- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 6 Years
- Offered by: Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur
Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering programme 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.
Entrance Test for Ph.D. Programmes:
a) General Aptitude Test (PET-I)
(i) The M.Phil /Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET-I) shall be conducted in the ONLINE Mode. However, for senior citizens (60 years and above age) it may be conducted in OFF LINE mode on request. The University shall invite application forms from the eligible candidates, desirous of appearing in the PET-I, and all the application forms shall be filled only ONLINE on the website of designated agency and print outs of the forms along with certificates and prescribed fees in the form of Demand Draft, drawn in favor of "Finance and Accounts Officer, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur" payable at Nagpur shall be submitted in the office of the designated agency. On scrutiny of the applications, University shall prepare the statement along with all the particulars of the applicants and publish the list of eligible candidates with their Roll Numbers.
(ii) The PET-I shall be based upon multiple choice questions and shall be in English, Marathi and Hindi.
(iii) The examination shall consist of one paper of 90 minutes duration based on General Aptitude Test, carrying 100 marks and containing 100 multiple choice questions, based on:
(a) Analytical reasoning,
(b) Numerical ability and
(c) Language competency
(d) Computer and Environment awareness
(e) Logical reasoning of data interpretation
(iv) The valuation of answers shall be based on negative marking system in accordance with the marks allotted for each individual question. The negative marks shall be 0.5 marks per wrong answer.
(v) The PET Examination Committee constituted by the University shall be the competent authority to redress grievances of any candidate with respect to the conduct of PET-I.
(vi) The candidate shall be declared successful if he/she secures minimum 50% of marks in the PET- I.
Every candidate who has passed in PET-I shall be required to appear in the PET-II Examination which will be in the off-line mode. PET-II examination shall consist of two sections i.e. Section-A and Section-B and shall be of descriptive nature. The duration of examination shall be of three hours carrying 100 marks (each section carrying 50 marks) and covering the following areas:
SECTION-A: Research Methodology (Common for all)
i) Fundamentals of research
ii) Selecting a problem and preparing a research proposal
iii) Types of research,
iv) Tools and techniques of research and
v) Review of Literature.
SECTION-B: Subject specific: Syllabus of relevant subjects shall be displayed on the University website www.nagpuruniversity.org.
b) Minimum passing percentage for PET-II examination shall be 40% in each section i.e. Section A and Section Band 50% in the aggregate.
c) Ph.D. entrance test shall be conducted by the university at the centres notified in advance in accordance with the rules framed by the university. This information shall also be published in two national newspapers of which one shall be in the regional language.
PET being one of the eligibility criteria for applying for M.Phil./Ph.D. admission/registration, the declaration of the candidate to be successful in PET examination shall not confer on the candidate, the right of admission/registration.
Exemption from PET for Ph. D. program:
Candidates who have qualified the UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) /SLET/GATE/GPAT/SET/teacher fellowship holder or have passed M.Phil. Programme (admitted through entrance test) in the concerned subject from any Statutory University.
Number of seats for admission, subject/faculty-wise distribution of available seats, criteria for admission adhering to the National/State level reservation policy: -
(a) The maximum number of researchers in the University's post graduate teaching departments, which are also recognised as places of research work, shall not exceed fifty.
(b) The maximum number of researchers at affiliated colleges/institutions/organisations which are recognized places of research, shall not be more than ten for professional courses and twenty for the non-professional and traditional courses
(c) The University shall maintain the list of all M.Phil./Ph.D. registered students on its website on year wise basis. The list shall include the name of registered candidates, topic of research, names of supervisor/ co-supervisor and the date of registration. The list, also shall display the vacancies at each research centre.
(d) While granting admission for M.Phil / Ph.D. programmes due attention shall be paid to the State Reservation Policy.
(e) RRC shall be, subject-wise University committees, before which the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation by way of interview/viva-voce.
(f) In the interview/viva-voce, the RRC shall also consider the competence of the candidate for proposed research.
Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme shall have passed Post Graduate Degree (Master's Degree) Examinations of the University or an equivalent Degree of any other recognised statutory university in concerned subject, 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.
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) VJNT/SBC / differently abled and other categories of candidates as per the University Grants Commission's Regulations, 2016, or for those who had obtained their Master's Degree prior to 19th September 1991. The eligibility Marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories/class of candidates mentioned above are permissible only on the qualifying marks without including the grace marks.
Candidates who have successfully passed the M.Phil. Course programme as per conditions laid down by U.G.C. Regulations, 2009 published in Government of India Gazette, July 11-July 17, 2009, i.e. admitted on the basis of entrance examination, 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 completed the M.Phil. Degree shall also be eligible for admission to Ph.D. Programme.
Has qualified in the two-stage qualifying examination PET-I and PET-II (M.Phil. or Ph.D. Entrance Test), conducted by the University as per the applicable rules in force. The candidate who has been declared to be successful in the entrance Test (PET) of the university shall be eligible to submit his/her application for admission / registration for M.Phil./Ph.D. within a period of 36 months from the date of result of his/her Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET).