Frequently Asked Question FAQs

Research is a way to Building Knowledge. Facilitating Learning. Understand Various Issues. Increase Public Awareness.

Based on the information provided by the applicant, the eligible candidates will be called for Teerthanker Mahaveer University Research Aptitude Test (TRAT). The TRAT qualified candidates would be required to first complete the coursework as specified in the Ph.D. Ordinance and give the presentation of their research plan to the Research Committee on a later date communicated by the concerned college of the university.

The Teerthanker Mahaveer University Research Aptitude Test (TRAT) judges an applicant on the basis of his/her quantitative, analytical, language and research skills. The question paper is divided in two parts viz. Part A and Part B. Part A of the TRAT is designed to assess the research aptitude of the candidate and consists of multiple choice type questions. Part B of the RAT is designed to assess the subject specific knowledge of the candidate and consists of descriptive type questions.

University attaches high importance to applicant's motivation and research capability. Therefore it is natural to examine the applicant's motivation for a research career, either in academia or in industry.

The syllabus, scheme of examination, and sample/model test paper for all subjects are available on the university’s website under the link “Research” that can be referred for preparation for the TRAT.

UGC-CSIR NET, SLET qualified applicants are exempt from appearing in the TRAT.

The University conducts TRAT twice a year provided there are sufficient no. of applications.

The schedule for the TRAT is mentioned in Annexure K of the Ph.D Ordinance. However, it is in the interest of the applicant to remain in touch with the university for the purpose.

One can submit his/her thesis on completion of three years of registration. The maximum time allowed to complete PhD is six years.

Yes, in fact most of the research work done these days is interdisciplinary in nature.

The University has requisite manpower and shall allot a supervisor to the candidate from its own pool of guides after a candidate has qualified the TRAT.


The Ph.D. Ordinance given on the website of the University provides complete guidance regarding the Ph.D programme. Besides this, for any clarification, please mail your query at joint.registrar@tmu.ac.in or call on +91-9837016031.