Entrance test for MPhil and Ph.D. will be held online

The Mumbai University has imposed a cap on the duration of the research

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Henceforth, the entrance test for MPhil and Ph.D. will be held online from this academic year. On Friday, Mumbai University revised some rules on Ph.D. and MPhil through the Vice-Chancellor’s directives.

The new exam will consist of two tests comprising of 50 objective questions each totalling 100 marks. This exam will be conducted once a year and the score will be valid for three years. As per the University officials, one paper will focus on research patterns while the second paper will be based on the subjects of that particular candidate's postgraduate course.

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Along with this, the Mumbai University has set a limit for aspirants to complete their work. Where MPhil students will get a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years to complete their work, Ph.D. students will get at least three years and maximum of six years to complete their work. Meanwhile, women and physically challenged researchers will get a year’s extension for MPhil and two years for Ph.D.

MU Vice-Chancellor Suhas Pednekar added that the actual period of completing Ph.D. work is of six years, but depending on the case, one will get an extension of six years for the same.

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During the post-evaluation process, the University library will submit an electronic copy of students’ thesis to Inflibnet (Inter-university network), which will be then accessible to all institutions and colleges.

The UGC’s policy aim is to maintain the standards of Ph.D. research work because of which, it continues to revise rules. The MU is also following in its footsteps,” Dr. Suhas Pednekar, Vice-Chancellor, Mumbai University.

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