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Ordinances for Ph.D. Research Program

Ph.D. Research Program

The Ph.D. Research program is being offered in the following fields of study:

  • Law
  • Management
  • English
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Food Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture – Plant Pathology
  • Agriculture – Soil Science
  • Computer Science & Engineering
  • Computer Applications / Computer Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

An applicant possessing any one of the following qualifications shall be eligible to apply for admission to a Ph.D. programme of the University.

  • A Master’s degree of a recognized University in a relevant field (in Engineering/ Technology/Applied Science/Agriculture/Architecture/Humanities/Social Sciences/Commerce/ Law/Education/Management etc., with not less than 55% marks in aggregate or B Grade on UGC 7 point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed). A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 50% to 45%, 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 who have cleared the M.Phil. coursework 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 programme. 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.
  • A person whose M.Phil. Dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. programme of the same Institution.
  • 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. programme.
  • 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.

Note : Only one relaxation is permissible to an applicant out of above clauses.

  • All the applicants shall have to appear for Uttaranchal University Entrance Examination (UUEE). The validity of the UUEE shall be for one year. Candidates may be provisionally enrolled if they are selected through the UUEE entrance test followed by an interview by a sub-committee comprising at least 5 members of the RDC as constituted by the Vice-Chancellor. The registration shall only be confirmed after satisfactory completion of the course work and approval of the research plan/synopsis on the basis of the presentation given by the candidate before the RDC.
  • Students who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/teacher fellowship holder will be exempted from Entrance Examination only. However, students those have admitted in M.Phil. programme through valid entrance examination will be exempted from UUEE. Such students have to appear in the interview before a sub-committee comprising at least 5 members of the RDC as constituted by the Vice-Chancellor.
  • Candidates shall be provisionally enrolled if they are selected through the UUEE entrance test followed by an interview by a sub-committee comprising at least 5 members of the RDC as constituted by the Vice-Chancellor. The registration of such provisionally enrolled candidates shall only be confirmed after satisfactory completion of the course work and approval of the research plan/synopsis on the basis of its presentation before the RDC.
  • University shall decide on year to year basis the number of Ph.D. scholars to be admitted programme/faculty-wise depending on the number of available Research Supervisors and other academic and physical facilities available, the norms regarding the scholar- teacher ratio, laboratory, library and such other facilities. University will notify the number of seats for admission, subject/discipline-wise distribution of available seats, criteria for admission, procedure for admission, examination centre(s) where entrance test(s) shall be conducted and all other relevant information well in advance for the benefit information of the candidates/other stakeholders/public at large.
  • University will follow the reservation policy of the Central Government/Uttarakhand State Government for admission in Ph.D. programme in place and formulated from time to time.
  • University shall admit candidates by a two-stage process, through:
    • An Entrance Test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific. The Entrance Test shall be conducted at the Centre(s) notified in advance (changes of Centres, if any, shall also be notified well in advance).
    • An interview/viva-voce to be organized by the University where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted RDC.
  • The interview/viva-voce shall also consider the following aspects, viz. whether:
    • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research.
    • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the University.
    • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge.
  • The University shall maintain the list of all the Ph.D. registered students on its website on year-wise. The list shall include the name of the registered candidate, topic of his/her research, name of his/her supervisor/co-supervisor, date of enrolment/registration.
  • The Research Scholars shall be registered under the category of Full-Time/Part-Time/Sponsored Research Scholars.
  • All the supporting documents are subject to verification by the competent authority before confirming admission in the Ph.D. programme. In the absence of any requisite documents, a candidate will be granted provisional admission in the Ph.D. Programme, which is subjected to cancellation, if not found fit at a later stage. Under this type of case, the fee submitted by the candidate shall stand forfeited.
  • Applications of Foreign Nationals can also be considered for registration as Research Scholar(s) provided:
    • His/her qualification is at par with the qualification stipulated by MHRD or any nodal/statutory body of the country for Ph.D. programme.
    • The candidate shall be required to apply for admission to the Ph.D. Programme of the University on a prescribed proforma along with the prescribed application fee as given in the regulations.
    • They shall also attach to the application attested copies of required certificates and Synopsis in English along with a copy of Passport.
    • Entrance Examination will be normally conducted twice a year and two admission cycles consecutively.
    • The application of Foreign Nationals shall be accepted on the basis of their synopsis submitted with the application form. If the synopsis is not found suitable by the RDC, the application shall be liable to be rejected.
    • Candidate shall be interviewed by the concerned Sub-Committee, comprising of at least 5 members to be chosen from the RDC, constituted by the Vice-Chancellor and their registration shall be confirmed after satisfactory completion of the prescribed course work and approval of research plan/synopsis on the basis of his/her presentation before the respective RDC.
    • All Foreign Nationals admitted to the Ph.D. Programme shall also have to complete the course work offered by the University.

Following conditions need to be fulfilled to be eligible for Research Supervisor for the Ph.D. Programme:

  • Any regular Professor of the University with at least five research publications in refereed journals and any regular Associate/Assistant Professor of the University with a Ph.D. degree and at least two research publications in refereed journals may be recognized as Research Supervisor. Provided that in areas/disciplines where there is no or only a limited number of refereed journals, the University may relax the above condition for recognition of a person as Research Supervisor with reasons recorded in writing.
  • Only a full time regular teacher of the University can act as a supervisor. The external supervisors are not allowed. However, Co-Supervisor can be allowed in inter-disciplinary areas from other departments of the University or from other related University/College/Institutions with the approval of the Research Development Committee.
  • The allocation of Research Supervisor for a selected research scholar shall be decided by the Faculty concerned depending on the number of scholars per Research Supervisor, the available specialization among the Supervisors and research interests of the scholars as indicated by them at the time of interview/viva voce.
  • In case of topics which are of inter-disciplinary nature where the Department concerned feels that the expertise in the Department has to be supplemented from outside, the Department may appoint a Research Supervisor from the Department itself, who shall be known as the Research Supervisor, and a Co-Supervisor from outside the Department/ Faculty/College/Institution on such terms and conditions as may be specified and agreed upon by the consenting Institutions/Colleges.
  • A Research Supervisor/Co-supervisor who is a Professor, at any given point of time, cannot guide more than Eight (8) Ph.D. scholars. An Associate Professor as Research Supervisor can guide up to a maximum of six (6) Ph.D. scholars and an Assistant Professor as Research Supervisor can guide up to a maximum of four (4) Ph.D. scholars.
  • In case of relocation of a Ph.D. woman scholar due to marriage or otherwise, the research data shall be allowed to be transferred to the University to which the scholar intends to relocate provided all the other conditions in these regulations are followed in letter and spirit and the research work does not pertain to the project secured by the parent institution/ supervisor from any funding agency. The scholar will however give due credit to the parent guide and the institution for the part of research already done.
    • New supervisor will be approved by the Research Degree Committee as per the provision of the Statutes of Uttaranchal University.
    • No person shall be recommended for appointment as the Supervisor of a student/research scholar except he/she has expertise in, or knowledge of, the relevant subject or area of research and holds a Ph.D./ D.Phil. degree in the relevant subject and has been teaching and doing research in a Post Graduate department.
  • The course work shall be treated as prerequisite for Ph.D. preparation. After having been admitted, each Ph.D. candidate, before preparing the synopsis is required to undertake course work in the concerned faculty and shall have to earn minimum Credit/Grade as specified in the schedule from the date of admission. The course work is to be carried out in the faculty where he/she is registered. The course work shall be treated as Pre Ph.D. Preparation. The course work is mandatory and shall carry 16 credits to be bifurcated as under:
      • 6 credits for Research Methodology which includes Research Methodology, Quantitative Methods, Computer Application, Tools and Techniques including Instrumentation and Communications skills.
      • 6 credits for subject specific course work.
      • 4 credits for the review of literature and seminar presentation.

The evaluation will be done by the concerned faculty of the University.

  • The Department where the scholar pursues his/her research shall prescribe the course(s) to him/her based on the recommendations of the Research Development Committee.
  • All courses prescribed for Ph.D. course work shall be in conformity with the credit hour instructional requirement and shall specify content, instructional and assessment methods. They shall be duly approved by the authorized academic bodies (BOS).
  • All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programmes shall be required to complete the course work prescribed by the Department during the initial one or two semesters.
  • The candidates who have done M. Phil. from any recognized faculty/University and whose admission in M. Phil. has been done through an entrance examination and course work has been prescribed at M. Phil. level, such candidate will be exempted from undertaking the course work. The M. Phil. passed candidates shall be exempted from carrying out the Course Work of Doctoral Research Programme. All other candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme shall be required to complete the Ph.D. course work prescribed by the University.
  • If found necessary, course work may be carried out by doctoral candidates in sister departments/institutions(s) either within or outside the University for which due credit will be given to them.
  • Grades in the course work, including research methodology courses shall be finalized after a combined assessment by the Research Development Committee and the Department and final grades shall be communicated to the University.
  • A Ph.D. scholar has to obtain a minimum of 55% of marks or its equivalent grade in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade/CGPA in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the dissertation/thesis.
  • Once the candidate has successfully completed his/her course work he/she shall prepare six copies of draft of synopsis in consultation with supervisor and get it approved from him/her.
  • Once the synopsis is approved by the Supervisor, the candidate will have to make a presentation of synopsis before the RDC for its final approval.
  • In case, any suggestions/alterations are made by the RDC on the synopsis presented for approval, the candidate is required to incorporate the necessary changes and submit the new synopsis duly approved by the Research Supervisor within three weeks to Dean Research Studies.
  • In case the scholar is not able to complete the course work or does not secure the required grades he/she will be given another opportunity to qualify in the course.
  • A student/research scholar needs to submit Progress Report after every six months i.e. twice a year, after the successful completion of Pre-Ph.D. course work. This should also include the progress made in research work-plan submitted. The University may take suitable action if the work is not found satisfactory.
  • Upon successful completion of the course work which shall form an integral part of the Ph.D. Programme, and upon completion of research work to the satisfaction of the Supervisor, the full-time Ph.D. scholar shall draft a copy of the thesis, not before three years (36 months, including course work period) from the date of the registration. However, part-time the Ph.D. scholars will have to spend one more term (6 months) in addition to those mentioned above.
  • The Ph. D. students need to publish a minimum of two research paper related to his/her subject domain in peer reviewed/refereed journal with ISSN of national/ international repute OR have at least four full research papers published in refereed/ peer-reviewed proceedings of national/international conferences, and produce evidence for the same in the form of acceptance letter and registration receipt of the publication before the submission of the final draft of thesis for the award of Ph.D. degree.
  • The Ph.D. students need to submit four copies of draft of the thesis to the University along with four soft copies of thesis, four copies of abstract of thesis and four copies of synopsis through proper channel and it shall be evaluated by at least two external experts, out of which at least one shall be from outside the State. The University may have one examiner from outside the country, if deem fit.
  • The supervisor should submit the names of a panel of six examiners to the Dean Research Studies for the evaluation of the thesis. The Dean Research Studies shall forward it to the Vice Chancellor of the University for the appointment of two experts out of the panel of examiners submitted by the Supervisor/Guide. Vice Chancellor may delete any of the name(s) proposed by the supervisor(s) and/or add any names.
  • The panel of examiners submitted by the supervisor for evaluation of the thesis shall be Professor or Associate Professor or equivalent from any recognized University/ Institution. However, priority shall be given to the Professor while submitting the panel of examiners.
  • A panel of examiners submitted by the supervisor for evaluation of the thesis shall be strictly from external University(ies).
  • The appointed examiner shall not be the blood relation of the candidate.
  • The candidate should submit an abstract of the thesis not exceeding 5000 words with key words and title page in printed form as well as in soft copy, which shall be sent to the examiner by post/e-mail for seeking consent on prescribed form for evaluation of the thesis. Consent sent by an examiner by e-mail to the Dean, Research Studies will be accepted provided the same is as per the prescribed format.
  • The examiners shall examine the thesis and submit their reports independently within 2 months of the receipt of the same by them.
  • On receipt of satisfactory evaluation reports, the Ph.D. student shall undergo a formal presentation and viva-voce examination by at least one of the external examiners and the Supervisor/Guide, this session shall be open to be attended by Members of the Research Degree Committee, all faculty members of the Department, other research scholars and other interested experts/researchers. Open discussions may also be encouraged after completion of the formal viva-voce by the examiner.
  • If the performance of the candidate at viva-voce examination is not satisfactory, he/she may be permitted to re-appear for the viva-voce examination within six months on payment of prescribed fees. If an examiner offers specific comments which need change or modification in the text, it should be done before the second viva-voce is held.
  • If the evaluation report of any external examiner is unsatisfactory and does not recommend viva-voce, the University shall send the thesis to another external examiner out of the approved panel of examiners and the viva-voce examination shall be held only if the report of the latest examiner is satisfactory. If the report of the latest examiner is also unsatisfactory, the thesis shall be rejected and the research scholar shall be declared ineligible for the award of the degree.
  • The University shall complete the entire process of evaluation Ph.D. thesis within a period of six months from the date of submission of the thesis.
  • Candidates submitting the thesis for the University Ph.D. degree is required to follow the following aspects regarding paper size, text layout etc., except in special cases in which concerned faculty dean is satisfied that it will not be possible to comply with the requirements of these rules:
    • Size of the paper should be A4 (8.5″ x 11.5″) except for maps, drawing, graphs on which no restriction is placed.
    • The text should be typed on one side of the paper leaving a margin of 4 cm on left hand side and 3 cm on right hand side as well as 3 cm at the top and 3 cm at the bottom.
    • The text should be typed in 1.5 line spacing using normal typeface /electronic typing/ PC word processing in 12 font size of Arial/Times New Roman; Fancy fonts should be avoided for text writing.
    • Optimal length of the thesis in Faculty of Management & Business Studies should be kept between 200-350 pages. However, in the other faculties it can be less.
  • Likewise, cover layout is also specified. Affiliation of the supervisor could be added but it should not contain administrative designation like Head of the Department/ Dean, etc.
  • Candidates should submit thesis in the following specific colors on cover page.
    • Faculty of Management & Business Studies : Cream
    • Faculty of Engineering : Light Blue
    • Faculty of Law : Yellow
    • Faculty of Applied Science : Mehroon
    • Faculty of Humanities : Dark Grey
  • The format of cover and title page of the thesis shall be as prescribed in Annexure C1.
  • Following certificates shall be submitted along with the thesis:
    • Certificate of fulfilment of residential requirement by the candidate duly signed by the supervisor.
    • ‘No Dues Certificate’ from the Dean of the concerned Faculty where the research work was done.
    • Plagiarism Certificate from the competent authority of the University.
    • A Declaration by the candidate regarding originality of the research work should be given to the effect that the thesis has been scanned for anti-piracy software. Anti-Plagiarism certificate to be attached on A4 sheet (to be attached with the thesis).
    • Research papers published/ accepted of the candidate relevant to the research work reported in the thesis.
    • The scholar will be required to submit a certificate duly signed by the Scholar and Supervisor(s) in the prescribed format that the work embodied in the thesis entitled “–” is original and has been carried out by the Scholar and that it has not been submitted in full or in part for any other Diploma or Degree of this or any other University/Institution.
  • A pre-thesis submission presentation by the scholar before the RDC is a mandatory requirement. On completion of the research work, the scholar shall submit to the RDC through his/her supervisor(s), 8 copies of the summary of his research work including bibliography and make a presentation before RDC.
  • The scholar shall be required to submit his/her thesis within three months from the date of pre-thesis submission presentation. However, in case a scholar fails to submit his thesis within the stipulated time and has suitable justification for the same, the Dean concerned, on recommendations of RDC may grant an extension of not more than three months i.e., the scholar may be allowed to submit his/her thesis within a period not exceeding 6 months from the date of pre-thesis submission presentation.
  • The thesis shall be a piece of research work characterized either by discovery of new facts or enunciation of a new theory or theories or by fresh interpretation of known facts. It should bear evidence of the scholar’s capacity for analysis and judgment as well as his/her ability to carry out independent investigation, design or development. No part of the thesis or supplementary published work should have been submitted for the award of any other diploma or degree.
  • The thesis shall be written in English but as a very special case with due permission of the RDC and Vice-Chancellor, in Hindi or in any other language in specified format in accordance with the Instructions contained in the Ph.D. regulations.
  • A scholar may submit his/her thesis within the time period as stipulated in the preceding paragraphs of this Ordinance.
  • Three copies of the thesis in soft binding along with one soft copy in CD for record must be submitted to the COE. In case of a scholar being supervised by more than one supervisor, appropriate number of additional copies is required to be submitted. The scholar will also submit No Dues Certificate as per the relevant regulations of the University.
  • The supervisor should submit the names of a panel of six examiners to the Dean Research Studies for the evaluation of the thesis. The Dean Research Studies shall forward it to the Vice Chancellor of the University for the appointment of two experts out of the panel of examiners submitted by the Supervisor/Guide. Vice Chancellor may delete any of the name(s) proposed by the supervisor(s) and/or add any names.
  • A person from the same laboratory/institutions where the scholar is employed cannot be appointed as an external examiner. Further a person from a laboratory/ institution/approved research centre to which the Supervisor and/or Co-Supervisor of the scholar belongs, cannot be appointed as an external examiner.
  • On receipt of the title and synopsis of the thesis, the Dean Research Studies shall send the panel of examiners as approved by the RDC to the Controller of Examinations (COE), the Vice-Chancellor will appoint the Board of Examiners for the thesis. The Board shall consist of one internal examiner from amongst the supervisor(s), and two external examiners preferably one from outside the State. The examiners may be chosen from the panel of examiners recommended by the RDC. The Vice Chancellor may add any other name(s) in the panel, if necessary.
  • In case one or more examiners so appointed decline to examine the thesis, another examiner shall be appointed out of the panel. In case the panel gets exhausted, RDC shall recommend additional names.

Evaluation of Thesis

  • Each examiner will be requested to submit to the COE, a detailed assessment report and his recommendations on a prescribed proforma within 2 months of the date of receiving the thesis.
  • In the event that the assessment report is not received from an examiner within 3 months, the Vice-Chancellor may appoint another examiner from the panel of examiners for evaluating the thesis.
  • The examiners shall be required to state categorically whether in their individual opinions, the thesis should be:
    • Accepted for the award of Ph.D. Degree, or
    • Referred to the scholar for presentation in the revised form, or
    • Rejected.
  • The examiner shall state the reasons for recommending resubmission/rejection of the thesis. If resubmission is recommended, the examiner shall specifically indicate the modifications that need to be made in the thesis by the scholar.
  • On receipt of reports from all the examiners, these will be placed before the Research Degree Committee. The RDC shall peruse the reports and advise one of the following:
    • If the examiners are unanimous that the thesis be accepted for award of the degree, the scholar be required to appear for oral defence of the thesis.
    • If the examiners are unanimous that the thesis be rejected or that the thesis be submitted in a revised form the result be declared accordingly and the scholar be informed to submit the thesis in a revised form.
    • If there is no unanimity between examiners, an additional external examiner shall be appointed as examiner to examine the thesis. The report of the additional examiner, along with all the earlier reports shall be considered by the RDC, and a recommendation be made either to accept the thesis for award of degree or to reject the same.
  • In the event of the scholar being required to submit a revised thesis, he/she shall, submit the same within a period of one year from date of communication in this regard from the COE. However, in certain circumstances this period may be extended by RDC by one more year but the total revision time will not exceed two years. The revised thesis shall be sent for assessment to the original panel of examiners. In the event of one or more original external examiners not being available, an additional external examiner may be appointed.
  • A scholar, whose thesis is recommended for acceptance in accordance with provisions in the Ordinance on the basis of thesis evaluation, shall be required to defend his work/thesis orally before a duly constituted committee, hereinafter referred to as Oral Defence Committee (ODC), during working hours of the University at the University premises. Any deviation from this should have prior permission of the Vice-Chancellor.
  • ODC shall consist of the Dean of the concerned faculty, the supervisor(s), and one external examiner, to be appointed out of the external examiners by the Vice-Chancellor. If none of the external examiners is available for the conduct of the Oral Defence, an alternative external examiner shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor for this purpose only. The external examiner invited for viva-voce shall submit his/her report in the prescribed proforma to the COE.
  • On the completion of all the stages of examination, COE shall send the report of external examiners to RDC to approve one of the following:
    (a) The degree be awarded,
    (b) The scholar be re-examined (viva-voce) at a later specified time,
    (c) The degree be awarded with modification in the thesis,
    (d) The degree not to be awarded.
  • In case of para (c) as above, the Dean, Research Studies shall provide to the scholar a list of all corrections and modifications required in the thesis, including suggestions made by the examiners during the viva-voce. The scholar shall thereafter submit two hard-bound copies of the thesis, incorporating all necessary corrections/ modifications.
  • The Degree shall be awarded by the University provided that:
    (i) RDC so approves,
    (ii) The scholar produces a ‘No Dues Certificate’ in the prescribed form in accordance with relevant regulation of the university.
    (iii) The scholar has submitted two hard bound copies of the thesis; one for the Departmental Library and one for the Central Library.
  • Hard bound copies and CD ROM of the Ph.D. thesis, submitted after the oral defence examination, must contain the following copyright certificate in the beginning of the thesis, on a separate page on the left side:
    © UTTARANCHAL UNIVERSITY. Arcadia Grant, P.O. Chandanwari, Premnagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand-248007 INDIA. All rights reserved.
  • Conferment of Honorary degree will be recommended to the eminent person(s) who has/have made significant contribution in their respective field with the recommendation of the Academic council and approval of the Visitor as per the rules and statutes of the University.
  • Award of degrees to candidates registered for the Ph.D. programme on or after July 11, 2009 till the date of Notification of these Regulations (UGC – Minimum Standards and procedure for Awards of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree – Regulation, 2016) shall be governed by the provisions of the UGC (Minimum Standards and procedure for Awards of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree) Regulation, 2009.
  • Following the successful completion of the evaluation process and before the announcement of the award of the Ph.D. degree(s), the University shall submit an electronic copy of the Ph. D. thesis to the INFLIBNET, for hosting the same so as to make it accessible to all Institutions/Colleges.
  • Prior to the actual award of the degree, the University shall issue a provisional Certificate to the effect that the Degree has been awarded in accordance with the provisions of UGC Regulations, 2016.
  • If a student/candidate withdraws from his Ph.D. program his/her registration is terminated, and his/her student/candidate status ceases. If such a candidate is re-admitted within a period of five years he/she may be given weightage to the credits acquired during the previous registration on the recommendation of the Research Committee except in the case of termination on disciplinary grounds. Registration of a scholar shall be cancelled in any one of the following eventualities, after the approval of Vice-Chancellor:
    • If he/she fails to comply with rules of attendance as stipulated.
    • If he absents himself for a continuous period of six weeks without prior intimation/sanction of leave.
    • If he/she resigns from the Ph.D. programme and the resignation is duly recommended by RDC.
    • If he/she fails to renew his/her registration in terms of submission of fees/ successfully completion of course work/ satisfactory monitoring of progress reports in every year subject to the provisions contained in these Ordinances/ Regulations.
    • If his/her academic progress is found to be unsatisfactory.
    • If he/she is found to be involved in an act of misconduct and/or indiscipline, the RDC may recommend the termination of his/her registration.
    • Registration may be cancelled if progress report is found unsatisfactory in two consecutive RDC meetings after the registration.
    • Registration may be cancelled if the candidate remains absent in two consecutive RDC meeting after the registration.
    • Registration will be cancelled if the candidate fails to submit the Thesis before stipulated period (included extended period) of six years for another one year.
  • Notwithstanding anything contained in these Ordinances, all categories of scholar shall be governed by the rules and procedures framed by the RDC on this behalf, and in force from time to time.
  • Notwithstanding anything stated in this Ordinance, for any unforeseen issues arising, not covered under these Ordinances, or in the event of differences of interpretation, the Vice-Chancellor may take a decision, after obtaining, if necessary the opinion/advice of a Committee consisting of any or all the Deans of the Faculty. The decision of the Vice- Chancellor shall be final.
  • A student/candidate may be permitted by the Dean Research Studies with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor to withdraw from the Ph.D. programme on medical grounds supported by a medical certificate issued by the Medical Officer or any other genuine reason(s). The medical certificate issued by an Authorized Medical Practitioner may also be accepted on the merit of each case.
  • Withdrawal may also be granted by the Dean Research Studies with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor provided he/she is convinced that the student/candidate cannot pursue his studies for the reasons beyond his control.
  • Under no circumstances will a request for withdrawal be entertained after the course work has been completed. Student/candidate should present the medical certificate in support of his absence on health reasons within two days of his/her rejoining the Faculty, if not produced already. Withdrawal will not be granted retrospectively.
  • Any semester withdrawal will count towards the maximum limit of six years for full-time research scholar.
  • The Ph.D. candidate shall bear all expenses by himself/herself towards conduct of the study for research work. The available physical infrastructure and library facility of the University can be used for the research work.
  • The rules and regulation are subject to changes from time to time in accordance with recommendation of RDC and approval of the Academic Council.
  • In case any matter is not covered by the above stated rules, the decision/ interpretations of the RDC with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor shall be final.

The remuneration/fellowship amount for Doctoral & Post-Doctoral fellowship would be as per Uttaranchal University Research Fellowship regulations made from time to time.