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Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) M.Phil and Ph.D. Admission 2017

Updated On: MAY 23RD, 2017

Formerly known as NagpurUniversity, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) was established in 1923 and is one of the oldest universities in India. It is accredited with 'A' grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and is ranked as one of the top universities of India. In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the university offers admission to the following research courses: 

  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

Only candidates who possess the relevant qualifying degree i.e. masters degree are eligible for admission to research courses. Selection of candidates are done on the basis of performance in the university entrance examination known as PET(Ph.D. Entrance Test) and marks in the qualifying degree. For admission to M.Phil, candidates are shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying degree only. The admission process generally starts in September and extends till October.

  • Mode of Application

    Online & Offline Both

  • START DATE - END DATE

    01st Aug, 2018 - 10th Aug, 2018


Important Dates

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Science , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Commerce
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration 01st - 10th Aug, 2018
Date of Entrance Examination 01st - 03rd Sep, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

For PhD Admissions: 
  • Candidates must have completed his/her master's degree from a recognized university in the relevant subject of Ph.D. degree.
  • Candidate should have scored at least 50% marks (45% for reserved seats in Maharashtra) in their qualifying degree.
  • Candidate should be graduate with a certificate from Research and Recognition Committee are also eligible. Such candidates should have at least 15 years of work experience in the related area.
  • Members of Institute of Chartered Accountants or Institute of Cost and Works Accountants with a work experience of 5 years are also eligible.
  • There is no age bar.

The following group of candidates will be exempted from PET:

  • Candidate who have qualified GATE/SET/NET/JRF examination 
  • Candidate who possess an M.Phil. Degree in the concerned course from any university.
  • Candidate with Ph.D. degree in any faculty or say, stream.
  • Candidate working as a full time teacher with a minimum of 7 years of experience or an Officer not below class II rank in any university.
  • Candidate working as a Scientist/Officer working in Government Department, Organizations, National Laboratories and Research Institutions with 7 years of experience.
  • Senior citizen candidates
  • Candidate is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountant, Cost and Works Accountants or Chartered Secretaries.
  • Candidate is an advocate, Judge, or an Architect having PG Degree with minimum 5 years of experience and/or service experience.
  • Candidate is a full time teacher in junior college or diploma courses of 2/3 years duration polytechnic, or pharmacy courses with 10 years of experience.
  • Foreign national candidates

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For M.Phil Admissions:
  • Candidate must possess a master's degree in the respective course from a recognized university.
  • Candidate must have passed the masters degree with at least 50% aggregate of marks.


Application Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

 

  • Application forms shall be filled through online mode available at the website of Designated Agency and submitted to the university by post within the stipulated time
  • Duly filled-in applications should be mailed along with the certificates and and prescribed examination fee in the form of Demand Draft (DD). DD should be drawn in favour of “Registrar, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur” and payable at Nagpur.
  • Candidates have to pay the examination fee of INR 800/- (INR 600/- for reserved seats in Maharashtra) along with the applications to complete the registration process
  •  Application form and demand draft should be mailed to the following address:   

Deputy Registrar

Ph.D. Cell.

Exam Section Building, L.I.T. Campus,

Amravati Road, Nagpur


Admission Process

M.Phil/Ph.D in Arts , M.Phil/Ph.D in Education & M.Phil/Ph.D in Science

For PhD Admissions:
The candidates will be selected on the basis of marks scored in PET (PhD Entrance Test) I and II. 
Entrance Examination Details:
  • The test is conducted once every year, in the month of September.
  • PET-I will be of 90 minutes duration based on General Research Aptitude and will consist of 100 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. There will also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The exam will be held online in designated exam centers. The medium of exam can be Hindi, Marathi, or English.
  • The paper will contain 100 multiple Choice Question based on Analytical Reasoning, Numerical Ability and Language Competency/ Computer/ Environment/ Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  • PET-II will be of 2 hour duration and of 50 marks. Candidate will have the choice of attempting any 5 questions out of 8 questions and each question will be of 10 marks.
For M.Phil Admissions:

Candidates will be selected on the basis of marks scored in the qualifying exam. The H.O.D.s of the respective departments would form a merit list on the basis of the marks of all the candidates that have applied for admission. 

Note: The course will commence once 10 students are admitted.


    Notes

    Scholarships:

    Nagpur University Research Studentship – INR 10,000/- per month

    Total number: 2

    Period: 2 years

    Condition: Student Passing B.A. or B.Sc. in First/Second Division, Resident of Vidarbha Legion.Selection of candidate by a Committee.

    Morris Memorial Fellowship – INR 350/- per month

    Total number: 1

    Period: 2 years

    Condition: Must Pass M.A. or M.Sc. in First Division

    Late Mahendra Bhalchandra Dixit Fellowship – INR 8,000/- per annum

    Total number: 2

    Period: 2 years

    Thakur Charitable Fellowship – INR 1,000/- per month

    Total number: 1

    Period: 21 months

    Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Memorial Research Fellowship – INR 3,000/- per month

    Total number: 50

    Period: 2 years

    Condition: Only to bonafide Student of jurisdiction of RTM Nagpur University area and had U.G. & P.G. education in this University

    Dr. Kamal Singh Research Fellowship – INR 3,000/- per month

    Total number: 1

    Period: 2 years

    Condition: Ph.D. Student in Physics only.

    U.G.C. --- Junior Research Fellowship (JRF/SRF)

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