Admissions to Ph.D. programs at Rama University Kanpur are conducted twice a year. The Ph.D. program is offered in Full time mode and not in a distance learning mode. Hence, coursework, participation in various interactions, submission of progress reports through presentations on Campus, attending conferences, and seminars in the University and outside the University on regular basis is mandatory during the program.

  • Full-time Candidate means a Candidate registered for a Ph.D. devoting full time for completing the requirements of the Program.
  • Ph.D. full-time is for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Ph.D. full-time is for a Maximum of 6 years.

Rama encourages interdisciplinary research and the exchange of ideas and knowledge in various related fields. Consequently, it allows scholars to appoint a Co-Supervisor from outside University as per university rules.

The main Supervisor for the candidate during the Ph.D. program will be from Rama University, appointed as per the research topic and Supervisor availability.


(a) An Indian national applying for admission to the Ph.D. Program shall apply under one of the categories given below. The Ph.D. mode option (Full time) permitted against each category is also mentioned.

  • Candidates who are awarded National Fellowships through National Competitive Examinations. (Full-time Registration only)
  • Regular Self-Financed Candidate: students, self-employed or other working/ non-working Candidates.
  • Sponsored Candidate: Sponsored Candidates getting Government/ Semi Govt./ Private or other Scholarships/ Fellowships/ stipends, who apply for admission through the sponsoring organizations.
  • Corporate Research Candidate: Candidates working with reputed organizations in India and having at least five years experience and possessing minimum prescribed academic qualifications.
  • Candidates who are working in Labs under MoU with the University.
  • Candidates working as JRF/ SRF/ RA in organizations not under MoU with the University.
  • Working Faculty outside the University: Faculty members of other Universities/ Institutes, possessing minimum prescribed academic qualifications.
  • Regular Academic Staff of the University: Regular academic staff of the University.
  • Regular Non-Academic Staff of the University: Regular member of non-academic staff of the University.

(b) An NRI/FN/PIO will apply under the foreign Candidate category.


(a) The University does not conduct Ph.D. Program through distance education mode.
(b) Registrations for Ph.D. Program shall be done only in Full-time mode.
  • Full-time: A Full-time Candidate means a Candidate devoting full time for completing the requirements of the Program.
(d) Minimum Registration period for a Full-time Candidate shall be 3 years. Maximum duration shall be 6 years.
List of  Ph.D. programs offered by the highly ranked departments of Rama University.

Faculty Of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Extension
  • Agronomy
  • Genetics and Plant Breeding
  • Horticulture
  • Plant Pathology
  • Soil Sciences

Faculty of Commerce and Management

  • Commerce
  • Management

Faculty Of Dental Sciences

  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine & Radiology
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial
  • Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric & Preventive Dentistry
  • Periodontics and Implantology
  • Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge


Faculty Of Engineering & Technology

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science

Faculty Of Medical Sciences

  • Med. Anatomy
  • Med. Community Medicine
  • Med. Pharmacology
  • Med. Physiology

Faculty of Professional Studies

  • Journalism & Mass Communication

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Pharmaceutics


(a) Applications for admission to Ph.D. Program shall be invited through an open advertisement, for pre-determined intake for each research domain in the prescribed form as laid down by the University, from time to time.

The University shall admit Ph.D. Candidates only through an entrance test conducted by the Doctoral Admissions Committee.

(b) The syllabus of the Entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. It shall consist of two parts, based on questions with short answers/MCQ. First part will consist of Research Methodology, covering questions from Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Analysis and Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Awareness and English Language. The second Paper shall include subject specific questions from the domain in which the applicant wishes to pursue research.

(c) An interview/viva voce shall be organized where the Candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted FRC. The interview/viva voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:

  • the applicant possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  • the research work can be suitably undertaken at the University;
  • the proposed area of research can contribute to new knowledge.

(d) A Merit Score Certificate will be awarded to the qualifying applicants indicating the last date for admission. This certificate will be effective for two semesters from the date of issue. But admission will be subject to availability of seats.

(e) The University reserves the right to limit the number of Candidates to be admitted to the University at any time. The resources and other facilities/fiscal constraints would guide this decision.

(f) Entrance Test may be exempted for the following cases:

  • Applicants who qualify UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET/ GATE/ GPAT or hold ICAR (ASRB)/ ICMR/ DST-INSPIRE fellowships in the preceding two years from time of applying for Ph.D. or
  • Candidates with M.Phil. Qualification provided they were admitted to the M.Phil. Program through an Entrance Test or
  • Candidates who were admitted previously to a Ph.D. Program at a recognized university through an Entrance Test and wish to transfer to the Ph.D. Program at Rama University.

Such applicants will still have to appear before FRC for an interview/viva voce.

(g) Financial assistance will be offered to deserving full-time scholars.


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Rama University is a renowned name in the world of education. Recognized by UGC, Government of India, the university is rising as one of the largest educational establishments in the country. Involved in imparting world-class education, Rama University has shaped more than 10,000 professionals so far and offers more than 100 courses across 9 specialized fields.

Rama University offers education at par with global paradigms. The dynamic environment in the University not only ensures enormous growth potential but also promotes intellectual as well as personal growth.


  • Academia- University Professors, Guest Lecturers& Trainers
  • Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities
  • Industrial R&D Lab Professionals
  • Start-Up Mentors/ Consultants
  • Government Advisory or Academic Opportunities


  • World-Class Knowledge Resource Center
  • 6 In-House Journal Publications
  • National & International Conference/Workshops/Seminars
  • Centre for Skill Development
  • Entrepreneurship & Incubation Hub


  • 1000+ Proficient Faculty Members
  • 9 Constituent Faculties
  • 3 Teaching Hospitals
  • Central Library & Fully Wi-Fi Enabled Campus
  • One of the Best Anatomy Museums in India

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