We are one of the most reputed Universities in Haryana with Ph.D Programme. Academic research is a vital component of any university. Keeping this in mind, NCU 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 NCU with the latest research topics. This is also supported by lot of publications in web of Science, Scopus and other reputed unpaid journals. At present, thirty four PhD scholars have been awarded their doctoral degrees and other 128 students are pursuing PhD in Engineering, School of Law and School of Management. Ph.D in NCU is offered in both full time and part time mode.

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.

Total Intake: 17

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

A candidate seeking admission to the PhD Programme under School of Engineering and Technology (SOET) of NCU must have obtained:

1- M.Tech. /M.Phil. /M.A. (English) degree with min. 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent

2- M.Sc./ M.A (Maths) degree with min. 60% marks in aggregate or equivalent, with NET/GATE/JRF qualified or M.Sc./ M.A (Maths) with min. 67.5% marks in aggregate or equivalent

3- B.Tech. degree from IITs with min. 67.5% 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, minimum 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 PhD Programme at NCU can apply for admissions.
The candidate desiring to seek admission to Ph.D. Programme at NCU shall apply for the same on the prescribed Application Form 1 by a due date announced by NCU. The applications will be scrutinized by the concerned School Doctoral Research Committees (SDRCs).
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 2019-20. 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

M. Tech/M. Phil./M.Sc./ M.A(English)


3 Years

6 Years


4 Years

6 Years

B. Tech.


4 Years

6 Years


5 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.

Programme Fee

Annual fee is Rs. 78,000/- Semester-wise fee to be paid in two equal semester wise installments of Rs. 39,000/- each at the beginning of each semester

Contact Details

for SOET Admission related queries







Dr Tejpal Singh Chundawat-9910436314
Dr Ambika Devi – 9560916060
Ms Geetika – 9871882460 Dr Vaishali Sahu – 9650129730 Dr Nitin Malik – 8010529215 Dr Rohit Singh Lathar – 9899960797 Dr Divyabha – 9811738101

Ph.D. (All Branches)

For all Ph.D. Admission related queries

Help line number +91 8448495100
Tel: 9871370985 (Dr. Anjali Garg)

(For admissions in Ph.D. during 2nd Semester 2019-2020, July 2019 admissions)

S.No. Details Date
1 Advertisement for Ph.D. admission (on Website or Newspaper) and Application forms available online 15th March 2019 (Friday)
2 Last date for submission of fully filled application forms 1st July 2019 (Monday)
3 Entrance Test (NPET) and Interview 6th July 2019 (Saturday)
4 Online display of admission list 10th July 2019 (Wednesday)
5 Last date for fees deposition and document verification* by candidates. 16th July 2019 (Tuesday)
6 Registration dates**
(Registration will be done on-line)
16th July – 20th July 2019
7 Commencement of classes 22nd July 2019 (Monday)

Ph.D. (All Branches)

PhD Admission Brochure 2019-20