Ph. D. in Computer Science and Applications

REVA University is offering PhD program in 20 disciplines in Arts, Commerce and Management Studies, Education, Engineering and Technology, Science and Technology and Humanities. The University also has well equipped infrastructure for advanced research. All Schools have also engaged in advanced research and undertake funded projects. All the provisionally registered candidates will have to undergo PhD Course Work of One Semester duration from the date of Provisional Registration. The Course Work is an essential component of research leading to a Doctoral Degree.

Duration of the Programme:

  • The minimum duration for Ph D programme is THREE years, including course work. However, extension up to SIX years period of registration beyond the above limits shall be permitted based on the recommendation of the concerned Research Supervisor.

REVA University Ph. D. Entrance Test (REVA PET)

The University will conduct Entrance Test of 100 marks with 3 hours duration as under:

  • The registration n for PhD is through Entrance Test (REVA PET), Interview and Counseling. The Entrance Test will be 100 marks with 3 hours duration as under:

Sl No

Category of Candidates

Papers (100 Marks)

1

Candidates other than those who have qualified UGC-JRF / UGC-NET/UGC-CSIR/JRF/UGC-CSIR-NET / SLET/GATE or passed M Phil Degree or candidates who hold Teacher Fellowship

Part - I

Subject Specific (50 marks)

Part - II

Research Methodology (50 marks)

Objective

Descriptive

Objective

Descriptive

30 question x 1 mark each = 30 marks

4 questions x 5 marks each = 20 marks

10 questions x 1 mark each = 10 marks

5 questions x 8 marks each = 40 marks

2

Candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE or candidates hold Teacher Fellowship

Research Methodology (100 Marks)

Objective Type

Descriptive Type

20 questions X 1 mark each = 20 marks

(a) 5 questions X 10 marks each = 50 marks;

(b) 6 questions X 5 marks each = 30 marks

3

Candidates possessing M. Phil Degree

Subject Specific (100 Marks)

Objective

Descriptive

50 questions x 1 mark each = 50 marks

5 questions x 10 marks each = 50 marks

  • The syllabus of the Entrance Test paper for candidates other than those who have qualified UGC-JRF/UGC-NET/ UGC-CSIR JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET / SLET / GATE or passed in M. Phil or candidates hold teacher fellowship, will be both on Research Methodology and the concerned subject of study (subject specific) with 50% of weightage each. The test will be for 100 marks of 3 hours duration. The question paper will be in TWO PARTS – Part-I: Questions on concerned subject of study (subject specific) for 50 marks (objective & descriptive) & Part-II: Questions on Research Methodology for 50 marks (objective & descriptive) with 3 hours duration.
  • The syllabus of the Entrance Test for candidates who have qualified UGC-NET including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE or candidates holding teacher fellowship will be only on Research Methodology. The question paper will be for 100 marks (20% Objective and 80% Descriptive) with 3 hours duration.
  • The syllabus of the Entrance Test for candidates who have passed M. Phil program will be only on concerned subject of study (subject specific). The question paper will be for 100 marks (50% Objective and 50% Descriptive) with 3 hours duration.

Candidates securing at least 50 marks out of 100 in the Entrance Test shall be declared as eligible for interview / viva voce.

The results of the Entrance Test will be displayed on the notice board of the Research and Innovation Council and hosted on the University website. No separate intimation / information in any form will be sent to the candidates about the results of entrance examination and admission.

The eligible candidates will be invited for interview/ viva-voce on the specific date and time. The candidates have to come prepared to discuss their research interest / area through presentations.

Candidates invited should attend the interview-cum-counseling along with following original documents:

  • Original marks cards of prescribed qualification such as two year PUC/10+2 examination, degree and PG degree examinations.
  • Original certificate / proof for having qualified UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE or passed M Phil or proof of holding teacher fellowship.
  • Proof of date of birth, preferably SSLC/10th examination pass certificate. iv) Three copies of latest passport size photographs.
  • No due certificate from the employer (in case employed).

Candidates selected should take admission after payment of prescribed fee in full within the notified date failing which they will automatically forefeet the seat. Those candidates who are registered for PhD should have to undergo course work of One Semester of SIX months and follow necessary conditions in the “REVA University Regulations Governing the Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Doctoral (Ph D) Degree, 2016”.

Note: Foreign Nationals and NRIs with Indian degree are also required to take the PhD Entrance Examination.

Interview-cum-Counseling

Candidates invited should attend the interview-cum-counseling along with following original documents:

  • Original marks cards of prescribed qualification such as two year PUC/10+2 examination, degree and PG degree examinations.
  • Original certificate / proof for having qualified UGC-NET (including JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (including JRF) / SLET / GATE or passed M Phil or proof of holding teacher fellowship.
  • Proof of date of birth, preferably SSLC/10th examination pass certificate.
  • Three copies of latest passport size photographs.
  • No due certificate from the employer (in case employed).

The performance in the interview / viva voce will be assessed for 50 marks. The Selection of candidates for provisional registration shall be based on the performance in the interview only provided further that such a selection depends on the availability of the guide in the subject / area of interest of the candidate.

Selection and Provisional Registration

Candidates selected should take admission after payment of prescribed fee in full within the notified date failing which they will automatically forefeet the seat.

Candidates who are not selected for a Ph.D. program have to re-apply whenever the applications are invited again and go through the Entrance Test afresh

Course Work

Those candidates who are registered for PhD should have to undergo course work of One Semester of SIX months and follow necessary conditions in the “REVA University Regulations Governing the Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of Doctoral (Ph D) Degree, 2016”.

The course work comprises of three courses, viz.,

  • Advanced Research Methodology,
  • Area Specific Course, and
  • Literature Review in the Thrust Area of Research

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate who satisfies the following conditions is eligible to seek registration for Ph.D. in Computer Science and Applications in a School of Computer Science and Applications upon application for provisional registration.

  • A candidate shall have Masters Degree (MCA, M Sc in Computer Science, Information Science and M S in Computer Science) or any other Degree / Diploma of the University or any other Degree / Diploma of any other University / Institution recognized as equivalent thereto, with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) or an equivalent Grade ) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by the approved Assessment and Accreditation Agency. However, a relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, is allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/Cat.-I/OBC (non-creamy layer) /differently-abled and other categories of candidates.
  • Candidates who have cleared the M. Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completed the M. Phil. Degree.
  • A candidate shall be guided by a Research Guide of REVA University in the concerned subject
  • In case where the research of a candidate is inter/ multi-disciplinary in nature, the candidate may opt for a Co-guide (External) who shall also be the recognized Guide of the University in the concerned subject. However, the main responsibility of supervising the research work is vested with the Guide and the candidate shall finalize and submit the thesis through the Guide giving due acknowledgement and credit to the Co-guide which shall also be mentioned in the PhD Notification by the Registrar (Evaluation) after successful completion of PhD.
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Application Fee

Ph. D. in Computer Science and Applications

Indian / SAARC Nationals 1000
NRI Fee 2000
Foreign Nationals 50