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RK University, formerly the RK Group of Colleges, is a leading University offering variety of courses ranging from Diploma studies to Doctorate research.
Since its inception in the year of 2005, the RK group of Colleges has made a constant endeavour to provide quality education and a platform for overall development to its students. The journey from Group of Colleges to A State-Private University Status has been a daunting task with challenges and opportunities. It’s a collective and constant effort of RK family that we have scaled this height.

About Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programme
The doctoral program leading towards the award of the degree of Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) provides the students an opportunity for a career in academia or in R&D establishments. RKU aspires to take a leading role in the research areas related to all fields of Science, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Computer Applications and Management.

Candidates must have a post-graduate (master’s) degree with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA and must be qualified in national level test like UGC/CSIR (JRF) examination/CSIR (SRF)/NET/SLET/GATE/GPAT/M. Phil etc. or its equivalent examinations of similar level or RKU Research Aptitude Test (RAT). Selection will be on the basis of interview of shortlisted candidates. The decision of the concerned authorities of RKU regarding eligibility of any candidate shall be final.

Program Structure
There are two categories of registration.
1. Full Time Program (FTP)
2. External Registration Program (ERP)
FTP candidates must work on the campus during the entire program.
ERP candidates do not need to work on the campus. Instead, they must regularly report to the Doctoral Research Committee/monitoring Committee.
Conventionally the duration of the doctoral program is between 3-4 years. The program comprises both coursework and research work. The amount of coursework, one has to undergo, depends on the candidates' past background and the research he/she is engaged in. The research work to be undertaken for Ph.D. must include original contribution to the knowledge reserve culminating in a thesis to be submitted for the doctoral degree.

Fee Structure
1st Year          Rs. 60,000
2nd Year          Rs. 30,000
3rd Year          Rs. 30,000
4th Year and Onwards          Rs. 30,000
Thesis Evaluation Fees          Rs. 15,000

The University reserves the right to revise the fee and payment structure.

Financial Assistance
Candidates admitted under the FTP category will be eligible for financial support in the form of Teaching Assistantship (TA) / Research Assistantship (RA), subject to RKU regulations. The assistantship is Rs. 12,000/- per month. For deserving candidates, the starting figure of the assistantship may be higher. The responsibilities associated with the teaching / research assistantship includes conducting laboratory courses and tutorials for undergraduate students, assisting in teaching, academic administration and forming research proposals. Notwithstanding anything mentioned above, the Dean of the concerned school may prescribe varying workload and type of work.

Application Procedure
Candidates will be required to download the application form by clicking on the link given below. Application fee is Rs. 1000/-. Candidates must send the completed application form along with a 'Demand Draft or Payable at par Cheque' of Rs. 1000/- in favor of “RK University” to the address given below -
PhD Admissions
RK University
Rajkot-Bhavnagar Highway
Rajkot - 360020, Gujarat

Candidates are advised to write their name and the program applied for (PhD) at the backside of the DD or cheque. The institute takes no responsibility for loss of DD or cheque in transit. Candidates need to indicate in which school of RKU they wish to be admitted in the application form.

Last date for accepting application – 20th April, 2013

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