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Application for Doctoral Programmes

 

Online applications are now open for students wishing to enrol on doctoral programmes. Please click on the link provided in the box here to begin the application process.

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Eligibility Criteria

For the Admission to Ph.D. full-time/part-time Ph.D. Programme, applicants must fulfill the
following criteria:
1. Candidates for admission to the full-time/part-time 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.

2. 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.

3. 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 prevailing norms of UGC.

4. Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian
Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution satisfying conditions as specified under(1) above, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.

 

 

FAQs

 What is the minimum qualification for admission to a PhD Program?

For the Admission to Ph.D. full-time/part-time Ph.D. Programme, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
1. Candidates for admission to the full-time/part-time 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.

2. 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.

3. 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
prevailing norms of UGC.

4. Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution satisfying conditions as specified under(1) above, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.

 When can I apply?

The University admits candidates twice a year in the months of January and July. However, applications are invited throughout the year.

 Are students with B.Tech /BE and other undergraduate degrees eligible to apply?

Currently, the Ph.D program is only open to students with a postgraduate degree from a recognized University. However, if a candidate with only a BTech / BE degree, wants to pursue the PhD programme, he/she must have substantial years of work experience to supplement his academic background. Also, he/she is not eligible to pursue Ph.D in the same B.Tech/BE discipline, and can take up the PhD only in other disciplines. This is a 3-year PhD program, and does not include provisions for an integrated Masters + PhD.

 What are the steps in the selection process?

Only those applications, which have been completed accurately and in full, and that, include the relevant certificates and other documents, as attachments will be considered. Candidates will be shortlisted, and those candidates who have been selected are required to take the entrance examination (held in the University premises) and appear for a personal interview. The exact date, time and venue of the exam will be communicated to each shortlisted candidate. The final results will be announced once the marks obtained by the candidates in their postgraduate examination, entrance examination and personal interview have been consolidated.

 What subjects and syllabus will the PhD entrance test cover?

The PhD entrance examination consists of two papers i.e 1. General Aptitude & Research Methodology and 2. A domain-specific subject as studied at the postgraduate level. Both papers consist of 60 multiple-choice questions and the time allotted for each paper will be one hour each.

 Is the written exam mandatory?

Yes it is. In order to qualify, it is mandatory to pass the written examination conducted by the University. All candidates must take the examination, except those who fulfill the exemption criteria mentioned below.

The following categories of candidates are exempt from taking the Ph.D. entrance test:

  • Candidates who have qualified UGC/CSIR NET (JRF), SET/SLET, GATE or any other examination considered equivalent by AIU.
  • Candidates possessing M. Phil Degree from a recognized University as per UGC regulations, 2009

 After one completes the entrance exam for Ph.D program, what are the next steps?

  • Candidates who have qualified in the entrance test and candidates who have been exempted from the entrance test will be invited for a personal interview conducted by the Research Admissions Committee.
  • After the personal interview, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their overall performance in the postgraduate examination, entrance examination and personal interview. The final results will be communicated to the candidates who have qualified, and they will then be eligible to take admission to Ph.D. program in the concerned subjects. The number of candidates selected depends on the number of existing vacancies under different subjects and supervisors.

 What are the terms and conditions with regard to admission at CMRU?

The following conditions apply.

  • Applications must be made only in the prescribed format. Applicants are requested to read the entire application form carefully before filling it out. The application is a key part of the admission process, and incomplete or false information will adversely affect admission to the programme.
  • Note that CMR University reserves the right of admission and allotment of program. Once a candidate has been admitted to a particular course, any request for refund of fees will not be entertained.

 What documents are required for admission?

CMR University mandates that all candidates submit the following documents at the time of admission. Note that a different set of documents is required for International students and Non-Resident Indians. All originals alongwith 3 sets of photocopies of the same are required.

For Indian students:

  • 10th / Equivalent Marks card
  • 12th / Equivalent Marks card
  • Graduation Marks card (all semesters/years)
  • Post Graduation Marks card (all semesters/years)
  • Degree certificate
  • PG certificate
  • Transfer certificate
  • Migration certificate
  • Caste certificate (only if applicable)
  • Conduct certificate
  • M.Phil marks card and certificate
  • Entrance exam score card
  • Photographs: 4 Passport size, 4 Stamp size
  • Detailed resume
  • If the candidate has qualified in any of the NET/SET/SLET/GATE exams, relevant documents should be submitted.
  • Any other relevant certificates as and when necessary

Additional documents for NRI / international students:

  • Certificate from Board studies last.
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Photocopy of visa
  • Equivalence and Eligibility Certificate from Association of Indian Universities or CMR University
  • Photographs: 6 Passport size, 6 Stamp size
  • All documents should be in English or translated into English

 What are the terms and conditions pertaining to submission of documents?

The following conditions apply.

    • At the time of admission, candidates must submit all the original documents, copies and other relevant documentation as well as a hardcopy of the completed application form.
    • Students should ensure that they keep a photocopy of the documents for themselves before submitting the same to the admissions department.
    • The original documents submitted will be returned to the student only at the end of the program.
    • In order to take back these documents at the end of the program, a student must produce the documents acknowledgement receipt he received during the time of admission.
 
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