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FACULTY OF HOMEOPATHY
1. Degrees.- The degree in the faculty of Homeopathy shall be
(i) Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
(ii) Doctor of Medicine (M.D (Hom)
(iii) Doctor of Philosophy – Ph.D
2. Degree of Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery.- Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) shall be required-
(a) to have passed the Higher Secondary examination of the Government of Kerala with physics, chemistry and biology as optional subjects or an examination accepted by the university as equivalent thereto with an aggregate of 50% marks in the science subjects viz; physics, chemistry, biology.
(b) to have subsequently pursued the prescribed course of study in a Homeopathic college affiliated to or recognized by the university for a period of not less than four and a half years.
(c) to have passed all the prescribed examinations and
(d) to have worked as a house surgeon for a period of not less than one year in a recognized homeopathic hospital as per regulations.
Candidates who have passed the final B.H.MS examination shall be given only provisional certificate and they shall become eligible for the award of the degree only after completing one year house surgeoncy / internship as per regulations.
3. Doctor of Medicine.- Candidates for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.Hom) shall be required to have qualified themselves for the BHMS degree of this university as equivalent thereto and to have subsequently undergone the prescribed course of study in a Homeopathic College maintained a affiliated to this university as a post graduate student in the concerned speciality for a period of not less than three years and to have passed the prescribed examinations.
4. Doctor of Philosophy –Ph.D: Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.-
(i) The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) may be awarded as prescribed there under to persons holding the degree of M.D (Hom) obtained from this university or any other University recognised by this University as equivalent or any other degree of an Indian or foreign university recognized by this university as equivalent thereto, on the results of research work as embodied in a thesis relating to subjects coming within the purview of the faculty of Homoeopathy.
(ii) Every candidate shall be required to register himself as a research student and candidate for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy before the commencement of the course of research and to pursue a course of research extending over not less than three calendar years under the guidance of a supervising teacher approved by the university, who shall have not less than ten year’s teaching and research experience after obtaining post graduate qualification and should have not less than five years post graduate teaching experience.
(iii) The application for registration as a research student and candidate for the Ph.D degree shall be made to the Registrar on or before 15th January and 15th July of the year in the prescribed form and shall be accompanied by-
(a) a diploma or certificate showing the academic qualifications of the applicant, such other evidence of attainments as will show his fitness to pursue the proposed course of research and details of previous study and research, if any;
(b) Particulars of the special subject in which he intends to prosecute research.
(c) The name of the teacher of the university or of any other supervisor recognized for the purpose by the Governing Council under whose guidance and supervisions he proposes to work accompanied by the written consent of the teacher agreeing to supervise his work’
(d) a statement giving the name of the institution or laboratory which he proposes to carry out research and such particulars regarding the equipment and facilities available as will show that it is adequately equipped for the purpose of the proposed research. The institution for purposes of approval shall be departments of the university or Homoeopathic medical college maintained by or affiliated to the university with facilities for post graduate and research study in the branch of study concerned. In regard to subjects for which research facilities are not available within the university and in other special cases, it shall be competent for the Governing Council to recognize or departments of an all India character and the teachers and officers employed therein for purposes of enabling persons to pursue research in such institutes for the Ph.D degree of this university and
(e) the registration fee as prescribed in the ordinances,
(iv)The application for registration as research student and candidate for the Degree or for registration for the Degree shall be considered and disposed of by the Governing Council, provided however, that the opinion of the Board of Studies concerned shall be obtained with regard to the suitability of the institution (if outside the state) for purposes of any particular course of research.
(v) Candidates for the Ph.D degree shall be required to take within six months before the submission of thesis, the qualifying examination for the submission of the thesis and only those who are successful in the qualifying examination shall be permitted to submit the thesis.
(vi) (a) The syllabi for the written and practical parts of the qualifying examination shall cover all aspects of the special subject chosen for research and shall be prepared by the Supervising Teacher and another member nominated by the Governing Council. The syllabus shall be approved by the Chairman, Post graduate Board of studies in Homoeopathy and the Dean, Faculty of Homoeopathy.
(b) The Viva-voce test shall be held after the examiners have valued the written papers.
(c) The pass minimum for the qualifying examination shall be 50% of the aggregate marks in the written and practical examinations and 50% in the viva-voce test.
(d) No candidate shall be permitted to take the qualifying examination more than twice.
(vii) After the expiry of the period of research or at any time afterwards, the candidate shall submit to the Registrar, together with the prescribed fee, four copies of the thesis, printed or typewritten in English with a brief summary in an Indian language, embodying the results of the research carried out by him. Every candidate shall also submit with his thesis a certificate from the teacher under whom he worked that the thesis submitted is a bona fide record of research work done by the candidate during the period of study under him and that the thesis has not previously formed the basis for the award of any degree, diploma, associate ship, fellowship or other similar title of any other university or society, together with a statement from the teacher indicating the extent to which the thesis represents independent work on the part of the candidate. The candidate shall clearly set forth in a preface, the sources from which he has derived information or guidance for his work; the extent to which he has availed himself of the work of others, and the portions which he claims as original. If the thesis submitted has formed in part the basis for the award of a previous research degree, the candidate shall clearly set forth in the preface the portion or portions upon which has been based the award of the previous degree. A candidate may also forward as supplementary papers to his thesis printed copies of any contribution or contributions to the knowledge of his subject or of any cognate branch of science he may have published in journals of periodicals, alone or jointly with others, together with the names of such journals or periodicals.
(viii) The thesis shall be valued by a Board of three external examiners appointed for the purpose by the Governing Council and the candidate may be required to undergo, at the discretion of the examiners, an open defense on the subject of the thesis. The report of the examiners shall be considered by the Governing Council. If the candidate is adjudged worthy to be awarded the degree, a resolution to that effect shall be passed by the Governing Council and the decision of the Governing Council shall be published and the candidate admitted to the degree under the prescribed conditions.
(ix) If the thesis is not approved for the award of the degree, the candidate may submit, after an interval of not less than six months, a new or revised thesis, together with the same fee. The procedure prescribed in the preceding clauses shall be followed in respect of this thesis also.
(x) A candidate shall not be permitted to submit his thesis on more than two occasions, provided that it shall be competent for the Governing Council, if the Board of Examiners so recommend to permit a candidate to submit his thesis for a third time.
(xi) The thesis, whether approved or not, shall not be published without the sanction of the Governing Council and the Governing Council may grant permission for the publication under such conditions as it may think fit.
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