Announcing the Admissions for the Ph.D. Program - August 2021

Important Dates

Application starts from: 22 May, 2021 (Saturday)*
Last date for applying: 03 July, 2021 (Saturday)
Entrance Exam 18 July, 2021 (Sunday) Online 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Release of Results 20 July, 2021
Interviews will be held on 31 July, 2021 (Saturday) Offline
Last Date for Admission 08 August 2021
Classes commences from 27 August, 2021 (Friday)

Eligibility Criteria for Indian Students

Eligibility Criteria for Foreign National Students

Foreign/ NRI applicants / Applicants with a Masters’s degree from a foreign university must apply with an equivalence certificate of AIU along with the Online Application Form.

Please route your applications through the International Students office ISSAC or write to

Admissison Process

Duration of the Ph.D. Course

Written Test Pattern

PART A - General Research Aptitude
(Will be in English for all)
PART B - Subject-Specific

(Will be in English except for those applicants selecting Kannada & Hindi)
Current Affairs Refer the universally applicable syllabus for the PG program of the respective subject
General Awareness The candidates will have to appear for the subject for which they have applied for pursuing their Ph.D. program
Quantitative Ability Both the parts will carry 50 marks of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)*
Test of Reasoning
English Skills

Please Note:

  • *Part A &B will carry 50 marks of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).
  • *Applicants need to score a minimum of 50%, combining the total of Part A & B, to qualify for the interview.

Selection Process



Number of Vacancies  *

Engineering Seats Availability
Aerospace 10
Civil 5
CSE 10
Electrical 10
Electronics 05
Mechanical 05
Biochemistry 10
Biotechnology 10
Botany 10
Chemistry 15
Ecology / Environmental Sciences 05
Forensic Science 5*
Microbiology 10
Mathematics 10
Nanotechnology 10
Physics 10
Psychology 5
Visual Art and Design 5
Zoology 5

*(candidates should be ready to work under Guides from other Science domains)

Management and Commerce 20

Humanities and Social Sciences
Culture Studies 05
Economics 05
English 05
Hindi 05
Jain Studies 05
Kannada 03
Mass Communication 05
Public Policy and Governance 03
Political Science 03
Sanskrit 03
Sociology 03

* IMPORTANT INSTRUCTION: Please DO NOT apply for subjects where number of vacancies has been indicated as Zero/Unavailable

Model Papers for Entrance Exam : Click Here

Contact for Queries and Additional Information:
Email :
Phone : Manjula -9986992661/Sridevi - 9141850341