Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mechanical Engineering shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including coursework 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 and course offered by RK University, Rajkot.
All Ph.D. applicants need to submit the required documents and appear for RK University’s Research Aptitude Test (RAT) and committee interview. The no. of available seats in the Ph.D. program (and the available Ph.D. supervisors’ research specializations) would be clearly mentioned in the admission notification published every year (well in advance) before the scheduled entrance test and interview. Candidates who have cleared GATE/NET/SLET/GPAT or an equivalent examination are not required to appear for RAT (however, they do need to appear for the committee interview), provided the (aforementioned) exam. scores continue to remain valid on the day RKU conducts it’s own entrance test/interview.
RAT examination will be followed by a personal interview of each candidate to evaluate the research aptitude and skills of the candidate. Hence, all Ph.D. candidates are advised to prepare a temporary research proposal and present the same before the Admission Committee at the time of interview. It would be desirable if the research proposal presented at the time of interview is finally adopted for doctoral work; but if a candidate so desires, he/she will be allowed to take on a different research project for their doctoral study after admission to the Ph.D. program. Candidates should bring a soft copy of their presentation in a pen drive and hard copy for submission. Candidates should bring along research papers and documents related to research grants, funding schemes, awards, honors or any other credit certificates, etc. for producing the same during the interview.
Overall selection criteria for admission will be based on RAT result (40% weightage) and interview performance (60% weight). The RAT and interview results will generally be declared within 15 days of conducting the entrance test and candidate interviews. The Ph.D. guides will be allocated to selected candidates by ‘Guide Allocation Committee’ of RK University, at the time of orientation program. Only full-time Ph.D. guides (in the employment of RK University) shall be allocated to the selected candidates.
Admission to the Ph.D. program will be confirmed by the university on receipt of a signed guide consent form, 1st-year fees, NOC from a current employer, place of work permission, verification of original documents, etc.
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