Ph.D Admission - July 2021

Admission and Eligibility for Ph.D Degree program

Dayananda Sagar University ( DSU ) offers Ph D Programs in various disciplines. The University has well qualified faculty members to supervise research scholars and lead them to their Doctoral degree. These programs are available in both the full time and part time modes. DSU believes in the importance of interdisciplinary research and hence encourages scholars to pursue their work in socially relevant interdisciplinary areas.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

 

  • The number of available seats in the various specializations under different disciplines is published in the link  Research Supervisor's List
  • The candidate desirous of pursuing Ph.D. degree shall discuss with one of the guides listed above and submit the application in the prescribed form through proper channel wherever applicable. The Entrance Test application form and the necessary details are available at the end of this page.
  • The selection of Ph D scholars is done based on the performance in the Entrance Test and the Interview conducted by an Expert Panel in the chosen discipline. However, the candidates should get min 50% in the aggregate, in the Entrance Test to become eligible for the interview. A relaxation of 5% marks ( from 50% to 45% in the case of PG degree Holders OR 70% to 65% in the case of 4-year Degree holders ) is allowed for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC ( Non Creamy Layers)/Differently-abled category as per the MHRD ( UGC ) notification F. No. 1-1/2002/(PS)Exempt( PT. FI. III) Vol-II dated 28th August 2018. Selection of Scholars in a discipline is done strictly based on the rank list prepared in that discipline by adding the performance of the candidates in the Entrance Test and interview.

 

a) Dayananda Sagar University Ph. D Entrance Test :
The University will conduct Entrance Test of 120 marks for 3 hours duration as under:
The syllabi of various disciplines for the Entrance Test for candidates other than those who have qualified UGC-JRF/UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET / SLET / GATE or hold teacher fellowship are in the tab “Entrance Test Syllabus”

b) Interview by an Expert Panel :
The candidates shortlisted based on the performance in the Entrance Test will submit their Research Proposal with the help of the Supervisor ( and Co-supervisor, if any) and present before an Expert Panel set up by the University in the chosen discipline.

Duration of the Program 

 

  1. Ph. D program will be for a minimum duration of THREE/FOUR years for the candidates with PG Qualification, including course work for FULL TIME/PART TIME scholars from the date of Ph D Registration. Candidates with 4-year degree will have FOUR/FIVE years duration including course work for FULL TIME/PART TIME scholars from the date of Ph. D. Registration.
  2. Extension of ONE year for both the FULL TIME and PART TIME Scholars from the date of registration beyond the above limits shall be permitted based on the recommendation of the Research Supervisor and the Research Advisory Committee concerned.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Mode of Entrance Test : Ph. D Entrance Test will be held on Sunday, the 8th August 2021 in Offline Mode at our DSU Innovation Campus, Kudlu Gate, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore 560114.

Sl. No. Activity Date
1 Last date for submission of filled in Application Form 31-07-2021
2 Ph. D Entrance Test 08-08-2021
3 Announcement of the list of candidates who have successfully completed the Entrance Test 11-08-2021
4 Interview of the candidates by expert panel 17-08-2021 to 24-08-2021
5 Announcement of the final list of candidates selected 28-08-2021
6 Last date for Ph.D Admissions 06-09-2021
7 Ph.D Admission with late fee 13-09-2021

*Please refer to the Ph. D Regulations in the link Research Regulations  for more details’

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

 

  • A candidate who has obtained Masters degree ( Engineering, Sciences, Commerce & Management, Medical Sciences, and Allied Health Sciences ) from Dayananda Sagar University or any other University recognized as equivalent securing not less than 55% of the aggregate marks prescribed for the examination, or it’s equivalent grade ( in a point scale wherever grading system is followed ) and passed entrance examination for the Ph. D degree program, shall be eligible for admission to the Ph. D Degree Course. A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled categories.
  • A candidate with M. Phil Degree of this University or any other University recognized as equivalent there to in the concerned or cognate subject shall also be eligible for admission to the Ph. D Degree course, after passing the entrance examination as prescribed.
  • A candidate, who has obtained a 4-year degree such as B.E/B.Tech/B.S or any other 4-year UGC recognized degree with minimum 70% aggregate marks (or equivalent grade point average) will be eligible to directly apply for Ph.D. Programme. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 70% to 65%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled categories

 

 

Ph.D in Inter-Disciplinary Area

  1. The University encourages interdisciplinary research leading towards awarding of PhD degree, for such students who have Masters degree/4-year degree in appropriate subjects securing not less than 55%/70% of the aggregate marks prescribed for the examination, or it’s equivalent grade ( in a point scale wherever grading system is followed ) and passed entrance examination for the PhD degree course, shall be eligible for admission to the Ph. D Degree Course. A relaxation of 5% of marks or an equivalent relaxation of grade will be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-abled categories.
  2. The candidate shall submit the title of the research area and the research proposal along with his/her application.
  3. The degree shall be awarded in the discipline in which the candidate has registered to Ph.D. program. Further Supervisor and Co-Supervisor (if any) may be assigned from appropriate discipline.

 

TUTION FEE 

 

  1. Rs 72,000/- for the first year to be paid during the admission
  2. Rs 62,000/- for the second and the subsequent years to be paid in the start of the year

 

HOW TO APPLY 

The filled application form for the Ph D Entrance Test shall be submitted along with a fee of Rs 2500/- towards Ph D Entrance Test and Interview in the form of a DD drawn in favour of Dayananda Sagar University payable at Bangalore to Registrar Office, Dayananda Sagar University, Innovation Campus Kudlu Gate, Hosur Road, 560114.

Scanned filled Application form can also be sent to
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with the subject: Ph.D. Admissions-July2021.

Alternatively, the fee of Rs. 2500/- may also be paid online using the following Bank details:

Account Name : Dayananda Sagar University
Account No 74370100004926
Bank Name Bank of Baroda
Branch DSCE Branch, Bangalore
IFSC Code BARB0VJDASC ( 5th char is “zero” )

 

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