|Eligibility||Master’ degree with 60% marks or equivalent CGPA out of 10 in an Engineering & Technology discipline and 55% in the case of sciences, social sciences, Commerce and management, and Humanities, from any recognized Indian or foreign University / Institution. 5 % relaxation is permitted for SC, ST,OBC (non-creamy layer)
Candidates seeking admission can apply in the subject areas of his/her master degree or allied areas(as per UGC guidelines).
|Admission and Pre-registration||Admission is based on PhD admission test or having Qualified UGC (NET)/ UGC – CSIR (JRF) examination/ SLET/GATE/ INSPIRE/ GPAT/ ICAR-SRF (PGS). Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship awardees/ Maulana Azad National Fellowship /JEST /Teacher fellowship holders/ Foreign candidates sponsored by ICCR/ candidates who are awarded fellowships directly by a Govt Department/funding agencies for the purpose of pursuing PhD/ admitted in R & D projects sponsored by funding agencies of Govt of India will be exempted from PhD eligibility test.
A Candidate who is eligible for admission as a research students for the degree of PhD will be Pre -registered under the supervision of a supervisor duly recommended by the DRC and approved by the Vice- Chancellor.
|Course Work||Course work is mandatory after admission to PhD programme as per UGC guidelines [12 credits, 20 credits in the case of interdisciplinary research area]. A PhD candidate will be required to obtain at least ‘B’ grade in each course, however, overall a candidate will have to obtain a CGPA of 6.5 or above, in order to be eligible to submit the thesis.|
|Submission of Original Documents||Candidate will have to submit original certificates to the concerned deptt. /branch immediately from the date of Admission (i.e. Date of deposit of Fee), failing which his/her admission to Ph.D. may be cancelled. Further, those candidate, who have completed last examination from other university will also have to submit original Migration Certificate within one month from the date of Admission otherwise he/she will have to pay penalty /fine as prescribed by the university time to time.|
|Synopsis and Registration||After reasonable progress has been made a Synopsis (10 copies) to be submitted by the candidate to the concerned Department [after one year and within two years from the date of pre-registration]. The candidate has to appear before the Research Degree Committee. The RDC will consider the synopsis for approval. The committee may also suggest changes in synopsis and reconsider the modified version. The RDC’s recommendations are sent to the RDB.|
|M.Tech –PhD and MCA-PhD Integrated Programmes||B,Tech (60% are equivalent CGPA)+ and BCA (55% or equivalent CGPA)+ qualified candidates from a UGC recognized university/Institution are eligible for admission, respectively to integrated M-Tech –PhD and MCA –PhD programs. They will be required to complete 24 credit , including a course on research methodology, in first year (12 credit in each semester), besides, research work. Candidates with valid NET/GATE will be given preference. A candidate will be entitled to an exit after two years or after qualifying an aptitude test he/she can directly submit a Synopsis and register for PhD. They will be eligible to submit a PhD thesis two years after registration.
* 5 % relaxation in case of SC/ST/ OBC candidates
|RDB||RDB in its meeting shall approve the recommendations of RDC and finalize the registration as well as approved title, the registration letter shall be issue to the concerned candidate with the approved title. However, the date of registration shall be same as that of pre- registration letter.|
|Duration of Course||i. Normal time limit of thesis submission is 4 years.
ii. Eligible for submission of thesis after the expiry of three years including course work from the date of pre-l registration.
iii. Three extensions can be taken by male candidate, after expiry of the normal time limit. Maximum time limit of six years (including extensions) from date of pre-registration.
iv. Maximum four extensions can be taken by the female candidate and person with disability (More than 40% disability) beyond the normal time limit. (Total time limit seven years including extensions from date of pre-l registration).
|Progress Report||The six monthly progress reports is to be submitted by the Research Scholar duly signed by the supervisor and forward by the Head of the Department for consideration of the DRC.|
|Departmental Seminar||The research candidate will deliver two departmental seminar to apprise the teachers and research scholars of the Department of the progress of the research done by him/her.|
|Open Seminar||Before submission of summary, the candidate will have to give an open seminar in the department under the chairmanship of the Head of the Department concerned in the presence of faculty members and other research scholars of the department.|
|Summary||Candidate will submit 10 copies of summary (about 1000 words) and soft copy to the Examination Branch within three months from the date of Open Seminar provided that the actual date of submission of the thesis is not over.|
|Thesis||Candidate will have to submit the thesis within three months from the date of submission of summary provided that the time of registration is not over.|
Submission of thesis
|Ph.D Scholars must publish two papers, at least one research paper in SCI/Scopus indexed journal and one paper may be in a UGC approved journal, and make two paper presentations in conferences /seminars before the submission of summary of the thesis for adjudication, and produce evidence for the same in the form of presentation certificates and/or reprints. In science. Life Science and Engineering & Technology, the publication of the research paper must be in a journal with Impact factor 1.0 or above.|