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PhD Program


Is online registration mandatory for candidates applying for the PhD Program?

Yes, online registration is mandatory for ALL candidates applying for the PhD program. Details regarding admissions will be put up on the University website shortly –

Does the university offer any part time PhD programs which can be done from long distance?

Yes, we offer both full time and part-time Ph.D. subject to availability of vacancies.

What is the eligibility criteria for the PhD program?

Candidates for admission to the PhD program should have a Master’s degree/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).

What is the syllabus and pattern for the Entrance Exam?

The entrance exam will include an entrance test and viva. The syllabus of the Entrance Test is 5% of research methodology topics and % subject specific topics.

If I meet the criteria for application, will I be admitted to your PhD Program?

Admission is competitive and will depend on your performance in the entrance exam, your research interests, as also the ability to match you with a probable Supervisor.

What is the duration of the program?

The PhD program shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years (till submission of thesis). For part-time scholars, it will be 7 years maximum.

Do I need to approach the potential supervisor myself?

No. The final allocation of guides/supervisors will be done in consultation with the Dean/Head of the respective Schools at Navrachana University.

What is meant by course work?

A scholar admitted to the PhD Program shall be required to undertake course work of 16 Credits. The course work shall be treated as prerequisite for PhD preparation and will be conducted over a period of 2 semesters:

a. Semester 1 – General Course Work

b. Semester 2 – Discipline Specific Course Work

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