|Admission Calender for Ph.D Program|
|Last Date for submission of completed Application Form||July 26, 2023|
|Reporting for Interview, submission of certificates and verification by producing originals||26 July, 2023|
|Admission Decision after scrutiny of documents.||30 July, 2023|
|Commencement of Classes||Aug. 01, 2023|
Award of Ph.D. Degree
Students who have completed the program successfully will be awarded the Ph.D. degree from the University, subject to University regulations.
Four years / Three years
- Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. program shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree equivalent to the Master’s degree, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent CGPA along with UGC-NET / SLET / The ICFAI University, Raipur Entrance Examination as per the UGC guidelines 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.
- A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission (UGC) from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks 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.
- Candidates possessing M.Phil. degree or a degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, 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, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program.
After provisional admission into the Ph.D. Program all students will go through an Induction Session, at the University, wherein they are acquainted with the program methodology. Thereafter, course materials will be provided to each candidate for independent study.
Course Work: All applicants who are provisionally admitted are required to take up course work for a period of two semesters. All the students have to attend contact sessions for Course Work, conducted by the University, in two spells. Schedules for the contact sessions will be communicated to the students in advance. All scholars are evaluated in course work, as per the regulations of the University.
Allocation of Supervisor: A candidate, after successful completion of the mandatory course work, will be allocated a Research Supervisor by the University, on the basis of research interest of the candidate, as indicated at the time of personal interview during the admission process.
Preparation of Research Proposal: The candidate will identify a research topic and prepare the research proposal under the guidance of the supervisor. The same will be presented, in an open Seminar, in the presence of his/ her Supervisor and the members of Research Board, for approval. If the presentation is adjudged satisfactory, the candidate will be registered for Ph.D. Program.
Progress of Research Work
a) After approval of the research proposal and registration for Ph.D., the candidate will be required to do literature survey and formulate clearly the objective and scope of the thesis.
b) Thereafter, the candidate will design the survey methodology and take up collection of the needed primary data/ take up the survey.
c) The candidate should submit at the end of every semester, a report on the “Progress of research” and also present the same in a Seminar.
d) The University gives feedback on the progress in the form of a Progress Card.
Pre-Submission Thesis Seminar
This seminar is to be presented by the candidate, whose Ph.D. thesis is nearly ready for submission. The candidate is required to present the gist of the Ph.D. Thesis work in the prescribed format using Power Point. In addition, the student is required to bring with him/her the primary data collected / survey reports or any other exhibits, considered important. Any feedback, comment or suggestion considered suitable by the Research board should be incorporated in the final manuscript of the Thesis.
Publication Requirement: Every student should publish at least two research papers related to his / her research topic, in refereed journal and make at least two paper presentations in conferences / seminars before submission of the thesis and produce evidence of the same in the form of acceptance letter or the reprint which is to be appended to the thesis.
Submission of the Ph.D. Thesis and Evaluation: Prior to submission of thesis, the scholar is required to make a presentation of draft thesis to Research Advisory Committee, External Domain Experts, Faculty Members and Research Scholars. Feedback and comments obtained therein may suitably be incorporated in the thesis. On submission of the final thesis in the prescribed format after checking for plagiarism, it will be evaluated by a panel of examiners consisting of Research Supervisor and two external examiners outside the State of Chhattisgarh. If the panel is satisfied with the thesis, open Viva Voce examination will be conducted by Research Supervisor and at least one external examiner and the student’s Defense is evaluated accordingly.
- Program Structure
The program covers 28 courses apart from soft skills and management theses spread over 4 semesters in 2 years. Students are also required to undergo a summer internship program of 10 weeks.
- Program Structure