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Friday, October 7, 2011

Direct PhD at JNU, New Delhi, Last Date: 14th October, 2011

Application Forms and Prospectus can be obtained through Post by sending a request along with crossed Bank Draft for Rs. 300/- drawn in favour of Jawaharlal Nehru University payable at New Delhi along with a self-addressed (unstamped) envelope of minimum size of 30 x 25 cm with the words "Direct Admission to PhD Programme" inscribed on it to the Section Officer (Admissions), Room No. 28, Administrative Block, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi - 110067.

Application Forms and Prospectus will also be available at the Counter in the Administrative Block of the University on cash payment of Rs. 200/- per set from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. on working days (Monday to Friday) during the following period: From 1st September to 14th October, 2011School of Computer & Systems Sciences
The School of Computer & Systems Sciences was established way back in 1975. It is one of the foremost institutions to start teaching and research programmes in the broad areas of computer science. The School has established itself as one of the most prestigious institutions in the area of computer education in the country. The School offers programmes of instruction and research leading to degree of MCA, M.Tech.(M.Phil.) and Ph.D. It attracts best of the students from all over the country. Every year around ten thousand students including applicants from the neighbouring SAARC countries, appear for the MCA and M.Tech. entrance examination. The popularity of the courses offered can be judged from the excellent (100%) placement of successful students in the best of the companies in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology. The graduates from the School have been placed in companies such as IBM, CSC, TCS, Flextronics, Siemens, HP, Parot Systems, CSG, Accenture, Cadence, Genpact, etc. The School has also trained students from foreign universities in the field of Computer Science.
The School continues to be at the forefront of offering interdisciplinary courses - a goal in JNU's charter. The School has the following specialized laboratories where M.Tech./M.Phil., Ph.D. students are actively engaged in research: Artificial Intelligence & Software Engineering, Data Communication and Networks, Microprocessor and Operating Systems, Multimedia & Modelling, Natural Language Processing, Parallel Processing and Distributed Computing, Systems Software.
THRUST AREAS: Computer Graphics, Databases, Data Mining, Data Warehousing, Knowledge Engineering, Mobile Networks, Modelling and Simulation, Natural Language Processing, Optimization Theory, Parallel and Distributed Computing.
(i) Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programme
Course Work - The selected candidates are required to take a minimum of six courses (including the seminar course of 3 credits) within first two consecutive semesters.
Successful completion of course-work is pre-requisite for confirmation in the Ph.D. programme. Due to the structure of the course work, admission to Direct Ph.D. programme is considered only in the Monsoon Semester.
(ii) M.Phil./Ph.D. and M.Tech/Ph.D. (Computer Science & Technology)
Category-I (through entrance examination): Candidates must appear in the written examination conducted by the University. Based on the written test, short-listed candidates will have to appear in the interview. Admission is offered to candidates, finally selected on the basis of their performance in the written test and the interview.
Each student aiming to obtain an M.Phil./Ph.D. or M.Tech./Ph.D should clearly mention the stream, viz M.Phil/Ph.D. or M.Tech./Ph.D. in the application form. No change-over from one stream to another will be allowed after the confirmation of the admission.
Category II (NET Qualified candidates) : Candidates who have qualified for Junior Research Fellowship through CSIR/UGC National Eligibility Test (NET) examination are eligible to apply separately in the prescribed form under this category. Candidates shall have to appear for an interview and their selection will depend on their performance in the interview. Candidates who have appeared in the CSIR/UGC NET examination but results awaited may also apply under this category. However, such candidates will be interviewed upon submission of a valid proof of having qualified for or awarded the JRF certificate at the time of interview. Moreover, only candidates with valid proof of JRF qualification would be provided permissible travelling allowance for attending interview. Please note that candidates who have been awarded "Lecturership" in the CSIR/UGC examination are not eligible and will not be interviewed.
Duration of Course: The course work shall be completed within first two consecutive semesters and the dissertation in the subsequent third and fourth semesters.
Credit Requirements: No student admitted to the programme shall be eligible for the award of M.Tech. degree unless he/she secures 50 credits in all out of which at least 30 credits shall be for course work, 5 credits for seminar and 15 credits for the dissertation. In some cases, if the students complete the course work with the CGPA of 6.5 or more the students may be permitted to register directly for Ph.D. without submitting an M.Tech. dissertation.
(iii) MCA (Master of Computer Applications)
Students are admitted to the MCA programme each year on the basis of their performance in the written test conducted by the University.
This three-year programme is designed to provide necessary theoretical background and practical experience in Computer Science and Applications to meet the growing manpower requirements in automatic computing.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Scholarships of the value of Rs.600/- per month will be awarded during the fifth and sixth semesters to those students of MCA programme who have met the prescribed grades/courses requirements.
(i) Direct Admission to Ph.D. Programme
The candidates interested in research in Parallel and Distributed Systems, Mobile Computing, NLP & Mobile Ad hoc Network, Databases, Data mining, Data Warehousing, Software Engineering, Scientific Computing/ Parallel Computing/Grid Computing, Support Vector Machine Methods, Neural Networks,Wireless Adhoc/Sensor Networks, Service Oriented Architecture, will be considered for Diret admission to Ph.D. progrmme this year.
Only those candidates shall be considered for Direct admission to the Ph. D. Programme who have —
a) obtained 2 years M.Tech./M.Phil degree of a recognized University/Research Institution, (except those who joined M.Tech. on or before 2002-2003) with minimum Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 6.00 in 10 point scale/comparable standard where the grading is based on system other than 10 point scale. The candidates who have obtained M.Tech./M.Phil. degree from a University/Institution where dissertation is not graded or grading is not on 10-point scale, are required to forward a copy of their M.Tech./M.Phil. dissertation along with the Application Form for the purpose of assessment of their credentials; OR
(b) at least 2 years research experience in reputed institutions with research publication(s) comparable to M.Tech./M.Phil. standard. In addition, they should have obtained Master's Degree with FGPA of 6.00 in the 10 point scale/comparable standard or equivalent percentage.
(ii) M.Phil./Ph.D. and M.Tech./Ph.D.:Master's degree in Computer Science or Mathematics or Statistics or Operational Research or in any branch of Science or Bachelor's degree in any branch of Engineering or Master of Computer Applications (MCA) with at least 55% marks.
(iii) M.C.A.: Bachelor's degree in any discipline with adequate competence in Mathematics under 10+2+3 pattern of education with at least 55% marks.

Courtesy : JNU Website

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