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MPhil and PhD Admission 2018-19

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MPhil/ Phd Admission in Indian Universities and Institutions

 

MPhil and PhD AdmissionA Ph.D. degree, also known as PhD is an abbreviation for “Doctor of Philosophy”.  A PhD is the highest academic degree awarded by universities in most countries. In the UK, a PhD is referred to as a “Doctorate”. At some universities or institutions, including Oxford University, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is known as “DPhil”. The post graduate (PG) students have several options according to their subject of post graduation or master’s degree. Sometimes, they can also enroll in interdisciplinary PhD courses without any restriction of the subject of master’s degree.

According to UGC’s notification, PhD degree is mandatory for direct recruitment for the post of Assistant Professors. But, the new criteria for the recruitment for assistant professor will be effective from 1st July 2021. However, Masters degree with NET or Ph.D. will continue to be the minimum eligibility requirement for Direct Recruitment to the post of Assistant Professors in colleges.

Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil and PhD Admission:

The minimum requirement or the eligibility criteria for MPhil or PhD admissions are the followings:

For M.Phil. and Ph.D. Admission:
  • Candidates for admission to the M.Phil. or Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional
    degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, 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) or an equivalent degree from a foreign
    educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved,
    recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country
    or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring
    quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • 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, or for those who had obtained
    their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent
    grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories
    mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace
    mark procedures.
For PhD Admission only:
  • 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
    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.
  • A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted
    to the Ph.D. programme of the same Institution.
  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from
    a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is
    approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home
    country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or
    assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D.
    programme.

Duration of M.Phil. and PhD Programme:

  • M.Phil. programme shall be for a minimum duration of two (2) consecutive semesters / one year and a maximum of four (4) consecutive semesters / two years.
  • Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.
  • Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the individual Institution concerned.
  • The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of one year for M.Phil and two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of M.Phil. or Ph.D. for up to 240 days.

Procedure for M.Phil / PhD Admission:

1. All Universities and Institutions Deemed to be Universities shall admit M.Phil/Ph.D. students through an Entrance Test conducted at the level of Individual University/Institution Deemed to be a University. The University/Institution Deemed to be a University may decide separate terms and conditions for Ph.D. Entrance Test for those students who qualify UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder or have passed M.Phil programme. Similar approach may be adopted in respect of Entrance Test for M.Phil programme.

2. Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) and Colleges under them which are allowed to conduct M.Phil. and/or Ph.D. programmes, shall:

  • decide on an annual basis through their academic bodies a predetermined and manageable number of M.Phil. and/or Ph.D. scholars to be admitted depending on the number of available Research Supervisors and other academic and physical facilities available, keeping in mind the norms regarding the scholar- teacher ratio (as
    indicated in Para 6.5), laboratory, library and such other facilities.
  • notify well in advance in the institutional website and through advertisement in at least two (2) national newspapers, of which at least one (1) shall be in the regional language, the number of seats for admission, subject/discipline-wise distribution of available seats, criteria for admission, procedure for admission, examination centre(s) where entrance test(s) shall be conducted and all other relevant information for the
    benefit of the candidates.
  • adhere to the National/State-level reservation policy, as applicable.

3. The admission shall be based on the criteria notified by the Institution, keeping in view the guidelines/norms in this regard issued by the UGC and other statutory bodies concerned, and taking into account the reservation policy of the Central/State Government from time to time.

4. HEIs as mentioned in Clause 1.2 shall admit candidates by a two stage process through:

Entrance Test: An Entrance Test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. The Entrance Test shall be conducted at the Centre(s) notified in advance (changes of Centres, if any, also to be notified well in advance) at the level of the individual HEI, and

Interview/Viva-voce: An interview/viva-voce to be organized by the HEI when the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Department Research Committee.

5. The interview/viva voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:

  • the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  • the research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/College;
  • the proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • The University shall maintain the list of all the M.Phil. / Ph.D registered students on its website on year-wise basis. The list shall include the name of the registered candidate, topic of his/her research, name of his/her supervisor/co-supervisor, date of enrollment/registration.

Also ReadThe official Gazetted Notification for M.Phil /  Ph.D. Admission

 

MPhil / PhD Admission Notifications 2018-19

Click on the University’s link for MPhil and PhD Admission Notifications.

Central Universities:


ARUNACHAL PRADESH

  • Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar (Updated 2018-19)

ASSAM

  • Assam University, Silchar
  • Tezpur University, Tezpur

BIHAR

  • Central University of South Bihar, Patna
  • Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Patna
  • Nalanda University, Rajgir, Nalanda

CHHATTISGARH

  • Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

GUJARAT

  • Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

HARAYANA

  • Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh,

HIMACHAL PRADESH

  • Central University of Himachal Pradesh, Dist. Kangra

JAMMU & KASHMIR

  • Central of University of Kashmir, Srinagar
  • Central University of Jammu, Jammu

JHARKHAND

  • Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

KARNATKA

  • Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga

KERALA

  • Central University of Kerala, Kasargod

MADHYA PRADESH

  • Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
  • The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak

MAHARASHTRA

  • Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalay, Wardha

MANIPUR

  • Central Agricultural University, Imphal
  • Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal

MEGHALAYA

  • North Eastern Hill University, Shilong

MIZORAM

  • Mizoram University, Aizawal

NAGALAND

  • Nagaland University, Kohima

ODISHA

  • Central University of Orissa, Koraput

PUNJAB

  • Central University of Punjab, Bathinda

RAJASTHAN

  • Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer

SIKKIM

  • Sikkim University, Tadong, Gangtok.

TAMILNADU

  • Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur
  • Indian Maritime University, Chennai

TELANGANA

  • Hyderabad University, Hyderabad
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad
  • The English and Foreign Languages University, Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad

TRIPURA

  • Tripura University, Suryamanianagar, Agartala

UTTAR PRADESH

  • Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • University of Allahabad, Allahabad
  • Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University, Raebareli
  • Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi

UTTRAKHAND

  • Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar

WEST BENGAL

  • Vishwa Bharati, Shantiniketan

NCT OF DELHI

  • Delhi University, Delhi
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar
  • Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • South Asian University, JNU Campus

PONDICHERRY

  • Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT (IIMs)


Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Indian Institute of Management Lucknow
Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode
Indian Institute of Management Indore
Indian Institute of Management Shillong
Indian Institute of Management Rohtak
Indian Institute of Management Ranchi
Indian Institute of Management Raipur
Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli
Indian Institute of Management Kashipur
Indian Institute of Management Udaipur
Indian Institute of Management Nagpur
Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam
Indian Institute of Management Bodh Gaya
Indian Institute of Management Amritsar
Indian Institute of Management Sambalpur
Indian Institute of Management Sirmaur
Indian Institute of Management Jammu

 

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (IITs)


 

Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar
Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur
Indian Institute of Technology, Patna
Indian Institute of Technology, Indore
Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi
Indian Institute of Technology, (BHU) Varanasi
Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad
Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati
Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad
Indian Institute of Technology, Bhilai
Indian Institute of Technology, Goa
Indian Institute of Technology, Jammu
Indian Institute of Technology, Dharwad

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (NITs)


National Institute of Technology, Allahabad
National Institute of Technology, Bhopal
National Institute of Technology, Calicut
National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur
National Institute of Technology, Jaipur
National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar
National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur
National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra
National Institute of Technology, Nagpur
National Institute of Technology, Rourkela
National Institute of Technology, Silchar
National Institute of Technology, Surathkal
National Institute of Technology, Warangal
National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
National Institute of Technology, Srinagar
National Institute of Technology, Surat
National Institute of Technology, Trichy
National Institute of Technology, Patna
National Institute of Technology, Raipur
National Institute of Technology, Agartala
National Institute of Technology, Arunachal Pradesh
National Institute of Technology, Delhi
National Institute of Technology, Goa
National Institute of Technology, Manipur
National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya
National Institute of Technology, Mizoram
National Institute of Technology, Nagaland
National Institute of Technology, Puducherry
National Institute of Technology, Sikkim
National Institute of Technology, Uttarakhand
National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh

 

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