Important points to be noted before applying for SPPU-PDF


  • Ensure that you have Ph.D. degree certificate.
  • Ensure that you have Maharashtra state domicile certificate
  • Ensure that you are below the age limit as mentioned below
      Open category: 32 years
      Age relaxation of 5 years for all reserved category-, women- as well as differently abled (PH) candidates will be given.
  • Ensure that you have identified the workplace from the University Departments / Schools of SPPU or an approved research center at an affiliated college of SPPU (which have received at least 'A' Grade from NAAC).
  • Ensure that you have at least two research publications in standard peer reviewed journals.
  • Ensure that you have identified a Mentor who has successfully guided at least 3 Ph. D. students.
  • Ensure that your Ph.D. Guide is not your proposed Mentor for SPPU-PDF.
  • Please note that SPPU-PDF is a full time research program. No other job/work on part-time basis with/without salary/honorarium can be accepted during the tenure of the Fellowship.