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Program Overview

Completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) indicates your admission to the community of scholars in your area of domain knowledge and requires the completion of a thesis of 80,000-100,000 words on a specialised topic of your choice. The PhD candidates are also expected to complete course work in research methods and theories. As per the guidelines of the UGC, the faculty of Sustainability Studies will be offering a PhD programme.

Conducting research and providing research training is a core activity of the University. The Faculty of Sustainability Studies is a trans-disciplinary program. Under the faculty, there are five schools and a center

  • School of Sustainable Development

  • School of Public Health

  • School of Ecology and Environmental Management and

  • Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

The schools and the centre provides a broad spectrum of intellectual traditions students could choose from

The Faculty is committed to providing comprehensive support to the scholars to make them more effective researchers. We endower to help the students to develop the expertise and skill needed to make an impact in academia, industry, government and the community.

Many prospective PhD students already have a specific research question in mind, or might be thinking about an area of study than a specific research question. Whichever stage you are in your research preparation, we will help you to find the right PhD program for you.

As a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Sustainability Studies, the students will become part of a community, which includes students, research guides from various schools, researchers and external collaborators, whom all work together to improve facilities, locate available funding and improve the postgraduate research experience for the students

We also offer some limited financial support for the students, for conference attendance, and access to teaching assistance ship

The MIT-WPU has expanded access to some of the latest literature and books on Social Sciences, Public Health, Ecology, agribusiness and peace studies.

The Faculty is committed to enhance your experience as a PhD research student, to generate internationally leading research; to guide PhD students towards a successful future career, whether inside or outside of academia.

The Faculty of Sustainability Studies is a collaboration between five schools of various disciplines. The staff is dedicated to providing the best possible student experience for a PhD student.

The Key research themes of emphasis of the Faculty

    • Sustainable Development

    • Social Policy

    • Public Health

    • Peace and conflict studies

    • Social Sciences

    • Disaster Management

    • Sustainable Ecology

    • Biogeography

    • Diversity & Distribution

    • Urban Ecology

    • Biodiversity Informatics

    • Conservation and restoration

  • Interrelationships of environment and communities

  • Green buildings

  • Audits and EMS,

  • Innovation and sustainability

  • Odonatology

  • Ornithology

  • Socio-ecology

  • sustainable livelihoods

  • Natural resource governance

  • Environmental policy and law

  • Human-nature interactions

The PhD students of the faculty are particularly encouraged to publish at international reputed journals.

 

Ph.D. Admission related queries, contact :

Dr Joe Thomas
PhD Coordinator
Faculty of Sustainability Studies
joe.thomas@mitwpu.edu.in

Eligibility

Eligibility and selection process is as per UGC notification 5th May 2016 (Minimum standards and procedure for the award of M. Phil/Ph.D. degree regulations 2016) and 1st amendment by UGC on 27th Aug 2018 and 2nd amendment on 16th Oct 2018.Subject to the conditions stipulated in these regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. program :

  • Master’s Degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated below

    Candidates for admission to the PhD program shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.

    A relaxation of 5% of marks from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/Differently-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures.

  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time

  • A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. program of the same Institution

  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, from a Foreign Educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program.

Selection Process 

  • MIT-WPU is looking for bright and dedicated scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars for Academic Year 2020-21. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criterion are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. Programme on www.mitwpu.edu.in

  • Candidates satisfying eligibility criteria will be informed to appear for the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by MIT-WPU as per the UGC guidelines. University may decide separate terms and conditions for Ph.D. entrance test for those students who qualify UGC-NET ( Including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET ( including JRF)/SLET/GATE/Teacher fellowship holder or have passed M. Phil programme.

  • The Ph.D. entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50% provided that relaxation from 50% to 45% shall be allowed for the candidates belongs to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Differently abled category in the entrance examination conducted by the university
    The syllabus of entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

  • The interview/viva-voce will be conducted by the university for test qualifying candidates. For the selection of candidates, a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30 % to the performance in the interview/Viva-voce shall be given

PhD Entrance Test Syllabus

Please note that though this is the fee structure for the year 2020 - 2021, it remains unchanged for the years 2021 - 2022. 

Ph.D. Fees structure for AY 2021-22

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Completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) indicates your admission to the community of scholars in your area of domain knowledge and requires the completion of a thesis of 80,000-100,000 words on a specialised topic of your choice. The PhD candidates are also expected to complete course work in research methods and theories. As per the guidelines of the UGC, the faculty of Sustainability Studies will be offering a PhD programme.

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