UGC guidelines for PhD thesis submission 2021

PhD is considered as the highest degree in India. If you are looking for rules and regulations for PhD Thesis Submission, you are at the right place.  Here we have provided a list of rules and regulations one must fulfil prior to submitting the PhD Thesis.

List of 11 criteria as per UGC (minimum standard and procedure for award of Ph.D. degree) Regulation, 2009 amended 2016.

  1. Admission by entrance test or interview or both.
  2. Maximum number, M. Phil : 5, Ph.D.: 8 /Supervisor.
  3. National/ Reservation Policy.
  4. Course work/Research Methodology Theory.
  5. Research Advisory Committee- Review of the progress.
  6. Part-1 methodology exam.
  7. PRE Ph.D. presentation before summary submission.
  8. Publication of at least 2 papers before thesis submission.
  9. Presentation of 2 papers in conferences or seminar (One National & One International).
  10. Evaluation of thesis by two experts other than Supervisor, one out of the State.
  11. Soft copy of the Thesis in the University for Shodhganga.

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    • Look out for advertisement by any University which is nearer to your place of work for the admission requirements. Normally, January and July is the months wherein the admission by most of the University hold admission test advertisement.

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  1. How many papers are required to be published before submiting PhdThesis..and which journals should we publish

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  2. What if our article is published in the journal which is in UGC list at the time of publication and later in the revised list it has been removed. Will that publication be counted for Thesis submission ?

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  3. What if our article is published in the UGC list at the time of publication and later in the revised list it has been removed. Will that be counted ?

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  4. sir,
    My research paper has been published in valid Scopus indexed journal and is available on journal website, but it is (author name and surname) not found in Scopus author search.
    So University is not allowing to submit thesis.

    Please guide regarding

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