Ph.D. Program

Navrachana University (NUV) offers a PhD program under the guidelines prescribed by the University Grants Commission (2009).

Established in 2011-2012, the PhD Program at NUV provides an interdisciplinary environment for the conducting of research in various disciplines and gives scholars the opportunity to be exposed to recent research developments in their respective fields.

The University has a rigorous research degree program that aims at the honing of research skills, grooming pedagogical abilities, producing good quality research publications via a system of rigorous independent study and research work and a curriculum that transcends departments and disciplines.

The PhD program requires a scholar to accumulate credits through course work (general and discipline specific to ensure a mastery of the fundamentals), published work, presentations and finally the dissertation/thesis.

Stages of the Ph.D. Program


Stage of Research



Course Work (General & Specific)

One year (during Semester 1 and 2)


of PhD

On successful completion of coursework, Research proposal to be presented in front of the Doctoral Committee. The scholar shall also have to appear for an interview before a Committee chaired by the Dean/Head of the Program. Once the suggestions received are duly incorporated, the Registration will be confirmed.


Thesis Writing

After formal Registration, the doctoral research and thesis writing will commence.


Thesis submission

a) Minimum time limit – 2 years from the date of registration.
b) Maximum duration of the PhD programme is 6 years from the date of admission for a full-time student and 7 years for a part-time student.




On receipt of comments from all the external examiners, Viva-Voce would be conducted

The University predetermines the number of doctoral students that can be admitted to the program based on the number of available research guides and each academic year invites applications accordingly.

Presently, the program is being offered in the following areas – Management, Education, Sciences and Engineering with other subjects / disciplines on the anvil.

For more details on entry requirements, as well as for further details about the program, please click here .

Schedule PhD Program (Admission procedure)

Admission stage
Accepting application forms starts
1st May, 2018
Last date for submission of Application form

25th June 2018

(until 5 pm)

Announcement of list of candidates shortlisted for Entrance exam
3 July, 2018
Entrance exam date
to be announced
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