JNU has a interdisciplinary approach for allmost all courses. Each centre is proud of having students from different backgrounds. Still, there are admission requirements and eligibility criterions for each courses and programmes. We have prepared the requirements list on the basis of Schools, Programmes and Cenre. This is sorted in alphabetic order.

JNU Admission Requirements School of Physical Sciences


Direct admission to Ph.D. programme

MPhil degree from a recognized University/ Research Institutions with minimum Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 6.00 in a 10-point scale/comparable standard where the grading is based on systems other than a 10-point scale. All candidates are required to forward a copy of their M.Phil. dissertation along with the Application Form


At least 2 years’ research experience in a reputed institution with research publication(s)comparable to the M.Phil. standard. In addition, they should have obtained a M.Sc. degree with FGPA of 6.00 in a 10-point scale/comparable standard or equivalent percentage.

Both should also satisfy the academic background criteria specified in (B)(ii)/Category I below

Pre-Ph.D./Ph.D. programme

1) Category I (through entrance examination and viva):

  1. a) For physical sciences

M.Sc. degree in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics, with at least 55% marks. Candidates having majored in Physics or Chemistry should have had Mathematics at least up to the B.Sc. level. Exceptions can be made in case of applicants with B.Tech (Electronics/Electrical) degrees provided they successfully qualify the entrance examination

  1. b) For Chemical Sciences

M.Sc. degree in Chemistry or Physics, with at least 55% marks. Candidates majoring in should have specialization in Analytical/ Organic/Inorganic/Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics/Polymer Chemistry at the Master’s level.

  1. c) Mathematical Sciences

M.Sc. degree in Mathematics, with at least 55% marks

2) NET JRF Candidates ( no written examination, only viva)

Candidates who satisfy the background criteria specified above for Category I candidates and have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship through CSIR/UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) or NBHM Ph.D. scholarship test are eligible to apply separately in the prescribed form under this category

M.Sc. (Physics)

Bachelor’s degree (with Physics as one of the subjects) under the 10+2+3 pattern of education with 55% marks in the aggregate (or in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics combined), or in Physics Honours.