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Old March 31st, 2012, 11:37 AM
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Pune University PhD Entrance Exam

Tentative Dates :
Availability of online application forms: In the month of November, 2012
Last date for submitting the application forms: First week of December, 2012
Exam date : In the third week of December , 2012


The candidate should have passed masters degree in relevant stream with at least 55% marks from recognized university.

Exam Fee :
Rs/-1000 for general
Rs/- 750 for reserved
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Old September 28th, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Dear Sumit, As per the revised regulations of UGC a notification circulated by Pune University stating the eligibility for Ph.D at least 50% at Masters level. I need to ask whether this holds true regarding MBA as I am planning for the same. Would highly appreciate appropriate information in this regard.My mail ID is nad_khan2k@rediffmail.com
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 05:22 PM
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Department of Communication Studies in University of Pune was established in July 1990. Department offers Ph.D in communication studies and M.Sc in Communication studies under science faculty.

Department offers doctoral Programme in communication studies. Admission to this Programme is centralized.

The entrance examination is generally conducted in the month of June, date of which is announced in the local as well as national newspapers and on the website around April /May.

The entrance exam consists of three-stages:
Written test
Group Discussion
Personal Interview

Important Tentative Dates:

Date of Online Application Form: 20th November, 2013
Last date of Online Application Form: 20th December, 2013
Last date of submission of Application form: 6th January 2014
Issue of Hall Ticket: 8th January 2014
Online Examination Date: 16th January 2014

Syllabus for Ph.D. Entrance Exam

Section I : English

The focus is on the receptive and productive uses of English.

1. Reading Comprehension

2. Grammar – Tenses, Prepositions, Conjunctions, Passive Voice, Articles, Pronouns, Subject – Verb Agreement, Word order and Direct- Indirect Speech.

3. Vocabulary – Choice of Appropriate Words, Synonyms, Antonyms and Lexical Sets.

4. Spelling

Section II: General Knowledge

The syllabus consists of the following components. The focus is on contemporary relevance of the areas mentioned below

1. World History: Salient events from world history those have bearing on the contemporary world. These would include events such as reformations, renaissance, Soviet revolution, Chinese revolution, American Civil War, colonialism and anti colonial movements.

2. World Geography: Basic information about the physical, environmental and political aspects of the world today.

3. World politics: Significant political events, institutions and trends in the contemporary world.

4. International Relations: Current international events, organizations and trends.

5. Economic Issues: Significant developments in global economies that affect the contemporary world.

6. Socio- Cultural issues

7. Science and technology in everyday life: (a) recent developments in environmental sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, material sciences, chemical sciences and biological science; (b) ethical issues in science and technology. High-Speed and reliable internet connection

8. Communication: Means and Techniques.

9. Reasoning; basic concepts in and approaches to research.

The question paper would carry 100 multiple choice questions that cover all the areas mentioned above. By and large equal weight age would be given to each area.

Approximately 25% of the questions from each of the above areas would focus on Contemporary India.

The Head,
Department of Communication Studies,
University of Pune
Pune – 411 007
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