Are you driven to achieve the highest levels of academic accomplishment within your specialized field? Brainware University extends an invitation for the academic year 2023-24, presenting PhD courses that serve as a catalyst for scholars to pioneer groundbreaking research and drive the frontiers of knowledge forward. For comprehensive insights into our PhD programs, including eligibility prerequisites and the admission procedure at Brainware University, kindly refer to the details provided below or reach out to our dedicated admissions office. Step into Brainware University and commence an expedition towards academic brilliance and impactful research!
(1) Candidates who have completed:
(2) Candidates who have completed:
The Entrance Test will be as follows:
|SECTION 1 – GENERAL||Section 1 shall be common to all candidates for testing their aptitude in research by covering questions from following areas for research methodology:
||50 Questions of 1 mark each||50 marks|
|SECTION 2 – SUBJECT SPECIFIC||Section 2 shall be Programme / Subject Specific as per applied Ph.D. programme of the applicant. This section shall be divided into two parts – 25 questions shall be purely from the PhD Programme subject & 25 questions from either the PhD Programme subject or any related and offered allied field.||50 Questions of Master’s level of 1 mark each||50 marks|
|INTERVIEW BY DEPARTMENTAL RESEARCH COMMITTEE (DRC)||50 marks|
|Ph.D. Programs Offered||Intake||Subjects from which candidates can be eligible|
|Computational Science||5||Masters in Computer Applications, Computer Science, Information Technology, Physics, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Statistics and other related subjects.|
|Biotechnology||8||Masters in Biotechnology, Zoology, Botany, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master Degree in Medical Sciences and other related subjects.|
|Pharmaceutical Technology||4||Master in Pharmacy (approved by Pharmacy Council of India, New Delhi) with the specialization in anyone like Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance etc.|
|Law||4||Master in Law (LL.M)|
|Mathematics||2||Masters in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Physics and other related subjects.|
|Electronics and Communication||4||Masters in ECE, Electronics, Computer Science, Information Technology, Physics and other related subjects.|
To apply for the Ph.D. programme of the University, eligible candidates may apply online using credit/debit card for payment. Further, the candidate should download and print the application form available on our website and submit hardcopy to the office.
Incomplete applications or applications received without all required enclosures (As defined in Application form) are liable to be rejected / may not be processed.
|S. No.||Description||Time period||University Fee||Remarks|
|1||Application Processing Fee||Rs.2000/-||One Time|
|2||Publication of result, Guide allocation and payment of Course Work and Library fees||On any working day [28.12.2023-10.01.2024]||Rs.40000/- + Rs.10000/- (Library) = Rs.50000/-||One Time|
|3||Payment of semester fees (first semester)||On any working day [08.08.2024-18.08.2024]||Rs.50000/-||Per Semester|
|4||Payment of fees for PhD Registration||On any working day [04.09.2024-09.09.2024]||Rs.20000/-||One Time|
|5||Payment of semester fees (second semester): Progress Seminar_1||On any working day [03.02.2025-08.02.2025]||Rs.50000/-||Per Semester|
|6||Payment of semester fees (third semester): Progress Seminar_2||On any working day [04.08.2025-09.08.2025]||Rs.50000/-||Per Semester|
|7||Payment of semester fees (fourth semester): Progress Seminar_3||On any working day [02.02.2026-07.02.2026]||Rs.50000/-||Per Semester|
|8||Payment of semester fees (fifth semester ): Progress Seminar_4||On any working day [03.08.2026-08.08.2026]||Rs.50000/-||Per Semester|
|9||Payment of fees (sixth semester) and any other fees/dues) and Pre submission presentations in respective DRC||On any working day [01.02.2027-06.02.2027]||Rs.50000/-||Per Semester|
|10||Submission of Thesis||On any working day [02.08.2027-07.08.2027]||Rs.20000/-||One Time|
|11||After Sixth Semester, every additional Semester till the completion||Rs.50000/-|
|12||Re-Registration fees during extension beyond stipulated time||Rs.20000/-|
Credit requirements, number, duration, syllabus, minimum standards for completion, etc.
|Semester||Plan of Action|
[Course Work (12 Credits) as follows:
|2||Literature survey; Gap identification; Work on research proposal|
|3||Research Work (Reviews/ Theoretical/ Experimental)|
|4||Research Work (Reviews/ Theoretical/ Experimental)|
|5||Research Work (Reviews/ Theoretical/ Experimental) Preparation of Pre–Submission Seminar|
|6||Pre – submission seminar followed by submission of thesis|
N.B: The Ph.D. Programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years (including course work) and a maximum of 6 years. The programme is divided into 6 semesters (The time period of each semester is 6 months). Research work should result in presentation of papers in national/ international conferences together with publication in peer-reviewed Journals of repute.
Failing to submit the thesis in the prescribed period of time, extension may be granted to him on the terms and conditions prescribed by UGC and the university has sole discretion in this regard. On expiry of the period, the registration of the candidate shall automatically stand cancelled but in this context, he or she may be considered by university in a genuine case of delay.
|Time Activity Chart for PhD Scholars|
|1.||Advertisement for applications for PhD (Faculty/Department along with the subjects and available seats are to be mentioned depending on the availability of supervisors)||November, 2023|
|1(a)||Issue of application forms||01.11.2023 to 30.11.2023|
|1(b)||Last date for receipt of complete Online application form||04.12.2023|
|1(c)||Last date for submission of hard copy of Application form with all enclosures||06.12.2023|
|2.||PhD Entrance Examination and Publication of Merit List||December, 2023|
|2(a)||BWU-PET Entrance Examination||08.12.2023|
|2(b)||Publication of list of Eligible candidates for Interview||14.12.2023|
|2(c)||Viva-voce on Proposed Research Area along with plan of work (250 words) before Interview Panel (Offline)||20.12.2023 & 21.12.2023|
|3. (a)||Publication of merit list and Guide allocation||27.12.2023|
|(b)||Payment of Course Work fees||28.12.2023 to 10.01.2024|
|(c)||Date of Joining/ Induction activities at Campus/Commencement of Classes||15.01.2024|
|4.||Ph.D. Course work classes are to be held (January):||January,2024|
|5.||Ph.D. Course work classes are to be held (February):||February,2024|
|6.||Ph.D. Course work classes are to be held (March):||March,2024|
|7.||Ph.D. Course work classes are to be held (April):||April,2024|
|8.||Ph.D. Course work classes are to be held (May):||May,2024|
|9.||Ph.D. Course work classes are to be held (June-July):||June,2024- till 15.07. 2024|
|10.||For full time/part time PhD scholar, course work classes will be held on every Friday and Saturday [ 10.00 am - 5 pm (Proposed)].|
|11.||Course work Examination||4th week of July,2024|
|12.||Publication of result of Course Work Examination||End of 1st week of August,2024|
|13.||Payment of first semester fees||Within 10 working days [08.08.2024-18.08.2024]|
|14.||Submission of Synopsis||3rd week of August,2024|
|15.||Synopsis presentations in respective DRC||4th week of August,2024|
|16.||Payment of Registration fees and Registration||On any working day[04.09.2024-09.09.2024]|
|17.||Payment of second semester fees: Progress Seminar_1||On any working day [03.02.2025-08.02.2025]|
|18.||Payment of third semester fees: Progress Seminar_2||On any working day [04.08.2025-09.08.2025]|
|19.||Payment of fourth semester fees: Progress Seminar_3||On any working day [02.02.2026-07.02.2026]|
|20.||Payment of fifth semester fees: Progress Seminar_4||On any working day [03.08.2026-08.08.2026]|
|21.||Payment of fees (Sixth semester fees, and any other fees/dues) and Pre submission presentations in respective DRC||On any working day [01.02.2027-06.02.2027]|
|22.||Payment of fees and Submission of Thesis||On any working day [02.08.2027-07.08.2027]|
|23.||Provisional Award of PhD Degree (Expected)||By 1st week of November,2027|
|24.||Formal Award of Degree during next University Convocation|
A 1-year/2-semester master’s degree programme after a 4-year/8-semester master’s degree programme or a 2-year/4-semester master’s degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or equivalent qualification from a foreign educational institution accredited by an assessment and accreditation agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of the educational institution. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time. Provided that a candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.
The Ph.D. Application forms are accepted twice a year i.e.
Visit the website for necessary information.
If you are in a job, then it is mandatory for you to produce a NOC from your employer at the time of joining.
1] The admission shall be based on the criteria notified by the institution, keeping in view the guidelines/norms in this regard issued by the UGC and other statutory/regulatory bodies concerned, and taking into account the reservation policy of the Central/State Government from time to time.
Admission to the Ph.D. programme shall be made using the following methods:
The entrance test shall be of one and half hour duration and of hundred marks consisting of 100 objective types questions on
SECTION 1 – GENERAL: 50 Questions of 1 mark each [50 marks]
Section 1 shall be common to all candidates for testing their aptitude in research by covering questions from following areas for research methodology:
SECTION 2 – SUBJECT SPECIFIC: 50 Questions of Master’s level of 1 mark each [ 50 marks]
Section 2 shall be Program / Subject Specific as per applied Ph.D. program of the applicant. This section shall be divided into two parts – 25 questions shall be purely from the PhD Program subject & 25 questions from either the PhD Program subject or any related and offered allied field.
Following parameters are considered for selection to a PhD Program at Brainware:
No, you have to go through the entire selection process.
No, Brainware University does not offer Ph.D. Programs on distance mode.
Research topic is conceptualized by the candidate. It can however be modified with the help of the appointed supervisor and Co-supervisor. It is finally approved by the Competent Authority of the University.
Not necessarily. You are allowed to modify/ improve upon your research idea with the help of your appointed supervisor /Co-supervisor after registering for the PhD program.
Hostel facility may be offered to full time research scholars subject to availability. Here, preference is given to undergraduate and graduate students.
For full time/part time PhD scholars, classes will be held on every Friday and Saturday during coursework between 10.00 am - 5 pm(proposed).
The supervisor and Co-supervisor are decided by the Departmental Research Committee (DRC). The supervisor should be a whole time faculty member of Brainware University.
No, unless the supervisor himself becomes unavailable for certain reasons.
No, but we prefer at least two publications in peer reviewed Journals and two papers in conference proceedings.
Yes, only Full- Time PhD scholars are eligible to apply for it after their selection to the PhD program. The Brainware university awards Fellowships to brilliant young researchers and scientists. The candidate must have GATE/SET/NET/SLET first class (75%) academic record throughout up to Masters’ degree from recognized Universities.The Brainware Fellowship will be given to only those candidates who are not getting fellowship from any other source and who meet the above eligibility criteria. Decisions regarding Brainware Fellowship award, are made entirely by the management and are not fixed. The Fellowship amount varies from 15,000/- to 18,000/- per month according to the merit and research experience of the candidate. For further details, please visit Brainware website.
1] Ph.D. Programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work, and a maximum duration of six (6) years from the date of admission to the Ph.D. programme.
2] A maximum of an additional two years can be given through a process of re-registration as per the Statute/Ordinance of the Higher Educational Institution concerned; provided, however, that the total period for completion of a Ph.D. programme should not exceed eight years from the date of admission in the Ph.D. programme. Provided further that, female Ph.D. scholars and Persons with Disabilities (having more than 40% disability) may be allowed an additional relaxation of two (2) years; however, the total period for completion of a Ph.D. programme in such cases should not exceed ten years from the date of admission in the Ph.D. programme.
3] Female Ph.D. Scholars may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave for up to 240days in the entire duration of the Ph.D. programme.