The M. Phil programme between the Masters and the Ph. D. degrees, provides the student with a unique experience of graduate study and research. During the M. Phil. programme, the students undergoes pedagogical classrooms sessions as well as receive an opportunity to interact with a peer group in small seminar sessions is trained in closely supervised research. Faculty members enjoy freedom in designing courses in the M. Phil. and students choose their courses from a wide range of options. As a result, the M. Phil. programme explore newly emerging research and fields of high impact.
Eligibility : Candidates for admission to the M.Phil. programme shall have a Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master's degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per UGC norms. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures*.
Duration : Minimum 1 year (2 consecutive semesters). An extension of 2 more semesters can be granted. Furthermore, 2 grace semesters can be for female candidates and persons with more than 40% disability*.
The Ph. D. programme offers a Doctorate degree that is often considered as the highest academic degree a student can obtain and involves intense research and study dedicated to a specific field of interest. It requires identification and development of critical knowledge and expertise required to thrive in an international research and teaching environment. It is necessary to conduct, and communicate valid, and ethical research and evaluate ongoing or completed research projects.
Eligibility : Master's Degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated under M. Phil. eligibility furnished above. Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme.
Duration : Full-time Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years from the date of admission, including course-work and a maximum of six years. Part-time Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three and a half years from the date of admission, including course-work and a maximum of seven years.