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PhD Programme 2015 @ Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul

Updated on Tue, 13 January 2015 at 15:17 IST
PhD Programme 2015 @ Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul

Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul invites applications for PhD Programme for the year 2015.

PhD Programme is conducted by Gandhigram Rural University, Dindigul.

There shall be three categories of Ph.D. candidates:
i) Full-time Ph.D candidates
ii) Part-time candidates (Internal)
iii) Part-time candidates (External)

PhD Programme Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:

a) Candidates (Indian / Foreigner) who have studied under 10+2+3+2 years pattern or 10+2+5 years or 11+1+3+2 or 12+ 2+ 3+3 or 10+2+4+2 pattern of education and qualified for the award of the Master’s Degree in relevant discipline in Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University (GRI-DU/GRI) or any other university recognized by the University Grants Commission in relevant discipline with not less than 55% marks (50% for SC/ST and part-time non-teacher candidates) or an equivalent grade are eligible.

b) In addition, he / she should have qualified the entrance test conducted by GRI OR
should have obtained M.Phil or qualified the UGC - JRF / NET / SLET /Lecturership / GATE / CSIR / ICAR / ICSSR or other fellowships or passed
equivalent examinations.

Eligibility Criteria for Full Time Ph.D Candidates
The candidates who pursue their full-time research for Ph.D. in GRI fall under this category. UGC / CSIR/ NET qualified Research Fellows and Project Fellows /research fellows working in GRI in projects sponsored by the UGC / CSIR / ICSSR /ICAR / DOE / DST / DBT / MOES / MOEN / MNRES and other national /international funding agencies and industries; candidates awarded any otherrecognized fellowships, and qualified technical staff working in projects with the duration of not less than two years shall also be eligible to register for Ph.D. under this category, with the due approval of the Principal Investigator.

Eligibility Criteria for Part Time Ph.D Candidates (Internal)
=> Teachers and the non-teaching staff working in Gandhigram Rural Institute will fall under this category.
=> The teacher candidates should have two full academic years of experience in teaching or research at the time of registration.
=> The non-teaching candidates working in Gandhigram Rural Institute should have five years of experience at the time of registration.
=> The study leave conditions of UGC shall become applicable for the Part-time (internal) candidates.

Eligibility Criteria for Part Time Ph.D Candidates (External)
=> Persons working in academic and research institutions / state and central government organizations / public / private / autonomous bodies/ NGOs will come under this category.
=> Such candidates in service should have five years of service at the time of applying for the Ph.D programme.
=> Retired persons can also register for Ph.D under this category, provided they satisfy the eligibility conditions laid down in item ‘1.0’.

Application Procedure for PhD Programme:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

=> The department-wise / discipline-wise availability of seats will be notified in the website of GRI well in advance. However, the candidates who have passed UGC - JRF / NET / SLET / GATE / CSIR / ICAR / ICSSR / equivalent examinations or those who have been granted fellowships from recognized institutions and agencies will be admitted at any time of the year under full-time and part-time on producing
the required evidence.

=> Candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. programme should get the application form from the Deputy Registrar (Academic) referring to the notification with regard to Ph.D. admission by remitting the cost of the application at the bank, located on GRI campus.

=> The application can also be downloaded from GRI website. The filled-in application should be submitted on or before the prescribed date mentioned in 4.1. If the application is downloaded from the website, the candidate should remit the cost of application at the bank located on GRI campus or in the form of DD in favour of the Registrar (Canara Bank, GRI Branch, Gandhigram, Code No.8500) while submitting the application.

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of PhD Programme:

Fee Details:

=> This will be decided and notified by the authorized committee from time to time.

=> Those who have not paid the research fee within the prescribed date, shall have to remit the fee along with the prescribed fine notified from time to time.

=> If a candidate has not paid the fee continuously for two years, his/her registration will be cancelled.

PhD Programme Important Dates:

PhD Programme Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Registration starts: 9th January 2015
  • Last Date for Registration: 9th February 2015

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University
Gandhigram – 624 302
Tamil Nadu

Gandhigram Rural Institute, Gandhigram (Deemed University)
The Gandhigram Rural Institute (GRI) was founded in 1956. With undying faith and deep devotion to Mahatma Gandhi’s revolutionary concept of ‘Nai Talim’ system of education, Gandhigram Rural Institute has developed academic programmes in Rural Development, Rural Economics and Extension Education, Rural Oriented Sciences, Cooperation, Development Administration, Rural Sociology, English and Communicative Studies, and, Tamil and Indian Languages. Students who emerge from its portals tend to meet the personnel needs for rural development under various governmental and non-governmental schemes.
Related Courses: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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