NIEPA PhD Admission 2024 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility


National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) announces Admission to  PhD Program 2024, Apply now


NIEPA PhD Admission 2024 – The National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Deemed to be University fully funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development invites applications from eligible candidates for admission to its PhD (Full-time and Part-time) Program for the academic year 2024-25.


About NIEPA PhD Admission 2024

  • The NIEPA offers PhD (Full-time and Part-time) programmes in all areas of Educational Policy, Planning and Administration from a broader inter-disciplinary social science perspective. The Doctoral research programme of the NIEPA covers all levels and sectors of education, and it is holistic and multi-disciplinary in its perspective, and is inclusive of comparative and international approaches to education. The NIEPA has an excellent teaching faculty, with expertise in various areas of education, policy, planning, management and with disciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences. The faculty has expertise in leading national and international research.


Important Dates

  • Starting date for Call for online application March 15, 2024
  • Last date for online application May 15, 2024
  • Written test June 08, 2024
  • Interview June 13-14, 2024
  • Declaration of final results June 20, 2024
  • Date of admissions July 3-4, 2024
  • Commencement of PhD Session/Course work July 15, 2024


Eligibility Criteria

PhD (Full-time) Program

  • A candidate seeking admission to PhD (full-time) program should meet the eligibility criteria as mentioned in Para (a) & (b) above.
  • (c) A Candidate shall have an M.Phil. Degree in an area closely related to Educational Planning and Administration and/or exceptionally brilliant academic record coupled with publications of high quality.
  • (d) M.Phil. Graduates will be eligible for admission to the PhD Program after due scrutiny by the Admission Committee, if they obtain a FGPA of 5 or above on the ten point scale.

Part-time Program

  • A candidate seeking admission to Part-time PhD program is required to meet the following criteria: (i) Should meet the eligibility criteria as mentioned in Para 3.1 (a & b) above; (ii) Currently, should be in full-time employment;(iii) Should be a senior level educational functionary with a minimum of five years’ work experience in teaching/research in educational policy, planning and administration.
  • Note: It will be compulsory to attend one-year full-time course work by all part-time and full time scholars.


Application Process

  • Candidates should apply online in the prescribed Google form for admission to the PhD program of the Institute.
  • A print of the filled in Google form should be sent along with the required documents ( according to the list given in the prospectus) and three copies of the brief write-up (in the prescribed format) on the proposed research topic of a contemporary issue within the broad framework of Educational Policy, Planning and Administration.
  • Application should reach the Registrar, NIEPA, 17-B, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi-110016 on or before 15th May, 2024.
  • For further details, please visit our website


Application Fee

  • For General : Rs. 400/-
  • For SC/ST and EWS candidates : Rs. 200/-
  • Mode of Payment : Through online payment


Selection Process

  • Initial short-listing of applications will be carried out on the basis of Eligibility criteria mentioned above. Short-listed candidates will be required to appear for a written test and those qualifying in the written test will be subjected to personal interview to assess their potential leading to a final list of selected candidates, in order of merit.
  • NIEPA will follow all mandatory provisions in the reservation policy of the Government of India. Admissions to PhD (Full Time) and Ph.D (Part-time) programs will be made purely on the basis of merit following the prescribed criteria of the Institute.
  • The Institute reserves the right to decide the number of seats to be filled in the year 2024-24, the criteria for screening of applications; and the selection procedure of candidates for admission to its Ph.D program. 



  • All candidates selected for the integrated M.Phil- Ph.D and Ph.D (Full-time) shall be offered NIEPA fellowship. NET qualified candidates, who have been awarded Junior Research Fellowship by the UGC and who fulfil the required qualifications, are encouraged to apply for UGC fellowship. However, part-time Ph.D. candidates are not given any fellowship.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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