Ph.D Programme

Course Overview

Shri Guru Ram Rai University established by Government of Uttarakhand vide Shri Guru Ram Rai University Act No.3 of 2017, is a premier University of North India. To develop a research culture and initiate research in twenty two fields the university enrolls interested applicants to its Ph.D programme, presently being offered in the following areas:

  • Agronomy
  • Botany
  • Biotechnology
  • Commerce
  • Computer Applications &IT
  • Chemistry
  • Geography
  • Medical Anatomy
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Management (Finance)
  • Political Science
  • Zoology
  • Yogic Science
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences ( Pharmaceutics/ Pharmacy Practice/ Pharmacognosy/ Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance/ Pharmaceutical Chemistry)

Ph.D admission guidelines:

  • Applicant who has passed Post Graduate Degree with 55% marks or with an equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) can apply for Admission.
  • Relaxation of 5 % in the required percentage of marks will be given to applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled categories.
  • For admission to Ph.D program in a related subject, an applicant has to appear for RET (Research Entrance Test) conducted by the University twice in a year (tentatively in May and October) followed by personal Interview.
  • Applicants who have qualified in NET/SET/GATE/GPAT examination of the apex bodies as CSIR/UGC/ICAR/ICMR/DBT/AICTE or M.Phil Degree in a relevant subject obtained from any recognized university or senior citizen of age of 60 years and above with Master’s degree or Candidate such as Advocate/Doctor/Artist/Industry Professional/Employee of Government/Semi-Government Organizations with Post Graduate Degree (at least 55% marks) and 10 years of professional experience shall be exempted from RET.
  • RET would comprise of evaluating the applicant in two papers,
    • Paper-1: Research Methodology
    • Paper-2: Discipline in which the applicant intends to do Ph.D.
    Both papers will have 50-50 (100) multiple choices questions of one mark each.
  • The Entrance Test shall be of two hour duration (i.e. 120 minutes). Applicants have to qualify in aggregate with 50% marks. All selected applicants will have to appear for a personal Interview which would carry 50 marks. List of selected applicants would be displayed on university web site.
  • For more details, please visit or contact: Dean-Research,, 9805556005.
  • Ph.D Ordinance (2017)

  • List of Ph.D Registered Candidates Ph. D Programme, 2017 (Batch I, 2017-2020)

  • List of Ph.D Registered Candidates Ph. D Programme, 2018 (Batch II, 2018-2021)

  • List of Approved Supervisors for Ph.D

  • Ph.D Seats Availability



  Student downloads  
Ph.D Application Form
Syllabus for RET October 2019