Ph.d FAQ’s


Ph.D. stands for Doctor of Philosophy; however, you can get a Ph.D. in many fields of study. It is a pure research degree that requires a written dissertation contributing to knowledge in your subject. In addition, it prepares you for academic research careers.


Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.
A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.

Application forms can be downloaded from the website.

You are required to submit the following documents at the time of admission.

  • 10th Pass Certificate (Self Attested Photocopy & Original –Returnable).
  • 10+2 /Diploma/ITI Certificate (Self Attested Photocopy & Original –Returnable)
  • Graduation Certificate (Self Attested Photocopy & Original – Returnable)
  • Post Graduation Certificate (Self Attested Photocopy & Original – Returnable)
  • Original Leaving/Migration Certificate received from last attended institute/Board/University
  • Departmental NOC
  • Aadhar Card Self attested Photocopy
  • Photo –id: PAN Card / Driving Licence /Passport
  • Address Proof: Latest- Electricity Bill/ (Landline/Post-paid) Phone Bill/ House Rent bill
  • Gap Certificate (if applicable) (Undertaking)
  • Four Passport size latest Formal Photos

Yes, it is mandatory to have all P.G mark sheets. A candidate’s form will be registered and he /she will be offered a PET date only on submission of all required documents including last semester mark sheet in case of final year appearing candidates.

Yes, The University offers both option to apply admission form by Online or Offline mode.

If you are in a job, then it is mandatory for you to produce an NOC from your employer at the time of joining.

After your form is found complete in all respects and is accepted, you will be asked to appear for an Entrance Test( unless you are exempted) followed by an Interview. If you clear both, you will be offered admission.

In addition to the General Section, you will be tested in the subject of the Ph.D. program you have applied to.

– Score in the university Entrance Test
– Performance in the Interview rounds
– Proposed research idea – its relevance
– Academic record

Exemptions are given as per University and UGC guidelines. Candidates with M.Phil. / NET /GATE /SLET /SET will be exempted from Entrance Test, but they have to appear in Viva/Interview.

No, University does not offer Ph.D. Programs in distance mode.

Research topic is conceptualized by the candidate. It can be modified with the help of the appointed Guide and Co-Guide after selection. It is finally approved by the Competent Authority of the University.

Not necessarily. You are allowed to modify/ improve upon your research idea with the help of your appointed Guide after registering for the Ph.D. program.

Yes, Hostel facility is available.

The Main Guide and Co-Guide are decided by the Departmental Research Committee (DRC). The Main Guide will have to be from University. The Co-Guide, if required, is expected to be from outside University. A Co-Guide will be appointed only after his/her profile is approved by the university authorities.

A candidate is assigned a Guide by the University during coursework at the time of research proposal presentation.
Appointment of a Guide is based on availability of an eligible guide, candidate’s area of research and candidate’s preference as given by him/her in a form after having met all the eligible guides of the university after joining the program.

One Main Guide from the concerned Department at University and one Co-Guide (In case of interdisciplinary topics if Necessary) who must be from outside University.

No, unless the Guide himself becomes unavailable for certain reasons.

Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. Course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. A person who’s M.Phil. Dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the same Institution.

No, the exemption from the course work can be given only to M.Phil. Degree Holders, subject to the approval of the Competent Authority of the University.

Yes, as long as you attend coursework classes regularly and maintain an attendance of 75 % which is mandatory, you may engage in part time work inside or outside the campus with the knowledge of your Guide.

Career options for people who have earned a Ph.D. include scientific research at universities and in a variety of industries. They are professors, researchers, lecturers, and analysts. In many cases, someone with a Ph.D. will be in charge of developing a specific research

There is no fixed number of seats for Ph.D. program in any year. The number of candidates admitted will depend primarily on the quality of applications.

In addition to research, which is a key component of their program, Ph.D. students—have other activities that are an essential part of their education. These activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching:Graduate students often assist professors with teaching undergraduate students, leading small groups and lab sections, grading and providing mentorship. This gives them experience that will help them when they become a professor at a college or university.
  • Presenting at Conferences:Graduate students share their research with others in their field of study by presenting the results of their research at academic conferences.
  • Publishing Papers:In addition to presenting their research at conferences, and writing a dissertation for their university, graduate students also have the opportunity to publish their work in academic journals, books, and other media.
    Both presenting at conferences and publishing their research in academic media are fundamental activities of researchers.

Full-time Scholars are expected to complete Ph.D. in not less than 3 academic years.  Other full-time scholars typically complete Ph.D. in 4-5 years.  In some cases it may take longer or shorter depending upon the progress of the candidate. Part-time scholars typically complete Ph.D. in 5-6 years.  As per Institute norms, for all categories of students, the period of validity of their Ph.D. registration is six years from the date of registration in the academic year.

Once you are offered admission, you begin your Ph.D. with course requirements. This is the time where you try and gain some breadth across the field by picking various courses, not just the ones of your interest. After successful completion of courses, you are encouraged to have discussions with different faculty member from diverse backgrounds. Then based on mutual interest, guides can be decided.

A research topic requires interest and motivation of student and availability of a suitable guide interested in the area of high level of specialization.

The scheduled dates are fixed and cannot be changed.  You need to attend on the given date.

Jobs depend on a student’s competence and high level of specialization achieved during the programme. Faculty advisors provide references, and also through other informal/formal channels.