PHD Cell

About Ph.D Cell

G H Raisoni University, Saikheda, M.P., offers research Programme leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The PhD Cell is organizing Cell of the University for conducting the various activities related to Ph.D. starting from admission process to the awarding of the degree. Keeping in view the long tradition of academic excellence, the following institutional goals have been laid by PhD Cell for doctoral research:

  • To develop synergy between creativity, innovation and the frontiers of knowledge in the chosen field of study,
  • To develop deep and broad understanding of fundamentals and state of the art of knowledge in the chosen field through courses and self-study.
  • To develop ability and skills to carry out independent research and development to face the challenges posed to mankind on specific problems, and
  • To develop abilities to identify new possibilities in the given Indian social context and to undertake research and development through one’s own initiatives.

Courses Offered

G H Raisoni University, Saikheda, M.P. offers research Programme leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the Faculties, namely:

  • Engineering & Technology (Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering)
  • Law (Law)
  • Agricultural Sciences (Genetics & Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Horticulture)
  • Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer application)
  • Commerce & Management (Finance, Marketing, HR, IT, Operation, General Management)

Research Facilities

  • Publication in Journals
  • Participation in STTP/FDP/Seminars/Workshops
  • Participation in International Conference abroad/within India

Eligibility Criteria

A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme must satisfy any one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. Programme shall have a Master's degree or equivalent to the Master's degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body (AICTE/UGC/BCI/MCI etc.), with at least 55% mark in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed] or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
  • Relaxation of 5%o of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST Differently - Abled categories or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility mark of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed] and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
  • Master's degree or equivalent in any subject with 55% marks plus minimum of five years of work experience in the area of interdisciplinary research in which admission is being sought. Interdisciplinary research involves two or more academic, scientific or artistic disciplines. The candidate must show evidence of his/her relevant experience in interdisciplinary area of research.

Admission Procedure

A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. programme must satisfy any one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • The details regarding the entrance test and the number of vacancies in each faculty shall be notified by the University. The entrance test for admission to Ph.D. Programme shall be conducted by the University twice in an academic year.
  • The candidate shall apply online for admission to Ph.D. Programme on the University's Websites as per the admission notification.
  • Admission to Ph.D. will be two stage process: 1) Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) and 2) Personal Interview.
  • The syllabus of the Entrance Test (PET] shall consist of 50% of the content related to Research Methodology and 50% shall be subject-specific.
  • The entrance test for the Ph.D. Programme shall be multiple choice question for 100 marks (50 marks for each part) and for the duration of 90 min.
  • If Ph.D. aspirants are from overseas and wish to stay outside India, then the organization / institution, where they aspire to work should be in association with GHRU RAC through a preferable MOU. The place must fulfil all the requirements of a GHRU RAC.
  • All rules, which are applicable to the Ph.D. Students from RAC, are also applicable to the Ph.D. Students from the outside India.
Table 1:- Distribution of marks assigned to the topics of Ph.D. entrance (PET) of GHRU
Part Section Marks
1 Research Aptitude 50
2 Subject Specific 50
3 Total 100
  • The Entrance Test shall be conducted at the Centre (s] notified in advance.
  • The candidate needs to score minimum qualifying score as decided by the research advisory committee from time to time in the entrance test for qualifying to the next step of the admission process.
  • Exemption from Entrance Examination: Candidate who have cleared NET /SET /SLET /GATE /IRF/M. Phil in the relevant discipline or are UGC/ CSIR/ ICMR/ DBT* /RGNFI /MANF* /DST inspire* & NBHM* Fellows shall be exempted from the entrance examination during the period of the validity of the concerned test. They will however be required to appear for the personal Interview after paying the perquisite fee and filling the examination form.
    1. DBT – Department of Biotechnology
    2. RGNF - Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship
    3. MANF - Maulana Azad National Fellowship
    4. DST - Inspire- Department of Science & Technology
    5. NBHM- National Board for Higher Mathematics.
  • The eligible and qualified candidates shall be short-listed on the basis of merit and number of vacancies available in that Faculty, are called for personal interview by the research Committee of the faculty.
  • A list of candidates qualifying the entrance test or exempted as per the rule shall be uploaded on the University website.
  • ln personal interview the shortlisted candidates are required to discuss their research interest / area through a presentation before a duly constituted Research Committee of the Faculty.
  • The Research Committee of each Faculty shall have the following members:
    1. Dean of the faculty – Chairperson
    2. One representative of Research Advisory Committee (RAC] of the relevant Faculty - Member.
    3. Two External Experts- Members
    4. Head, Research Programmes or Nominee- Secretary
  • These committee shall be proposed by the Dean of the Faculty for the approval of the Vice Chancellor.
  • The final selection of the candidate for Ph.D. Programme will depend on his/her research competence, suitability of work to the University's research agenda and the extent to which this Doctoral research will be able to contribute to the existing knowledge.
  • The final result of Ph.D. Admission process will be declared on the website of the University, Candidates shall be provisionally admitted to the Ph.D. Programme on the basis of merit of the Personal interview.
  • After submission and verification of all eligibility documents and payment of the prescribed Fee by the due date, the provisional admission would be officially conveyed to the candidate.
  • Provisionally admitted candidate would be required to identify and consult Research Supervisors from the list of supervisors available at GHRU's website with vacancies in Respective Areas. Candidates are advised to contact the Supervisor on his/her official email address. After discussion and mutual agreement, the candidate would be required to submit a letter of consent signed by the Research Supervisor to the University (Annexure I).
  • If necessary, based on a written request from the Research Supervisor (Annexure II), a co-supervisor may be appointed by the Dean of that Faculty, with approval from the members of the RAC of the Faculty. The Co-supervisor may be from within the same Faculty and from a different Faculty of the University or from outside the University provided he/she is recognized by the RAC of the Faculty after following the due process (see clause 8.5-8.9).
  • After the Ph.D. Supervisor has formally consented to supervise the doctoral student, all communication about the work /progress/issues related to the student must happen through the Supervisor.