Exam info

"Mumbai University has always been a second home for PhD aspirants wishing to seek the highest degree of specialization. MU offers PhD in the concerned subjects of research of the faculty of arts, commerce, science, law and technology. No other university in India offers such choice in terms of specialization. Admission to these programmes is done through Mumbai University PhD PET. This objective entrance exam tests candidates in relevant subjects of separate faculties. Candidates with a master's degree in relevant discipline with a minimum aggregate of 55 percent marks are eligible to apply. Applicants with national level teacher fellowship are exempted from appearing for this exam."


Eligibility Criteria

"Master degree in relevant discipline from a recognized university with minimum 55 percent marks in total. (50 percent marks in case of reserved category candidates)."

Candidates fulfilling one of the following criteria shall be exempted from Ph.D. entrance test (PET).

  1. Qualified in GATE / SET / NET / (JRF) Examination / teacher fellowship holder of the apex bodies as CSIR / UGC / ICAR / ICMR / DBT only
  2. Completed an M. Phil. Degree from University of Mumbai as per the UGC guidelines from time to time.
  3. Completed an M. Phil. Degree from any other recognized Universities in India as per the UGC guidelines from time to time. The exempted candidates from Ph.D. entrance test shall submit their application within fifteen (15) days from the date of notification directly to the concerned Research Centre with all relevant supporting documents.

Examination Date

Exam DatesConfirmed

  • Registration Start17thApr 2017
  • Admit Card Date3rdMay 2017
  • Examination dates6thMay 2017


  • Third week of April
  • First week of May
  • First week of May

Application Fee

"Rs. 1000/- for General candidates Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/DT/NT/OBC/SBC category candidates"


The syllabus will be directed as per the syllabus of previous entrance examination which will be uploaded on the university website

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