Jamia Millia Islamia (lit. ’National Muslim University’) is a central university located in New Delhi, India. Originally established at Aligarh, United Provinces (present-day Uttar Pradesh, India) during the British Raj in 1920, it moved to its current location in Okhla in 1935. It was given the deemed status by University Grants Commission in 1962. On 26 December 1988, it became a central university.

Najma Heptulla was appointed as the 11th Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia on 26 May 2017and Najma Akhtar was appointed as the 15th Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia in April 2019.

In 2020, Jamia Millia Islamia was ranked 1st among all central universities in the country in rankings released by Ministry of Education of India.

In December 2021, the university received an ‘A++’ ranking by National Assessment and Accreditation Council


Jamia Millia Islamia offers various research courses under the Ph.D. program. The basic eligibility for the same is a Master’s degree in the relevant field with 50% aggregate marks. The admission is based on the Entrance test conducted by Jamia Millia Islamia for each course. The admission process also includes an interview round after which the candidates are shortlisted for admission. About 50% of the total seats are reserved for Muslim categories. Another 5% is booked for internal students.

Candidates may log in to their account submitting their email id and password on the university’s official website and brief themselves regarding the latest updates such as examination schedule, result, etc. Students may also directly log in from Jamia Millia Islamia Login.

JMI Admission Dates

Last Date to Apply for PhDApril 30, 2022


Master’s Degree with at least 55% marks aggregate or an equivalent grade in the concerned subject or allied subject.

Admission Process

  1. Selection is based on the score in Entrance Test conducted by JMI.
  2. Entrance Exam qualified students are required to submit the synopsis the proposed research to the concerned Department/ Faculty/ Center.
  3. The synopsis must include the following
    • Topic of research
    • Objective
    • The current state of literature  (Related proposed topic).
    • Proposed research work
    • Methodology
    • References
    • Any other information if the researcher wants to present regarding the concerned topic.
  4. After the submission of the synopsis, the applicant will be called for an interview by the concerned department.
  5. The allotment of seats will be according to JMI’s Admission Procedure.
  6. A list of selected and waitlisted candidates will be available on JMI’s notice board as well as on their website.
  7. The selected candidates will be given a date to appear for the admission formalities along with the required documents. 

Documents Required at the time of Admission 

  • Proof of passing the qualifying exam along with marksheets.
  • A Broad Research Proposal duly signed by the candidate on every page and having the signature of Supervisor/ Co-supervisor on first and last page (for Ph.D.)
  • A Consent Letter from the Co-Supervisor(s) specifying his/her field of specialization with full correspondence address (for Ph.D.)
  • 10+2 or equivalent exam’s mark sheet.
  • Age proof (High School/Senior Secondary School’s marksheet)
  • Proof of entitlement to any reserved category (if applicable)
  • Character Certificate from the last attended institute
  • Certificate from M.B.B.S. doctor/Govt. Hospital certifying blood group
  • In case of gap period, certificate from class –1 gazetted officer to certify no indulgence in criminal behavior
  • Proof of address along with name and location of the nearest police station
  • Certificate of No Objection by current employer (for evening/part-time/Sponsored courses)


All candidates who seek admission to any of the JMI’s offered courses have to appear for an Entrance Test that is conducted by JMI. The entrance test is followed by an interview. The decided syllabus along with the admit cards of the registered students are made available on the University’s website.

The admission test for Ph.D. courses will be done for shortlisting candidates for consideration by the Board of Studies/ Committee of Studies. Qualifying in the entrance test would not give any right to admission to the candidate. The test will have two parts. The first part will be of one hour and will contain 50 MCQs. The second part will be two hours long and have 50 MCQs and 50 subjective questions.

The following candidates will be exempted from the entrance test and can directly apply for the interview:

  • Candidates who have qualified UGC/ CSIR NET/ JRF examination or any other equivalent examination from a recognized University.
  • The teacher fellowship holders of the recognized college/university/ institution only if a certificate of No Objection is submitted by their employer.
  • ICCR sponsored candidates

The interviews will only be conducted on JMI campus, Delhi.

How To Apply?

  1. Visit the official website of Jamia Millia Islamia.
  2. Upload a scanned copy of their colored passport-sized photo and signature.
  3. Pay the registration fee either by Net Banking/Debit/Credit card/ cash at any Indian Bank branch by downloading the challan from the admission portal.
  4. The registration fee is INR 1500.
  5. The candidates are not required to upload any certificate etc.
  6. The following details are mandatory to be ready with the candidate before filling the form:
  • E-mail ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Scanned Photo
  • Scanned Signature
  • Credit/Debit Card (in case of online payment)

Note: When paying through debit/credit card,do not press back/refresh or close the window during the payment as it can cancel the payment.


Seats are reserved as per the Government rules, table below shows the exact percentage of seats reserved for different categories:

Muslim Applicants – 30%
CategoryReserved Seats
Muslim Women Applicants10%
Muslim OBC/ST Applicants10%
Applicants with Disabilities5%
Internal (Jamia School) Students5%
Kashmiri Migrants1 seat
Candidates from J&K1 seat
Foreign Candidates (General)10%
ICCR Sponsored Candidates5%
NRI Students5%
Foreign Passport Holding Students10%

IMPORTANT LINKhttps://www.jmi.ac.in/