Chaudhary Bansi Lal University: Applications on prescribed format are invited from eligible candidates for admission to Ph.D. Programme for the session 2023-24.
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Application must reach in the concerned department by 25-09-2023 till 5:00 PM. For details (Ph.D. Ordinance and other related information), please visit University’s website i.e. www.cblu.ac.in.
Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani, offers broad-based research program leading to the award of Ph.D. degree. The research work may be characterized either by discovery of new facts or enunciation of a new theory or theories or by fresh interpretation of known facts or development of equipment making a distinct advancement in instrument technology. Promotion to productivity and creativity is the basic tenet underlying the research program.
It should bear evidence of the capacity of the research scholar for critical examination, analysis and sound judgment as well as his ability to carry out independent investigation, design or development.
The award of Ph.D. degree is in recognition of high academic achievements and application of knowledge to the solution of real life problems in every sphere.
The University encourages research in interdisciplinary areas and provides excellent opportunities for research work in the modern era of 21st century.
APPLICABILITY: This Ordinance shall apply to the program leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
DEFINITIONS : Chaudhary Bansi Lal University PhD Admission 2023
1.1. “Approved Department” shall mean a Department of higher learning established by the University.
1.2. “Department/Institute” shall mean an academic institution maintained or admitted by the University to its privileges and includes a Department/Institute/Centre/ college.
1.3. “Candidate/Applicant” shall mean a person who has applied for the Ph.D. program but is not yet registered for the same.
1.4. “Supervisor” shall mean a member of the academic staff of the University approved by the BOS on the recommendation of the DRC to guide/supervise the research work of the research scholar.
1.5. “Co-Supervisor” shall mean a member of the academic staff of this or another university/ Department/ research institution, other than the Supervisor, as approved by the BOS on the recommendation of the DRC to guide/supervise the research work of the research scholar.
1.6. “Caretaker Supervisor” shall mean a member of the academic staff of the University appointed to act as the supervisor of the research scholar in the absence of the original Supervisor before and/or after submission of the thesis.
1.7. “DRC” shall mean a Departmental Research Committee consisting of Head of the concerned department, all Professors of the concerned Department, two Associate Professors and one Assistant Professor/s having Ph.D. degree, by rotation in order of seniority (for two years) and the proposed supervisor(s) or the approved supervisor(s). The DRC shall also include one Professor, having Ph.D., from the other concerned department in case of inter-disciplinary topic of the research of the candidate. In case Department does not have Professor/Associate Professor, the Dean of concerned Department will be the convener of the committee. In case a Department does not have Associate Professors, the DRC shall include one additional Assistant Professor. In case a Department does not have requisite number of Professors/Associate Professors then DRC shall comprise minimum of three faculty members. Otherwise, the Committee shall be constituted by the Vice- Chancellor on the request of the concerned Head of the Department/Dean from amongst the teachers of the concerned Faculty and outside experts.
1.8. “BOS” shall mean the Board of Studies of the Department concerned.
1.9. R & S Branch shall mean Registration and Scholarship Branch which will be the nodal office controlling the Ph.D. program in the University.
1.10. “RAC” shall mean the Research Advisory Committee, which will consist of the Research Supervisor(s), the Head of the concerned department, and one faculty member of the department to be nominated by the Head of the Department preferably from the related area/ discipline.
1.11. “Research Scholar” shall mean a person registered for the Ph.D. program and devoting adequate time for completing the requirements of this degree.
1.12. “Sponsored Research Scholar” shall mean a research scholar sponsored by an employing organization.
1.13. “Minimum Submission Period” shall mean the minimum period for which a research scholar must be registered, prior to the date of submission of the thesis. The date of registration will be the date on which BOS recommends the registration of the candidate.
1.14. “Registration Period” shall mean the length of period commencing with the date of registration and ending on the date of award of the Ph.D. degree, counting out any gaps as per Clause 11 of the Ordinance.
1.15. “COE” shall mean Controller of Examinations of the University.
1.16. ‘’ODC’’ shall mean the ‘Oral Defense Committee’, and shall consist of the Head of the concerned Department/Dean (in case Department does not have requisite number of Professors/Associate Professors), the supervisor(s), and at least one of the two external examiners.
1.17. “RDC” shall mean Research Degree Committee, and shall consist of the Vice- Chancellor, Dean/Head of the concerned department, Controller of Examinations, and two Professors of the University other than the Supervisor(s) of the candidate to be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor shall be the Chairman of the Committee.
1.18. “Degree” shall mean the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) of the University.
1.19. “University” shall mean Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani.
1.20. “SOP” shall mean the Standard Operating Procedure governing the Ph.D. program of the University.
Note: In this Ordinance wherever ‘he’ and ‘his’ occurs, these shall mean to imply ‘he/she’ and ‘his/her’ respectively.
2. The University shall provide facilities for studies and research leading to award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. The program shall be conducted at and through the Department of the University, subject to the guidelines laid down by the Academic Council and control exercised by the University Registration & Scholarship Branch (R&S) and concerned Department Research Committee (DRC).
3. A Research Scholar shall be required to pursue the research work or any prescribed course work at the Departments of the University/approved institution and/or industry under the guidance of approved supervisor(s). The BOS may permit a research scholar to carry out research work outside the University at a Research Centre approved by the University (Annexure – A). Further, the BOS may also permit the research scholar to work at his place of employment provided adequate facilities for research on the proposed topic of research are available there to the entire satisfaction of the BOS.
ADMISSION ELIGIBILITY : Chaudhary Bansi Lal University PhD Admission 2023
A candidate possessing any one of the following qualifications shall be eligible to apply for admission to a Ph.D. program of the University.
4.1. Candidates for admission to Ph.D. programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with atleast 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7- point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, or Departments.
4.2. A relaxation of 5% marks, (from 55% to 50%), or an equivalent relaxation of grade, shall be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer /Differently- abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time.
1. 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. (marks in decimal figures are ignored for counting eligibility percentage).
2. Candidates in final year of their degree and waiting for their results to be declared can also apply for admission to Ph.D. programme and appear for entrance test but they must fulfill the above criteria of eligibility at the time of interview. Applicants shall be admitted to the Ph.D. Programme under one of the following categories:
(i) Full-time Ph.D. students with or without fellowship.
(ii) Ph.D. students who are regular faculty members/ staff of the University.
(iii) Ph.D. students under the external registration programme recognized by the University and sponsored by and/are employed in the organization/industry/university/other institutions, which will normally carry out their research in the organization/industry/university/approved institutions of their employment.
(iv) Ph.D. students from partner universities/ institutions with which University has MOUs or collaborative arrangements.
APPLYING FOR REGISTRATION : Chaudhary Bansi Lal University PhD Admission 2023
The candidate shall apply for admission in the prescribed form (SOP-I) available on the website of the University (www.cblu.ac.in), or the office of the R& S Branch. Eligibility Criteria Registration Process Page 5 Applicants who are in employment of any organization either in India or abroad will be eligible for registration as Research Scholar provided:
5.1. they fulfill qualifications laid down in Clause 4 above;
5.2. the applicant who is pursuing employment, must produce a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from his/her employer;
5.3. the applicant proves to the satisfaction of the DRC and BOS that his employment duties will permit him to devote sufficient time for research work and prescribed course;
5.4. the application for admission is endorsed by the Head of applicant’s employing organization;
6. ADMISSION TEST, ADMISSION, REGISTRATION & FEE AS A RESEARCH SCHOLAR
The University shall admit the candidates through Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani Research Aptitude Test (CBLU-RAT):
6.1. Each candidate shall be required to take a Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani Research Aptitude Test (CBLU-RAT). The CBLU-RAT shall consist of 50% questions on Research Methodology and 50% questions subject specific (as per UGC/CSIR NET or otherwise notified on University website). The question paper shall be of 100 marks and shall consist of multiple choice questions. CBLU-RAT shall be conducted at the Centre(s) notified by the University and information in this regard shall be available on University website.
6.2. Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/SLET/GATE/GPAT/Teacher fellowship or any other equivalent national level fellowship holder are exempted from the University CBLU-RAT.
6.3. The candidates who are covered under the exempted categories may also appear for CBLU-RAT, if they so desire, to improve their weightage.
6.4. The merit list for admission to Ph.D. programme shall be prepared according to the following criteria: (i) 20% Marks of the percentage of marks in the Master’s degree examination. (ii) 10% Marks of the percentage of marks in the Bachelor’s degree examination. (iii) 50% Marks of the percentage of marks in the entrance test OR Weightage of 35 marks to those candidates who have qualified for JRF (entitled for scholarship)/teacher fellowship holders/ awardee of the fellowship by the DST (INSPIRE), ICMR or any other equivalent national level fellowship OR Weightage of 25 marks to those candidates who have passed NET/GATE/GPAT/SLET (Haryana State Only)/JRF (not entitled for scholarship) OR Weightage of 3 marks for each year of teaching experience (maximum 20 marks) to Assistant Professor in University/College for the same subject appointed through duly constituted selection committee. (iv) Weightage of 5 marks to the candidates who have passed Master’s examination from Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani. (v) Weightage of 3 marks for each year (maximum weightage of 5 marks) to the Project Fellows working in various projects funded by the UGC and other Government agencies. CBLU-RAT Page 6 (vi) 10 marks for Interview (05 marks for domain knowledge and 05 marks for research aptitude)
6.5. Note: The merit of the candidates who are availing weightage of JRF/NET/GATE/GPAT/any other equivalent national fellowship will be considered in the category in which they were issued certificate by UGC/other equivalent agencies or in their own category.
6.6. The candidate will receive a letter of offer of admission from R & S Branch against which she/he will be required to deposit the fees as prescribed by the University (Annexure – B). A candidate shall be provisionally registered as a Research Scholar with effect from the date on which she/he has deposited the required fee with the University. A formal letter of provisional registration of the candidate would be issued by the R & S Branch.
6.7. An applicant whose selection is approved for Ph.D. programme/course and has deposited the requisite fee shall be granted admission to the Ph.D. Programme and the set of courses as decided by the DRC upon provisional registration of the candidate (existing courses/ specially devised courses).
6.8. A Ph.D. student shall renew his/ her registration every year in the manner prescribed and pay the fees determined by the University.
6.9. A Ph.D. student shall pay the prescribed University fees on or before the specified due date, until the submission of his/ her thesis as defined in the Ordinance.
6.10. There will be no provision for re-evaluation of answer books for the paper of CBLU-RAT. The CBLU-RAT intends to test the basic capability of the candidate to undertake research work. A minimum score of 50% shall be required to clear the test [45% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/Differently-abled category] and be eligible to present the research plan to the DRC. If in spite of the above relaxation, the seats allotted for SC/ST/OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/Differently- abled categories remain unfilled, the University shall launch a Special Admission Drive, for that particular category within one month from the date of closure of admission of general category. The University shall devise its own admission procedure, along with eligibility conditions to ensure that most of the seats under these categories are filled. Note: Presently CBLU-RAT is held only at the University campus, Bhiwani.
7. COURSE WORK, SYNOPSIS & RESEARCH WORK
7.1 COURSE WORK
7.1.1. All research scholars admitted to the Ph.D. programme shall be required to complete the prescribed course work during the initial one or two semesters from the date of the provisional registration. The credits assigned to the Ph.D. course work shall be a minimum of 08 credits and maximum of 16 credits. The research scholar shall be evaluated at the end of the course work. The research scholar has to pass the coursework with minimum 55% marks or its equivalent grade in the UGC-7 point scale (or an equivalent grade/CGPA in a point scale) in the course work in order to be eligible to continue in the programme and submit the thesis.
7.1.2. The successful completion of the required course work shall be treated as a prerequisite for proceeding towards the research work.