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Ph.d. Research Regulations Part-3

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Research work (in a chart form), expected outcome/deliverables, and a brief bibliography. The Research proposal meeting is open to all where non - DC members also may be present.Th is is considered as the 1 st Seminar by the research s cholar.The Research Proposal meeting of the DC shall be conducted within TWO years of registration of the research scholar. Any delay in conducting the Research Proposal meeting s hall be got approved by the Chairman DC and should be informed to the Dean(Research) of the University . The research scholar shall make suitable modifications ,course corrections in the research work incorporating the suggestions of the DC in the Research Proposal meeting .

14 . Enrolment 

All research scholars , are required to enroll each semester on the stipulated date till the submission of thesis . Payment of the requisite fees and approval by the academic head of the College of the satisfactory progress of research work are pre - requisites for enrollment. T he enrolment will be completed only after successful completion of progress meeting during the year/ semester. The enrolment will be cancelled if the progress is not satisfactory.

15 . Duration for completion of research to wards Ph.D 

The minimum period of study and research for regular full time research scholars under Kerala Technological University from the da te of registration for the Ph. D to the date of submission of the thesis shall be 24 M onths . Research Scholars sho uld submit the thesis within 5 years from the date of registration. The Doctoral Committee may extend the period of submission of the thesis by further 2 years for regular full time research scholars . For research scholars under external registration, an a dditional year [ 5+2+1 = a total of eight years ] may be allowed for submission of thesis.

16 . Withdrawal 

A scholar may be permitted by the Dean ( Research ) to withdraw from the programme for a semester or longer for reasons of ill health or on other valid grounds duly recommended by the Doctoral Committee. Normally , a scholar will be permitted to discontinue from the programme only for a maximum continuous period of two semesters.

17 . Cancellation 

The registration of a research scholar whose progress is not found to be satisfactory by the Doctoral Committee or who has not enrolled is liable to be cancelled. The registration of a research scholar who has not submitted his/her thesis before the end of the maxim um permissible pe riod as in Section 15 above w ill be cancelled. Once cancelled, t he registration may be revived only with the explicit permission of the Vice Chancellor of the University.

18 . Publication of Research Output

For a research scholar to submit the synopsis on completion of the resear ch , there must be visible research output by way of publications in reputed Journals and conferences. A list of Sc ience Citation Index Journals [SCI journals] shall be prepared by every department /College for guidance . Award of Patents may also be taken a s valid research output in lieu of publications . The DC takes decisions on such matters and such decisions shall be got ratified by the Dean(Research) of the University. A research scholar is expected to publis h at least one paper in a n SCI Science Citati on Index [SCI] journal and another one in an international /national conference conducted by societies of impeccable reputation. A list of such conferences shall also be collected by the department.

1 9 . Submission of Synopsis

On satisfactory completion of the presc ribed courses, the comprehensive examination and the research work, the scholar shall submit the requisite copies of the S ynopsis of his/her research work in the r equired format through the Research Supervisor (s) and the Academic Hea d of the College/ De partment to the Dean( Research ) of the University for consideration by the Doctoral Committee. Prior to submission of the S ynopsis, the scholar is required to give a second seminar talk of a minimum of 45 minutes duration on his / her research work. Further, t he scholar should have at least one paper either published or accepted for publication in a journal as specified in Section 1 8 . The rese arch scholar shall present the Sy nopsis before the Doctoral Committee. The Doctoral Committee on consideration of the work content and its quality decides on the acceptance or otherwise of the Synopsis . On acceptance of the Synopsis,the DC permit s the research scholar to submit the thesis . DC also recommend s a panel of at least eight ex am iners from outside the College/Department to the Dean(Research) of the University . It is mandatory that the examiners recommended in the panel should be of good reputation and must be from national Institutes or Laboratories and may include those of goo d professional standing from foreign U niversities.

20 . Submission of Thesis 

The scholars should submit the synopsis along with first draft of thesis in hard and soft copies at the synopsis meeting. However, a maximum of two month s’ time will be given to improve the thesis and to incorporate change s /suggestions made by the DC before the final submission . The re search scholar shall, within two month s of acceptance of the Synopsis, submit requisite copies of the thesis . The .....continued.....
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