Research Programmes

Design of the integrated MPhil/PhD programme:
In the integrated MPhil/PhD programme, of the total six semesters, the first two semesters are designed and dedicated for the MPhil component. In the first semester, all research scholars will have to undertake a compulsory Course Work as stipulated by the University Grants Commission. No extension in the timeframe to complete the MPhil component is given under any circumstances. To move to the PhD phase of the programme, the student has to successfully complete the MPhil component. Those who fail to score the required grade in the MPhil will have to drop the programme after the MPhil phase. Immediately after the declaration of the result of the MPhil component, the PhD phase will start. Four semesters are dedicated for the PhD programme. The minimum time limit to complete the PhD phase of the programme is two years. The maximum time limit for the completion of the PhD phase is four years from the date of approval of synopsis for PhD.

Those who possess an MPhil degree from a recognized university through the regular mode also will have to go through the course work offered by this university in the first semester. Only after the successful completion of the course work in the first semester with a first division or equivalent grade, such candidates can start doing the PhD phase of the programme.

Number of Seats:
Ten for the Humanities and Six for the Sciences.

Reservation for SC/ST/OBC will be as per Govt. of India Rules. Those who wish to be considered for reservation should attach attested copies of caste /non-creamy layer certificate obtained from a competent authority.