Preamble

Higher education and research constitute the backbone of University systems as they focus on the promotion of the human mind, the search for truth, the development of knowledge specialists, the evolution of culture, and the betterment of life in all its myriad manifestations.

While graduate education is largely geared to raise the level of employability of students, training them to play leadership roles in providing the services on which a developed society depends, such as chemists, accountants, nurses, social workers, psychologists, museum curators, professors, teachers, and business managers, research is central to our survival and advancement in a digitalized, knowledge-based, global economy.

Don Bosco University has set for itself a clear mission of playing a leading role in research and scholarship while ensuring a first-rate graduate education to our students that will provide them with the tools and skills to become active contributors to their society that nurtures them into agents of transformation of the same society.

Following the time-hallowed traditions of the great universities of the world, this University seeks to make itself a centre for culture, knowledge, research, Intellectual ferment, for critical thinking and analysis of whatever shapes and impacts human life, a centre that influences thinking, planning and policy making on vital aspects of social life such as religion, culture, society, politics, governance, education, health care, etc.

Objective

The objective of the Ph. D. programme of the Assam Don Bosco University is to enable a scholar to undertake research which leads to a contribution to the body of existing knowledge characterized either by the discovery of new facts, solution of unsolved problems, development of new techniques or by reinterpretation of known facts or new solutions to problems. A research scholar who has completed the Ph.D. programme of the University should be capable of undertaking independent research and with further experience, should be able to guide others in research.

Eligibility and Admission

Candidates with at least 55% marks or a CGPA of 6.0 on a scale of 10 for Master’s Degree in the concerned discipline or an allied discipline are eligible to be admitted to the Ph D programme.

Candidates are required to appear for a written test and/or an interview to be conducted by the Board of Research Studies of Assam Don Bosco University. Candidates shall be shortlisted for admission into the programme according to merit determined after giving suitable weightage to the following:

  • marks/grades obtained in the Master’s Degree
  • performance in the test and/or personal interview

The final list of candidates for admission shall be declared on the basis of the number of seats available and the performance of the candidates.

The Written Test

Don Bosco University ‘Aptitude for Research’ Test (DBU-ART) will test the aptitude of the candidates in the following areas:

  • English comprehension
  • Logical and analytical ability
  • awareness of research in the chosen area of study

The written test is not mandatory for a person who

  • has been awarded a fellowship on the basis of a national level examination recognised by UGC
  • has completed at least one year of research in a research laboratory/university/institute of repute
  • has specialized knowledge in the proposed field of research and at least seven years experience of teaching, administration and management after Master’s Degree
  • is a teacher of this University.

Interview

All candidates shall attend a personal interview at which he/she shall be required to discuss his/her research interest/area. At the interview the candidate shall present a research proposal, not exceeding 300 words, which will delineate

  • area of study chosen for research
  • relevance of the proposed research
  • reason for the candidate’s interest in the area

Original Documents to be produced at the time of interview (for verification)

  • Academic documents (mark sheets, certificates from class X onwards)
  • Certificates of work experience (if any)
  • Proof of previous research experience (if any)
  • No objection certificate from the current employer, if currently employed

Course work

  • Candidates admitted for the Ph. D. programme will have to undergo a course work for a minimum period of one semester (six months).
  • Only candidates securing a minimum grade point of 6.00 in the course work will be permitted to continue in the programme.
  • A candidate who is unable to complete the coursework during the allocated course work session may be offered one more opportunity to do so during the subsequent course work session conducted by the University. Fresh admission formalities will have to completed by candidates who fail to complete the course work in two subsequent attempts.

Supervisor

A candidate will be assigned a supervisor by the Board of Research Studies at the time of admission depending on the available specialisations among supervisors registered with the University and the research interest of the student.

Registration

After successful completion of coursework, a candidate shall apply to the University for formal registration in the performa prescribed. The maximum permissible period between the date of admission and the date of formal registration for Ph.D. programme is 18 months.

Thesis

The doctoral candidate will be required to prepare a thesis which will contain his/her research findings. The thesis should be a piece of research-work characterised either by the discovery of new facts or by fresh interpretation of facts or theories. In either case it should evince the candidate’s capacity for critical examination of ideas, original thinking and judgment. It should also be satisfactory as far as its literary presentation is concerned.

Pre-Submission Seminar

When the Supervisor is of the opinion that the thesis is in the final stage of completion, the scholar will be required to give a pre-submission seminar on his research findings.

Submission of Thesis

  • The candidate should have pursued research at the University for not less than two years from the date of registration for the Ph. D. programme, before s/he is eligible to submit the thesis.
  • The candidate is expected to submit his/her thesis within five years of the date of registration.
  • The candidate shall be required to publish one research paper in a referred journal before the submission of the thesis and produce evidence for the same in the form of acceptance letter or the reprint at the time of submission of the thesis.

Award of the Degree

The Ph. D. Degree will be awarded to the candidate based on the evaluation of the thesis by designated examiners and a Viva-Voce examination.

Application Procedure

  1. Obtain the Ph. D. Brochure of Assam Don Bosco University.
    Cost of brochure : Rs. 1000.00
    Postage charges : Rs. 50.00 (if requesting by post)

    Requests by post must be sent to:

    Registrar (Admissions),
    Assam Don Bosco University, Airport Road
    Azara, Guwahati – 781017
    along with
    • a DD for the requisite amount, drawn in favour of “Assam Don Bosco University” payable at Guwahati,
    • yyour name, e-mail id and contact number The brochure may also be purchased online at www.dbuniversity.ac.in
  2. Apply online
    Visit the online application page of Assam Don Bosco University website (www.dbuniversity.ac.in/a), follow the instructions given and enter the required information. When prompted, enter the Application Number and Password that will be provided to you when purchasing the Brochure.
  3. Appear for DBU-ART (Don Bosco University ‘Aptitude for Research’ Test) and/or Personal Interview
    All candidates will be required to attend a personal interview. The dates for the “Aptitude for Research” Test and the interview will be announced on our website.
  4. Take admission before notified date
    All candidates offered admission on the basis of their performance at the Aptitude Test and/or Personal Interview shall be required to pay the requisite fees and take admission before the notified date.

Fees Structure

Indian Students

Admission Fees : Rs. 10,000.00 (payable at admission)
Annual Fees : Rs. 25,000.00 (for Humanities)
Rs. 30,000.00 (for Science and Technology)
Registration Fees : Rs. 15,000.00 (payable at the time of final registration)

Students from Outside India

SAARC Countries

Admission Fees : USD 300 (payable at admission)
Annual Fees : USD 750 (for Humanities)
USD 1000 (for Science and Technology)
Registration Fees : USD 400 (payable at the time of final registration)

Other Countries

Admission Fees : USD 400 (payable at admission)
Annual Fees : USD 1000 (for Humanities)
USD 1250 (for Science and Technology)
Registration Fees : USD 550 (payable at the time of final registration)

Thesis Examination Fee: as notified by the University - payable at the time of submission of thesis.

  • Incentive for faculty members of ADBU - Rs. 10000.00 scholarship annually
  • Fees once paid are not refundable.
  • The Fee Structure prevailing at the time of admission will be valid for the normal period of doctoral research. If the period of research is extended, the Fee Structure prevailing at the time of extension will apply.

Thrust Areas

The thrust areas for research in the University for the current session are as given below:

Biochemistry
  • Protein-Lipid and Protein-Protein Interactions, Macromolecular Crowding
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy, ERP Spectroscopy, Fluorescence Microscopy (FCS, TIRF, CONFOCAL), Enzyme Kinetics
  • Phytochemistry of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Biotechnology
  • Cancer Biology, Tumor, Immunology
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Drug Discovery, Ethnomedicine
Chemical Sciences
  • Green Chemistry and Aqueous Phase Organic Reactions Leading to Novel Biologically Active Molecules and Agrochemicals
  • Synthesis of Novel Heterocycles and Study of their Biological Properties
  • Computational Chemistry and Drug Discovery
  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Nano-materials and Bio-sensors
  • Environmental Chemistry
Civil Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering and Water Resources
  • Geoinformatics
  • Seismic Safety and Vulnerability of Structures
  • Fluid and Soil Structure Interaction
  • Geotechnical and Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
Comparative Religion
  • Themes, Symbols, Myths and Rituals among the World’s Religions
  • Beliefs and Practices Regarding the Sacred, the Numinous, the Spiritual, the Divine
Computer Science and Engineering
  • Real Time Database Systems
  • Digital Image/Signal Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Network and Network Security
Education
  • Educational Leadership and Management
  • Classroom Management, Teacher Supervision
  • Curriculum Development
  • Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • Sociology of Education
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Power Systems, Embedded Systems
  • Optoelectronics
Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Nano-structured sensors
  • Dye-sensitized solar cells
  • Biomedical instrumentation
  • Optoelectronics
  • Embedded systems
Management
  • Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Corporate Governance
  • Marketing Management
Mathematics
  • Number Theory
  • Matrix Differential Equations and Trigonometry
Microbiology
  • Microbial Biotechnology, Ecology, Biodiversity
  • Antibiotics, Biofilm Biology
  • Environmental Remediation
Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Nanophysics
  • Physics of Microscopic Biological Structures
  • Superfluidity and Related Aspects
Social Work
  • Women Empowerment
  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Social Work and its Psychosocial Correlates
  • Rights-based Approaches, Inclusive Development and Community Mobilisation
Zoology
  • Taxonomy and biogeography, ecological studies, conservation genetics, reproductive biology and disease and pathogens of amphibians and reptiles
  • Medical herpetology

Application Procedure

1. Obtain the Ph. D. Brochure (Prospectus) of Assam Don Bosco University
  • Cost of brochure : Rs. 1000.00
  • Postage charges : Rs. 50.00 (if requesting by post)
  • Phytochemistry of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Requests by post must be sent to

Registrar (Admissions)
Assam Don Bosco University
Airport Road, Azara, Guwahati – 781017

along with

  a)  a DD for the requisite amount, drawn in favour of “Assam Don Bosco University” payable at Guwahati,

  b)  your name, e-mail id and contact number

The brochure may also be purchased online at www.dbuniversity.ac.in/a. You may also register directly at the application portal (see step 2) and make the payment of Application Fees online.

2. Apply online

Visit the online application portal of Assam Don Bosco University website (www.dbuniversity.ac.in/a), register yourself using a valid e-mail ID. Follow the “Steps for Application” given on the portal. Either make the Application Fee payment online or Submit the application using the Prospectus ID and Prospectus Key.

3. Appear for DBU-ART (Don Bosco University ‘Aptitude for Research’ Test) and/or Personal Interview

All candidates will be required to attend a personal interview. The dates for the “Aptitude for Research” Test and the interview will be announced on our website.

4. Take admission before notified date

All candidates offered admission on the basis of their performance at the Aptitude Test and/or Personal Interview shall be required to pay the requisite fees and take admission before the notified date.

Important Dates:

Last date for application online : 31 January 2017
Entrance Test and Interview (tentative) : 27 February - 4 March 2017
Commencement of Coursework (tentative) : 3 April 2017

Exact dates for Entrance Test and Interviews and commencement of course work will be announced on our website.

 

For further information, please contact
Director of Doctoral Studies : +919436101222
Web : www.dbuniversity.ac.in
e-mail : admissions@dbuniversity.ac.in
Assam Don Bosco University
Airport Road, Azara, Guwahati – 781017, ASSAM
Web : www.dbuniversity.ac.in
Phone : +919435545754, +91361 2139291/92
Fax : +91361 2841949

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