admission of the candidates for Ph.D. Degree shall be on the basis of Merit of
entrance test (Ph.D. Entrance Test –PET) conducted by the University.
Thereafter, the counselling of the candidates shall be done by the respective
college at its level. It shall be mandatory for In-service candidates to apply
for full-time or part-time, Ph.D. programmes through proper channel along with
the No Objection certificate of their respective employer in the format at Annexure
VII or Annexure VIII, as the case may be.
Duration of the Ph.D. Course.-
(1) The date of the joining of
the candidate at any College or approved or Recognised Institution, after
successful counselling, shall be treated as a provisional date of registration.
However, the actual term of selected Ph.D. scholar shall be deemed to start
from the date of approval letter of the Synopsis of his Thesis.
The Ph.D. scholars shall only be allowed to submit the Thesis after
completion of three years from the date of approval of Synopsis by the
It shall be mandatory for all scholars to submit six monthly progress report
duly, signed by the respective Guide or Research Supervisor, Head of the
Department and Head of the Institution for submission, to the University, from
time to time, in the format at Annexure IX.
The maximum duration for submission of Thesis, for all Ph.D. Scholars, shall be
six years from the date of the approval letter of the University in respect of
Synopsis. However, the same may be further extended for a maximum period of two
years, being one year at a time, after submission of valid justification by the
Ph.D. Scholar and by paying prescribed fees as determined by the University,
from time to time. After the extended period, no further extension shall be
granted, and if the Ph.D. Scholar wishes to pursue the Ph.D. course thereafter,
then he shall have to register again as a fresh candidate, following the due
procedure, including the Ph.D. Entrance Test.: Provided
that, candidates with more than forty percent disability may be allowed further
relaxation of two years during Ph.D. Course, in the maximum:Provided
further that, women candidates may be granted Maternity Leave or the Child Care
Leave up to 240 days once in the entire duration of the Ph.D. Course, in
addition to the relaxation referred above.
(5) A Ph.D. Research Scholar admitted as a full-time candidate may be converted in
to a part-time candidate in special circumstances, after approval of the
University. A Part-time Ph.D. Research Scholar may be allowed pursue as a full
time Ph.D. candidate, provided all the conditions mentioned in the extant of Ph.D.
Directions are met satisfied.
Normally, a candidate shall be required to complete his research under the
direct supervision of his Guide or Research Supervisor at Recognized Centre.
However, a candidate who is a University approved full time Teacher or the
person in the Government Service, shall be permitted to complete the research
work at his college or place of his duty or appointment. In such condition, it
shall be mandatory for such Teacher Candidate or person in Government Service
to work at least 180 days in the full tenure of the Ph.D. course, under direct
supervision of his Guide or Research Supervisor at recognized centre or place
of Research, before submission of the final Thesis. The certificate from the
Guide or Research Supervisor regarding mandatory attendance of the Ph.D. Scholar,
along with signature of Head of concerned Institution shall be precondition for
submission of final thesis, through the College or Institution.
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Direction or in any other Rule or
Regulation, for the time being in force, the Institution, College or PhD center
shall not conduct Ph.D. Programme through distance education mode.