Doctoral Programme

Preamble

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded to a candidate who, as per the TDU regulations, has submitted a thesis on the basis of original and independent preferably transdisciplinary research that makes a contribution to the advancement of knowledge, which is approved by Board of examiners as required.

Eligibility

  • Candidates for admission to the PhD program shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body.
    • They shall have obtained at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency.
    • This assessment and accreditation agency should be 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 Commission 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 who have cleared the M.Phil. Course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil.
  • Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated program. 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 Commission from time to time.
  • Candidates possessing 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.

Duration of the Course

  • PhD program shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.
  • Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of TDU.
  • The women candidates and Persons with Disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for Ph.D. in the maximum duration.
  • In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of Ph.D. for up to 240 days.
  • Exemption of ONE YEAR from the minimum duration required is permissible in respect of candidates who possess an M.Phil. and M.Phil. On INTER-DISCIPLINARY basis or M.Litt. (in the relevant subject) or Master’s Degree in the faculty of Law, M.E and M.Tech.

Fees

Fee Structure
Description Indian students Foreign students
Application Fees* INR 1000 USD 100
TDU Entrance Assessment Fees* INR 1500 USD 150
Registration Fees* INR 10000 USD 1000
Annual Tuition Fees INR 25000 USD 2500
Thesis Evaluation Fees* INR 10000 USD 1000
Convocation Fees* INR 2000 USD 100

* – Non Refundable

Programme Information

For further details on the TDU Doctoral Programme, please refer to the TDU Doctoral Programme Handbook.

For applying to the Doctoral Programme:

Please send the filled application form, along with the required documents, to:

Mr. Ravi Kumar G,
Administrative Officer (Academics),
TransDisciplinary University,
#74/2, Jarakabande Kaval,
Post Attur via Yelahanka,
Bengaluru – 560064.
Ph: 080-28568000.
Email: ravi.g@tdu.edu.in

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