All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi

Ph.D Ophthalmic Sciences All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi

Also known as: AIIMS

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Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 3 Years

Ph.D Ophthalmic Sciences (Dr. R.P. Centre) duration of the course shall be the time period from registration to submission of thesis. The minimum period of registration in respect of all the candidates who are registered for Ph.D. shall be three years. The maximum period of registration shall not exceed five years. Extension beyond the period of 5 years can be given for a maximum period of 6 months on the recommendation of Dean Committee and final approval by Dean/Director.

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Admission Process

Selection for Ph.D. registration will be through a three-stage performance evaluation as under:

(I) Medical / Dental/Nursing candidates:

Stage I: 30 Marks (30 MCQs of 1 Mark each) Aptitude related MCQs covering English (Written and verbal skills), Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Cell Biology, Lab Technology etc.

Stage II: 40 Marks (40 MCQs of 1 Mark each) Subject related theory based comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of MD/MS/MDS/M.Sc. Entrance level. Total Marks (Stage I + II): 70 (30+40) Total Duration (Stage I + II): 90 Minutes

Candidates must score at least 35 marks in stages I and II (combined) to be eligible for stage III. Candidates who do not fulfill the criteria to qualify for stage III will not be eligible for selection. B: The Special Weightage of 10 marks will be added to the total score of Stages I and II for candidates who fulfill both the following criteria: (1) they are eligible for stage III; and (2) they also hold a Medical Degree (MBBS/ BDS/ MDS/ DNB/ MD/ MS/ DM/ M.Ch.) or M.Sc. (Nursing) or equivalent.

Stage III: From the list detailed in section B above, 3 times as many candidates as the number of seats advertised will be called for departmental clinical/practical/lab based assessment (carrying 20 marks). These marks will be added to the marks of stages I + II + special weightage to determine the final merit.

(II) Non-Medical candidates:

Stage I: 30 Marks (30 MCQs of 1 Mark each) Aptitude related MCQs covering English (Written and verbal skills), Biostatistics, Research Methodology, Cell Biology, Lab technology etc.

Stage II: 40 Marks (40 MCQs of 1 Mark each) Subject related theory based comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of MD/MS/MDS/M.Sc. Entrance level. Total Marks (Stage I + II): 70 (30+40) Total Duration (Stage I + II): 90 Minutes

Stage III: From the list detailed in section B above, 3 times as many candidates as the number of seats advertised will be called for departmental clinical/practical/lab based assessment (carrying 20 marks). These marks will be added to the marks of stages I + II + special weightage to determine the final merit.

Eligibility Criteria

A: Fellowship seats available in the project (FA) Candidates with or without Own Fellowship can apply:

  • M.Sc. in Optometry & Ophthalmic Technology/ Biophysics/ Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Life Sciences

B: Own Government Fellowship seats (OF) only those candidates who have their Own Fellowship or In-service candidates (as indicated) from a Government Organization can apply:

  • M.Sc. Optometry and Visual Sciences or M.Sc. Biochemistry/ Microbiology or MD ophthalmology.
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