Admission process

The following guidelines governing award of degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) is in accordance with the Ph.D. Regulations 2010 of the University of Mysore, Mysore. The course work framed by the UOM conducted during pre-registration in the compulsory courses for all the candidates seeking admissions for the Ph.D program.

  1. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria for the Ph.D. program can submit the application to SDM RCMS, SDMIMD, Mysore. The application form and doctoral program brochure of SDMRCMS is available at the Institute on payment of Rs. 1000. The candidates will be informed about the Admissions Entrance Test as and when the notification is released by the University of Mysore, Mysore to appear for the same. Candidates applying directly to the University of Mysore, Mysore should indicate their choice of SDM RCMS as the research center in the Ph.D. entrance exam application. Any fee to be paid to UOM for application or enrolment has to be paid by the candidate at the time of submission of application.
  2. Candidates qualified for University Grants Commission – Junior Research Fellow (UGC-JRF) or with M.Phil. Degree completed having entered the program through an prescribed entrance exam are exempted from Admission Entrance Test conducted by the University of Mysore, Mysore, and they can directly apply to SDM RCMS.
  3. The Doctoral Committee constituted as per the norms indicated under 3.1 and 3.2 of the University Ph.D. regulations 2010 will govern the Doctoral Program of SDM RCMS. The selection of the candidate for the program is at the discretion of the Doctoral Committee of SDM RCMS, SDMIMD, Mysore.
  4. The doctoral committee will allocate the recognized guide for the program considering the regulation laid by the University Ph.D. regulations 2010 in para 3 and 4.
  5. The doctoral program of SDM RCMS, SDMIMD, Mysore, will commence only after the successful completion of the prescribed Research Course Work of the University of Mysore, Mysore.
  6. The provisionally registered candidates shall undergo research course work at UOM for a minimum duration of 15 class contact hours on the subjects stipulated by the University of Mysore for the purpose.
    Provisional Registration — Course Work
            Paper 1: Advanced Research Methodology
            Paper 2: Review of Literature
  7. After successful completion of course works, the candidates are required to finalize the title of the thesis in consultation with the guide and then submit the application for registration with the details synopsis to the Directorate of Research, University of Mysore, Mysore, through SDM RCMS and attend the pre-registration colloquium conducted by the Doctoral Committee.
  8. On successful completion of the registration and colloquium requirements, the candidate must remit refundable caution deposit of Rs. 30,000 to SDMIMD. The Ph.D registration process should be taken care as indicated in 6.6 to 6.10 of the regulations of UOM. Refundable caution deposit will be returned after the completion of the program or earlier termination of the arrangement with SDM RCMS.
  9. At the discretion of the Doctoral Committee, the candidate will be required to attend 10 contact sessions of One hour each on the selected Doctoral course works spread over two (2) terms conducted by SDM RCMS. Candidates are required to remit a fee of Rs. 30,000 for each term to SDMIMD for the said course. In case of candidates who have adequate academic / work experience, the requirement of attending classes may be waived by the doctoral committee of SDMIMD. However, all the candidates are required to go through the examination process for the selection of subjects, along with performance assessment exercises.
  10. The candidates are required to obtain grades in the selected subjects of the Doctoral course work in both the term to the satisfaction of the respective guides and in any case, the grade cannot be lower than ‘B’ grade (or 60%) in the subjects. If this requirement is not met, the guide may ask the candidate to redo these course by appearing in a separate examination and undergoing orientation by paying a fee of RS.10,000 per subject. Again, the decision of Doctoral committee will be final in this matter.
  11. Every candidate is required to pay an annual fee of Rs. 20,000 to SDMIMD, during the tenure of the program.
  12. The candidates registered for Ph.D as above have to submit their progress report once in six months. Added to this, they have to make a presentation before the guide and/or Doctoral Committee at least once in six months. The progress report of the research work with the prescribed tuition fee should be submitted to the Director of Research, University of Mysore, Mysore, through SDM Research Center for Management Studies, once in a year within one month of completion of the year. Failure to submit the report will entail cancellation of the registration. Please refer clause 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4.
  13. The candidates have to publish at least one paper in a refereed journal every year of the period leading to the final submission of the thesis. These papers should be under the broad topical area of the thesis.
  14. On satisfactory completion of research work and subject to the approval from the guide, the candidate can go through the formalities of University of Mysore, Ph.D. regulations process indicated in clause 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 to submit the thesis.
  15. The candidate will full-fill the requirements for the thesis submission indicated by the UOM regulations in clauses 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 and submit the thesis as per the guidelines for Doctoral Research in Page No’s from 12 to 16 of the UOM regulations.
  16. The thesis submitted along with necessary enclosures will be forwarded to the Directorate of Research, University of Mysore, Mysore, through SDM RCMS, Mysore for further evaluation. The results will be conveyed as per the information from the Directorate of Research, University of Mysore, Mysore.
  17. All other rules will be as per the regulations of the University of Mysore from time to time. The above guidelines/regulations are subject to change based on the decisions taken by the Doctoral Committee.
  18. All candidates will have to adhere to the rules of SDM RCMS in respect of conduct and procedures, framed from time to time, and any failure to adhere to these requirements could result in discontinuation of the program.
  19. Candidates making an application for this program will have to sign a declaration that they have understood the rules in its entirety and that they will conduct themselves in a proper manner.

Please note

The progress report of the research work with the prescribe tuition fee should be submitted to the Director of Research, UOM, Mysore, through SDM Research Centre for Management Studies, SDMIMD, Mysore, once in a year within one month of completion of year. Failure to submit the report will entail cancellation of the registration. Please refer clause 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4.

The Regulations/Guidelines of the UOM is also available in the UOM website
http://www.uni-mysore.ac.in/assets/downloads2011/july/Ph.D-regulations-2010-Copy .pdf

Please refer the clauses mentioned for the respective Universities for details about the process

Process Involved

University of Mysore, Mysore
(as per the regulations for the Academic Year 2010 onwards)

Application

Please refer 5.4

Admission Test

Candidates qualified for University Grants Commission – Junior Research Fellow (UGC-JRF) or with M.Phil. Degree completed having entered the program through an prescribed entrance exam are exempted from Admission Entrance Test.

For rest other Please refer clause 5.5

Interview

Please refer clause 5.6

Allocation of Guide

Please refer clause 5.6 & 5.7

Enrollment

Please refer clause 5.7

Pre-registration Course Work

Please refer clause 6.1

Exam

Please refer clause 6.2 & 6.3

Synopsis Presentation

Please refer clause 6.4 & 6.5

Registration

Please refer clause 6.6, 6.7, 6.9;
Foreign candidates please refer clause 6.10 also

Doctoral Program Course 1
(in Term I)

Conducted by SDM RCMS, SDMIMD, Mysore

Doctoral Program Course 2
(in Term II)

Conducted by SDM RCMS, SDMIMD, Mysore

Review and Presentation

Please refer clause 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 & 7.4

Pre-submission Presentation

Please refer clause 8.1

Thesis Submission

Please refer clause 8.2 & 8.3

Evaluation

Please refer clause 8.4, 8.5, 8.6 & 8.7

Result

Please refer clause 8.8 & 8.9