The Ph. D. programme offers a Doctorate degree that is often considered as the highest academic degree a student can obtain and involves intense research and study dedicated to a specific field of interest. It requires identification and development of critical knowledge and expertise required to thrive in an international research and teaching environment. It is necessary to conduct, and communicate valid, and ethical research and evaluate ongoing or completed research projects.
Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme should have a 3-year Bachelor Degree followed by a 2-year Master's degree or a 4-year Bachelor Degree followed by a 1-year Masters 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 a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree with at least 75% marks in aggregate (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized 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. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-able, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per UGC norms. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work as defined by the UGC Regulations 2016 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) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph.D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme.