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Ph.D. (Sociology)


Course Pattern
From Three to Five years
Eligibility
1) Candidates having passed post-graduate degree examination from recognized university with minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade point average (GPA) in relevant subject / field are eligible. Candidates belonging to reserved category as well as physically challenged/disabled candidates shall be given relaxation of 5%.
2) Admission percentage for foreign candidates (those who have not obtained Master’s Degree from Indian Universities) will be 50% or equivalent GPA.
3) A citizen of age of 55 years and above with post graduate degree with 50% marks, in exceptional cases will be eligible at the discretion of Vidyapeeth’s Board of Management.
4) Applicants for inter-disciplinary areas in which the research is proposed to be done shall be considered on the basis of sufficient work experience, proven ability and aptitude for research of the candidate. Such proposal shall be examined by the Research and Recognition Committee. The candidature for entrance exam will be confirmed only after the Research and Recognition Committee’s approval.
5) In case of international candidates who have not obtained Master’s degree from Indian Universities, the decision regarding admission will be taken by RRC on the basis of the criteria as mentioned above.
6) As per the provision in Ordinance No. 116 of UGC. Guidelines, registered candidates shall not be allowed to register simultaneously for any other degree course.
Admission Procedure
1) The advertisement of entrance examination will be published in Marathi and English newspapers and the same will be displayed on Vidyapeeth’s website.
2) The entrance examination will be conducted in the month of June (Subject to public holidays). The result of the successful candidates will be declared by the Vidyapeeth through respective departments within 20 days and the same will be displayed on Vidyapeeth’s website. This procedure will be completed before end of July followed by Interviews. A candidate shall be selected on the basis of Interview.
3) The selected candidate shall complete Course work of one semester.
4) The course-wise intake for every academic year will be displayed on Vidyapeeth’s website. Admission for vacant seats will be as per UGC. Guidelines issued from time to time.

Course Work
One "Semester Course Work" of Research Methodology will be conducted. (Exemption will be given as per UGC guidelines)
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Fee Structure  (In Rupees)
(Fees applicable for current academic year.)
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Fees once paid will not be refunded on any grounds
Fees are payable by demand draft of any Nationalised Bank, payable at Pune in favour of ‘The Registrar’, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune.