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1. Eligibility Criterion for Admission
(a) A candidate for admission to the Program for Degree of Doctor of Philosophy must have obtained at least a Second Class Masters Degree with not less than 55% of marks of a University or a Degree recognized by the University as its equivalent in the subject in which the candidate wishes to pursue a course of research or in a subject allied thereto.
(b) If a Department/Faculty/Centre is offering an M.Phil. Course, a candidate seeking admission to the Ph.D. course shall also be required to have passed the M. Phil. Examination in the concerned subject or in a subject allied thereto with at least 55% marks, in addition to the criterion laid down in Para 1(a) above.
2. Admission Procedure
The candidate shall apply for admission to the Ph. D. program or an integrated M. Phil./Ph. D. program of the University, wherever such provision exists, on a prescribed form ( Annexure - I ), which may be downloaded from the University's website, http://jmi.nic.in. The application for admission shall be submitted to the Department/Faculty/Center concerned along with a Demand Draft of Rs.1,000/- drawn in favour of the Registrar, Jamia Millia Islamia, payable at Delhi/New Delhi. The list of candidates found eligible to appear for an Entrance Test along with the Admission Schedule shall be notified on the Notice Board of the concerned Department/Faculty/Center as well as on the website of the university.
The following category of candidates shall be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test for the Ph. D. program :
(i) Candidates who have qualified UGC/CSIR JRF Test/SLET/GATE or have successfully completed M. Phil. Program from a recognized university/ institution.
(ii) The teacher fellowship holders, provided that the competent employing authority issues a No Objection Certificate to the candidate to join the Ph. D. programme and an undertaking that the candidate will be granted leave for the duration of the required course work.
The candidates seeking an exemption from the Entrance Test shall have to submit the proof in respect of Para 2 (i) and (ii) above at the time of the submission of an Application Form for Ph. D. admissions.
The candidates who have been granted exemption from appearing in the Entrance Test shall have to follow rest of the admission process as per the schedule and fulfill all other requirements as per the Ordinance/Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
2 (a) Entrance Test : The Entrance Test will be for screening the applicants in order to determine their suitability for admission to Ph. D. program of the concerned Department/Faculty/Center. Qualifying the Entrance Test will in no way entitle the candidate to any right to admission in Ph. D. programme.
The medium of Entrance Test shall be English, except in case of the language departments, which may set the question paper in the language concerned. The Entrance Test shall be based on two sets of question papers comprising of Sections A and B as specified below :
Section A : The first set of question paper shall include 50 multiple choice (objective type) questions of one mark each on teaching and research aptitude, reasoning, comprehension, language, writing and analytical skills, and contemporary issues relevant to research and higher education. It shall be of one hour duration.
Section B: The question paper under Section - B shall be devoted to the advanced knowledge of the subject concerned and that of the specialization under the subject concerned. It shall have a weightage of 100 marks out of which 50 marks will be assigned to 50 multiple choice (objective type) questions of one mark each and a set of subjective types of questions having a weightage of another 50 marks. The question paper under Section B shall be of two hours duration.
2 (b) Criterion to Qualify the Entrance Test : The candidates who obtain at least 50 percent marks each in Section A and B sets of the Entrance Test separately shall qualify for the interview.
The names of all such candidates shall be notified on the Notice Board of the concerned Department/Faculty/Center and also on the website of the university.
2 (c) Interview : The candidates who qualify the Entrance Test including the candidates who have been exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test, shall be required to prepare a synopsis of the proposed research and submit it to the Department/Faculty/Center concerned. The synopsis should include : (i) Topic of research, (ii) Objectives, (iii) Current state of the literature related to the proposed topic, (iv) Proposed Research Work, (v) Methodology, (vi) References, (vii) any other relevant information the researcher would like to submit. The candidates who submit the synopsis, as per the schedule notified, shall be called for interview by the Department/Faculty/Center concerned. The candidates will be required to be present for present and defend their research proposals before the concerned Board of Studies/Committee of studies. The Board, based on the performance of the candidates, shall recommend the name of the candidates, in order of merit, for the admission to the Ph. D. program, along with the names of a Supervisor and Co - Supervisor (s), if any, for each candidate to the concerned Faculty/Board of Management. All such candidates shall be asked to contact the Office of the concerned Dean/Director to complete the admission formalities.
The admission in Ph. D. Program offered by various Departments/Faculties/Centers shall be in accordance with the Revised Ordinance for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Application Forms can be downloaded from http://jmi.nic.in/
Last date of submission of Application Forms : February 1, 2010 (Monday)
Date of Admission Test :
Question Paper, Section-A
February 13&14, 2010
Question Paper, Section-B
February 15-18, 2010