The aspiring candidate should have obtained a Master’s degree or equivalent in relevant subject from any recognized University in India or abroad securing not less than 55% marks or 5.5/10 CGPA in aggregate at the Master’s Degree. However, in the case of SC/ST candidates, the minimum marks required shall be 50% or 5/10 CGPA as per Govt. Guidelines. Those candidates who do not have the required minimum percentage (55% marks) in their Master’s Degree, should have completed an AIU recognized/AICTE approved postgraduate diploma in the subject/area/discipline in which he/she seeks to do a Ph. D and has secured at least 55% marks in such diploma.