Faculty of Doctoral Studies & Research

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is a doctoral degree with focus on cutting edge research
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D)

About the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.)

Welcome to Sigma University, Vadodara, where we offer exceptional Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs under various major disciplines. Our university is dedicated to providing a stimulating environment for cutting-edge research and fostering academic excellence. With a strong focus on interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and multidisciplinary studies, we strive to produce scholars who can make significant contributions to their respective fields. Click here for the Details of Ph. D. Supervisors & Area of Research.

Entrance Test

The candidates are required to take an entrance test conducted by SIGMA UNIVERSITY. The Entrance Test will be conducted at SIGMA UNIVERSITY.

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 candidates who qualify the UGC-NET (Including JRF), UGC-CSIR NET (Including JRF) / GATE/GPAT/CEED with a valid score in terms of cut-off marks and duration, shall be exempted from appearing in the entrance test and deemed to be qualified for personal interview.

A relaxation from Ph. D Entrance Test 1 for that candidate, who has 10 years or more experience in Academics/Industry/Research or Equivalent.

(The candidates who are exempted from Written/Entrance Test, will be awarded the highest marks scored by the candidates, who appeared in the Written/Entrance Test conducted SIGMA UNIVERSITY for that particular discipline.)

A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.

The score obtained in the written test or entrance test administered by Sigma University will remain valid for two terms, including the current term in which the candidate appeared for the examination.

Program Details
Parameters Details
Affiliation
Sigma University
Ph. D. Programme in
1. Faculty of Commerce & Management
2. Faculty of Computer Science & Applications
3. Faculty of Engineering & Technology
4. Faculty of Pharmacy
5. Faculty of Science
6. Faculty of Social Work
Program Duration
Ph. D Programme shall be for a minimum duration of three (3) years, including course work, and a maximum duration of six (6) years from the date of admission to the Ph. D programme.
Eligibility Criteria
A master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline from a recognised university with atleast 55% marks in aggregate or equivalent grade
OR
A 4-year bachelor’s degree programme or equivalent in relevant discipline from a recognised university with atleast 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade
OR
An M.Phil degree from a recognised university with atleast 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade.
Candidates appearing in the final year Degree examination can also apply, provided they furnish proof of meeting the minimum eligibility criteria at the time of joining the programme.
Course Work Requirements
The candidate registered for Ph.D. Programme in (Full-Time/Part-Time) will have to undergo a pre-requisite course work of 12 credits.
1. Research Methodology (RM) (04 Credits)
2. Research & Publication Ethics (RE) (04 Credits)
3. Self-Study Course (SC) (04 Credits)
Application Procedure
Eligible candidates, who intend to take admission for PhD are required to apply in a prescribed online application form along with a non-refundable processing fee of Rs.1500/-.
The payment should be made online by credit card/debit card/net banking.
Presentation/Viva-Voce
The selection criterion for the admission in PhD programme are as under:
1. For all the candidates qualified in the written test and candidates exempted from written test, a viva-voce will organised by the University where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before Department Doctoral Research Committee or equivalent.
2. The viva-voce shall consider the following aspects:
the candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research.
the research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution.
the proposed area of research can contribute to New/additional Knowledge
Final Selection Criteria
The final selection will be based on weightage of 70% to the entrance test and weightage of 30% in the viva-voce.
A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.
Fellowship
- The scholarship may be awarded to meritorious students for doing Full-Time Ph. D as per University Rules and Regulations.
- Part-time and sponsored research scholars shall not be awarded any research fellowship/assistantship by the University.
- Fellowship under SHODH Scheme offered by Government of Gujarat (For Two Years Only) for Full-Time Ph. D Scholars.
- Other financial assistance will be governed as per university rules and regulations.
- Full-Time Research scholar has to report at the University on regular basis.
- The University will support the research scholar for POC & IPR Support as per University Rules and Regulations.
Online Applications (How to Apply?)
Visit: https://admissions23.sigmauniversity.ac.in/
Call: +91 7567176000
Admission Schedule
Summer Intake: Usually from May to October every year.
Winter Intake: Usually from December to February every year.
Shifts (Working hours)
10: 00 am to 05:00 pm
Fee structure
₹ 70,000/- Annum
Syllabus
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