Ph.D. in Consciousness Studies

Programme Overview

MIT-WPU offers a unique, one-of-its-kind PhD in Consciousness Studies at its School of Consciousness Studies. The programme is a perfect blend of detailed course work offered either via online platform or classroom and extensive research work in the laboratories. The goal at School of Consciousness (SoC) is to translate the knowledge in the frontiers of Vedic Science/Chemical Science/Life sciences/Physics/Clinical Science/Applied Sciences/Earth and Climate Sciences/Data Science/Psychology into the well being of the society and open up the avenues for understanding the unmet understanding of consciousness.

Candidates holding a Masters degree with experience in any field of Science mentioned above can register for the programme.

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Minimum 3 Years

Applications Open for Ph.D. Autumn Semester | Last Day to Apply - 31st May 2024
Programme Name

Ph.D. in Consciousness Studies

I. Eligibility Criterion for admission to the Ph.D. Programme

The following candidates are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. programme

Candidates who have completed:

i) A 1-year/2-semester master’s degree programme after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme or a 2-year/4-semester master’s degree programme after a 3-year bachelor’s degree programme or qualifications declared equivalent to the master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed or equivalent qualification from a foreign educational institutions accredited by an assessment and accreditation agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country to assess, accredit or assure quality and standards of the educational institutions.

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 commission from time to time.

Provided that a candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor’s degree programme should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed. 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 commission from time to time.

ii) Candidates who have completed the M. Phil programme with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade in a point scale. 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 commission from time to time.

Reservation is applicable only to Maharashtra domicile candidates provided they submit the necessary documents for reservation before interview. Outside Maharashtra candidates will be considered in open category.

II. Selection Process for the admission to the Ph.D. program

1. Candidates satisfying eligibility criterion shall be called to appear for the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by MITWPU.
The exemption will be given from Ph.D. entrance test for those students who qualify UGC-NET /UGC-CSIR NET /GATE (valid score)/CEED/GPAT (valid score)and similar national tests.

2. PhD entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50% provided that relaxation from 50% to 45% shall be allowed for the candidates belongs to SC/ST/OBC (Non creamy layer)/Differently abled category, Economically Weaker section (EWS) and other category of candidates. The syllabus of entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

3. The interview/viva-voce will be conducted by the university for test qualifying candidates. For selection of candidates a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30% to the performance in the interview/Viva-voce shall be given. For GATE/NET/JRF /SET/GPAT/CEED qualified students, the selection will be based on Interview/Viva Voce

4. The recommended candidates will be intimated through email about their selection and the candidates will be offered Ph.D. provisional admission.

5. The eligibility of a candidate is provisional as per information provided by the candidate in his/her application form and is subject to verification of minimum eligibility conditions for admission to the program, educational documents and reservation documents (if any).

6. University keep rights to cancel admission of the Ph.D. scholars in the case of misconduct by the scholar, unsatisfactory progress/absent for consecutive two progress seminars, failure in any examination related to Ph.D., fabrication found in educational and reservation documents, candidate is found ineligible, involved in plagiarism in paper publications and thesis.

7. Provisional eligibility to appear in the selection process is no guarantee for admission to the program.

8. Candidates who will join PhD program full time, they will be provided with the stipend as per MITWPU norms.

9. PhD admission will be confirmed after successful completion of the course work with 55% or more as per UGC norms. Ph.D. programme should be minimum of three years including course work and maximum of six years from the date of admission to the Ph.D. programme.

10. A maximum of an additional two years (2) years can be given through the process of re-registration provided, however, that the total period for completion of a Ph.D. programme should not exceed eight (8) years from the date of admission in the Ph.D. programme.

11. Provided further that, female Ph.D. scholars and persons with Disabilities (having more than 40% disability) may be allowed an additional relaxation of two years(2) ; however the total period for completion of a Ph.D. program in such cases should not exceed ten (10) years from the date of admission of the programme.

12. Female candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave for up to 240 days in the entire duration of Ph.D. programme.

Research Supervisor Information
S. N. Name of the Candidate Research Area Email Address Scopus ID, etc
1 Dr. Jayant Khandare Material Science, Oncology, Anticancer Therapeutics, Nanotechnology Scopus ID: 12767558800
Google Scholar ID:
2 Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Cancer Biology, Drug mechanism of action, Drug Discovery, Cell Biology, Molecular biology, Drug repositioning/rescue/repurposing, Bioinformatics Scopus ID: 6602734673
Google Scholar:
3 Dr. Summon Koul Drug Discovery, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Scopus ID: 7005910710
ORCID No.: 0000-0002-2875-7289
4 Dr. Sudhir Kumar Shinde Molecular imprinting, Supramolecular chemistry, Biomaterials, Polymer chemistry, Smart polymers for biomedical applications and bioprocesses, Functional and intelligent nanomaterials. Scopus ID: 15519724200
PhD Scholars
Sr. No. Name of PhD Scholar Name of Supervisor Date of Registration Title of Thesis
               2020 - 2021
1 Mohan Uttarwar Dr. Jayant. Khandare 24/11/2021 Artificial Intelligence and Precision Oncology Based Cancer Patient Care Impacting Human
2 Dr. Nirmal Raut Dr. Jayant Khandare 24/11/2021 Role of Consciousness in Practicing Cancer Care with Clinical Benefits
3 Ashish Suresh Patil Dr. Summon Koul 24/11/2021 Evaluation of the Role of Mind-Shift-Mentoring in Alleviating the Psychological Disorders
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