After Doctoral Programmes

The Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) and Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) are the distinguished post-doctoral degrees of the university. The university shall award D.Sc. Degree in the disciplines of Science, Engineering, Technology and other related areas; D.Litt. in the disciplines of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Design, Creative Arts and other related areas; LL.D in the discipline of Law and other related areas to a candidate whose work and research have made distinct contributions to the advancement of knowledge. The contribution must be original in the sense of opening up of new avenues of research, or of making a marked advancement on the results of previous investigations, or of giving a new interpretation of the facts already known. The candidate must have a documented mastery on a particular area or field.

Doctor of Science (D.SC.)

Eligibility

A candidate who is awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree# in the disciplines of Science, Engineering, Technology and other related areas by this university or degree recognized equivalent thereto from any other university may present his/her candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) provided he/she must have:

  • Been awarded a post-doctorate and the candidates should have published 10 research papers as the first or corresponding author in reputed journals indexed in Web of Science (WoS) or Scopus. Overall h-index of candidate should be more than 10 as per the Scopus database.
  • or

  • Been awarded a post-doctorate and they should have successfully obtained two granted patents (at least one international patent).
  • or

  • Minimum of 3 years of post-Ph.D. experience and the candidates should have published at least 10 research papers as the first or corresponding author in reputed journals indexed in Web of Science (WoS) or Scopus. Overall h-index of candidate should be more than 10 as per the Scopus database.
  • or

  • Minimum of 3 years of post-Ph.D. experience and should have successfully obtained two granted patents (at least one international patent).
  • or

  • *At least three recommendations/referrals of his research or contribution from nationally /Internationally recognized experts in the concerned field and his/her work and effort which should have made a distinct contribution to the society and advancement of knowledge

*Candidates seeking admission for D.Sc. solely on the basis of “Letter of Recommendations” must seek prior approval from the university by sending their request along with updated CV at [email protected].

Guidelines

The Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) is the distinguished post-doctoral degrees of the university. The university shall award D.Sc. Degree in the disciplines of Science, Engineering, Technology and other related areas; The contribution must be original in the sense of opening up of new avenues of research, or of making a marked advancement on the results of previous investigations, or of giving a new interpretation of the facts already known. The candidate must have a documented mastery on a particular area or field.

Registration

The University Post-Doctoral Research Degree Board (UPRDB) will review and assess the submitted proposal for the candidacy of D.Sc. Based on the recommendations of the UPRDB, the candidate will be invited to present their proposal before the Board for consideration as a candidate for the D.Sc. degree. If the candidate is unable to attend the presentation in- person, alternative online mode of evaluation methods may be utilized.

Upon approval of the proposal, the candidate will be eligible to register for the D.Sc. programme. To complete the registration process, the candidate must submit the required term fee of Rs.50,000/-.

Application For Admission

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for the D.Sc. program by submitting their applications to the Division of Admissions or to [email protected] accompanied by the soft copies of the following documents:

  • CV with full particulars (academic and research)
  • A brief account of your recent research work (in about 1000 words)
  • List of publications, books, policy documents, newspaper articles, magazine articles etc.
  • 10 research papers
  • Proof of h-index as per the Scopus database
  • At-least three Referrals/Recommendation (If Applicable)
  • Proof of granted patents (If Applicable)
  • Title and proposal of research work
  • Research Contribution to Sustainable Development of proposed research work (in about 500 words)
  • An application processing Fee: A non-refundable application fee of Rs.3000/- is required to pay. The candidate is required to pay Rs.1000/- along with the application form and after the scrutiny of application the candidate will be notified who will be required to pay an additional amount of Rs.2000/- for an interview process. The payment process is as follows:
    • Deposit above mentioned fee to
      Account Name: Lovely Professional University,
      Account number: 1549002100028091,
      Bank Name:Punjab National Bank,
      Branch Name: Chotti Baradari-2, Jalandhar,
      IFSC Code: PUNB0154900,
      MICR: 144024008,
      Branch Code: 154900.
    • Candidate will share the proof of payment on [email protected] .
  • Copies of Certificates: After the successful completion of evaluation, the eligible candidate will be required to submit the hard copies of all the above-mentioned documents

Allocation of Supervisor

As such no supervisor will be given to D. Sc. candidate, but if a candidate ask for supervisor, a doctorate faculty can be allotted to the candidate for the administrative help.

Duration of The Programme

The minimum duration of the D.Sc. programme, following the approval of the candidacy by the UPRDB, shall be two years. During this period, candidates are expected to complete all proposed objectives with mandatory outcomes.

However, candidates may request an extension of up to one year beyond the minimum duration, subject to approval by UPRDB. This extension will be granted on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the candidate's progress and circumstances.

The maximum duration allowed for the programme, including any extensions, shall not exceed three years. It is important for candidates to manage their time effectively and make satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degree within the stipulated time frame.

Processing fee of Rs.3000/- will be applicable for programme extension. If the candidate still fails to submit the thesis within the extended period, his/her registration may be cancelled without any notification.

Mandatory Outcome

The candidates are required to achieve the following outcomes to be eligible for pre-submission process.

or

Minimum of three full research papers published as a single/first/corresponding author in a referred national and international journal within the thesis.

or

At least one granted patent resulting from their research work conducted during the D.Sc. programme.

or

Candidate shall result in any new Government policy making or changes to any current policy.

or

Candidate's work should make a distinct and noteworthy contribution to the advancement of knowledge within the relevant area or field of study. This contribution must be evident and well-documented within the thesis.

Thesis submission

The eligible candidates will be required to deposit a non-refundable fee of Rs. 25000/- towards thesis submission.

Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.)

Eligibility

A candidate who is awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree# in the disciplines of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Design, Creative Arts and other related areas by this University or degree recognized equivalent thereto from any other University may present his/her candidacy for the Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) provided that he/she has:

  • Been awarded a post-doctorate and the candidates should have published 10 research papers as the first or corresponding author in reputed journals indexed in Web of Science (WoS) or Scopus. Overall h-index of candidate should be more than 10 as per the Scopus database.
  • Been awarded a post-doctorate and they should have successfully obtained two granted patents (at least one international patent).
  • or

  • Minimum of 3 years of post-Ph.D. experience and the candidates should have published at least 10 research papers as the first or corresponding author in reputed journals indexed in Web of Science (WoS) or Scopus. Overall h-index of candidate should be more than 10 as per the Scopus database.
  • or

  • Minimum of 3 years of post-Ph.D. experience and should have successfully obtained two granted patents (at least one international patent).
  • or

  • *At least three recommendations/referrals of his research or contribution from nationally/Internationally recognized experts in the concerned field and his/her work and effort which should have made a distinct contribution to the society and advancement of knowledge.

*Candidates seeking admission for D.Litt. solely on the basis of “Letter of Recommendations” must seek prior approval from the university by sending their request along with updated CV at [email protected].

Note# The Ph.D. degree should have been awarded as per the minimum standard procedures of the concerned regulatory notified from time to time. Honoris causa degree will not be considered.

Guidelines

Doctor of Literature (D.Litt.) is the distinguished post-doctoral degrees of the university. D.Litt. in the disciplines of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Design, Creative Arts and other related areas; The contribution must be original in the sense of opening up of new avenues of research, or of making a marked advancement on the results of previous investigations, or of giving a new interpretation of the facts already known. The candidate must have a documented mastery on a particular area or field.

Registration

The University Post-Doctoral Research Degree Board (UPRDB) will review and assess the submitted proposal for the candidacy of D.Litt. Based on the recommendations of the UPRDB, the candidate will be invited to present their proposal before the Board for consideration as a candidate for the D.Litt. degree. If the candidate is unable to attend the presentation in- person, alternative online mode of evaluation methods may be utilized.

Upon approval of the proposal, the candidate will be eligible to register for the D.Litt. programme. To complete the registration process, the candidate must submit the required term fee of Rs.50,000/-.

Application For Admission

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for the D.Sc. program by submitting their applications to the Division of Admissions or to [email protected] accompanied by the soft copies of the following documents:

  • CV with full particulars (academic and research)
  • A brief account of your recent research work (in about 1000 words)
  • List of publications, books, policy documents, newspaper articles, magazine articles etc.
  • 10 research papers
  • Proof of h-index as per the Scopus database
  • At-least three Referrals/Recommendation (If Applicable)
  • Proof of granted patents (If Applicable)
  • Title and proposal of research work
  • Research Contribution to Sustainable Development of proposed research work (in about 500 words)
  • An application processing Fee: A non-refundable application fee of Rs.3000/- is required to pay. The candidate is required to pay Rs.1000/- along with the application form and after the scrutiny of application the candidate will be notified who will be required to pay an additional amount of Rs.2000/- for an interview process. The payment process is as follows:
    • Deposit above mentioned fee to
      Account Name: Lovely Professional University,
      Account number: 1549002100028091,
      Bank Name:Punjab National Bank,
      Branch Name: Chotti Baradari-2, Jalandhar,
      IFSC Code: PUNB0154900,
      MICR: 144024008,
      Branch Code: 154900.
    • Candidate will share the proof of payment on [email protected] .
  • Copies of Certificates: After the successful completion of evaluation, the eligible candidate will be required to submit the hard copies of all the above-mentioned documents

Allocation of Supervisor

As such no supervisor will be given to D.Litt. candidate, but if a candidate ask for supervisor, a doctorate faculty can be allotted to the candidate for the administrative help.

Duration of The Programme

The minimum duration of the D.Sc. programme, following the approval of the candidacy by the UPRDB, shall be two years. During this period, candidates are expected to complete all proposed objectives with mandatory outcomes.

However, candidates may request an extension of up to one year beyond the minimum duration, subject to approval by UPRDB. This extension will be granted on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the candidate's progress and circumstances.

The maximum duration allowed for the programme, including any extensions, shall not exceed three years. It is important for candidates to manage their time effectively and make satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degree within the stipulated time frame.

Processing fee of Rs.3000/- will be applicable for programme extension. If the candidate still fails to submit the thesis within the extended period, his/her registration may be cancelled without any notification.

Mandatory Outcome

The candidates are required to achieve the following outcomes to be eligible for pre-submission process.

or

Minimum of three full research papers published as a single/first/corresponding author in a referred national and international journal within the thesis.

or

At least one granted patent resulting from their research work conducted during the D.Sc. programme.

or

Candidate shall result in any new Government policy making or changes to any current policy.

or

Candidate's work should make a distinct and noteworthy contribution to the advancement of knowledge within the relevant area or field of study. This contribution must be evident and well-documented within the thesis.

Thesis submission

The eligible candidates will be required to deposit a non-refundable fee of Rs. 25000/- towards thesis submission.

Doctor of Laws (LL. D)

Eligibility

A candidate who is awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)# degree in the disciplines of Law and related areas by this University or degree recognized equivalent thereto from any other University may present his/her candidacy for the Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) provided that he/she must have:

  • Been awarded a post-doctorate and the candidates should have published 10 research papers as the first or corresponding author in reputed journals indexed in Web of Science (WoS) or Scopus. Overall h-index of candidate should be more than 10 as per the Scopus database.
  • Been awarded a post-doctorate and they should have successfully obtained two granted patents (at least one international patent).
  • or

  • Minimum of 3 years of post-Ph.D. experience and the candidates should have published at least 10 research papers as the first or corresponding author in reputed journals indexed in Web of Science (WoS) or Scopus. Overall h-index of candidate should be more than 10 as per the Scopus database.
  • or

  • Minimum of 3 years of post-Ph.D. experience and should have successfully obtained two granted patents (at least one international patent).
  • or

  • *At least three recommendations/referrals of his research or contribution from nationally /Internationally recognized experts in the concerned field and his/her work and effort which should have made a distinct contribution to the society and advancement of knowledge.

*Candidates seeking admission for LL.D. solely on the basis of “Letter of Recommendations” must seek prior approval from the university by sending their request along with updated CV at [email protected].

Note# The Ph.D. degree should have been awarded as per the minimum standard procedures of the concerned regulatory notified from time to time. Honoris causa degree will not be considered.

Guidelines

Doctor of Laws (LL. D) are the distinguished post-doctoral degrees of the university. LL. D in the discipline of Law and other related areas to a candidate whose work and research have made distinct contributions to the advancement of knowledge. The contribution must be original in the sense of opening up of new avenues of research, or of making a marked advancement on the results of previous investigations, or of giving a new interpretation of the facts already known. The candidate must have a documented mastery on a particular area or field.

Registration

The University Post-Doctoral Research Degree Board (UPRDB) will review and assess the submitted proposal for the candidacy of LL.D. Based on the recommendations of the UPRDB, the candidate will be invited to present their proposal before the Board for consideration as a candidate for the LL.D. degree. If the candidate is unable to attend the presentation in- person, alternative online mode of evaluation methods may be utilized.

Upon approval of the proposal, the candidate will be eligible to register for the LL.D. programme. To complete the registration process, the candidate must submit the required term fee of Rs.50,000/-.

Application For Admission

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may apply for the LL. D program by submitting their applications to the Division of Admissions or to [email protected] accompanied by the soft copies of the following documents:

  • CV with full particulars (academic and research)
  • A brief account of your recent research work (in about 1000 words)
  • List of publications, books, policy documents, newspaper articles, magazine articles etc.
  • 10 research papers
  • Proof of h-index as per the Scopus database
  • At-least three Referrals/Recommendation (If Applicable)
  • Proof of granted patents (If Applicable)
  • Title and proposal of research work
  • Research Contribution to Sustainable Development of proposed research work (in about 500 words)
  • An application processing Fee: A non-refundable application fee of Rs.3000/- is required to pay. The candidate is required to pay Rs.1000/- along with the application form and after the scrutiny of application the candidate will be notified who will be required to pay an additional amount of Rs.2000/- for an interview process. The payment process is as follows:
    • Deposit above mentioned fee to
      Account Name: Lovely Professional University,
      Account number: 1549002100028091,
      Bank Name:Punjab National Bank,
      Branch Name: Chotti Baradari-2, Jalandhar,
      IFSC Code: PUNB0154900,
      MICR: 144024008,
      Branch Code: 154900.
    • Candidate will share the proof of payment on [email protected] .
  • Copies of Certificates: After the successful completion of evaluation, the eligible candidate will be required to submit the hard copies of all the above-mentioned documents

Allocation of Supervisor

As such no supervisor will be given to LL.D. candidate, but if a candidate ask for supervisor, a doctorate faculty can be allotted to the candidate for the administrative help.

Duration of The Programme

The minimum duration of the D.Sc. programme, following the approval of the candidacy by the UPRDB, shall be two years. During this period, candidates are expected to complete all proposed objectives with mandatory outcomes.

However, candidates may request an extension of up to one year beyond the minimum duration, subject to approval by UPRDB. This extension will be granted on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration the candidate's progress and circumstances.

The maximum duration allowed for the programme, including any extensions, shall not exceed three years. It is important for candidates to manage their time effectively and make satisfactory progress towards the completion of their degree within the stipulated time frame.

Processing fee of Rs.3000/- will be applicable for programme extension. If the candidate still fails to submit the thesis within the extended period, his/her registration may be cancelled without any notification.

ation shall stand cancelled without any notification.

Mandatory Outcome

The candidates are required to achieve the following outcomes to be eligible for pre-submission process.

or

Minimum of three full research papers published as a single/first/corresponding author in a referred national and international journal within the thesis.

or

At least one granted patent resulting from their research work conducted during the D.Sc. programme.

or

Candidate shall result in any new Government policy making or changes to any current policy.

or

Candidate's work should make a distinct and noteworthy contribution to the advancement of knowledge within the relevant area or field of study. This contribution must be evident and well-documented within the thesis.

Thesis submission

The eligible candidates will be required to deposit a non-refundable fee of Rs. 25000/- towards thesis submission.