Depending upon the position of vacant seats in the various disciplines, admission to Ph.D. Programme will take place in July session every year. The admission schedule will be announced through advertisement on the AU website and/or in national newspapers for session indicating the Disciplines, which are on offer during the session. All applications in the prescribed format shall be received at the Research Unit of AU by duly notified dates. The applications will be submitted through On line mode.
The schedule of the admission related activities like getting the position of the vacant seats from the Disciplines offering Ph.D. Programme, notification of the advertisement on the website/ newspaper, last date of submission of application, setting and moderation of Entrance Test Question Papers, fixing the date of the entrance examination, evaluation of the answer scripts, Meeting of the Doctoral Research Committee, School Board for the purpose of finalization of the admission, meeting of the RC/RCSC, uploading the results on the website, etc., will be prepared by the Research Unit.
The Entrance test for admission to the Research Degree Programmes will be conducted by Registrar (Evaluation) with the support of Research Unit and Computer Division or any other nodal agency decided by the University Authorities from time to time. Accordingly the various preparatory activities pertaining to the entrance test like arrangement of question papers, issue of Hall Tickets to the candidates, conduct of examination etc. will be undertaken by Evaluation Section of the University.
Students Evaluation Division will get the answer scripts of entrance test evaluated centrally with the help of approved list of evaluators provided by the Schools of Studies. After evaluation, the subject-wise merit list of the candidates will be prepared by Evaluation Section and will be sent to Research Unit which in turn will be sent to the Schools of Studies along with the schedule of admission.
Students enrolled in Ph.D. Programme may work on full-time basis or on part-time basis at the University as per the Clause 8.5 of AU Regulations for conducting Research Degree Programmes.
The proposal for change from part-time to full-time or vice versa will have to be approved by the Doctoral Research Committee and the School Board and placed before the RCSC/RC for approval. The decision of the RCSC/RC in this matter will be final.
The duration of the programme will be counted from the date of commencement of the academic session or from the date of admission letter whichever is later.