Ph.D – English – MRIU

Tentative Number of Vacancies: Faculty of Media Studies and Humanities – 06

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Number of vacancies is subject to change depending upon the joining of new faculty and exist of the existing faculty, and specific research areas.

Admission Brochure is available at the cost of Rs. 1200/- payable either in cash at University Counter at Campus, Administrative Headquarters and City Centres or through Credit / Debit Card on-line through payment gateway. 

Eligibility Criteria

The admission to PhD programmes would strictly be done on the basis of regulations contained in the PhD Ordinance of the University available on its website, which is in total conformity with the UGC new Regulations, 2016 for Awards of M. Phil / Ph.D Degree. An applicant possessing any of the following qualifications shall be eligible to apply for admission to a Ph.D. programme of the University:

  • A Master’s degree with not less than 55% marks in aggregate in Engineering / Technology / Science / Humanities / Commerce/ Medicine/ Law / Education/ Pharmacy / Management of a recognized Indian University, or a degree approved by Association of Indian Universities, or any other equivalent qualification to the satisfaction of Academic Council of the University.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology/ Medicine / any other professional discipline of at least four year duration after 10+2 or higher duration, with either 70% or more marks in aggregate and a minimum of fifteen years of relevant experience in recognized Institute/ University/ Industry/ Government Organization, may be considered eligible for admission, on the recommendation of BOS and approval by Academic Council provided that such applicants may, in case considered essential, be required to qualify in the course/s specified by the DRC/BOS.


  • Online applications for joining the Ph.D. programme shall be submitted. All eligible candidates shall have to appear for Entrance Test (of 80 Marks) to be conducted by MRIU as per UGC new Regulations, 2016 for Awards of M. Phil / Ph.D Degree. The syllabus for the entrance test shall consist of 50% of Research Methodology as Part-A and 50% shall be subject specific as Part-B. The entrance test shall be followed by an interview / presentation carrying a weightage of 20 marks. Those applicants who are short listed and are found to be suitable shall appear before the DRC of the concerned department for judging the suitability of the research plan and availability of the supervisor. The research plan shall be written in English in the specified format in accordance with the instructions contained in the PhD Ordinance. In case of a suitable candidate, the DRC shall assign some specific topic as area of research as found suitable. A candidate will ordinarily be allowed twice for such presentation before the DRC. A third attempt may be allowed only with the approval of the Vice Chancellor in special circumstances.
  • The recommendations of the DRC regarding the research plan of the candidate and proposed supervisors shall be put up in the meeting of the BOS for approval and for further submission to the Board of Faculty.
  • While recommending approval of the Research Plan, the BOS/BOF will also recommend the research supervisor(s).
  • After the recommendations of BOS/BOF of the research plan and the name(s) of the supervisor(s) of a candidate, the case shall be submitted to the concerned Academic Council for its approval.
  • After the approval of the Academic Council and the payment of fees prescribed by the University, a candidate shall be formally registered as a research scholar / Student with effect from date on which the BOS accorded its approval or from the date specified by the Academic Council.
  • A Research Scholar shall be required to renew his registration every semester / year and pay the fees in the manner prescribed by the University.

Fee for PhD Programme :

Description Amount in Rs. Remarks
Registration Fee 25,000/- One time, to be paid at the time of registration.
Course Work Fee 25,000/- One time, to be paid at the time registration.
Research Fee 50,000/- Per annum, Rs. 25,000/- to be paid at the time of registration and balance Rs. 25,000/- within 6 months from the date of registration.
Thesis Evaluation Fee 25,000/- One time, to be paid at the time of submission of Thesis.

It is further clarified that minimum duration for PhD is 2 years and hence a Research Scholar will be required to pay Research Fee of Rs. 50,000/- per annum for a minimum period of 2 years in two equal installments per year. If a Research Scholar submits his / her Thesis within 15 days from the completion of 2 years from the date of registration, he / she shall be required to pay Research Fee only for 2 Academic Sessions aggregating to Rs. 1,00,000/-. However, if the Research Scholar submits his /her Thesis after 15 days from the completion of 2 years from the date of registration, he / she will deposit the Research Fee @ Rs. 25,000/- per semester with the same analogy.

The Fee chargeable from the Research Scholars admitted in 2017-18, therefore, shall be as under:

At the time of Admission

Registration Fee -Rs. 25,000/-

Course Work Fee -Rs. 25,000/-

Research Fee -Rs. 25,000/-

Before June, 2018

Research Fee – Rs. 25,000/-

Before December, 2018

Research Fee – Rs. 25,000/-

Before June, 2019

Research Fee – Rs. 25,000/-

At the time of submission of Thesis

Thesis Evaluation Fee – Rs. 25,000/-

If a Research Scholar does not submit Thesis within 15 days from the date of completion of 2 years from the date of registration, he / she shall pay Rs. 25,000/- per semester on the above stipulation.

If a Research Scholar fails to deposit fee before 30th June or 31st December, as the case may be, a fine of Rs. 100/- per day shall be charged for 31 days and the name of the Research Scholar shall be struck off if the fee is not paid by July 31 or January 31 as the case may be. In such eventuality, the Vice Chancellor may consider re-admission of the Research Scholar on valid grounds and recommendations.

Full time Ph.D scholars shall be given scholarship / stipend as per MRIU norms.