Program Structure

Program Duration

The duration of the PhD program will be from three to six years.

M.Phil. 2 years (maximum 5yrs)
PhD 3 years (maximum 6 yrs)


Note that permission to proceed to the PhD will be given only to candidates who produce (successfully defended) research proposals and show outstanding academic performance in Year I. Others will be eligible for registration only for the MPhil degree.

Program Structure

A compulsory course on Research Methodology is offered in the English medium during Year-1, first semester for all students in order to provide a research orientation and develop their analytical and critical skills for the students who register for the M.Phil./PhD program.

A supervisor is assigned to a candidate as soon as s/he is registered based on the candidate’s research interests as demonstrated by the research proposal s/he has submitted.

Upon registration, all students are issued with a Student Record Book for identification purposes and use of library facilities, which shall be renewed at the commencement of every semester. It will also carry official endorsements.

It shall be the responsibility of every student to ensure that he/she will remain continuously registered from the beginning of the semester in which he/she commenced the program of study up to the end of the semester in which he/she would complete the requirements for the degree.

Late registration can be done only up to a period of one week after the normal registration deadline on payment of a late registration fee of Rs. 250.

Students are required to adhere to the following structure:

Year 1 Semester 1

  • Course on Research Methodology (Compulsory for all the students.)
  • Proposal defence for the candidates who register for the PhD in Management Studies
Semester 2

  • Develop the detailed research proposal with the assistance of the supervisor/s.

At this point student/s will be given an opportunity to change their topic and /or the supervisor if they want to do so owing to acceptable and fair reasons.

Year 2 Semester 1

  • Students are expected to appear for the proposal defence.
Semester 2

  • Students are expected to proceed with their research work.
Year 3 Semester 1

  • Students are expected to proceed with their research work.
Semester 2

  • Students are expected to proceed with their research work.