PhD 2020 at PGI Chandigarh: Correction window activated
Now, candidates who by any chance had submitted incorrect info in the application forms; can edit their application forms at the official website of PGI Chandigarh.
|Date of Uploading Prospectus and Registration Online Application through web portal.||06.11.2019||Wednesday|
|Last Date for Registration of Online Application||24.11.2019||Wednesday|
|Date & Time of Online Exam (CBT)||10.12.2019 at 09:00 AM||Tuesday|
|Expected Date & Time of Declaration of Result||16.12.2019 at 04:00 PM||Monday|
|Date & Time of Counseling||23.12.2019 at 03:00 PM||Monday|
Application Processing and Examination Fees
* General/OBC Category: Rs. 1500/- Plus Transaction charges as applicable.
* SC/ST Category: Rs. 1200/- Plus Transaction charges as applicable.
Mode of Payment: Through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking
All applicants are advised to read the Prospects and help Manual carefully before starting online registration and ensure that no column is left blank. In the event of rejection of the Applications Form, no correspondence/request for re- consideration, will be entertained. Applicants are also advised to download and take a print of the Registration Form.
They should retain a copy of Registration Form till the completion of Admission Process.
SUMMARY OF EXAMINATION PATTERN
|01||Mode of Examination||Computer Based Test(CBT) [Online]|
|02||Duration of Examination||90 Minutes Part I & II|
|03||Date of Examination||10th December, 2019|
|04||Number of Shifts||01(One)|
|05||Timing of Examination||09:00 AM to 10:30 AM (90 Minutes)|
|06||Location of Examination Centres||Chandigarh(Tri City)|
|07||Language of Paper||English|
|08||Type of Examination||Objective Type(MCQ)|
|09||Type of Objective Questions||Multiple Choice Questions(MCQs)|
|10||Distribution of Questions||Aptitude Tests Covering General Science, English, Biostatistics and Research Methodology = 30 Marks|
Specialty theory Test( multiple choice questions for the respective theory) = 50 Marks
Medical MBBS level or;
Non Medical Sciences or;
Social & Behavioral Sciences
|11||Marking Scheme||Correct Answer: One Marks(+): 1|
Incorrect Answer: Minus one-fourth(-): 1/4
Unanswered/Marked for Review: 0
|12||Method of Cut-Off||At least General/OBC/Spon/FN category: 40 marks and SC/ST category: 36 marks for eligible.|
|13||Method of resolving ties||Read concerned section|
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR Ph.D COURSES
1. General Eligibility:
A Candidate seeking admission to the course for study leading to the award of a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy must possess at least one of the following qualifications:
A. Medical Qualification
MBBS/MDS/Master of Physio-therapist with minimum 55% aggregate marks or MD/MS in the subject concerned or Diplomat of National Board of Examination. A “Failure” in the examination, “Compartment” or “Re-appear” in the examination will constitute an attempt. Candidates who have obtained MBBS/MD/MS /MDS/Master of Physio-therapist degree from Medical Colleges which are not recognized by the Medical Council of India are not eligible to apply.
B. Non Medical/Life Sciences/Social Behavioral Sciences
The candidates with the following qualifications will be eligible:
a) The candidates who have passed M.Sc/MA/Masters in Engineering or its equivalent/examination with at least 60 % marks in the subjects mentioned below: from the colleges/institutes recognized by the UGC are eligible.
Non Medical/Life Sciences
A degree of Master of Sciences (M.Sc) or Master in Veterinary Science (M.V.Sc.) or M.Sc. (Laboratory Technology) or M.Sc (Speech & Hearing) in subjects allied to Medical Sciences such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Human Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Immunology, Life Sciences including Botany, Zoology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Organic Chemistry, Anthropology & M.Sc (Human Genomics), ME/M.Tech.
Social Behavioral Sciences
The candidates with the following subjects are eligible for Social Behavioural Sciences, Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Nursing, Nutrition, Child Development. MA/M.Sc/M.Phil in Health Promotion/Education, Health Management, Epidemiology, Environmental Health/Environmental Sciences and Public Health Nutrition/Applied Nutrition/Food & Nutrition, Health Economics/Applied Economics/Economics, Public Health / Community Health and MPH. Post graduation in Law i.e. LLM and its equivalent qualification.
b) Have qualified NET examination (with fellowship only) conducted by UGC, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) examination conducted by, Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, ICMR-JRF/ ICMR - SRF /DBT-JRF /DBT- SRF/Graduate aptitude test (GATE), INSPIRE fellowship /UGC-JRF/UGCSRF/CSIR - JRF/CSIR- SRF/DST - JRF/DST –SRF/GPAT(within two years only). Attested copy of the result must be attached. If the candidate fails to produce the proof of his/her eligibility as per above qualification before one week of the entrance examination, his/her candidature will not be considered an entire responsibility for the same will lie on the candidate.
* Candidates with the fellowship in the project from (Either independent or in Extramural Project are NOT exempted from examinations.
2. For Sponsored Candidates
Candidate applying for admission as a sponsored/deputed candidate is required to furnish the following Certificates with his/her application from his/her employer for admission to the course.
a. That the candidate concerned is an employee of the deputing/sponsoring authority and should have been working for three years.
b. That after getting the training at PGI, Chandigarh, and the candidate will be suitably employed by the deputing/ sponsoring authority to work at l e a s t for five years in the specialty in which the training is received by the candidate at PGI, Chandigarh.
c. That no financial implications in the form of emoluments/ stipend etc. will devolve upon PGI, Chandigarh during the entire period of his/her course. Such payment will be responsibility of the
Deputation/Sponsorship of any candidate by private hospitals, institutes or nursing homes are not accepted. The sponsoring Institute should not nominate more than one candidate for a
specialty. Sponsorship/deputation of candidates will be accepted only from the following:
a. Central or State Government Departments/Institutions
b. Autonomous Bodies of the Central or State Government
c. Public sector colleges affiliated to universities and recognized by the MCI. In case of candidate deputed/sponsored by the Govt. Medical College affiliated to Universities and recognized by Medical Council of India, deputation/sponsorship certificate signed by the Principal of Medical College concerned only shall be accepted.
Deputed/Sponsored candidates are also required to appear in the selection test. Deputed/sponsored candidates selected for admission to any course of the Institute are required to make their own arrangement for stay during the period of their studies.
3. For Foreign National
A candidate applying for admission as a Foreign National candidate is required to take the print out of the online application form and furnish the relevant certificates are required to route their application through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi. An advance copy must be submitted at PGIMER, Chandigarh before the last date of receipt of applications, However applications of such candidates will be processed after receipt of the same through diplomatic channels. These candidates are also required to appear in the entrance examination along with other candidates. A separate merit list of for these candidates will be prepared within their own group. There will be another separate merit list for Bhutanese nationals, apart from the list for foreign national seats. Selection of candidates will be made on merit based on their performance in the entrance examination.
NOTE: Candidate possessing Master Degree through distance learning courses shall not be eligible.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING
Before applying, the candidates are advised to go through the admission notice displayed at the PGI website and published in the press carefully. Fill in the application form online in accordance with the instructions. Please ensure that no column is left blank. Incomplete applications will not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained.
a) A list of the faculty members who are willing to take Ph.D students and how many seats are available under them is displayed on the PGI website i.e. www.pgimer.edu.in. The Annexure – 6 is required to be recommended specifically by the concerned faculty member.
b) Applicants for Ph.D. course who have already fellowship, should choose department and the faculty member (under whose guidance he/she desires to undergo Ph.D. program) and indicate the same on application form. Candidate can apply only in one department.
c) The guide will have the option to accept or not to accept the candidate, who opts to do Ph.D. under that particular faculty member. The candidate may opt. only one faculty member.
d) The candidates carrying their own fellowship from various funding agencies and the In-service medical faculty of PGI will be exempted from the entrance tests and will appear for counselling
Please take printout of the duly filled Online Application Form by logging in with your login id and password. Affix the same passport size photograph (which was uploaded with the online form) on it.
It is mandatory for all the PhD applicants to fill and submit the Annexure – 6 (placed below) (recommendations of the concerned faculty member of PGIMER, Chandigarh under whom he/she
wants to pursue his/her PhD) along with print out of duly filled online form and required certificates in Room No. 308, 2nd Floor, Training Branch, Kairon Block, PGI, Chandigarh at least 15 days before the date of entrance exam. Applications without the requisite Annexure-6 will not be considered.
It is mandatory for the PhD applicants who wish to apply as Research Scheme Employees to fill the Annexure-5 (placed below). Necessary annexure are placed below.
CATEGORIES OF CANDIDATES ELIGIBLE FOR REGISTRATION
The following categories are eligible for registration to PhD programme of the Institute:
1. Candidates who are holding their own fellowship from, Joint CSIR-UGC NET for JRF, ICMR-JRF/ ICMR - SRF /DBT-JRF /DBT- SRF/Graduate aptitude test (GATE), INSPIRE fellowship /UGC-JRF/UGCSRF/CSIR - JRF/CSIR- SRF/DST - JRF/DST SRF/GPAT fellowship to undergo Ph.D. Programme.
2. Candidates supported by the faculty of the Institute through respective faculty’s extramural project fund. Faculty has to ensure the support to the candidate through the entire period of Ph.D. program (3-5 years). The candidate can do Ph.D. only under the same faculty member who would support his/her candidature. The list of faculty members who have an extramural funding available and are keen to take Ph.D. student, as per their entitlement under the relevant rules, is available on PGI website. Limited PGI fellowships are available which will be awarded strictly on merit basis.
3.In Service Candidates.
4. Deputed/Sponsored candidates
* Candidates who have qualified in above said examinations at Sr. No. 1 will be exempted from the entrance examination.
* Candidates working under Central Govt./Semi Govt./Autonomous organization should submit their applications through proper channel i.e. employer. They will be required to submit a ‘No Objection Certificate” from their employer before they are allowed to join the Ph.D. Course.
* Applicants from PGIMER Staff for Ph. D. registration will be considered as in-service candidates as per guidelines laid down by PGIMER in this regard.
FOR INSERVICE CANDIDATES AT PGIMER
In-Service candidates of PGIMER:
a) Should be a regular employee of the institute and have minimum three years of service at PGI.
b) Should get the application recommended by the Head of the Department or Section Head. While recommending any application, the Head should know that no substitute staff will be provided against in-service candidate if selected for the course.
c) Should have minimum three original papers published in indexed (Pubmed, Medlar, Schopus) Journals.
d) All in-service candidates, except PGI medical faculty members, will take the entrance test.
e) The individual should be below 50 years of age.
f) For in-service faculty members who desire to enroll for Ph.D. programme, the application should be routed through Head of the department with his/her recommendations. The faculty candidate;
* Should have at least 3 papers in the concerned discipline (Original Research Paper).
* Should send a brief introduction of project including purpose and design.
* The PGI medical faculty Member has to appear only in the counseling. The guide of such faculty member selected for Ph.D. programme, should have enough extramural grant so as to support his/her research during Ph.D. course.
Regarding in-service candidates on deputation in PGIMER, Chandigarh, the candidates will be eligible to apply and will be considered on case to case basis with prior permission from the Dean/DPGI.
DURATION OF THE COURSE
Minimum period three academic years
Under the exceptional circumstances and on the recommendations of the Doctoral Committee that the candidates’ work has been completed, the period of registration can be reduced to two years. The maximum period up to which a candidate can submit his/her thesis is five years. Ordinarily extension for the submission of the thesis beyond five years will not be granted unless one year prior to the expiry of the 5 years the Doctoral Committee makes special recommendations for extension giving specific reasons.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION BY EMPLOYED CANDIDATES
The candidates in employment applies for Ph.D. Programme are required to submit their applications through proper channel. They should also sign the undertaking in the down loaded copy of Registration Form that they have informed their employer about the submission of the application to PGIMER. If any communication is received from their department/office withholding permission to the candidate's appearing at the entrance examination/admission to the course, the candidature/admission of the candidate will be cancelled, and no further correspondence in this regard will be entertained. (Sponsored candidates for Ph.D. Programme are required to route their Registration Form through proper channel).
METHOD OF SELECTION
A) The 1st part of Method of selection i.e. aptitude test comprises (a) General Science (b) English, (c) Biostatics & Research Methodology consists of 30 marks. These marks are not evenly distributed among three components of the aptitude test. Therefore it is proposed that 10 questions of 1 marks each shall be asked from each of the three components. All questions in this part is compulsory with each questions carrying one marks.
B) Stream Specific (Medical, Non Medical (Life Science and behavioral Sciences), theory part of the question paper will contains 75 questions and the candidates may attempt any 50 questions.
There will be negative marking to the extent of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the theory paper.
1. Both Aptitude test and specialty specific theory test will be conducted centrally by PGI Examination Branch.
2. The number of specialties in which theory examination is to be held will be same as the specialty departments.
3. The In-service Medical faculty of PGIMER, Chandigarh and the candidates having their own fellowship, as Joint CSIR-UGC-NET- JRF, ICMR-JRF/ICMR-SRF/DBT-JRF/DBT-SRF/Graduate aptitude test(GATE)/INSPIREfellowship/UGC-JRF/UGC SRF/CSIR-JRF/CSIR-SRF/DST-JRF/DST-SRF will be exempted from entrance test and will appear in counselling directly.
4. List of the faculty members who are willing to take Ph.D. Students are on the PGI website.
5. The application is required to be recommended specifically by the concerned faculty member.
6. The guide will have the option to accept or not to accept the candidate, who opts to do Ph.D. under that particular faculty member. The candidate may opt only one faculty member.
RATE OF INSTITUTION FELLOWSHIP
Rs. 25000/- P.M. (fixed) and additional thesis grant of Rs. 5000/ (one time) is admissible. Candidate will not be entitled to DA/CCA. Number of PGI fellowships for each session are limited to 6-7 only. The candidates will be eligible for the award of PGI fellowship on the merit position obtained by them in the final selection of PhD programme. The admission to the Ph.D. Programme will be subject to the availability of PGI fellowship/ research funds/Grants from recognized funding agencies.
The admission will be finalized and offer to the candidate will be made only when evidence of the availability of research funds/ grants/fellowship for the project is submitted by the selected candidate through the head of the department.
METHOD OF RESOLVING TIES
If two or more candidates obtained equal marks in the entrance examination, their inter-se-merit for election shall be determined on the basis of the following:
A. For Medical Candidate:
a. Candidate who has made more attempts in passing the various professional MBBS/MD/MS examination shall rank junior to the candidate who has made lesser attempts.
b. If the attempts made in passing the various MBBS/MD/MS professional examinations are also the same then a candidate who has obtained higher marks in the MBBS examination shall rank
senior to a candidate who has obtained lower marks. In case any candidate has not filled up column no. of application form showing the percentage of aggregate marks in MBBS, he/she will rank junior to other candidate in inter-se-merit.
c. If the attempts made in passing MBBS/MD/MS professional examination as also the marks obtained in MBBS examination are the same, then a candidate senior in age shall rank senior to a candidate who is junior in age.
B. For Non Medical Candidates:
If two or more candidates obtain equal marks in the entrance examination for admission to Ph. D then their inter-se-merit for admission to the course shall be determined on the basis of the following:
a. Candidate who has made attempts in passing M.Sc examination would rank junior to the candidate who has made lesser attempts.
b. If attempts made in passing of M.Sc. examination are also the same then candidate who has obtained higher marks in the M.Sc. will rank senior to a candidate who obtained lesser marks.
c. If attempts made in passing M.Sc. examination and the marks obtained in M.Sc examination are also the same then the candidate senior in age shall rank senior to the candidate junior in age.
MERIT LIST & MINIMUM CUT-OFF MARKS
Candidate scoring the below mentioned marks in aptitude test and specialty specific theory test (combined) will be eligible to appear in counseling i.e. -
General/OBC/Spon/FN category - 40 marks
SC/ST category - 36 marks
Medical fitness will be pre-condition for registration for all candidates. The candidates will be medically examined by a Medical Board, constituted by the Institute for this purpose to determine their medical fitness.
FEES AND DUES
The following dues are payable to the Institute, by the candidates admitted to the various courses mentioned above:
a) Registration fee : Rs. 500/-
b) Tuition fee : Rs. 350/- per annum
c) Laboratory fee : Rs. 900/ per annum
d) Security : Rs. 1000 for recovery of breakages or loss of equipments, balance if any is refundable on completion of course.
e) Amalgamated fund : Rs. 60/- p.m.
f) Security for hostel accommodation: Rs. 600 (refundable) to be deposited with Hostel (if allotted) manager.
NOTE: ANY OTHER FEE/DUES THAT MAY BE PRESCRIBED BY THE INSTITUTE FOR THE PURPOSE FROM TIME TO TIME
The first installment of fees for 6 months is required to be paid immediately after selection and the balance is recovered in monthly installments from those receiving emoluments from the Institute. Others are required to pay the dues half yearly in advance.
1. Fees and other charges once paid shall not be refunded in any case including that of a candidate leaving the Institute before the completion of the term or not joining the institute for any reason. No correspondence in this connection shall be entertained. The claim for the refund of security must be submitted within 3 years of the date of completion of studies by the candidate concerned failing which the amount will be forfeited to the institute.
2. a) The dues must be paid by the prescribed date.
b) For late payment, a fine @ Rs.5/- per day is charged up to a maximum of 15 days.
c) After 15 days the name of the candidate who does not pay the dues is removed from the rolls of the institute. For re-admission, if otherwise eligible, a sum of Rs.500/- will be charged as re-registration fee in addition to the fine. Such a candidate will have to repeat the period of his/her training for which he/she remains off the rolls.
Selected candidates must join their respective courses on the prescribed date, as indicated in their admission letters. The selection of those who fails to join by the specified date shall automatically stand cancelled. Under exceptional circumstances, a candidate may be allowed to join late by one month i.e. up to 31st for January session and 31st July for July session every year. The admission for January session closes on 31st January and for the July Session on 31st July each year.