योजना तथा वास्तुकला विद्यालय दिल्ली

School of Planning and Architecture Delhi

An “Institution of National Importance” Under an Act of Parliament (Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India)

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Applicants for admission to Ph.D. programmes shall possess the following qualifications.

Master's Degree in Urban Planning or Regional Planning or Environmental Planning or Housing or Transport Planning or Landscape Architecture or Urban Design or Architectural Conservation or Building Engineering and Management or Industrial Design conducted by the School, or equivalent from any other recognized university or institution with a minimum of 55 percent aggregate marks;


Bachelor's Degree in Planning or Architecture of the School or its equivalent from any other recognized university or institution with a minimum of 55 percent aggregate marks and five years experience in teaching, research or professional practice.

Relaxation in the aggregate marks specified above may be made in case of exceptionally qualified applicants.
Reservation of seats for SC/ST/PC/OBC Candidates
Reservations will be applicable as per rules of the Govt. of India.

Procedure for admission
The applicant shall state and submit the following with the application:

  • Proposed Department of Study
  • Broad area of research including nature, objectives and scope of the subject, and tentative title
  • Other particulars that the applicant may like to furnish regarding the choice of the subject and its importance for research
  • Name of the faculty advisor of her choice, if any

Head of the concerned Department of Studies shall process the application of candidates possessing the prescribed qualifications through the DRC. After scrutiny of applications candidates found eligible will be invited to appear for an interview. After interviewing the candidates, the DRC shall make its recommendations to the Dean of Studies covering the following aspects:

  • That research on the proposed subject can be profitably pursued
  • That research work can be appropriately undertaken in the concerned Department of Studies
  • That the candidate possesses requisite qualifications and competencies for the proposed research
  • That the name of the faculty advisor for the applicant, preferably from the concerned Department of Studies, or from another Department of Studies, or Centre or Unit in the School has been identified
  • That the name of the external advisor (s), in addition to the internal faculty advisor, has been identified, if deemed necessary
  • That specific course (s), other than the essential and optional courses prescribed for the doctoral programme, which the candidate shall pursue and satisfactorily complete within the first three semesters of registration are identified
The Dean of Studies shall receive the recommendations of the DRC and place the applications before the CDP for its final decision on the admission of candidates to the Ph.D. programmes. Names of the advisor (s) and the course to be pursued by the candidates shall be finalized. Candidates approved by the CDP will be registered for Ph.D. Programmes on payment of prescribed fees and deposits and completion of other formalities.