Program Overview

Advanced studies & research center at PU is constantly moving to the pinnacle of research. With state-of-the-art facilities and resources, the focus is on honoring the analytical and intuitive skills. The university provides PhD program in design & arts. PhD is mostly self-driven and self-taught degree with the supervisor gently aiding the process. The program and supervisor help mostly in creating an atmosphere and environment in which the scholar gets motivated to excel. Hence, while doing a PhD from Poornima University, the scholar becomes self-motivated and committed, and willing to work hard. In this time consuming and complex process our effective and positive supervisors significantly influence the quality of PhD. Our positive induction process brings out the perfect research work with following advantages, events & activities.


  • Minimum 3 Years Program

Key Highlights

  • Experts coming from other institutions like IIT, NIT, SPA, central universities and abroad for special lectures and evaluation
  • Quality research publications and outcomes critical evaluation processes
  • Unique learning opportunity
  • Regular workshops & trainings as per need concept of critical analysis of literature review exposure to research process & concept
  • Regular/part time PhD 
  • Rich pool of highly experienced supervisors
  • Regular conduction of international/national conferences, workshops, seminars, expert talks etc.
  • PhD course in accordance with UGC guidelines 2016
  • Course work designed by experts from IITs, NITs & Industries
  • Regularly used software turnitin, IEEE subscription
  • Individual attention, guidance and support
  • Opportunities for team research in focus areas inculcation of critical and innovative thinking

Course work

  • Each PhD student shall be required to undertake course work for a minimum period of one semester
  • The course work shall be treated as pre PhD preparation
  • A candidate must secure a minimum GPA of 5.5 in the PhD course work in order to become eligible for PhD registration


  • After successful completion of course work, the candidate shall submit a synopsis to Research Advisory Committee (RAC) 
  • After approval of synopsis by competent authorities, a registration letter shall be issued by the registrar

Submission of Thesis

  • After the registration, the PhD scholar shall undertake research work and produce a draft thesis as per norms
  • A scholar shall submit a progress report after the completion of each semester to the RAC
  • The thesis shall include a certificate from the Supervisor that incorporates the candidate’s bonafide research and has not been submitted for the award of any degree at another university

Plagiarism Verification

If a candidate is found to have indulged in plagiarism, the matter shall be placed before the Advanced Study Research Committee, and the candidature for the PhD degree may be cancelled.


Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever the grading system is followed). 45%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/ OBC(non-creamy layer) / differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time. Candidates having a UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder, or M.Phil. degree are exempt from a PhD. Entrance test. Admissions shall be confirmed only upon qualifying for a PhD. Entrance test and subsequent interview

Research & development facilities:

Research Lab (Software)

SPSS Tool for Statistical Analysis, MATLAB, Lab View, TCAD-SILVACO, NREL Open Source Tools, EDA-SILVACO, Smart Spice, Gateway, Utmost-IV, AutoCAD-Student Version

Research Lab (Hardware)

Vacuum Coating Unit, Eco sense-Solar PV Training and Research Kit, CNC Kit, Robotic Arms, Wireless Sensor Network, Microwave Simulators
100Kw Solar Power Plant and Water Treatment Plant

Metrological Lab

The Automatic Weather Station (AWS)

Centre for Research, Instrumentation, & Development (CRID)

To promote the research environment, Poornima University has established a Centre for Research, Instrumentation, & Development (CRID) and 3 Centre of Excellence (CoE). CRID is the high quality well equipped lab established in the premises of Poornima University. The purpose of the laboratory is to enhance the quality of research. The experimental research laboratory is further divided into two parts, Wing-I and Wing-II. The centre of excellence has overseen the research and development of the most progressive technologies. It is aimed to instigate, lead, and deliver high quality research and academic activities through the collaboration and support of industries as well as national and international agencies and institutions. Below mentioned are the 3 CoE’s:

  • Centre of excellence in solar energy
  • Centre of excellence in machine learning
  • Centre of excellence in water resource

Objectives of Centre of Excellence

  • To develop fully solar energy driven systems for energy generation and irrigation and to develop a long term strategy to move towards innovation in other application areas driven by solar energy, e.g. green lighting, green computing, etc.
  • To encourage green building practices and energy auditing to make rural and urban areas a green zone within the next 10-15 years
  • To train highly qualified and innovative personnel by specialized training and knowledge sharing to enhance their contribution to the development of research in the areas of solar energy
  • To identify current and emerging research in the related areas of machine learning
  • To integrate leading academic research with strategic applications
  • To generate knowledge by organizing special lectures, workshops, and seminars by people from industry, academics, and research verticals
  • To generate and disseminate knowledge for global competitive advantage and capacity building in training, research and consultancy services for improving water quantity & quality management for sustainable development

Annual Program Fee

Fee HeadIndian (INR)International (USD)
Development Fee18750/-
Tuition Fee56250/-
Annual Program Fee75000/-2500/-
  • INR 12500/- Administrative Fee for three years program duration
  • INR 5000/- Caution Money (One Time - Refundable)
  • INR 1500/- Alumni and Convocation fees will be adjusted from the Caution Money at the time of awarding the degree
  • Indian Fee will be applicable for students of Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri lanka

Fee Refund Policy (Only for Indian Students)

If application of withdrawal ReceivedDeduction to be made
Before 15 Days of Commencement of ClassesINR 5000
Between (Before or After) 15 days of Commencement of Classes10% of Annual Fees (Tuition + Development + Admin)
More than 15 days but less than 30 days after Commencement of Classes20% of Annual Fees (Tuition + Development + Admin)
After 30 days of the date of commencement of classesNo Refund

Key Notes:

  • Class Start Date: Tentatively scheduled for July or August 2024
  • Cancellation Deduction: A minimum deduction of INR 5000 will be applied
  • Refund Duration: The refund process will take up to 45 working days
  • Late Admissions: If admission occurs after class commencement, the same refund rules apply
  • Fee Consideration: Cancellation charges are applicable to the entire program fee and are not calculated based on the fee after deducting any scholarship amount
  • Payment Issues: In case of cheque bounce or payment decline (due to student reasons), a fee of INR 500 is incurred by the student
  • Caution Money: Refunded upon program completion

Schedule Ph.D. Admission
(Session 2024-25 Summer Intake)

ParticularsImportant Dates
Online Application Forms are available for the candidates on the payment of Rs.1500/- each formJuly 05, 2024
Last date of filling the application form and its online submissionJuly 25, 2024
Last date for submission of academic documents (X/XII/UG/PG)/ and/ or other relevant documents, if any, to be emailed at: [email protected]July 30, 2024
Ph.D. Entrance Test & Personal InterviewAugust 05, 2024 (Monday)
Result DeclarationAugust 07, 2024
Admission Confirmation, Fee Deposition & Original Documents verificationAugust 07-10, 2024
Commencement of Ph.D. Course-work classesAugust - 2024
Exam ModeOffline
Schedule of Entrance**The time of the Entrance exam will be informed through email at least one week before the examination

The date of the entrance exam & exam mode are subject to change under certain circumstances and will be notified through email

Scholarships & Eligibility (Only for Indian Students)

SP5 Scholarship (Scheme of pursuing phD for professional progression at Poornima)
Eligibility: All faculty and staff who have joined/ who will join Poornima Group on or before December 31, 2025

Key Notes:

  • The scheme is applicable only if faculty/ staff members take admission in Doctoral program of Poornima University
  • The continuation of scheme for an individual is subject to performance review after every 6 months by office of Dean (Research & Development),PU
  • In case any faculty/ staff member leaves the organization (in any circumstances) during the tenure of PhD, the scholarship given under this scheme will be discontinued from the date of reliving

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