Anna University Centre for Research

Centre For Research Anna University, Chennai

Extracts from Ph.D. Regulations of Anna University

 

7. SUPERVISOR RECOGNITION

 

7.1 The applicant should possess Ph.D. degree in the relevant area of research in which he/she proposes to guide the scholar. The applicant shall submit the proof for Ph.D. degree recognition from UGC, if the Ph.D. degree is obtained from University other than State or Central University/Institutions.

 

7.2 The applicant for Supervisor recognition shall be working Full-time faculty in the University Departments / University Colleges / Colleges affiliated to the University or employed full time in the places as indicated under Clause 3.2.2.

(3.2.2   Candidates working in Industrial Units / R&D Departments / National Laboratories / Units of Government / Quasi Government or any other research laboratories which are recognized by the University to do collaborative research with the University and sponsored by the respective employer.)

 

7.3  The applicant shall have atleast five publications to his/her credit in the Annexure - I (as given on the website) for the regular Professor of the University/Affiliated Engineering College and at least two research publications to his/her credit in the Annexure - I (as given on the Website) for regular Associate Professor /Assistant Professor of the University/Affiliated Engineering College in the relevant field. Applicant shall be the first/second author (in case if his/her scholar/ Supervisor is the first author) /corresponding author in the publications. If self-plagiarism / plagiarism is ascertained in the publications by the concerned Chairperson, such publication(s) shall not be considered for processing of Supervisor recognition application. The application for supervisor recognition may be considered based on the publication and experience of the applicant under extraordinary conditions with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor.

 

7.4 Recognition as Supervisor for guiding research work shall be accorded by the Vice-Chancellor based on the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Faculty in sequence to the Research Board.

 

7.5 Supervisors working in the recognized R & D Centre of Industries/non – recognized research Departments of Engineering Colleges/ Architecture Schools situated within Tamil Nadu shall function only as Joint Supervisor.

 

7.5.1 Supervisors working in recognized Nationalized Laboratories situated within Tamil Nadu shall also function as Supervisor. However, for such supervisors, a recognized supervisor from University Departments or from affiliated Engineering Colleges as Joint Supervisor is mandatory.

 

7.5.2 Scientists working in Research Institutions / Organizations who entered MoU with the University/involved in collaborative sponsored research projects, for a minimum of 3 years shall function as Joint Supervisor for the particular research scholar working in such collaborative project, provided they fulfill the norms of Supervisor recognition of the University and the recommendation of the Doctoral Committee.

 

7.6 For interdisciplinary research that requires more than one expert, the Joint Supervisor shall be approved by the Director (Research) based on the request of the Supervisor and the recommendation of the Head of the Department of the Supervisor.

 

7.7 A Supervisor shall entertain fresh registration of scholars under him/her upto Two years prior to his/her superannuation or leaves service, and a Joint Supervisor is mandatory in such cases.

 

7.8 Contact of Thesis examiners by the Supervisor/Joint Supervisor after the submission of Synopsis/Thesis of his/her scholar in connection with the evaluation report shall lead to the withdrawal of his/her supervisorship for a period of three years and he/she shall be debarred from guiding the scholars for any research programme in the University till such period.

 

7.9 Any violation of Ph.D. regulations by the Supervisor/Joint Supervisor shall lead to the withdrawal of his/her supervisorship either permanently or for a maximum period of five years and he/she shall be debarred from guiding the scholars for any research programme in the University till such period, with the approval of Vice-Chancellor.