Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Gender Studies is an offered Full-time three/six-year Doctoral program. Ph.D. 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.
Ph.D., Full-Time: the candidate with a Master’s degree/ M. Phil. Degree
in concern discipline may pursue Ph.D., as a Full-time. The Full-time A Ph.D. candidate shall carry out research under the supervision of a
recognized Research Supervisor(s) of RGNIYD
Ph.D., Part-Time: In-service candidate with Master’s degree/M. Phil.
Degree with not less than five years of continuous work experience
in the recognized teaching and research institutions/ NGOs/ Youth
Development organizations after obtaining a Master’s degree is
eligible to apply for admission to part-time research leading to
doctoral degree. Applicants such as senior government officials,
judicial officers, academicians, professional bankers, CA’s, and
Legislators are also eligible
The selection process comprises of an Entrance Test and interview.
The candidates seeking admission for Full-time and Part-time will be
admitted through a common entrance test for each discipline,
followed by an interview. Both the entrance test and the interview
shall be organized by the Academic Section in the Institute
premises. However, UGC JRF/NET/SLET/SET is exempted from Entrance Test and 50% seats will be filled from the candidates who
will clear the written test.
The candidates qualified in UGC-JRF/NET/SLET/SET, M.Phil.
(Obtained as per UGC 2009 REGULATIONS) and those eligible
candidates who are working in the sponsored projects of the
Institute as Project Fellow / Research Associate / Research Assistant/
Project Assistant shall be exempted from the Entrance Test.
Nevertheless, these candidates should attend the interview along
Candidates for admission to the Ph. D. programme shall have a
Master's degree with at least 55% marks in aggregate or it is equivalent
grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale.
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 or for those who had obtained
their Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991. The eligibility marks
of 55% and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above
are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including
the grace mark procedures.
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 and successfully completed the M.Phil. Degree shall be
eligible for Ph. D. Degree.
Master’s Degree in Women Studies / Gender Studies / Feminist
Studies/ Any other relevant discipline.
Overseas students with foreign degrees obtained from UGC
recognized universities and equivalent to Indian Master’s Degree as
approved by AIU with not less than B+ or equivalent grade are
eligible to apply for the Full-Time doctoral programme.
Necessary visa/ study permit should be submitted by the
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Accreditation is a process by which the quality of a programme is examined and certified normally by an external body of academics. It validates and certifies that academic processes practised within an institute are robust and relevant.
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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