The employer must expressly undertake to pay full salary to the candidate and relieve him/her to stay on the campus at least as long it takes to
complete the required course work and pass the comprehensive examination (in case of a Ph.D. student) and
get a written proposal (prepared in consultation with his/her supervisor and co-supervisor) outlining the work proposed to be done for his/her thesis.
A certificate to that effect from sponsoring organization must be provided by the candidate at the time of applying for admission.
For fellows and employees of research labs, centers of excellence, and other organizations such as DRDO, CSIR, DAE, DoS, DIT, DST, DBT, ICMR, ICAR, NGRI, GSI, Wadia Institute etc., fully funded by the government (central/state), the minimum employment requirement will be only one year. The reduced employment requirement will also be applicable to employees of public sector unit (PSU) and central and state universities fully funded by the government. A candidate applying for admission to the external registration programme must provide detailed information about the research facilities available at his/her organization and a certificate that these would be available to him/her for carrying out research. He/she should also provide the biodata of the prospective supervisor who would supervise the candidate's work at his/her organization.