Ph.D - Doctoral Programmes
Eligibility for Ph.D Programme:
Any candidate who meets the following requirements is eligible to seek registration for a Ph.D programme :
Applications for Entrance Test shall be invited only once a year and the entrance test is conducted generally during September / October. The Registrar (Evaluation) shall invite application from the eligible candidates. The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper on the broad area of Ph.D of 100 marks with 3 hours duration. Syllabus of the paper shall be framed by the respective Boards of Studies based on UGC / CSIR National Eligibility Test (NET) pattern. The question paper shall contain 50 objective type questions of one mark each, and essay type / short answer questions for 50 marks. For candidates intending to do inter / multidisciplinary research, the Entrance Test shall be a common Entrance test in a general paper and the syllabus of the paper shall be framed by the Inter / Multidisciplinary Board of Studies. A candidate securing at least 55 marks out of 100 (50 marks out of 100 i.e 50% in case of SC/ST candidates) in the Entrance Test shall be declared as eligible to apply for admission to Ph.D.
It should be noted that successful completion of entrance test just implies the eligibility of a candidate for admission to Ph.D. degree in the University, but shall not guarantee an admission to Ph.D. degree program. The results of the Entrance Test shall be declared by the Registrar (Evaluation) who shall issue the eligibility certificate to successful candidates in the Entrance Test. The eligibility certificate shall be valid for one year from the date of the entrance test till the next entrance test is notified. The process of entrance test is applicable to all candidates who intend to pursue research leading to Ph.D. degree and it shall be conducted for all research centers coming under the University by the Department concerned.