West Bengal University of Health Sciences PhD Programme

downloadRules for the Award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Ph.D. degree will be awarded in the disciplines of Modern Medicine, Dental Sciences, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medical Bio-technology, other para-medical and allied health sciences.

Ph.D. degree is to be considered as Doctorate degree where supervisory guidance is compulsory.

Eligibility for Ph.D. programme:
Candidate with Post-Graduate/Master degree in medical / paramedical /allied health sciences

The eligibility qualifications must be recognized one and obtained from Institutions recognized for the same by the respective councils or regulatory bodies, as the case may be.

The WBUHS, before registering the candidate for Ph.D. programme, will have the right to determine the recognition status and equivalence of the degree/diploma of the candidate.

Duration of research work:
The duration of the Ph.D programme will be considered from the date of provisional registration.
A candidate can register for Ph.D course either as a full time or as a part time research scholar.

A full time Ph.D student is the one who is being supported by himself with/without a fellowship/scholarship, pursues his/her research work only, without performing any other job or assignment. Such students are required to confirm their status as a full time research worker by a relevant certificate from  their supervisor, duly endorsed by the Head of the Department and Institution to the effect that they are not assigned any other job except doing research  leading to the Ph.D degree.

A part time Ph.D student is the one who is already employed and pursues his research work as a part time research worker in addition to performing other  duties such as teaching, administration, laboratory work, examination work, etc., assigned to him/her by his/her employer. Such students are required to  confirm their status by a relevant certificate from their supervisor, duly endorsed by the Head of the Department and Institution to the effect that they are part time research students.

The minimum duration of Ph.D course for the full time Ph.D students shall be three years from the date of registration.
The minimum duration for part time Ph.D students shall be five years from the date of registration.

However, both full-time and part-time candidates with M.Phil./MD/MS/MDS qualification will get one year exemption.
But final submission of the thesis can be made only after the minimum period of work as stipulated above.

Supervisor for Ph.D:
Every candidate shall carry out the research work under the guidance of a Supervisor. If necessary, particularly in case of multidisciplinary research, besides Supervisor, there may be upto maximum two Associate Supervisor(s).

Enrolment for Ph.D. programme:
Application for enrolment for Ph.D programme shall be invited twice in a year, generally in the months of June and December, which will be notified by the university in the website.

Procedure for admission to Ph.D. programme:
Admission to the Ph.D. programme shall be made through an ‘entrance test’ followed by an ‘interview’ in conformity with “UGC Minimum Standards and Procedures for award of M.Phil/Ph.D. Degree Regulation 2009”

The candidates possessing M.Phil./MD/MS/MDS Degree or those who have cleared UGC/CSIR(JRF)/NET/SLET/GATE shall not be required to appear at the Ph.D. ‘entrance test’ but have to appear in the interview.

Every six months, a progress report (Annexure-IV) of the research work will have to be submitted by the candidate duly signed by the Supervisor and endorsed  by the Head of the Department and Head of the Institute, in not exceeding one thousand (1000) words to the University for consideration by Ph. D. committee.

Dean, in consultation with the Supervisor and subject experts of the Ph. D. committee shall recommend a panel of six examiners who are acknowledged as  eminent scientist in the field of study undertaken by the candidate for appointment as examiners to the Vice-Chancellor. The panel should include at least  three external examiners from outside the State.

Total fee Rs.12,000/-
Source : www.thewbuhs.in

For complete details including application forms : http://www.homeobook.com/pdf/wbuhsPhD.pdf


  1. Respected Sir,
    I am Dr.sanjib kumar mandal B.H.M.S(C.U)M.Sc(nutrition)with 70 % marks .can i eligible for PHD in homoeopathy

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