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Ph.D. Programme

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PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION:

  • Notification of Ph. D seats: The number of seats available for Ph.D. programme will be notified by the University every year before the start of admission process keeping in view the availability of teachers for guiding Ph.D. Scholars. However, the number of seats may be increased up to 25% for considering the applications of regular faculty members of the NLU Delhi for Ph.D. admission, who are otherwise fulfilling the required eligibility criteria
  • Written test for admission: The admission shall be through a qualifying written test to be conducted by the university. The written test is only a qualifying test and there will be no weightage of marks secured in test in the final selection. The university has modified the evaluation system of written tests for admissions (applicable from entrance examination- 2018). Negative marking has been introduced for written test for Ph. D programme also. (The criteria for negative marking will be based on the formula 0.25*4= 1 that means per wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. Therefore, four wrong answers will lead to deduction of 1 mark).
  • Submission of Research Proposal: The candidate shall secure minimum 50% marks (40% in case of SC/ST candidates) in the written test to qualify for submission of research proposal. The qualified candidates will be asked to submit their Research Proposal for scrutiny. The University has the right to keep the seats vacant if sufficient numbers of candidates with minimum cut off marks are not available.
  • Exemption from written test: Candidates who have qualified UGC NET/JRF, SLET, and M. Phil. are exempted from the taking the admission test. They will be asked to submit their Research Proposal for scrutiny along with other qualified candidates.
  • Evaluation of Research Proposals by Research Advisory Committee: All qualified candidates along with exempted category candidates shall submit research proposal. The Research Advisory Committee will short list the candidates after evaluating their research proposals for giving presentation before the Doctoral Committee as per the guidelines prescribed by the university.
  • Presentation before Doctoral Committee: The candidates equal to three times of number of seats, based on scoring given by the Research Advisory Committee, will be called to give a presentation before the Doctoral Committee on the proposed topic of research on a date notified by the University. Based on identified criteria, the Doctoral Committee will evaluate the candidates for maximum of 10 marks. The decision of the Doctoral Committee in recommending the name of the candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme shall be final. The admissions will be finally approved by the Vice-Chancellor on the recommendations of the Doctoral Committee. Reservation policy would be applied suitably at the appropriate stage of the selection process. The University has a right to keep the seats vacant if the sufficient number of candidates are not found suitable by the Doctoral Committee.