All the applicants are requested to note down the instructions mentioned in the following note. The email address given in your application will be used for the correspondence. 

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The following process has been proposed for the admission of Ph.D. students (ALL categories) in CTARA, and it has been approved by the PGC of CTARA: 


  1. First shortlisting will be done on the basis of (i) qualifying degree, (ii) SOP, and (iii) the alignment of candidate’s career trajectory and interest with broader interest and academic orientation of CTARA. 

  2. Shortlisted applicants will be sent an email on April 24, 2021 indicating the timelines and the modalities for the admission process. 

  3. They will also be sent a question paper (take-home assignment) on April 24, 2021 at 10 AM which they will have to attempt within the stipulated timeframe (3 days) i.e. by 10 AM on April 27, 2021. 

  4. The applicants will be further shortlisted for the (online) interview based on their performance in the take home assignment and research proposal (submitted as part of the application). 

  5. The shortlisted candidates will be informed about the modalities of the online interview and available timeslots on May 04, 2021. 

  6. The online interviews will be conducted during May 10-11, 2021.