Four to Six years including Pre-PhD course work.
The part-time Ph.D. programme shall be open to candidates with Master’s degree and at least five years of work experience after Master’s Degree in the field of Population Studies/Demography/Public Health in academic institutions/central and state governments/research and development organizations, who are unable to pursue the doctoral programme in full-time mode. The applicants for part-time Ph.D. programme shall be exempted from appearing for the online entrance test.
The Pre-Ph.D. course work (eight months duration) shall be compulsory for the candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme under part-time mode. Total duration of part-time Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum of four years (including coursework) and maximum of six years. Institute is likely to revise the Pre-Ph.D. Course Work rules starting from the Academic Year 2021-2022 onwards.
Candidates should apply online. However, they are required to send a hard copy of research proposal to the Institute. Selection will be based on off-line written test and personal interview conducted by the Ph.D. Admission Committee of the Institute. The Institute shall not bear travel expense of the candidates called for the written test and interview.
If any student desires to withdraw admission after paying the course fees, the refund of course fees will be as per the Institute’s rule. Candidates admitted to Part-time Ph.D. Programme will have to pay fees as shown in the table given below for the first year and subsequently, they have to follow Ph.D. Programme fee structure till completion of the course.
The Institute reserves the right to decide the number of seats to be filled in. The Institute also reserves the right to change/alter certain rules at any time.