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Sam Global University offers PhD degree in various disciplines. The award of Ph. D degree is in recognition of high academic achievements, independent research and application of knowledge to solution of technical, scientific, socioeconomic, environmental etc. in relevant discipline. The university also encourages the research in interdisciplinary areas with the provision of co-supervisor. The research work shall be in original work characterised by either by the discovery of facts or by fresh approach towards the interpretation and application of facts. It shall demonstrate the candidates’ capacity for critical examination and sound judgement and shall represent original contribution to the existing knowledge the degree of doctor of philosophy is granted research work in areas recognised by the academic departments of the university. The degree of doctor of philosophy will be awarded discipline in which the candidate is registered.

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  • Candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must, at the time of application, hold Master degree with at least stipulated percentages as below or an equivalent grade of the University, a deemed University or any other University incorporated by any law for the time being in force and recognized by the University.: (Five percent marks will be relaxed for SC / ST and Handicapped candidates).
  • Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme shall have a Master degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 50% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 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 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.
  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work with at least 50% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 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 in the University in an integrated programme may be admitted to Ph. D programme.
  • A person of the MP University who’s M.Phil. Dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme.
  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, 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, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme.
  • A candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to work for Ph.D. Degree in the subject in which he / she has obtained his / her Master or Bachelor degree in Engineering / Technology / Applied Sciences or other streams.
  • Provided that research work leading to Ph.D. degree may be allowed in allied subjects of interdisciplinary nature of the same Faculty or of allied Faculty. Provided further that whether a subject is allied or not to the subject in which the candidate has: done "Master or Bachelor degree in Engineering / Technology / Applied Sciences or other streams, shall be decided by the Academic Council
  • Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.
  • In case of M.Phil Qualified candidates it shall be for a minimum duration Two Years.
  • Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the Academic Council of the University on the recommendation of Research Advisory Committee concerned.
  • The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 25% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave / Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of M.Phil / Ph.D. for up to 225 days.

A candidate must apply for registration for Ph.D. degree of his subject on a prescribed form obtainable on payment of prescribed fee, stating:

  • His / her Qualification and experience
  • Proposed subject / discipline along with the relevant Faculty in which he / she proposes to work.
  • Proposed title of the Ph.D. thesis
  • Name of the supervisor (along with, name of Co-Supervisors, if any) (Strictly from the University list of approved Supervisors & Co- Supervisors) under whom he / she wishes to work and the place / places at which he / she wishes to carry on investigations together with the consent of the Supervisor and Co-Supervisor.
  • Certificate of qualifying the UGC / CSIR / DST / National or State Level Fellowship / NET / GATE / GPAT/SLET, if any.
  • Letter granting Teacher Fellowship, if any.
  • Address, Contact number, mobile number, e-mail- id & other contact details.
  • The admission shall be made by the University, through an entrance test by the Admission Board following the norms prescribed by the UGC New Delhi. The board will perform the following work:
    • To prepare panel of names of papers setters in various subjects and submit them to / the University.
    • To arrange for entrance test.
    • To arrange for interview.
    • To announce the names of candidates admitted along with the subject, place of research work, name of supervisor and of the thesis.
    • To resolve problems, if any.
  • Candidate who has qualified the UGC / CSIR / DST / National State level Fellowship / GATE / GPAT / SLET / NET / M.Phil. shall be admitted direct without the entrance test. Candidates who have been, awarded teachers fellowship by statutory bodies for doing Ph.D. degree shall also be admitted direct without the entrance test. But University will conduct interview for all such candidates.
  • All other candidates will be selected on merit through weightage % of entrance test (25%), interview(25%) and marks obtained in Qualifying Examination(20%)
  • The University shall maintain the list of all the Ph.D. registered students on its website on year-wise basis. The list shall include the name of the registered candidate, topic of his / her research, name of his / her supervisor / co-supervisor, date of enrollment / registration.
  • Each student shall have to appear in an interview. The interview board shall consist of the following members:
    • Vice-Chancellor or his Nominee as Chairman
    • Dean of Faculty / College / Director of the Institute.
    • One of the recognized supervisors in the University Teaching Department in the subject to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.
    • One subject expert to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor.
    • One third of the total members shall complete the quorum. However, presence of the subject expert shall be essential. If the Dean of Faculty is not available, the Vice Chancellor may then appoint a Senior Professor of any University Teaching Department as member.
  • The interview shall be conducted in the University Teaching Department/School.
  • The Candidates shall be called for interview in the following order
    • Candidates who have qualified GC / CSTR / DST / National or State level
    • Candidates who have been granted Teachers Fellowship by a statutory body.
    • Candidate according to merit list of the entrance examination.
  • At the time of interview, the candidates are expected to discuss their Research interest / area, choice of Supervisors and Co-supervisor (if any) For the candidates belonging to M. Phil and Scholarship holder category 100% weightage shall be on the interview. For others the weightage of the Interview marks shall be 25 %, written entrance examination 25 % and remaining 20 % for qualifying P.G Examination.
  • The Ph. D. allotment board then shall finalize the list of the names of the candidates to be admitted to the Ph.D, in the concerned subject on the basis of following priority: The candidates in category of M. Phil and Scholarship holder shall be admitted first.. In these categories if there is more than one candidate having equal marks, then merit shall be decided according to the percentage of marks at the qualifying PG examination.
    As far as possible, the allotment board shall allot the preferred place of research work and the preferred supervisor and co-supervisor, if any and shall also approve the proposed title of the thesis. However, the candidate may change title of his / her thesis, after prior approval by Research Degree Committed (RDC). The candidate may, however, be allowed to take another chance for allotment in next admission process if he does not want to change the preferences in the first instant.
  • The admission process must be completed by the last date for admission decided by the University for the Doctoral Courses.
  • A merit list shall be prepared on the basis of entrance test and interviews as and shall be declared as the result of the entrance examination by registrar.
  • The credit assigned to the Ph.D. course work shall be a minimum of 08 credits and a maximum of 16 credits.
  • The course work shall be treated as prerequisite for Ph.D.
  • A minimum of four credits shall be assigned to one or more courses on Research Methodology which could cover areas such as quantitative methods, computer applications, research ethics and review of published research in the relevant field, training, field work, etc.
  • Other courses shall be advanced level courses preparing the students for Ph.D. degree.
  • They shall be duly approved by the authorized academic bodies.
  • All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programmes will be required to complete the prescribed course work during the initial one or two semesters.
  • Candidates already holding M. Phil. degree and admitted to the Ph.D. programme, or those who have already completed the course work in M.Phil. and have been permitted to proceed to the Ph.D. in integrated course, may be exempted by the Department from the Ph.D. course work. All other candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme shall be required to complete the Ph.D. prescribed course work.
  • Grades in the course work, including research methodology courses shall be finalized after a combined assessment by the Research Advisory Committee and the Department and the final grades shall be communicated.
  • A Ph.D. scholar is required to obtain a minimum of 50% of marks or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7- point scale (or an equivalent grade / CGPA in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation / thesis.
  • A person, who wants to get him-self recognized as a Supervisor / Co-supervisor, shall apply in the prescribed Proforma, duly forwarded by Head / Principal / Director of his institution/ School. The case will be put up before the RDC which will decide about the recognition.
  • Any regular Professor of the University with at least five research publications in refereed journals may be recognized as research Supervisor.
  • Any regular Associate / Assistant Professor of the university with a Ph.D. degree and at least two research publications in refereed journals may be recognized as Research Co-Supervisor.
  • Provided that in areas / disciplines where there is no or only a limited number of refereed journals, the University may relax the above condition for recognition of a person as Research Supervisor with reasons recorded in writing.
  • Only a full time regular teacher of the University will act as a Supervisor. The external supervisors are not allowed. However, Co-Supervisor will be allowed in inter-disciplinary areas from other School of the same institute or from other related institutions with the approval of the Research Advisory Committee.
  • The allocation of Research Supervisor for a selected research scholar shall be decided by the concerned School/ Institute/ Center depending on the number of scholars per Research Supervisor, the available specialization among the Supervisors and research interests of the scholars as indicated by them at the time of interview / viva voce.
  • In case of topics which are of inter-disciplinary nature where the Department/ School/ Institute/ Center concerned feels that the expertise in the Department has to be supplemented from outside, the Department was appoint a Research Supervisor from the Department itself, who shall be known as the Research Supervisor, and a Co-Supervisor from outside the Department / Faculty / College / Institution on such terms and conditions as may be specified and agreed upon by the consenting Institutions / Colleges.
  • A Research Supervisor / Co-supervisor who is a Professor, at any given point of time, cannot guide more than three (3) M.Phil. and Eight (8) Ph.D. scholars.
  • An Associate Professor as Research Supervisor can guide up to a maximum of two (2) M.Phil. and six (6) Ph.D. scholars.
  • An Assistant Professor as Research Supervisor can guide up to a maximum of one (1) M.Phil. And three (3) Ph.D. scholars.
  • A person who is himself registered for Ph.D. degree of the University shall not be eligible to act as supervisor or member of any committee mentioned in this Ordinance.
  • After successful completion of Pre-Ph.D. course work, the candidate shall be eligible to submit a synopsis (as per Appendix 1.) of his proposed research work along with the title of thesis (finally decided by the candidate) duly forwarded by the Supervisor and Head of the institution where the candidate is pursuing his research. The synopsis has to be submitted in ten copies, with signatures of candidate, supervisor, co-supervisor and Head of the institution on each page of the each copy.
  • The candidate shall be required to make an oral presentation of the proposed work before the Research Degree Committee (RDC) consisting of the following members:-
    • Vice-Chancellor or his nominee (Chairman)
    • Dean of the Faculty concerned
    • Chairman, Board of Studies of the subject in the Faculty.
    • Head or One Professor of the University Teaching Department/ School/ Institute or in the case of non- availability of professor one Associate Professor of the University Teaching Department/ School/ Institute of the subject.
    • One external subject expert of the rank of University Professor to be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor, ordinarily out of a panel of 5 experts given by the Dean of the Faculty concerned External expert and two other members shall form the quorum.