OVERVIEW

REGULATIONS FOR RESEARCH PROGRAMME LEADING TO AWARD OF PhD DEGREE

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SMU PhD PROGRAMS

Phd is Offered in the following:

  • Pre Clinical Subjects
  • Para Clinical Subjects
  • Clinical Subjects
  • Allied Health Sciences

PhD programs are offered under following department:

  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering
  • Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Management Studies
  • Department of Information Technology 
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering 
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering
  • Department of Computer Applications
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Centre for Material Science & Nano Technology

ADMISSION DETAILS

Click Here to download Syllabus for Research Methodology (Common to all)

ELIGIBILITY

  • A candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. Programme of SMU should:
  • Have a Master’s degree of this University or its equivalent of another recognized University or Institute with a minimum of 55% marks. The degree should be relevant to the department to which he/she applied for PhD. In case of candidates holding a qualifying degree from Foreign Universities, registration for the Ph.D. will be confirmed after determination of equivalence by the relevant University body.  
  • 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 direction of the UGC 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.
  • In exceptional cases, a candidate with B.Tech./B.E./M.B.B.S degree having high first class with relevant experience commensurate to his proposed research and experience equivalent to a post graduate degree in the relevant field may be considered for registration on the special recommendation of the University Research Committee (URC). Such candidates will be required to complete higher number of credits (24 to 36 credits) as course work compared to 10 to 12 credits for those with postgraduate qualifications.
  • Clearing of entrance test is only one of the pre requisite for admission.
  • Should be recommended by the Department / Institute Research Protocol Evaluation Committee (D/I-RPEC) based on presentation of proposed Research Protocol and number of seats available.
  • Foreign students will be required to produce clearance from the Government of India/relevant authorities, for being considered eligible and are holding research visa.

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Before Registration

  • Respond to University notification given in website /newspaper regarding Ph.D. entrance examination, number of seats available etc.
  • Submission of Application to Registrar, SMU/ Head of Institute.
  • Clear Ph.D. entrance examination.
  • Interview cum / Presentation of Protocol to Department; D-RPEC (screening of candidates based on number of seats).
  • Modification of Protocol as per D-RPEC recommendations.
  • Presentation of Protocol to Institute; I-RPEC.
  • Modification of Protocol as per I-RPEC recommendations.
  • Presentation of Protocol for IEC approval (applicable to Medical & Biological research).

After Confirmation of Registration

  • Completion of course work within one year from the date of registration.
  • Ph.D. Research Work at designated Department/Institute/Approved Research Centre.
  • Present Progress Seminar to Department – Research Progress Committee (D-RPC) once every semester (every six months). Missing of two consecutive progress presentation during the entire period of research by the candidate will lead to termination of the registration.
  • Recommendation by D-RPC regarding continuation, mid-course correction or discontinuation depending on progress and quality of work after every six monthly progress presentation.
  • In case the D-RPC at any stage, during the research, work feels that the candidate is not making sufficient progress or is not likely to complete his Ph.D. for any reason, the D-RPC, in consultation with the Supervisor, may recommend discontinuation of research work and cancellation of registration of the candidate.
  • Candidate must publish  adequate  research papers in peer reviewed journals with a minimum of two publications  with  at least one paper ( mandatory) in SCI/SSCI journal and the other in SCOPUS for Engineering, Humanities & Management scholars and minimum of 2 publications with at least one publication( mandatory) in PubMed/ Index Medicos, and one  in Index Copernicus/SCOPUS for medical scholars.

After Completion of Research Work

  • After completion of sufficient research work and specified minimum period after registration, if satisfied, D-RPC recommends writing of Pre Submission of Thesis by the candidate.
  • Presentation of Pre Submission of Thesis to D-RPEC.
  • D-RPEC may recommend further work if not satisfied or may recommend pre submission presentation to I-RPEC, if satisfied. Recommendation of I-RPEC will also be sent to Registrar.
  • On approval by I-RPEC, the candidate will write the thesis and submit six spiral bound copies duly signed by the Supervisor, to Registrar, SMU within six months from the convening date of I-RPEC. A short report   summarizing the contribution and the outcome of the research needs to be submitted one month before the thesis submission.

After Submission of Synopsis and Thesis at SMU

  • Registrar sends the research summary to three reviewers approved by Vice Chancellor, for their consent to review the thesis of the candidate. One of the reviewers will usually be from a foreign university.
  • On receiving consent of the reviewers, Registrar sends the thesis to the reviewers for review, requesting them to review the thesis and send their comments, in the prescribed format, within 45 days. Polite reminders will be sent to the reviewers every 15 days after expiry of 45 days till they send the reviews. In case a reviewer fails to send the review within six months, Vice Chancellor may approve another reviewer and ask the Registrar to send the thesis for review.
  • On receipt of reviews from two reviewers (one Indian & one Foreign), and if both the reviewers have recommended the thesis for award of Ph.D., the Vice Chancellor will ask the Controller of Examinations to organize Defense of the thesis. The Committee for Defense will comprise members of I-RPEC, University Research Committee and minimum one external examiner who will normally be one of the reviewers.
  • In case of non-recommendation or recommendation for additional work/major modifications to the thesis, Vice Chancellor will advise the candidate and the Supervisor to do further work/modifications as the case may be, in consultation with the University Research Committee (URC), and ask the candidate to resubmit the thesis after complying with the instructions.
  • In case the reviews suggest cancellation of registration of the candidate for poor quality research work or unacceptable practices such as plagiarisation, Vice Chancellor may, in consultation with University Research Committee (URC) and after giving due chance to the candidate to present his/her case, order cancellation of registration of the candidate. 

On successful Defense of Thesis

  •  On successfully defending the thesis and recommendation of the Defense Committee, the candidate will be eligible for award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) on the day of Defense. On receiving the recommendation of the Defense Committee, and a No Dues Certificate regarding clearance of all dues to the University,  Registrar will issue a provisional certificate to the effect that the candidate has successfully defended his thesis and has been declared eligible for the award of Ph.D. Degree. The provisional certificate will also state that the certificate has been issued in accordance with the provisions of UGC Regulations for Award of M.Phil. /Ph.D. – 2016. The academic Senate will ratify the Ph.D. Degree.
  • The candidate will be awarded the PhD Degree during the next convocation.

SEAT AVAILABLE FOR PhD PROGRAMME FOR 2019-2020 SESSION

Department

Specialisation

Number of Vacancy

Chemistry

 Chemistry

20

Physics

Plasma Physics

High Energy Theory

Material Science

Semiconductor

04

02

04

02

Mathematics

Mathematics

Statistics / Biostatistics

08

02

Computer Science & Engineering

Data Analytics

Wireless Sensor Network

Cloud Computing

Computational Intelligence

Natural Language Processing

Cryptography and Network Security

10

Electronics & Communication Engineering

IoT /Microwave / Antenna

Speech / Image Processing /Machine Learning

VLSI & Nano Technology

Communication/IoT

Satellite Communication

19

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

02

Mechanical Engineering

Micro Machining

Non-Traditional Machining

Traditional Machining

Energy Planning

MADM

Machining Process Optimization and Allied Areas

01

02

02

01

02

02

Information Technology

Image Processing

Pattern Recognition

Computer Networks

IoT

Data Mining

Network Security

Natural Language Processing

06

Computer Applications

Computer Applications

06

Management Studies

Finance

Human Resources

01

01

Anatomy

Human Anatomy

02

Microbiology

Microbiology

02

Medical Biotechnology

Medical Biotechnology

02

Biochemistry

Biochemistry

01

Community Medicine

Community Medicine

04

Pediatrics

General Pediatrics

03

Pathology

Pathology

02

Physiology

Physiology

02

Pharmacology Pharmacology 02

 

Click Here to download Syllabus for Research Methodology (Common to all)

 

Click Here to download Syllabus for Chemistry

Click Here to download Syllabus for Physics

Click Here to download Syllabus for Mathematics

Click Here to download Syllabus for Computer Science & Engineering

Click Here to download Syllabus for Electronics & Communication Engineering

Click Here to download Syllabus for Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Click Here to download Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

Click Here to download Syllabus for Information Technology

Click Here to download Syllabus for Computer Application

Click Here to download Syllabus for Management Studies

Click Here to download Syllabus for Human Anatomy

Click Here to download Syllabus for Microbiology

Click Here to download Syllabus for Medical Biotechnology

Click Here to download Syllabus for Stastistics & Biostatistics

Click Here to download Syllabus for Community Medicine

Click Here to download Syllabus for Pediatrics

Click Here to download Syllabus for Pathology

Click Here to download Syllabus for Physiology

Click Here to download Syllabus for Pharmacology

 

Click here to to apply online

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTION

 

  1. Fill the entries on the form neatly.
  2. Attach attested copies of certificates, mark sheets etc.  See checklist overleaf for certificates required.
  3. A candidate presently working in an organization (including those on projects) must provide a “No Objection certificate” from the employer.

 

CHECKLIST (CIRCLE THE ENCLOSED DOCUMENTS). SEND ONLY ATTESTED COPIES (NOT ORIGINALS).

 

  1. Date of Birth (DOB) certificate or High School (Class Ten) Certificate with DOB (Required for all candidates).
  2. SC/ST Certificate if applicable.
  3. Sponsorship certificate for sponsored candidates.
  4. UGC/CSIR (JRF)/GATE/SLET examination score card/ MPhil qualified. If appeared.
  5. Copies of marks/grade sheets.
  6. No Objection/relieving certificates from employer (for employed candidates).
  7. With the downloaded form attach DD of Rs. 1000/-. (application form + PhD Entrance exam fee)

 

Mailing Address for Applications:

 

A) For programmes at SMIT

Director

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology

Majitar Rangpo,

East Sikkim,

PIN-737136

 

B) For programmes at SMIMS

Dean

Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences

5th Mile Tadong, Gangtok

East Sikkim,

PIN-737102

 

C) For Programmes at SMU

Registrar

Sikkim Manipal University

5th Mile Tadong, Gangtok

East Sikkim, PIN-737102

PhD POLICIES

Click Here to download Plagiarism Policy

Click Here to view SOP Annual Registration details

FORMS & FORMATS

Click Here to Download the Progress Report Form

Cick Here to download Annual PhD Registration Form

Click Here to download Forwarding Note for Submission of Synopsis

Click Here to download Plagiarism Verification Certificate

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS

Candidature

Revised Fee

Full Time

Rs.30,000/- per annum

Internal Part Time

Rs.30,000/- per annum

External Part Time

Rs.40,000/- per annum

One Registration Fee

Rs.10,000/-

Course Work Examination Fee

Rs.1000/- per course work

In addition to the above fees, the amount of Rs.10,000/- as the examination Fee must be remitted at the time of thesis submission.