Helpline no. 0129-4259000

Helpline no. 0129-4259000

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Deemed to be University under section 3 of the UGC Act,1956

Program Overview


The students in their tenure of entire course have to complete 14 credits allotted for mandatory completion. A scholar is expected to complete 11 credits with the help of mandatory courses. Broadly the program can be divided in 7 Phases with various milestones to be achieved at each phase


Post coursework examination, the scholar is required to take short synopsis seminar (1 credit). This is designed to give the scholar and his research work a direction. If and only if the scholar clears, He/she enters the next stage of literature review seminar stage(1 credit). This step helps in formation of the research design including objectives, hypotheses and outcomes.

In the meantime the scholar is advised to work on his/her publications which have to be essentially in a reputed journal  from UGC CARE LIST which are rich in information and have the highest level of credibility. Some popular academic search engines like IEEE, Scopus, J Gate, EBSCO, CiteSeer etc. A research scholar has to contribute a mandatory international paper publication, which helps them to share their work with others. It also helps them to frame, streamline and get a validation their research. Before the Thesis presentation for evaluation by DRC and DRB the scholar presents a Pre Ph.D Seminar(1 credit).  The Seminar essentially helps them to rectify/ improve in their final thesis.


The dissertation is a scholarly work and contribution to the field of their research. The draft thesis has to be approved by DRC & DRB. The scholar works meticulously on the plagiarism and presentation of the research work. As a mandatory guideline the thesis should not have more than 10% plagiarism. A close monitoring is done with the help of Turnitin  software-a high credibility software installed in the Central Library.

Salient Features-

  1. Enhanced Classroom Teaching
  2. Reading Room in Library
  3. Six monthly progress report
  4. Mandatory SPSS training for scholars
  5. Group Projects
  6. A dedicated PhD Lounge for scholars
  7. Training on open source research tools
  8. Provision of remote access to all the scholars for accessing library database



RAC- Research Advisory Committee

To ensure the quality work to be produced by the Scholar, each Research Scholar has a specific/ individual RAC in which supervisor act as the chairperson and two other faculty members who are expert or have interest in the subject area act as the member of RAC. The frequency of the RAC is minimum one per semester to monitor the performance of the individual scholar

We are governed by Ordinance 8 (B) for the Ph.D program.

The campus at MRIIRS, has a Council for Doctoral Program office, most of the faculty and the library, Ph.D lounge with a well equipped presentation facilities workstations, books, Previous awarded thesis copies for consultation in Thesis Consultation room.

O.P. Bhalla Central Library

O.P. Bhalla Central Library is committed to provide the best possible access to information and this is reflected in the range of services.

Central  library, MRIIRS plays a significant role in supporting research programmes offered by various faculties of Manav Rachna Educational Institutions. University library   books and journals and  provides systematically digitized information.

The library has a well demarcated room for the use of PhD scholars for their use with a copy of the awarded thesis. University library plays an important role in offering support to PhD Scholars which helps in the formation of their research work.  It provides various E Resources, E-Journals like Academic eBooks Collection – EBSCO, ASCE,(American Society of Civil Engineering), DELNET (Developing Library Network), J-Gate (JET) (J-Gate Engineering & Technology) etc. to enhance the quality of research work  and facilitating the scholars in various domains including interdisciplinary research.

The scholars have a direct access to the e resources through their specific email ids. The scholars have an access to the library resources through remote access.

Dr. O.P. Bhalla Central Library offers a platform for research, innovation and development. It has a collection of more than 3, 00,000 documents in print and electronic format.

Key features of the Library Network Include:

  • Access to a network of 22 Department, Faculty of Central Library on the Campus
  • Fully web-based operations and services
  • My Account, Ask a Librarian Service
  • Access to over 1,35,000 print books
  • e-Readers Kindles
  • e-Books package comprising of over 1,45,000 books
  • Over 30,000 E-Journals from leading publishers and societies like IEEE, ASME, ASCE.
  • Institutional membership of Developing Library Network offering access to over 5000 libraries across South Asia.
  • UGC Digital Library Constoritum e-Shodh Sindhu.
  • Institutional Membership of the American Library and
  • Theses, Project Reports and Dissertations.

In addition to above, the central library deploys:

  • OPAC – Libsys Web 7.0 System OPAC address: which offers user interactive services.
  • Remote access of library resources through Ezproxy.
  • Single point of access for Content Management System for e-Learning through Library Portal
  • MOOCs, NPTEL Video Lectures and Open Access Resources.
  • Insta Alert Service that enables users to know immediately any transaction done to their account.
  • Current Awareness Service like Book Alert Service, Article Alert Service and Book Review Service

The library remains open 8:00 A.M.- 8:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday and 9:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. on Sundays to cater to academic and research demands of its academic community.

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