University Postgraduate Departments have a strong Ph.D. Programme. This programme is integral to our research efforts. The Ph.D. Programme is intended to be a training programme that enables a researcher to work on his/her research independently. University seeks a balance between scholarship and research contribution of a Ph.D. scholar by ensuring that he/she engages in an extensive study in the beginning before embarking on a specific research problem. Our Ph.D. programme has been designed in such a way that any research scholar wishing to pursue further research can choose whether he/she wishes to do it full-time for a minimum of three years or part-time for a minimum of 5 years. The University has a Ph.D. Programme in affiliated PG Centres and recognized research centres too. A Research Committee in the subject concerned monitors the Ph.D. Programme in each subject. We are happy to report that we have made a provision for an interdisciplinary Ph.D. programme, which is jointly monitored by the Research Committees in the respective subject/s.
In accordance with the guidelines issued by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, the University has introduced the entrance test and students counselling by the Departmental Research Committee for candidates seeking admission to Ph.D. .A course work of 9 credit including course on research methodology in each subject is made compulsory for Ph.D. students in each faculty.