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Ph.D. Microbiology Admissions

Admission 2023

Registration of Ph.D admission Phase II is now open.

Registration for Ph.D admission Phase II is extended till Dec 31, 2023

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- The tentative number of seats available for PhD program in 2nd round of admission are six. The tentative category wise distribution is 3-UR, 1-OBC, 2-SC

- Tentative date for PhD admission interview will be 09-10 Jan 2024 (Tuesday-Wednesday)



Admission 2022-23

The admission portal for PhD admissions in University of Delhi is closed. The last date of registration is 20-June-2022. The entrance test for admission to Ph.D.programs for academic year 2022-23 will he held by NTA in coming months. The dates will be announced on University website. The syllabus for Ph.D. entrance test 2022 will be same as the syllabus of MSc Microbiology program in University of Delhi, which can be downloaded here.

The bulletin of information for admission to Ph.D. courses of University of Delhi may be downloaded here. The tentative number of seats expected to be available for admission to PhD program in Department of Microbiology for academic year 2022-23 are five (3 UR, 1 OBC, 1 SC).

The PhD program at University of Delhi is governed by rules framed under Ordinance VI, which can be downloaded here.

Submission of research proposal in the application form is not mandatory.


The candidate should have a minimum 55% marks (or equivalent CGPA score) in Master’s Degree/ M.Phil./ M. Tech./ M.D./ M.S. in any branch of life Sciences/ Medical Sciences/ any branch of Biology from a recognized University/ Institute.


Those students who qualify UGC-NET (including JRF), UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF), ICAR-NET, GATE (in 'Life Science' or 'Biotechnology' subject with minimum percentile as described ahead), are eligible to appear directly for interview for Ph.D. admission. However, every applicant must apply and register at admission portal before last date of registration (20-June-2022).

GATE eligibility

Please note that candidate who have qualified GATE either in 'Life Science' or in 'Biotechnology' subject with minimum percentile score as listed below, will be eligible for directly appearing in interview of Ph.D. admission.

General category: Percentile of 90 and above

OBC: Percentile of 85 and above

SC, ST, PwD: Percentile of 80 and above

Entrance Test:

The date for the conduct of the Entrance Examination for admission to Ph.D. Microbiology will be announced by NTA. The entrance test will be of 2 hour duration and will consist of 50 multiple choice questions.  The syllabus for entrance test would be the syllabus for M.Sc. Microbiology course of University of Delhi which can be downloaded here.

Important information for OBC applicants:

The OBC applicants who belong to the ‘Non-Creamy Layer’ and whose caste appears in the Central List of the OBCs only, shall be eligible to be considered for admission under the OBC category (Validity period of OBC certificate in respect of ‘creamy layer’ status of the applicants as per DOPT Office Memorandum No. 36036/2/2013-Estt.(Res-I) dated 31 March 2016). The validity of the non-creamy layer certificate shall be for the financial year 2021-2022, issued after 31st March, 2022. If the applicants do not have the OBC non-creamy layer certificate of the financial year 2021-22 at the time of upload, the applicant may upload old OBC non-creamy layer certificate/acknowledgement slip of OBC non-creamy layer certificate application. However, at the time of admission, the applicant will have to produce the OBC non-creamy layer certificate of the financial year 2021-22. 

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