The Ph.D. programme at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (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

chool Name

Thrust Areas

Vedic Knowledge Systems

Vyakarana, Itihasa, Sanskrit literature, Phonetics, Indian Health System (Ayurveda), Itihasa, Purana, Darshanas, Jyotisha

Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific Heritage

Psychosocial Aspects in Disability Experience;
Behaviour Therapy, Special Needs Education;
Psychopathology, Industrial and Organisational Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Nyaya and Viśiṣtādvaita Vedānta, Bharatīya Darśanas

Ethics Governance Culture and Social Systems

Sustainable Development Goals, Science and Society, Public Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Social inclusion, Sanskrit Literature, Indian Astronomy and Astrology, Itihasas and Puranas, Arthasastra

Education Pedagogy, Sociological Perspectives of Education, Educational Management, Education Psychology, Educational Psychology, Psychosocial Competence

Linguistics and Literary Studies

Alankarashastra, Vedic literature, Ramayana, Comparative literature, Psycholinguistics, Language learning, Sociolinguistics, language acquisition, Language pedagogy;
Elementary education, Classical Sanskrit literature, Aesthetics/Poetics, Manuscriptology & Textual criticism, Lexicography, History of Indian Mathematics, Saahitya shaastra, Sanskrit Literature, Manuscriptology, Vyākaraṇa Śāstra, Natural Language Processing and Sanskrit Computational Linguistics, Humour, Cultural Studies, Aesthetics, Children's Literature, Myth, Itihasa and Purana


Carnatic Classical Vocal, Raga-based study, Instrumental, Dance

Contemporary Knowledge Systems

Accounting and Corporate Social Responsibility, Mathematics, Banking and Finance, Food and Nutrition


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

  • Date of applying is extended to 30 May 2021.
  • CVV-PAT to be conducted on 05 June 2021.
  • All interviews to be conducted online.
  • Students will join the programme (Ph.D. workshop) from 17 August 2021.
Two-stage Admission Process
  • Stage One: An online admission test (CVV-PAT) conducted in June 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.
  • For overseas applicants, a time-bound online proctored entrance test shall be arranged subject to its feasibility in the host country. The interview shall be held online with the help of video call services like Skype, subject to its feasibility in the host country.
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

Refer Fee details section on the How to Apply page

For further details refer Ph.D. Regulations 2021 or email:

PhD Admission – Selected Candidates for the Year 2021