COURSE WORK

Ph.D. COURSE WORK FOR NON AGRICULTURE PROGRAMMES
  • a) Course work is mandatory for all the students admitted in Ph.D. Programme.
  • b) The course work will have a minimum of 14 credits.
  • c) All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme will be required to complete the course work prescribed by the university during the initial one or two semesters.
    • d) The course work shall consist of the following three courses:
    • Course I: Foundations of Research and Publication Ethics
    • Course II: Research Methodology
    • Course III: Research Writing and Presentation Skills
    • Course IV: Research Seminar
  • e) Minimum 75% Aggregate attendance is mandatory in the course work.
  • f) The evaluation parameters will be similar to that of regular programmes of the university.
  • g) The minimum passing marks required in course work of Ph.D. programme is 55% aggregate in the individual courses with at-least 40% in final end term examination (Applicable in Course I and Course II only)
  • h) Following coursework options with tentative schedule are available for non-agriculture programmes:
Duration Spring Term Autumn Term Class Timings
Option I One semester January- April August to December Saturdays 02:00 P.M.- 05:00 P.M.
Sundays 09:00 A.M.- 05:00 P.M.
Option II 4 days* every month February- May September to December 09:00 A.M.- 07:00 P.M. (daily)
Option III 15 days May/June November/December 09:00 A.M.- 07:00 P.M. (daily)
*Preferably every third week (Thursday-Sunday)

Note:
  • 1. The contact hours in all these three options will remain same. If number of Research Scholars in any option is less, then that option may not be offered.
  • 2. For option II classes are to be conducted Thursday to Sunday of every third week of all 4 months.
  • 3. Induction programme will be conducted before the start of every coursework option.
Coursework Exemption:

Exemption in course work will be applicable only if scholar has done M.Phil. with 55% or equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale through regular mode from LPU or any other recognized university.

Ph.D. COURSE WORK FOR AGRICULTURE PROGRAMMES
  • a) Course work is mandatory for all the scholars admitted in Ph.D. Programme.
  • b) The course work will be of 3 semesters containing 30 credits.
  • c) Scholars who have completed their Bachelor degree in 3 years and Master degree in 2 years will be required to complete additional remedial courses during their coursework. Division of Admission is to provide DMC of both Bachelor and Master degree to the school of Agriculture in coordination with CRDP to decide remedial courses for all Ph.D. agricultural admissions.
  • d) All the scholars need to clear non-credited compulsory courses as prescribed by ICAR norms in case they have not studied these courses in their Bachelor and Master degree. For which School of Agriculture and CRDP needs to coordinate after admissions.
  • e) Minimum 75% Aggregate attendance is mandatory in the course work.
  • f) The evaluation parameters will be similar to that of regular programmes of the university.
  • g) The minimum OGPA required in course work of Ph.D. programme is 6.5 with a minimum grade of 6.0 in the individual courses.
  • h) Following coursework options with tentative schedule are available for agriculture programmes:
Duration Spring Term Autumn Term Class Timings
Option I One semester January- April August to December As per Weekdays time table including one course on Sundays
Option II* 15 days May/June November/December 09:00 A.M.- 06:00 P.M. (daily)

* This option will be given only to Research associates / Scientists who are working in Defense Labs/ICAR/ICMR/COE’s/DRDO/CSIR/Space-Atomic Centres only.

Note:
  • 1. The contact hours in all these two options will remain same. If number of Research Scholars in any option is less, then that option may not be offered.
  • 2. Induction programme will be conducted before the start of every coursework option.
Coursework Exemption:

Exemption in course work will be applicable only if scholar has done M.Phil. with 55% or equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale through regular mode from LPU or any other recognized university.