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Ph.D in Dental Science

Ph.D in Dental Science

School of Dental Sciences (SDS)

  • Level


  • Duration

    Min. 3 Years

About the Programme

Ph.D. in Dental Sciences is a flag-ship program of SDS, SU. It is aimed to create serious researchers and high level academicians in various sub-fields of Dental Sciences and at the interface with other branches of study, for example Dental Sciences and Engineering / pharmacy / management etc. 

The duration of the Ph.D Program is for a minimum period of 3 years and maximum of 6 years from the date of admission.

Each candidate shall complete a minimum of 14 credits of coursework which will include a compulsory course on Research methodology of 4 credits and Research and Publication Ethics of 2 credits as per UGC and SU regulations.

Candidates shall be required to complete their course work during the initial one or two semesters. A minimum of 6.0 CGPA has to be obtained in the course work. Students need to pass Comprehensive viva and get to Research Plan approved to be eligible to register for Ph.D. Normally, the registration process gets completed within 12 months from the time of admission. The thesis can be submitted after approval of research plan after a minimum of 24 months of registration. Publications (acceptance) are required in total 3 journals out of which 2 should be in SCI/Scopus indexed journals.

This course is for individuals who...

A candidate with MDS degree awarded by a Dental Council of India recognized college/university with at least 55% marks (or equivalent grade) in the qualifying degree(Relaxation of marks as per GOI norms for reserved categories)

An entrance test followed by interview shall be conducted carrying a weightage of 70% and 30 % respectively. Students securing 50% in theory and 50% in interview separately shall be considered for admission. Admission is subject to availability of vacancies


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Career in Academics and Research

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 50000
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
NA 5000*
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • A candidate must have cleared post-graduate (PG) degree or equivalent of minimum duration of 2 years from a UGC recognized Indian / foreign university in respective discipline with score of minimum 55% or equivalent CGPA. A 5% relaxation in score for SC/ST/OBC i.e minimum of 50% in PG degree or equivalent CGPA is allowed.
  • Online Entrance Examination of Sharda University followed by interview.
  • Candidates with valid selection from NET / GATE / SET / UET / any other equivalent test conducted by GOI accredited agency (to be decided by the selection committee) are exempted from entrance test and get preference in selection. M.Phil. degree holders from UGC accredited universities are also exempted from entrance test.
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Academician and or) Researcher

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