The state council for higher education in Karnataka has prepared common PhD norms which will be applicable for all the state universities. The norms were announced by Higher Education Minister V S Acharya. The council made it mandatory for candidates pursuing PhD to do a six-month course work and clear three theory papers and an interview.
There will be three theory papers of 100 marks each and 50 marks for viva voce for the course, which consists of research methodology, core subject paper and field of specialisationThe state council also introduced minimum and maximum time limit to complete the PhD. A candidate registering for PhD needs to submit the thesis after three years and before five years. The thesis will be put on the website to rule out plagiarism. Click Here to get more detail