Dr. C.V. Raman University -
Phd & Research Program
Phd & Research Program

Dr. C.V. Raman University offers Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program through various disciplines. Award of Ph.D. degree will be made on basis of academic achievements in research work and published work as well as the papers presented in seminars, conferences etc.

The University also encourages interdisciplinary areas through a system of co-supervision and provides excellent opportunities for such programs. The research work shall be original work, characterized either by the discovery of facts or by a fresh approach towards the interpretation and application of facts. It shall demonstrate the candidate’s capacity for critical examination, sound judgment and shall represent the original contribution to the existing knowledge.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is granted for research work in areas recognized by the academic departments of the University. The degree will be awarded in the discipline of the department in which the candidate is registered.


Engineering and Technology (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Computer Science Engineering), Science(Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Botany, Zoology, Microbiology, Geology, Biotechnology), Commerce & Management (Commerce & Management), Education & Physical Education (Education & Physical Education), Arts (Geography, Political Science, Economics, History, Sanskrit, Hindi, English, Sociology, Library & Information Science), Mass Communication (Journalism & Mass Communication), Information Technology (Information Technology & Computer Application).


A candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy must, at the time of application, hold Master's degree with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/PH/VH/category candidates)or an equivalent grade of Deemed University or any other University incorporated by any law for the time being in force and recognized by the University.

Provided that the candidate who has at least 7 years of experience of research/teaching/industry may be permitted to get registered for Ph.D degree, even if he/she does not possess 55% marks at Master degree.

However candidate possessing less than 50% marks at Post Graduate level notwithstanding, anything mentioned above paragraph will not be eligible for Ph.D. registration in the University.


Application form for Ph.D Program must be submitted in the prescribed form at the office of the University on or before the due date declared by University. The short-listed candidates will be intimated for interview as per rules.


The entrance exam for admission to Ph.D program consists of one theory paper of 100 marks having two sections. The duration of examination will be of 2 hours.

  • Section I contains 40 questions (multiple choices) to assess the candidate's general awareness, verbal ability, quantitative ability, data interpretation, analysis, synthesis, reasoning, basics of computing and research aptitude (40 marks)
  • Section II consisting of 30 questions (multiple choices) to assess the candidates capability of defining certain concepts & knowledge from the relevant discipline in which he/she seeks registration as indicated in application form (60 marks).