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Department of Geology - Admission to Ph.D. Programme

Sep 10, 2015

Category: Phd

Centre of Advanced Studies

Admission to Ph.D. Programme (2015-16)


Applications (on the prescribed form enclosed) are invited from the eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. Programme in Geology (for approximately 22 seats) for the academic session 2015-16 in the following areas of specialization:

  • Geochemistry & Igneous Petrology
  • Environmental Geology & Natural Hazards & Landslides
  • Micropaleontology, Oceanic biostratigraphy & paleoceanography
  • Palaeontology & Stratigraphy
  • Structural Geology & Tectonics
  • Soil Science
  • Sedimentology & Paleopedology
  • Mineralogy and Metamorphic Petrology
  • Engineering Geology
  • Tectonic Geomorphology
  • Hydrogeology

The Departmental Entrance Test for admission to Ph.D. course will be held on October 11, 2015 (Sunday) in the Department of Geology, Chattra marg, Delhi University North Campus, Delhi-110007. The test will be held from 11 A.M. to 1 PM. (2 hours duration). 

The candidates who have cleared NET-JRF with national level fellowship are exempted from Departmental Entrance Test but need to apply for Ph.D. Programme on prescribed form. JRF/NET qualified candidates with national level fellowship together with those found eligible after entrance test will have to appear for an interview, after which a final list of short-listed candidates will be announced.

The list of short-listed candidates will be valid for one year. All such candidates who do not have any fellowship will be provided fellowship (Non-Net Fellowship) if they are finally selected for the PhD Programme. For all Non-Net Fellowship the reservation rules of Govt of India will be followed. The Non-Net fellowship is also for those who have qualified NET (LS) but are not qualified for JRF.

Admission of the candidates for Ph.D. programme is based on their suitability to specific specialization and availability of seats and funding. The admission is also subject to fulfilling all other conditions laid down in Ordinance VI-B of the University of Delhi.

The syllabus for entrance test will be that of M.Sc. Geology available on Delhi University website (

Applications should be sent by Speed Post to Head, Department of Geology, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007 so as to reach the office by October 5, 2015. Applications through e-mail will not be entertained.

Note. Department reserves the right not to fill up the vacant seats of Ph.D. Programme in case of non- availability of the suitable candidate. No Fee is required with application. No TA/DA will be provided for appearing in the entrance test/ interview.

Application Form


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