The admission of the candidates for Ph.D. Degree shall be on the basis
of Merit of entrance test (Ph.D. Entrance Test –PET) conducted by the
University. Thereafter, the counselling of the candidates shall be done by the
respective college at its level. It shall be mandatory for In-service
candidates to apply for full-time or part-time, Ph.D. programmes through proper
channel along with the No Objection certificate of their respective employer in
the format at Annexure VII or Annexure VIII, as
the case may be.
Duration of the Ph.D. Course.-
(1) The date of the joining of the candidate at any College or approved
or Recognised Institution, after successful counselling, shall be treated as a
provisional date of registration. However, the actual term of selected Ph.D.
scholar shall be deemed to start from the date of approval letter of the
Synopsis of the Thesis.
(2) The Ph.D. scholars shall only be allowed to submit the
Thesis after completion of three years from the date of approval of
Synopsis by the University for full time Candidates and four Years for Part
(3) It shall be mandatory for all scholars to submit six monthly
progress report duly, signed by the respective Guide or Research Supervisor,
Head of the Department and Head of the Institution for submission to the
University from time to time in the format of Annexure IX.
(4) The maximum duration for submission of Thesis, for all Ph.D.
scholars, shall be of six years from the date of the approval letter of the
University in respect of Synopsis. However, the same may be further extended
for a maximum period of two years, being one year at a time, after submission
of valid justification by the Ph.D. Scholar and by paying prescribed fees as
determined by the University from time to time.
(5) Normally, a candidate shall be required to
complete his research under the direct supervision of his Guide or Research
Supervisor at Recognized Center. However, a candidate who is a University
approved full time Teacher or the person in the Government Service, shall be
permitted to complete the research work at his college or place of his/her duty
or appointment. In such condition, it shall be mandatory for such Teacher
Candidate or person in Government Service to work at least 180 days in the full
tenure of the Ph.D. course, under direct supervision of his Guide or Research
Supervisor at recognized center or place of Research, before
submission of the final Thesis. The certificate from the Guide or Research
Supervisor regarding mandatory attendance of the Ph.D. Scholar, along with
signature of Head of concerned Institution shall be the precondition for
submission of final thesis, through the College or Institution.(MUHS Direction
Ph.D. Affiliation 2022-23