A candidate seeking admission to the PhD programme must satisfy any one of the following eligibility criteria: Master's degree or equivalent in the relevant subject with 55% or equivalent CGPA / 50% in case of Medical Courses, from any University recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) in India. (SC / ST candidates are eligible for a 5% relaxation in marks or equivalent CGPA). Candidates having postgraduate diploma / certificate awarded by an Indian university / institute or foreign degree / diploma/ certificate awarded by a foreign university / institute should in their own interest, obtain and submit the equivalent of their diploma / degree / certificate with Master's degree of a recognized Indian University from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi. In case of candidates holding a qualifying degree from a foreign university, registration for PhD will be confirmed after determination of equivalence by the Parul University. Master's degree or equivalent in any subject with 55% marks and five years of experience in the area of interdisciplinary research in which admission is being sought. Fellow members of the Chartered Accountants of India (CA) or Institute of Costs and Works of India (ICWA) or Company Secretary of India (CFA) with 55% marks at graduation level and with 5 years of research experience after graduation (only for the Faculties of Law, Management and Humanities and Social Sciences). Candidate who does not fulfill the above mentioned eligibility conditions but wants to pursue PhD, may be considered under the special category of enrolment, provided the PhD Admission Committee is convinced about their academic prowess, professional accomplishments and their capacity to carry out research leading to the award of a PhD degree. Such a candidate with at least 60% marks at the Bachelor's Degree level from any statutory Indian University or a foreign University with 10 years of research experience and having published 2 papers in peer reviewed journals may be considered eligible for admission to the PhD programme at the sole discretion of the Equivalence Committee constituted by the Provost. The qualifying degree should be recognized by the UGC / Association of Indian Universities / Central Council of Indian Medicine / Central Council of Homoeopathy / Indian Nursing Council / Council of Architecture / Pharmacy Council of India / All India Council for Technical Education or any other approved and recognized Scientific Bodies of the Government of India and approved by the Academic Council / Board of Management of the University for Provisional Registration for the PhD Degree. Candidates who have obtained their degree/s through correspondence course/s are not eligible. Note: A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.