PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test

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.

PGIMER Chandigarh PhD Entrance Test 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 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 Fellowship

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.

PGIMER Chandigarh Contact Details

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

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