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Procedure for admission to Ph.D. programme and General Rules

  • Procedure for admission to Ph.D. programme
    Candidates who desire to get admission to Ph.D. courses in The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda have to qualify Ph.D Entrance Test. The written test shall be followed by personal interview in the form of interaction with the Department Research Committee(DRC) constituted by the concerned Department/ Faculty/ Institute, as the case may be; provided that the candidate is qualified in the written test. At the time of personal interview, the candidates are expected to discuss their research area.

  • General Rules

    The candidates must read the 'ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA' carefully and must satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the Test before payment of Examination fee and filling the Online application.
  • candidates are also requested to verify, the vacancy and the experts for guidance/ supervision in the area of specialization in which he/ she wants to do the work in concerned department/ Faculty/ Institute.
  • Examination fee once paid will not be refunded.
  • The payment of examination fee (step - I) and Online Registration (step - II) for PET Examination is mandatory. It is sole responsibility of candidate to complete both the steps. No Email / SMS correspondence will be communicated from PET Office Vadodara to any successful or unsuccessful Fee Payment Transaction or Application Form Registration.
  • Acceptance of the form and the fee does not guarantee eligibility for taking the test. Eligibility criteria has to be met by the applicant. Permission to appear for the Test is provisional till such time the candidate fulfills the eligibility criteria.
  • Qualifying the PET examination does not entitle a candidate to get admission at Ph.D. in the Department/ Faculty/ Institute concerned where he/ she intends to seek admission.
  • The application is available only “Online”. Visit our website:
  • The Online PET will be conducted on Saturday, 03rd October 2020. Candidates can appear in Online PET from their own place/home.
  • Candidates are requested to download and follow MSUB Online Exam Portal User Manual for Online PET 2020.
  • There is no negative marking in the examination.
  • Canvassing, before or after Examination, in any form will disqualify the candidate.
  • The decision of the PET agency shall be final in all matters.
  • All legal disputes pertaining to this Test shall fall within the jurisdiction of Vadodara only.
  • The result will be declared on our  website. The qualifying certificate will be issued after the verification of the documents such as Date of Birth, Master Degree certificate and percentage of Marks or equivalent Grade, Subject, etc.
  • At any time, if it is found that any false information has been provided by the candidate, his / her application will be treated as rejected. 
  • In case of dispute or controversy of any kind arising before, during or after the PET examination the decision of the Hon ' ble Vice-Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda will be final.
  • Notwithstanding any information not mentioned in the PET, it shall be controlled by respective rules of Ph.D ordinances/ Handbook of University/ decisions of Senate / Syndicates shall prevail.
  • 10th Online Ph. D. Entrance Test will be conducted on Saturday, 3rd October 2020. The Schedule of the Online PET Test will be updated soon.
  • Candidates can appear in Online PET 2020 from their own place/home.