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PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test 2018

The Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh conducts PhD Entrance Test for admission to Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programs offered through various departments of the institute.

PhD Seats at PGI Chandigarh

  1. Anaesthesia - 1 Seat
  2. Biochemistry - 2 Seats
  3. Cardiology - 1 seat
  4. Dermatology - 1 Seat
  5. Endocrinology - 1 Seat
  6. Experimental Med. & Biotechnology - 2 Seats
  7. Gastroenterology - 2 Seats
  8. Haematology - 1 Seat
  9. Hepatplogy - 3 Seats
  10. Immunopathology - 1 Seat
  11. Medical Microbiology - 4 Seats
  12. Medical Parasotology - 1 Seat
  13. Neurology - 4 Seats
  14. Nephrology - 1 Seat
  15. Neurosurgery - 1 Seat
  16. Orthopaedics - 3 Seats
  17. Pharmacology - 1 Seat
  18. Pediatrics - 6 Seats
  19. Psychiatry - 2 Seats
  20. School of Public Health - 3 Seats
  21. Urology - 1 Seat
  22. Virology - 3 Seats

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  1. Candidates should have a MBBS degree from a MCI recognised institute with minimum 55% aggregate marks or MD/MS in the subject concerned or Diplomat of National Board of Examination.
  2. Candidates who have failed, got Compartmental or have Re-appeared in the MBBS exam are not eligible to appear for PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test.
  3. Candidates who have obtained MBBS/MD/MS degree from Medical Colleges, which are not recognized by the MCI, are not eligible to apply

Non Medical/Social Behavioural Sciences:

  1. Candidates who have passed M.Sc/MA or other equivalent examination with a minimum of 60% marks in the subjects mentioned below: from the colleges/institutes recognized by the UGC/Panjab University are eligible to appear for PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test.

Life Sciences:

  • Degree of Master of Sciences (M.Sc)
  • Master in Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc)
  • M.Sc (Laboratory Technology)

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)

Social Behavioural Sciences:

The candidates with the following subjects are also eligible for PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test -

  1. Social Behavioural Sciences
  2. Anthropology
  3. Psychology
  4. Sociology
  5. Social Work
  6. Nursing, Nutrition
  7. Child Development
  8. MA/M.Sc/M.Phil in Health Promotion/Education
  9. Health Management
  10. Epidemiology
  11. Environmental Health/Environmental Sciences and Public Health Nutrition/Applied Nutrition/Food and Nutrition
  12. Health Economics/Applied Economics/Economics
  13. Public Health/Community Health and MPH

Post graduation in Law i.e. LLM and its equivalent qualification are also eligible for PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test.

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test 2018 Selection Process

Candidates seeking admission to PhD program in PGIMER will have to appear in the entrance exam consisting of 100 marks as per details given below:

i) Aptitude test - Covering general Science, English, Biostatistics and Research Methodology: 30 marks
ii) Specialty theory test (multiple choice questions for the respective theory): 50 marks
(a) Medical MBBS level or;
(b) Non Medical Sciences or;
(c) Social and Behavioral Sciences

There will be negative marking to the extent of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the theory paper:
iii) Evaluation by the department concerned 20 marks

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test 2018 Fee Details

The following dues are payable to the Institute, by the candidates admitted to the various courses mentioned above:
Registration Fee: Rs.500/-
Tuition Fee: Rs.350/- per annum
Laboratory Fee: Rs.900/- per annum
Amalgamated Fund: Rs.60 per month
Security: Rs.1000/- (refundable only after completion of course)
Hostel Security: Rs.6000/- (refundable) to the deposited with the Administrative Officer (Hostel) if hostel accommodation is allotted. The first instalment of fees for six months is required to be paid immediately after selection

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Fellowship 2018

Rs. 25000/- P.M. (fixed) and additional thesis grant of Rs. 5000/- (one time) is admissible.

Candidate will not be entitled to DA/CCA. 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 program. The admission to the Ph.D. Program will be subject to the availability of PGI fellowship/ research funds/Grants from recognized funding agencies

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test Application Process

The candidate should fill his/her application form available on the PGI website

The candidate is required to fill the Application Form/Challan Form online, which is available at the link ( provided by the PGI at website i.e.

The candidate should take out a print of a challan form (in triplicate) and deposit the required application fee in any branch of State Bank of India. The challan form is required to be filled up in the name of Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh (Exam) in the Power Jyoti Account No. 32211613319 and those candidates who have SBI account can also pay their fee through i-collect service of SBI and i-collect Account No. is 32222954695
In that case the INB reference No. will have to be mentioned instead of challan No. in the application form. The amount of fee to be paid is as under:
For SC/ST category - Rs.800/-
For all other categories - Rs.1000/-

The Annexure-7 duly filled and signed by the concerned faculty member under whom the candidate wishes to pursue his/her PhD, should be submitted by hand or by post to the Registrar, Training Branch, Room No. 305, Kairon Block, PGIMER, Chandigarh within a week after the last date of depositing of fee.

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test 2018 Important Dates

Last Date For Submission Of Application Online & Generation Of Challan - 11.11.2018

Last Date For Depositing Fee By Challan In The Bank - 13.11.2018

Date & Time of Theory Exam: 2.12.2018 at 10.00 AM (Sunday) 

Date & Time Declaration of Result: 3.12.2018 at 11.00 AM (Monday) 

Date & Time of Clinical/Practical Exam: 4.12.2018 at 10.00 AM (Tuesday) 

Date & Time of Counselling/ Interview: 5.12.2018 at 3.00 PM (Wednesday)

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PGIMER Chandigarh Contact Details

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh
Registrar, PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh-160012
Email:, Website

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