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JNU New Delhi Admissions Notification 2012-13 for M,A, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D Courses

Jawaharlal Nehru University, most popular as JNU, New Delhi has announced admission notification 2012 for various Post Graduate, M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes. JNU ( is also offering UG Programmes (BA) in Languages. JNU is one of the internationally reputed educational and research institute in India. The university offer highly qualitative and rigorous programmes in the disciplines of Social Sciences, Arts, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and other sciences. The JNU offer admission to candidates in various programmes under four categories. The University also offer direct Ph.D for those qualified in CSIR - UGC NET for JRF examination or any other equivalent examinations. The JNU conducts entrance examinations and interviews admission to various programmes. Apart from offline applications, JNU is also inviting online applications through from this year. These details are mentioned below along with School wise courses, subjects, scheme of entrance exams, Previous question papers and application procedure:

Admissions under Category - A: JNU will conduct and entrance examination for these courses:

1. School of International Studies:

A) M.Phil / Ph.D: These Programmes are offered in the centers of Diplomacy and Disarmament, United States and Latin American Studies; International Politics, Political Geography; International Legal Studies; International Trade and Development; West Asian, North African and Sub- Saharan African Studies; International Organisation, South Asian, Central Asian, Southeast Asian and Southwest Pacific Studies; European Studies; Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies; Canadian, and Russian and Central Asian studies.

B) M.A : Politics (with specialization in International Relations)
C) M.A.: Economics (with specialization in World Economy)

2. School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies:

A) M.Phil. / Ph.D.: In the subjects - Urdu, Hindi, German, French, Persian, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Hindi Translation, English, Linguistics, Tamil, Japanese and Spanish.
B) M.Phil. in Portuguese
C) M.A: Chinese, German, Hindi, English, Arabic, Linguistics, Persian, Korean, Russian, French, Japanese, Spanish and Urdu.
D) B.A. (Hons.): Arabic, German, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, French, Russian, Persian, and Spanish

3. School of Social Sciences:

A) M.Phil./ Ph.D. Programmes offered in the centers of Economic Studies and Planning ; Social Systems (Sociology); Social Medicine and Community Health; Political Studies; Educational Studies (Psychology, Sociology, Economics and History of Education); Historical Studies; Regional Development (Geography, Economics and Population Studies); Philosophy and Studies in Science Policy.

B) M.Phil. / Ph.D. (Master of Public health)
C) M.A.: Political Science, Economics, History, Geography and Sociology

4. School of Life Sciences:

A) M.Phil / Ph.D.: Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Radiation and Cancer Biology, Genetic Engineering, Developmental Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Neurobiology, Bio-physics and Structural Biology.
B) M.Sc. in Life Sciences

5. School of Environmental Sciences: M.Sc., M.Phil and Ph.D in Environmental Sciences
6. School of Computer and Systems Sciences:

A). M.Phil./Ph.D. and M.Tech./ Ph.D.: Computers and related sciences
B) M.C.A.:

7. School of Physical Sciences:

A) Pre-Ph.D. / Ph.D. in Physical Sciences/ Pre-Ph.D./ Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences
B) M.Sc. in Physics

8. School of Arts and Aesthetics:
A) M.Phil./Ph.D.: Visual Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies and Cinema Studies.
B) M.A. : Arts and Aesthetics

9. School of Information Technology:
A) Pre-Ph.D/ Ph.D in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
B) M.Tech. in computational and systems biology

10. School of Biotechnology: A) Pre-Ph.D./ Ph.D. in all areas of biotechnology
11. Centre for Sanskrit Studies: A) M.Phil./Ph.D. in Sanskrit B) M.A. in Sanskrit
12. Centre for Molecular Medicine: A) Pre-Ph.D/ Ph.D
13. Centre for the Study of Law and Governance: M.Phil./Ph.D.

Category B : Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programme:

JNU admits some students directly to Ph.D. programme on the basis of their performance in interview. Candidates will be short listed based on the merit in qualifying examination. Applicants with qualificatoins from reputed institutions will be preferred. There will be no entrance exam for this category admissions.

Category-C: JNU offer direct admission to JRF holders into M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes in all subjects of the School of Sciences.

Category-D : JNU hold separate entrance exam for Part Time admissions

There is a good interaction among the aspiring students of JNU in last year's post on JNU admissions. Interested candidates can obtain application form through post / by hand from the office of JNU. Filled in forms should be sent to 'Deputy registrar (admissions), Room No. 28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067'. For more inquiries, contact; Website : . Previous question papers and model papers for JNU entrance examinations will be available in the campus library at JNU or also check in famous exams book shops.

Important Dates (Tentative)

1. Issue of application forms starts: February 2012
2. Last date for issue of application forms: March 2012 by post; and March last week 2012 (at cash counter of the University)
3. Last date for receipt of completed application forms: Last week of March 2012

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29 thoughts on “JNU New Delhi Admissions Notification 2012-13 for M,A, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D Courses

  1. Appratim

    I want the dates of admission to UG course for the year 2012-2013.... Can u please mention the dates......IT'S URGENT........

    1. admin

      Appratim, JNU has not released UG admission notification for the year 2012-13 till the date. We shall update the details as soon as it is announced by JNU.

  2. arniker hamsa

    sir i would like to study M.A. german when can get application forms. i would also like to have old question papers for writing the entrance exam.
    thank you

  3. shrikant sharma

    sir....i m qualified with m.a with saskrit with first division,i want to apply p.hd programmed inn sanskrit....plz tell,the seats r avilable for direct or by entrence test,,if test would be so plz give me information abot the entrance test....

  4. jitu kissan

    respected sir/madam
    my sister going to appear BA final examination this year 2012 in English. and she wants to continue her study in MA in JNU. will you please let me know when the entrance examination will be held, for this 2012-13 session and the eligibility to appear in the examination.
    thanking you
    jitu kissan

  5. Deepshikha Somvanshi

    hello Sir,
    I am qualified with ms.c biotechnology want to do phd in life science,so pls tell me about direct admission .

  6. daisy dutta

    Respected Sir/Madam,
    I have completed M.A. in Philosophy(hons.) with 1st class 1st position(CGPA-9.4) from Guahati University. Now I want to do M.phil/Phd from JNU. I come to know about the procedure of admission frm JNU website and abt the entrance exam. So I want to know about the syllabus or study materials or any sample papers(if available) for the written entrance test. Though i hv nt done m.phil so i thnk i hv to go through the written entrance test..

    hope i'll get a rply.
    with regards..
    Daisy Dutta,guwahati

    1. admin

      Hi Daisy Dutta,
      Syllabus for the Ph.D entrance exam will be in Post Graduation standard. Previous papers are available with Admissions office of JNU. You can get the details from the above post (link to previous papers is available). You need to send an application form along with fee in the prescribed format to get previous question papers.

    1. admin

      You can apply under regular admission mode and also through direct admission mode. You need apply in response to the advertisement / notification to be issued very soon.

  7. daisy dutta

    bt can i get direct admission into PHD course..??? i mean i have jst completed my M.A. bt i hv nt done M.Phil or hv nt cleared NET/ m i eligible for direct PHD entrance..??

    1. admin

      Direct admission is usually meant for the candidates who have qualified in UGC / CSIR JRF. Try to check with the concerned department as most of the times it will also depend on the discretion of the department concerned.

  8. Ravi Kumar

    I from Nepal,I have Finished my MA Sociology and waiting for Result. would please tell me is it possible to get appear in entrance exam, and please guide me how can i fill the form for South Asian Studies (M.Phil)

    Thank U .

    1. admin

      What is the course you are applying for? For PG Entrances, the syllabus will be from UG topics in the concerned subject. For Ph.D. programmes syllabus may consist of PG level topics in concerned subject / specialisation.

  9. Ghanshyam saran


    i am doing preparation for Phd (geography). but i have no idea for the syilebi and i need old question paper...if it is possible to arrange these then it will be appriciated.. hope you will understand my problem..
    Please send all of these on my mail id...
    Just awaiting for your soon and possitive reply!
    Thanks & Regards
    Ghanshyam Saran

  10. juhi

    i want to know the dates of admission to UG course for the year 2012-2013…. Can u please mention the dates……till when will the forms will be available??

  11. mona

    I am a foreign student from Iran. I finished my masters in clinical psychology from India (Pune university) now I am in Iran and I want to apply for PhD would u please guide me how should I apply and what’s the procedure and situation?

  12. babu

    sir, i have completed my MA. in Geography and post graduate diploma in remote sensing and gis. but i want to take admission in M.Phil in geography. u can tell me what is the procedure? when it will publish the M.Phil entrance form?

  13. Ruchi


    I want to know about the proceadure of direct PHD entrance test in winter semester .
    Would request you to please provide the detail of direct PHD.
    I am qualified the MCA.

    Ruchi Pandey


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