PG 3 – 5 years
2. CONVERSION OF FULL TIME INTO PART TIME
The University may permit conversion from full-time research to Part-time research and vice-versa in respect of registered candidates for valid reasons subject to satisfying the regulations, rules and conditions in force, on payment of the prescribed fee.
Four extensions of six months duration are given on valid request. Letter for extension should be sent one month prior to the expiry of the maximum period or the extension period of earlier extension granted along with fees and Supervisor’s recommendation duly forwarded through proper channel. Otherwise, the registration is liable to be cancelled without any prior notice.
All th0se provisionally registered candidates are required to undergo two days Research Methodology Workshop conducted by the Dean Section without fail. This certificate is to be produced at the time of submission of synopsis.
5. COURSE WORK
Every candidate provisionally registered for the Ph.D Degree (Full Time and Part-Time) shall undergo the Course work for Ph.D Programme after Provisional registration as detailed below:
P.G Qualified Candidate
Course 1-Research Methodology & Two more courses in the relevant discipline.
M.Phil qualified candidate
Two courses in the relevant discipline.
The conduct of Course Work and Question Paper pattern shall be as applicable to M.Phil. Programme. The Course Work shall be completed normally within one and half years and the registration shall be confirmed only after the completion of Course Work. Failure to complete the Course Work within the stipulated period shall entail automatic cancellation of the registration.
6.HALF YEARLY REPORT
The candidate shall have to submit through the supervisor Half yearly progress report in the prescribed format annexed .
No compulsory attendance is required for the Ph.D. Programme instead the candidates are required to conduct either Seminars/Workshops/Conferences/Training Programme/Awareness Programmes/Counselling Sessions etc. for a minimum two days at Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal to benefit the students. This has to be done in consultation / collaboration with members of their respective departments under the guidance of the Heads of the Department. These programmes have to be completed by the end of the second year of their Ph.D work.
Annual Research Fee has to be paid every year for the prescribed period without any notice (For Science Rs. 10,000/- and Arts Rs. 9,000/-.
The Research scholars are asked to present two papers related to their topic in National /International Conferences. The certificate for the same has to be produced at the time of submission of synopsis.
All candidates are required to publish at least two papers of their research in the reputed journals before submission of Synopsis.
Candidates are permitted to seek change of title prior to the submission of the Synopsis of the Thesis once the title is approved in the Doctoral Committee further Change of Title will result in penalty of Rs.3,000/-. Under no circumstances, a request for change in title will be permitted once the Synopsis of Thesis is submitted.
12.CHANGE OF SUPERVISOR
On request from a candidate, the University may permit the change of Research Supervisor only in deserving cases, subject to the approval of the original Research Supervisor and consent from the proposed Research Supervisor.
For every candidate registered for the Ph.D. Degree, a Doctoral Committee of not less than three members (Supervisor, Subject Expert and Head of the Department) will be conducted after the completion of Course Work which is mandatory.
Prior to submission of synopsis, the Research Scholar shall make a Pre-Presentation in the Department that may be open to all Faculty members and research students, for getting feedback and comments, which may be suitably incorporated into the draft under the advice of the Supervisor. Thesis and Synopsis can be submitted together after completion of pre presentation.
15.SUBMISSION OF SYNOPSIS
The research scholar should submit SIX copies of the synopsis of the thesis with 2 soft copies to the University through the Research Supervisor.
16.SUBMISSION OF THESIS
The Thesis should be submitted within three to six months of submission of synopsis.
Six copies of thesis along with three CD’s in PDF Format should be submitted within three to six months of submission of synopsis. After which Scholars are asked to re-register and will be permitted to submit the thesis only after six months and not later than ONE year. The maximum length of the thesis should be within 200-250 pages (A4 size).
The title page of thesis, cover, format, etc., should strictly confirm in presentation as prescribed in Appendix and thesis (all copies) should carry a certificate and declaration duly signed and issued by the Supervisor. (Formats of certificate and Declaration are given below)
Certificate that the thesis “--------------(Title)-------------------“ submitted by ------------------ (NAME,DESIGNATION AND ADDRESS) ------ is a record of research work carried out by her for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy under my/our guidance.
This thesis is an original work of the candidate and to the best of my /our knowledge has not been submitted, in part or in full, for any Diploma, Degree, Associateship, Fellowship or other similar titles in this or any other University. No part(s) of the thesis is /are reproduced from any other source, published or unpublished, without acknowledgement
Signature of the Supervisor(s) Submit a declaration in the following format and append the same in the thesis at the required place.
I declare that the thesis “----------------- (TITLE) -----------------“ is the result of a study originally carried out by me/independently under the guidance and supervision of -------------------------- (NAME, DESIGNATION AND ADDRESS OF SUPERVISOR) ----------------- carried at (PLACE) ----------------------. This work has not been submitted earlier, in full or in part, for any Diploma or Degree in this or any other University.
I also declare that no part(s) of the thesis is / are a reproduced from any other source, published or unpublished, without acknowledgement
The Scholars who could not complete the Ph.D. within the prescribed maximum time limit (including 4 extensions) will be given a chance to re-register for Ph.D. The Re-registered candidate shall be permitted to submit her thesis after a period of one year but not later than two years, only if the supervisor and the topic of the thesis work remain unchanged.
For re-registered candidates with change of supervisor and topic of thesis, the re quire period would be similar to the freshly registered candidates.
Any form of plagiarism is prohibited. If even after the award of the Ph.D degree if it has been found out that a candidate has plagiarized, her degree may be withdrawn by the Executive Committee and the candidate will be permanently debarred from submission of thesis for Ph.D in this university. If in the opinion of the Executive Committee the supervisor has also abetted such plagiarisation she/ he shall be disqualified to guide candidates for research for a period determined by the Executive Council and all the candidates registered under her / him shall be transferred to other guide / guides.
19. CHANGE OF ADDRESS
The candidates has to submit a Demand Draft for Rs. 100/- for the Change of Address.
MOTHER TERESA WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY HALF YEARLY PROGRESS REPORT OF THE Ph.D PROGRAMME
The progress reports shall be submitted by the candidate in duplicate, to the supervisor accompanied by a report by the candidate, about the work carried out during the period of this report (in about three hundred words) duly signed by the candidate and counter signed by the supervisor.
The supervisor shall fill her part, sign it and get it countersigned by the Head of the Department wherever it is applicable.
The first copy to be retained by the supervisor for placing before the Doctoral Committee and subsequent office record and second copy shall be sent to the Dean Research.
The report should be submitted on or before 10th January / 10th July of every year.
Particulars about the candidate :
Designation (Where applicable) :
Institution where employed
(if applicable) :
Period of the report : January / July
Category of Registration : Full-Time/Part-Time/Independent