• The ICFAI University,  Nagaland

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program

The (Doctor of Philosophy) Ph.D. Program is offered by the University in management and allied areas. Degree will be awarded to those candidates who, as per the regulations, have submitted a thesis on the basis of original and independent research in the management and allied disciplines that contributes to the advancement of knowledge in those areas. Every candidate who is provisionally registered for the Ph.D Program shall undergo course work in the first year. On completion of the course work, the University will conduct an examination of 100 marks for each subject. A candidate securing a minimum of 5.5 on a 10 point scale will only be considered eligible for final registration. Candidates, who have completed M.Phil in a particular discipline, shall be exempted from the coursework of the Ph.D. program, provided the candidate has registered for the Ph.D. program in the same discipline.

The number of seats: 5

For purpose of admissions into the Ph.D. program a candidate should have obtained a Masters Degree in the discipline in which he / she wants to register for Ph.D. program with a minimum of 55% marks (5% relaxation for SC/ST Candidates) in the qualifying examination under (10+2+3+2) system. Further as per UGC regulations, a candidate who has acquired less than 55% (50% in the case of SC / ST candidates) has to give an undertaking that he / she is not eligible for teaching positions. Candidates residing / working anywhere in India or abroad working in Educational or other Institutions are eligible for registration. The candidate should have a Master's degree or M.Phil degree in the subject of any University recognized by the University Grants Commission / Association of Indian Universities for Part time /External Registration for Ph.D. program offered by ICFAI University Nagaland.

Age limit

There is no age limit for the candidate. The procedure for admission shall be governed by the rules laid by the Academic Council of the University. The procedure shall include entrance test/interview. The interview shall be to determine the competence of the candidate for the proposed research, and to determine the ability to pursue and complete the research agenda in time. Candidates possessing M.Phil degree / NET / JRF / teaching experience in higher education for more than five years, in the subject concerned shall be exempted from appearing in the Entrance Test and Interview. After processing the application form, the selected candidates will be given provisional registration for Ph.D.

Duration of Research

A candidate who has registered for Ph.D. program (with Masters Degree) shall undertake the research work for a minimum period of three years and a maximum period of four years. In case of a candidate with M.Phil qualification, the student shall work for a minimum period of two years and a maximum period of four years.

Extension of time for submission of Ph.D. thesis will be granted up to a maximum period of two years on the payment of the fees prescribed from time to time. Such extension will be granted for a duration of six months in the first instance and additional three six monthly extensions may be granted, making a total of two years, subject to payment of extension fee and semester fee at rates prevailing at that time.