- A candidate seeking admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have obtained ME/MTech/MPhil/MCA/MSc/MA/MBA/CA or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale or 55% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded or NET (UGC/CSIR) qualified.
- Candidates with BE/BTech degree or equivalent with excellent academic record (minimum CGPA of 9.00 on 10-point scale or 80% marks in aggregate) may be considered for admission.
Relaxation in CGPA to 7.00 on a 10-point scale or in marks to 65% for the minimum eligibility conditions may be permitted for candidates with a BE / BTech degree or equivalent who have a minimum of 3 years of professional and/or research experience in the area in which the admission is sought. However, candidates admitted with BE/BTech or equivalent qualification will be admitted for PhD after successful completion of eight Masters level courses as suggested by the PhD Admission Committee of concerned Department/School, within a period of two years from the date of admission. A minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale should be earned in the courses prescribed by the concerned Department/School.
- Part-time studies leading to PhD degree are permitted for professionally employed personnel. Part-time studies leading to PhD shall also be permitted to persons working in Institutions with which a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for research purposes. Such a candidate must be in employment at the time of admission and be engaged in professional work in the area to which admission is sought.
- Admission of a PhD candidate in a department/school other than his/her basic background: Suitability of a candidate is the purview of admission committee, if a candidate qualifies the test and interview then he/she should be allowed to pursue PhD Program. However, the admission committee may recommend additional courses for the candidate to clear.
- Candidates shall be admitted on the basis of merit of Entrance Test and Interview to be conducted by the University. The candidates who secure minimum of 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in the written exam shall only be called for Interview. During interview, a candidate is required to indicate area of research.
Relaxation for appearing in the Entrance Test may be given by the University to those candidates who have qualified GATE/NET(UGC/CSIR).
Every admitted candidate shall have to do course work for a minimum of one semester. The course work shall include at least three courses, namely, a course on research methodology (may include quantitative methods and computer Applications) or a course proposed by the Admission Committee (for those who have studied a similar course on Research Methodology at PG level), a professional course (if not offered by any Department/School, its syllabus to be proposed by the allocated supervisor and approved by DoAA) and a seminar (Relevant in the area of research). Minimum credits for the course work shall be 11 including a seminar of 4 credits. The process of registration in the course work, examination, evaluation and grading shall be same as followed for UG/PG programmes.
Only those candidates who successfully complete the course work within one year of admission and with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on 10.00-point scale shall be registered in the PhD programme.
Every candidate will be required to submit research proposal, duly recommended by the Supervisor(s), after successful completion of the course work (December 31 shall be taken as date of completion of course work for odd semester and June 30 shall be taken as date of completion for even semester). The minimum time period to submit the research proposal shall be one semester from the date of admissionand maximum time allowed to submit the research proposal shall be one year from the date of admission.
Research proposal will be submitted to the concerned Head of the Department/School. In case of non-submission of proposal within one year, DoRSP on the recommendations of the Supervisor and Head of the Department/School may grant an extension for a maximum period of six months.
If the candidate fails to submit the proposal even during the extended period, her/his admission will be cancelled. In case the proposal is rejected by the URB, she may resubmit it within next six months starting the date of meeting of URB failing which her/his admission will be cancelled.
- Part-time candidates are required to submit the “No Objection Certificate” from their parent organization/department/employer stating that the candidate is permitted to pursue studies on a part-time basis and that the candidate’s official duties permit her/him to devote sufficient time for course work and research.
- In case of FN candidates, Research VISA endorsed to TU is required.
- Candidates applying for PhD programs in more than one department are required to fill separate application form for each department alongwith requisite application fee.