Course Details

  • Mode: Full time
  • Duration: 6 Years

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Local Governance 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

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Admission Process

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 with others.

Eligibility Criteria

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 Local Governance / Political Science / Public Administration / Any other relevant discipline.

Foreign Students 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 overseas students

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