Admission Details 2023-24
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
First Class or 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ST), as specified in the General Eligibility Criterion, in
the qualifying degree with any one of the following:
i. M.Tech./M.E./ 2year MBA (following B. Tech/B.E or equivalent) or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering/Medicine consistent with the research areas of the Centre
Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, or equivalent degree consistent with the research areas of the Centre
ii. B.Tech./B.E./MBBS or equivalent degree in any branch of Engineering/medicine consistent with the research areas of the Centre*
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, or related disciplines*
M.Sc./MA/ MBA (following B.Com/B.Sc. or equivalent) or equivalent degree in Environmental Sciences, Energy Sciences, Geography, Social Sciences, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or related disciplines*.
For qualifying degree listed under ii, candidates must also fulfil ONE of the following additional requirements:
1. Valid GATE/CEED score (for TA/TAP/RA/RAP)
2. Selected through National Eligibility Test – UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship)
3. A valid CSIR/UGC/DBT JRF or a valid ICMR JRF not linked to ICMR project (for FA)/BINC any fellowship that will provide scholarship for 5 years.
4. Experience as specified earlier in A.5 and A.6 (for CT, EX, IS, PS, SF, SW category)
5. Selected through a National level examination conducted by MHRD or its agencies/Institutions such as UGC/ IIT/ IISc./ IISER/IIIT etc.
* Minimum of TWO years of professional experience relevant to the research areas of the Centre (acquired after obtaining the qualifying degree and completed before the starting of the semester in which admission is sought)
Course Work and Minimum CPI
The course requirement for a student joining PhD programme with M Tech/ME or equivalent or master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, or equivalent as qualifying degree will be 2 courses and one seminar. Thus, the minimum credit requirement for such students would be 16.
Students joining PhD programme with B. Tech./B.E. or Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, or related disciplines or M.Sc. or M.A as qualifying degree need to complete minimum of 44 credits. However, in view of Rule 4.2 (of rules and regulations of PhD programme), the minimum credit requirement in case of students with M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent as qualifying degree may be reduced to 34 with the approval of CPGC up on the recommendation of the supervisor.
Every PhD student must maintain a minimum CPI of 7.0 in the course work to continue in the PhD programme.
For the confirmation of a candidate’s PhD registration, a two-stage qualifier as per the following details is recommended.
Stage-1: The “credit seminar” will form Stage-1. This should be completed before the end of the first semester of joining. The credit seminar should be oriented towards formulation of the research proposal. It should include identification of the research topic and its importance, literature review and appraisal of current state-of-the-art, gaps in the area and motivation of the proposed work.
The panel of examiners for credit seminar evaluation should involve at least two faculty members in addition to the supervisor. If the grade earned is BC or less, then the candidate should be asked to repeat the seminar again within 3 months. This repeat seminar will not have any credits associated with it; however, if found unsatisfactory then the candidate should be given a final warning that the next stage i.e., PhD Qualifier Examination would be the last chance for continuation of PhD. These inputs will be passed on to the PhD Qualifier Committee.
Stage-2 : A “PhD Qualifier Examination” will form the Stage-2 of the qualifier. This should be conducted before the end of the second semester of joining. This PhD Qualifier Examination will be a oral examination conducted for evaluation of candidate’s aptitude towards carrying out the proposed research work. The knowledge of the candidate in the basic subject areas of the proposed research will be tested by the examiners in the PhD Qualifier Examination. The examination board for this will be named as “PhD Qualifier Committee” consisting of the research supervisor of the candidate and two relevant subject experts. The constitution of this committee needs to be approved by Centre PGC,
If the PhD Qualifier Examination is unsatisfactory and the candidate has cleared the Stage-1 in 1st attempt, then the candidate should be asked to give repeat PhD Qualifier Examination within 3months. This repeat PhD Qualifier Examination would be the last chance for continuation of PhD.
If the PhD Qualifier Examination is unsatisfactory and the candidate has cleared the Stage-1 in 2nd attempt then the candidate will have to discontinue. There will not be any repeat PhD Qualifier Examination in this case.
The confirmation of the PhD program should be done after successful completion of the above two stages of assessment. The entire process of confirmation (i.e., course work and qualifier) should be completed within a maximum time of 1 year 3 months from the date of joining of the Ph.D. scholar.
*Phd Qualifier Requirement for students converting from MTech program to PhD
MTech student should have minimum BB or more in seminar and CPI of 7 or more in coursework for conversion into MTech – PhD dual degree programme. Such students have to clear only the stage 2 qualifier examination for confirmation of their registration. The student must appear for PhD qualifier examination within 6 months of the date of conversion from MTech to PhD and should complete it within a maximum period of 9months from the date of conversion.