St Francis Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Ph.D Computer Science and Engineering St Francis Institute of Technology, Mumbai

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Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Computer Science and 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.

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Admission Process

  • All admissions for M.Phil,/Ph.D. programmes shall be through an Entrance Test(PET) conducted by the University and the Interviews conducted by the Research Centres.
  • The University shall notify on an annual basis a predetermined and manageable number of vacant seats of M.Phil./Ph.D., depending on the number of available research guides, prescribed quota at the centres, and academic and physical facilities available, keeping in mind the norms regarding the scholar-teacher ratio.
  • The University shall notify well in advance on its website and through advertisement in at least two national newspapers, of which at least one shall be a Marathi newspaper, the procedure of admission to the M.Phil./Ph,D. programmes. The details notified shall include the number of seats vacant, subject/discipline-wise distribution of vacant seats, criteria for admission, procedure for admission, examination centre(s) where entrance test(s) shall be conducted and all other relevant information for the benefit of the candidates.
  • The admissions shall be based on the criteria notified by the University, keeping in view the guidelines/norms in this regard issued by the UGC and other statutory bodies concerned, and taking into account the reservation policy of the Central/State Government prescribed from time to time.

Eligibility Criteria

Subject to the conditions stipulated in these Directives, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. programme:

A candidate holding a Master’s Degree and satisfying the criteria stipulated under Clause 5 above.


A Candidate who has cleared the course work of M. Phil. 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 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, shall be allowed for those belonging to reserved categories/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per policies of the Government of Maharashtra prescribed 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 at the same centre.


A candidate possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil, Degree of an Indian institution, or 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 ¡n its home country or any other statutory authority in that cousitry for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

A candidate possessing PhD Degree of UOM or any other recognized university, as per the guidelines of the UGC ‘from time to time, in a given subject and wants to pursue Ph.D. in the same or othdr subject.

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