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Doctor of Philosophy

REGISTRATION FOR PH. D

  • Date of Entrance Examination: Declare by University time to time
  • Seat will be decided as vacant in (Intake)
  • Entrance Test Mode- Online/Offline
  • Exam Date : 22 may 2022
  • Reporting Time : 9:30 am
  • Exam Timing : 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

ELIGIBILITY

(University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.PHIL./PH.D Degrees) Regulations, 2016. In supersession of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Awards of M. Phil. /Ph.D. Degree) Regulation, 2009, notified in The Gazette of India [No. 28, Part III- Section 4] for the week July 11-July 17, 2009

Eligibility criteria for admission in Ph. D programme:

2.1 Candidates for admission to the Ph. D. programme shall have a Master's 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 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.

2.2 For admission in Ph. D. 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-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991. 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.

2.4 Master’s degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated under clause 2.1 and 2.2 above.

2.3 Candidates who have cleared the M. Phil. course work 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. 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-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.

2.4 A person whose M. Phil dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the same Institution;

2.5 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.

Duration Program

  • Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.
  • Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the individual Institution concerned.
  • The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of one year for M. Phil and 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 240 days.

Application Process

Universities shall admit Ph.D. students through an Entrance Test conducted by time to time notification and may decide separate terms conditions for Ph.D. Entrance Test for those students who qualify UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder or have passed M. Phil programme. Similar approach may be adopted in respect of Entrance Test for Ph. D programme.

For admission to Ph. D programmes to register fill the application from ONLINE / OFF LINE only by accessing the website www.opjsuniversity.edu.in

How to apply?

Before applying, candidates are advised to read the Ph.D. Information Brochure carefully. Candidates must follow the following Steps while applying online Application Form.

Step 1: Apply For Ph. D Programmes

  • Visit University Website
  • Find the notification page
  • Apply Online/offline. research.opjsuniversity.edu.in
  • Finalize Application Form
  • Pay Entrance Test Fee

How to pay Ph. D. entrance exam fees?

Candidates can pay fees either through online or through offline mode. Complete details of payments are given below:

Online Mode

Deposit the requisite fee of Rs. 5,000/- (Rs. Five Thousand Only) through Net-Banking/Debit/Credit Card after Registration in OPJS University Bank Account.

Offline Mode

Deposit the requisite fee of Rs. 5000/- (Rs. Five Thousand Only) in any branch of HDFC Bank throughout the country on the same working day. (Bank Service Charges will be extra)

Note: entrance test fee is non refundable.*

Admission Process

  • Admission will be based on an Entrance Test and test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. The Entrance Test shall be conducted at the Centre(s) notified in advance (changes of Centres, if any, also to be notified well in advance) at the level m of the individual HEI as mentioned in clause 1.2; and
  • An interview/viva-voce to be organized by the University as the candidates is required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Department Research Committee.

The interview/viva voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:

  • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research;
  • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/College;
  • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • Course Work

    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. preparation. 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.
    • All courses prescribed for Ph.D. course work shall be in conformity with the credit hour instructional requirement and shall specify content, instructional and assessment methods. They shall be duly approved by the authorized academic bodies.
    • The Department where the scholar pursues his/her research shall prescribe the course(s) to him/her based on the recommendations of the Research Advisory Committee, as stipulated under sub-Clause 8.1 below, of the research scholar.
    • All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programmes shall be required to complete the course work prescribed by the Department 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. course work prescribed by the Department.
    • 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 to the Institution/College.
    • A Ph.D. scholar has to obtain a minimum of 55% 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.

    Research Advisory Committee and its functions:

    • There shall be a Research Advisory Committee, or an equivalent body for similar purpose as defined in the Statutes/Ordinances of the Institution concerned, for each M. Phil. and Ph.D. scholar. The Research Supervisor of the scholar shall be the Convener of this Committee. This Committee shall have the following responsibilities:

      • To review the research proposal and finalize the topic of research;
      • To guide the research scholar to develop the study design and methodology of research and identify the course(s) that he/she may have to do.
      • To periodically review and assist in the progress of the research work of the research scholar.
      • A research scholar shall appear before the Research Advisory Committee once in six months to make a presentation of the progress of his/her work for evaluation and further guidance. The six monthly progress reports shall be submitted by the Research Advisory Committee to the Institution/College with a copy to the research scholar.
      • In case the progress of the research scholar is unsatisfactory, the Research Advisory Committee shall record the reasons for the same and suggest corrective measures. If the research scholar fails to implement these corrective measures, the Research Advisory Committee may recommend to the Institution/College with specific reasons for cancellation of the registration of the research scholar.

    FEE DETAILS

    For Ph. D

    • Entrance Test Fee- Rs. 5000/-
    • Course Fee- Rs. 80,000/ Year
    • Total Fee- Rs. 2,65,000/-

    *Fees Shall Be Deposit in University Account or Deposit on University Fees Counter and Take Receipt.

    Demand Draft / Cheque / Banker Cheque etc. shall be made by the name of “The OPJS University” AU Small Finance Bank payable at Churu, Rajasthan. (Payment Slip and confirmation is subject to clearance of banking instruments)

    Note: If you have any query, Call US @ +91-8306377719/+91-8306377727 OR Official Email ID for the admission enquiry: admissionphd@opjsuniversity.edu.in

    • Genuine Research Work.
    • 24*7 Hours Phone Assistance by Guide.
    • Completion of Research work on time, Degree will be awarded on time.

    PhD ADMISSION PROCESS

    Step 1 –Scholar will submit online registration form at University website (www.opjsuniversity.edu.in). (Staff will cooperate student if he/she faces any problems regarding online registration form submission)

    Step 2 -Scholar will deposit 1000/- as registration fee at the time of online registration. Then 5000/- entrance test fee will be paid before appearing entrance test exam conducted by the University through online mode. The University will give scholarship to top 10 students according to the scores in entrance test exam.

    Step 3 –After declaration of results, qualified students will get a call from University for appearing interview and Documents verification. (Verification of documents will be done through online and offline mode).

    Step 4 –After interview and document verification, the classes of course work (6 months duration) will be started. Classes of the course work will be conducted in online and offline mode.

    Step 5 –After completion of course work class, scholar will appear in coursework exam(after 6 months of entrance test). There are 5 papers in the exam as below –

    • 1. Computer application
    • 2. Research methodology
    • 3. Quantitative methodology
    • 4. Review of Literature
    • 5. Research & Publication Ethics

    Step 6 -Scholar will submit the synopsis and after review and approval by University, he/she will get a registration letter and a guide will be allotted from the University for further help during his/her research work.

    Step 7 –DRC(Departmental Research Committee) process will be started. Scholar has to clear his/her 1st year fees before the DRC.

    [Departmental Research Committee (DRC): DRC plays an important role in admission of the Ph. D candidate. Admissions Division in consultation with DRC members, adopts a suitable criteria and accordingly shortlists the candidates to be called for test/interview. The applications of shortlisted candidates will be handed over to the DRC for final selection in PhD. DRC will conduct the presentation (Synopsis). For the purpose of interview, DRC may co-opt some more faculty members depending on need and circumstances. During interaction with the candidates, DRC will also identify the area of research, allot supervisor and shall evaluate the overall work done by the candidate for his/her Ph.D.].

    Step 8 –After completion of one year, scholar will submit the 1st year progress report (total 4 progress reports semester wise).His/her guide and University staff will help in this regard. He/she can take help from the senior students as well. Similarly he/she will prepare 3 more progress report semester wise.

    Step 9 –Scholar will submit thesis at University in both online and offline mode, soft and hard copy (spiral bound draft copy of thesis with 3 copies of Summary, Assignment, 3 copies of Synopsis, 2 Research Publication with ISSN) for evaluation.

    Step 10 –After submission of soft copy of thesis, it will be submitted online for plagiarism at University. Plagiarism report will take time of 1 month. (Software used Urkund)

    Step 11 –After checking plagiarism, it will be sent to 2 experts for evaluation of thesis. After the successful and approved submission of thesis along with other necessary documents, he/she will get notice for final Viva.

    Step 12 – After completion of final viva, scholar will be awarded with provisional degree certificate. After that scholar will be awarded with the final Doctorate Degree.

    NOTE:

    • • Scholar will attend minimum 2 seminars, conducted and organised by the University or other University /Organisation and publish minimum 2 papers(UGC Listed Journals) during pursuing PhD.
    • • This complete procedure of the PhD is followed as per UGC guidelines.

    SCOPE, OPPORTUNITIES & PLACEMENT

    There are many job options after completing your PhD from India. The critical consideration is the subject that you have chosen to do your research in. Different fields have different applications in the career scope after the completion of the PhD.

    The most significant career option is research. The value of the degree is that you are in a position to innovate and bring relevance and improvements to questions, observations and experiments. There are many projects funded in India and abroad that celebrate the research abilities of a PhD. If you have a relevant topic of research, you could be working for the government, space programs, drug development, and so on. There are many opportunities both in India and abroad to having a great career in research and development for large companies.

    Teaching is the next best career option. Most postgraduate courses require you to have a PhD to commence teaching. The scope is enormous as more and more colleges and Universities are being commissioned in India, thanks to the government's vision of turning India into a teaching-learning hub. As new colleges come up, there will be a significant opportunity for doctorates to pass on their hard-earned knowledge to students. Many new-age Universities in India offer lucrative packages along with residential job opportunities to PhD's.

    Your PhD gives you unmatched expertise in your field, and you can capitalize on your knowledge. Consultancy can be a lucrative career option for you both in India and abroad. A fresh student have number of options after completing PhD, following are major options

    • 1. 1. High salary (comparison to Indian salary).
    • 2. PDF abroad, most preferred option so far, after reading status of PDF on forum/blog, some PhD students feel they are living better life during PhD than PDF abroad.
    • 3. Exposure (opportunity to work with reputed scientist).
    • 4. Good publications etc

    B. To some extent I agree with him, but purpose of doing postdoctoral research in abroad is not just for high status in society or for high salary. It is actually an opportunity to learn how to become an independent researcher. One should learn, how to propose new research idea, how to create some new direction for ongoing research and also to get publications. One should not go for PDF, just because his/her senior has gone to do. There are many laboratories in abroad where, Professors ask a proposed research plan on which the person wants to work. For that one needs deep understanding on what's the current area of research in that lab and what new ideas can be implemented to redirect or to progress the ongoing research in that lab. Accordingly one should make a research proposal.

    C. Coming to third option, Industrial jobs. Basically after Phd you will be assigned in R&D (Research and development department). Although industrial jobs are considered as mindless repetitive tasks, but due to high pay scale, more and more students are attracted towards these jobs. Unfortunately it is triumph of materialism that has infected every part of our culture, but not a bad option to choose. Regardless of what type of products they are making, companies need well trained engineers to work in their R & D and process development units. A person with good exposure to advanced analytical techniques and with handling experience of scientific instruments have greater demand in these companies. One can join these companies just after PhD or he/she can spare 1-2 years in abroad as postdoctoral researcher and then go for these kind of jobs. To lead a comfortable life this option is always better

    Here it is explained all the points as career guidance for future aspirants after PhD.

    Here it is explained all the points as career guidance for future aspirants after PhD.

    If you are a science student then you probably know that after your graduation or Post graduation (BSc. MSc) there aren’t many great options in industry. Even if there are options, the package will very low and scope for growth will be minimal. In this scenario, its better to go for PhD from a good institute which adds value to your resume. Makes you a subject matter expert of your field or research. Open your option in academia and in industry (R&D).

    FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions)

    1.What is the duration of a PhD program in India?

    Duration of a PhD degree is 3 years minimum(including Course Work) . The course requires writing a thesis on a topic. It is all about contributing your knowledge to the world. The thesis is written under the guidance of a faculty. It may take many years if you are not consistent and focused. Set the target to complete your PhD in maximum 6 years.

    2.How does a doctoral degree rewarded in India?

    It is based on the quality of your thesis which you produced at the end of the degree. Submit the thesis internally which may need correction and resubmission before allowing you to look forward to an external examination. Once the university gives a node to your thesis, it will be examined orally by one or more external examiners. it is known as the ‘open defense.’

    3.How much is it required to pursue a PhD program?

    It is not easy to say, but the fee structure is dependent on the university and the region you are pursuing PhD program in India. Though, it is comparatively cheaper than other nations.

    4.How to apply for a PhD program?

    Getting PhD admission is not as easy as it seems. Candidates with having a master degree in a subject with minimum 55% can apply to the program. Candidates need to have the necessary language skills. For example, they should know Hindi or English which is a part of teaching a subject. Please visit website www.opjsuniversity.edu.in

    5.Do I need to pass more tests after PET?

    Since it is an advanced program which gives you the prestigious doctoral degree, PhD admission process is not simple. The next step is passing an interview. It is to know your interests, if any work experience, you aim and your knowledge. Here your document can also verify.

    6.What is the minimum qualification for admission to a PhD Program?

    Minimum qualification for admission to a PhD program is Master’s Degree in the relevant field. For details the criteria of qualification is mentioned in the websit.

    7. At the time of filling up the application form, is it mandatory that I have with me mark sheet of my master’s program, till the final semester?

    Yes, it is mandatory to have all mark sheets, however, provisional mark sheet for final year/semester or certificate of Master’s program will be acceptable, conducted by the university.

    8. Will I be exempted from the Entrance Test?

    An applicant who has qualified in CSIR-NET/UGC-NET/GATE are exempted from entrance test. For details please visit www.opjsuniversity.edu.in

    9. I have a rich teaching /corporate work experience, Am I exempted from the Entrance Test?

    No, you have to go through the entire selection procedure.

    10. How is a research topic/ preliminary research idea decided?

    Research topic is conceptualized by the candidate. It can be modified with the help of the appointed Guide and Co-Guide after selection. It is finally approved by the Competent Authority of the University

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