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MPhil-PhD

PhD Stream

  1. Research oriented.
  2. Period of study -
    • Normative period is 36 (or 48) months for full-time students with a research-oriented Master's degree granted by UGC-funded institutions (or a Bachelor's degree), maximum period is 72 (or 84) months.
  3. Candidacy requirements - all admitted students must pass the following to become a Ph.D. candidate and progress to the post-candidacy stage.
    • Pass the Thesis Research Course every term throughout the study period.
    • Pass the coursework requirements.
    • Pass a written exam.
    • Perform independent research, present a research proposal to a thesis committee and pass an oral examination.
    • Normally take two years.
  4. Graduation (Post-candidacy) requirements -
    • Pass the Thesis Research Course every term throughout the study period.
    • Pass any additional coursework requirement.
    • Fulfill other miscellaneous requirements on IT proficiency, residency, and observing intellectual properties and copyright.
    • Perform independent research and submit a thesis with original contributions and depth.
    • Present the research work to a thesis committee and pass an oral examination.


 


MPhil Stream

  1. Research oriented.
  2. Period of study -
    • Normative period is 2 (3) years for full-time (part-time) students, maximum period is 4 (5) years.
  3. Requirements -
    • Pass the Thesis Research Course every term throughout the study period.
    • Pass the coursework requirement.
    • Fulfill other miscellaneous requirements on IT proficiency, residency, and observing intellectual properties and copyright.
    • Perform independent research and submit a thesis with original contributions.
    • Present the research work to a thesis committee and pass an oral examination.

NOTE: We prefer PhD applicants to MPhil applicants. Once admitted to the PhD stream, transfer to MPhil requires special approval and is subject to significant research output at the expected MPhil graduation date.