Ph.D. Program

  • Engineering (CE, CSE, ECE, EEE, ME)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
  • Management
  • Commerce
  • Law
  • English
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) Psychology
  • Education
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education

Campus Based Ph.D. Programs

The Ph.D. program is campus-based and designed on the basis of latest UGC guidelines. The main objective of the program is to develop bright young academicians with research skills to conduct research in contemporary issues in the related discipline.

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Ph.D program shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.

Course Work

Student has to go through 1 year (2 semesters) course work program. The course work paves the way to develop Doctoral Thesis Work.

Ph.D. Qualifying Examination

After the coursework, the students will have to qualify an examination based on course work syllabus. In case the student fails, he/she will be given an opportunity to appear for the qualifying examination for second time. If the candidate does not qualify even in the second attempt, his/ her enrollment shall be cancelled.


A candidate seeking admission to Ph.D. Program must satisfy the following relevant academic criteria:

  • A two–year postgraduate degree or equivalent from a recognized Institution, with 55% marks or equivalent CGPA in concerned subject.
  • A regular, full time M.Phil degree from any recognized University.
  • A professional qualification like CFA/CA/ICWA/ CS with 55% and above marks for management candidates.
  • B.Tech/ BE with 75% Marks or equivalent CGPA.

Note: A relaxation of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC

Relaxation from Ph.D. Entrance Examination Program-Icon

  1. Those who have completed their M.Phil. in the relevant discipline shall be exempted from qualifying the Research Aptitude Test (RAPT) Examination.
  2. The candidates who have qualified UGC / CSIR /JRF/ NET/ GATE/ GPAT or any other similar examination as the case may be shall be exempted from sitting in Research Aptitude Test (RAPT).

Admission Modalities

Admission to Ph.D. program shall be made through Research Aptitude Test, the syllabus of which shall be the same as is prescribed for National Eligibility Test (NET) by the University Grants Commission/ Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) / Indian Council of Agriculture and Research (ICAR).

For Courses, where NET examination is not conducted, the syllabus of entrance test has been prescribed by the Department concerned, and will be made available on the University website i.e., Admission process would consist of:

  • Screening of application forms according to prescribed eligibility conditions.
  • )Research Aptitude Test as per University Grants Commission guidelines.
  • Interview for those who qualifies Research Aptitude Test.

However, candidates who fulfill their qualification mentioned under exemption need not appear for the Research Aptitude Test and shall be directly eligible to appear for the interview.

Engineering (CE, CSE, ECE, EEE, ME) Science (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
Management Commerce
Law English
Psychology Education
Physical Education Special Education

Research Aptitude Test (RAPT)
Application Fee (Non-refundable): Rs. 1,000.


  1. The students admitted in the Full-Time Ph.D Program may be given fellowship of Rs. 20,000 per month for the 1st Year; Rs. 25,000 per month for the 2nd & 3rd year; Rs. 30,000 per month for the 4th year.
  2. Fellowship will be paid for a maximum period of 48 months (4 years) from the date of commencement of the Program.

Grant in Contingency: A professional development grant of Rs. 10,000 per annum is also paid to the students for four years. The contingency grant will be released based on the receipts of the registration for attending conferences, workshops, seminars, for purchase of books and study materials to complement the research work.

Process of Application and Admission

  1. The University has adopted online procedure for admission.
  2. Candidates must read the instructions carefully before filling up the form. They are advised in their own interest to submit their application forms complete in all respect. Incomplete application forms are liable to be rejected.
  3. Original Certificates of academic qualifications and other certificates should be produced for verification at the time of admission. The original certificates will be returned after verification.

Fee Structure

Fee comprises of Admission Fee, Program Fee, Caution Deposit (Refundable) and Hostel fee as per the details mentioned below:

Particulars Fee (Rs.)
Domicile Non-domicile
Application Fee 1,000
Admission Fee 20,000
Semester Fee (Each) 40,000 45,000
Caution Deposit 10,000

Examination Centers
Center of Examination (RTA) Agartala | Guwahati | Kolkata

The Research Cordination Unit, ICFAI University Tripura Campus:
University Campus, Agartala-Simna Road,
P.O. Kamalghat, Mohanpur, Agartala-799 210,
Tripura (West),
Ph: 0381-2865752/62, Toll-free: 1800 345 3673
Fax: 0381-2865754; 91-6909879797;

Note Enrollment in Ph.D. Program doesn’t guarantee award of the Ph.D. degree within the stipulated time period. The University has the discretion of awarding of the Ph.D. degree as per latest UGC Regulations and the University norms.

Admission Calendar

Ph.D Program
Particulars Dates
Last Date for submission of completed application forms 30 th June, 2022
Admit Card Issue 1 st - 2 nd July, 2022
Date of Research Aptitude Test 5th July, 2022
Personal Interview of the Candidates 11th - 15th July, 2022
Declaration of Results 20th July, 2022
Last date of Admission 29th July, 2022
Registration 1 st August to 6th August 2022
Commencement of regular classes 8thAugust, 2022