The Department of Applied Sciences at The NorthCap University pursues its Doctor of Philosophy programme with vigor and seriousness that it deserves. With a Central Research Facility and many specialized laboratories, this research Programme is established very well in APS department of NCU with the latest research topics. This is also supported by lot of publications in SCI, web of Science, Scopus and other reputed unpaid journals. At present, 9 scholars have been awarded their doctoral degrees and other 32 students are pursuing PhD in APS. Ph.D in  APS is offered in both full time and part time mode.

Research areas of the Department

  • Condensed matter physics (glasses)
  • Optical image processing
  • Thin Films; Amorphous Semiconductors
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Nanomaterials and solar cells
  • Nanomaterials and piezoelectric devices
  • Nano-chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry & Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Queueing Theory
  • Data Analytics
  • Graph Theory and Discrete Maths
  • Coding Theory
  • Approximation Theory

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

Admission July 2021

A candidate seeking admission to the PhD Programme under APS  Department of NCU must have obtained Master of Science, M.Sc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)/MA (English, Mathematics) degree with minimum 60% in aggregate or Equivalent, with NET/GATE/JRF/SLET qualified for financial assistance by the government (NCU,NPET exempted) or 67.5% with (NCU,NPET).

The minimum eligibility criteria indicated above for APS 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 TimeMinimum duration of the programmeMaximum duration of the


M. Tech/M. Phil./M.Sc. EntryFT3 Years6 Years
PT4 Years6 Years


  • Minimum and Maximum duration includes Course work
  • Relaxation of upto 2 years maximum duration can be provided for women under special circumstances and differently abled candidates.


Programme Fee

Annual fee is Rs. 82,000/- Semester-wise fee to be paid in two equal semester wise installments of Rs. 41,000/- each at the beginning of each semester

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Contact Details:

Dr. Sanjay Yadav 9818767542

Dr. Ambika Devi: 9560916060