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    Mode Part time | Duration 6 Years

    Doctor of Philosophy (P.hd.) Commerce is a Part-time research course offered by the University of Madras, Chennai. PhD program shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years. Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the individual Institution concerned.


    Eligibility Criteria

    • 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. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.
    •  A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the same Institution.
    •  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.

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