Admission and Eligibility for Ph.D Degree program
The Dayananda Sagar University ( DSU ) offers Ph D Programs in various disciplines. The University has well qualified faculty members to supervise research scholars and lead them to their Doctoral degree. These programs are available in both the full time and part time modes. DSU believes in the importance of interdisciplinary research and hence encourages scholars to pursue their work in socially relevant interdisciplinary areas.
I) The number of available slots in the various specializations under different disciplines is published in the link Research Guide List
II) The candidate desirous of pursuing Ph.D. degree shall discuss with one of the guides listed above and submit the application in the prescribed form through proper channel wherever applicable. The application form and the necessary details are available in the DSU website
III) The selection of Ph D scholars is done based on the performance in the Entrance Test and the Interview conducted by an Expert Panel in the chosen discipline. However, the candidates should get min 50% in the aggregate, in the Entrance Test to become eligible for the interview. Selection of Scholars in a discipline is done strictly based on the rank list prepared in that discipline by adding the performance of the candidates in the Entrance Test and interview.
a)Dayananda Sagar University Ph. D Entrance Test :
The University will conduct Entrance Test of 120 marks with 3 hours duration as under: The syllabi of various disciplines for the Entrance Test for candidates other than those who have qualified UGC-JRF/UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET / SLET / GATE (for Science Disciplines) or hold teacher fellowship are in the tab “Entrance Test Syllabus”
b)Interview by an Expert Panel :
The candidates shortlisted based on the performance in the Entrance Test will submit their Research Proposal with the help of the guide chosen and present before an Expert Panel in the discipline which will be scheduled by the University.
Duration of the Program
i) Ph. D program will be for a minimum duration of THREE/FOUR years, including course work for FULL TIME/PART TIME scholars from the date of Ph D Registration.
ii) Extension up to FIVE years for Full Time Scholars and SIX years from the date of registration beyond the above limits shall be permitted based on the recommendation of the concerned Research Supervisor and the Doctoral Committee.
1. Submission of filled Application Form - 17th Jan 2018
2. Ph.D Entrance Test - 21st Jan 2018
3. Announcement of the list of candidates who have successfully completed the Entrance Test - 23rd Jan 2018
4. Interview of the candidates by expert panel - 30th Jan 2018 and 2nd Feb 2018
5. Announcement of the final list of candidates selected - 5th Feb 2018
6. Last date for Ph.D Admissions - 15th Feb 2018
7. Ph.D Admission with late fee - 20th Feb 2018
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
i) A candidate who has obtained Master’s degree from Dayananda Sagar University or any other University recognized as equivalent securing not less than 55% of the aggregate marks prescribed for the examination, or its equivalent grade (in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and passed entrance examination for the Ph. D degree program, shall be eligible for admission to the Ph. D Degree Course. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled categories.
ii) A candidate with M. Phil Degree of this University or any other University recognized as equivalent there to in the concerned or cognate subject shall also be eligible for admission to the Ph. D Degree course, after passing the entrance examination as prescribed
Ph.D in Inter-Disciplinary Area
i) The University encourages interdisciplinary research leading towards awarding of PhD degree, for such students who have Masters degree in appropriate subjects securing not less than 55% of the aggregate marks prescribed for the examination, or it’s equivalent grade ( in a point scale wherever grading system is followed ) and passed entrance examination for the PhD degree course, shall be eligible for admission to the Ph. D Degree Course. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled categories.
ii) The candidate shall submit the title of the research area and the research proposal along with his/her application.
iii) The degree shall be awarded in the discipline in which the candidate has registered to Ph.D. program. Further Supervisor and Co-Supervisor (if any) may be assigned from appropriate discipline.
i) Rs 72,000/- for the first year to be paid during the admission
ii) Rs 62,000/- for the second and the subsequent years to be paid in the start of the year
The filled application form for the Ph.D entrance test shall be submitted along with the fee of Rs.2500/- in the form of DD drawn in favour of Dayananda Sagar University payable at Bangalore.