Ph.D Program

Ph.D. programs in the following faculties

Engineering and Technology (Civil Engg, Mechanical Engg, Electronics & Communication Engg, Computer Science & Engg, Mathematics, Nanotechnology).

Medical (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Community Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, General Medicine-Diabetology).

Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacology & Pharmacognosy).

Natural Sciences (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Nanoscience, Materials Science, and Library & Information Science).



Post Graduate Degree in the respective subjects from a recognized University with a minimum of 55% Marks in M.Tech/ ME/ MD/ MS/ M.Pharm/ Pharm.D/ M.Ed/ M.Sc./M.Com in respective and related subjects.

Important Dates

Online application starts 01.09.2023
Last date for the receipt of filled-in application forms with a fee of Rs. 2,000/- 30.09.2023
Last date for the online submission of duly filled application form with a late fee of an additional ₹1000/- (i.e., 2000 + 1000 = 3000/-) 09.10.2023
Date of entrance examination 16-10-2023

Fees Payment Details

Beneficiary name and address Adichunchanagiri University
Bank Account Number 5345082896
Name of Bank Kotak Mahindra Bank
Branch name and address Javaranahalli
IFSC Code KKBK0008261
Account Type Saving Bank

Quick Links

Ph.D Online Application Form
ACU-PhD-Regulations - 2022
Time Table for ACU-Ph.D Interview 2023-24
Provisional Selected Candidates for ACU-Ph.D. Program 2023-24
Shortlisted Candidates for Interview Under ACU-Ph.D Program 2023-24
List of Candidates Exempted from Ph.D. Entrance Exam 2023-24
Calendar of Events 2023-24
Ph.D Entrance Examination - Syllabus
Approved Guides for Ph.D Program
Model Question Papers
Ph.D Admission Notice
Ph.D Fee Structure 2023-24

The Application Process


Check Eligibility

Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria for the Ph.D. program. This includes specific qualifications, and, in some cases, qualifying in national or state-level eligibility tests like GATE, GPAT, UGC-CSIR-NET-JRF, ICMR-JRF, DBT-JRF, DST-INSPIRE, or having an M.Phil degree.

Applicants working in National Laboratories or MNCs with over 5 years of research experience may also be exempted from the entrance exam.


Gather Relevant Documents

Prepare all necessary documents. This usually includes academic transcripts, proof of qualifications, identification documents, and any certificates relevant to the eligibility tests mentioned above (if applicable).


Fill Out the Online Application

Visit the ACU official website ( and locate the online application form for the Ph.D. program. Fill out the form with accurate and complete information.


Pay Application Fee

Submit the application fee online. Ensure to complete this step as applications without the fee payment will likely be considered incomplete.


Submit Application

After filling out the form and paying the fee, submit your application online before the stipulated deadline. Ensure all information is accurate and complete before submission.


Prepare for Entrance Exam (if applicable)

If you are not exempt from the ACU Entrance Test, start preparing for the exam. Check the university’s website for details about the exam format, syllabus, and dates.


Check for Additional Information

Visit the university website ( for details about the fellowship, fee structure, infrastructure facilities, and the list of research guides available.


Wait for Admission Confirmation

After submitting your application, wait for the university to process it. They will likely notify you about your admission status or about the entrance exam details if required.


Direct Admission (if applicable)

If you are eligible for direct admission (due to qualifying in the mentioned tests or having an M.Phil degree), follow the university’s guidelines for this pathway.


Keep Updated

Regularly check your email and the university’s website for any updates or further instructions regarding your application and admission process.

Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Academic Journey?

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Whether you have questions about the Ph.D. program, need more details about the application process, or seek specific information about our research facilities, our team is eager to assist. By providing us with a bit of information about yourself and your academic interests, we can tailor our response to suit your unique needs.

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    We are here to assist you with any queries related to the Ph.D. program. Whether it's about application procedures, eligibility criteria, or just general inquiries, our dedicated team is ready to help.

    Research Head

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    The Dean, Research, Adichunchanagiri University, B G Nagara – 571448, NH-75, Nagamangala Taluk, Mandya District, Karnataka, India.

    Contact Numbers

    +91 8088157568
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