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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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* The title of the programme is approved u/s 22 of University Grants Commission (UGC) Act 1956.

Sponsorship : University will sponsor the entire programme for Asst. Prof. cum Reserach Scholar candidates. All such candidates will receive monthly stipend as per University norms.

Admission : The Admissions to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) shall be through the entrance test. The candidates who will fulfill one of the following requirements may be considered for direct admission :

A candidate who is qualified in a national level test such as National Eligibility Test (NET-JRF), NET-LS (without fellowship), Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE), State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) accredited by UGC, Central or State Government.

(1) A candidate who is a recipient of National Doctoral Fellowship or other fellowships from government/ semi-government organizations (through All-India selection procedure conducted by the agency/ organization for award of research fellowships) such as Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Ayurveda Yoga Unani Siddha Homeopathy (AYUSH) and similar National Level Organizations

(2) A candidate who is selected under Quality Improvement Program (QIP) of AICTE, Faculty Development Programme of a State Government or of UGC.

(3) An employee of any other University/ Institution/ College/ Govt. Department/ Public Sector Undertaking/ R & D Organization/ Private Industry, who is sponsored as a full-time candidate by the said organization, with at least 2 years of experience and who is relieved on study leave for a period of not less than two years for pursuing Ph.D. of the University;

(4) A foreign national who is a recipient of fellowship by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Government of India and who is sponsored by his government;

(5) A self-financing foreign national who is admitted through the Embassies/High commission of his country or admitted under a MoU with due clearance from the Indian Missions abroad. As per revised guidelines/ instructions of the Department of Higher education, MHRD, Govt. of India, on grant of research visa, the foreigners who desire to undertake research in India, should therefore, apply to the concerned Indian Missions abroad with the brief synopsis of the research project to be undertaken in India, the details of places to be visited, previous visits, whether the scholar has secured admission into a recognized or reputed institution and evidence of financial resources.

Note: (A). The equivalence of the degree possessed by the foreign candidates belonging to the Clauses V.3 (v) and (vi), shall be settled by the equivalence committee of the concerned faculty before their admission. They shall be admitted to the Ph. D. only if the degree possessed by them entitles them for enrolment as Ph. D. scholar in the universities of his own country;

(B) The supernumerary quota for self-financing foreign nationals shall be restricted to a maximum of 15% of the total available seats in a Faculty/ Department/ School/ Centre.

(6) A candidate who is already registered as a Ph.D. scholar in some other University and whose supervisor joins this University;

(7) A candidate [employee or a research scholar {qualifying the criteria laid at para V.3 (i) or (ii) above}] of any other University/ institution/ college/ government department/ public sector undertaking/ R & D organization/ private industry, who is sponsored as a full-time candidate by the said organization, with at least 2 years of experience, who shall work for his Ph. D. in his parent organization fulfilling the residency period requirement prescribed in Clauses X.1 (f) and (g) of these Regulations. The candidate is required to submit a sponsorship and work experience certificate from the parent organization;

(8) A candidate occupying senior management position in a government department/ public sector undertaking/ R & D organization/ private industry (of repute), which is not recognized as centre of research by the University, may be admitted to the Ph.D. with the approval of the Vice Chancellor provided he has at least 10 years of professional experience and is sponsored as a part-time candidate by the said organization and the concerned DRC is convinced that the candidate can effectively pursue his Ph.D. work in his parent organization fulfilling the residency period requirement prescribed in Clauses X.1 (f) and (g) of the Regulations. The candidate is required to submit a sponsorship and work experience certificate from the parent organization;

(9) A candidate, working in an externally funded research project in the University as a research personnel, may be allowed to register for Ph.D. in the University provided he publishes at least two research paper in peer refereed journals after joining the project (out of the research work generated in the project) or he gets short-listed in CRET conducted by the University. Provided further that in such cases, the consent of the PI and the supervisor (in case PI is not the supervisor) is available to the effect that the research work of the Project and that of the Ph.D. are overlapping and/or working in both simultaneously will not hamper the interest of either;

(10) A teacher of the University or of the constituent/ affiliated colleges of the University holding substantive post (including those on probation/ contract);

(11) A non-teaching employee of the University holding substantive post (including those on probation/ contract.);

(12) Candidates holding P.G. degree (D.M./M.Ch.) in super-specialty subjects in the Departments of Faculty of Medical Sciences.

Ph.D. is a degree considered among the most noteworthy of degree levels, which incorporates philosophical directions to lead investigates and to build conceptualism and scale advancement process. Ph.D. in philosophy is a propelled step which plans students for turning out to be instructors of methods of reasoning and different other free endeavors. This course makes mindful residents and more than that, dependable humans. Candidates need to take up cutting edge courses during their 3-6 years of study as course attributes are required to get a Ph.D. degree. Students must take a propelled course in the field for a couple of years and complete a lot of perception tests followed by an exposition venture.

Doctoral students likewise take a progression of tests occasionally until they complete their Ph.D. program. Far-reaching tests are taken ready for testing their insight in the picked field, followed by the application test to test their general information on a particular Ph.D. discipline. Ph.D. in Philosophy is a doctorate qualification course and an expert confirmation that is sought after to turn into a free researcher and to turn into the instructor of that subject. The fundamental qualification models for the subject are pertinent post-graduation degrees like M.A. (Philosophy) or a level of M.Phil. By and large, the base course term is 3 years; however, a few foundations likewise think about 2 years. The most extreme term is 6 years for seeking a Ph.D. in Philosophy. The normal length for which students seek after this course is 5 years

This course readies the competitors with expert subject information and research abilities to prepare the students before they start with their proposition. Ph.D. is an expansive based course, including a base course credit, and the course is accessible in wide scopes of regions in Engineering, Science, Humanities, and sociology. Three mandatory courses and two discretionary courses must be chosen from a rundown of around sixteen to twenty courses during the examination time of the program.

Ph.D. in philosophy centers around lessons in the territory of Indian philosophy, Western philosophy, and interdisciplinary investigations. The unpredictable and assorted clarification and valuable and basic commitment with different hypotheses of methods of reasoning are extremely gainful for students. The course, by and large, incorporates class introductions and investment, course/hypothesis works, readings, setting up a proposal, and paper. Colleges additionally offer separation learning for different Ph.D. courses.
Eligibility : Master Degree in relevant or eq. with minimum 55% or equivalent grade. 5% relaxation for APST/ST/SC/OBC/PW Candidates.

  • Competitors have various brilliant open doors in the wake of finishing their Ph.D. in Philosophy course. Presumed employments like educators, scientists, advisors, instructors, authors, and so forth anticipate them. After finishing their doctorate course, applicants are likewise qualified to procure well
  • On finishing graduation or post-graduation, competitors can make their vocation as a Human Service Worker, Lecturer/Professor, Novelist, Journalist, Critic, or Consultant.
  • Holding a Ph.D. degree regularly prompts a profession to investigate. Numerous Ph.D. holders work in the scholarly community, albeit open and private professional ways are additionally accessible.
  • Human Service Worker: Social and human help collaborators/laborers give customer administrations, including support for families, in a wide assortment of fields, for example, brain research, recovery, and social work. They help other social specialists, and they assist customers with discovering advantages or administrations.
  • Instructor/Professor: The main obligations of a speaker address the meeting, prepare, and research. Checking and evaluating art by students and empowering self-improvement employing instructional exercises.
  • Author/Writer: The main work is to invoke thoughts and compose it in another and intriguing manner making it progressively discernible and connecting with to the crowd.
  • Writer/Editor: Journalists investigate, compose, alter, edit and record reports, highlights, and articles for use on TV and other electronic media, for example, radio and web or inside magazines, diaries and papers.
  • Critic: To assess and rate work as indicated by the bit of work introduced before them. It very well may be Movies, books, magazines or different works.
  • Consultants: Independent scholarly counselors, experts prompt students about instructive and vocation openings.

So, if you are planning to do a Ph.D. in Philosophy, don’t wait for it. The course offers many opportunities for your career growth.