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The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has invited applications for Direct PhD Admission on the basis of a written test.

Since there are limited vacancies offered through the Direct Admission programme, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

JNU offers PhD in 10 categories via Direct Admission:

  • International Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Language, Literature and Culture Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Arts and Aesthetics
  • Computational and Integrative Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Sanskrit Studies

Some of the specialisations, like Computer & Systems Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Study of Law & Governance, have not been included under the Direct Admission programme this year.

The applications of the candidates whose MPhil/MTech/Pre-PhD/MPH results are not available will not be considered.

[Read more: KIMS University PhD Admissions 2015-16]


Before filling in the application form, candidates are advised to make sure that they have the minimum eligibility requirements as prescribed by the JNU for its PhD Direct Admission programme. For eligibility details, click HERE.

How to Apply

In order to apply for JNU PhD Direct Admission you need to download the application form from the official website. To download the application, click HERE.

Application Fee

Candidates should enclose a demand draft drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University payable at New Delhi for the cost of application form and processing fees.

Category Application Form Cost Processing Fee Total Fee
General and OBC Rs 200 Rs 220 Rs 420
SC/ST and Physically Challenged (PH) Rs 200 Rs 110 Rs 310
BPL --- Rs 110 Rs 110
Foreign Nationals Rs 200 Rs 1,550 Rs 1,750


A total of about 100 vacancies are available under the Direct Admission programme across specialisations. To find out individual vacancies in each category, click HERE.

Important Dates to Remember

Application availability From 1 September
Last date to apply 15 October 2015
Programme starts in January 2016