Doctoral Programs at Uttaranchal University

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Doctoral Programs at Uttaranchal University

Uttaranchal University is committed for creating excellence through research in various field of Law, Engineering, Applied Sciences, Life Science, Health sciences, Agricultural sciences, Management and Humanities. Full time (regular) and part-time Ph.D. programs are offered as per guidelines of UGC. Minimum duration is 3 years for full time doctoral program and 3 years and 6 months for part-time. We are promoting multidisciplinary in our Doctoral research & studies.

Candidates for perusing Ph.D. are selected through research entrance test (UURET), which is conducted twice in a year. Generally, test is conducted in the month of January (winter batch) and June (summer batch) every year. UURET consists of written exam followed by interview. Entrance exam consist of 50 MCQs of research methodology/research aptitude and 50 questions from discipline /subject. 50% overall marks are required in entrance exam to appear in interview. Net/GATE qualified candidates are exempted from entrance exam. Passing of Pre-PhD course work is compulsory in their research. Every candidate has to publish minimum 2 papers in scopus indexed journals and 2 paper presentation in seminar/conferences for thesis submission. External thesis viva is conducted within 3 months of submission.

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Details of different streams for Ph.D. Programs are as under:

S. No. Discipline School Ph.D Course Work 2022-23
1 Mathematics School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
2 Biotechnology School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
3 Chemistry School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
4 Physics School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
5 Food Science & Nutrition School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
6 Food Technology School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
7 Botany School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
8 Zoology  School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
9 Environmental Science  School of Applied & Life Sciences Click Here
10 Management Uttaranchal Institute of Management Click Here
11 Computer Application School of Computing Sciences Click Here
12 English School Of Liberal Arts Click Here
13 Pharmaceutical Science Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences Click Here
14 Law Law College Dehradun Click Here
15 Journalism & Mass Communication School of Journalism & Mass Communication Click Here
16 Agriculture  School of Agriculture Click Here
17 Computer Science & Engineering Uttaranchal Institute of Technology Click Here
18 Mechanical Engineering Uttaranchal Institute of Technology Click Here
19 Civil Engineering  Uttaranchal Institute of Technology Click Here
20 Political science School Of Liberal Arts Click Here
21 Psychology School Of Liberal Arts Click Here
22 Energy and Eco-Sustainabilty Centre of Excellence ( Energy, Eco-sustainability) Click Here
23 Smart Devices & IOT Centre of Excellence (Smart Devices & IOT) Click Here
Ph.D. Syllabus for Entrance Exam 2023

Ph.D. (Formats and Guidelines) PH.D. Fee Structure (Full-Time) PH.D. Fee Structure (Part-Time)

Eligibility

An applicant possessing any one of the following qualifications shall be eligible to apply for admission to a Ph.D. program of the University.

  • A 2-year/4-semester master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned or allied subject with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed.
    Or
  • A 1-year/2-semester master’s degree or equivalent in the concerned or allied subject with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree Program.
    Or
  • 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the concerned or allied subject with a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale.
    or
  • M.Phil. degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled.
  • Exemption from appearing at Entrance Examination: The candidates who have valid for fellowship/scholarship in UGC-NET/UGC- CSIR NET/GATE/CEED and similar National level tests based on an interview.
Program Duration:
  • Full Time: 3 Years Minimum
  • Part Time: 3 Years 6 Months Minimum

Note:

    • Candidates working in any organization can apply for a part-time Ph.D. The candidate will have to submit NOC from the employer. Duration for Ph.D. for part-time will be 3 and half years in addition to course work. Generally, course work duration for part time Ph.D. is for one year.
    • In case the Scholar in unable to submit his/her thesis within the prescribed time frame and his/her research is extended then, he/she will pay for each extended semester as per his/her mode.

Admission Procedure:

  • All the applicants shall have to appear for Uttaranchal University Entrance Examination (UUEE). The validity of the UUEE shall be for one year. Candidates may be provisionally enrolled if they are selected through the UUEE entrance test followed by an interview by a sub-committee comprising at least 5 members of the RDC as constituted by the Vice-Chancellor. The registration shall only be confirmed after satisfactory completion of the course work and approval of the research plan/synopsis on the basis of the presentation given by the candidate before the RDC.
  • Students who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder will be exempted from Entrance Examination only. However, students those have admitted in M.Phil. program through valid entrance examination will be exempted from UUEE. Such students have to appear in the interview before a sub-committee comprising at least 5 members of the RDC as constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.
  • Candidates shall be provisionally enrolled if they are selected through the UUEE entrance test followed by an interview by a sub-committee comprising at least 5 members of the RDC as constituted by the Vice-Chancellor. The registration of such provisionally enrolled candidates shall only be confirmed after satisfactory completion of the course work and approval of the research plan/synopsis on the basis of its presentation before the RDC.
  • University shall decide on year-to-year basis the number of Ph.D. scholars to be admitted program/faculty-wise depending on the number of available Research Supervisors and other academic and physical facilities available, the norms regarding the scholar- teacher ratio, laboratory, library and such other facilities. University will notify the number of seats for admission, subject/discipline-wise distribution of available seats, criteria for admission, procedure for admission, examination centre(s) where entrance test(s) shall be conducted and all other relevant information well in advance for the benefit information of the candidates/other stakeholders/public at large.
  • University will follow the reservation policy of the Central Government/Uttarakhand State Government for admission in Ph.D. program in place and formulated from time to time.

University shall admit candidates by a two-stage process, through:

    • An Entrance Test with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% of research aptitude (subject specific). The Entrance Test shall be conducted at the Centre(s) notified in advance (changes of Centres, if any, shall also be notified well in advance).
    • An interview/viva-voce to be organized by the University where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted RDC.
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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 University.
  • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • The University shall maintain the list of all the Ph.D. registered students on its website on year-wise. The list shall include the name of the registered candidate, topic of his/her research, name of his/her supervisor/co-supervisor, date of enrolment/registration.
  • The Research Scholars shall be registered under the category of Full-Time/Part-Time/Sponsored Research Scholars.
  • All the supporting documents are subject to verification by the competent authority before confirming admission in the Ph.D. program. In the absence of any requisite documents, a candidate will be granted provisional admission in the Ph.D. Program, which is subjected to cancellation, if not found fit at a later stage. Under this type of case, the fee submitted by the candidate shall stand forfeited.
  • Applications of Foreign Nationals can also be considered for registration as Research Scholar(s) provided:
  • His/her qualification is at par with the qualification stipulated by MHRD or any nodal/statutory body of the country for Ph.D. program.
  • The candidate shall be required to apply for admission to the Ph.D. Program of the University on a prescribed proforma along with the prescribed application fee as given in the regulations.
  • They shall also attach to the application attested copies of required certificates and Synopsis in English along with a copy of Passport.
  • Entrance Examination will be normally conducted twice a year and two admission cycles consecutively.
  • The application of Foreign Nationals shall be accepted on the basis of their synopsis submitted with the application form. If the synopsis is not found suitable by the RDC, the application shall be liable to be rejected.
  • Candidate shall be interviewed by the concerned Sub-Committee, comprising of at least 5 members to be chosen from the RDC, constituted by the Vice-Chancellor and their registration shall be confirmed after satisfactory completion of the prescribed course work and approval of research plan/synopsis on the basis of his/her presentation before the respective RDC.
  • All Foreign Nationals admitted to the Ph.D. Program shall also have to complete the coursework offered by the University.

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