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Doctoral Programme (Full Time / Part Time)

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Nirma University started Doctoral Programmes in the year 2003. The PhD Programmes offered in the University are by the Faculty of Technology & Engineering, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Architecture.

The Faculty of Doctoral Studies and Research is the co-ordinating faculty for the PhD programmes run by the constituent institutes of the University. The University offers Full-time and Part-Time PhD programmes. The admissions are scheduled annually in various PhD programmes, and the announcement in the newspaper/website is also published.

To encourage and help the meritorious students, the University provides different scholarships every year. The eligibility criteria and amount for awarding scholarships vary from institute to institute.

More information on the scholarships can be obtained from the respective website page of the institute.

Candidates for the admission to the PhD 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 the Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognised or authorised 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.

Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to MPhil Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognised or authorised 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, shall be eligible for admission to PhD programme.

Candidates, who intend to take admission for PhD have to apply in a prescribed proforma. On the receipt of applications, an Entrance Test will be conducted for the eligible candidates irrespective of number of applications received, which will be followed by an interview by the Departmental Research Committee.

The selection criterion for the admission in PhD programme are as under:

  1. The Entrance Test shall be conducted for eligible candidates wherein the qualifying marks will be 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. (The detailed syllabus is available on the website)
  2. The list of candidates clearing the entrance test (50%) shall be declared on the notice board/ website of the University.
  3. An interview/viva-voce to be organised by the University where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before Department Research Committee specified under R.Ph.D. 2.3.
  4. The candidates who qualify the UGC-NET (Including JRF) UGC-CSIR NET (Including JRF) SLET / GATE / GPAT with a valid score in terms of cut-off marks and duration, teacher fellowship holder or who have passed MPhil programme shall be exempted from appearing in the entrance test and deemed to be qualified for personal interview.

Candidates are selected based on the following criteria:

The interview/viva-voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:

  1. the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  2. the research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution;
  3. the proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  4. An interview/viva-voce to be organised by the University when the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before Department Research Committee specified under R.Ph.D 3.3.
  5. The final selection will be based on following criteria:Weightage of 70% to the entrance test and weightage of 30% to the performance in the interview/ viva-voce.

(The candidates who are exempted from Written/Entrance Test will be awarded the highest marks scored by the candidates, who appear in the Written/Entrance Test conducted by Nirma University for that particular discipline.)

On the recommendation of the Departmental Research Committee and on the approval of the Dean, Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research, a list of the selected candidates will be displayed on the notice board / website of the University. However, the final admission will be given after getting eligibility as per the provisions of the relevant regulations of the University.

The allocation of a Research Supervisor for a selected research scholar shall be decided by the Department Research Committee depending on the number of scholars per Research Supervisor, the available specialisation among the Supervisors and research interests of the scholars as indicated by them at the time of interview/viva voce.

Deserving Full-Time candidates in Faculty of Tech & Engg and Pharmacy will be given fellowship of Rs. 21700 for first two years and Rs.24800/- for third year. Full-Time Candidates in Faculty of Science will be given fellowship of Rs. 18600/- for first two years and Rs. 21700/- for third year (Likely to be revised).

Full-Time Candidates in Faculty of Management will be given fellowship of Rs. 18600/- for first three years and Rs. 21700/- for fourth year (Likely to be revised).

The regulations for PhD programme under which the admitted students will be governed are available on the website link – https://fdsr.nirmauni.ac.in

The student is required to publish at least one research paper in refereed journal and make two paper presentations in reputed international/ national conferences/seminars before the submission of the thesis for evaluation and produce evidence for the same in the form of presentation certificates and/or reprints.

Provided further that, such publication as mentioned above should be in the refereed journal indexed in the Web of Science / SCOPUS / Hein Database / Indian Citation Index / ABDC / EBSCO.

Nirma University is a statutory University, established under the Act passed by the Gujarat Legislative Assembly in year 2003 and recognized by the University Grant Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act and accredited with grade ‘A’ by the NAAC.

The University offers Ph.D. Programmes (Full-Time) under the Faculty of Technology & Engineering, Pharmacy, Science and Management. Among the selected candidates, a few seats are available in Ph.D. (Full-Time) programme with stipend.

For Eligibility, Regulations, Fees Structure and Other Details, Please Visit:
https://fdsr.nirmauni.ac.in

The University offers Ph.D. Programmes (Part-Time) under the Faculty of Technology & Engineering, Pharmacy, Science, Management and Architecture.

For Eligibility, Regulations, Fees Structure and Other Details, Please Visit:
https://fdsr.nirmauni.ac.in

Nirma University is a statutory University established under the Act passed by the Gujarat Legislative Assembly in 2003 and recognized by the University Grant Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act. The University offers Doctorate Programmes under the Faculty of Technology & Engineering Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Architecture. This programme includes course-work of 16 credits including Research Methodology with Quantitative method, Computer Applications and atwo-credit course on Research & Publication Ethics will be taught.

In Ph.D. (Full-Time) Management programmethe candidates would be required to undergo one-year pre-requisite course work equal to 32 Credit Hours before formal registration for Ph.D.The University announces admission to its Ph.D. programme (Full-Time/Part-Time).

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E-mail: phd.section@nirmauni.ac.in
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