Ph.D Rules & Regulations

A candidate for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Faculties of Arts, Commerce, Education, Fine Arts, Music and Dramatics, Law, Management Studies, Science and Social Science must have obtained the Master’s degree (  university affiliation ) or equivalent in the subject of post graduation or any allied subject in which he/she wishes to pursue research. If the candidate secures less than 55% marks at the postgraduate examination but secures a second division at postgraduate as well as at degree level, he/she will be eligible for admission to the degree of Ph.D. However, in exceptional cases relaxation in minimum eligibility condition may be given by the ViceChancellor in consultation with the subject expert. Provided that no candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to register for Ph.D. university admission in a subject different from the one in which he/she has passed his/her qualifying examination. However, in order to facilitate inter- disciplinary research a candidate may apply in allied subject and his/ her registration may be considered after approval and in such cases co supervisor may be appointed if supervisor so desires with necessary justification . The co-supervisor also has to be a recognized supervisor of the University. The candidates have to do their research work under guidance of a supervisor approved by the university and has to submit his research proposal (synopsis) after compeletion of Coursework Programme. The candidate and his/her supervisor will keep a regular report about the research work and send the reports to the Research Board of the university time to time. Failing to submit the thesis in the prescribed period of time, the candidate has to seek permission from the university for the extension of period ( 1 to 3 Years) with yearly fee. Extension may be granted to him on the terms and condition of the university and the university has sole discretion in this regard. On expiry of the period, the registration of the candidate shall automatically stand cancelled. After the submission of thesis it would be checked initially for it completeness in terms of documents attached. If everything is in place then a letter of submission would be issued and the thesis would be considered as finally submitted and if there is anything lacking the then a deficiency letter would be issued asking to complete the deficiencies. After submission of the final thesis, the research board of the university shall start the pre-evaluation process under which the candidate may be recommended to make necessary amendments, improvements workshops, assistance or guidance from any of the staff or any other facility such as e. learning, video conferencing. and changes in research work so that the worth of the work may be enhanced to make it more valuable for all concerned. The evaluation process may take a year from date of thesis submission for completion. The university will declare the result in one year or sooner as the case may be Once the student is enrolled in PhD in the university, he shall be entitled to use all the facilities available in the campus like library, e-library, labs, Every researcher has to get two papers published in reputed Journals and attend seminars as a Research student of Singhania University organized by the University or any approved organization / /institute. If any part of the thesis or the thesis submitted as a whole is found copied from any of the previously done research work any of the university then the enrollment of the candidate will be treated as cancelled automatically. Every thesis and synopsis submitted will accompany its soft copy to be put on the website to check the authenticity of the work done. For Research Supervisor: A Ph. D degree holder with experience in any institution, industry or in any other field can apply to the Research Board of the university to be an approved supervisor of the university.

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