RTMNU M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2018

Last Updated - April 02 2018

Formerly known as NagpurUniversity, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) was founded in 1923 and is one of the oldest universities in India. It is accredited with 'A' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is ranked as one of the top universities in India. In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the university provides admission to the following research courses: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)

Only aspirants who possess the relevant qualifying degree i.e. masters degree are applicable for admission to research courses. The admission procedure generally starts in September and extends till October. Selection of aspirants are done on the basis of performance in the university entrance examination known as PET(Ph.D. Entrance Test) and marks in the qualifying degree. For admission to M.Phil, aspirants are shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying degree only.


    01st Aug, 2018 - 03rd Sep, 2018

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both

RTMNU M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2018 Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts, M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Science, M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce
Registration01st - 10th Aug, 2018
Date of Entrance Examination01st - 03rd Sep, 2018

RTMNU M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2018 Eligibility Criteria

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts, M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

For Ph.D. Admissions: 
  • There is no age bar.
  • Aspirants must have finished his/her master's degree from a recognised university in the relevant subject of Ph.D. degree.
  • Members of Institute of Chartered Accountants or Institute of Cost and Works Accountants with a work experience of 5 years are also applicable.
  • The aspirant should have scored minimum 50% marks (45% for reserved seats in Maharashtra) in their qualifying degree.
  • The aspirant should be graduate with a certificate from Research and Recognition Committee are also applicable. Such aspirants should have minimum 15 years of work experience in the concerned area.

The following group of aspirants will be exempted from PET:

  • Aspirant working as a Scientist/Officer working in Government Department, Organizations, National Laboratories and Research Institutions with 7 years of experience.
  • The aspirant is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountant, Cost and Works Accountants or Chartered Secretaries.
  • Senior citizen aspirants
  • The aspirant who have qualified GATE/SET/NET/JRF examination 
  • The aspirant who possess an M.Phil. Degree in the related course from any university.
  • Aspirant working as a full-time teacher with an at least of 7 years of experience or an Officer not below class II rank in any university.
  • The aspirant with the Ph.D. degree in any faculty or say, stream.
  • The aspirant is an advocate, Judge, or an Architect having Post Graduate Degree with at least 5 years of experience and/or service experience.
  • Foreign national aspirants
  • The aspirant is a full-time teacher in the junior college or diploma courses of 2/3 years period polytechnic or pharmacy courses with 10 years of experience.


For M.Phil Admissions:
  • The aspirant must possess a master's degree in the respective course from a recognised university.
  • The aspirant must have passed the masters degree with minimum 50% aggregate of marks.
RTM Nagpur University Fee Structure 2016-17

RTMNU M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2018 Application Procedure

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts, M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Science


  • Duly filled-in applications should be mailed along with the certificates and prescribed examination fee in the form of Demand Draft (DD). DD should be drawn in favor of “Registrar, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur” and payable at Nagpur.
  • Aspirants have to pay the examination fee of INR 800/- (INR 600/- for reserved seats in Maharashtra) along with the applications to clear the registration procedure
  • Application forms shall be filled via online method available at the website of Designated Agency and submitted to the university by post within the stipulated time
  •  Application form and demand draft should be mailed to the following address:   

Deputy Registrar

Ph.D. Cell.

Exam Section Building, L.I.T. Campus,

Amravati Road, Nagpur

Official Website of RTM Nagpur University

RTMNU M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission Procedure 2018

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts, M.Phil/ Ph.D. in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

For Ph.D. Admissions:
The aspirants will be selected on the basis of marks scored in PET (Ph.D. Entrance Test) I and II. 
Entrance Examination Details:
  • PET-I will be of 90 minutes period based on General Research Aptitude and will consist of 100 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. The exam will be held online in designated exam centers. Aspirant will have the choice of attempting any 5 questions out of 8 questions and each question will be of 10 marks.
  • The test is organized once every year, in the month of September.
For M.Phil Admissions:

Aspirants will be selected on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying exam. The medium of the exam can be Hindi, Marathi, or English.
  • The paper will contain 100 multiple Choice Question based on Analytical Reasoning, Numerical Ability and Language Competency/ Computer/ Environment/ Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  • PET-II will be of 2 hour period and of 50 marks. The H.O.D.s of the respective departments would form a merit list on the basis of the marks of all the aspirants that have applied for admission. 

    Note: The course will commence once 10 students are admitted.

      There will also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong response.
    1. RTMNU M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2018 Notes


      Nagpur University Research Studentship – INR 10,000/- per month

      Total number: 2

      Period: 2 years

      Condition: Student Passing B.A. or B.Sc. in First/Second Division, Resident of Vidarbha Legion.Selection of aspirant by a Committee.

      Morris Memorial Fellowship – INR 350/- per month

      Total number: 1

      Period: 2 years

      Condition: Must Pass M.A. or M.Sc. in First Division

      Late Mahendra Bhalchandra Dixit Fellowship – INR 8,000/- per annum

      Total number: 2

      Period: 2 years

      Thakur Charitable Fellowship – INR 1,000/- per month

      Total number: 1

      Period: 21 months

      Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Memorial Research Fellowship – INR 3,000/- per month

      Total number: 50

      Period: 2 years

      Condition: Only to bonafide Student of the jurisdiction of RTM Nagpur University area and had U.G. & P.G. education in this University

      Dr. Kamal Singh Research Fellowship – INR 3,000/- per month

      Total number: 1

      Period: 2 years

      Condition: Ph.D. Student in Physics only.

      U.G.C. --- Junior Research Fellowship (JRF/SRF)

      *The article might have information for the earlier academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification allowed by the University/College

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