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RULES AND REGULATIONS

of
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D)
2007 onwards











VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY
SALEM, TAMILNADU, INDIA
www.vinayakamission.com




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Contents

1. Short title and commencement
2. Preamble
3. Eligibility for admission
i. Full time (on campus) candidates
ii. Internal (on campus) candidates
iii. External (off campus) candidates
iv. Inter-disciplinary research
4. Duration of the programme
5. Conversion of full-time into part-time and vice-versa
6. Selection committee
7. Eligibility to be a guide and co-guide
8. Doctoral committee
9. Examination and evaluation
i. Course work and evaluation
ii. Synopsis and thesis submission
10. Re-registration.
11. Examiners
12. Public viva-voce
13. Publication of the thesis
14. Transitory provision
15. Fees & general instructions I & II
16. Guidelines for the Ph.D. programme
Annexure A Application form for Ph.D.
Annexure B - Half yearly progress report for the Ph.D. programme
Annexure C Format for Ph.D. synopsis
Annexure D - Application for submission of synopsis of Ph.D. research
Annexure E Instructions to candidates
Annexure F - Model for cover and title page of Ph.D. thesis

Annexure G Declaration by the candidate
Annexure H - Certificate by the guide

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RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE AWARD OF
THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY AT
VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY,
SALEM, TAMILNADU, INDIA.

In exercise of the powers conferred by rule 9 of Memorandum of Association and
section of chapter V of Bye-Laws of the Vinayaka Missions University, Salem, the Board of
Management of the University, hereby issue the following revised regulations pertaining to
the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosphy.

1. SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT

These revised regulations may be called THE REGULATIONS FOR THE DEGREE
OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D) OF THE VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY,
SALEM. These regulations shall come into force with effect from the academic year 2007-
2008 onwards and are subject to such modifications as may be approved by the Board of
Management from time to time.

2. PREAMBLE

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is awarded to a candidate who, as per
these regulations, has submitted a thesis on the basis of original and independent research that
makes a contribution to the advancement of knowledge, which is approved by duly
constituted examiners as required.

3. ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION
The candidate must have a masters degree, from a recognized University with not less
than 55% of marks in the subject in which he/she desires to register for Ph.D. However, the
minimum marks for the SC/ST candidates would be 50%. For the candidates who have
completed their masters degree on or before 1991, the minimum marks would be 50%.



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i. Full time (on campus) candidates:
The candidates must work as a full time research scholar in any of the constituent
college of this University having the relevant P.G. programme.
ii. Internal (on campus) candidates:
The teachers or officers working in any department of this University may register for
Ph.D. as internal candidates.
iii. External (off campus) candidates:
A candidate with the required qualification or a candidate working as a Lecturer /
Asst.Prof. / Prof.. on permanent basis in a recognized institution, where facilities for carrying
out research work are available, having post graduate department or working as research
assistants in private or government institutions having research and development facilities
approved as a research center of this University; the officer or project staff of any
organization recognized by the university. Such candidates should send their applications
through their employer and / or produce a No Objection Certificate from their employer
along with the application.
iv. Inter-disciplinary research.
A candidate with the required qualification must have a guide from his/her main
discipline in which he/she has obtained masters degree and choose a co-guide from the allied
discipline. For all practical purposes the guide from the main discipline will be the research
guide.
4. Duration of the programme:
PG graduates in all disciplines except
medicine
: Minimum period of 3 years and Maximum
of 5 years from provisional registration.

M.Phil degree holders : Minimum period of 2 years and Maximum
of 5 years from provisional registration.

Medicine : Minimum of 2 years for M.D / M.S / P.G
Diploma and 3 years for candidates with
M.Sc (Medical Subjects) and Maximum of
5 years from provisional registration.

Applicable to candidates of all categories (full time / internal / external / inter-
disciplinary)
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Attendance:
i. Full time candidates - minimum 3 years in a recognized institution
ii. Internal candidates - minimum 3 years in a recognized institution
iii. External candidates - minimum 6 months residential research work at
different spells.
iv. Inter disciplinary candidates - as applicable to the nature of research as above.
Examination
Candidates with masters degree should appear for Part I methodology examination of
Ph.D. degree. They have to appear for three papers as under
Paper I - Research Methodology
Paper II - Area Paper (A general paper in the field of research)
Paper III - Specialisation paper (specific to the title of research).
Paper I and II must be taken at the end of the first year after provisional registration
and Paper III will be at the end of second year after provisional registration.
Candidate is to secure a minimum of 50% of marks in each paper to have a pass in
that paper. All the three papers must be cleared before the submission of synopsis of Ph.D.
thesis. Only two appearances are allowed fro each paper, failing which the candidates is to
seek special permission from the University.
5. CONVERSION OF FULL-TIME REGISTRATION INTO PART TIME AND
VICE VERSA
The University may permit conversion from Full-time research to external research
and vice-versa in respect of candidates registered, for valid reasons and subject to satisfying
the regulations, rules and conditions in force. The period put in by the candidate will be
worked out in the ratio of 2:3 for research put in before and after such conversion.
6. SELECTION COMMITTEE
The Academic Council will constitute from time to time, a Ph.D selection committee to
select candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D Programme. The selection committee will
meet as often as needed and regulate its own procedure. It is mandatory for every candidate
to make a presentation of their PhD research proposal along with the guide before the Ph.D.
selection committee. The presentation should emphasize on title, need for the study,
objectives and methodology of the research project. The candidates will be provisionally
registered based on the recommendations of the Ph.D. selection committee.

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7. ELIGIBILITY TO BE A GUIDE AND CO-GUIDE.

A teacher to be recognized as a guide / co-guide for Ph.D research, shall have a
Ph.D with three years of P.G teaching experience after Ph.D. and has at least two
research publications in accredited journals, initially and keep updating it.
The co-guide may possess a degree of a recognized university with minimum 10
years of teaching / research experience after P.G. and should have at least one
research publication in accredited Journal.
In medicine a guide for Ph.D degree shall have not less than fifteen years teaching
and research experience after obtaining his postgraduate qualification and shall
also have not less than ten years postgraduate teaching experience as a faculty
member.
A committee appointed by the Vice Chancellor will scrutinize the applications
including the publications and PG teaching experience, recommend accordingly
for the approval of the guideship.
The committee may also recognize certain eminent research scholars from outside
the institutions of VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY as PhD guides based
on their merit and other formal requirements
No approved Guide/Co-Guide shall have more than 10 PhD students under his/her
guideship at any given time for the purpose of guidance of their thesis as a guide.
Foreign nationals desiring to undertake research work for Ph.D (or) any other
research work with ICMR scholarship/sponsorship should first obtain proper
research visa before enrolment.
When a guide of a candidate happens to be away from the university, for more
than 6 months, he/she may continue to guide the candidate, but a second guide
belonging to the university faculty shall be officially nominated by the Vice-
Chancellor to guide the candidates work.
If the guide from the university leaves permanently, the Vice-Chancellor of the
university shall nominate a new guide.
The guide and the Co-guide(s) should not be a relative of the candidate.
The Vice-Chancellor can change the guide/co-guide at any time at his discretion,
for valid reasons.
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8. DOCTORAL COMMITTEE
The Guide of the candidate will give a list of five experts and the Vice Chancellor will
decide and select two members for the Doctoral Committee from the panel expert list.
The Doctoral Committee shall consist of the guide as its convener and two experts in
the subject.
The Doctoral Committee will function as prescribed in Annexure
Half-yearly Progress Reports along with the attendance statement of the candidate
should be maintained in the prescribed form (Annexure B) by the guide and shall be
forwarded to the Controller of the Examinations and to the Head of the Institution
where the candidate has attended for six month residential research work.
Any change in the membership of the Doctoral Committee can be made only on
approval by the Vice Chancellor.

9. EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION

i. Course work and evaluation
Every candidate provisionally registered for the Ph.D. degree, shall after undergoing the
course work prescribed as per the provisions of the University by the Doctoral Committee
and submit himself/herself to written examination at the end of the first/second year
after provisional registration. A candidate who is approved by the Doctoral Committee,
on the basis of these examinations, will be registered as a candidate for the Ph.D. degree
confirming his/her provisional registration. He/She shall be permitted to proceed with
his/her research work and submit the thesis, at the expiry of the minimum total period of
research prescribed after provisional registration and approval of the doctoral committee
and the Vice Chancellor.
Provided that where a candidate is not approved by the Doctoral Committee, as per
provisions supra, it may recommend that the candidate should undergo additional course
for a further period not exceeding six months, at the end of which he/she shall be
examined again, and if found fit, his/her provisional registration will be confirmed and
he/she will be permitted to proceed with his/her research work and submit his/her thesis.
A candidate who is not found fit even after the additional course and re-examination at
the end of six months, the Doctoral Committee shall recommend to the Vice Chancellor
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for the cancellation of the registration. The Vice Chancellor shall extend for another six
months for valid reasons at his discretion.
ii. Synopsis and thesis submission
Not less than three months before the submission of the thesis, every candidate shall
submit to the University, through the Guide/Convener of the Doctoral Committee wherever
pertinent, a Synopsis (6 copies) of the proposed thesis (Annexure C) together with certificate
of the Doctoral Committee and state the title of the thesis, to be presented in the prescribed
application form(Annexure D) along with fee. The synopsis shall not exceed 20 typewritten
or printed pages (one side only of A4 size). Thesis submission is to be done after clearance in
the Doctoral committee and permitted in the Vice Chancellor.
Not later than six months after the submission of the Synopsis and after the expiry of the
minimum period of research prescribed, every candidate shall submit five copies of the
thesis embodying the results of the research carried out by him/her, with the prescribed
application and fee.
The title page of thesis, cover, format, etc., should strictly confirm in presentation as
prescribed (Annexure F) and the thesis (all copies) should carry a declaration by the
candidate (Annexure G) and a certificate duly signed and issued by the Guide
(Annexure H) in English (including thesis on different languages)
No candidate shall ordinarily be permitted to submit his / her thesis beyond the maximum
period prescribed; provided that the University may for valid reasons and on the
recommendations of his guide, grant extension of time for not more than two years in all,
to the candidate. A candidate, who is not able to submit his/her thesis even after the grant
of extension of two years, shall have his/her registration cancelled.
10. RE-REGISTRATION
A candidate, who has not submitted the thesis at the end of the fifth year, may choose to
re-register with the prescribed fees. In such instances, the re-registered candidate shall be
permitted to submit the thesis after a period of one year but not later than two years only
if the guide and the topic of the thesis work remain unchanged. After the expiry of time,
the Ph.D. registration stands cancelled.
For re-registered candidates with change of guide and / or topic of thesis, the required
period would be similar to the freshly registered candidates.
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11. EXAMINERS
The Vice-Chancellor may appoint a Board of Examiners for valuation of thesis consisting
of the Guide as Convener and two other examiners, one from within India and the other
from outside India, from the panel of 5 Indian and 5 foreign examiners suggested by the
Guide.
The Board of Examiners so appointed shall value the thesis and report on the merit of the
candidate for the award of the Ph.D. degree. Each examiner is expected to give a detailed
report on the thesis apart from a Proforma for adjudication in the format prescribed.
The Board of Examiners shall report on the merit of the candidate as Highly
commended, Commended or Not Commended.
The two external examiners shall send the individual report together with the proforma to
the Controller of Examinations of this University who will forward the same to the
convener, who will submit his report along the consolidated report of the panel of the
examiners bringing out the salient points made in the individual list.
If all the three examiners unanimously recommend the award of the degree, the candidate
will be asked to appear for a public viva-voce examination.
In addition, the candidate should carry out the corrections etc., if any, suggested by the
other examiners, before the public viva-voce examination. The guide shall furnish a
certificate to this effect, together with the list of corrections, to the Controller of
Examinations of this University before the viva-voce examination.
If one of the external examiners recommend the award and the other does not recommend
the award, the Vice-Chancellor may refer the thesis to a fourth examiner for valuation;
Provided that the fourth examiner so appointed shall belong to the same category (i.e.,
from India or outside India) as the original examiner who valued the thesis who has not
recommended.
If the fourth examiner recommends the award, the candidate will be asked to appear for a
public viva-voce examination as prescribed earlier;
Provided, however, the remarks made by the examiner who has not recommended the
award, will be provided to the guide so as to enable him to advise the candidate to carry
out the corrections / additions / alterations / modifications suggested by the examiner,
subject to the needs as judged by the guide before the public viva-voce examination.
If the fourth examiner also does not recommend the award, the viva voce will not be
conducted to the candidate.
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A candidate whose thesis has not been commended for the award of the degree may be
permitted to re-submit it on a second occasion within a period of one year from the date
of declaration of the results.
12. PUBLIC VIVA-VOICE
A candidate whose thesis has been recommended for the award of the degree by the
Board of Examiners who valued the thesis, shall submit himself to a public viva-voce
examination by a Board of Examiners having the guide and one external examiner as
appointed by the Vice-Chancellor. The Indian examiner, who valued the thesis, shall, as
far as possible, be appointed as external examiner, to conduct the public viva-voce
examination for the candidate. Members of the department in the subject concerned
where the candidate conducted research and outside specialists, if any, may participate in
the public viva-voce examination. The guide shall convey to the Controller of
Examinations of this University, the result of such public viva-voce examination duly
endorsed by the external examiner, together with a list of participants in the examination
with their signature, designation and address. A candidate who is also successful at the
public viva-voce examination shall be declared to have qualified for the Ph.D. degree by
the Vice-Chancellor and the ratification of the Academic Council is obtained for the same
in due course.
A copy of the thesis of the candidate appearing for the public viva-voce examination shall
be deposited in the department / University library for perusal of those interested in the
thesis before the conduct of the public viva-voce examination, together with appropriate
public notice issued by the guide for the purpose.
If for any reason, the guide is unable to conduct the public viva-voce examination, the
Vice-Chancellor may appoint an alternative suitable examiner, in his / her place.
If for any reason the guide is unable to conduct the public viva-voce examination even
two months after the approval of the consolidated report on the Ph.D. thesis by the
University and after appointment of the viva-voce examiner, the Vice-Chancellor shall
make alternate arrangements for the conduct of the viva-voce examination in time.
A candidate, who is not successful at the public viva-voce examination, may be permitted
to take the same on a second occasion, after the expiry of three months. If he / she is not
successful even on the second occasion at the public viva-voce examination, the degree
will not be awarded to him / her.
Appointment of examiners for the second time public viva-voce is at the discretion of the
Vice-Chancellor.
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No candidate shall be permitted to submit a thesis or to appear for the public viva-voce
examination on more than two occasions.
The award of Ph.D. degree will be withdrawn in case the thesis submitted by the
candidate is found to be a duplication of an old work or a pirated research work, detected
on a later stage. Legal action will be taken on both the guide and candidate responsible
for such plagiarism.
13. PUBLICATION OF THE THESIS
A thesis, shall not be published without the written permission of the Board of
Management and the Board of Management may grant permission for the publication
under such conditions as it may impose;
Provided that a candidate may, during the course of his / her research, publish papers in
standard research journals, as advised by his / her guide, but the thesis as a whole shall
not be published without obtaining permission of the Board of Management mentioned
supra.
Request for permission for publication of the thesis should be made within five years of
the award of the degree.
14. TRANSITORY PROVISION
These regulations will come into effect from the academic year 2007 onwards and are
subject to such modifications as may be approved by the Academic Council from time to
time.
15. FEES
All candidates admitted to the Ph.D Programme in VINAYAKA MISSIONS
UNIVERSITY shall be required to pay the fee prescribed by the university.
Fee structure & details:
Application Rs.1000
For all Arts, Science and Engineering programmes:
I year Rs.30000
II

year Rs.20000
III year Rs.20000
For Pharmacy
I year Rs.64000
II year Rs.15000
III year Rs.15000
IV year Rs.15000
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For Nursing
I year Rs.40000
II year Rs.30000
III year Rs.30000
IV year Rs.30000
Common for all:
Methodology examination fees Rs.5000
Synopsis submission fees Rs.5000
Thesis submission fees Rs.10000
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS I

Lab fee is applicable only when laboratory facilities or test equipment are required for
research.
Execution of Service agreement.

The following categories of candidate will be required to execute service agreement to
serve the University or any of the institutions of the Vinayaka Missions University.
a) VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY employees who have been granted sabbatical
leave or leave of absence with service credit.
b) Candidates who have been sponsored by VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY or by
any of its constituent colleges/centers.
c) Candidates who have been selected under any of VINAYAKA MISSIONS
UNIVERSITY approved scholarship/fellowship Programme.
d) Candidates in whose cases, a service agreement had been made mandatory by their
funding agency. (In such cases, the funding agency will specify the institutions; the
candidates are liable to serve).
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS II

01. All entries in the application form must be written neatly and legibly by the candidate
in his/her own handwriting in Blue or Black ink. Only one application should be sent
by each candidate. All the particulars required in the application should be furnished
without any omission. Otherwise the applicant will run the risk of his/her application
being rejected.
02. Only two sets certified xerox copies of the documents duly attested and notarized
called for should be enclosed along with the application form. The original
documents should be submitted to the University when called for.
03. Candidates are specifically requested to note that errors and overwriting and
correction in the certificates are duly attested by the authorities concerned before
submitting them.
04. Eligibility.
05. Registration Sessions
There shall be four sessions for registration as noted below :-
Registration Session Last date for submission of Application
January December 31
April March 31
July June 31
October September 31













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17. Guidelines for the Ph.D. programme

1. The Registration application form has to be obtained from the reception by remitting
Rs. 1000/- by cash or D.D. in the name of Vinayaka Missions University, Salem.
2. The duly filled application form along with photostat copies of enclosures to be
submitted to the Deputy Registrar (Admissions) within 90 days from the date of
purchase of application form.
3. The Deputy Registrar (Admissions) after scrutinizing the application form and
verifying all the original certificates will forward the application form to the Deputy
Registrar (Ph.D. Programme)
4. The Deputy Registrar (Ph.D. Programme) with the approval of Vice-Chancellor has to
convene the selection committee meeting whenever necessary and submit the
application forms to the committee for selection.
5. The selection committee may consists for the following members
i. The proposed guide
ii. Subject expert
iii. University representative (Dean)
6. The Candidates applied for provisional registration must present their proposal before
the selection committee on the date fixed by the University.
7. The selection committee will submit their report (either to provisional registration or
other comments) to the Vice-Chancellor for the registration of the candidate.
8. The Vice-Chancellor will forward a copy of the report after approval to the Deputy
Registrar (admission) for admission and to collect the first year fee.
9. After submitting the receipt for the fee remitted, the Deputy Registrar (Ph.D section)
will make the provisional registration and issue the orders to the candidate as well as
to the guide.
10. After provisional registration, the Deputy Registrar (Ph.D programme) will forward
the entire file to the Controller of Examinations to process further to conduct the Pre-
Ph.D. (methodology) Examination, synopsis and thesis submission, Viva-voce
examination etc.,
11. The guide has to suggest five subject experts to select the Doctoral committee
members to select the two examiners for conducting methodology exam and the
syllabus for the methodology examination.
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12. The Guide of the candidate has to write to the Controller of Examinations to conduct
the Methodology Examination after one year of the provisional registration.
13. The Controller of Examinations, after getting the approval of the Vice-Chancellor,
will appoint examiners and conduct the examination by fixing the date in the
consultation with the guide and he should intimate the date of exam to the candidate
and ask him to remit the examination fee Rs.5,000/-
14. The written examination is for three papers of 3 hours duration for 100 marks each.
The candidate has to get 50 percentage marks in each paper to pass the examination.
15. The candidate must appear for the methodology examination at the time as prescribed
in the programme details. The delay in appearing for the methodology examination
will not be considered as a part of their research period. After methodology
examination the candidate has to work for two years before submission of synopsis /
thesis.
16. The Controller of examination will declare the result by way of confirming the
registration and to continue his / her research work. If the candidate is not able to get
50 percentage of marks he / she has to appear once again after six months by remitting
the examination fee.
17. After methodology examination, the candidate has to submit the half yearly report
through the guide. If the candidate fails to submit the report, the controller of
examination has to send the reminder letters to the guide and copy to the candidate
18. M.Phil degree holders in the relevant subject related to Ph.D. programme are
exempted from the methodology examination.
19. The Deputy Registrar (admissions) has to make steps to collect the tuition fee from
the candidate every year by fixing the last date.
20. The candidate has to undergo six months residential research work or minimum of 45
days in a year under an expert in the concerned discipline in Vinayaka Missions
University. The certificate issued from the Head of the Institution should be produced
at the end of the programme along with synopsis.
21. If the candidate fails to submit the certificate he / she will not be permitted to submit
the synopsis.
22. The candidate has to submit the synopsis 6 copies three months prior to the
completion of the period of his research work to the Controller of Examinations along
with Demand Draft for Rs. 5,000/- drawn in favour of Vinayaka Missions
University fee for synopsis submission.
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23. The Guide will suggest 5 examiners each from India and from aboard to the
Controller of Examinations for the evaluation of the thesis.
24. The Controller of Examinations will submit the list to the Vice-Chancellor for the
selection of examiners from the panels one from India and one from aboard. After
getting approval of the Vice-Chancellor, the Controller of Examinations will appoint
the examiners and forward the synopsis to them for their acceptance to value the
thesis.
25. In the mean time, the candidate has to submit 6 copies of the thesis along with soft
copy to the controller of Examinations with examination fee of Rs. 10,000/- in the
form of Demand Draft in favour of Controller of Examinations.
26. The Controller of Examinations will forward the thesis to the Examiners after
receiving the acceptance from the examiners.
27. The External Examiners will submit the report to the Controller of Examinations and
the Controller of Examinations will forward the report to the Convener /Guide for
consolidation.
28. The guide / convener will consolidate the report and submit the same along with his
report to the Controller of Examinations and a list of 3 examiners for consideration to
be appointed for Viva-voce.
29. The Controller of Examinations will submit the report and examiners list to Vice-
Chancellor to select one examiner.
30. The Controller of Examinations will appoint the external examiner and guide as
internal Examiner and he will conduct the viva-voce examination by fixing date in
consultation with the internal and external examiners.
31. The results received by the Controller of Examinations will be submitted to the Vice-
Chancellor for approval and will be placed before the academic council. After the
approval, the Controller of Examinations will declare the results and issue the
provisional certificate.
32. The Registrar makes arrangements to issue the degree in the forthcoming
convocation.





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ANNEXURE - A
VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY, SALEM

Ph.D. REGISTRATION APPLICATION FORM

FULL TIME / PART TIME



DETAILS OF REMITTANCE
(To be filled by the Candidate)

a. Name of the Bank / Branch
b. Amount remitted
c. Demand Draft Number
d. Date of Issue

_______________________________________________________________________________________

1. PARTICULARS OF THE APPLICANT

Affix
Attested
photo

a. Name of the Applicant :
(In Block letters)
b. Date of Birth and Age :
c. Sex : Male / Female
d. Residential Address :
Ph.D., Section E-mail ID:
vmu.phd@vmu.edu.in


Pin Code :
e. Office Address :


Pin Code :
Landline No : Mobile:
E-mail Address:
(Indicate Communication Address)

2. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
(Attested certificates to be enclosed)
.
S.No DEGREE

SUBJECT NAME OF THE
INSTITUTION
UNIVERSITY YEAR CLASS
/ RANK
a.

b.

c.

d.
UG

PG

M.Phil., *

SPECIALITY

* For M.Phil., Date of viva voice is to be furnished.
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3. DETAILS OF Ph.D. COURSE APPLIED

a. Name of the proposed department
for conducting Research :

b. Department Recognised by this University : Yes / No

c. Name of the proposed institution :
(full address)

Pin :
Tel :

d. Name and designation supervisor / guide :
e. Area of research :
f. Research title :

4. ACADEMIC DISTINCTION

a. Awards / Medals / Prize and Honours achieved
during his/her educational carrier.
(separate list may be enclosed) :

b. Whether the applicant has been recipient of
any fellowship (UGC / ICMR / CSIR/ NET etc.) :

c. Whether the applicant has presented any
Research Papers at National / International
Conferences / Seminars / Workshops
(Certified Xerox copies to be enclosed). :

d. Whether the applicant has any Publications /
Articles to his/her credit in any accredited journals.
(Certified Xerox copies to be enclosed). :


e. Details of any Research Experience already
gained (Details of state research schemes /
ICMR/ CSIR Projects)
(Certified Xerox copies to be enclosed). :




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5. SERVICE PARTICULARS

a. Designation and Department in
which Working :

b. Full address of the Institution :


Pin :
Tel :

c. Details of date of first appointment
and posts held and duration :


d. Teaching Experience after Post Graduation :

UG -----------years
PG -----------years



6. CERTIFICATION

a. Guide / Supervisors remarks
and consent. :

Signature and seal
b. Co guides consent (if any) :

Signature and seal


c. Consent of the Head of the
Department for Permitting the
Candidates to Carryout the research
work and to provide necessary facilities. :

Signature and seal

d. Consent of the Head of the institution
where the candidate proposed to carry
out his/her research work :

Signature and seal

e. Consent of the Director of Public /
Medical / Collegiate / Technical
Education etc., :
(for Teaching candidates working with
Govt.Institutions) Signature and seal


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7. DETAILES OF CERTIFICATES ENCLOSED :
i.
ii.
iii.
iv.
v.






I ____________________declared that the Particulars furnished in the application are true
and correct. In case any particulars furnished in the application are found incorrect, I agree to
forfeit my admission without any prior notice at any stage.

PLACE :

DATE :

SIGNATURE OF THE CANDIDATE

_____________________________________________________________________________________


FOR OFFICE USE ONLY


NAME OF THE CANDIDATE :

REGISTRATION NO :

SESSION / YEAR : JAN / JUL / OCT / DEC / YEAR -----------



REMARKS :

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ANNEXURE


VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY, SALEM, TAMILNADU, INDIA
(To be filled by the Guide / Supervisor only)


a. NAME :
b. DESIGNATION and
c. OFFICIAL ADDRESS :


Pin Code :
Landline No :
Mobile No :
E-mail Address:


No
NAME OF CANDIDATES SO
FAR ADMITTED UNDER
YOUR GUIDESHIP
INCLUDING THIS
APPLICATNT

FULL-TIME /
PART-TIME
DATE OF
REGISTRATION
DUE DATE FOR
SUBMISSION OF
THESIS
PRVISIONAL TITLE
OF THESIS/AREA
OF RESEARCH


















I here by declare that the Rules and Regulations of the University related to the course will be
strictly abided.
I will attend without fail all the meetings convened by the University relating to the candidates
research work.



Signature of the Guide/Supervisor

23
ANNEXURE B

VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY

HALF YEARLY PROGRESS REPORT OF THE Ph.D. PROGRAMMEME

(i) The progress reports shall be submitted by the candidate in quadruplicate, to
the Supervisor accompanied by a report by the candidate about the work
carried out during the period of this report (in about 300 words) duly signed by
the candidate and countersigned by the Supervisor.

(ii) The Supervisor shall fill his part, sign it and get it countersigned by the Head
of the Department of the Supervisor.

(iii) The report should be submitted on or before 10
th
January /10
th
August of every
year.

1. Particulars about the candidate :
(a) Name :
(b) Period of the Report
2. Has the tuition fees been paid for the years? : Yes No




Date : Signature of the Candidate




Date : Signature of the Supervisor



Place : Signature of the Head of the Department.





Seal : Signature of the Head of the Institution.





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ANNEXURE C


Format for Ph.D. Synopsis.

(Synopsis should be submitted three months prior to the submission of the Ph.D. thesis)
Synopsis is to comprise the following:
1. Title of the Ph.D. work.
(As approved in the protocol / doctoral meeting)
2. Introduction.
(This part should consist of the background to the study, specific problem to be
studies, objectives, hypotheses)
3. Review of Literature
(Past studies very relevant to the topic of present work must be reviewed and recent
advances in the area of research must be included)
4. Methodology.
(Description of tools sampling procedure, and approaches to achieve the objectives
and verify the hypotheses must be mated)
5. Results and Discussion.
(Findings of research must be given in the form of tables, graphs, figures with
interpretations)
6. Must be specific & sharply worded. This put is almost an answer to the objectives &
hypotheses.
7. Suggestions.
(This is to include the possible ways of the application of the findings of the present
research on the same line future plans)
8. Appendices.
(Information relating to the books used in the present work should be given)

All the above details should not exceed 20 pages of A4 size papers.
The wrapper page of the synopsis should contain the title, candidates name, guides name,
University address. (all in English).




25
ANNEXURE D

VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY
SALEM
Application for Submission of Synopsis of Ph.D. Research

1. Name of the Candidate (In Block letters)
(As in the PG degree certificate)
:
2. Discipline
:

3. Register No
:

4. Sex : Male / Female
5. Age and date of birth :
6. Address (In Block letter)
(For communications)
:




7. Details of PG / M.Phil Degree :
Degree Register No.
Month & Year of
passing
Degree Discipline
P.G.
M.Phil.,
8. Date of the candidate's Provisional
registration for Ph.D. degree

:



9. Date and details of confirmation of the
Provisional registration by VMU

:



10. Details of the Guide
Name
Institution where working
Place

:
:
:



11.


12.
Title of the thesis (In Block letters)


Synopsis submission fees of Rs.5000/- paid
details
:



:



DD No :
Date :

14 Signature of the Candidate :


15 Signature of the Guide :


16 Signature of the Head of the Department
where the candidate / Guide is working
:


17 Signature of the Head of the Institution /
Principal / Dean, where the Candidate /
Guide is working for the Ph.D. Degree
:


26
ANNEXURE E
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
1. The following should be submitted along with the application for submission of
synopsis
(i) 6 copies of Synopsis (both hard copy and soft copy)
(ii) Candidates qualifying degree certificate in original
(iii) Letter of confirmation of provisional registration in original
(iv) DD for Rs.5000/- in the name of Vinayaka Missions University, Salem.

2. The Ph.D. thesis should be submitted only after three months but not later than six
months from the date of application for submission of synopsis.
3. Five copies of the Ph.D. thesis are to be submitted to the University.
4. A copy of Ph.D. thesis should not exceed _____ pages in A4 size paper excluding
bibliography, tables, diagrams etc.
5. Thesis must be submitted in the form of both hard copy and soft copy.
6. Thesis must include the following
(i) Declaration certificate by the candidate
(ii) Guides certificate to the effect that the thesis is an independent work of
the candidate and does not form the basis for the award of any degree /
diploma / title etc. previously.
7. Candidate who have not taken their qualifying degree (i.e. M.A., M.Sc., M.Litt.,
M.Phil etc.) cannot supplicate for the Ph.D. degree. He / She should have taken the
qualifying degree at convocation before applying for the Ph.D. degree.


27

ANNEXURE F



MODEL FOR COVER AND TITLE PAGE OF Ph.D. THESIS



___________________________________________________

(T I T L E)


Thesis submitted in
Partial Fulfillment for the award of
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy
in

By






(Name of the candidate)






VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY
SALEM, TAMILNADU, INDIA
Month --- Year -------




28
ANNEXURE - G
(In English)
VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY



DECLARATION


I,declare that the thesis entitled

submitted by me for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy is the record of work carried
out by me during the period from to
. under the guidance of
. and has not formed the basis for the award of any
degree, diploma, associate-ship, fellowship, titles in this or any other University or other
similar institutions of higher learning.


Place : Signature of the Candidate
Date :
29

ANNEXURE H
(In English)


VINAYAKA MISSIONS UNIVERSITY



CERTIFICATE BY THE GUIDE




I, .certify that the thesis
entitled..
submitted for the Degree of Doctor of
Philosophy by Mr. / Mrs. .
is the record of research work carried out by him/her during the period from
..to
under my guidance and supervision and that this work has not formed the basis for the
award of any degree, diploma, associate-ship, fellowship or other titles in this
University or any other University or Institution of higher learning.






Place: Signature of the Supervisor with designation
Date: