Ph.D. - NCUIndia



The NorthCap Gurgaon is one of the most reputed Universities in Haryana with a Ph.D. Program. Academic research is a vital component of any university. Keeping this in mind, NCU pursues its Doctor of Philosophy program with the vigor and seriousness that it deserves. With a Central Research Facility and many specialized laboratories, this research program is established very well in NCU with the latest research topics. This is also supported by a lot of publications in Web of Science, Scopus, and other reputed unpaid journals. At present, fifty Ph.D. scholars have been awarded their doctoral degrees and other 119 students are pursuing Ph.D. in Engineering, School of Law, and School of Management. Ph.D. in NCU is offered in both full-time and part-time mode, and we’re proud to stake a claim as one of the best Ph.D. colleges in Gurgaon.

This is governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Doctor of Philosophy Programme.


The admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme is done twice in a year, i.e., in November- December and in June-July by holding an admission test followed by personal interview. NET/GATE/JRF/SLET qualified students are exempt from admission test. PhD is offered in school of Engineering and Technology (engineering, physics, chemistry, math, and English), School of Management (SOM) for PhD in Management, and School of Law (SOL). Preference is given to outstanding students, who have qualified for the Doctor of Philosophy Program through any National Level Test like CSIR-UGC NET or GATE.
A candidate can apply online or offline. For applying offline the candidate can download the application form from the website of NCU or can obtain it from the University campus up to the last date for submission of forms specified in the Admission Notice.
Details can be checked in Ph.D. admission brochure for broad area in which a candidate can apply and NPET topics.
Please go to Admission page in the university website for details and more information on PhD in Gurugram.

Fellowships & Contingency

University Fellow position is only meant for full time Ph.D. scholars, who wish to carry out doctoral research at NCU. Concurrent applications for admissions to the Ph.D. Programme as well as award of University Fellowship can be made.
Full-time PhD students with brilliant academic record can be awarded University Fellowships of Rs.25,000/- per month. Besides this, each full time doctoral student is given a contingency grant of Rs.25,000/- per year on reimbursement basis.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Admission 2023

  • Last date for submission of fully filled application form: 17th June 2023 (Saturday)
  • University Admission Policy and Selection Procedure: Click here
  • Rules and Regulations governing PhD programme: Click here

A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme under School of Management (SOM) of NCU must have obtained Post-graduation in any branch of Engineering, Management, Economics, Commerce, Operations Research or other relevant disciplines subject to approval of School of Management with min. 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent.

The minimum eligibility criteria indicated above for each Programme is only an enabling clause. The concerned Doctoral Research Committee (DRC) may fix higher criteria at the time of short-listing keeping in view the number of candidates, number of seats and minimum academic / professional background expected to cope with the Programme etc.

Candidates in the final year of their Master’s Programme, who expect to complete all their qualifying degree requirements before the date of registration for the first semester of their Ph.D. Programme at NCU can apply for admission. For short-listing purposes, their performance till the preceding semester (or preceding year, if in case their Programme is year based) would be considered, but the admission would be subject to their meeting the minimum eligibility criteria after their final qualifying examination results are announced. In such cases, a letter from HoD of their current institution, certifying candidate’s Master’s Thesis submission is required at the time of Ph.D. admission. However, if the student fails in the qualifying examination or fails to produce the degree/provisional certificate/mark sheet within 3 months of the commencement of the 1st semester, his/her admission and registration to the Ph.D. Programme will be automatically cancelled with no refund of the semester fees.

Candidates who do not have valid score in national tests like GATE, UGC-NET and SLET will have to appear in Entrance Test named ‘NCU Ph. D. Entrance Test’ (NPET) and will have the following weightage of various components for admission: NPET marks 50% , Qualifying degree marks – 30%, and Interview –20%. Candidates who have valid score in the above National tests shall be exempted from NPET. The following weightage shall be assigned to various components for the admission: NPET marks 50%, qualifying degree marks – 30%, and Interview –20%
The entrance test NPET will be of two hours duration and will be an Objective type test. Entrance Test ‘NPET’ will be held from 10:00 AM to 12 noon on the date specified by the University. For broad syllabus refer Ph.D. Brochure 2020-21. The NPET will be conducted centrally by Controller of Examination (COE) at NCU Campus. Room No. for NPET will be informed through University website / e-mail. After the NPET written test, interview will be conducted (by respective Departments/Schools) on the same day at NCU 1:00 PM onwards. Rooms for interviews will be announced at the appropriate time.

Selection of the Research Fellows shall be done from amongst scholars who have qualified for admission, by the Fellowships Selection Committee.
In case of candidates from partnering institutions/industries, applications may be considered by the VC/BDR throughout the year, subject to the scrutiny for eligibility upon request by partnering institute.



Full Time / Part Time Minimum duration of the programme Maximum duration of the programme
Full Time Minimum 3 years 6 Years
Part Time Minimum 4 years 6 Years



*Minimum and Maximum duration includes Course work

Relaxation of upto 2years maximum duration can be provided for women under special circumstances and differently-abled candidates.


Financial Assistance

Programme Fee

Annual fee is Rs. 1,00,000/- Semester-wise fee to be paid in two equal semester wise installments of Rs. 50,000/- each at the beginning of each semester

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Contact Details

for School of Management Admission related queries : Dr. Deergha Sharma – 9650416161



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