distribution of available seats, criteria for admission, admission procedure, examination centers where entrance test shall be conducted and other relevant information for the benefit of the candidates.
  • The University will adhere to the State Reservation Policy.
  • Qualified candidates, shall be called for an interview/viva-voice before the Departmental Research Committee to discuss their research interest / area and give a presentation on the same.
  • All candidates who qualify  UGC- NET(  including  JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET and JRF/ SLET/Teachers fellowship holders) shall be exempted from PhD Entrance test and  will be called for an interview. Final selection shall be as prescribed in these regulations. 
  • The interview /  viva-voice  shall also consider the  following aspects.
    • The candidate possesses the competence for proposed research
    • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/ Schools/Research Centre.
    • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge
  • Preference of candidate for supervisor shall be considered. However, recommendation of DRC shall be final.

Important Dates

Last date to apply for PhD program  : 24 May 2020

Date of IRAT and Personal interview: 29 May 2020


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