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SMU Entrance Exam Ph.D. 2019 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

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 pursuit. 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.

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SMU Entrance Exam Ph.D. Eligibility Criteria 2019

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.
  • Number of Ph.D. registrations in the University at any given time will not be more than eight times the number of registered supervisors in the University. The vacancy of the research scholars will be worked out and notified through advertisement by the University.
  • The eligibility criteria prescribed in this section are the absolute minimum.

SMU Entrance Exam Ph.D. Exam Centers 2019

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SMU Entrance Exam Ph.D. 2019 Important Dates

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  • 13/10/2019
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    SMU Entrance Exam Ph.D. Prospectus 2019

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    Exam Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Venue: Level 6, SMIMS Building, Sikkim Manipal University, 5th Mile Tadong, Gang-tok, Sikkim, 737102  

    SMU Entrance Exam Ph.D. Application Form 2019

    Application Form Fee

    • Other / General Category Rs 15,000/-

    Application Form Filling Instructions


    • 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.

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    • Registration fee is onetime (nonrefundable) payable at the time of registration.
    • Course work examination fee of Rs 1000/- per paper.
    • 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.

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    • 13/10/2019
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