A Ph.D. is a postgraduate academic degree that is given by universities and other higher education institutions to a candidate after they have completed a thesis that is the result of considerable and unique research in their field of study. A professional research certification is obtained through the Ph.D. degree's research training. It necessitates a thorough investigation of each discipline. It advances job credentials and serves as a launching pad for specialised expertise.
Programmed / Course Outcome
Doctoral research necessitates extensive coursework in a field followed by practical experience. The College is a centre for Ph.D. in Commerce in Business Policy & Administration. For those who want to pursue teaching as a career, this programme offers expertise, improves work qualifications, and is ideal.
Candidates are eligible to apply for the Ph.D. admission test (PET) to be held by the University of Mumbai if they meet the requirements outlined in the current ordinances, O.5473, O.5474, and O.5476.
Exemption from the Ph.D. entrance exam (PET)
Candidates who meet one of the following requirements will not need to take the Ph.D. admission exam (PET). CSIR, UGC, ICAR, ICMR, or DBT teacher fellowship holders who have passed the GATE, SET, NET, or (JRF) examinations, completed an M. Phil. at the University of Mumbai in accordance with varying UGC regulations, completed an M. Phil. degree from any other Indian university that has received recognition, in accordance with the most recent UGC regulations.
Application & Interview Candidates who desire to register for the Ph.D. degree and who have passed the entrance test (PET) conducted by the University of Mumbai and who are exempted from the test under clause no. 9 of this VCD, shall apply in the prescribed form and submit it along with a demand draft / cash of Rs. 100/- to the concerned recognized Research Centre of University of Mumbai within fifteen working (15) days from the date of the declaration of the Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) results.
After scrutiny of applications received, the Head of the Research Centre shall invite the eligible candidates for subject-wise interviews by giving 10 days notice after the last date of application. A list of eligible candidates who are also invited for interviews shall be displayed on the notice board.
The Head of the research centre shall constitute subject-wise interview committees to interview the candidates who have passed the Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET). The committee shall be constituted as per the guidelines given below. The quorum for the meeting of the committee shall constitute one subject expert, the Research Guide and the Head of the Department. In case of vacancies for reserved candidates, one approved teacher (not below the rank of Reader) from the reserved category of the concerned faculty is mandatory.
For Admission at University Departments Head of Department (Chairman) Two Subject Experts (either from the Department or from the affiliated colleges / industry / research institutes) Professor/Reader of the Department other than guide. Research Guide/s One approved teacher not below the rank of Reader from the reserved category of the concerned faculty. For Admission at PG / Research Centers at Colleges Principal (Chairman) Two Subject Experts (either from the Department or from the affiliated colleges / industry / Research institutes) Head of Department Research Guide/s One approved teacher not below the rank of Reader from the reserved category of the concerned faculty.
For Admission at Recognized Research Institutes Director (Chairman) Two Subject Experts (either from the Department or from the affiliated colleges / industry / research institutes) Head of the concerned Department of the Research Institute Research Guide/s. One approved teacher not below the rank of Reader from the reserved category of the concerned faculty.
Interviews of candidates, who have applied for registration for the Ph. D. programme for the available seats for the subjects in the various faculties at all recognized research centers, shall be conducted within 30 days from the date of declaration of the results of Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET). The list of the qualified candidates after the interview shall be displayed on the notice board and also communicated to the qualified candidates.
Course work to be Conducted by the research Center
Nature of Course work Every candidate must undergo the course work prescribed by the respective boards of studies as per clause no 13 of UGC regulation 2009, published in the Gazette of India, July 11, 2009 (ASADHA 20, 1931). The duration of the course work will be for a minimum period of one semester i.e. Six (06) months Every candidate shall be evaluated by the recognized research centre in the course work prescribed by the University.
The Certificate of completion of the course work shall be given to each candidate after completion of course work and evaluation on the basis of assignments, presentations and a viva-voce. This will bear the signature of research guide and the Head of Research Centre and records of the same will be maintained by the respective research centers at least six (6) months after the award of the Ph. D. degree to the concerned candidate.
The pro-forma (standard format) for the certificate will be provided by the University. The course work shall be treated as pre-Ph. D. preparation. Candidates who have successfully completed the M. Phil. programme from University of Mumbai or any other UGC- recognized Universities as per the UGC guide lines from time to time, will be exempted from the course work.
Dr Megha Juvekar ( Research Centre Coordinator) - 9619551391
Nirmala Memorial Foundation College of Commerce and Science
Address :90 Feet Road,Thakur Complex,Kandivali (East),Mumbai - 400101
Contact: 022 28549303 (for Degree)