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Research - Ph.d

In India, a Masters Degree is required to gain admission to a Doctoral Programme although M.Phil Degree holders are preferred. In some subjects, doing a Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil) is a prerequisite to start PhD. The Indian Universities are required to lay down the criteria for the Faculty to be recognized as Research Supervisors both for M.Phil and PhD Programmes. The admissions are made through a Entrance Test at the level of the individual university. Upon satisfactory completion of the course work and the research methodology, which shall form part and parcel of the Doctoral Programme, the Scholars shall undertake research work and produce a draft Thesis within a reasonable time, as stipulated by the concerned university. The final Thesis produced by the Doctoral student and submitted to the University shall be evaluated by at least two experts, out of which one shall be from outside the State. It shall be up to the University concerned to have one examiner from outside the country. On receipt of satisfactory evaluation report, the Doctoral student undergoes a viva voce examination which are to be openly defended. The University shall issue a Provisional Certificate certifying to the effect that the Degree has been awarded in accordance with the provisions of these regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Registration for Ph.D. Degree at CMJ University

The CMJ University has framed its own guidelines for admission to the Ph.D. Degree in the light of the UGC (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations 2009.

Eligibility: A Master's Degree in the relevant subject. Those having M.Phil Degrees will be preferred.

Duration: Two to Five Years.

Selection: The Ph.D. Scholars are selected on the basis of an Entrance Examination conducted by the CMJ University at different locations in India in the last week of June and December every year.

Admission: The selected candidates will be required to submit a synopsis in consultation with his/her Research Supervisor/Guide. Based on the clearance from the Research Board of the University, the Research Scholar will start researching on the notified topic.

FEE : The selected candidates will be required to pay the tuition and other fee as mentioned below :

Admission and Registration Fee  Rs. 5,000.00
University Development Fee Rs. 2,000.00
Tuition, Guidance and Monitoring Fee (Payable in 2 Installments) Rs. 1,20,000.00
Total Rs. 1,27,000.00

* Guide fee extra
* Identity card fee Rs. 200
* Fees must be paid by demand draft in the name of "CMJ University" payable at Shillong. University will not be responsible for students paying by any other way.

Subjects and Specialization areas offered for Ph.D.

Agriculture, Bengali, Botany, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Cosmetology, Commerce,Counseling & Psychotherapy, Chemistry, Disaster Management, Education, Engineering, Environment Science, Ecotourism, Electronics, Entrepreneurship, English Literature, Economics, Fine Arts, Fashion Technology, Forestry, Geo-informatics, Geology, Geriatric Care, Geography, Hindi, Home Science, History, Horticulture, Hospital Administration, Human Rights, Hospitality Management, Interfaith Studies, Insurance Management, International Studies, Indian Diaspora, Intellectual Property Rights, Law, Leadership, Linguistics, Library Science, Labour and Social Welfare, Medicinal Plants, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Management Studies, Microbiology, Music, Nanotechnology, Nursing, Peace Studies, Pharmacy, Pollution Control, Pomology, Political Science, Population Studies, Police Administration, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Renewable Energy, Rural Development, Sanskrit, Sports Science, Social Work, Sociology, Spirituality, Statistics, Sustainable Development, Technology Policy, Total Quality Management, Urdu, Women's Studies, Yoga, Zoology.

PhD Applicants (Part Time/Full Time) should apply directly to the University by sending their documents to

Students enrolled in July 2010 and January 2011 session are directed to clear their fees to avoid late fine fees