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Every candidate provisionally registered for the Ph.D programme shall undergo course work in the first year. The course work consists of the following:
No. of credits
Paper I Research Methodology (inclusive of Quantitative methods&Computer applications)
Paper II An advanced paper in the subject concerned inclusive of
Review of Published literature and emerging trends in the relevant field
Paper III Background paper related to his/ her Ph.D work
Candidates who possess M.Phil. in the same discipline/field of research shall not be required to undertake the course work. The candidates with M.Phil Degree not in the same discipline and the professional degree holders who had under gone course work on Research Methodology are exempted only from Paper I Research Methodology and under go course work for paper II and paper III.
The Research Guide concerned shall frame syllabi for all the aforesaid three papers, as applicable and send the same to the Director, CRD for approval. The examinations for paper I & II will be conducted by the Controller of Examinations and evaluated by the External Examiners fixed by the Controller of the Examinations/ Director, CRD.
The examination for paper III shall be conducted by the respective Research Supervisor under the supervision of the Head of the Department / Institute concerned or his nominee at the Institute as decided by the Director .CRD / Controller of Examinations, PRIST University. The above paper shall be set and evaluated by the Research Supervisor concerned.
The passing minimum for each paper shall be 50% marks. A candidate who fails in the written examination may be permitted to reappear in the examination but on not more than two occasions. All the candidates shall have to clear Part-I Examination within two years from the date of registration.
During the reappearance the candidate shall be exempted from appearing for the papers in which he /she secured 50% or more.
A candidate who fails in the third attempt shall not be permitted to continue and the provisional registration shall be cancelled.
The candidate shall be permitted to undertake part-II of the Ph.D. program, namely thesis and viva-voce, only after receipt of the results of part I Ph.D examination. Every such candidate shall be required to submit the synopsis and the thesis within the due date stipulated by the University.
It shall be open to the Research Supervisor to recommend a candidate to spend not more than one year in an institution recognized for the purpose and / or on a project for any specific type of investigation.
Part-time (Internal) candidates registered under Guides not working in the same institutions shall be required to spend the last six months of their tenure directly under the Supervisor who will have a close scrutiny of the final stages of research.
Candidates admitted to Ph.D. programme under Part-Time ( External ) are expected to be in constant touch with the Research Supervisor.
Conversion of Ph.D. research from full-time to part-time and vice-versa shall be allowed only in special circumstances and on payment of the prescribed status change fee.
The following formula shall be adopted for conversion of Ph.D. program from full-time to part-time and vice-versa.
The residual period that the candidate has to complete, at the time of his / her submission for conversion (from full-time to part-time or part-time to full-time as the case may be), for fulfilling the requirement of the minimum duration of submitting the thesis under the existing category will be taken note of, and the corresponding equivalent period shall be determined and intimated to the candidate, without exceeding the maximum duration.