Duration : MINIMUM 3 YEARS / MAXIMUM 6 YEARS
After having been admitted, each Ph.D. student shall be required to undertake course work. The duration of the course shall be one/ two semesters for all candidates. The course work shall be treated as pre-Ph.D. preparation. It shall include: Semester one shall comprise of a course on research methodology which shall include quantitative methods and computer applications etc. and two of the electives suggested by supervisor/ co supervisor. In second semester, the candidate has to choose two electives with the consent of his/her allotted supervisor/co-supervisor. A review or survey of the published research in the relevant field shall be submitted to the supervisor/co-supervisor for which supervisor/co-supervisor shall evaluate the review report. The candidates who have obtained M.Phil degrees as a regular student based on entrance test shall be exempted from the Ph. D. course work.
The candidate shall pursue his/her research at the approved place of research under the supervisor/co-supervisor on the approved topic. The candidate shall be permitted to submit his/her thesis not earlier than 24 months after successful completion of course work at the research center and not later than six calendar years from the date of registration. In case a candidate does not submit his/her thesis within five calendar years, from the date of registration and does not apply for extension in time, his/her registration shall stand automatically cancelled.
At the end of completion of three calendar years, student is eligible to appear for Pre-Ph. D. viva. After the incorporation of suggestion suggested by the Committee, final thesis can be submitted for evaluation and viva-voice.