Ph.D Program


Institute Name:  TERI University

Course Type:  Regular Courses

Apply By:  09 Jun . 2017


Ph.D Program
 

Doctoral programmes (Ph D)

Categories of admission

(a) Full time with assistantship/without assistantship

(b) Full time with UGC/CSIR/DBT/other research scheme scholarship

(c) Sponsored

(d) Part-time

Admission to the Ph D programmes will be made on the basis of a test/interview conducted by the Department concerned. Candidates may apply at any time through the year. Admission is subject to vacancies available in the relevant specializations.

Minimum qualification for admission

(a) M Sc/MA/M Phil in a relevant field or equivalent

(b) Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent

Candidates who possess a B Tech degree in the relevant field or equivalent are required to have a minimum CGPA of 7.5 on a 10 point scale or 70% marks.

 Pre-PhD course requirements

In order to overcome any deficiency in the breadth of fundamental training for advanced work, several courses are offered across disciplines taught at the University. Such courses would include those at Masters level or could be special ones created only for the doctoral student/s. The courses will be offered either by University faculty members or by guest faculty and specialists. Students possessing a BTech/MSc/MA or equivalent degree are required to complete a minimum of 10 course credits. MTech or equivalent degree holders are required to complete a minimum of five credits. Relaxation up to six credits (from 10 credits) in the course work may be considered for those with an M Phil degree as well as those with a BTech/MSc/MA or equivalent degree, provided they have a minimum of five years of experience in the relevant field. The course requirement will be determined by  the DRC (Department Research Committee)/CRC (Centre Research Committee) on the recommendations of the SRC (Student Research Committee) after considering the student’s background in relation to the proposed topic of research.

Pre-PhD students are required to pass three compulsory audit courses and one compulsory credit course. The audit courses include: (i) a course related to communication skills/technical writing and; (ii) a course related to statistical analysis. These two audit courses should be cleared within two attempts. The compulsory 2 credit course is on research methodology. These courses are to be taken by all PhD students. Any exemption in the above course requirement will be determined by the DRC/CRC on the recommendations of the SRC based on the evidence of student’s in-depth knowledge relating to the courses.

Cumulative Grade Point Average requirements

The minimum CGPA requirement for completion of the Pre-PhD coursework for being eligible to continue with PhD research work is 7.50. If the SGPA at the end of Semester 1is above 7 but less than 7.50, the student maybe given the option to take more courses in order to make up the required CGPA based on the SRC’s recommendation and as approved by the DRC. If the SGPA at the end of Semester 1and the CGPA at the end of any subsequent semester are below 7, the student will be asked to withdraw from the doctoral programme. The pre-PhD course work must be completed within the first two semesters and the first three semesters of join the programme by full-time and part-time students, respectively.

Comprehensive examination

A student shall be formally registered/ admitted to a PhD programme only after s/he has cleared the comprehensive examination. Students will be permitted to take the comprehensive examination only after they have completed the pre -PhD course work including the compulsory audit and credit courses as decided by the SRC. Full-time and part-time students must clear the comprehensive examination within a period of 18 months and 24 months, respectively, from the date of joining.

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