The University admits a limited number of candidates directly to Ph.D. programme either on the basis of viva-voce or written examination and viva-voce both as may be decided by the University both in Monsoon and Winter Semesters in various areas of research in the (1) School of International Studies (2) School of Social Sciences (3) School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies (4) School of Computer & Systems Sciences (5) School of Physical Sciences (6) School of Environmental Sciences (7) School of Life Sciences (8) School of Arts and Aesthetics (9) School of Computational and Integrative Sciences (10) School of Biotechnology (11) Centre for the Study of Law & Governance (12) Centre for Molecular Medicine and (13) Centre for Sanskrit Studies. Candidates are required to check the availability of seats in each Centre/School before applying for admission in Winter Semester.
Eligibility: Candidates are requested to refer to the Prospectus 2012-13 (available on JNU website (www.jnu.ac.in) for details regarding eligibility requirements for direct admission to Ph.D. programme under the respective Schools/Special Centres.
Candidates enjoying employed status and selected for admission shall be
required to produce LEAVE SANCTION ORDER for a period of two years at the
time of admission/registration. However, there is a limited provision for
exemption of this requirement to candidates employed in research and teaching
Institutions located in NCR.
A candidate can apply either “Online” or “Offline”. Online Application: Candidates can apply Online on payment of prescribed fee if they have access to a computer, a pr inter and Internet by logging on to JNU website www.jnu.ac.in or www.jnuonline.in. The sites have been designed in a ‘user friendly’ way to help candidates for applying Online in a step-by-step fashion. Online application portal will remain open from 10:00 AM (IST) on 6th February, 2012 till 5:00 PM (IST) on 21st March, 2012. Offline Application: Set of Application Form and Prospectus can be obtained through Post by sending crossed Bank Draft for Rs.300/- (Rs. Three Hundred only) drawn in favour of JAWAHARLAL NEHRU UNIVERSITY payble at NEW DELHI alongwith a self addressed (unstamped) envelope of the minimum size of 30 cms x 25 cms. clearly indicating the programme of study for which the Application Form is required on the self-addressed envelope to the
Room No.28, Administrative Block,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, 
New Delhi 110067.
throughout the year. Money Orders and Cheques
 APPLICATION FORM AND PROSPECTUS THROUGH COURIER. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO CASH COUNTER FOR SALE OF SET OF APPLICATION FORM AND PROSPECTUS. Last date for submission of offline Application Form is 21st March, 2012. Last date for submission of confirmation page of online Application Form alongwith all documents 28th March, 2012.
Application Forms and Prospectus will also be available by post during the following periods:
(i) From 6th February to 5th March, 2012 for admission in Monsoon Semester
(ii) From 1st September to 8th October, 2012 for admission in Winter Semester
Application Forms received upto 21st March, 2012 will be considered for admission in Monsoon Semester beginning July, 2012. However, admission in Winter Semester beginning January, 2013 will be need based and subject to availability of seats in each areas of research. Interested candidates are therefore required to enquire about the availablity of seats in the discipline for which they intend to apply for direct admission to Ph.D. programme before submitting Application Forms for admission in Winter Semester. The last date for submitting the Application Forms in Winter Semester beginning January 2013 will be 15th October 2012.
For more info visit : http://www.jnu.ac.in

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