Applicants with more than 5 years relevant managerial experience may be granted relaxation of 5% in their Master's Degree aggregate marks or an equivalent grades only (for instance a person with 55% marks in Master Degree with 5 years or more experience* would be considered equivalent to a person with 60% marks but having no work experience.
The applicants will be called for RAT (Research Aptitude Test) subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria and their position in the Merit List.
* Work/ Professional experience should be post highest qualification
The minimum period of study and research shall not be less than 3 years(36 months) from the date of provisional registration of the candidate.However,in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good the period can be reduced by six months with recommendation of the FRC/CRC and approval of the Vice Chancellor.
Candidates pursuing the part-time PhD program need to spend mandatory 7 days (one week) at the campus at Dehradun every semester. During the stay, the candidates will do the library research work, lectures, interaction with faculty/guide and lab utilisation.