The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is acknowledged to be the highest university degree that is conferred on a doctoral student, who successfully defends her/his Ph.D. thesis in front of a panel of experts in the field appointed by the University after having spent a stipulated time and having achieved publications in reputed international journals and conferences.
The first year would require the Ph.D. candidate to go through a set of prescribed course work followed by initiation to research and comprehensive examination and carrying out actual research with the Ph.D. Adviser. The journey to earning Ph.D. degree typically goes through a cycle of four phases involving preparation, challenges, small and big successes and ultimate joy of successful defense of the written thesis. Completion of a thesis, depending on individual performance, typically may take about 3 years, and may be extendable to the fourth year depending on the careful consideration of individual cases of students.
The Mahindra Edge
Indira Mahindra School of Education (IMSE) has the advantage of being located in a multi-disciplinary, diverse and a vibrant residential campus environment. Ph.D. students at Mahindra University would have great opportunities for interdisciplinary learning by working closely with our faculty, some of whom are at the forefront of their fields (may like to check faculty profiles on our website).
Ph.D. in Educational Studies
The IMSE has been offering Ph.D. programme in Educational Studies since its inception. The Programme would open up windows of opportunities in the development sector, teaching, research, consultancies and education policy think-tanks. The School is committed to build proper foundation for professional development and personal growth of aspiring students interested in education. The research opportunity at IMSE is open to all those post-graduates who have evidence of interest in Educational Studies. The School offers specializations rooted in multi-disciplinary training and sectoral peculiarities within the field of Education.
Admission will be a two-stage process.
- In the first stage, applicants will be shortlisted based on their past academic credentials and their research proposals. Students are required to submit a research proposal (max. 1500 words) in their chosen area of research along with application form.
- In the second stage, shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview by the faculty.