Dr. Madhukarrao Wasnik

P.W.S. Arts, Commerce & Science College

Kamptee Road, Nagpur-26

Place for Higher Learning and Research


The College has Ph. D. Programme facility approved by RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur in the following subjects:

    1. English

2. Marathi

3. Hindi

4. Pali

5. Economics

6. Commerce

7. History

8. Political Science

9. Ambedkar Thought


Maximum capacity : 20 in each subject

Empanneled Research Supervisors : 12


PH.D. PROGRAMME PROCEDURE  at DMWPWS Arts, Commerce & Science College:

PH. D. Admission in Centre for Higher Learning and Research will be strictly based on the latest direction for Ph. D issued by RTM Nagpur University.(Candidate should follow Direction 27 of 2021)


Eligibility to take admission in Ph. D

  1. 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 corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate. 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.
  2. Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale. 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 Commission from time to time.


Steps of Admission at our centre:

(A Tentative Procedure based on direction 27 of 2021 by RTM Nagpur University)

  • Admission at our centre will begin as and when the PH. D. Programme schedule is announced by the RTM Nagpur university.
  • Candidate should clear Ph.D. Entrance Test (PET) conducted by RTM Nagpur University  OR
  • Candidates who have qualified the UGC-NET or have passed M.Phil. programme (admitted through entrance test) in the concerned subject from any Statutory University.
  • Such candidates can give a written application to the Principal, Dr. Madhukarrao Wasnik PWS Arts, Commerce & Science College, Nagpur seeking admission in the respective subject.
  • Upon receipt of such application candidate will be directed to the research centre/ Department
  • The candidate will be having a choice to work under the supervisor available in the respective research centre.
  • After primary consultation with the supervisor, the supervisor may recommend the candidate to the principal for candidate’s admission in the centre
  • Candidate may submit the admission fees at the counter. (Fees may vary as per RTMNU guideline time to time)
  • A synopsis will be prepared by the candidate by consulting the allotted supervisor to him in the stipulated time frame.
  • A meeting of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) allotted by Ph. D. Cell RTM Nagpur University will be scheduled to examine the merit of the synopsis.
  • The candidates will have to present their synopsis before the RAC on the basis of the draft of synopsis prepared by them.
  • The RAC may provide necessary suggestions and required changes in the proposed synopsis of the candidate. Such suggested changes by RAC will be mandatory to candidate to incorporate.
  • After satisfaction by the supervisor in case of the final preparation of the synopsis; the candidate may submit online Ph D. application on the PH. D. Application portal of RTM Nagpur University with the requisite fees before the closing date.
  • Candidate should not submit online applications before the RAC procedure cause there may be changes suggested by RAC i.e. in the title. Once submitted online applications cannot be amended further.
  • Candidates may take a printout of the online application
  • They also need to collect necessary certificates from the centre (i.e. Approval of centre, Approval of Supervisor, PG Teacher’s approval, Availability of seats at centre, RAC certificate, etc.)
  • The candidate will submit a complete application along with 7 sets of synopsis signed by the Supervisor and the Principal and the head of the institution to the Ph. D. Cell before the closing date as per the schedule.
  • The candidate will have to submit the copy of application acknowledged by the Ph D. Cell along with a synopsis to the research centre at our institution. (Candidate may keep a photocopy of the same with him/her)
  • Shortly the Ph D. Cell will announce the meeting of Research Recognition Committee (RRC) to examine and finalize the Ph. D. proposals of the candidates.
  • The candidate will have to present his synopsis before the RRC (PPT may be preferable).
  • The RRC may ask candidate to make certain changes if necessary within a stipulated time, flawless proposals will be accepted as it is.
  • Successful candidates will be informed via email or a list on Ph D. Portal about the acceptance of their synopsis from the date of RRC.
  • Upon receipt of such email, candidate may submit the retention fess to the RTM Nagpur university and simultaneously they should submit the necessary fees to the college research centre to finalize the admission at our centre.
  • The six monthly report and retention fees must be done by the candidate regularly
  • A full time research scholar should attend college regularly and should sit in the space given in the department as well as in Library.
  • Full /Part time scholars may apply for the applicable fellowship from the concerned agency. (UGC/ICSSR, etc.)
  • A part time scholar also required to make visits to the department/ to the supervisor time to time.
  • The report of the unsatisfactory attendance by both full time/part time candidates will be sent to the Ph D. Cell RTM Nagpur University, it may lead to his/her disqualification from obtaining the degree.
  • Candidates will be required to publish at least two research papers in the UGC listed journal or online journal with SCOPUS indexed.
  • The candidates will be required to complete the course work in the first year
  • Upon completion of three years from the acceptance of proposals, candidate may be held eligible for the submission of his/her thesis.
  • The candidate should give a written application to the Principal about his intention to submit his thesis.
  • A pre-submission viva-voce will be organized before the experts given by the RTM Nagpur university.
  • Upon making necessary changes suggested by the experts, the candidate will submit a soft copy of the thesis to the Library of RTM Nagpur university to obtain no plagiarism certificate.
  • With the certificate of Course work, pre-submission viva & No plagiarism certificate, the candidate may submit his final thesis in 7 copies to the university. (One copy to the research centre)
  • The submitted thesis will be sent to the subject experts for the evaluation by the RTM Nagpur university.
  • Upon receipt of the reports of the experts in due time, a list of candidate will be displayed by the Ph D cell for the final viva voce.
  • The final viva voce will be conducted in the respective PG department of RTM Nagpur University.
  • Upon successfully appearing in the Viva voce, in a few weeks Ph. D. cell will bring out a notification on its website about successful candidates for the award of Ph D.
  • The candidates will be invited by the RTM Nagpur university for the Convocation in the following convocation ceremony.    




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