Each student has to prepare his/her research proposal in consultation with his/her advisor and apply on prescribed form to the concerned director who will process his/her application and forward it to the ASRB for approval. The ASRB will also approve the advisor and, if needed, co-advisor in consultation with advisor. After approval of his/her research proposal by the ASRB, the student shall be required to give initial seminar before the ASRB.
Before a candidate is finally registered for Ph.D. degree, the research proposal is to be evaluated by at least three experts in the relevant field, one from within the country and the two from technologically advanced countries abroad.
After completing all the formalities for registration, including initial seminar, the student shall proceed with his/her research work under the guidance of his Supervisor and give minimum two progressive seminars during the studies.
After completion of research, the student will submit draft copy of thesis for conducting the plagiarism test. When the thesis found authentic (free of plagiarism), the candidate will be allowed to deliver final seminar before the ASRB for approval of his/her research work and submission of thesis. The thesis will be sent to the same experts within the country and abroad who had originally evaluated the research proposal, pro vided that if he/she is not available, the ASRB shall appoint a new evaluator.
Considering the background of the student vis-à-vis the field of his research work, the student’s Supervisor will propose these courses. The courses will be approved by the Board of Studies, Advanced Studies and Research Board, and the Academic Council.
The candidate will be allowed to appear in the viva-voce examination to defend his/her thesis after incorporating the remarks of evaluators and submitting his/her modified thesis through his/her Supervisor. The report of the thesis examiner appointed by the ASRB should be unanimous for the award of the degree. If the examiners recommend that the student is successful at the viva-voce examination, he/she may be declared to have passed the Doctor of Philosophy Degree examination. In case of failure, a second examination may be given on the recommendation of the examiners. No student will be permitted a third examination.
Acceptance/publication of at least one research paper in an HEC approved journal is also essential for the award of Ph.D degree.