P.hD. - PROGRAM


The University offers a research programme leading to the Ph. D degree in Applied Sciences, Mathemathics & Computer Application, Life Sciences, Commerce, Management, Engeeniring & Technology, Social Science & Humanities , Education and Pharmaceutical Sciences . The Ph. D programme is applied in nature and students are encouraged to choose research topics that have relevance to the basic problems of the present day society prevailing in this global world.
Admission to the Ph. D. programme is granted through an All India Entrance Examination, comprising written test and interview. Students admitted to the Ph.D. programme are required to undertake coursework for one semester which will be treated as Pre-Ph.D. preparation. The coursework includes Literature Review, Research Methodology and other preliminary courses recommended by the Ph. D. Committee.
The Ph.D Programme at the University is overseen by the Ph. D. Committee which comprises of the Director, Coordinator of the Ph.D. programme, two Research Guides from the Institute, and two external subject experts nominated by the Academic Council.
The Ph. D. programme at the University is highly coveted and supported by leading academicians and experts with the government/corporate sector, and international organizations.


Rules & Regulations
Subjects01 The University shall offer the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Sciences, Mathemathics & Computer Application, Life Sciences, Commerce, Management, Engeeniring & Technology, Social Science & Humanities and Education.
Eligibility 02 Master’s Degree in Applied Sciences, Mathemathics & Computer Application, Life Sciences, Commerce, Management, Engeeniring & Technology, Social Science & Humanities and Education with at least 55 percent marks (50 percent for reserved category candidates i.e. SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled Candidates) from a recognized University/Institute.
Number of Seats 03 The number of candidates to be admitted for the Ph.D. programme shall depend upon the availability of eligible faculty/guides in the University. The number of candidates to be admitted to the Ph.D. programme shall be notified on the website of the University and through advertisement in at least two national newspapers, of which at least one shall be in the regional language.
How to Apply 04 A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme after notification shall download the application form from the University’s website www.spubgt.ac.in and submit the same to the Ph.D. section at the University along with the prescribed application fee.
Entrance Examination 05 Admission to the Ph.D. programme of the University shall be through an Entrance Examination to be conducted on annual basis as per the schedule recommended by the Internal Ph.D. Committee. The Entrance Examination shall comprise Written Test and Interview.
Written Test 06 The University shall conduct a Written Test, the schedule and structure of which shall be duly notified in advance.
Exemption from the Written Test . 07 Candidates who have obtained M.Phil Degree of a recognised University through regular and not distance mode ii. Candidates who have qualified at the UGC-NET (including JRF)/SLET/teacher fellowship holders.
Interview 08 Candidates who pass the Written Test and candidates who are exempted from the Written Test shall be required to appear for an interview to present/discuss their research proposal/area of interest.
Registration 09 Provisional Registration: Candidates admitted to the Ph. D. programme shall be granted Provisional Registration. The date of Provisional Registration of a candidate shall be the date on which the candidate joins the Ph.D. programme in the University. The date of the Provisional Registration of a foreign candidate shall be the date of joining after obtaining valid student/study visa. Confirmation of Registration: The Provisional Registration shall be confirmed upon successful completion of the prescribed pre-Ph.D. course work.
Ph. D. Committee 10 There shall be a Ph.D. Committee constituted for a period of two years, comprising the following: i) The Vice Chancellor (ex-officio Chairperson)
ii) Dean of the concerned School
iii) Coordinator of the Ph.D. programme
iv) Two faculty members of the University to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor, for a period of two years
v) Two subject experts from outside the University, to be nominated by the Vice Chancellor from the list of experts approved by the Academic Council, for a period of two years.
vi) Registrar Member Secretary.
The powers and duties of the Ph.D. Committee shall be:
i) To recommend admission to the Ph.D. programme of the Institute
ii) To recommend the subjects/topics of research for Ph.D. scholars
iii) To recommend the award of fellowships, if any. The Ph.D. Committee shall ordinarily meet two times a year. The Chairperson of the Committee may convene extra meetings, if required.
Internal Ph. D. Committee 11 There shall be an Internal Ph.D. Committee comprising: i) The Vice Chancellor (ex-officio Chairperson)
ii) Dean of the concern School/Department
iii) Coordinator of the Ph.D. programme
iv) Two Research Guides of the University nominated by the Director for a period of two years.
The powers and duties of the Internal Ph.D. Committee shall be:
i) To recommend the Research Committee for students admitted to the Ph.D. programme
ii) To recommend change of Principal Research Guide, if required
iii) To recommend change of Research Committee, if required
iv) To recommend change of research topic on the advice of the Principal Research Guide/Research Committee.
iv) To evaluate the progress of the Ph.D. thesis work based on the half yearly presentation of the students. For this purpose Internal Ph.D. Committee may co-opt experts.
v) To recommend extension of the period of Ph.D. registration on the advice of the Principal Research Guide/Research Committee.
vii) To recommend submission of the thesis before completion of the stipulated period.
Research Committee 12A candidate shall be required to complete his/her doctoral research under the supervision of a Research Committee appointed by the Internal Ph.D. Committee. The Research Committee shall comprise the following:
(a) Principal Research Guide who shall be a faculty member of the University
(b) Two members, of which one shall be a faculty member of the University, and the other from academia/research or industry. Though all members of the Research Committee are expected to give their comments and suggestions to the Ph.D. student at the time of submission of the Ph.D. thesis, approval shall be required only from the Principal Research Guide.
Allocation of Guide 13 All faculty members of the University holding a Ph.D. degree shall be eligible to be research guides. However, the allocation of research guides will be made by the Internal Ph.D. Committee after taking into account
(i) number of students per faculty member,
(ii) available specialization among the faculty members,
(iii) research interest indicated by the student during the interview, and
(iv) inclination of both, the student and the research guide.
14 As Principal Research Guide a Professor shall not have at any given point of time more than eight Ph.D. scholars; Associate Professor not more than six Ph. D. scholars, and Assistant Professor not more than four Ph. D. scholars.
Duration 15 The Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years including course work and a maximum of six years.
16 If a candidate’s thesis is not ready after the lapse of six years he/she may be allowed to submit his/her thesis within a grace period of up to two years by re-registration and payment of the prescribed fees for re-registration.
Coursework 17 All students admitted to the Ph.D. programme are required to undertake coursework for six months which will be treated as pre-Ph.D. preparation. The coursework shall comprise Research Methodology, Literature Review and other preliminary courses as may be recommended by the Internal Ph.D. Committee. Students shall be required to score minimum of 55 percent marks or its equivalent grade in UGC 7-point scale in the course work to be eligible to proceed further to write the dissertation.
Progress Report 18 Each candidate shall be required to submit to the Vice Chancellor, through the Principal Research Guide, his/her half-yearly progress report, in the prescribed format, which will be evaluated by the Internal Ph.D. committee of the University.
19 Each candidate shall be also required to present every six months his/her research work to the Internal Ph.D. Committee of the University, including the Principal Research Guide. It is compulsory for all Ph.D. scholars registered for the Ph.D. programme to attend these presentations. The Internal Ph.D. Committee shall recommend continuation of the candidate in the programme on the basis of
(i) Report of the Principal Research Guide and
(ii) progress shown in the half yearly presentation of the thesis work. In this regard, the decision of the Internal Ph.D. Committee will be final. The date and time of the half yearly presentation will be communicated to the candidates in advance.
20 A candidate for the Ph.D. degree must have worked for his/her thesis for a minimum of three years, including course work and, in the normal course, he/she shall not be allowed to submit his/her thesis before completion of three years from the date of his/her registration for the Ph.D. programme.
21 However, as a very special case, the Internal Ph.D. Committee may, on the recommendation of all members of the candidate's Research Committee, permit him/her to submit his/her thesis before completion of three years.
22 Upon satisfactory completion of coursework, the Ph.D. scholar shall undertake research work and produce a draft thesis within the stipulated time.
23 Prior to submission of the draft thesis, the student shall make a pre-Ph.D. presentation which shall be open to all faculty members and research students for their comments and feedback. The comments obtained may be suitably incorporated into the draft thesis under the advice of the guide.
24 Ph.D. candidate shall publish one research paper in a refereed journal and present his/her research work in two national/international conference/ seminar before the submission of draft thesis for adjudication, and produce evidence of acceptance letter or the reprint.
25 The Academic Council of the University shall evolve a mechanism using well developed software and gadgets to detect plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty. While submitting for evaluation, the dissertation/thesis shall have an undertaking from the research scholar and a certificate from the Principal Research Guide attesting to the originality of the work, vouching that there is no plagiarism and that the work has not been submitted for the award of any other degree/diploma of the same University where the work was carried out, or to any other Institution/University.
26 In case of relocation of a woman Ph. D. scholar due to marriage or otherwise, the research data shall be allowed to be transferred to the University to which the scholar intends to relocate, provided that all other conditions stipulated in these Rules and Regulations are followed in letter and spirit and the research work does not pertain to a project secured by the University or the Principal Research Guide from any funding agency. The scholar shall, however, give due credit to the Principal Guide and the University for the part of research already conducted.
Presentation of Thesis 27 Before submitting the draft thesis, the candidate shall forward to the Registrar of the University, through his/her Principal Research Guide, five copies of a statement giving the title and the synopsis of the thesis. The draft Ph.D. thesis shall be submitted within six months of the date of submission of the synopsis of the thesis, failing which the candidate shall submit a revised synopsis and shall again pay his/her examination fees.
28 A candidate for the Ph.D. degree shall submit to the Registrar of the University four copies of his/her draft thesis in spiral bound form. All copies of the draft thesis shall be presented in a permanent and legible form in print or photocopy.
29 A significant extension of research work done by the student for a previous degree can be submitted as a Ph.D. thesis; however such thesis shall not be a reproduction of the earlier work.
30 Along with four copies of the draft thesis to be submitted by the candidate in the manner prescribed above, the candidate shall also submit two copies (or more if required) of a summary of the thesis highlighting the findings and original contributions of the research.
Appointment of Examiners 31 The synopsis of the thesis submitted by the candidate shall be forwarded to the Board of Studies, which shall recommend to the Academic Council a panel of external examiners for evaluation of the thesis. The Principal Research Guide of the candidate shall be the internal examiner. The Vice Chancellor shall select two external examiners from the panel approved by the Academic Council. Of the two external examiners, at least one should be outside the state/country.
Defense of Thesis 32 After the candidate submits the draft thesis and the Vice Chancellor appoints two external examiners, the Vice Chancellor/Registrar shall invite the examiners to evaluate the draft thesis. A copy of the summary of the thesis shall be sent to the examiners along with the letter of invitation. When an examiner accepts the invitation to evaluate the thesis, the Vice Chancellor/Registrar shall forward the thesis to him/her within two weeks of the receipt of the letter of acceptance.
33 The draft thesis produced by the Ph.D. scholar and submitted to the University shall be evaluated by at least two experts, out of which one shall be from outside the state/country.
34 Upon receipt of satisfactory evaluation reports, the Ph.D. student shall undergo a viva voce examination which shall also be openly defended.
35 The examiners shall report on the acceptability of the draft thesis or otherwise within a period of ninety days from the date of receipt of the thesis. If both the external examiners report that the draft thesis is acceptable, the candidate will be invited for the open defense of his/her thesis. If both the external examiners report that the thesis is not acceptable, there will be no defense of the thesis and the candidate will be declared to have failed. In case of difference of opinion between the two external examiners about the acceptability of the thesis, the Vice Chancellor shall appoint a third external examiner out of the Panel approved by the Academic Council. The decision about the acceptability of the thesis shall be based on the majority opinion of the three external examiners' opinion. If the majority finds the thesis to be acceptable then the candidate will be asked to undertake the defense of his/her thesis.
36 The date and the time when the candidate will defend his/her thesis shall be duly notified by the Vice Chancellor. The candidate shall be provided with the copies of the reports of the external examiners at least seven days prior to defense of the thesis. Ph. D.
Defense Committee 37 The Ph. D. Defense Committee shall comprise the following members: Vice Chancellor of the University or his nominee (Chairperson) Dean of the concern School Chairperson/Head of the Department Ph. D. Coordinator Principal Research Guide One external examiner The presence of one internal examiner and one external examiner shall be mandatory at the viva voce.
38 The defense of the thesis shall be open to faculty/students of the University. The Chairperson shall exercise his/her discretion to allow or not to allow a question. However, the members of the audience at the defense shall have no say in the final decision regarding the award of the Ph.D. degree.
39 The examiners present for the defense shall submit to the Vice Chancellor/Registrar their final consolidated report about the award of the Ph.D. degree immediately after the defense is over. Their recommendations shall be specific and they shall recommend either that the Ph.D. degree be awarded to the candidate or that candidate re-submit his/her thesis after due revision as suggested and undertake a fresh defense or that the candidate be not awarded the Ph.D. degree. A work that has been rejected may be re-submitted after due revision subject to the payment of the prescribed fees. Depository of the Thesis with the University and the UGC
40 Upon successful completion of the evaluation process and announcements of the award of Ph.D., the candidate shall submit six copies of the final hardbound thesis to the University within a period of thirty days. The first copy of the thesis will be deposited in the library of the University, the second copy will be returned to the candidate, the third copy will be retained by the Principal Research Guide, fourth copy will be retained by the examination section of the University and fifth and sixth copies will be sent to the external examiners.
41 Along with a final hardbound copy of the thesis, the candidate shall also submit a soft copy of the thesis to be forwarded to the UGC, for hosting the same in INFLIBNET, which is accessible to all Institutions/Universities.
42 Along with the Degree, the University shall issue a Certificate certifying that the Degree has been awarded in accordance with the provisions of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of M.Phil./Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2016.
Part-time Ph. D. programme 43 The part-time Ph. D. programme shall be open to candidates working in academia / industry / research organizations, who are unable to pursue the doctoral programme in full-time mode.
44 For candidates admitted to the Ph. D. programme under part-time mode, the pre-Ph. D. coursework shall be prescribed by the Internal Ph. D. Committee.
45Candidates admitted to the Ph. D. programme under part-time mode shall be governed by all other rules and regulations governing the Ph. D. programme.

Admission

Admissions to the Ph. D. Programme 2019

Entrance Test for admission to the Ph.D. Programme in Applied Sciences, Mathemathics & Computer Application, Life Sciences, Commerce, Management, Engeeniring & Technology, Social Science & Humanities and Education will be conducted on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the University Campus and other centers.
The Admissions Schedule, list of Vacancies, Instructions to Candidates, Research Areas, Rules governing the Ph.D. Programme, Application Form, etc. are uploaded on the website http://www.spubgt.ac.in.
Eligible candidates desirous of applying for admission to the Ph.D. Programme February 2019 are requested to download the Application Form from http://www.spubgt.ac.in and submit the same duly filled in, on or before February 10, 2019.


Important Dates

1.Candidates desirous of seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme should submit their application on or before February 10, 2019.
2.List of the candidates eligible to appear for the Entrance Examination will be displayed on the website on February 13, 2019.
3.The Written Test for admission to the Ph.D. programme will be held on February 17, 2019.
4.The result of the Written Test will be declared tentatively on February 24, 2019.
6.Candidates who pass the Written Test shall qualify for the Interview during which they shall present/discuss their research proposal before the Ph.D. Committee.
6.The date for Interview will be announced immediately after declaration of the result of Written Test.


Admission To Ph. D. Programme 2019

1.A candidate with a Master's Degree in Applied Sciences, Mathemathics & Computer Application, Life Sciences, Commerce, Management, Engeeniring & Technology, Social Science & Humanities and Education with at least 55 percent marks (50 percent for reserved category candidates i.e. SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled candidates and for candidates applying under Professional category) or CGPA of 5.5 and above in the 10 point scale. 5% exemption from the prescribed minimum marks for SC/ST/OBC/Specially Abled candidates.
2.Candidates should download the application form from www.spubgt.ac.in and submit two copies (one original plus one photo copy) of their application form along with bio-data and the list of publications, etc.
3.Candidates should submit with their application, self attested copies of Certificates as proof of their educational qualifications and experience, statements of marks and of the S.S.C. or equivalent certificate in support of their date of birth. Original certificates should not be submitted along with the application but should be produced at the time of interview.
4.Candidates belonging to reserved categories should also submit with their application, self attested copy of the valid caste certificate issued by the competent authority.
5.The allocation of seats shall be as per Government of Madhya Pradesh guidelines, with 50% of the seats in the open category and the rest in reserved categories. Seats not filled in the reserved categories shall be transferred to the open category.
6.Candidates who have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship should submit a copy of the relevant letter or certificate from University Grants Commission.
7.Candidates who are employed should submit their applications through proper channel, along with a No Objection Certificate from the employer.
8.Any change of address given in the application form should be communicated to the Registrar, Sardar Patel University, Sardar Patel Knowledge city, Waraseoni road, Dongariya, Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh, Pin code- 481331,India.
9.The duly filled in application form should be submitted along with a Demand Draft/Online Payment Receipt of Rs. 2,000/- drawn in favour of Sardar Patel University payable at Balaghat. Applications submitted without demand draft/Print out of Transaction Receipt of online payment made on University Website will not be considered.
10.Incomplete applications will not be considered.
11.The number of vacancies for admission to the Ph.D. programme during February 2019 shall be up to 50, including professional and reserved seats as applicable.
12.List of the candidates, along with seat numbers for examination, will be displayed on the website (www.spubgt.ac.in) on February 15, 2019. There will be no separate communication with the candidates in this regard.
13.Entrance Examination: Admissions to the Ph.D. programme shall be granted through an Entrance Examination. The Entrance Examination shall have two components - (1) Written Test and (2) Interview. The Written Test will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2019.
14.Exemption from Written Test: Candidates who have obtained
(a) M. Phil Degree of a recognised University through regular and not distance mode,
(b) and those who have qualified at the UGCJRF/CSIR/DST/National/State level Fellowship/GATE/GPAT/SLET/NET/M.Phil examination shall be exempted from the Written Test,
(c) Candidates who have been awarded teacher fellowship by statutory bodies for doing Ph.D Degree, shall also be admitted directly without the entrance test and shall qualify for the interview.
15.Candidates who pass the Written Test; be called for the Interview.
16.Candidates are advised to refer to the Rules governing the award of the Ph.D. degree.


Research Proposal Guidelinies

How to write the research proposal - Guidelines
A research proposal is a document of around 3000-4000 words outlining the research you are going to undertake. A research proposal is intended to convince others that you have a worthwhile research project and that you have the competence and the work-plan to complete it.
Generally, a research proposal should contain all the key elements involved in the research process and include sufficient information for the readers to evaluate the proposed study. Regardless of your research area and the methodology you choose, all research proposals must address the following questions: What you plan to accomplish, why you want to do it and how you are going to do it.
Introduction
* Topic area
* Research question
* Significance to knowledge
Make sure the proposal starts on a general level with some type of introductory remarks before going into the details of the specific research question you are proposing. This can be accomplished by providing a frame of reference, a definition, or a discussion of the significance of the topic in the field. Make sure the research question is fully stated in one place.
Literature Review
* Previous research: others & yours
* Interlocking findings and unanswered questions
* Your preliminary work on the topic
* The remaining questions and inter-locking logic
* Reprise of your research question(s) in this context
The literature review demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge of the main research achievements in the area of study. Pay attention to provide some of the key references in your area of research which requires doing extensive research on your part. Make sure whether you can easily determine how the proposal is building on earlier studies, as well as exploring a line of research that is new.
Methodology / Theoretical Framework
* Approach
* Data needs
* Analytic techniques
* Plan for interpreting results
* Expected results
Provide a full description of your general research design, as well as the specific methods and procedures used in your research project. This section discusses what measures the researcher will take in order to test the study’s hypothesis.
* Describe your theoretical approach or type of analysis, if applicable
* Explain the details of your methods
Objectives
* Give a concise and clear outline of what you intend to find out in your project and what objectives you want to achieve.
* Research questions may take the form of a hypothesis to be tested against a specific set of criteria or a more open-ended inquiry.
* Objectives should establish the relevance and value of the proposed research in the context of current academic thinking.
* Your proposal needs to show why the intended research is important and to justify the reason for doing the research.
References
Provide a list of all references that you have cited in the proposal.


Fee Structure for Ph.D. Programmes

The Prescribed Fees* for Ph.D. Program is as under :

Course Work Fee
Course Work Examination Fee
Rs 15,000/-
Rs 3,000/-
Registration Fee Rs 10,000/-
Security Deposit Rs 5,000/-
Semester Fee Rs. 30,000/- per semester
Thesis Evaluation and Viva-Voce Examination Fee Rs 20,000/-
Condition Applied
Course Work Examination Fee
(for second chance, if any)
Resubmission of Thesis
Arrangement of second chance for viva-Voce Examination

Rs. 2,000/-

Rs. 2,000/-
Rs. 20,000/-
Fee for Foreign National candidates are as under:

Course Work Fee
Course Work Examination Fee
Rs 15,000/-
Rs 3,000/-
Registration Fee Rs 10,000/-
Security Deposit Rs 5,000/-
Semester Fee Rs. 75,000/- per semester
Thesis Evaluation and Viva-Voce Examination Fee Rs 20,000/-
Condition Applied
Course Work Examination Fee
(for second chance, if any)
Resubmission of Thesis
Arrangement of second chance for viva-Voce Examination

Rs. 2,000/-

Rs. 2,000/-
Rs. 20,000/-
The Security Deposit will be refunded after completion of Ph.D.
* Fee is subject to revision from time to time as decided by the University.

Addmisson Form

S.No. Addmisson - Form Action
1. Ph.D Form Download
2. Ph.D Form (Apply Online) Apply Online
3. Paid or Unpaid Form Details Click Here

List Of Subject For Researcher

S.No. Subject
1. ECONOMICS
2. CHEMISTRY
3. PHYSICS
4. MATHEMATICS
5. MANAGEMENT STUDIES
6. COMMERCE
7. SOCIOLOGY
8. ENGLISH
9. HISTORY
10. EDUCATION
11. POLITICAL SCIENCE
12. HINDI
13. CIVIL ENGINEERING
14. COMPUTER SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
15. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
16. PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
17. ELECTRONICS & COMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING
18. LIFE SCIENCES

1.Biotechnology
2.Microbiology
3.Botany
4.Zoology
5.Biochemistry
6.Environmental Science
7.Pharmaceutical Sciences


Syllabus for Ph.D. Management Entrance Test

S.No. Syllabus Action
1. Ph.d Syllabus For Entrance ExamDownload

Ph.D. Coursework

S.No. Subject Action
1. English Download
2. Commerce Download
3. Economics Download
4. Hindi Download
5. Education Download
6. Management Download

Policy Guidenlines on Plagiarism

S.No. Subject Action
1. Policy Guidenlines on Plagiarism Download