Punjabi University Patiala Announces PhD Admission 2022 for 382 Seats

 Punjabi University Patiala, a state university in Punjab, has announced Admission for PhD Programmes for 2022-23.  The total number of vacant seats are 382 in 37 subjects.

Key Dates & Application Fees:

Online Registration Without Late Fee-  01 September 2022

Online Registration With Late Fee of Rs. 1500/- 07 September 2022

Late date of filling/editing the Form 08 September 2022 (05:00 pm)

The application fee for the Ph.D. Entrance Test is Rs. 2000/- (Rs. 1400/- for SC/ST candidates) for each subject.

Entrance Test Scheme: The question paper for the Entrance Test will consist of two sections. The section A will consist of 50 /multiple choice questions of Research Methodology and Section B will consist of 50 /multiple choice questions from the syllabus of the particular subject. Each question will carry one mark.

List of departments where PhD Admission is Available:

Name of DepartmentsNo of Seats
Applied Management4
Civil Engineering4
Computer Engineering30
Computer Science19
Defence and Strategic Studies5
Education and Community Services4
Electronics & Communication Engineering25
Fine Arts7
Forensic Science7
Human Genetics4
Library and Information Science4
Linguistics and Punjabi Lexicography1
Mechanical Engineering15
Pharmaceutical Sciences67
Public Administration5
Religious Studies5
Social Work11
Sociology and Social Anthropology2
Sports Science3
Sri Guru Granth Sahib Studies1
Tourism, Hospitality & Hotel Management6

For full details regarding eligibility conditions, how to apply and Centres of Examinations, etc. candidates should visit official website of Punjabi University Patiala.


Banaras Hindu University and Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, have joined hands to facilitate IPR filing on collaborative research in Science, Technology, and Humanities. The two institutions have inked a Memorandum of Understanding for the purpose. BHU Registrar Prof. Arun Kumar Singh and Dean, (Research and Development), IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Prof. Vikash Kumar Dubey recently signed the five-year MoU. The MoU will encourage researchers from both institutes to come together and explore intellectual properties of joint research and development. It will also give a fillip to IPR and patent covering multi-disciplinary/ trans-disciplinary research. BHU has a very strong ecosystem for studies and research in Social Sciences, Humanities, and Sciences. IIT (BHU) Varanasi has been doing exemplary work in the area of Science and Technology. The coming together of the two leading institutions will open and offer multiple avenues for researchers who are keen to explore new products and IPR. As per the MoU, the two institutions will file joint Intellectual Property Rights/Patent applications. This understanding will also facilitate the researchers to share the complexities and difficulties of getting IPR or patents. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Sudhir Kumar Jain has been laying great focus on BHU getting into collaborations with other institutions in order to create new opportunities for students and faculty members and working towards cutting-edge research.  Director, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, Prof. Pramod Kumar Jain added, “It is a new era of collaboration of mutual interest between both Institutes”. The MoU between Banaras Hindu University & IIT (BHU) – Varanasi is a result of this commitment to the overall development of both institutions.

Three State Universities Open PhD Admission 2022 

In India there are many State Government Universities, which are controlled by State Governments. For the academic year 2022-23, the PG and PhD Admission process has just kickstarted.

As on 19 July 2022, Three State Universities have announced PhD Admission for 2022. Aspiring students should track admission information.

 List of Universities Offering PhD Admission:

  • Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science &Technology Sonepat – 25 July 2022
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra – 20 July 2022
  • Digital University Kerala -26 August 2022

Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science &Technology Sonepat Opens PhD Admission July 2022 for 120 Seats

Sonepat, 17 July 2022: Deenbandhu Chhotu Ram University of Science &Technology Murthal  (Sonepat), a state university in Haryana, has announced PhD Admission for July 2022.

Total Number of Vacant Seats: The total number of vacant seats for PhD Admission are 120 in 15 Departments.

Key Dates: The Start of Online submission of form – 01 July 2022

Last date for online submission of forms -25 July 2022

Entrance test examinations – 30 July 2022 to 01 August 2022

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra Opens PhD Admission 2022-23 ! Apply Now

Katra, 17 July 2022: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, a state university in Jammu & Kashmir, has announced PhD Admission for the academic year 2021-22.

PhD -offered in various schools of University: The candidates may apply for admission to Ph.D. program in the following disciplines:

Key Dates: The closing date for submission of online application is 20 July 2022.

Digital University Kerala Opens PhD Admission Sept 2022 for 30 Seats

Thiruvananthapuram, 15 July 2022: Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology (Digital University Kerala), has announced PhD Admission for 2022-23.

DUK offers  PhD programs in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Digital Sciences and Informatics. The total vacant seats are 30.

Key Dates: The closing date for submission of application is 26 August 2022.

Central University of Jammu Recruiting 52 Faculty Posts Including 07 Assistant Professors

Central University of Jammu has announced Recruitment of Faculty Posts. The total number of posts are 57. These vacant posts are available at the following levels: Professors, Associate Professors, and Assistant Professors.

Total Vacant Posts &: The total number of vacant posts are 52. Professors – 16, Associate Professors -29 , and Assistant Professors -07.

Key Dates & Application Fee:  Thelast date of submission of application is 05 August 2022. The online application form, complete in all respects must be submitted along with online payment of Rs 1,000/- for the post of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor/ Professor (fee exempted for candidates belonging to SC, ST, Persons with Disabilities and all candidates who applied earlier against Rolling Advertisement Phase-II & III along with addendum of Rolling Advertisement III by mentioning the payment details/Form No.).

List of Departments where Vacant Posts Exist:

Name of DepartmentsProfessorAssociate ProfessorAssistant Professor
Molecular Biology2
Comparative Religions & Civilizations122
Chemistry and Chemical Sciences111
Computer Sciences & IT1
Educational Studies11
Hindi & Other Indian Languages1
Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour11
Marketing and Supply Chain12
Mass Communication and New Media12
Nano Sciences and Materials12
National Security Studies121
Physics and Astronomical Sciences1
Public Policy and Public Administration121
Social Work12
Tourism and Travel Management12
Grand Total Posts52

 For exact eligibility criteria, how to apply and other details, candidates should refer the Recruitment Notification, uploaded on the career page of the official website of Central University of Jammu.

What is a research degree committee in PhD ?

The committee will recommend the approval of synopsis and candidate’s registration. Provided that if RDC does not recommend a candidate for the registration to Ph.D. program, she/he will resubmit the proposal within a month after due modification as suggested by RDC.

A minimum of four members shall form the quorum. Presence of VICE-CHANCELLOR or his nominee, Supervisor & External Examiner is mandatory. 

Research Degree Committee shall be proposed by HOD. The meeting of the 4 Research Degree Committee (RDC) shall be held in the University Office twice a year or as and when required. 

The committee shall recommend suitability of the topic of research and registration of the candidate for the Ph.D. degree. On Approval by the Research Degree Committee (RDC) the candidate shall be registered and enrolled as a Ph. D. student.

IIIT Vadodara Announces PhD Admission for Autumn 2022-23 

Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Vadodara, an Institute of National Importance under Ministry of HRD, has released PhD Admission notification for Autumn 2022-23.  Teaching/Research Assistantship benefits are available for research scholars.

Applications are invited for admission to PhD Programme Autumn 2022-23 in the following Research Areas:

  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Physics
  • English

Key Date & Application Fee: The application fee is Rs 590 /- (Inclusive of GST).

Application Start Date: 24 June 2022

Application End Date: 24 July 2022

Eligibility Conditions: 

A candidate should have consistently good academic records.

PhD Program

A candidate should have consistently good academic records


First class in M.Tech./ME in CSE/IT/ECE or related areas,


First class in M.Sc. Applied Mathematics/Computer Science and related areas,


Exceptional candidates with more than 8.00 CPI on scale of 10 in B.E/B.Tech. in relevant areas may also be considered.


First class in M.Sc. (Physics) and related areas,


 First class in M. A. in related areas,

NOTE: The candidates appearing for the final semester/year examinations of the qualifying degree in 2022 may also apply to the respective programs. The admission is subject to the condition that, if admitted, they should submit a provisional degree certificate or any other proof of completion of requirements for the award of the degree by 30 September 2022.

For exact details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara.

UGC to allow students to pursue PhD after 4 year undergraduate course

University Grants Commission, UGC has recently announced its new regulations and eligibility criteria for students who are seeking PhD Admissions. As per the new guidelines issued by UGC India, students can now pursue a PhD after the completion of their four-year undergraduate degree programme.

Based on these new regulations, UGC has stated that students who secure a minimum CGPA of 7.5 out of 10 in the four-year undergraduate programme, would become eligible for PhD Admissions without having to complete a master’s degree course.

The commission is expected to release the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of PhD Degree) Regulations 2022 by the end of this month — June. These regulations would most likely come into effect from the new academic session of 2022 to 2023.

“Encouraging four-year undergraduate students with research bent mind to do PhD is important to improve the research ecosystems in our Higher Education Institutes. That is why we are permitting 4-year UG students who have a CGPA of 7.5 and above to be eligible for PhD Admissions,” stated UGC Chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar.

The four-year undergraduate programme is an initiative that will be reintroduced in HEI’s as part of the National Education Policy, NEP 2020. As per UGC, the students who achieve a 7.5 CGPA out of 10 at the end of their fourth year (8th semester) will be eligible to apply for PhD Admissions. Students from the SC, ST, OBC, EWS and PwD sections would be given a relaxation of 0.5 CGPA in order to apply.

Students must note that in case they have secured a CGPA less than 7.5 out of 10, then one year of a Master’s degree is compulsory for them in order to become eligible for PhD Admissions. The Complete regulations are expected to be released by the commission soon.

Manipal University Jaipur Announces PhD Admission July 2022

Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ), a private university and a part of Manipal Education Group, has released PhD Admission for July 2022. The closing date for submission of online application is 25 June 2022. MUJ will conduct PhD Examination on 05 July 2022.

Key Dates: The online application portal has opened from 01 June 2022.

The closing date for online application is 25 June 2022. The PhD Entrance will be held on 05 July 2022.

Application Fee: The Application Fee is 1200 /-

Eligibility Conditions:

Candidates who have qualified for the Master’s degree from any academic institution recognized by UGC (with not less than 55% of marks, or a CGPA of 5.5 and above in the 10 point scale) are eligible to register for PhD at MUJ.

Candidates who have passed MPhil/UGC-CSIR NET/JRF/SLET/GATE/Teacher Fellow are exempted from the entrance examination.

List of Departments where PhD Admission Available:


Language (English, French)

Language (Hindi)


Physical Education


Journalism & Mass Communication


Fine Arts (Applied Art)

Fashion Design

Automobile Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer & Communication Engineering

Computer Science & Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronics Engineering



Mathematics & Statistics


Computer Applications


Business Administration


Management (TSB)

For exact details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Admission Notification, uploaded on the official website of Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ).

Recent Research Areas in Sociology

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  • Women empowerment in Saudi Arabia in 2000s: breakthroughs and challenges. Discuss how this empowerment affected legislation and women’s rights.
  • Long-term alcohol addiction and self-perception in young adults. With the help of research, demonstrate whether self-perception of these adults transforms significantly due to their addiction.
  • Adoption and its influence on parent-child relationships. Present and discuss challenges that such families face.
  • Comparison of traditions related to family dinners in the USA and the UK. What specific differences are there and how can they be explained?
  • Influence of the emo culture on suicide rates in high school students. Address the influence of such cultures on adolescents’ behavior.
  • The rates of secularization in elderly individuals living in urban and rural areas. Compare the rates and explain why they are different.
  • Influence of forced outing on transgender individuals and concomitant changes in their quality of life. Explain the effects of forced outing and why this impact is dangerous.
  • Comparison of anti-nuclear movements in Germany and Japan in the 21st century. Explain in detail what differences and similarities are prominent.
  • Performance rates of teenagers in schools in low-income neighborhoods: a case study of Boston schools. When writing your dissertation proposal, consider various factors (poverty, limited access to technology, etc.) that affect performance rates of these teenagers.
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  • Affirmative action and its impact on the perception of varied racial groups.
  • The impact of religion on people’s attitudes towards race.
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  • Outcomes of public vs. private education: a comparison.
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  • Assess changing trends in social norms in a country of your choice.
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  • Comparison of women’s rights in Western and Middle Eastern countries.
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  • How does capitalism benefit society across multiple post-soviet countries?
  • Compare healthcare access in autocracies vs. democracies.

Recent Research Topics in Geography (2022)

  • Species that became extinct in the 20th century: qualitative research. Address the human influence on various species.
  • Current issues in the exploration of Arctic. Discuss difficulties and specifics of such explorations.
  • A comparison of urban back gardens in the USA and the UK. You can compare their design and other features (for example, vegetation used for decoration).
  • The causes and outcomes of flooding in the USA in the 2010s. Address climate change as one of the leading causes.
  • Prevention of ecosystem changes with modern technology. Provide various examples of how technology is used to sustain ecosystems.
  • Changes in holidays destinations in the 2000s: a comparison of the USA and Canada. Demonstrate what changes in preferences were documented in these countries and show what destinations were especially popular.
  • The perception of environmentally friendly technologies and their impact on the environment by citizens of large metropolitan areas: a case study of Miami. Explain how various projects based on environmentally friendly technologies are launched in Miami.
  • A negative impact of global warming on weather conditions in Iceland. Discuss how tourism in Iceland is affected by these changes.
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  • The social impact of climate change: a study of migration patterns.
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  • Evaluate coastal tourism, its effect, and implications.
  • The impact of reservoir locations on water quality.
  • How did industrialization affect the development of Chicago?
  • Study soil pollution levels in your community area.
  • Conduct an analysis of air quality in your city.
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  • Differences in soil chemistry across several locations.
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