Scholarships/ Fee Benefits for Ph.D.

On the basis of Performance in LPUNEST (Ph.D.)

The categories of scholarship are based upon performance in LPUNEST (Ph.D.). The cut-off for each category will be announced along with the result of respective schedule. The scholarship details are as per the following table:

Performance in LPUNEST (Ph.D.) Scholarship Percentage Applicable
LPUNEST score more than or equal to Category I cut-off
(for 50% Scholarship)
50% of Programme Fee
LPUNEST score more than or equal to Category II cut-off
(for 40% Scholarship)
40% of Programme Fee
LPUNEST score more than or equal to Category III cut-off
(for 30% Scholarship)
30% of Programme Fee

Applicant seeking test (LPUNEST (Ph.D.)) exemption on basis of, UGC (NET/ JRF)/ CSIR (NET/ JRF)/ ICAR (JRF/ SRF) examination/ SLET (Punjab only)/ GATE/ GPAT/ ICAR (NET), Teacher Fellowship holder or passed M.Phil. Programme (in Regular mode only) may appear for test LPUNEST (Ph.D.) in order to avail the scholarship as mentioned above.

The result of scholarship for Ph.D. applicants will be declared along with the Ph.D. Interview results.

Scholarship of up to 70% of the Programme fee is offered in Ph.D. programmes to candidates based on their affiliations and/ or research outcomes. For example candidates from Centrally Funded Research Labs/ Industry Professionals/ Teaching Fraternity etc. are considered for various Scholarships.

Scholarship for Research Associates working in Centrally Funded Research Labs and On the basis of Research Outcomes and for Gold Medalist (PG)

  For Research Associates working in Centrally Funded Research Labs On the basis of Research Outcomes and for Gold Medalist (PG)
For 70% Scholarship JRF/NET/SPM/GATE/GPAT qualified Research associates/ Scientists who are working in Defense Labs/ICAR/Medical Labs/COE’s/DRDO/CSIR/Space-Atomic Centers Patents (Granted= 05) 
Indexed Publications* (10)
with h-index >=5
For 60% Scholarship JRF qualified with validity period of two years. NA
For 50% Scholarship Research associates/ Scientists working in Defense Labs/ ICAR/Medical Labs/ COE’s/ DRDO/ CSIR/ Space-Atomic Centers
SPM qualified/
GATE percentile more than 95/ GPAT Rank 1 - 1000
Patents (Granted= 03)
Indexed Publications* (08)
with h-index >=3
For 40% Scholarship DST Inspire Fellow
JRF qualified/
GATE percentile of 90-95/
GPAT Rank 1001 – 2000
Indexed Publications* (05)
with h-index >=2
For 30% Scholarship NET (LS) qualified/
GATE percentile of 85 - 89.99/ GPAT Rank 2001 – 5000
Indexed Publications* (03)
PG-Gold Medalist

Scholarship for Industry professionals and Teaching Fraternity

  For Industry professionals For Teaching Fraternity
For 50% Scholarship If listed in
-Fortune India 500/Forbes 500/ET 500 Company/Gallup/Bloomberg Top 500
Corporate Trainers
(minimum 5 candidates from same organization should  take admission through their corporate office in one go)
For 40% Scholarship Public Sector Undertakings NA
For 30% Scholarship LPU Associates Corporate Trainers/ Academicians
(LPU Associate -Universities/ Schools/ Private Coachings) 
For 20% Scholarship Other Industry Professionals Academicians other than LPU Associates

For Students who conferred their Post graduation degree from LPU

  Mode of Study
For 40% Scholarship Full-time Scholars
For 30% Scholarship Part-time Scholars

Other Scholarship categories

For 30% Scholarship Assault Survivors#
For 20% Scholarship Women
  • #Acid attack survivor and Rape Victims only.
  • *Indexed only in Scopus or Web of Science excluding ESCI (Emerging Source Citation index)
  • For Full Time Scholars, 30% Scholarship is applicable and Additional Teaching Fellowship of Rs. 15600, subject to qualify the eligibility criterion.


  • Subject to Qualifying GPAT.
  • GATE score should be valid at the time of admission.
  • If candidate applies from above categories or elsewhere from LPU, only one scholarship whichever is higher will be applicable.
  • If candidate qualifies JRF/NET/SPM/GATE/GPAT within 1.5 years of registration in the Ph.D. Programme then he/she is eligible for scholarship in the immediate next term.
  • If any of the candidate joins Centrally Funded Research Labs or Industry or PSU as mentioned in above categories within 1 year of registration, scholarship will be applicable (in the immediate next term).
  • Continuation of the scholarship for Research Associates, Industry and Teaching Professionals is subjected to verification of documents after every term.
  • In case of any confusion, decision of Head, Centre for Research Degree Programmes will be considered final.

In addition to above mentioned scholarship categories, Scholarship is also available on the basis of: