Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University offers M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes under the guidelines prescribed by University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./ Ph.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016.
Admission to the M. Phil./ Ph. D. programme shall be made bi-annually as per the admission policy approved by the Academic Council of the University from time to time. University will issue a notice and call for applications for admissions in M. Phil. and Ph. D. programmes. The names of the available disciplines and prominent interdisciplinary topics will be published on the university website from time to time.
The applicants for both the M.Phil. and Ph. D. programmes who fulfill the eligibility criteria must be put through thePhD Entrance Test (PET) - a written test conducted by the University followed by a process of interview.
Final shortlisted candidates will take admission in the University by filling up the admission form, have their original document verified and by paying the stipulated fee.
The M.Phil./ Ph.D. programmes run under theordinance of the University, which has allowed constant modulation of the programme in response to the changing needs of the students. Spread over two semesters, the course work of the M. Phil./ Ph. D. programmes are common and has the following structure:
A thesis should be supplemented by published work, in refereed journals and in notable conferences. A scholar may submit his thesis within the time period as stipulated in rules provided that: