M.Phil. & Research Programmes

Dr. C.V. Raman University provides doctorate programs in various disciplines. These programs are aimed at developing the student’s research insight and teaching abilities in their field of specialization.

Degree Offered

Department

Stream / Subject

Duration

Eligibility

DEPARTMENT OF M.PHIL

Information Technology

01 Year

M. Sc.(IT) / M. Sc.(CS) / MCA / M.Tech.

Computer Science

01 Year

M. Sc.(IT) / M. Sc.(CS) / MCA

Commerce

01 Year

M. Com.

Mathematics

01 Year

M. Sc. in Mathematics / M.A Mathematics

Chemistry

01 Year

M. Sc. in Chemistry

Physics

01 Year

M. Sc. in Physics

Education

01 Year

M. Ed. / M.A. (Education)

Library & Information Science

01 Year

M. Lib.

Zoology

01 Year

M. Sc. in Zoology

Microbiology

01 Year

M. Sc. in Microbiology

Botany

01 Year

M. Sc. in Botany

The Master of Philosophy is a special program aimed at developing the student’s research acumen and teaching abilities in his field of specialization. This degree confers official standing as a certified doctoral candidate. Although, admission into the M. Phil. Program is generally seen as a constituency candidacy for the Ph.D., it is actually a pre-requisite for official acceptance into the doctoral program, and is the terminal degree for students who do not proceed to write a dissertation.

Admission

A candidate may be admitted to M.Phil. Program provided he/she possesses the minimum eligibility and also qualifies for the program as per the merit list prepared on the basis of Combined Entrance Test (CET) conducted by the University as per rules.

Eligibility

Master Degree in relevant subject with at least 55% marks (50% marks in case of SC/ST/OBC candidates).

Seats

The basic unit will be that of 20 seats. Multiples of this unit can also be set up.

Duration of Course

The duration of M.Phil. Program will be 1 year (3 semesters i.e. 1st semester - course work, 2nd and 3rd semester - dissertation work). Maximum time duration for completion of the program will be 3 years.

Fees

The fees payable by a candidate shall be such as may be fixed by the University time to time, subject to any direction from the Government of Chhattisgarh/UGC thereon.

Attendance

Candidates appearing as regular students for any semester examination shall be required to have attendance at least 75% provided that a short fall in attendance up to 5% can be condoned by the Vice-Chancellor of University for satisfactory reasons.

Examination and Evaluation

There shall be two University examinations each year- The first around December/January and the second May/June.

A candidate failing in more than two courses (Subject) either theory or practical in semester examination shall be treated as fail.

A candidate who fails to obtain minimum marks/grades in not more than two theory papers/practical/viva-voce at any of the semester examination shall be declared to have obtained A.T.K.T. (allowed to keep term). Such candidate may be admitted provisionally to the class for the next higher semester. In case he/she fails to clear the backlog in the A.T.K.T. examination (in two attempts) he/she shall be treated as fail. The candidate failing in the final (2nd) semester examination may seek re-admission in the semester, however he/she shall submit his/her dissertation after necessary improvement and/or modifications return dissertation on a different topic suggested by the head/supervisor of the department in the University.

Dissertation thesis should be accomplished with at least one published research paper (In Journals/conference/ seminars/etc.)

Thesis will be examined by external examiner.


Minimum pass marks for each subject in each semester shall be as under:

  1. Each course (Theory + Assignment) will be 40%.
  2. Each practical (Exam + viva-voce) will be 50%.
  3. Dissertation (Thesis + viva-voce) will be 50%.
  4. Total aggregate in each semester will be 50%.

In case of short of aggregate, candidates are free to appear in one theory or practical examination to fulfill the aggregate.

Award of class or Division

Class or division to a candidate is decided by the percentage of marks as per the following:

  • Distinction with Honors 75%≤ Marks ≤ 100%
  • Class I (first Division) 60% ≤ Marks < 75%
  • Class II (Second Division) 50% ≤ Marks < 60%

Revaluation and Award of Grace Marks

The candidate may apply to the Registrar for revaluation of his/her answer book in the prescribed form within 15 days from the declaration of the result of the regular examination. The revaluation of the answer book will not be applicable for back log papers; provided that no candidate shall be allowed to avail the facility of revaluation in more than two papers. Moreover, no revaluation shall be allowed in case of scripts of practicals, field work, sessional work test and thesis submitted in line of paper at examination.

The vice-chancellor shall award one grace mark to the candidate who is either failing or missing the division by one mark. However, it will not be added anywhere.

Guidelines for Dissertation work

The second semester is the Dissertation work Semester. During this semester the candidate shall devote himself for the research work in connection with any of the aspects of his/her relevant subject assigned to him by the supervisor concerned in the University. A supervisor shall not have, at any given point of time, more than five M.Phil. scholars. At the end of the semester the candidate shall submit 03 typed copies of the Dissertation thesis written by him, to the University through the Principal/Director/Head of the Dept. of the University, accompanied by the certificate for the Head of the Department and the Supervisor; to the effect that it embodies actual work carried by the candidate and that the work has not been submitted earlier in part or full for the award of any other degree.

Disciplines offering M.Phill. Program are:

  1. Science
  2. Information technology & Computer Application
  3. Management
  4. Commerce
  5. Education
  6. Physical Education
  7. Arts

Structure of Entrance Examination

The entrance exam for admission to M.Phil. program consists of one theory paper of 100 marks having two sections. The duration of examination will be of 2 hours.

Section I contains 40 questions (multiple choices) to assess the candidate's general awareness, verbal ability, quantitative ability, data interpretation, analysis, synthesis, reasoning, basics of computing and research aptitude (40 marks).

Section II consisting of 30 questions (multiple choices) to assess the candidates capability of defining certain concepts & knowledge from the relevant discipline in which he/she seeks registration as indicated in application form (60 marks).