Ph.D Programme

Course Overview

Shri Guru Ram Rai University established by Government of Uttarakhand vide Shri Guru Ram Rai University Act No.3 of 2017, is a premier University of North India. To develop a research culture and initiate research in eighteen fields the university enrolls interested applicants to its Ph.D programme, presently being offered in the following areas:

  • Agronomy
  • Botany
  • Biotechnology
  • Commerce
  • Education
  • Mass Communication
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Management
  • History
  • Geology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Statistics
  • Geography
  • Zoology

Ph.D admission guidelines:

  • Applicant who has passed Post Graduate Degree with 55% marks or with an equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) can apply for Admission.
  • Relaxation of 5 % in the required percentage of marks will be given to applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled categories.
  • For admission to Ph.D program in a related subject, an applicant has to appear for RET (Research Entrance Test) conducted by the University twice in a year (tentatively in May and October) followed by personal Interview.
  • Applicants who have qualified in NET/SET/GATE/GPAT examination of the apex bodies as CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR/DBT/AICTE or M.Phil Degree in a relevant subject obtained from any recognized university or senior citizen of age of 60 years and above with Master’s degree or Candidate such as Advocate/Doctor/Artist/Industry Professional/Employee of Government/Semi-Government Organizations with Post Graduate Degree (at least 55% marks) and 10 years of professional experience shall be exempted from RET.
  • RET would comprise of evaluating the applicant in two papers,
    • Paper-1: Research Methodology
    • Paper-2: Discipline in which the applicant intends to do Ph.D.
    Both papers will have 50-50 (100) multiple choices questions of one mark each.
  • The Entrance Test shall be of two hour duration (i.e. 120 minutes). Applicants have to qualify each paper separately with 50% marks. All selected applicants will have to appear for a personal Interview which would carry 50 marks. List of selected applicants would be displayed on university web site.
  • For more details, please visit
  • Ph.D ordinance 2017

  • List of Ph.D Registered Candidates List -2017

  • List of Approved Supervisors for Ph.D



Annexure-IA (Application form)
Annexure-IC (Provisional Ph.D Registration form)
Certificate by Supervisior
Clearance Certificate
Declaration by Research Scholar
Declaration By Supervisor or Co-Supervisor
Thesis Evaluation Report