A student in this category works full-time for his/her PhD degree with or without University fellowship or with project support or fellowship from CSIR/UGC or any other recognized funding agency.
The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years in the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of M.Phil/Ph.D. for up to 240 days.
The candidate should have passed postgraduate degree with the related subject from any recognized College or University.