The minimum period of study and research for regular full time research scholars under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University from the date of registration for the Ph. D to the date of submission of the thesis shall be 30 months. Research Scholars should submit the thesis within 5 years from the date of registration. The Doctoral Committee may extend the period of submission of the thesis by further 2 years for regular full time research scholars. For research scholars under external registration, an additional year [ 5+2+1 = a total of eight years] may be allowed for submission of thesis.
Once the selection process is completed and on ratification by the University, the selected candidates will be admitted to the Ph.D programme of the University and allotted to respective college/department after payment of fees and verification of all records.
Candidates with the following qualifications are eligible for admission to Ph.D.
(i) Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology, Architecture or a Master’s degree by research in Engineering/Technology with a minimum CGPA of 6.5 are eligible for admission to the Ph.D program with the stipulation that admission to the Masters program should have been based on a valid GATE score.
(ii) Masters degree in Basic Sciences or Mathematics with a minimum CGPA of 6.5.Such candidates should have qualified through national level examinations such as UGC-CSIR NET to be eligible for admission to Ph.D.
(iii) For Ph.D in Management, candidates should have a Masters degree or equivalent PG Diploma in Management with a minimum CGPA of 6.0.They should, in addition, have a Bachelors degree with good academic record and should have qualified in national level examinations such as CAT/JMET/XAT/MAT/ATMA/GATE/UGC. SC/ST candidates and differently abled persons are eligible for admission with a minimum CGPA of 5.5 at Master’s level in all the cases (i) to (iii) above. Other conditions remain same as those for the general category candidates. The following are exempted from the requirement of GATE or UGC-CSIR NET or CAT/JMET/XAT/MAT/ATMA/GATE/UGC for the purpose of registering for Ph.D:
(a) Candidates with Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology/Architecture or Masters degree in Basic Sciences/Mathematics or Masters degree/equivalent PG Diploma in Management together with a Bachelors degree and having THREE years of teaching experience in AICTE approved colleges or NBA accredited departments.
(b) Those with educational qualifications as in (a) above and having minimum THREE years’ experience in a reputed industry as assessed by the University.
(c) Candidates who have fellowship/scholarship support from any Government Agency.
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For any programme to be recognized for further studies or a profession it needs to be approved either by a University or/and by a professional council as the case may be.
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