Best private universities in India for PhD

There are four types of Universities in India: State Government Universities, Central universities, Deemed universities, and Private Universities. All these universities offer Ph.D. programs in various disciplines. Many candidates prefer doing a Ph.D. from a Private university. There are hundreds of Private Universities in India that are offering Ph.D. programs.

This blog post aims to provide a list of the top/ best Private Universities In India for pursuing a PhD. The universities are selected based on the NIRF ranking.

Many private universities listed below also offer stipends/fellowships while doing Ph.D. research.

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Top Private Universities In India for Pursuing PhD

Birla Institute of Technology & Science – Pilani

BITS Pilani offers Ph.D. programs to over 17,000 students across its Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Dubai campuses.

Full-time PhD students admitted into the PhD program are eligible to be considered for a fellowship of ₹28,000 or ₹31,000 per month as per intake qualification.

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Amity University

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh

Amity University awards Fellowships to brilliant young researchers and scientists. Fellowships are available in all disciplines and are not restricted in number.

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Chandigarh University

Chandigarh University offers Ph.D. programs in various disciplines twice a year.

Location: Mohali, Punjab, India

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Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology

Location: Bhadson Rd, Adarsh Nagar, Prem Nagar, Patiala, Punjab 147004

Eligibility: A post-graduate degree or equivalent (with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 55% marks in aggregate).

Candidates must have qualified NET/JRF (UGC/CSIR) or have a valid score in one of the four tests, namely CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE.*

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Lovely Professional University

Location: Jalandhar – Delhi, Grand Trunk Rd, Phagwara, Punjab 144001

LPU conducts an Entrance test for admission to Ph.D. Programs at LPU.

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Shiv Nadar University

Location: NH91, Tehsil Dadri, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201314

Stipend: The stipend amount is INR 40,000 for Year 1 and Year 2 and INR 45,000 for Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5

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Bharath Institute of Higher Education & Research

Location: 173, Agaram Main Rd., Selaiyur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600073

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Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Location: V.N. Purav Marg, Deonar, Mumbai-400088

Educational Qualifications: The minimum academic qualification for admission to the Ph.D. programs is a Master’s or equivalent degree in the relevant subject awarded by a recognized university in India or abroad, with at least an average of 55 percent of aggregate marks.

Submission of a research proposal is a compulsory requirement for admission to the Ph.D. Program.

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Thiagarajar School of Management

Location:  Pamban Swamy Nagar, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu 625005, India.

TSM offers a doctoral degree in Management who seeks a career in academia, consulting and research.

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Jain University

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka 560069, India.

Candidates admitted into the Ph.D. program are required to complete pre-Ph.D. coursework comprising two terms over a total duration of one year.

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Galgotias University

Location: Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh 203201, India

Applications for admission to the Ph.D. program shall be invited through an open advertisement, for pre-determined intake for each program in the prescribed form as laid down by the University, twice a year in December and May.

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Chitkara University

Location: Rajpura, Punjab 140401, India

Eligibility: Post Graduate degree in relevant discipline with min CGPA of 5.5 on a scale of 10 or equivalent.

Preferred: GATE / UGC NET Qualified Candidates

Stipend: Rs. 30,000 per month for 3 years or completion of Ph.D. program whichever is earlier

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Christ University

Location: Hosur Main Road, Bhavani Nagar, S.G. Palya, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029

CHRIST grants a fellowship of Rs 8000/- per month as Ph.D. fellowship to all full-time Ph.D. Scholars.

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Graphic Era University

Location: Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Applications for admission to Ph.D programmes in various departments of our university will be invited in the month of May/December of the current year.

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Nirma University

Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research offers doctoral programmes in the fields of Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy, Science, Management, Law and Architecture.

Location: Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Hwy, Gota, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382481

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S.R.M. Institute of Science and Technology

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

All full time PhD scholars who are selected for provisional registration during the admission year 2021 onwards will be paid Rs. 25,000/- per month for a maximum period of 3 years. Candidates who have qualified in UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/GATE/GPAT will be paid Rs. 31,000/- per month for a maximum period of 3 years.

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SR University

Minimum Qualification: Master’s degree (ME / M.Tech) with a minimum of 55% marks or 6.25 CGPA in the appropriate discipline.

Financial Support (INR 25,000/- ) will be provided to full-time Ph.D. scholars in the form of Ph.D. Assistantship

Location: Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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PES University

Minimum Qualification: A post-graduate degree in a related field of study from a UGC-recognized university, with a minimum of 60% aggregate marks (or equivalent grade point average)

Location: Bangalore-560085

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