Ph.D. at Amity University Course Detail, Fee Structure, Admission Criteria

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Amity University's Ph.D. programs to admissions are held twice a year, in January and July. A Ph.D. program is available in two formats: full-time and part-time, with no distance learning option. As a result, daily coursework, participation in various interactions, and submission of progress reports via presentations, among other things, are required during the program. A full-time Ph.D. scholar is one who devotes all of his time to meet the program's requirements, while a part-time Ph.D. scholar is one who devotes a portion of his time to the program while still fulfilling his official/job obligations.

 

Ph.D. full-time takes at least 3 years, and Ph.D. part-time takes at least 4 and a half years. Both modes have a maximum length of 6 years.

 

Part-time work Candidates should ensure that their workplace has sufficient facilities/infrastructural setup that is conducive to study. There will also be a provision that you have a Co-guide from your starting point. However, an external Co-Guide will be named only after the university has accepted his or her profile.

 

Amity promotes interdisciplinary studies as well as the sharing of ideas and expertise in a variety of fields. As a result, according to university rules, scholars can appoint a Co-Guide from outside Amity University. During the Ph.D. program, the scholar's key Guide will be from Amity University, which will be assigned based on the study subject and Guide availability. Ph.D. full-time fans have the opportunity to serve as research fellows on the university's numerous ongoing prestigious research ventures.

 

Admission Procedure


 

  • Amity University accepts applications for admission to its Ph.D. program twice a year, in January and July.
  • Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. program, whether full-time or part-time, must have obtained the required percentage of marks/grade point average/subjects/specializations in the qualifying examination as specified under each Ph.D. program:
  • Candidates who apply for a part-time Ph.D. must have job verification information while filling out the application, as well as a NOC in the appropriate format when entering the program after being accepted.
  • The admission form must be completed and submitted ONLINE ONLY, along with all necessary documents uploaded in the format provided, and online payment of Rs 1100/- made using a credit or debit card. There will be no hard copies approved.
  • Candidates should refer to the 'Application Form' section for the following information:
    • The following is a list of necessary documents that must be uploaded during the application process.
    • Guidelines for writing a Preliminary Research Concept.
  • Log on to your Admission Microsite at www.amity.edu/phd (admission microsite login) with your form no. and password created at the time of applying online to check/do the following:
    • Check to see if your form has been submitted.
    • Examine the current status of your form.
    • Check to see if you've been selected for the Selection Process.
    • Choose a date for the selection procedure and download the Admit Card.
    • Check the status of your choices.
    • After you've been chosen, print your admission letter.
    • After you've made your payment, double-check that you've received confirmation of your fee payment.
  • Only the Admissions Microsite at www.amity.edu or the Amity Mobile App at www.amity.edu/app can inform candidates of the criteria for their application form, as well as the date, period, and location of the selection process (written test and/or interview). In certain instances, date options may be open, allowing for more versatility. It is the candidate's duty to search the admission microsite for updates and to schedule a PET appointment. There will be no separate correspondence sent in this regard.
  • According to the UGC's Ph.D. Guidelines, qualified applicants will be expected to participate in a Selection Process that includes a PET (Ph.D. Entrance Test) and an Interview round. PET is an acronym for "Personal Exempted applicants can only appear for the interview if they meet the requirements outlined in the 'eligibility criteria section.
  • On the Admission Microsite, selected candidates will be notified of their selection.
  • Within two days of candidate selection, a printable online admission letter will be posted on the admission microsite. This will provide information about how to pay fees at the time of entry, as well as the date, time, and location of the academic session's start.
  • The offer of admission will be provisional and available only for the candidate's chosen program and for the same academic session. If the conditions are not met within the agreed period, the admission offer will be automatically canceled.

 

1st point: At the time of application, foreign nationals and NRIs must request an AIU certificate along with other documents. For more stuff, go to (click here).

 

2nd point: Working candidates must apply for a NOC at the time of enrollment or orientation for the program, which must be completed within a month of their selection. For format, go to (click here).

 

Details on the Selection Process

 

The Entrance Test will last one and a half hours (i.e. 90 minutes) and will consist of 100 objective style questions worth 100 points. The Entrance Test will be divided into two sections (administered in one sitting), as follows:

 

Particular

Component

Questions

Marks

Section 1 – General

Section 1 will be the same for all candidates and will assess their research aptitude by asking questions from the following fields of research methodology:

  • Awareness of general knowledge and research
  • Language: English
  • Reasoning logically
  • Quantitative Evaluation
  • Data Interpretation and Analysis

50 Questions of 1 mark each

50 marks

Section 2 – Subject Specific

Section 2 should be a program/subject specific to the applicant's proposed Ph.D. program. (for example, management, biotechnology, food technology, physics, law, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, microbiology, psychology, English, and so forth) This section will be divided into two parts: 25 questions from the Ph.D. Program subject alone, and 25 questions from the Ph.D. Program subject and any offered allied area. The subject's difficulty level is UGC-CSIR-NET, GATE, etc./Masters level.

50 Questions of Master’s level of 1 mark each

50 marks

Faculty Research Committee Interview (FRC)

30 marks

 

Online Application for a Ph.D.:

Instructions for Filling Out and Submitting the Online Application Form:

  • Fill out the Application Form only if you are confident in your eligibility for the program and that you will be able to submit all relevant documentation on time.
  • Documents required to complete the Ph.D. application:
    • Photograph scanned in passport size: (jpg, gif, png, jpeg, bmp). The photograph's dimensions should be 3.5 x 4.5cm in width.
    • Scanned mark sheet from Class X. (formats include jpg, gif, png, jpeg, and bmp)
    • Scanned Post-Graduation marks sheet by the end of the semester/year. (formats include jpg, gif, png, jpeg, and bmp)
    • The idea for preliminary analysis. (Not to exceed 1000 words and to be submitted when filling out the online application). For instructions on how to write a Preliminary research Idea, click here.
    • Employment Verification Certificate Applicants who are working and applying for a part-time Ph.D. program must submit this document.
    • A valid e-mail address for personal use.
    • Fees of Rs. 1100/- payable by debit or credit card.

 

Important Notes:

  • Applicants for Ph.D. admission must apply only online. There will be no hard copies approved.
  • The candidate's online application form will not be registered until all of the above-mentioned documents have been submitted. Applicants in their final semester/year of post-graduation will apply, but their application will only be recorded and they will be given a PET date if the pending document is received at least five days before Amity's last PET of the academic session.
  • A demand for an offer date for the selection process or entry to the program is not made simply by submitting an application form. The form may be refused for a variety of reasons, including a lack of supporting documentation, failure to obey the specified procedures, or some other legitimate purpose.
  • On submission of the application form, an Application Form Number and Password are created, which will be needed for future reference. In this case, an email is sent to the applicant's registered email address.
  • It is recommended that candidates print a copy of the online Application Form.
  • The Application Form Number and Password created when the application form is submitted are needed to check/complete the following related to your admission. Use your form number and password to log in to your Admission Microsite at www.amity.edu/phd.
    • Check to see if your form has been submitted.
    • Examine the current status of your form.
    • Choose a date for the selection procedure and download the Admit Card.
    • Check the status of your choices.
    • After you've been chosen, print your admission letter.
    • After you've made your payment, double-check that you've received confirmation of your fee payment.
  • There will be no separate correspondence sent in this regard.

 

Important Points:

  • Registration Start Date
  • The date on which the candidate registers is the date on which the fees are paid. The registration period will end when the Ph.D. thesis is submitted. Duration of Residency
  • For full-time and part-time applicants in the Department / Constituent Unit, the minimum residency period is normally one year. On the advice of DRC, URC will reduce this time to no less than six months in exceptional circumstances. The scholar's residency period does not mean that he or she will remain on the university's campus. It simply means that he or she lives close enough to the campus to be able to attend coursework classes on a daily basis on allocated days, as a minimum attendance of 75% is needed to take a thorough test at the end of the coursework. Requirement for Attendance
  • During the residency period, a minimum of 75% attendance is expected. Course Work All Ph. D. applicants must complete the required coursework and pass a written test. In most cases, the coursework cycle would last at least six months. An applicant can only receive credit for a Course Unit if he receives a minimum grade of B+ (Points 07 on a scale of 10). If an applicant does not achieve the required qualifying grade of B+, he or she will be given a second chance to achieve the required qualifying grade of B+, i.e. point 7 on a ten-point scale, failing which his or her registration will be canceled.

Scholars must enroll in coursework for a minimum of one semester and a maximum of one academic year from the date of provisional registration.

 

During the coursework cycle, here are some tentative class times:

Ph.D. Full-time: 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on all working days

Part-time Ph.D. : Saturday-Sunday, 9.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

 

Comprehensive Examination 

  • Following completion of course work, each applicant will be expected to take a thorough examination that will assess his or her comprehension or expertise in his or her wide field of study, as well as his or her academic readiness and potentials to conduct research. The thorough review will be performed by the faculty and will include both written and oral portions. In the rigorous test, the applicant must receive at least a Grade B (Points 06 on a ten-point scale). Degree Period Minimum and Maximum
  • The candidate will be given the following time frame for submitting his or her Ph.D. thesis (starting from the date of registration):

 

Category

Minimum Time Period

Maximum Time Period

Full-Time scholars

3 years

6 years

Part-Time Scholars

4.5 years

6 years

 

Fee Structure for Ph.D. programs :

The Prescribed Fees* for an Indian National candidate is as under :

1. 

 Registration Fee

Rs 10,000/-

2. 

 Security Deposit

Rs 10,000/-

3. 

 Academic Fee

a.  Noida Campus :

Rs. 50,000/- per semester for full time

Rs. 33,500/- per semester for part time

 

b.  For Gurgaon, Jaipur & Lucknow Campuses :

Rs. 42,000/- per semester for full time

Rs. 27,000/- per semester for part time

 

c.  For Gwalior, Mumbai & Raipur Campuses :

Rs. 32,000/- per semester for full time

Rs. 21,000/- per semester for part time

 

The following is the fee for a foreign national candidate:

 

1. 

 Registration Fee

Rs 10,000/-

2. 

 Security Deposit

Rs 10,000/-

3. 

 Academic Fee

Rs. 75,000/- per semester for full time Rs. 50,000/- per semester for part time

 

Important Note :

  • The semester fee for a Ph.D. in Built Environment will be as described in the 'Ph.D. programs offered' list under this package.
  • For the two semesters in a year, fees will be charged semester by semester. Enrolled scholars will pay fees for the minimum duration (minimum 3 years for full-time Ph.D. and 4.5 years for part-time Ph.D.) as well as for the time they remain enrolled before their thesis is submitted, with a maximum of 6 years.
  • Fee concessions to Amity Academic/ Non-academic Staff, JRF/SRF/RA/ARF/SARF working in the University, national level examination scholarship holders or scholars from all such labs where Amity University has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), if applicable, are authorized by the University on a case-by-case basis and according to the current scheme.
  • After the Ph.D. is completed, the Security Deposit will be refunded. The University reserves the right to change the fee at any time.

 

Admissions Criteria: Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for admission:

Candidates seeking admission to the Ph.D. program, whether full-time or part-time, must achieve the following percentage of marks/grade point average on their qualifying examination:

  • A two-year Master's OR M.Phil degree in the related field from an accredited Indian or foreign university is usually the minimum requirement for admission to a Ph.D. program. She or he must have earned a Master's or M.Phil. degree with a minimum of 55 percent or equivalent grade (applicable for all Ph.D. programs except in Engineering and Technology).
  • Applicants who have successfully completed their first-year degree course (Undergraduate course) by 04/June/1986, regardless of length, will be handled in the same manner as those who have completed a three-year first-degree course. Those with a two-year first degree who enrolled in this course after June 4, 1986 would be eligible to take a one-year bridge course.
  • Applicants with an M. Tech / M.E./M.S. degree in related disciplines and an outstanding academic record with a minimum CGPA of 6.0 on a 10-point scale or equivalent or 60% marks in Xth, XIIth, and B.Tech/B.E. will be considered for admission to Ph.D. programs in Engineering and Technology.
  • For a Ph.D. in law, the candidate must have a Master's degree in law with a minimum of 55 percent or equivalent grade, or a Master's degree in law with a minimum of 55 percent or equivalent grade, or a Master's degree in law with a minimum of 55 percent or equivalent grade.
  • Applicants with a minimum 55 percent or equivalent grade in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from 'The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India' (ICAI)/ Cost and Works Accountancy of ICWAI/ Company Secretary of ICSI may be considered eligible for admission to Ph.D. programs in the related field.
  • Applicants with a Masters’s degree from a foreign university must submit an equivalence certificate from AIU along with their Online Application Form.

 

Exemption from Ph.D. Entrance Test/ Written Test:

Only those candidates who have passed an All India National Level Competitive Examination such as the UGC NET / CSIR / ICAR (ASRB) / GPAT / ICMR / GATE / DST - INSPIRE during the last 2 years of the Ph.D. session (Jan or July) they are applying in, at Amity, will be exempted from the written test of the Ph.D. Selection Process and will be expected to appear only for the Interview round. They must send a scanned copy of the given certificate (not the scorecard) with the application form or by mail at least two days prior to the PET data to be considered for exemption. Prior to PET, exempted candidates will receive an exemption notice on their admission microsite/admit card; those who do not receive such a message will be expected to appear for PET (Ph.D. Entrance Test).

 

Scholars with a Ph.D.

In order to be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program, an Indian applicant must apply under one of the categories mentioned below. The Ph.D. mode choice (Full time/Part-time) is also listed against each group.


 

  • Sponsored Candidate: Applicants who apply for admission through sponsoring organizations and receive government, semi-government, private, or other scholarships, fellowships, or stipends. (Depending on job status, a Ph.D. may be completed full-time or part-time.)
  • Regular Self-Financed Candidates include students, self-employed individuals, and other working or non-working individuals. (Depending on job status, a Ph.D. may be completed full-time or part-time.)
  • Scholar of Corporate Research: Candidates must be employed by reputable Indian organizations and have at least ten years of experience as well as the necessary academic qualifications. (Ph.D. on a part-time basis only)
  • Working Faculty outside of Amity: Faculty members from other Indian universities/schools, as well as recognized/approved institutions/schools, who meet the minimum academic requirements. (Ph.D. on a part-time basis only)
  • Amity University's Regular Academic Staff: Amity University's regular academic staff in departments and constituent units (Ph.D. Part-time only)
  • Regular Amity Non-Academic Staff: Regular non-academic staff members of the University and its Departments/ Constituent Units who meet the eligibility requirements are permitted to enroll in a part-time Ph.D. program. (Ph.D. on a part-time basis only)
  • Candidates working under the Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation's fellowship scheme are known as Amity Research Fellows (ARFs) (ASTIF). (Full-time Ph.D. only)
  • Candidates operating as JRF/SRF/RA in Amity University Research Projects and meeting the eligibility requirements. (Full-time Ph.D. only)
  • Candidates who serve as JRFs, SRFs, or RAs in organizations that are not part of the Amity University Uttar Pradesh MoU. (Ph.D. on a part-time basis only)
  • Candidates who are working in reputable laboratories as part of an agreement with Amity University Uttar Pradesh. (Ph.D. on a part-time basis only)
  • Click here to see a list of MoU.
  • Scholars who have been awarded National Fellowships after competing in a national competition. (Full-time Ph.D. only)

 

Under the foreign applicant category, a foreign national may apply. (Depending on job status, a Ph.D. may be completed full-time or part-time.)

 

Fellowships at the Amity Science, Technology, and Innovation Foundation (ASTIF)

The Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation (ASTIF) grants Fellowships to brilliant young scholars and scientists as part of its Nation Building activities. Fellowships are available in all disciplines and there is no limit on the number of people who may apply. For more information, go to www.amity.edu/astif/astifnew/.

 

Fellowship Eligibility for Ph.D.

The applicant must have a perfect academic record up to and including a Master's Degree from a reputable college or university. Only those applicants who have not earned a fellowship from another organization and who have made significant progress in their research work since enrolling in Amity's Ph.D. program will be considered for the ASTIF Fellowship.

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