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Dr. R.JAYAVEL DIRECTOR CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI - 600 025. Telephone : + 91-44-2235

Dr. R.JAYAVEL DIRECTOR

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH

ANNA UNIVERSITY CHENNAI - 600 025.

Telephone

:

+ 91-44-2235 7354/22357366

Fax

:

+ 91-44-2220 1213

Email

:

dirresearch@annauniv.edu dirresearch@gmail.com

Lr. No.CFR/WEBC/AMEND./2016

CI RCUL AR

Dated: 22.02.2016

The Ph.D. and M.S(By Research) Regulations are amended as follows with immediate

effect. The amendments are applicable to all the research scholars registered at Anna University /

erstwhile AUTs irrespective of the year of admission.

Existing

Existing

Existing

Existing

Revised

Revised

Revised

Revised

Clause 3.2.3

Clause 3.2.3

Clause 3.2.3

3.2.3

Clause

Norms for Research Centre Recognition

Norms for Research Centre Recognition

Norms for

Norms

Centre Recognition

Recognition

for Research

Research Centre

 

4. Engineering College while applying

4. Engineering College while applying

research centre recognition for the

research centre recognition for three

departments of ECE, CSE and IT at a time

departments under the interdisciplinary

(i.e. under the same faculty), the number

category, the number of Ph.D. holders

of Ph.D. holders working in such

working in such departments may be

departments may be considered with a

considered with a minimum of 5 in

minimum of 5 in total for recognizing

total for recognizing each department

each department as a research centre by

as a research centre by a single

a single Inspection Committee. If they

Inspection Committee. If they apply for

apply for any two departments at a time,

any two departments at a time, a

a minimum of 3 Ph.D. holders are

minimum of 3 Ph.D. holders are

required. Each faculty member should be

required. Each faculty member should

a recognized Supervisor of this

be a recognized Supervisor of this

University and having a minimum of one

University and having a minimum of

year working experience in the

one year working experience in the

concerned Department.

concerned Department.

A satisfactory assessment report by the

A satisfactory assessment report by the

Inspection Committee on the availability and

Inspection Committee on the availability

suitability of infrastructure facilities for

and suitability of infrastructure facilities for

research shall be recommended for a period

research shall be recommended for a

of three years (Five years for R&D centres of

period of Three years (Five years for R&D

State/National R&D laboratories) by the

centres of State/National R&D laboratories)

respective Chairperson and approved by the

by the respective Chairperson. If the

Vice-Chancellor in sequence to the Research

respective chairperson is not satisfactory

Board. Institute Recognition should be

with the report submitted by Inspection

renewed periodically fulfilling the norms

Committee as such, the concerned

specified by the University to continue as a

Chairperson along with the Director

recognized research Department/R&D

(Research) shall visit the Institute &

centre.

recommend / not recommend and the

same may be approved by the Vice-

Chancellor. Institute Recognition should be

renewed periodically fulfilling the norms

specified by the University to continue as a

recognized research Department/R&D

 

centre. In extraordinary circumstances a

committee will be deputed by the

Vice-

Chancellor to inspect the research centre

for renewal.

Clause 7.3 For Supervisor Recognition

Clause 7.3 For Supervisor Recognition

7.3 For

For Supervisor

Supervisor Recognition

Recognition

Clause 7.3

Clause

 

The applicant shall have a minimum of two

The applicant shall have atleast two

publications to his/her credit in refereed impact

factor journals in Annexure I (as given in the

website). Research articles (and the journal

publications to his/her credit in the updated list

list list

updated list

updated

updated

of Journals 2016

of Journals

of

2016

2016

of Journals

Journals

2016 (as

given in the website) or

one publication to his/her credit in the updated

updated updated updated

concerned) should be in their field of

specialization. Applicant shall be the first/second

list of Journals 2016

list of Journals

list of

list

of Journals

Journals

2016 (as given in the website)

2016

2016

and one year regular full-time teaching/

(in case if his/her scholar/Supervisor is the first

research experience in the relevant field after

author) /corresponding author in the

completion of Ph.D. degree. Research articles

publications. If self-plagiarism/ plagiarism is

(and the journal concerned) should be in their

ascertained in the publications by the concerned

field of specialization. Applicant shall be the

Chairperson, such publication(s) shall not be

first/second author (in case if his/her

considered for processing of Supervisor

scholar/Supervisor is the first author)

recognition application.

/corresponding author in the publications. If

self-plagiarism/ plagiarism is ascertained in

the publications by the concerned Chairperson,

such publication(s) shall not be considered for

processing of Supervisor recognition

application.

The application for supervisor recognition

may be considered based on the publication

and experience of the applicant under

extraordinary conditions with the approval

of Vice-Chancellor.

Clause 8.1 Change

Clause Clause

Clause 8.1

8.1

8.1 Change of

Change of Supervisor

Change

of Supervisor

of

Supervisor Supervisor

 

When a Supervisor of a scholar happens to

When a Supervisor of a scholar happens to

be away from the University Departments /

be away from the University Departments /

Engineering Colleges/ National Laboratories

for more than six months and upto one year,

he/she shall continue to guide the scholar,

but a Supervisor-in-charge shall be

nominated by the Director (Research) based

on the request of the Supervisor and / or the

recommendation of the Head of the

Engineering Colleges/ National Laboratories

for more than six months and upto one year,

he/she shall continue to guide the scholar,

but a Supervisor-in-charge shall be

nominated by the Director (Research) based

on the request of the Supervisor and / or the

Department of the Supervisor. The

recommendation of the Head of the

Supervisor-in-charge shall function till the

Department of the Supervisor. The

Supervisor returns.

Supervisor-in-charge shall act maximum

upto one year until Supervisor returns.

Under extraordinary circumstances, if the

Supervisor of a scholar happens to be away

from the department for more than one year,

either the supervisor-in-charge may be

nominated as the Supervisor or an alternate

supervisor shall be nominated by the

Director (Research) based on the request of

the Supervisor-in-Charge and the

recommendation of the Head of the

Department.

Clause 9.2

Clause 9.2

Clause 9.2

9.2

Clause

 

For University Departments, a Joint

Removed as per UGC Regulation

Supervisor is mandatory, if the Supervisor is

not a regular faculty member of the

University. Further a maximum of Six

Six Six Six

((Ph.D./M.S. ((

(By Research) put together)

scholars only be permitted under such

Supervisor.

Clause 18.2:

Clause 18.2:

Clause 18.2:

18.2:

Clause

 

One copy of Thesis shall be prepared in

Thesis shall be prepared in accordance with

accordance with the format and specification

the format and specification prescribed.

prescribed. Thesis shall be submitted only

One copy of thesis in PDF format (to be

after the acceptance of Synopsis and within

uploaded) and a hard copy shall be

three months from the date of approval of

submitted only after the acceptance of

the Synopsis by the Doctoral Committee

Synopsis and within three months from the

along with one copy of the abstract of the

date of approval of the Synopsis by the

Thesis each in English and Tamil (in about

Doctoral Committee along with one hard

400 words). Under extraordinary

copy of the abstract of the Thesis each in

circumstances, submission of Thesis shall be

English and Tamil (in about 400 words).

permitted upto a maximum period of six

Under extraordinary circumstances,

months, with prior approval from the

submission of Thesis shall be permitted

Director (Research). In such cases, the late

upto a maximum period of six months,

fee shall be paid as applicable.

with prior approval from the Director

(Research). In such cases, the late fee shall

be paid as applicable.

RESEARCH CONDUCT RULES

RESEARCH CONDUCT RULES

RESEARCH CONDUCT

RESEARCH

CONDUCT RULES

RULES

Clause 1.7

Clause 1.7

1.7

1.7

Clause

Clause

 

For Supervisors under suspension/

For Supervisors under suspension/

undergoing any disciplinary proceedings of

undergoing any disciplinary proceedings of

the University, Supervisor-in-charge should

the University, Supervisor-in-charge

be nominated by the Director (Research)

should be nominated by the Director

based on the request of the Supervisor and /

(Research) based on the request of the

or the recommendation of the Head of the

Supervisor and / or the recommendation of

Department of the Supervisor. The

the Head of the Department of the

Supervisor-in-charge shall function till the

Supervisor. The Supervisor-in-charge shall

Supervisor resumes duty.

function upto one year of the Supervisor

resumes duty. However if the supervisor

continues under suspension/ undergoing

any disciplinary proceedings of the

University for more than one year alternate

supervisor shall be nominated by the

Director (Research) based on the request of

the Supervisor-in-Charge and the

recommendation of the Head of the

Department.

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

FOR

FOR

FOR

FOR

THE

THE

THE

THE

THESIS

THESIS

THESIS

THESIS

Clause 5.11: How totototo cite

Clause 5.11: How

5.11: How

How

cite

cite

cite

Clause 5.11:

Clause

PREPARATION

PREPARATION

PREPARATION

PREPARATION

OF

OF

OF

OF

 

The structure of a citation is the author's

The structure of a citation is the author's

surname and year of publication.

surname and year of publication.

Single author is cited as "Jones (2001)".

Single author is cited as "Jones (2001)".

Two authors are cited using "&" (Deane &

Two authors are cited using "&" (Deane &

Jones 1991).

Jones 1991) or Smith et al. (1992)

More than two authors are cited using "et al"

More than two authors are cited using "et

(Smith et al 1992).

al." (Smith et al. 1992).

If an author published several papers in

In case the information being discussed has

2005, the year of the first publication (in the

been written in several different sources

alphabetic order of the references) is cited

then cite them all in one set of brackets in

and referenced as 2005a, the second as

chronological order of publication

2005b and so on.

(Midgley 1994; Smith 1994; Philip 2002)

A citation is placed wherever appropriate in

If an author published several papers in

or after the sentence. If it is at the end of a

2005, the year of the first publication (in

sentence, it is placed before the period.

the alphabetic order of the references) is

Complete citations are provided in

cited and referenced as 2005a, the second

alphabetical order in "References."

as 2005b and so on.

All citations are in the same font as the main

A citation is placed wherever appropriate

text.

in or after the sentence. If it is at the end of

a sentence, it is placed before the full stop.

Complete citations and Source shall be

provided in alphabetical order in reference

section.

All citations shall be in the same font as the

main text.

All figures and charts etc taken from other

sources shall be cited beneath within

brackets author name, source followed by

year in Times New Roman Normal font size

11 point as “(Source: Jones, et al. 2001). If

it is sourced from Web pages the citation

style shall be as (Source: www.abc.com)

and the complete URL shall be given in the

reference section.

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES

THESIS

THESIS

THESIS

THESIS

Clause 7.3:

Clause 7.3:

Clause 7.3:

7.3:

Clause

FOR

FOR

FOR

FOR

THE

THE

THE

THE

PREPARATION

PREPARATION

PREPARATION

PREPARATION

OF

OF

OF

OF

 

Numbering of Tables and Figures

Numbering of Tables and Figures

Tables and Figures appearing anywhere in

Tables and Figures appearing anywhere in

the Thesis should bear appropriate numbers.

the Thesis should bear appropriate

The rule for assigning such numbers is

numbers. The rule for assigning such

illustrated by an example. Thus, if a Figure in

numbers is illustrated by an example. Thus,

Chapter 3, happens to be the fourth then

if a Figure in Chapter 3, happens to be the

assign 3.4 to that Figure.

fourth then assign 3.4 to that Figure.

Identical rules apply for Tables except that

Identical rules apply for Tables except that

the word Figure is replaced by the word

the word Figure is replaced by the word

Table. If Figures (or Tables) appear in

Table. If Figures (or Tables) appear in

appendices then Figure 3 in Appendix 2 will

appendices then Figure 3 in Appendix 2

be designated as Figure A 2.3. If a table to be

will be designated as Figure A 2.3. If a table

continued into the next page this may be

to be continued into the next page this may

done, but no line should be drawn

be done, with unfinished Table, continued

underneath an unfinished Table. The top line

into the next page, with title Table 2.1

of the Table continued into the next page

(continued) placed centrally.

should, for example read Table 2.1

(continued) placed centrally and underlined.

DIRECTOR (RESEARCH)