FAQs for Ph.D Students

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

Any postgraduate (2 year course duration) in Engineering and Technology and Management with not less than 60% marks in the General category and 55% for SC/ST’s. For other disciplines, any post graduate (2 year course duration) from a recognized University in India or abroad with a minimum 55% percentage of marks for General Merit candidates and 50 % in case of SC/STs .

 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.

 I am currently a PhD student in another University. Can I drop out and apply to CMRU?

If you have completed the entire coursework in any recognized university, then yes. The course credits of your current PhD course may be transferrable, and if so, you would have completed the coursework requirement. You would be able to dive directly into the research work rather than taking up the coursework alongwith the other regular candidates.

 When does coursework start, and when will it end?

For the January batch the coursework will begin in the month of March. For the July batch, the coursework will commence in the month of October every year. Classes will be held on weekends, and on alternative Saturday and Sundays. The exact schedule will be communicated to all candidates in advance.