The 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 the Thesis.
(2) 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 University.
(3) 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 of
(4) The maximum duration for
submission of Thesis, for all Ph.D. scholars, shall be of 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/she
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 40%
disability may be allowed for 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 to pursue as a full time Ph.D. candidate, provided
all the conditions mentioned in the of Ph.D. Directions are met satisfied.
(6) Normally, a candidate
shall be required to complete his research under the direct supervision of his
Guide or Research Supervisor at Recognized Center. 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/her 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 center 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 the precondition
for submission of final thesis, through the College or Institution.
(7) Not withstanding 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.
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