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Ph.D Programme

 

ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-23 FOR SESSION JANUARY 2023

Manav Rachna University is a multidisciplinary & interdisciplinary research driven University. The admission in Doctoral (Ph.D) Programme is as per UGC Minimum Standards and Procedures for Awards of M. Phil/ Ph.D Degree Regulations, 2016 dated 05.05.2016 published in the Gazette of India dated 05/07/2016.

We are offering Ph.D. programme for session January 2023, Academic year 2022-23 under following Schools:

  • School of Applied Sciences: Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Mathematics
  • School of Engineering: Department of Computer Science & Technology, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering.
  • School of Management & Commerce: Department of Management & Commerce
  • School of Education & Humanities: Department of Education & Humanities
  • School of Law: Department of Law

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AVAILABLE IN THE DEPARTMENTS

Substantial research is being undertaken in the department(s) under various Schools. In an endeavour to carry forward the research impetus, the University offers Ph.D. programmes (Full Time/Part Time mode). Broadly, the research activities are going on in the following main areas:

  1. Computer Science & Technology:- Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Big Data Analysis, Block chain Technology, Search Engine and Hidden Web, Education Technology, Green Computing, Soft Computing, Genetic Algorithms, Communication Systems & Networks, Network Security, Computational Models & Optimization.
  2. Electronics & Communication:- Antenna Design, Affordable healthcare devices, Human machine interaction, Digital filter design, Computer Vision and Image Processing, Digital Hardware Design for Biomedical Instruments, VLSI Design, Power System Analysis, Internet of Things, Embedded System Design, Wireless Communication, Energy Harvesting, Solar Cells.
  3. Mechanical Engineering:- Tribology-Thin Film Lubrication (EHL/micro-EHL), Wear Phenomena, Friction and (scuffing) Failure Phenomena, Solar Energy and its Applications, Turbo-machines, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics
  4. Management & Commerce:- Finance, Management, Accounting Strategy, Marketing, Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Banking, Insurance, Green Management, Entrepreneurship, Consulting.
  5. Physics:- Electronic Structure Calculations, Simulation of Laser-Plasma acceleration, Photonics: short radiation pulse Generation, Laboratory Astrophysics Simulation, Ionospheric Physics, Nanotechnology, Nanoscience, Multiferroics materials, Spintronics, Organic Solar Cells and Solid State Physics
  6. Mathematics: – Algebra, Analysis, Ring Theory, Differential Geometry, Coding Theory, Wavelets, Approximation Theory, Fluid Mechanics, Mathematical Modelling, Operations Research.
  7. Chemistry:- Green Chemistry- green synthesis of biofuels, Heterocyclic Compounds, Electrochemical Batteries, Water Detoxification, Corrosion, Heavy Metal Toxicity, Polymer Chemistry, Composites Polymer electrolytes, Superabsorbent Polymers/Hydrogels, Catalysis, Molecular Modelling, Detoxification by Natural Adsorbents.
  8. Education and Humanities :- Assessment and Evaluation, Educational Psychology, E-learning, School management and administration, Curriculum development, Value Education, Innovative Pedagogies, Research-Based Teacher Education, Peace & Sustainability.
  9. Law:- International Arbitration, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights Law, Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Public Law and Policy, Crime and Criminology, Trade Law, Business Law, Competition Law.

*These are only indicative areas. Research can be pursued in other areas also.


NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE 

No. of seats are dynamic depending upon the number of available supervisors & other learning resources.

Name of the SchoolName of the DepartmentNo. of Seats Available
School of EngineeringComputer Science and Technology15
 Electronics & Communication Engineering7
 Mechanical Engineering7
School of Management & CommerceManagement and Commerce10
School of Applied SciencesChemistry7
 Physics7
 Mathematics7
School of Education & HumanitiesEducation & Humanities3
School of LawLaw4
 Total67

Preference will be given to Full time Research Scholar whom Teaching Cum Research Assistant (TRA) is applicable as per policy: TRA Policy


DURATION OF Ph.D. PROGRAMME

  1. Minimum duration for submission of Ph.D. thesis is three years, including coursework and a maximum of six years.
  2. Extension beyond the above limits will be subject to approval by the competent authority of University.
  3. The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for thesis submission in maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave once in the entire duration of M. Phil/Ph. D as per the University Norms.


PROCEDURE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS

All applications must be submitted online. The applicant can download a copy of the submitted application form from the application submission portal and furnish hardcopy of the application form with photograph and all the documentary evidence in original (testimonials, certificates, publications, work experience and research/professional experience) at the time of interview. Incomplete applications will be rejected.


ADMISSION PROCEDURE

  • Applications for admission to Ph.D programmes shall be invited through an open advertisement bi-annually, in April and November for pre-determined intake under each School.
  • Applications shall be screened by a Scrutiny Committee constituted by the concerned Department. All the eligible candidates shall have to appear in a written test to be organized by MRU as per guidelines of UGC, followed by an interview to be conducted by Department Research Committee (DRC).
  • Non Resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals may be admitted to the program in accordance with the policy guidelines laid down by the Government of India.
  • Admission to the programme shall be based on merit in entrance test and interview. Entrance Test is of 100 Marks, written test (70 Marks) of 90 minutes duration (MCQs) followed by Interview (30 Marks). The written test shall comprise two sections, each with 50% weightage:

Section A – Research Methodology and Aptitude (Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning, Numerical Ability, Statistics).

Section B – Subject Specific.

  • The candidates who have qualified UGC- NET (including JRF)/ UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ SLET/ GATE/ M. Phil. are exempted from written test.
  • Teaching Cum Research assistantship of INR 24000-30000/- P.M. shall be awarded to Full Time scholars.


ELIGIBILITY FOR Ph.D. PROGRAMMES

The admission to the Ph.D. programme would strictly be done on the basis of UGC M. Phil/Ph.D. Regulations 2016 and subsequent amendments dated 27th August and 16th October 2018. An applicant possessing any of the following qualifications shall be eligible to apply for admission to a Ph.D. programme of the University:

  • Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Relaxation of marks in minimum eligibility shall be given as per UGC Regulation, 2016.
  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D programme.

FEES FOR Ph.D. PROGRAMME FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2022-23, SESSION JANUARY 2023

 

PhD Scholars (Part Time Mode) Indian students

PhD Scholars (Full Time Mode) Indian students

PhD Scholars, Foreign students

Description        

Amount in Rs.

Remarks

Amount in Rs.

Remarks

Amount in USD

Remarks

 Registration Fee

25,000/-

One time, to be paid at the time of registration.

25,000/-

One time, to be paid at the time of registration.

460

One time, to be paid at the time of registration.

Course Work Fee

45,000/-

One time, to be paid at the time registration.

45,000/-

One time, to be paid at the time registration.

790

One time, to be paid at the time registration.

 Semester Research Fee

35,000/-

Rs. 35,000/- to be paid while registering in the beginning of every semester.

17,500/

Rs. 17,500/- to be paid while registering in the beginning of every semester.

900

US $ 900 to be paid at the time while registering in the beginning of every semester.

 Thesis Evaluation Fee

35,000/-

One time, to be paid at the time of submission of Thesis.

35,000/-

One time, to be paid at the time of submission of Thesis.

650

One time, to be paid at the time of submission of Thesis.

Total to be paid in 3 years

Rs. 3,15,000/-

Rs. 2,10,000/-

USD 7300

 

Note:-Minimum duration for PhD is 3 years. 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. 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 per semester with the same analogy.

NOTE: Minimum duration for PhD is 3 years. 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. 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 per semester with the same analogy.

Late Fee Rules- If a Research Scholar fails to deposit fee on or before 31st Jan or 31st July, as the case may be, a fine of shall be charged in the following manner

S. No.FinePoint of Time of Late Fee
1Rs. 100/- per dayUp to 10 days after last day of fee
2Rs 1000 + @Rs 300 per day11th day onwards up to 20th day after last day of fee
3Rs 4000+ @Rs 500 per day21st day onwards up to 30th day after last day of fee

After 30th day of the last date of fee, name of the Research Scholar shall be struck off from the university roll. In such eventuality, the Vice Chancellor may consider re-registration of the Research Scholar on valid grounds and recommendations of the Dean concerned and the student shall be required to pay re-registration charges of Rs 10,000/-.


Refund Rule-

1.      In case of withdrawal before last date of admission: full refund after deducting 5% as processing charges

2.      In case of withdrawal between last date of admission and commencement of course work: Full refund after deducting Rs. 5000 as prescribed by the UGC in case of UG/PG programs

3.      In case of withdrawal within 15 days of commencement of Course work: 50 % of fee will be refunded

4.      No refund in case of withdrawal after 15 days of commencement of Course work.

Relaxation- Following shall be applicable for the faculty and staff of MREI joining the Ph.D program from the session 2020-21:     

  • Registration Fee: As applicable (one time to be paid at the time of registration).
  • Course work fee: Nil
  • Research fee: Nil (during 3 years duration of the program on the condition that faculty shall submit a security bond on a non judicial paper duly attested by notary to  serve the University at least for 3 years after completion of Ph. D)
  • Thesis Evaluation fee: As applicable (one time to be paid at the time of submission of the thesis).

Ph. D. ADMISSION CALENDAR

EventDate
Advertisement on WebsiteNovember 1, 2022 (Tuesday)
Last Date for e-form fillingDecember 18, 2022 (Sunday)
 Entrance Test and InterviewDecember 30, 2022 (Friday)
 Declaration of ResultJanuary 9, 2023 (Monday)
 Last date for Fee Payment (Ist Merit List)January 16, 2023 (Monday)
 Last date for Fee Payment (Waiting List)January 20, 2023 (Friday)
Registration and OrientationJanuary 21, 2023 (Saturday)
Commencement of Course Work ClassesJanuary 21, 2023 (Saturday)
Last Day of Course Work ClassesMay 6, 2023 (Saturday)

CONTACT DETAILS

S. No.NameDepartmentDesignationE mail
1Prof. (Dr) Shruti VashistECEDean Academics deanacademics@mru.edu.in
2Prof. (Dr.) Manpreet KaurCSTDRC Chairperson hodcst@mru.edu.in
3Prof. (Dr.) Charu PathakECEDRC Chairperson hodece@mru.edu.in
4Dr. Joginder SinghMEDRC Chairperson hodme@mru.edu.in
5Prof. (Dr.) Megha BansalChemistryDRC Chairpersonhodchemistry@mru.edu.in
6Prof. (Dr.) D K SharmaPhysicsDRC Chairperson hodphy@mru.edu.in
7Dr. Y.K. SharmaMathematicsDRC Chairperson hodmaths@mru.edu.in
8Dr. Rashee SinghEducation & HumanitiesDRC Chairperson hodeducation@mru.edu.in
9Dr. Somdutt BhardwajLawDRC Chairpersonhodlaw@mru.edu.in
10Dr. Pragati ChauhanManagement & CommerceDRC Chairperson hodmgmt@mru.edu.in
11Prof. (Dr.) Prinima GuptaCSTPh.D Coordinator phdadministrator@mru.edu.in
12Ms. Sonu KaulPh.D OfficeOffice Coordinatorphdadministrator@mru.edu.in  

 

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