Note: Some programs may not be available for the current session. The course curriculum / coverage / syllabus provided on request.
OTHER PROGRAMS FOR PROFESSIONS NOT LISTED
If a student determines that a particular country / state have a requirement for a course not in the list of programs offered by PDMFU, the student may request the Dean to have a course. The request will be specially considered by the Vice President of Academic Affairs and upon his recommendation, will be offered to the student.
Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate or Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP) from PDMFU for Bachelor’s degree.Any relevant,Bachelor’s degree is required for pursuing Master’s degree and Master’s degree is required for Doctoral degrees. However reasonable knowledge of English is essential to pursue the programs.
Bachelor Preparatory Programme (BPP)
Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Minimum Age: 18 Years
Maximum Age: No bar
Eligibility: No formal qualification. The only entry requirements are an open mind and common-sense.
This Programme is offered by the University to those students who wish to do Bachelors Degree of PDMFU but do not have the essential qualification of having passed Schooling. In absence of such a qualifying certificate these student are deprived of higher education. To enable such students to enter higher education stream, PDMFU has designed this preparatory Programme. This is an enabling programme of the University but is not equivalent to High School certificate.
The courses are ideal for students, graduates, practicing managers, technicians, entrepreneurs, doctors and business men, MBAs, retired persons, house wives and for that matter, any reasonably matured person. Professionals like chartered Accountants, Cost and Works Accountants, Lawyers, Engineers will also benefit immensely.
DISTANCE LEARNING - BACHELORS
Open and flexible learning
The mode of education delivery adopted by the Institution is the ODL (Open and Distance Learning) System. The students are provided with appropriate standard study materials / standard books covering the areas of study, complimentary by Institution to help the students meet their course goals. The study materials are mailed to you on enrolment to a course. Texts for certain courses are assigned. Based on the syllabus, additionally you will utilize the resources of your own library and those of local public or nearby community or college libraries.
Once you receive the study materials, its Independent study, done on your own, not in a classroom, lecture or a study hall, without being away from work for educating yourself. The responsibility of your education is shared between you and the Institution. You start when you are ready, continue at your own speed and finish at your convenience, neither being pushed nor held back by other students nor by time frames. The self – study allows students to ensure that they have achieved the required level of knowledge.
FINAL EXAMINATIONS – BACHELORS
The Institution believes that its students are mature and motivated to achieve their educational goals. And rigorous examination procedure beat the very purpose of the Institutions very existence and its basic philosophy, to allow the students to earn a qualification on a much more flexible basis than traditional Institutions. Qualifications are earned by demonstrating what you know, understood, and through the skills & the knowledge acquired, not how long you can warm a chairand then later on vomiting it out. Education is not just regurgitation of facts.
PROCTORED WRITTEN (TERM END) EXAMINATIONS
Students of our distance learning mode can take proctored (physical or online) examination from anywhere in the world.
Proctored (Physical) Examination
Our distance education courses require students to take proctored exams. A proctored exam is taken off-campus and is supervised, just as it would be for a course taken on campus. Simply stated, a proctor supervises a student's exam. It is up to each student to find a qualified proctor. Typically, a student schedules the exam with a proctor, and the exam is sent to the proctor to administer. The proctor then returns the completed exam to the instructor to grade. Generally, proctors do not charge for this service. In all cases the campus distance education center or academic department offering the course must approve of the choice of proctor. The proctors have to be arranged by the students themselves.
The proctors can be university faculties / school teachers / embassy officials / senior professionals. The students are required get prior permission. Acceptable proctors for most courses include:
· High school principals or counselors
· Directors of educational services at universities, correctional institutions, or the armed services
· Certified librarians in a supervisory positions
· Delegated officials of a university testing center
· An officer of the embassy or consulate
Proctored (Online) Examination:
Online proctoring service is for students taking exams online. These proctors use a three-step process to replicate the face-to-face proctoring experience over the internet.
The proctor will need to know that the person is in fact the right student. The proctor will ask to show a photo ID. The proctor will then snap a photo of the student’s profile. Once that is completed, the proctor will ask the student to answer a few questions. These questions are generated from a public information database.
Through this process, proctors can see the student, see what they are doing, and know who they are monitoring. Then the university question paper is given to the student to answer. Once the exam is completed by the student, the essay type answer sheet is sent to the university.
MASTERS DEGREES &DOCTORAL PROGRAMS
Each student enrolled for the Mastersprogram is required to do a Masters level research leading to a thesis, in the area of study or experience of the candidate.
Each student enrolled for the Doctoral program is required to do a doctoral research leading to a dissertation, in the area of study or experience of the candidate. The dissertation at the doctoral level must reflect professional and academic excellence. Before the student is formally permitted to begin work on the thesis or dissertation, a research proposal following acceptable guidelines must be submitted to the Graduate review committee of PDMFU, for approval.
The candidates who are highly professionally motivated should demonstrate convincingly with their life experience and experimental learning details, that they possess the intellectual ability to understand and integrate information. The students are evaluated, as evidenced through the dissertation material submitted, and they need to meet the following objectives of the assessment criteria.
1. Whether the student can bring to bear relevant concepts and techniques on given problem solutions.
2. Whether the student has integrated the various inputs gained over the years.
3. Whether the student is capable of applying abstract concepts of value in an integrated manner to real objective problem conditions
4. How systematically and methodically the candidate develops a thought process when faced with a given problem situation.
5. How well the student organizes his / her mental faculties to produce relevant responses.
6. Whether he / she recognizes the assumptions of the context stated or otherwise.
7. How well the student communicates his / her rationale in resolving the issue of the problems posted.
The list of documents for the defence of a thesis:
For the defence of a thesis for a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Grand-Doctor Philosophy (GPhD) you need to submit to the secretariat of the Dissertation council of the University the documents as follows:
1. An application addressed to the Rector of the University.
2. A profile.
3. An autobiography.
4. Copies of a regular and foreign passport.
5. A text of the dissertation in 3 copies and its electronic version in Word Format.
6. An abstract in 10 copies and its e-version.
7. A supervisor’s (consultant’s) review for the dissertation and its e-version.
8. A list of scientific works and publications, an article about scientific work for the publication in the journals.
9. The text of the report at the meeting of the Academic Council and its e-version.
10. A copy of the diploma (s) of higher professional education (undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, doctorate studies).
11. A copy of a patent (s) for an invention (scientific discovery) in science which field the thesis is defended in (If you have).
12. Three photos without a stamp area (3.0 X 4.0 cm).
13. Also in 1 month before the expected date of the thesis defence the following services must be paid: preparation for the defence of the thesis, printing and registration of the diploma/certificate, layout of a scientific article in the journals.
All the documents must be copied to the same e-media (CD, flashcard).
Admission to the defence of the dissertation is approved by the order of the Rector of the University with the notation of the time and place of the online meeting.
DURATION OF THE PROGRAMS
The time frame will depend upon the students. The time is up to you; quickly or slowly, you set the pace – after all, and it is your education. The time frame will also depend upon the effort, the student desires to put into the program.
Normally the student may meet all the requirements and complete the Bachelors degree thereupon in just 3 years,Masters degree in 2 years, and the Doctoral degree in 2 years, all depending upon the above mentioned criteria. However, if the students do not complete the programs in 5 years from the date of enrolment, they will be required to reregister by paying a fee and also pay a service charge every year till they complete the course.
The Degree Certificate is provided to the students upon meeting the Institutions Graduation requirements, the examination committees’ satisfaction with the overall performance of the student and their financial obligations, directly by PDMFU, USA.
The nature of the Institution allows for year round enrolment. The student’s course begins upon enrolment.
The Institution provides 100% placement assistance. From time to time, the Institution is asked to recommend students for placement. Should this occur, the information would be provided to the appropriate students.
WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
Candidates who pay the fee in full: A candidate who withdrawals from the Educational Programs with 15 days of enrolment will be entitled to get a refund of 50% of the program fee paid to the Institution. The refund application will be processed only after the Institution receives back the entire course material supplied to the candidate. The course material has to be returned to the Institution good condition by the candidate at his / her own expense. No refund of the fee will be considered wherever the request is received after the expiry of 15 days from the date of enrolment.
RIGHT TO AMEND RULES
The Institutions reserves the right to amend the rules and regulations wherever considered necessary and appropriate. Such amendments will be intimated to the candidates. Therefore, this publication and the descriptions contained herein are not to be construed as a contract binding the Institutions to any specific policies. Possible changes include, but are not limited to, passing requirements, eligibility criteria for examinations, fee structure, refund policy, curriculum and course content, examination pattern, certification and designation, and such other matters as may be considered relevant.
Informal grievance procedures
Grievers are encouraged by PDMFU to resolve grievances informally. Formal grievance procedures shall not be initiated unless informal efforts to resolve the grievance have been exhausted and griever has provided a written description of such efforts to PDMFU.
Formal grievance procedures
If a grievance has not been satisfactorily resolved by informal procedures, the griever may file a written grievance with the PDMFU Board, within five working days of receiving the answer at the earlier step. The Board shall make its decision within 30 days of the hearing and shall inform its decision to all concerned parties. The Board’s decision shall be final.
The application form may be filled and submitted, any time to PDMFU admissions office through the website page available here
FOR QUALIFIED STUDENTS WITH SCHOOLING:
1. Application: The enclosed application form should be filled.
2. Transcripts: Copies of transcripts / Mark Sheets / certificates from previous attended institutions, colleges or universities should be provided for evaluation purposes.
FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT ANY FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Application: The enclosed application form should be filled. A comprehensive application is comprised of all vocational, professional and academic education and detailed background. It is the philosophy of the institution that the evaluation of an applicant’s lifelong learning experience is the basis of the program. Thus, it is important to include anything that may be of value in this evaluation.
2. Transcripts: Copies of transcripts; mark sheets / certificates from previously attended institutions, colleges or universities, if any, may be provided for evaluation purposes.
3. Documentation Copies: It is important that the applicant list any and all work ship, training and seminars that have been attended in the course of employment, or study in the field for which admission is sought. Documentation may take the form of a copy of the certificate or a letter from a sponsoring employer, or certifying attendance and a brief description of the training received.
4. Admissions Essay: Applicants must complete the ADMISSIONS ESSAY section without fail, to qualify for admission.