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UGC Issued new Rules for the Ph.D. degree

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued new rules for Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) degrees.

The commission introduced changes in eligibility criteria, admission procedures, and evaluation methods for doctoral programs at colleges and universities.

Ph.D. admissions: Here are the new guidelines

Holders of a four-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 7.5 can join doctoral programs.

Applicants who have completed their first and second year of postgraduate studies after completing a four-year program are also eligible.


Candidates who are pursuing or have completed an MPhil will continue to be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programs.


Working professionals can attend research courses on a part-time basis. Candidates will have to submit a ‘No Objection Certificate (NOC)’ from their employers.
The UGC has also introduced a 5% relaxation in marks for the new EWS category for admission.


The mandatory requirement to publish scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals for submitting a dissertation has been abolished.


Faculty members will not be able to supervise new researchers.
faculty members who have served less than three years prior to retirement are not permitted to supervise new researchers.

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