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PGIMER Ph.D. Admissions 2020

PGIMER Ph.D. Admissions 2020


The Government of India in the Ministry of Health set up a committee known as the “HEALTH SURVEY AND PLANNING COMMITTEE” on the 12th June, 1959 to undertake the review of the development that had taken place since the publication of the report of HEALTH SURVERY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE (BHORE COMMITTEE) in 1946 with a view to formulate further health programmes for the country in the third and subsequent five year plan periods. This committee recommended the setting up of six Postgraduate Medical Institutions in the country one each at Calcutta, Mumbai, Madras, Hyderabad, Luckhnow and Chandigarh to meet the increasing demand of teachers for the rapidly expanding medical college’s specialist services for hospitals, and need of the armed forces. The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research was conceived and planned in 1960 to create in Chandigarh an “ISLAND OF EXCELLENCE” providing physical and intellectual milieu for young scientists working in multiple disciplines of medicine, to advance the frontiers of knowledge to render humane service to sick and suffering and to train medical and paramedical manpower. The Institute was established in 1962 under the erstwhile state of Punjab. It was declared as an Institute of National Importance by an Act of Parliament(Sr.No. 51of 1966)w.e.f. 1 st April,1967.


The following aretheobjectives oftheInstitute:
a) To develop patterns of teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate education in all its branches, so as to demonstrate ahigh standardofmedical education.

b) To bring together, as far as possible, in one place, educational facilities of the highest order for the training ofpersonnel in all importantbranchesofhealth activity; and

c) To attain self sufficiency in postgraduate medical education to meet the country’s need for specialists and medicalteachers


a) Admission to PhD courses conducted at the Institute is made twice a year. The sessions commencefromfirstJanuary andfirstJulyeach year.
b) The admission to the above coursesimparted atthe Institute ismade on merit on all India basis by holding an entrance examination by the Institute, after issuing a countrywide admission notice. The admission notice is published in leading English newspapers of India usually during August/ September and March / April for January andJuly Sessionsrespectively.


01 Mode of Examination    : –   Computer Based Test(CBT) [Online]
02 Duration of Examination   : –   90 Minutes Part I & II
03 Date of Examination    :-  14th JUNE, 2020
04 Number of Shifts     : –   01(One)
05 Timing of Examination     :-   09:00 AM to 10:30 AM (90 Minutes)
06 Location of Examination Centres      :-   Chandigarh(Tri City)
07 Language of Paper       :   –   English
08 Type of Examination     : –    Objective Type(MCQ)
09 Distribution of Questions       : –   Aptitude Tests Covering General Science, English, Biostatistics and Research Methodology = 30 Marks ,Specialty theory Test( multiple choice questions for the respective theory) = 50 Marks Medical MBBS level or; Non Medical Sciences or;  Social & Behavioral Sciences

10 Marking Scheme       : –  Correct Answer: One Marks(+): 1 Incorrect Answer: Minus one-fourth(-): 1/4 nanswered/Marked for Review: 0

 11 Method of Cut-Off        : –   General/OBC/Spon/FN category: 40 marks  SC/ST category: 36 marks
12 Method of resolving ties      : –   Read concerned section


1. General Eligibility:
A Candidate seeking admission to the course for study leading to the award of a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy must possess at least one of the following qualifications:

A. MedicalQualification

MBBS/MDS/Master of Physio-therapist with minimum 55% aggregate marks or MD/MS in the subject concerned or Diplomat of National Board of Examination. A “Failure” in the examination, “Compartment” or “Re-appear” in the examination will constitute an attempt. Candidates who have obtained MBBS/MD/MS /MDS/Master of Physio-therapist degree from Medical Colleges which are not recognized by the Medical Council of India are not eligible to

B. Non Medical/Life Sciences/Social Behavioral Sciences The candidates with the following qualifications will be eligible:

a) The candidates who have passed M.Sc/MA/Masters in Engineering or its equivalent/examination with at least 60 % marks in the subjects mentioned below: from the colleges/institutes recognized by the UGC are eligible.

Non Medical/Life Sciences  : –

A degree of Master of Sciences (M.Sc) or Master in Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.) or M.Sc. (Laboratory Technology) or M.Sc (Speech & Hearing) in subjects allied to Medical Sciences such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Human Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Life Sciences including Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Anthropology & M.Sc (Human Genomics), ME/M.Tech.

Social Behavioral Sciences   : –

a} The candidates with the following subjects are eligible for Social Behavioural Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Nutrition, Child Development. MA/M.Sc/M.Phil in Health Promotion/Education, Health Management, Epidemiology, Environmental Health/Environmental Sciences and Public Health Nutrition/Applied Nutrition/Food & Nutrition, Health  Economics/Applied Economics/Economics, Public Health/Community Health and MPH. Post graduation in Law i.e. LLM and its equivalent qualification.


b) Have qualified NET examination (with fellowship only) conducted by UGC, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) examination conducted by, Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, ICMR-JRF/ ICMR – SRF /DBT-JRF /DBT- SRF/Graduate aptitude test (GATE), INSPIRE fellowship /UGC-JRF/UGCSRF/CSIR – JRF/CSIR- SRF/DST – JRF/DST –SRF (within two years only). Attested copy of the result must be attached. If the candidate fails to produce the proof of his/her eligibility as per above qualification before one week of the entrance examination, his/her candidature will not be considered an entire responsibility for the same will lie on the candidate.

* Candidates with the fellowship in the project from (Either independent or in Extramural 2. For Sponsored Candidates Candidate applying for admission as a sponsored/deputed candidate is required to furnish the following Certificates with his/her applicationfromhis/her employerfor admission tothe course. a. That the candidate concerned is an employee of the deputing/sponsoring authority and should have been working forthree years.

b. That after getting the training at PGI, Chandigarh, and the candidate will be suitably employed by the deputing/ sponsoring authority to work at least for five years in the specialty in which the training is received by the candidate atPGI,Chandigarh.

c. That no financial implications in the form of emoluments/ stipend etc. will devolve upon PGI, Chandigarh during the entire period of his/her course. Such payment will be responsibility of the sponsoring authority. Deputation/Sponsorship of any candidate by private hospitals, institutes or nursing homes are not accepted. The sponsoring Institute should not nominate more than one candidate for a specialty. Sponsorship/deputation of candidates will be accepted only from the following:

a. Central or State Government Departments/Institutions
b. Autonomous Bodies of the Central or State Government
c. Public sector colleges affiliated to universities and recognized by the MCI. In case of candidate deputed/sponsored by the Govt. Medical College affiliated to Universities and recognized by Medical Council of India,  deputation/sponsorship certificate signed by the Principal of Medical College concerned only shall be accepted. Deputed/Sponsored candidates are also required to appear in the selection test. Deputed/sponsored candidates selected for admission to any course of the Institute are required to make their own arrangement for stay during the period of their studies.

3. For Foreign National

A candidate applying for admission as a Foreign National candidate is required to take the print out of the online application form and furnish the relevant certificates are required to route their application through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. An advance copy must be submitted at PGIMER, Chandigarh before the last date of receipt of applications, However applications of such candidates will be processed after receipt of the same through diplomatic channels. These candidates are also required to appear in the entrance examination along with other candidates. A separate merit list of for these candidates will be prepared within their own group. There will be another separate merit list for Bhutanese nationals, apart from the list for foreign national seats. Selection of candidates will be made on merit based on their performance in the entrance examination. Project are NOT exempted from examinations.


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 andnocorrespondencewillbe 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. www.pgimer.edu.in. 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

For further details  :-  Click Here

Important Dates



Rs. 25000/- P.M. (fixed) and additional thesis grant of Rs. 5000/- (one time) is admissible. The candidate will not be entitled to DA/CCA. The number of PGI fellowships for each session is 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 the Ph.D. program.


How to Apply?


  1. To apply online, click here.
  2. Candidates are requested to take the printout of the duly filled Online Application Form by logging in with your login id and password.
  3. It is mandatory for all the Ph.D. applicants to submit a print out of duly filled online form (along with (recommendations of the concerned faculty member of PGIMER, Chandigarh under whom he/she wants to pursue his/her Ph.D.) and required certificates in Room No. 308, 2nd Floor, Training Branch, Kairon Block, PGI, Chandigarh at least 15 days before the date of the entrance exam.

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