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The Assam Kaziranga University

Ph.D.

Admission to PhD Program 2022-23

THE LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION: 15th DECEMBER, 2022.
THE DATE OF THE KUEST EXAMINATION IS SCHEDULED FOR 22nd DEC 2022.
THE DATE OF INTERVIEW IS SCHEDULED FROM 5th and 6th January 2023.
THE FINAL RESULT DECLARATION: 9th January 2023.
THE LAST DATE OF ADMISSION IS 25th JAN 2023.

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PHD Entrance Examination Guidelines (KUEST)

Applications are invited for admission to Ph.D. programs in following disciplines: Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Information Technology/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management.

Eligibility Qualifications:

A Master’s degree Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Information Technology/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management or equivalent, with a minimum of 60% marks (55% in case of Full-Time Sponsored candidates with a minimum of three years’ professional experience, and SC/ST candidates) at Master’s level or a Master’s Degree in Science/Humanities with a minimum of 55% marks (50% in case of Full-Time Sponsored candidates with a minimum of three years’ professional experience, and SC/ST candidates).

Application Procedure:

Interested and eligible candidates can apply by submitting the duly filled prescribed application form which can be downloaded from the website https://kzu.ac.in/schools/phd/PhD_Admission_Form_2022-dec.pdf and submitting application fees of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees Two Thousand Only) in Cash/Online/DD favouring “North Eastern Knowledge Foundation” payable at Jorhat, Assam. After the payment kindly provide the details: Internet Banking Transaction ID/UPI payment Transaction ID

For online fee submission below are the details:-

North Eastern Knowledge Foundation,
A/C No.32859481962
Bank : STATE BANK OF INDIA,
Branch Name: BAZAR BRANCH, JORHAT,
IFSC Code: SBIN0014694.

The scan copy of the filled application form, fee deposit details, and testimonials all in PDF format mailed to dean_research@kazirangauniversity.in and the same documents in hard copy should be submitted physically to the KU, Admin office on or before 15th Dec 2022, 5 PM.

Selection:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in KUEST-2022 conducted by the University followed by personal interviews. Those who are qualified and possess a valid scorecard in UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ICMR/GATE/GPAT/SLET/Teacher Fellowship and M.Phil. Degree holders in the last 2 years shall be exempted from KUEST-2022, however, they should appear for the Personal Interview as per the scheduled dates.

Ph.D. Stipend

A stipend of Rs. 15,000/- per month will be awarded to the eligible candidate who has a valid NET/SLET/GATE/GPAT certificate. 

The selection will be done based on the written examination and interview/presentation. And there will be a periodic review of the performance of the scholar for the continuation of the stipend.

The scholar should serve the department as a full-time scholar for three years.

Ph.D. Vacancy

The Assam Kaziranga University Ph.D Programme-2022-23 Ph.D. Vacancy Details

DEPARTMENT

Department

Research Domain

Identified KU Supervisors

 &

Designation

ECE

Magneto hydrodynamics, Embedded technology, Cooperative learning in science and technology, Wireless communication, Cognitive Radio Networks, MIMO Systems and Satellite Communication.

1. Dr. Amar Jyoti Goswami, Professor

2. Dr. Ritunjoy Bhuyan, Professor

3. Dr. Ashim Jyoti Gogoi, Asst. Professor

CSE

Information security, Data mining, Speech Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning.

1. Dr. Utpal Barman, Associate Professor

2. Dr. Barnana Baruah, Associate Professor

3. Dr. Nazreena Rahman, Asst. Professor

IT

Cloud Computing, Bioinformatics, Networking, Language Processing, Software Engineering.

1. Dr. Dibya Jyoti Borah, Asst. Professor

Civil

Environmental Geochemistry, Pollution, Structural engineering, Durability of concrete and building materials.

1. Dr. Shwetambara Verma, Professor

2. Dr. Debasish Panda, Professor

ME

RAMS Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Marine Engineering, Industrial Products & Process Development and Systems Engineering, Fluidized bed system, Combustion, Pyrolysis and Gasification, Thermal Engineering, Renewable Energy, Industrial Process Development, Automotive Engineering, Risk analysis, Reliability of Production systems, Maintenance optimization, Statistical and Stoachastic modelling, Predictive analytics.

1. Dr. T V V L N Rao, Professor

2. Dr. M.K. Loganathan, Professor

3. Dr. R. C. Borah, Professor

EE

Signal Processing, Automation, Electric Vehicles.

1. Dr. Ritunjoy Bhuyan, Professor

Chemistry

Energy and Environment, Biosensors and Nanomaterials, Polymer nanocomposite materials, Hydrogels and hydrogel composites, Catalysis, Drug delivery, Materials science, Nanochemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry Adsorption, Surface chemistry, Nanomaterials, Biosensors.

1. Dr. Jayanta K Sarmah, Professor 

2. Dr. Naba Jyoti Saikia, Assco. Professor

3. Dr. Prashanta Jyoti Gautam, Assco. Professor

4. Dr. Satyabrat Gogoi, Assistant Professor

5. Dr. Rekha Rani Dutta, Asst. Professor

Physics

Li ion battery, Plasma Physics, Thin films, Gate dielectrics, Organic thin film transistors.

1. Dr. Swati Baruah, Associate Professor

2. Dr. Madhurya Deka, Associate Professor

3. Dr. Munu Borah, Asst. Professor

Mathematics

Stability theory, Mathematical modelling, Magneto hydrodynamics, fluid and fuzzy.

1. Dr. Ardhendu Sekhar Khound, Asst. Professor

2. Dr. Biju Kumar Dutta, Associate Professor

3. Dr. Dimple Jyoti Mahanta, Asst. Professor

4. Dr. Manoshi Kotoky, Asst. Professor

5. Dr. Sarfraz Ahmed, Asst. Professor

Biotechnology

Plant Biotechnology, Animal Biotechnology, Tissues Culture, Mammalian cell culture.

1. Dr. Lipika Khataniar, Assistant Professor

2. Dr. Geetanjali Baruah, Assistant Professor

Pharmacy

Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance,  Pharmacogonsy, Pharmaceutical Natural Products, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs

1. Dr. Sailendra Kumar Mahanta, Associate Professor

Microbiology

Identification of Drug Resistant microorganisms, Mechanism of Drug Resistance, Study of Mutation and Mutagenic agents on Microorganisms, Study of the microorganisms in the gut micro flora, In-silico and In-vitro Investigations for targeting critical microbial proteins and drugs.

1. Dr. Sailendra Kumar Mahanta, Associate Professor

2. Dr. Vishal Das, Assistant Professor

3. Dr. Sosanka Protim Sandilya, Assistant Professor

4. Dr. Abhishek Sinha, Assistant Professor

Social Sciences/Sociology/Social Work

Social Work, Sociology

1. Dr. Chandra Kanta Gogoi, Professor

2. Dr. Golak B. Patra, Associate Professor

3. Dr. Saurabhi Sharma, Associate Professor

Management

Human Resources Management, Finance and Marketing, Banking/Economics.

1. Dr. A. Srihari Krishna, Professor

2. Dr. Manvinder Singh Pahwa, Professor

3. Dr. Arpita Basak, Professor

4. Dr. Ginlianlal Buhril, Professor

5. Dr. Govinda Prasad Bhandari, Associate Professor

The Prescribed Fees Details for Ph.D. Programme-2022-2023

  • Admission Fes : Rs 20,000/-
  • Caution Deposit: Rs.10,000/- (Refundable)
  • Thesis fees: Rs.10,000/- (at the time of submission of thesis)
  • Ph.D. Semester Fee:
    1. Rs. 50,000/-per semester (For Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/IT/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry).
    2. Rs. 35,000/-per semester (For Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/IT/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry candidates having 75% marks throughout his/her career or qualified and possessing a valid score card in UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ICMR/GATE/GPAT/SLET/Teacher Fellowship and M.Phil. Degree holders in the last 2 years.
    3. Rs. 30,000/-per semester (For Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management stream).
    4. Rs. 25,000/-per semester (For only SC/ST category candidates having 60% marks throughout his/her career or qualified and possessing a valid score card in UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF)/ICMR/GATE/GPAT/SLET/Teacher Fellowship and M.Phil. Degree holders in the last 2 years).
    5. Rs. 25,000/-per semester of only KU Alumni of UG/PG (For Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics/IT Communication Engineering/ /Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management).

Admission procedure

The guidelines for admissions for Ph.D. programme-2022 are as follows.

KUEST-2022 Hybrid Exam Pattern

  • Candidates shall be admitted in the Ph.D. programme based on merit in written test (KUEST-2022) and personal interview.
  • Qualifying candidates will be required to take an Entrance Test, Kaziranga University Eligibility and Scholastic Test (KUEST-2022) for Research, followed by the Personal Interview on the date.
  • Candidates who have cleared UGC-NET-JRF/LS of CSIR-UGC NET/GATE/GPAT/SLET cleared in last 2 years or valid score card in the relevant subjects will get preference and shall be exempted from KUEST-2022. They will however require to appear for the Personal Interview.
    The KUEST-2022 will comprise of two sections for which the candidate will be given two hours online exam duration to answer.
  • Section-1: Common Paper Exam: Research Methodology (Total 50 Marks; MCQ Type of Questions; One Mark Each Question).
  • Section-2: Subject Specific Paper Exam: Computer Science and Engineering/Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/IT/Pharmacy/Microbiology/Biotechnology/Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics/Social Sciences/Social Work/Sociology/Management (Total 50 Marks; MCQ Type of Questions; One Mark Each Question).
  • KUEST Qualifying Marks for Personal Interview: 50 Marks from each section

Personal Interview

  • Candidates have to give a presentation on the proposed research topic. Presentation duration is 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes’ discussion. Candidate must prepare a synopsis (Hard copy) of the proposed research topic.
  • 50% weightage will be given on the presentation on the proposed research topic and 50% weightage will be given on Post Graduate Dissertation/Research Work.

The overall merit will be calculated out of 200 marks.

At the time of the interview: candidates are required to bring a research proposal, not exceeding 300 words, which will describe.

  • Area of study chosen for research
  • Relevance of the proposed research
  • Reason for the candidate’s interest in this area

Course credit requirement, course work, course registration

  • After having been admitted as a doctoral student, each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake course work as per the recommendation of the UGC for a minimum period of one semester and maximum of two semesters. The course work shall be treated as pre-Ph.D preparation and must include a course on Research Methodology which may include quantitative methods, computer applications, research and publication ethics and review of published research in the relevant field etc. as recommended by University Grants Commission (UGC). Other courses shall be advanced level courses preparing the students for M.Phil/Ph.D. degree.
  • Course credit distribution for Ph.D. programme shall be as follows:

    Sr. No.

    Components

    Credits

    1

    Course Work (Major and Related Discipline)

      18

  • Ph.D. students shall have to take courses offered by the concerned Department/School for the Ph.D programme.
  • The UDRC shall suggest course work depending on the specific requirements of the area of research and the previous knowledge, expertise and experience of the candidate.
  • The Board of Studies of the Department/School where the scholar pursues his/her research shall design the courses except Research Methodology and get them approved in the Academic Council (AC).
  • A Research Scholar shall appear before the SDPC once in six months to make a presentation of the progress of his/her work for evaluation and further guidance. The six monthly progress reports shall be submitted by the approved SDPC members to Dean Research’s office with a copy to the Research Scholar.
  • A student must secure a CGPA of 6 (six) in course work in order to continue and submit his/her Ph.D. thesis. The evaluation procedures and the computation of SGPA/CGPA shall be done according to the procedures adopted for the master’s programme of The Assam Kaziranga University.
  • A Ph.D. scholar is expected to successfully complete the course work in one semester, after which she/he becomes eligible to present the synopsis of research work. In case a scholar fails to appear or secure less than 6 CGPA, he/she can appear the examination for improvement at the end of second semester. If he/she fails to clear the course work by the end of second semester, he/she shall be removed from the rolls. There will be no re-admission in case of PhD programs.
  • Candidates already holding M.Phil. Degree and admitted to the Ph.D. programs may be exempted by the Department from the Ph.D. course work only as per the Regulation of UGC guidelines. All other candidates admitted to the Ph.D program shall be required to complete the Ph.D. course work prescribed by the Department/School.

For more contact:- 
Dr. Utpal Barman, Dean Research, The Assam Kaziranga University, through e-mail: dean_research@kzu.ac.in

Attendance during Course Work:

  • The minimum requirement of attendance for completing the coursework shall be 75%. The doctoral student should register for every semester as per the KU Doctoral programme guidelines.
  • For special cases, condoning in shortfall of the attendance below required attendance will be at the discretion of the Vice Chancellor of The Assam Kaziranga University.

Attendance during Research Work:

  • During research work, full time Ph.D. candidates, sponsored and project categories shall be required to maintain a minimum attendance of 75% in each semester.
  • Ph.D. candidates in part time category shall be required to fulfill residential requirement of equivalent to one semester during the Ph.D. Programme before submission of the thesis.