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Entrance exam for PhD. Programme in Medical, Engineering, Management

and Science streams

Interested candidates may please contact/mail on Phone: 03592-270294 (Ext. 445)


Date: 4th December, 2017, time 10.00 am. To 1.00 pm.

Venue : Level 6, SMIMS Building, Sikkim Manipal University

5th Mile Tadong, Gangtok, Sikkim -737102

Last date of submission of filled application form:

25th November, 2017


1.      A student seeking admission to Ph.D. course shall apply on a prescribed form. The application form, duly filled in by the student in his own hand and with a passport-size photo affixed on it along with xerox copies of the documents listed below, must be sent to the Academic Section of the Institute/University.


Checklist during submission of applications for PhD

a) Duly filled application with copies of marks/grade sheets.

b) Attach attested copies of certificates, mark sheets etc.

c) A candidate presently working in an organization (including those on projects) must provide a “No Objection certificate” from the employer (if applicable)

d) SC/ST/OBC/Disability Certificate (if applicable)

e) Date of Birth (DOB) certificate or High School (Class Ten) Certificate with DOB (Required for all candidates).

f) With the downloaded form attach DD of Rs. 1000/-. (Application form + PhD Entrance exam fee). The fee can be paid through DD payable to Sikkim Manipal University at Gangtok.


2.      As per 2016 UGC regulations the qualifying marks for the PhD entrance shall be 50% and the test will be based on 50% of research methodology and remaining 50% shall be subject specific.

3.      The test will be of 3 hrs duration and of full marks 100. Research Methodology component will be of 1½ hrs duration and of 50 marks. The remaining 50 of 1½ hrs duration marks will be subject specific.





Regulations for Research Programme Leading to Award of Ph.D. Degree

1.     Introduction

SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY (SMU) has established itself as one of the prominent Universities in the entire North – East region of the country in its academic and research pursuits. SMU started offering Ph.D. programme in 2001. SMU follows the minimum guidelines for Ph.D. programmes prescribed by University Grants Commission (UGC) prescribed time to time and has adopted best practices of Ph.D. from leading universities and IITs to produce quality Ph.D. Presently, SMU hosts Ph.D. programmes in varied fields covering medical, clinical, technology, sciences, humanities and social sciences.

All procedures and modalities pertaining to SMU Ph.D. programme has been documented as “SMU Regulations for Research Programme Leading to Award of Ph.D. Degree - 2016” and is approved by the University Research Committee (URC) and the Academic Senate. These regulations will be effective from 03 September 2016.

Research Programme at the University will be controlled by the Vice Chancellor through the following committees:

a)     University Research Committee.

b)     Research Protocol Evaluation Committee (RPEC) at each Department (D-RPEC) /Constituent College (I-RPEC).

c)      A Department Research Progress Committee (D-RPC) for each research candidate.

d)     A Board for Examination for Ph.D. (Defense Committee) for each candidate.

This University will usually conduct Ph.D. Examination twice a year.