Prospective candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. Program must hold a Master’s degree or a professional qualification deemed equivalent to a Master’s by the relevant statutory regulatory body. This qualification should carry a minimum aggregate of 55% marks or an equivalent 'B' grade on the UGC 7-point scale (or its counterpart in institutions with different grading systems). Alternatively, candidates can present an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution that holds accreditation from an Assessment and Accreditation Agency endorsed by an established authority under the institution's home country's law. This authorization should pertain to the evaluation, accreditation, or assurance of quality and standards in education.
An exception of 10% relaxation in marks, allowing for a minimum of 45% marks, or an equivalent grade adjustment, is applicable to candidates belonging to categories like SC/ST (non-creamy layer), Differently-Abled, and others. This relaxation also applies to those who attained their Master’s degree prior to September 19th, 1991. It's important to note that the benchmark of 55% marks (or equivalent) and the 5% relaxation for specified categories are calculated exclusively based on qualifying marks, excluding grace marks.
For individuals with professional qualifications such as CA, CS, CMA (with a minimum score of 50%), an additional bachelor's degree (with a minimum of 55% marks) is required.
The admission procedure entails a written entrance examination conducted twice annually, in April and October, followed by an interview. Candidates who have cleared national-level exams like UGC-NET (including JRF), joint UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF), ICAR (ASRB)-NET, ICMR JRF, DBT-JRF, NBHM are exempt from the entrance exam and will directly proceed to the Ph.D. enrollment interview. Those holding national fellowships or aspiring DBT INSPIRE candidates are encouraged to engage with faculty members aligned with their research interests.
- Aryavart International University accepts applications for its Ph.D. program biannually, specifically for the April and October sessions.
- Prospective candidates, whether opting for full-time or part-time enrollment, are required to meet the stipulated criteria for marks, grade point average, subjects, and specializations as outlined under each Ph.D. program.
- Applicants pursuing the Ph.D. program on a part-time basis must provide employment verification details during the application process. Additionally, they need to submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) in the prescribed format upon selection and before joining the program.
- The application form must be completed in hard copy and submitted alongside necessary documents as per the given format. A fee of Rs 5000/- is applicable for the Entrance Test. Candidates can participate in the selection process for the applied Ph.D. Program once per session.
- Essential documents for the application process are listed in the 'Application Form' section.
- Communication regarding application form requirements, selection process dates, timings, and venue (including written tests and interviews) will be conveyed through email and phone.
- Eligible candidates must undergo the Selection Process, including an Entrance Test and an Interview, following UGC's Ph.D. Guidelines. Candidates exempted from the Entrance Test will only appear for the Interview.
- To proceed to the next phase of the admission process, candidates must secure a minimum of 50% marks in the Entrance Test. A 5% relaxation (from 50% to 45%) is applicable for SC/ST/Differently-abled candidates in the university's conducted entrance examination.
- During the personal interview, shortlisted candidates are expected to present their research interests/areas to the Research Committee of the Faculty.
- The Research Committee for each Faculty, responsible for the personal interviews, includes the Dean of the faculty (Chairperson), a representative of the Research and Recognition Committee (RRC) of the relevant Faculty (Member), two external experts (Members), and the Head of Research Programmes (Secretary). Committee composition requires approval from the Vice Chancellor.
- Final selection for the Ph.D. program depends on research competence, alignment of work with the university’s research domains, and the potential contribution of the doctoral research to existing knowledge.
- Successfully selected candidates will receive notifications via email and phone.
- Admission letters, detailing fee payment, academic session commencement specifics, and other relevant information, will be provided to accepted candidates.
- Admission offers are provisional and exclusively valid for the chosen program and academic session. Failure to meet specified conditions within the stipulated time frame will result in automatic cancellation of the admission offer.
For foreign nationals/NRIs, the submission of an AIU (Association of Indian Universities) certificate is compulsory, in addition to the other required documents, during the application process. For more detailed information, please refer to https://aiu.ac.in/.
Working applicants are required to provide a No Objection Certificate (NOC) during the registration-cum-orientation for the program.
This submission should take place within a month of their selection. For the specific format of the NOC, please click here.
Selection Process Details:
The Entrance Test will have a duration of one and a half hours (90 minutes) and will carry a total of 100 marks. This test will comprise 100 objective-type questions. The Entrance Test encompasses two sections, both of which will be administered in a single session, as detailed below:
The examination is structured into two distinct sections, each serving a specific purpose in evaluating candidates' suitability for the Ph.D. program:
Section 1 - General:
This section, common to all candidates, gauges their research aptitude across various aspects of research methodology. The following areas will be covered:
- General Knowledge & Research Awareness
- English Language
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Analysis
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
Number of Questions: 50 Marks per Question: 1 mark Total Marks for Section 1: 50 marks
Section 2 - Subject Specific:
This section pertains to the specific Ph.D. program applied for by the candidate. It is further divided into two parts:
- 25 questions directly related to the subject of the Ph.D. program
- 25 questions covering either the Ph.D. program subject or a related allied field
The difficulty level of the questions is aligned with standards such as UGC-CSIR-NET, GATE, or Masters level of the subject.
Number of Questions: 50 Marks per Question: 1 mark (Master’s level) Total Marks for Section 2: 50 marks
Interview by Faculty Research Committee (FRC):
This interview, conducted by the Faculty Research Committee (FRC), carries a weight of 30 marks. It serves as an opportunity for candidates to further discuss their research interests, area of expertise, and alignment with the Ph.D. program.
Overall, the examination structure encompasses a holistic evaluation process to assess candidates' aptitude, subject-specific knowledge, and potential contributions to the field of study.
In accordance with the norms set by both Central and State Governments.
The Ph.D. program will span a minimum of three (3) years, inclusive of coursework, and a maximum of six (6) years from the initial admission date. The Vice-Chancellor has the authority to grant a maximum extension of two (2) years beyond this limit. However, the overall duration for completing the Ph.D. program must not surpass six (6) years from the start of the Ph.D. program.
Female Ph.D. scholars and individuals with Disabilities (with a disability exceeding 40%) are eligible for an additional relaxation of two (2) years, subject to prior approval from the Vice-Chancellor. However, the total duration for completing the Ph.D. program in such cases should not exceed eight (8) years from the date of enrollment in the Ph.D. program.
Furthermore, women candidates have the opportunity to avail themselves of Maternity leave/Child Care Leave once during the entirety of the Ph.D. program, for a duration of up to 240 days.