PIMS [Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences] Ph.D. Admissions 2018

Last Updated - June 09 2018

PIMS [Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences] is a deemed university imparting professional education, research, and training in different fields such as medical, dental and paramedical. Degree, diploma and certificates honored by the University have approval of Government of India, Government of Maharashtra and other states as well.

The university has six constituent colleges which provide different undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level programs. The university provides Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in different branches under the following 6 faculties:

  1. Faculty of Medicine
  2. Faculty of Dental Sciences
  3. Faculty of Physiotherapy
  4. Faculty of Nursing
  5. Faculty of Medical Biotechnology
  6. Faculty of Public Health

Admission to the Ph.D. programme is done on the basis of entrance test and interview organized by the University. The aspirant can register themselves by submitting duly filled-in applications, along with the entrance examination fee of Rs. 1000/- via DD.


    15th Jul, 2018 - 31st Jul, 2018

  • Method of Application

    Online & Offline Both

Important Dates

Ph.D. (Nursing), Ph.D. (Dental Material) & Ph.D. (Medical Sciences)
Application form available from15th Jul 2018
Last date to submit applications31st Jul, 2018
Entrance exam22nd Aug, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

PhD Program in a related subject in the faculty, aspirants fulfilling any of the following criteria shall be treated as eligible: 

a) Persons having passed PG Degree (Master Degree) Exam in concerned subject with at least 55 % marks or equivalent GPA (Grade Point Average) 5% relaxation if required in the averages of marks will be given to the candidate of State of Maharashtra belonging to SC/ST/DT/NT/SBC/OBC categories 

Above-mentioned rules will also be applicable to the foreign aspirants who have obtained a Masters Degree from any of the recognized Indian Universities 

Exam Pattern of AIPET-PIMS  

For Entrance Examination, there would be two papers i.e. Paper-l and Paper-2 

Paper-1: Research Methodology of 100 marks of 2 hrs, with MCQ’s 

Paper 2: Specific Subject Test of 100 marks of 3 hrs 

i. Multiple-Choice Questions covering relevant subject in the faculty (MCQ’s) = (20 x 1 = 20 Marks) 

ii. Long Answer Question (LAQ’s) =  (3 x 20 = 60 Marks) 

iii. Short Answer Question (SAQ’s) = (2 x 10 = 20 Marks) 

Standard of Passing: Candidate has to appear for Paper-II &I. He/she has to pass separately in Paper I & II. The passing averages is 50% in Paper I&II separately (45% of passing for the aspirants belonging to SC/ST/DT/NT/SBC/OBC categories) 

Fees for PhD Entrance Exam 2017 

Application Form Fees: Rs.500/- 

PhD Entrance Test Fees: Rs.2000/- 

Payment of Entrance Fees: The student will have to pay the fees either in Cash, accepted at the cash counter of PMT Account or by DD in favour of "Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni" drawn on any one bank 

Ph.D. (Nursing) , Ph.D. (Medical Sciences) & Ph.D. (Dental Material)

The following table lists the number of the seats situated in each of the branches under the Ph.D. programme:



Seats available



Community Medicine/PSM










General Surgery


Obstetrics & Gynaecology






Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics


Oral Pathology & Microbiology







  • For research in inter-disciplinary areas, international aspirants shall be considered on the basis of their proven ability and aptitude of the researcher
  • Aspirant must possess master’s degree with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade point average (GPA). SC/ST/DT/NT/SBC/OBC category aspirants who are the natives of Maharashtra are offered 5% relaxation in the need aggregate


Application Procedure

M.Phil/Ph.D in Dental & M.Phil/Ph.D in Pharmacy

Aspirants can obtain the related application form personally from the university accounts office or can download it from the official university website “www.pravara.com”.

Aspirants can register themselves by submitting the duly filled-in applications along with the application fee of Rs. 500/- and entrance examination fee of Rs. 1000/- either by cash or via DD in favor of “Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences”.

Finished applications along with all the relevant documents must reach,  the following address:


Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University)

Loni – 413 736, Tal. Rahata,

Dist. Ahmednagar, (Maharashtra State)


  • Attested Xerox copy of Mark list of Master's Degree
  • Cash Receipt, if examination fees is paid by cash
  • Attested Xerox copy of the Medical Certificate allowed by the civil surgeon in case of persons with Disabilities (P. H.) aspirants (if applicable)
  • Attested Xerox copy of the Caste Certificate in case of Reserved Category aspirants (if applicable)

Selection Procedure

Ph.D. (Nursing) , Ph.D. (Medical Sciences) & Ph.D. (Dental Material)

Selection of the aspirant will be based on their performance in the entrance test and interview organized by the university.

*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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