About this course

Generation of knowledge is the cornerstone of any center of excellence in academics. Research creates capacity to ask right kind of questions and seek answers. It creates capacity to think beyond the set boundaries, and create something new, innovative. It calls for a culture of research and innovation, wherein every entity in the institution, from the faculty to its students, is an integral part of this culture. It needs a conducive ecosystem to foster knowledge generation, and meet expectations of the research community, engaged directly or indirectly, in generation and dissemination of ideas, to extend the frontiers of knowledge, and foster innovations. It is possible only when ‘research and innovation’ become a culture in the institution.

LJ University has launched its Doctoral Program(Ph.D.) across the schools in the university.

The Doctoral Programmes gives a major thrust in the University. All the Schools constituting the University are mount to doctoral and post-doctoral programmes. The Programme is open to full-time scholars as well as part-time scholars who might be working. It is also open to professional degree holders such as Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, etc., subject to the equivalence of their qualifications with a Master’s Degree.


It may be mentioned that for LJ University the Doctoral Program is not surplus generating activity, we at the University treat it as an investment in capacity building of the youth. The uniqueness of the program is that it gives back to the scholars in financial terms more than what it charges as fees.

Subject to the conditions stipulated in these Regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. programme:
Candidates for admission to the Ph.D. programme shall have a Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the University Grant Commission, henceforth called UGC, 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) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country  or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19thSeptember, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.
The programme is also open to the internal faculty members of the L J University, and other Institutions set up by Lok Jagruti Kendra Trust, who are desirous of obtaining a doctoral degree. However, they also will have to fulfil all the conditions stipulated under these rules and regulations. Nevertheless, they will be required to pay the fees at a subsidized rate. The balance will be subsidized by the LJK Trust/their respective Departments