Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, 21 February 2023

Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University (IGTAMSU), Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh has announced the dates, eligibility, specializations and other criterion for admission to the Ph.D. degree for the session commencing from July 2023.

Explaining the salient features of the Ph.D. program at IGTAMSU, the Vice Chancellor Dr. Sidharth Shankar said that the Research Scholars selected on the basis of the entrance examination to be held on 21 May 2023 will follow a didactical approach to data collection, analysis and thesis preparation as per the Regulations set out by the UGC last year.

The following mobile numbers have been flashed by the University for enabling the applicants to contact the University for having the detailed information besides whatever is available below:

Indira Gandhi Technological and mEDICAL sCIENCES uNIVERSITY zIRO
.Established under the Indira Gandhi Technological and
Medical Sciences University Act 2012, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro - 791120, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Email : [email protected] 




21 MAY 2023


Applications are invited from eligible candidates for appearing in the entrance examination to be held on 21 May 2023 for admission to the Ph.D. Degree in the areas of Management, Commerce, Nursing, Sports and Physical Education, Paramedical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences

.Established under the Indira Gandhi Technological and
Medical Sciences University Act 2012, Government of Arunachal Pradesh
Ziro - 791120, Arunachal Pradesh, India
Email : [email protected]



I have great pleasure in welcoming the prospective students contemplating to join Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University (IGTAMSU), located in the picturesque Ziro town, of Lower Subansiri District of Arunachal Pradesh. IGTAMSU is renowned for the quality of its vocational and job-oriented courses. Not just this, IGTAMSU is not just about acquiring knowledge. Instead, IGTAMSU has been carefully crafted with the idea of building a new kind of human, one who would redefine his relationship, not just with the society, but also with the wider natural world.

If human society is to endure, not just for a few a additional centuries, but for the eons to come, we humans need to find a sustainable modus-vivendi with Mother Earth. The need to control population and to master eco-friendly technologies can no longer be delegated to future generations. The time for action is here and now. Only a society that has mastered the science of basing its existence on these foundational principles can be called a sustainable society.

Like human body, Mother Earth too has its organs that can adjust to changes - in climate, nutrient levels and other aspects of the environment to maintain its stability, but only at a slow pace. Just like the human body that is made of trillions of cells, natural world too has trillions of constituent units, each finely tuned to coexist with the other. This beautiful synchronized harmony between the animate and inanimate was termed Gaia by the ancient Greeks.

Drastically changing our lifestyle and mindset will indeed be a colossal task. But as an optimist, we should view the third millennium as the time to make a clean break from the past and make a fresh start with a cleaner and greener mind, and to dedicate ourselves towards creating new technologies that can help us clean up the mess that we have created in the natural world over the last three to four centuries. And, we must vow to start treating nature as the loving mother, not as something to be conquered. We must lay the foundations of a human society that believes in living in harmony with nature, not in a state of permanent conflict with it.

Education is the largest single activity in the world, involving over 1500 million students and 50 million teachers at all levels, not counting millions of others in supporting roles. But its importance stems not merely from its size, but also from its role as the best-known instrument to institutionalize the process of knowledge production and dissemination. Thankfully, the advent of modern technology has now created a situation where transmission of knowledge can be executed at speeds that could not have been imagined till a few decades ago. This has now enabled us to contemplate a situation where even the most cutting-edge of technology can be transmitted even to the remotest corners of the world.

When seen from the point of view of mother earth, unlike the previous few centuries, 21st century should not just be an age of 'le explosion scolaire' i.e. expansion of the educational machinery, but of le explosion des connaissances', i.e. knowledge explosion or the expansion in the social conscience. Teaching, training and research, i.e. broadly the entire gamut of educational activities at Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, are driven by single minded dedication to quality control through a systems approach. This has enabled us to create fantastic teaching and learning outcomes.

I therefore truly look forward to meeting and working with the students joining our Ph.D. programme, and promise them a future full of prospects and possibilities.


On behalf of the Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, we are pleased to welcome all those interested in joining this University for acquiring knowledge and skills specially during their research leading to a Ph.D. degree.

As the human race has ventured to enter the third millennium, conversations and news reports are peppered with references to our fragile and endangered planet. The earth is five billion years old, and over the eons it has endured bombardment by meteors, abrupt shifts in its magnetic fields, dramatic realignment of its land masses, and the advance and retreat of massive ice mountains that reshaped its surface. Life, too, has proved resilient: Ever since first forms of life emerged on earth around three and a half billion years ago, , biological species have come and gone, but life has persisted without interruption. In fact, no matter what we humans do, it is unlikely that we would ever be able to conquer or fully disrupt the powerful forces that drive the earth system.

However, although we cannot completely disrupt the earth system, we do affect it significantly as we use energy and emit pollutants in our quest to satisfy the wants and needs of the ever-growing human population. We release chemicals that gnaw holes in the ozone shield that protects us from harmful ultraviolet radiation, and we burn fuels that emit heat-trapping gases that build up in the atmosphere. Our expanding numbers overtax the agricultural potential of the land.

All of us are aware that India's Higher Education System is the third largest in the world, next to the United States of America and China. As of 2019, our country has 1000+ University level Institution including all the Central, State, Deemed and Private Universities, besides the Institutions of national importance. The significant numerical expansion of Indian Higher Education System notwithstanding, it is in dire need of radical reforms. A focus on enforcing higher standards of transparency, strengthening the vocational and doctoral education pipeline, and professionalisation of educational sector through stronger institutional responsibility, would help in reprioritizing efforts and working around complexities. The rise of information technology and vocational education sector in India has boxed the students into linear path without giving them a chance to explore and discover their passions. Concerted and collaborative efforts are needed for broadening student choices through liberal education.

Our country is believed to have had a functioning higher and tertiary education as early as 1000 BC. Unlike our present-day universities, these ancient learning centres were primarily concerned with dispersing Vedic knowledge. On the other hand, the modern Indian educational system, which caters to a much larger societal need, finds its roots in colonial legacy. There is however an urgent need to reorient the modern education system in general and higher education system of India in particular, away from its colonial moorings, and onto a path where it can play a truly meaningful role in our nation-building process.

IGTAMSU has always been aware of its societal responsibilities. That awareness powers us on the path of continuous innovation in things like curriculum designing, pedagogy and everything else that enables a university perform its role in an effective and efficient manner. In this pursuit of excellence, our university has never shied away from collaborating with many like-minded institutions, however, we try to maintain our distinct identity, independence and autonomy. Overall, it is enormously satisfying to see the positive impact that we have been able to, and continue to create in wider society in general and in the lives of our students in particular. The gratitude that we see in the eyes of our students and parents, motivates us to strive harder to achieve greater goals. Our PhD Programme is a step in that direction. I assure all the prospective students that the time that you invest while pursuing PhD at IGTAMSU would turn out to be one of the best investments that you would ever be making into your future.


It fills my heart with great delight to welcome all prospective students to the man making, character building institution that Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University (IGTSAMSU), Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh, has been able to blossom into. As the Vice Chancellor of this wonderful institution, I can assure all prospective PhD scholars that every day that you spend with us, would be full of life changing experiences replete with opportunities to learn from highly accomplished teachers and colleagues. This would be an experience that would set your sails towards the great journey called life.
IGTAMSU is acutely aware of the various problems facing the youth such as lack of educational and employment opportunities and the consequent atmosphere of despondency that ultimately lead to other problems such as displacement and general directionlessness.

In the context of the North-East that is already beset with multiple other problems, all this adds to the social strife that the region is already struggling against. We know that such problems foster additional crises in the form of inter-ethnic tensions, administrative failures, sectarianism and ultimately even insurgencies. We are firm in our belief that hatred and violence cannot be the solution to the problems of any society, the 8 sister States in the North-East being no exception. We therefore feel that there is an urgent need for constructive interventions consisting of both long term and immediate measures. While the Government and other agencies are doing their job, civil society too has to step up and do its bit. IGTAMSU represents that will of the civil society to make a difference to the lives of the youth of the nation in general, and the North-Eastern region in particular.

The main objective behind the establishment of the Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, is to ensure that the unemployable young boys and girls from the North-Eastern States in general and from Arunachal Pradesh in particular are given skill-based vocational education to become fully employable, thus making them productive members of the society.

The main focus behind teaching and research at IGTAMSU is the concept of "student-centric learning", also known as learner-centric education. This approach broadly encompasses methods of teaching that shift the focus of education from merely receiving instructions to acquiring knowledge and skills. Student-centric approach to learning aims to develop the critical faculties of the students.

Such an education focuses on skills and stresses upon practices that enable lifelong learning and independent problem-solving skills. The concept of Student- centric learning is based on the constructivist theory of learning that emphasizes the learner's critical role in constructing meaning from new information and prior experiences. In a student- centric learning space, students choose what they wish to learn and how they wish to learn. In this system, students also have the freedom to decide how they wish to assess their learning. This is in stark contrast to traditional education, also dubbed "teacher-centric learning", which places the teacher at the centre of the teaching & learning process.

In contrast to the student-centric approach to learning, in the traditional approach, the teacher is in the active role while the student is in the passive role. IGTAMSU wishes to exploit the full potential in the student-centric approach to learning. All our courses have therefore been designed keeping this objective in mind. Being a leading practitioner of this approach to learning, IGTAMSU is well-positioned to help the students become the best of what they can be and develop the full range of potential that they are endowed with.

I am fully confident that through our innovative Ph.D. programme, we would be able to lay the foundation of a progressive and productive society. Therefore, on behalf of the university, I take this opportunity to welcome the selected Research Scholars on an exciting adventure called Ph.D. at IGTAMSU.

Abbreviated from the Latin philosophiae doctor, meaning "Doctor of Philosophy," the PhD is the highest degree that a student can attain in most fields, with the notable exceptions of law and medicine that have their own doctorates. Precisely when the first doctorates were granted is not clear. In its modern sense, the degree originated in the 19th century, by when the word "philosophy" had acquired a much broader meaning of "love of wisdom,".

Structurally, a Ph.D. programme is a postgraduate research degree that requires an individual to make a significant original contribution to their chosen field of study. As far as the history of the programme is concerned, it is long and varied, with a number of different countries and universities contributing to its evolution.

One of the earliest known degrees that can be equated with what we now call the Ph.D. were awarded in the medieval Islamic world, with the first recorded doctorates being awarded by the University of al-Karaouine in Fez, Morocco in 859 CE. These doctorates were initially awarded in the fields of Islamic law and theology, though more disciplines soon followed. Throughout the medieval and renaissance periods, doctorates were awarded in a number of different fields, including medicine, philosophy, mathematics and law.

In Medieval universities, study was divided into four faculties: Arts, Theology, Medicine, and Law (Canon and Civil). These departments offered intermediate degrees (Bachelor's degrees) as well as final ones. At first, the titles of "Master" and "Docto"" were used interchangeably for the final degrees. However, towards the end of the period, the titles of Master of Arts, Doctor of Theology/Divinity, Doctor of Law, and Doctor of Medicine became common in most places, with the exception of German and Italian universities, where the title "Doctor" was used for all faculties.

The PhD degree began to spread to other countries in the 17th and 18th centuries, with the University of Cambridge awarding its first PhDs in 1682 and Harvard University awarding its first in 1708. By the 19th century, the PhD had become established in many countries around the world, with universities in the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom awarding doctorates. In the 20th century, the PhD degree underwent significant changes. The requirement for original research was replaced by a focus on the production of a dissertation or thesis that could be defended in an exam. This new format of the PhD enabled universities to award doctorates more quickly and to a larger number of students.

Though MD and JD qualifications are broadly regarded as equivalent to Ph.D., there are certain differences. In case of an MD or a JD, in order to obtain the qualification, students must study and pass tests on existing knowledge in their respective fields, whereas with a PhD, a student must not only gain an extensive understanding of the subject but also make an original contribution through research. Whereas medical or law students are not expected to make any discoveries, those pursuing a PhD in neurobiology must uncover a new detail about the brain in order to graduate.

In the humanities and natural sciences, the research discovery requirement of a PhD may result in an alternate interpretation or explanation of existing facts. This interdisciplinary communication often leads to breakthroughs in understanding how the world works. Sadly, those who specialize in gathering facts and those who interpret them may not always be in agreement, creating tension among students of higher education. Despite these differences, PhD students share a commonality in their pursuit of knowledge and the unpredictability of when they will graduate. The requirement of research for a PhD is linked to the founding of the modern research university.

Universities have been present in Europe since the 11th century, though the degrees they granted were more akin to MDs and JDs than PhDs, as they mostly focused on existing knowledge. During the Renaissance and Enlightenment, most European scholars were linked to universities, but they had to teach the children of nobility to support themselves while doing research in their free time. An example of this is Sir Isaac Newton, a 17th-century scientist, who was appointed as a professor of mathematics in Cambridge University just one year after receiving his MA.

From 18th and 19th century, the modern concept of university began to be introduced all over the world through European colonialism. By the late 1760s, universities in North America such as King's College (now Columbia University) and the University of Pennsylvania were awarding doctorates of medicine. Just like their European counterparts, these institutions focused on teaching the youth of the wealthy and influential families, without prioritizing research.

This lack of focus on research in the universities of those days was noticed by several men of letters. It is worth noting that during those days, often the members of the aristocracy were also the leading scholars and scientists. Among such men of letters, especially those who had a passion for discoveries and expansion in the frontiers of knowledge, many felt the need to do something to change the state of affairs. William Von Humboldt, an influential member of the powerful Prussian aristocracy, a diplomat by profession, a close friend of many of the leading scholars of the day, and the brother of the legendary naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, was one such person. Humboldt was also a leading linguist of his time. In his spare time, Wilhelm von Humboldt used to be a passionate researcher in linguistics. During his days, he was among the leading experts on the Basque language. Records of his communication with his globe-trotting, Alexander Von Humboldt show that he was always after his brother for details on South American languages.

In 1810, convinced that the universities of the day were not doing enough to further the cause of research, Wilhelm von Humboldt, , founded the first of its kind university, Humboldt University. He named the university as University of Berlin. But now that university is known by his name, and is called Humboldt University That university came up with the revolutionary concept of combining teaching and research. University of Humboldt introduced a new degree, the PhD, which necessitated original research. This model quickly spread to other universities, including those in the United States. In United States, the first PhD degree was awarded in 1861 by Yale University.

The post-war era saw a boom in the number of young people, usually former soldiers, vying to get university degrees. Many of such students also wanted to pursue higher degree programs like Ph.D. Funding for their educational endeavours was usually not a problem since most of the either had access to Government grants. The universities themselves were receiving a lot of grants from diverse sources, including from private individuals.

In order to cater to this burgeoning demand for PhD degrees, the universities began expanding their PhD programmes. Not only were the universities admitting more and more students to PhD programmes, they were also forcing their faculty members to acquire one. And, going by the contribution that the PhD holders have made to their societies in various fields, the importance of PhD programmes for universities all over the world has risen manyfold.

In the current scenario, the demand for the skill sets that PhD holders bring onto the table is so high that often the students with PhD can be found pursuing fulfilling careers outside of the university system. Despite the recurrent debates about the need for reforms in Ph.D. programmes, by and large, a PhD has been found to be a highly rewarding experience for almost all those who have pursued this path. And, given the intensity of focus on knowledge-based societies, the future for PhD holders looks even brighter in the times to come.

Today, the PhD is still one of the most highly sought-after qualifications and is highly valued by employers. The history of the PhD degree has seen it evolve from a purely research-based qualification to one that is focused on the production of an original and innovative dissertation or thesis. It is a testament to the importance of higher education and a symbol of academic excellence.


The detailed requirements for award of a Ph.D. Degree vary throughout the world. In some countries, the US, Canada, Denmark, for example, most universities require coursework in addition to research for successful completion of Ph.D. In many other countries, such as the UK, there is generally no such condition. It is not uncommon, however, for individual universities or departments to specify additional requirements for students not already in possession of a Master's Degree or an equivalent qualification. This process differs greatly from other Doctoral degrees such as the Juris Doctor i.e. JD or the Doctor of Medicine i.e. MD. The Ph.D. may be earned in as little as 60 credits while the JD requires 85 credits and the MD requires about 90 credits. In India, the M.Phil. (pre-Ph.D.) and Ph.D. Degrees are regulated through the University Grants Commission.

In countries requiring coursework, there is usually a prescribed minimum amount of study, typically two to three years full time, or a set number of credit hours which must take place before submission of the thesis. This requirement is usually waived for those submitting a portfolio of peer-reviewed published work. The candidate may also be required to successfully complete a certain number of additional and advanced courses relevant to his or her area of specialization.

A candidate must submit a Thesis or Dissertation consisting of a suitable body of original academic research, which is in principle worthy of publication in a peer-refereed context. In many countries a candidate must defend this work before a panel of expert examiners appointed by the university; in other countries, the dissertation is examined by a panel of expert examiners who stipulate whether the dissertation is in principle passable.

Universities in the non-English-speaking world have begun adopting similar standards to those of the Anglophone Ph.D. Degree for their doctoral programmes. A Ph.D. candidate is conventionally required to study on campus under close supervision. With the popularity of distance education and e-learning technologies, some universities now accept students enrolled into a distance education in part-time mode. However, the UGC does not allow the Indian Universities to conduct M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes through Distance Education Mode.


In Argentina, the admission to a Ph.D. programme at an Argentine University requires the full completion of a Master's Degree or a Licentiate's Degree. Non-Argentinian Master's titles are generally accepted into a Ph.D. programme when the Degree comes from a recognized university. Upon completion of at least two years research and course work as a graduate student, a candidate must demonstrate truthful and original contributions to his or her specific field of knowledge within a frame of academic excellence. The Doctoral candidate's work should be presented as a dissertation or thesis prepared under the supervision of a Tutor or Director, and reviewed by a Doctoral Committee. This Committee should be composed of examiners that are external to the programme, and at least one of them should also be external to the institution. The Ph.D. degree is received after a successful defence of the candidate's dissertation.

In India a Master's Degree is required to gain admission to a Doctoral Programme. The Indian Universities are required to lay down the criteria for a faculty member to be recognized as Research Supervisors for Ph.D. Programmes. The admissions are made through an Entrance Test at the level of the individual university, or upon successfully clearing the UGC-NET test. Upon satisfactory completion of the course work including a stipulated number of papers in research methodology, which shall form part and parcel of the Doctoral Programme, the Scholars shall undertake research work and produce a draft Thesis within a reasonable time, as stipulated by the concerned university.

The final Thesis produced by the Doctoral student and submitted to the University shall be evaluated by at least two experts, out of which one shall be from outside the State. It shall be up to the University concerned to have one examiner from outside the country. On receipt of satisfactory evaluation report, the Doctoral student undergoes a viva voce examination during which the student has to defend his/her Doctoral Thesis. Along with the Degree, the University shall issue a Provisional Certificate certifying that the Degree has been awarded in accordance with the provisions of the relevant regulations of the University Grants Commission (UGC). Some of the IITs and institutions of national importance do admit those who have completed B.Tech. / MBBS / BDS / BHMS / BAMS / BUMS into the Ph.D. Degree programmes if they secure more than a stipulated percentage of marks in the Bachelor's Degree.

In Germany, an advanced Degree (Master, Diploma, Magister or Staatsexamen) and above-average grades are often required to gain admission to a Doctoral Programme. The Degree should usually be in a related field. The candidate must also find a tenured Professor or Privatdozent to serve as the formal Advisor and Supervisor (Betreuer) of the Dissertation throughout the Doctoral Programme. This Supervisor is informally referred to as Doktorvater/Doktormutter.

Doctoral programmes in Germany generally take one to four years - usually three, up to five in Engineering - to complete, depending on the subject. There are usually no formal classes or lectures to attend, and the Doctoral candidate mainly conducts independent research under the tutelage of a single Professor or Advisory Committee. This is a considerable difference from the situation in many other countries (such as the U. S.), where Doctoral candidates are often referred to as PhD "Students" and have some formal curriculum. For German Doctoral candidates, this rather inaccurate term should be avoided, because they do not take formal courses, but are often considered a full member of staff.

A good deal of Doctoral candidates work as teaching or research assistants, and are paid a reasonably competitive salary. However, external funding by research organisations and foundations is also common. Furthermore, many universities have established research-intensive Graduiertenkollegs, which are graduate schools that provide funding for doctoral theses.

In German-speaking countries, most Eastern European countries, the former Soviet Union, most parts of Africa, Asia, and many Spanish-speaking countries, the corresponding Degree is simply called "Doctor" (Doktor), and is distinguished by subject area with a Latin suffix (e.g. "Dr. Med." for Doctor Medicinae, "Dr. Rer. Nat" for Doctor Rerum Naturalium - Doctor of Natural Science, "Dr. Phil." for Doctor Philosophiae, "Dr. Jur." for Doctor Juris, etc.).

In the former Soviet Union, the Doctor of Sciences is the higher of two sequential post-graduate degrees, with Candidate of Sciences being universally accepted as the equivalent of the Ph.D. The Doctorate on the other hand usually referred to the fact that holder of that title was a (Full) Professors or an academician of repute. It was rarely awarded to those younger than late middle age or lacking in achievement, and used to be a symbol of success in an academic career.

The Dottorato di Ricerca (Research Doctorate) is an academic title awarded at the end of a course of not less than three years, admission to which is based on entrance examinations. Doctorate courses are open, without age or citizenship limits, to all those who already hold a Degree or similar academic title recognised as equivalent to an Italian Degree by the Committee responsible for the entrance examinations. The number of places on offer each year, and details of the entrance examinations are set out in the examination announcement.

From January 2006, the fees charged to international PhD students is the same as that paid by citizens of New Zealand pursuing the same course. Each New Zealand University sets its own fees for each PhD course. PhD tuition fees under the new system are likely to be in the range of 5,500-6,500 NZD per student per year. The successful candidates going to study in NZ are also allowed to take their partners and children with them. Their partners can apply for work permit while in NZ, and their school going children can enjoy all the facilities available to children of residents of the country. The general requirements for admission usually includes a research based Master's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree with Honours in 1st Class. Exception may be granted subject to the individual requirements of each Department at the University.

A Doctoral Degree (pl. Doktor), abbreviated to Ph.D. (pl. Dr) is an Advanced Academic Degree awarded by universities in most fields as well as by the Polish Academy of Sciences, regulated by the relevant Acts of Polish Parliament, and by the Government Orders, in particular by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland. Commonly, students with a Master's Degree or equivalent are accepted to a Doctoral Entrance Examination. The title of Ph.D. is awarded to a scientist who has completed a minimum of 4 years of Ph.D. studies, finished his/her theoretical and/or laboratory's scientific work, passed all Ph.D. examinations, submitted his/her dissertation containing the author's research and findings, and successfully defended his/her Doctoral Thesis. Typically, upon completion, the candidate undergoes an oral examination, always public, by his/her Supervisory Committee with expertise in the given discipline. Ph.D. Degree is often a preliminary step toward a Post-Doc career.

Doctoral Degrees are regulated by Royal Decree (R.D. 778/1998), Real Decreto (in Spanish). They are granted by the University on behalf of the King, and its Diploma has the force of a Public Document. The Ministry of Science keeps a National Registry of the Theses called TESEO. According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), less than 5% of MSc Degree holders are admitted to PhD Programmes, and less than 10% of first-year PhD students are finally granted a Doctorate title.

All Doctoral Programmes are of a research nature. A minimum of 5 years of study, divided into 2 stages, is required:

1. A 3-year-long period of studies, which concludes with a public dissertation presented to a panel of 3 Professors. If the project receives approval from the university, he/she will receive a "Diploma de Estudios Avanzados" (part qualified Doctor).
2. A 2-year (or longer) period of research. Extensions may be requested for up to 10 years. The student must write his/her thesis presenting a new discovery or original contribution to the chosen discipline. If approved by his/her "Thesis Director", the study will be presented to a panel of 5 distinguished scholars. Any Doctor attending the public presentations is allowed to challenge the candidate with questions on his/her research. If approved, he/she will receive the doctorate. Four marks can be granted (Unsatisfactory, Pass, "Cum laude", and "Summa cum laude"). Those Doctors granted their Degree "Summa Cum Laude" are allowed to apply for an "Extraordinary Award".

A Doctorate Degree is required to apply to a teaching position at the University. The social standing of Doctors in Spain is evidenced by the fact that only Ph.D. holders, Grandees and Dukes can take seat and cover their heads in the presence of the King. All Doctoral Degree holders are reciprocally recognized as equivalent in Germany and Spain ("Bonn Agreement of Nov. 14, 1994").

Universities admit applicants to Ph.D. Programmes on case-by-case bases; depending on the university, admission is typically conditional on the prospective student having successfully completed an undergraduate degree with at least upper second-class honours, or a postgraduate Master's Degree, but requirements can vary.

In the case of the University of Oxford, for example, "The one essential condition of being evidence of previous academic excellence, and of future potential." Commonly, students are first accepted on to an M.Phil. programme. Subsequently students, upon satisfactory progress, may transfer to Ph.D. stage. This is commonly referred to as APG (Advanced Postgraduate) status. This is typically done after one or two years, and the research work done can potentially count towards the Ph.D. Degree. If a student fails to make satisfactory progress, he or she may be offered the pass out with an M.Phil. Degree.

In addition, Ph.D. students from countries outside the EU/EFTA area are required to comply with the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS), which involves undergoing a security clearance process with the Foreign Office for certain courses in medicine, mathematics and many natural, engineering and material sciences. This requirement was introduced in 2007 due to concerns about terrorism and weapons proliferation. A New Route Ph.D. programme has been launched by 33 UK universities to prepare students better in their research skills and knowledge.

In the United Kingdom, Ph.D. Degrees are distinct from other Doctorates, most notably the Higher Doctorates such as D.Litt. (Doctor of Letters) or D.Sc. (Doctor of Science), which are granted on the recommendation of a Committee of Examiners on the basis of a substantial portfolio of submitted (and usually published) research. Recent years have seen the introduction of professional Doctorates, which are the same level as Ph.D. but are not solely academic, combining academic research, a taught component and a professional qualification. These are most notably in the fields of Engineering (Eng.D.), Education (Ed.D.), Occupational Psychology (D.Occ Psych.) Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych.), Public Administration (D.P.A.), Business Administration (D.B.A.), and Music (D Mus). These typically have a more formal taught component consisting of smaller research projects, as well as a 40,000-60,000 words thesis component, which collectively is equivalent to that of a Ph.D. Degree.

In the United States, the Ph.D. Degree is the Highest Academic Degree awarded by universities in most fields of study. The Ph.D. Degree is often misunderstood to be synonymous with the term Doctorate. While the Ph.D. Degree is the most common Doctorate, the term Doctorate can refer to any number of Doctoral Degrees in the United States. The U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation recognize numerous Doctoral Degrees as "equivalent", and do not discriminate between them. In law, for example, the Degree of Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D.) is regarded as the equivalent to the Ph.D.

American students typically undergo a series of three phases in the course of their work toward the Ph.D. Degree. The first phase consists of course work in the student's field of study, and requires one to three years to complete. This often is followed by a preliminary, a comprehensive examination, or a series of cumulative examinations where the emphasis is on breadth rather than depth of knowledge. Subsequently, the student is often required to pass oral and written examinations in the field of specialization within the discipline, and here, depth is emphasized. Some Ph.D. programmes require the candidate to successfully complete requirements in pedagogy (taking courses on higher level teaching and teaching undergraduate courses).

Another two to four years are usually required for the composition of a substantial and original contribution to human knowledge in the form of a written Dissertation, which in the social sciences and humanities typically ranges from 50 to 450 pages in length. In many cases, depending on the discipline, a Dissertation consists of (i) a comprehensive literature review, (ii) an outline of methodology, and (iii) several chapters of scientific, social, historical, philosophical, or literary analysis. Typically, upon completion, the candidate undergoes an oral examination, sometimes public, by his or her supervisory committee with expertise in the given discipline.


Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh has framed its own guidelines for admission to the Ph.D. Degree in the light of the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY : A Master's Degree in the relevant subject with a minimum of 55% marks. A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled, Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time.

DURATION : Three to Six Years.

SELECTION : The Ph.D. Scholars are selected on the basis of an Entrance Examination conducted by the Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University.

ADMISSION : The selected candidates will be required to submit a synopsis in consultation with his/her Research Supervisor. Based on the clearance from the Research Board of the University, admissions will be confirmed by also notifying the specific topic for research selected by the Research Scholar who will start researching on the notified topic.

FEE : The selected candidates will be required to pay the tuition and other fee as mentioned below:
Admission and Registration Fee 10,125.00
Tuition, Guidance and Monitoring Fee (Payable in 3 Instalments) 300,000.00
Psychometric Analysis, Examination and Evaluation Fee 15,000.00
Total 3,25,125.00

Out of the above mentioned amount, Rs. 1,10,125 has to be paid as the first instalment of fee in the name of "Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University" payable at Ziro within a month from the date of the selection of the candidate. The second instalment of Rs. 100,000 is to be paid in the second year. The third instalment of Rs. 100,000 is to be paid in the beginning of third year. The Examination and Evaluation Fee of Rs. 15,000 is to be paid while submitting the Doctoral Thesis before the completion of three years from the date of registration.

The payment may also be paid online or through RTGS to the Bank Account of the University.



Established in the year 2012 under the provisions of Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh Act 2012 (Act 6 of 2012) passed by the State Legislature of Arunachal Pradesh, Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University also known by its acronym IGTAMSU, is a pioneer when it comes to designing new programmes at the Bachelor's, Master's as well as Doctoral levels in various emerging fields. IGTSMSU has great pleasure in bringing out the present scheme of "Full Time Regular / Part Time Registration for Ph.D." to aspirants across the country and abroad.

Under this unique scheme, the aspiring candidates, hailing from anywhere in India or from any country in the world, satisfying the eligibility criteria can register for a high-quality Ph.D. Programme at Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh.

The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) would be awarded to a candidate who, as per the regulations outlined in the University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedures for Award of Ph.D. Degree) Regulations, 2022, has submitted a Doctoral Thesis on the basis of original and independent research in any discipline or in an inter-disciplinary area that makes a contribution to the advancement of knowledge, which is approved by suitably appointed examiners.

# For the purposes of admission to the Ph.D. programme, a candidate should have obtained a Master's Degree in the discipline in which he / she wants to register for Ph.D. programme, and should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks (5% relaxation for SC / ST Candidates) in the qualifying examinations under (10+2+3+2) system. Candidates residing / working anywhere in India or abroad, working in Educational or other Institutions are eligible for registration.
# The candidate should have a Master's Degree or an M.Phil. Degree from any University recognized by the University Grants Commission / Association of Indian Universities for Part time External Registration for Ph.D. programme offered by Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh.
# Any Chartered Accountant / Cost Accountant / Company Secretary with a minimum of three years of experience after obtaining their professional qualification is also eligible for Ph.D. registration in Commerce/Management discipline.

Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria can register for Ph.D. programmes in Arts, Science, Humanities, Sports, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Physical Education, Naturopathy & Yoga, Law, Commerce, Management, Engineering, Medical Sciences, and Paramedical Sciences under a Supervisor working with the university.

The following candidates are eligible to register for the Full Time, Regular / Part Time External Registration for Ph.D. Programme. A candidate who has qualified for the Master's Degree in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Humanities, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Sports and Physiocal Education, Naturopathy and Yoga, Laws, Commerce, Management, Engineering, Medical Sciences, and Paramedical Sciences of this University or any University recognized by the University Grants Commission or Association of Indian Universities. In the case of Interdisciplinary candidates, permission may be granted to the candidates by the university subject to the following conditions:

a) The candidate should submit along with the application for Ph.D., remarks of the Research Supervisor for registration under interdisciplinary subject. The application will be scrutinized for approval by the Ph.D. Registration Committee
b) The Guide / Supervisor should have obtained approval from the University to Guide / Supervise the interdisciplinary subjects.
c) The Degree will be awarded in the name of the interdisciplinary subject and also the word "Interdisciplinary in subject" would be mentioned in the Degree Certificates along with title of the Thesis.

For Interdisciplinary subjects, the Research Supervisor will be from the discipline of the candidate (Eligibility Discipline). A Co-Guide / Supervisor will be appointed in the Interdisciplinary subject.

A candidate who has registered for Ph.D. programme on Full Time, Regular / Part Time External Registration with Post Graduate qualification shall work for a minimum period of three years and a maximum period of six years.

The Scholar (the candidate) should, at least twice in a year, update the Doctoral Committee about the progress in his / her research work. In this regard, every six months there will be a Doctoral Committee Meeting. The candidate should present his / her progress report before the Committee and pay attention to fulfil the conditions arising out of the suggestions made by Committee. Before submission of the synopsis, the candidate should present his / her progress before the Doctoral Committee. If the Committee wants the candidate to make modifications in his/her work, he/she would have to comply with the suggestions made by the Committee. Only upon the full satisfaction of the Committee would the candidate be allowed to submit his/her Synopsis and proceed to the Thesis writing stage.

The Doctoral Committee will consist of the concerned University HoD, or a faculty nominated by the HoD. The faculty nominated by the HoD would be required to be an approved Guide / Supervisor. The Committee would also have an external expert. The external expert would be nominated by the Vice Chancellor after consultation with the Supervisor.

A Candidate shall apply in the prescribed application format available on the website. Along with the application, a Demand Draft for Rs. 1,10,125/- (Rs.10,125/- towards Admission and Registration Fee, and Rs. 1,00,000/- towards annual Fee) issued by a nationalized or a scheduled bank shall be enclosed. The Second Year Fee of Rs.1,00,000/- and the third-year fee of Rs. 1,15,000 will be payable in the second and third year respectively.

A candidate may be permitted to pursue his/her research leading to the award of the Ph.D. Degree in those institutions where the supervisor is working / the candidate has access facilities needed to pursue research. The venue of the Public Viva-Voce Examination will be decided in consultation with the Guide / Supervisor. For overseas candidates, in case they are unable to come to India, the Viva-Voce Examination can be conducted through Video Conferencing.

Every Scholar registered for the Ph.D. programme shall work under the continuous supervision of a recognized Research Supervisor. The Research Supervisor should be a Teacher/Researcher/Scientist at Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro.

The candidate for registration / recognition as Research Supervisor should apply in the prescribed Format available on the University's Website. The candidate, if already recognized for Ph.D. guidance by a recognized University in India, shall attach a copy of the Certificate with the application. Alternatively, the university may consider the applicant as Research Supervisors if he / she has completed five years of service and holds a Ph.D. Degree, or has completed one year of service after getting the Ph.D. Degree.

The Research Supervisor should be present at the time of counselling (first Doctoral Committee meeting) of candidates for Registration. A Research Supervisor has to give an undertaking that he/she will not exploit the candidate monetarily, or for any other personal benefit for offering guidance and supervision. If such things are proved, action will be taken against the said Supervisor. The candidate will then be allotted to some other Guide / Supervisor.

The maximum number of candidates registered for the Ph.D. programme will be as per the latest UGC Rules notified in 2022.

I. Transfer of Ph.D. Scholars from one Supervisor to another Supervisor can be accepted by the Ph.D. Registration Committee depending on the merit of the case.
II. In case a Supervisor wishes to avail leave / lien / deputation beyond a period of six months, he/she shall nominate a Co-guide in the concerned subject for the candidate registered with him / her, and a proper intimation to the university about the matter shall be made by the supervisor well in advance.

Change of topic of research by the candidate is permitted in exceptional cases. The time limit fixed for change of topic of research in the Ph.D. Programme is as follows:

I. In case of candidates with Master's Degree qualification, the change must be executed within six months from the date of registration.
II. In case of candidates with an M.Phil. qualification, the change must be executed within nine months from the date of registration.

(a) If a candidate, does not pass Part I course work of the Ph.D. Programme within two years of his/her admission in the Ph.D. Programme, his/her registration shall be cancelled by the University on the expiry of such period.
(b) In case of such cancellation, the candidate shall be intimated about the grounds on which the registration is being proposed for cancellation.
(c) In case of any representation from the candidate, the Registrar shall refer the matter to the Full Time Regular / Part Time External Registration Committee which may either suggest cancellation or change of the Supervisor, depending on the merit of the case.



(i) Every candidate provisionally registered for the Ph.D. Programme shall undergo course work in the first year. The course work consists of the following:

Written Papers (under Part I)
Paper I: Research Methodology
(Research methods of concerned discipline)
Paper II: An advanced paper in the subject concerned
Paper III: Background (special) Paper related to his / her Ph.D. Work.
(Pertaining to the area of specialization chosen by the candidate under a Guide/Supervisor)

The syllabi for Papers I, II, III will be framed by the Supervisor / Guide Committee and approved by the Board of Studies in Research and the Standing Committee on Academic Affairs.

Each candidate shall be required to choose a research problem in his / her chosen area of research specialization and submit a Thesis incorporating the results of his / her investigation, carried out under the supervision of a recognized Supervisor.

a) A. The candidates shall submit to the University, through his / her Supervisor, six copies of the Synopsis of the Thesis proposed to be submitted by him / her, along with the prescribed fees, certificates etc, before three months but not earlier than six months from the date of submission of the Thesis.
b) While forwarding the Synopsis, the Supervisor shall submit to the University, in a sealed cover, the prescribed panels of Examiners with brief Curriculum-Vitae which must contain Email IDs for evaluating the Thesis and for the conduct of the Viva-Voce examination.
c) Extension of time for submission of Ph.D. Thesis will be granted up to a maximum period of two years on the payment of the fees prescribed from time to time. Such extension will be granted for a duration of six months in the first instance and additional three six monthly extensions may be granted, making a total of two years in exceptional cases with the recommendation of the supervisor.
d) Every candidate shall submit with his / her application for the Ph.D. Degree and the Thesis, a declaration by himself / herself and a Certificate from under whom he/she worked, in the prescribed Formats. An extra copy of each of the Certificate and Declaration, has to be submitted along with the Thesis.
e) E. Not less than three months but not before six months from the date of submission of the Thesis, every candidate shall submit to the University through his/her Supervisor, a Synopsis (six copies) of the proposed Thesis, together with the prescribed Application Form and the prescribed fee. The candidate shall mention the probable date of submission of his / her Thesis in the Application. The synopsis shall not exceed 20 typewritten or printed pages (one side only of A4 size).
f. A Panel of Examiners for the adjudication of the Thesis as prescribed must be submitted by the Supervisor in a sealed cover. Without this the Synopsis shall not be accepted by the Controller of Examinations.
g. Before submission of Thesis, the candidate should present his / her progress before the Doctoral Committee, and he / she has to go by the advice of the Committee to incorporate / modify / further work, etc for the Thesis and then submit the Thesis.
h. Not later than six months after the submission of the Synopsis, and after the expiry of the minimum period of research prescribed, every candidate shall submit five copies of the Thesis embodying the results of the research carried out by him / her along with the prescribed Application Fee.

The title of the Synopsis and title of the Thesis shall invariably be the same.
a) The title page of the Thesis, Cover Format, etc., should strictly conform to the Format of presentation as prescribed and the Thesis (all copies) should carry a Declaration by the candidate and Certificate duly signed and issued by the Supervisor.
b) The Ph.D. Thesis / Synopsis may generally be written in English (for subjects other than languages). However the Thesis may be written in Hindi or in any other regional language provided a translated copy of the Abstract/Summary and the full Thesis in English are also appended.
c) Eligible Candidates shall be permitted to submit their Thesis, within the period of six years but after three years from the date of Registration.
d) Extension of time for submission of Ph.D. Thesis will be granted up to a maximum period of two years on the payment of the fees prescribed from time to time. Such extension will be granted for a duration of six months in the first instance and additional three six monthly extensions may be granted, making a total of two years in exceptional cases with the recommendation of the Supervisor.
e) Every Candidate shall submit with his/ her application for the Ph.D.

A Declaration by himself / herself and a Certificate from the Supervisor in the prescribed Format is given below. An extra copy of each of the Certificate and Declaration, has to be submitted along with the Thesis.


I hereby declare that the Thesis, titled
submitted to the Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in
is a record of original and independent research work done by me during under the Supervision and Guidance of Dr / Mr. / Ms. ........................................ Department of ........................................ and it has not formed the basis for the award of any Degree / Diploma /Associateship / Fellowship or other similar title to any candidate in any University.

Signature of the Candidate


This is to certify that the Thesis entitled
, submitted to Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in a record of original research work done by Mr. / Ms......................................... during the period of ........................................ his / her study in the Department of at College / Research Institute / Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh), under my supervision and guidance and the Thesis has not formed the basis for the award of any Degree / Diploma /Associate ship / Fellowship or other similar title to any candidate of any University.

Countersigned by Signature of the Guide / Supervisor
Head of the Department

Notwithstanding anything contained in these regulations regarding the minimum period of research to be put in by candidates before becoming eligible to submit their Thesis for the Degree, it shall be competent for the University, to permit candidates to submit their Thesis earlier by a period of not exceeding six months, provided such requests for earlier submission from candidate is accompanied by:

(a) the recommendation of the Supervisor for the relaxation based on the satisfactory completion of the research work for the Thesis topic with evidence that the candidate has been working consistently even prior to his / her provisional registration for the Ph.D. Degree, on the topic of his / her research; and
(b) evidence of having completed the required work for the Thesis by way of their special aptitude in the concerned topic of research.

Candidates, who have not submitted the Thesis within the prescribed period may choose to re-register under the same Supervisor in the same topic with the prescribed fees. In such instances, the re-registered candidate shall be permitted to submit his / her Thesis after a period of one year but not later than two years. For re-registered candidates with change of Supervisor and / or topic of the Thesis, the required period would be similar to that of freshly registered candidates.

a) For all Ph.D. Thesis the panel must consist four examiners from outside Arunachal Pradesh and two examiners from outside the geographical jurisdiction of Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh. No two examiners shall be from the same institution.
b) The examiners to conduct Ph.D. Public viva-voce examination may be from within the North-East or from Universities situated in other States.
c) Only qualified research experts may be considered for appointment as Examiners for Ph.D. Thesis evaluation.
d) The Thesis submitted by the candidate shall be referred for evaluation to a Board of Examiners consisting of three persons, of whom two may be from the Panel of Examiners suggested, and the third will be the Supervisor. Each Member of the Board shall adjudicate the Thesis and shall submit a detailed Report (in the prescribed form) on the merits and demerits of the Thesis and finally indicate whether the Thesis is "Not commended", "Commended" or "Recommended for resubmission".
e) The evaluation of Thesis, submitted by a candidate who has undertaken his / her research under a Guide and a Co-Guide, must be evaluated by the Guide only.
f) In case, the examiners have not commended the Thesis, the Thesis shall be rejected and the registration cancelled.

In case one of the two examiners has not commended the Thesis, the Thesis shall be referred again to a fourth examiner, Indian or Foreign, as the case of may be (i.e. if the Thesis is not commended by a foreigner, the fourth examiner shall be a foreigner, and if it is not commended by an Indian, the fourth examiner shall be an Indian. In the event of either the Indian or the Foreign examiner rejects the Thesis, till the Report of the other examiner is received, the Thesis should not be sent to the fourth examiner for adjudication.

In case, the fourth examiner commends the Thesis, it will be accepted and the candidate shall appear for the Public viva-voce examination. However, if the fourth examiner does not commend the Thesis, the Thesis shall be rejected and the registration cancelled
i) As soon as the reports of evaluation are received from the examiners by the University, they shall be sent to the Guide for consolidation of the Reports.
ii) If the examiners insist on corrections to be made in the Thesis, the same shall be made before appearing for the Public viva-voce examination, along with a Certificate from the Supervisor that the corrections have been satisfactorily made.
iii) If the examiner (s) suggest a revision and re-submission of the Thesis, then the revised Thesis duly certified by the guide shall be accepted and the candidate shall appear for the viva-voce.
iv) In case of a Thesis, which has been not specifically 'commended' or 'not commended' but revision suggested, the Thesis shall be revised and the Thesis duly certified by the Supervisor sent to the examiner who has suggested the revision for obtaining the commendation.
v) In case of a Thesis, which has been commended and revision suggested, a Certificate from the Supervisor that the revision is satisfactory, would suffice.
g) (i) The candidate whose Thesis has been approved shall submit himself / herself to a Public viva-voce Examination to be conducted by one external Indian Examiner, the Supervisor and the Members of the Department in the subject concerned where he / she conducted research and outside specialists, if any. The venue of the Public viva-voce Examination will be decided in consultation with the Supervisor. The first notification for Ph.D. viva-voce Examination may be issued only after the Examiner - Research Supervisor for the candidate, received the approval to issue the first notice from the University authorities.
ii) 15 clear days of notice may be required to be given for issue of second notification from the first notification. 15 clear days may be required to be given for conducting the viva-voce examination from the date of issue of the second notification.
iii) The Supervisor shall fix the date and time of the viva-voce examination in consultation with the external examiner appointed by the University for conducting the viva-voce examination. After conducting the viva-voce examination, the Supervisor shall convey to the University, the result of such examination endorsed by the external examiner. A candidate who is successful in the Public viva-voce examination shall be declared to have qualified for the Ph.D. Degree by the University.
iv) A candidate who is not successful at the Public viva-voce examination may be permitted to undergo the viva-voce examination a second time, within a period of three months but not before one month after the first viva-voce.
v) The time-limit to resubmit the revised Thesis, as per the suggestions for revision and resubmission of Thesis by the examiner(s) shall not exceed twelve full months.
vi) A candidate shall not ordinarily be permitted to submit the Thesis for the Degree or to take the Public Viva-voce examination on more than two occasions.
vii) The Supervisor is to furnish a certificate, as follows, along with the report of the viva-voce examination, in connection with the publication of the Thesis by the candidate, at a later date.

This is to certify that
i) The corrections / modifications suggested by the examiners have been incorporated and
ii) Thesis does not have any objectionable material. Hence the Thesis is fit for publication, if the candidate so desires.

A Thesis whether approved or not, shall not be published in full without the permission of the University and the University may grant permission for the publication under such conditions as it may impose.

Provided that a candidate, during the course of his / her research, publishes papers in reputed research journals as advised by his / her supervisor, but the Thesis as a whole shall not be published without obtaining permission of the University. Permission for publication of the Thesis should be obtained within five years of the award of the Degree.

A candidate shall be eligible for the conferment of Ph.D. Degree, if:
I. He/she has undergone the prescribed programme for a period of not less than two years in a Department / Institution of the University
II. Has passed all the examinations
III. Fulfils such conditions as have been prescribed for the award of the degree.

Candidates who qualify for the Ph.D. Degree shall be awarded the Degree in the discipline in which the candidate was registered. In the case of interdisciplinary candidates, the Degree shall be awarded in the name of the interdisciplinary subject, and also the word "Interdisciplinary in Subject" would be mentioned in the Degree Certificate along with the title of the Thesis.

For example: A scholar who has Post Graduate Degree in Commerce can register for Ph.D. in Management. The Supervisor who has Ph.D. in Management / a Supervisor from Commerce who has already obtained recognition from the University for guiding Ph.D. in Management, can guide the scholar and the Degree will be awarded as Ph.D. in Management.


Step Number 1
Download the On-line Entrance Examination Form and fill up the same.

Step Number 2
Get a Bank Draft made for Rs. 1500 only in the name of Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh payable at Ziro. This amount may be paid online by contacting the University for getting the bank details.

Step Number 3
Send the filled up On-line Entrance Examination Form, attach four photographs and other relevant documents and the Bank Draft to the university. These documents must be sent to the Registrar, Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro - 791120, Arunachal Pradesh.

Step Number 4
Appear in the entrance examination after receiving the Admit Card from the University on the date of entrance examination announced by the University.

Step Number 5
The entrance examination results will be declared and other procedures as described above will be followed for the final selection of the Research Scholars.

Step Number 6
If the Topic and the Synopsis are approved by the University, the selected candidates will be required to pay the Admission and Registration Fee of Rs. 10,125 besides the First Year fee of Rs. 1,00,000 in the form of Bank Draft in the name of "Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Arunachal Pradesh" payable at Ziro. The fee is to be submitted along with all other documents needed to declare the Research Scholars, a Regular participants in the Research Degree selected by the student.

Step Number 7
The Research Scholar will be working on the Research Topic under the expert supervision of the Research Guide/Supervisor working at Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh.

Step Number 8
The Progress Report will be submitted every six months and unless four Reports are received and favourably considered by the Research Board, no Thesis will be accepted.

Step Number 9
The entire programme will be conducted as detailed in other pages in this document. The Second Year fee of Rs. 1,00,000 is payable after one year from the date of admission. The third year fee of Rs. 1,00,000 is payable at the beginning of third year. The Examination and Evaluation fee of Rs. 15,000 is payable to the University while submitting the Doctoral Thesis.

Step Number 10
Based on the successful efforts of the research scholars and after adhering to all the rules and regulations, the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in the relevant specialization will be awarded.


For any other clarification, interested candidates may send WhatsApp messages on 7085983991 or by calling on Mobile Numbers : 9774993810 or 7085983991, 7085983978
Queries may also be sent on [email protected]

For July 2023 Session, the filled up Entrance Examination Forms must be submitted to the University before 10 April 2023.

The Entrance Examination will be conducted on 21 May 2023.

Issued on the auspicious occasion of the Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day, 20 February 2023

Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh has pleasure in greeting all the citizenry of Arunachal Pradesh and promises to provide need based vocational and employment centric education and training for all the young boys and girls from Arunachal Pradesh.

The Prime Minister of India Hon'ble Shri Narendra Modi has sent his best wishes to the Brothers and Sisters Arunachal Pradesh on their 37th Statehood Day. He understands that the wamr nature of the people of Arunachal Pradesh is extremely endearing. He prays that the State of Arunachal Pradesh continues to scale more heights of development.

July 2022 : The then IGTAMSU Vice Chancellor Dr. D. Rajagopal being greeted by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi during Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Sammagam organized by UGC at Varanasi

Dr. Sidharth Shankar, the new Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh being greeted by the Pro Chancellor Dr. Utkarsh Sharma before he took Oath as the Vice Chancellor on 23 January 2023

Union Education Minister Shri Dharmendra Pradhan with Dr. D. Rajagopal

The UGC Chairman Dr. Mamidada Jagadesh Kumar with Dr. D. Rajagopal

The Governor of Uttar Pradesh Smt. Anandiben Patel with Dr. D. Rajagopal

The Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University's Founder Chancellor Dr. Priyaranjan Trivedi, the present Chancellor Dr. Markandey Rai and the Pro Chancellor Dr. Utkarsh Sharma presenting their book titled "Foreign Policies of Narendra Modi's Government" to the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu in 2018.

The then Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Nabam Tuki being felicitated during the inauguration of Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh in July 2012 in the presence of national and international dignitaries.

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