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Ph.D Programme

Offered by:

1. School of Vedic Knowledge Systems
2. School of Linguistics & Literary Studies
3. School of Ethics, Governance, Culture & Social Systems
4. School of Philosophy, Psychology & Scientific Heritage
5. School of Contemporary Knowledge Systems



Minimum 3 years(including course work) to six years.

Eligibility :

Please see the Eligibility Criteria

For More Information and to apply:


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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 its 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). 

Categories of Ph.D.


Full-time Research Scholars are those who will normally be full-time campus residents for their research in the University campus 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

1. Date of applying to be extended till May 3, 2020.
2. CVV-PAT to be conducted on May 10, 2020.
3. All interviews to be conducted online.
4. Students will join the programme from January 2021.

Two-stage Admission Process

Stage One: An online admission test (CVV-PAT) will be conducted in April 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 have passed M.Phil. (subject to the Dean’s approval) 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 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 2020.

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