MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND STUDIES
(Formerly MANAV RACHNA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY )
Ph.D – Media Studies – MRIIRS
MRIIRS strives to propagate the international research agenda across the University’s disciplinary spectrum and through interdisciplinary initiatives. Our aspirations and actions are influenced by our vision defined for learning, scholarship, research and public engagement.
MRIIRS expresses a commitment to disciplinary excellence across the spectrum of Engineering including Biotech and Core Sciences, Management, Psychology, Economics, Media, English Physiotherapy, Commerce including supporting research in strategically important and relevant areas. The range and health of the core academic disciplines provides an ideal foundation for the continued development of interdisciplinary research initiatives.
We aim to maximize the benefits of research by advancing fundamental knowledge and contributing to efficacious public policy, improved health outcomes, economic prosperity, social cohesion, international development, community identity, arts, culture and the quality of life. Our high-level strategies retaining and recruiting researchers of the highest distinction, processes and potential across the Institutions, attracting the very best research students nationally and internationally. We provide a supportive research environment in which scholars at every stage of their career, can flourish and develop. We aim at encouraging collaboration- regionally, nationally and internationally and effective partnerships with other research institutions, research agencies, funding bodies/sponsors and benefactors thus ensuring that the fruits of the Institution’s research activities are leveraged and disseminated for the benefit of society and the economy. We also strive to provide the academic and administrative services and facilities needed to facilitate research excellence and knowledge transfer.
The Institution will continue to develop multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programs and new ventures designed to address many of the major challenges that confront our society.
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
The admission to Ph.D programmes would strictly be done on the basis of regulations contained in the Ph.D Ordinance 8(B) of the Institute 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 Institution:
- A Master’s degree with not less than 55% marks in aggregate in Engineering including Biotech and Core Sciences / Psychology/ Economics/ Media/ English/ Physiotherapy/ Commerce / 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 Institution.
- 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 70 Marks) to be conducted by MRIIRS 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 30 marks. Those applicants who are short listed based on the latest UGC notification of 50% pass marks in written 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 Ph.D. Ordinance 8B. In case of a suitable candidate, the DRC shall assign some specific topic as area of research 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 supervisor(s) 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 through Council for Doctoral Program.
- After the approval of the Academic Council and the payment of fees prescribed by the Institution, a candidate shall be formally registered as a research scholar / student with effect from date of the AC meeting.
- A Research Scholar shall be required to renew his registration every semester / year and pay the fees in the manner prescribed by the Institution.
Fee for PhD Programme for Academic Session 2019-20:
|Description||Amount in Rs.||Remarks|
|Registration Fee||25,000/-||One time, to be paid at the time of registration.|
|Course Work Fee||35,000/-||One time, to be paid at the time registration.|
|Research Fee||70,000/-||Per annum, Rs. 35,000/- to be paid at the time of registration and balance Rs. 35,000/- within 6 months from the date of registration.|
|Thesis Evaluation Fee||35,000/-||One time, to be paid at the time of submission of Thesis.|
Fee structure for PhD admissions 2019-20 for NRIS/PIOs/Foreign students
PhD Programs: Course Fee (One time) US $650, Research Fee (Annual) US $ 1800, Thesis Evaluation Fee (One time) US $ 650. In year 3 and onwards, Research Fee payable on Semester basis @US $ 900 till the date of final submission of Thesis.
It is further clarified that minimum duration for PhD is 3 years and hence a Research Scholar will be required to pay Research Fee of Rs. 70,000/- per annum for a minimum period of 3 years in two equal installments per year. If a Research Scholar submits his / her Thesis within 15 days from the completion of 3 years from the date of registration, he / she shall be required to pay Research Fee only for 3 Academic Sessions aggregating to Rs. 2,10,000/-. However, if the Research Scholar submits his /her Thesis after 15 days from the completion of 3 years from the date of registration, he / she will deposit the Research Fee @ Rs. 35,000/- per semester with the same analogy.
The Fee chargeable from the Research Scholars admitted in 2019-20, therefore, shall be as under:
|Before 31st July, 2019||-Rs. 95,000/-|
|Between 1st January, 2020 – 31st January, 2020
(Semester 01st January 2020 to 30th June, 2020)
|– Rs. 35,000/-|
|Between 01st July, 2020 – 31st July, 2020
(Semester 01st July 2020 to 31st December , 2020)
|– Rs. 35,000/-|
|Between 1st January, 2021 – 31st January, 2021
(Semester 01st January 2021 to 30th June, 2021)
|– Rs. 35,000/-|
|Between 01st July, 2021 – 31st July, 2021
(Semester 01st July 2021 to 31st December , 2021)
|– Rs. 35,000/-|
|Between 1st January, 2022 – 31st January, 2022
(Semester 01st January 2022 to 30th June, 2022)
|– Rs. 35,000/-|
|Thesis Evaluation Fee||– Rs. 35,000/-|
|Total||– Rs. 3,05,000/-|
Note: If a Research Scholar does not submit Thesis within 15 days from the date of completion of 3 years from the date of registration, he/ she shall pay Rs. 35,000/- per semester on the above stipulation.
If a Research Scholar fails to deposit fee on or before 31st Jan or 31st July, 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 Feb 28 or August 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 of the Dean concerned and the student shall be required to pay re-admission fee of Rs 5000/-
The form submission for the Ph.D Batch 2019-20 will be commencing from May, 2019 onwards followed by the entrance exam in the last week of June, 2019 tentatively.