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Pre-Phd Course Work :: 2017

The Pre-PhD Course Work classes start from Thursday, September 7, 2017. The classes are expected to run for six months up to about April 2018.

There are four papers out of which the last one i.e. Paper IV is an Elective Paper, the content of which is on the broad area of the subject where the scholar is expected to carry out research. All classes will be held in the Physics Department, Gauhati University except the classes for Elective Papers, which will be carried out in the respective institutions unless indicated otherwise.

All final examinations will be held in the Physics Department, Gauhati University at the end of the course work, which is expected to be around May-June, 2018.

Course Co-ordinator
Your Course Co-ordinator for this session is Dr Banty Tiru (Associate Professor, Physics Department, GU). You can reach out to Dr Banty Tiru for any clarification on your course work.

The Convenors for all other papers are indicated below (see the embedded PDF file for details).

Grading Scale
The grades in the final examinations are assigned as per the PhD Regulations 2016 of GU:
  1. Grade A : 90% and above
  2. Grade B : 70% to 89%
  3. Grade C : 50% to 69%
  4. Grade D : Below 50%
All papers have 20% as Internal Assessment.

Points to be Noted
Please note the following:
  1. The minimum pass grade is Grade C.
  2. Those who receive Grade D in one (or more papers), they need to attend the Course Work in the subsequent sessions and re-appear in the examinations of the corresponding papers. The scholar need not appear in the papers where the scholar could get a grade higher than D.
  3. A scholar who gets Grade D in one (or more papers), must clear the papers within three years of the scholar's date of admission into the PhD programme. So, if a scholar took admission in the session 2016-17, s/he MUST clear all the papers by 2018-19 session.
  4. All other processes will continue for a scholar who gets Grade D in a paper (or more). For example, the process of Final Registration, Provisional Registration etc. will continue as usual. However, if at the end of three years, the scholar fails to clear all the papers, the PhD registration will be cancelled.

Course Schedule and Other Details
You can download this file from the bottom of this page
Physics Department,
Sep 2, 2017, 10:20 PM