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PhD Programmes

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School-wise Programmes Overview

RV University invites applications for admissions to PhD programmes (Part Time and Full Time) in the following Schools:

Schools and Subjects

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Number of seats available: 11

Subject-wise distribution of seats:
  • Film Studies: 2
  • Organisational Psychology: 2
  • Law: 2
  • Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies: 1
  • Indology: 1
  • Political Science (Indian Political Thought and Indian Politics): 1
  • International Relations: 1
  • Modern Indian History (Socio-Cultural History of Modern India): 1

School of Economics and Finance

Number of seats available: 8

Subject-wise distribution of seats:
  • Economics: 2
  • Marketing: 2
  • Finance and Banking: 2
  • OB & HR: 1
  • Strategy: 1

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible if you have completed a Master’s or M.Phil. degree, or a professional degree that is declared equivalent to a Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with minimum 55% aggregate marks or grade B in the UGC 7-point scale.

  • Master’s or M.Phil. degree, with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks* or grade B in the UGC 7-point scale.
  • Professional degree declared equivalent to a Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks* or grade B in the UGC 7-point scale.
  • Master’s / M.Phil. or equivalent degree from an approved and accredited foreign educational institution.

(*Relaxation of 5%, from 55% to 50% in the case of SC/ ST/ OBC candidates from the non-creamy layer, and for those who obtained their Master’s degree before 19 September, 1991.)

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Admission Procedure

Entrance Test + Viva Voce

Entrance test*

Syllabus of entrance test: 50% research
methodology + 50% subject specific.

Qualifying marks: 50%

Viva Voce

Candidates are required to present their research proposal before a research committee.

Qualifying marks: 50%

*Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET and those who have an M.Phil. degree are exempted from writing the entrance exam.

Date of Entrance Examination: November 20, 2021.

Mode of Examination: Online

How to Apply and Important Dates

Submit your application at https://admissions.rvu.edu.in on or before November 13, 2021.

Submission of Online Application

1.

Go to https://admissions.rvu.edu.in
RV University Selection Process

2.

Fill in the application form.
Selection letter

3.

Upload the required documents.
Programme Registration

4.

Pay the application and entrance test fee of INR 1000.
Provisional Admission Letter

5.

Submit your application.

Last Date: November 13, 2021.

Fee Structure

Please find the fee structure for full-time and part-time Ph.D programmes below:

SN FEE STRUCTURE PART TIME++ FULL TIME++
1. Application Fees & Entrance Test INR 1000 INR 1000
2. Provisional Registration Fees INR 4000 INR 4000
3. Course Work & Fees INR 10000 INR 10000
4. Progress Report, RAC Review & Colloquium Fees INR 15000 INR 15000
5. Dissertation Assessment & Ph.D Viva-Voce Fees INR 25000 INR 25000

** A part time Ph.D. student shall pay an annual fee of INR 1,00,000/year for 4 years (stipulated period for completing the Ph.D. from the date of provisional registration). For each additional year (late submission), the fee is Rs.20000/ year.

++ A full time Ph.D. student shall pay an annual fee of INR 50,000/year for 3 years (stipulated period for completing the Ph.D. from the date of provisional registration). For each additional year (late submission), the fee is Rs.10000/ year.

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