The Ph.D. programme at Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth (CVV) encourages scholars to pursue interdisciplinary research that integrates Indic wisdom with contemporary knowledge systems. As a ‘de novo’ institution, the programme aims to create original and cutting-edge research that highlights the Indic wisdom traditions and their applications in the present context. Furthermore, CVV also encourages the scholar to pursue any other disciplinary or interdisciplinary research that investigates a national or human concern. The Ph.D. programme complies with the regulatory guidelines issued by UGC in 2016.

Eligibility Criteria

A Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 60% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever a grading system is followed).

Thrust Areas

PhD Admissions 2022

Discipline - Sanskrit


Number of Vacancies



Area of Research

Full-time Slots

Part-time Slots


Vedic Knowledge Systems

Vyakarana, Yoga, Kavya



Dr. Jay krishna Sharma

Linguistics and Literary Studies

Alankarasastra, Vedic Literature, Itihasas and Puranas, Manuscriptology, Sahityashastra, Sanskrit Literature,

Classical Sanskrit literature and literary criticism, Lexicography, Textual criticism, History of ancient Indian Mathematics



Dr. L. Sampath Kumar

Dr. M Sudarshan


Dr.Anil Narayanan N

Linguistics and Literary Studies

Vyakaranasastra, Sanskrit Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing(Sanskrit), Philosophy of Language



Dr. Pavankumar







Full-time Research Scholars are those who will normally be full-time residents of the University campus for their research or report to the campus daily.


The applicant in this category is sponsored by a recognised R&D organisation, academic institution, government organisation or industry for doing research in the University on a full-time basis. The University does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to such a candidate.

Quality Improvement Programme (Indian/International)

This category refers to a student selected under the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP) of the AICTE/UGC or any other Indian/international organisation. The student works full-time in the Ph.D. programme as per the rules and regulations of QIP.


An applicant in this category is a professionally employed and/or qualified person, who pursues the Ph.D. Programme while continuing the duties of his/her service. The candidate while applying in this category should upload a no-objection certificate duly signed by the employer.  The University does not provide any assistantship/fellowship to candidates in this category.

Admission Procedure

Admissions shall be as per applications made available from March of every year. For all categories, admission will be granted based on the Ph.D. admission test of CVV (CVV-PAT) followed by an interview, held normally once a year, during April, duly notified in advance.

Important Dates
  • Last date of applying is 31 May 2022.
  • CVV-PAT to be conducted on 07 August 2022.
  • Students will join the programme from September 2022 
Two-stage Admission Process
  • Stage One: An online admission test (CVV-PAT) conducted in August every year.
  • Stage Two: The list of eligible candidates for the interview will be notified on the CVV website after the conduct of the CVV-PAT.
Exemptions to the Two-stage Process
  • Students who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET /SLET/ GATE/ teacher fellowship holder or Ph.D. programmes from a recognised University (UGC approved) shall be exempted from appearing for CVV-PAT.
Admission Registration

A candidate shall be recommended by the Research and Publication Committee (RPC) for the provisional admission based on the following:

  • (a) Performance in the CVV-PAT, followed by the interview
  • (b) Availability of an approved research supervisor

After submission and verification of all eligibility documents and payment of the prescribed fee by the due date, the provisional admission will be officially conveyed to the candidate. The candidate would be required to submit a letter of consent signed by the Research Supervisor to the RPC. The admission will be confirmed thereafter.

Duration of Programme

The Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, inclusive of course work and a maximum of five (full-time)/six (part-time) years including permissible extensions. After the completion of six years, the admission will get cancelled unless otherwise decided by the RPC

Programme Fees

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