Department of Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences, THAPAR UNIVERSITY ,PATIALA
ADMISSION TO PhD PROGRAMME: (2ND SEMESTER SESSION 2010-11)
DEPARTMENT: Biotechnology and Env Sc Deptt
Seats available under Specializations:
Agriculture Biotechnology – 01
Plant Microbe interaction, Molecular Biology – 01
Environmental Technology – 02
Epigenetic & Genetic regulation of gene – 01
1.1 A candidate seeking admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have obtained ME/MTech/MPhil/MCA/MS/MA/MBA or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10 Point scale or 55% marks in aggregate where marks are awarded or NET qualified.
1.2 Candidates with BE/BTech degree or equivalent with excellent academic record (minimum CGPA of 9.00 on 10 point scale or 80% marks in aggregate) may be considered for direct admission. Relaxation in CGPA to 7.00 on a 10-point scale or in marks to 65% for the minimum eligibility conditions may be permitted for candidates with a BE / BTech degree or equivalent who have a minimum of 3 years of professional and/or research experience in the area in which the admission is sought. However, candidates admitted with BE/BTech or equivalent qualification will be admitted for PhD after successful completion of eight Masters level courses as suggested by the PhD Admission Committee of concerned Department/School, within a period of two years from the date of admission. A minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10-point scale should be earned in the courses prescribed by the concerned Department/School.
1.3 Part-time studies leading to PhD degree are permitted for professionally employed personnel such as working engineers, scientists and teachers. Part-time studies leading to PhD shall also be permitted to persons working in Institutions with which a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed for research purposes. Such a candidate must be in employment at the time of admission and be engaged in professional work in the area to which admission is sought.
1.4 Candidates working beyond a radius of 200 Km shall be required to work in the University for a minimum period of 6 months in not more than three spells.
1.5 Candidates shall be admitted on the basis of merit of Entrance Test to be conducted by the concerned Department/School, followed by interview. During interview, a candidate is required to present his/her area of proposed research. Relaxation for appearing in the Entrance Test may be given to those candidates who have done MPhil or have qualified UGC/ CSIR(JRF)/ SLET/ GATE by the Admission Committee.
Note: (i) Part-time candidates are required to submit the “No Objection Certificate” from their parent organization/department/employer stating that the candidate is permitted to pursue studies on a parttime basis and that the candidate’s official duties permit her/him todevote sufficient time for research.
1.6 Applications for admission will be considered by the Admission Committee of the concerned Department/School.
1.7 The number of PhD admissions to be made by each Department/School shall be notified at the start of admission process. All efforts shall be made to maintain 25% SC/ST and 3% physically handicapped category students.
1.8 The supervisor(s) shall be allocated to every admitted candidate at the time of interview.
2.1 Every admitted candidate shall have to do course work for a minimum of one semester. The course work shall include at least three courses of 4.0 credits each, namely, a course on research methodology (may include quantitative methods and computer Applications) or a course proposed by the Admission Committee (for those who have studied a similar course on Research Methodology at PG level), a professional course (Syllabus to be proposed by the allocated supervisor and approved by Chairman, Admission Committee) and a Seminar (Relevant in the area of research). The process of registration in the course work, examination, evaluation and grading shall be same as followed for UG/PG programmes. Only those candidates who successfully complete the course work within one year of admission and with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on 10.00 point scale shall be registered in the PhD programme. Every candidate will be required to submit research proposal, duly recommended by the Supervisor(s), after successful completion of the course work. The minimum time period to submit the research proposal shall be six months from the date of admission. Research proposal will be submitted to the concerned Head of the Department/School. In case of non-submission of proposal within the prescribed period, DoRSP on the recommendations of the Supervisor and Head of the Department/School may grant an extension for a maximum period of six months. If the candidate fails to submit the proposal even during th extended period her/his admission will be cancelled. In case the proposal is rejected by the URB, he may resubmit it within next six months starting the date of meeting of URB failing which her/his admission will be cancelled.
3 GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:
The application form along with attested copies of certificates must be submitted to the Registrar on or before Dec. 07, 2010 for the even semester. Incomplete application forms and those received after the prescribed date will not be entertained under any circumstances. No correspondence/enquiry from such candidates shall be entertained.
As per instructions received from the UGC, the admission to PhD Programme for the session 2010-11 will be made on the basis of Entrance Examination conducted by the University at 11:00 AM followed by Interview at 3.00 PM on 15-12-2010 in the respective Deptt. /School the University. The syllabus for the Entrance Exam shall be the same as of qualifying degree. After qualifying in the Entrance Exam and Interview, you are required to attend course work of one semester by attending classes. The Entrance Examination will be of 1 hour duration having 60 objective type multiple choice questions.
The criteria for award of marks will be considered as under.
Entrance Test 50 Marks
Interview 50 Marks
Total Marks 100 Marks
The cut off limit for qualifying the exam shall be 20% in the aggregate of Entrance Test & Interview.
The Roll Numbers of the candidates will be displayed on our website by 10-12-2010 and also intimated to the candidates through their email / SMS. No separate information or roll numbers will be sent by post. Candidates are required to bring with them any identification proof (License/ ID Card/ Voter ID Card/ Passport/ Pan Card ) for entry in the examination centre. The entrance test shall be conducted at Thapar University, Patiala only.
No separate intimation will be sent in this regard. Application form must accompany:
(i) Attested copies of the certificates of the examinations passed.
(ii) One passport size photograph pasted on the application form in the space provided for the purpose.
The student shall submit his/her thesis to the Registrar within five years but not earlier than two years in case of regular and three years in case of part time student from the date of his/her registration i.e. from the date on which University Research Board approves his/her research proposal.
VACANCY STATEMENT IN PHD PROGRAMME FOR EVEN SEMESTER TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 2010 GIVEN AS UNDER: As on 26.10.2010
TOTAL VACANT SEATS :05
a (Cost of Prospectus + Examination fee)= ( ` 1250/- + ` 1000)= ` 2250/-
Those who are applying by downloading the form from www.thapar.edu must attach demand draft of ` 2250/- in favour of Thapar University and payable at Patiala alongwith the form. Those who have purchased the application form from the University counter are required to send Examination fee of ` 1000/- in the form of DD drawn in favour of Thapar University and payable at Patiala alongwith the form.
b The complete form alongwith DD must be sent at following address: Incharge Admission Cell Academic Section Thapar University, Patiala-147004 Punjab (India)