PhD Programme

Admission for PhD Programme


PhD. Candidates conduct original research towards a PhD. dissertation in any one of the three streams of study offered at the School under the supervision of a guide from within the School’s faculty.


Eligibility for Admission


The PhD. Programmes A PhD. program is designed to give a student the space and infrastructure to come up with original research that contributes to the chosen disci- pline. It presumes a demonstrably high degree of specialised knowledge, familiarity with the literature on the subject and the training to undertake original research. To that end a strong research proposal is absolutely essential to be considered for admission. Successful MPhil. students of the School may graduate to a PhD. programme. How- ever, the School also invites applications for direct admissions to the PhD. programmes at the School. Only those candidates will be considered for direct admission who have either:

 Obtained an MPhil. Degree from a recognized University/Research Institution with a minimum Grade Point Average of 6.00 on a 10 point scale. The candidates who have obtained an MPhil. Degree from a University/Institution where the MPhil. dissertation is not graded or grading is not based on a 10 point scale are required to forward a copy of their MPhil. dissertation along with the application form for the purpose of assess- ment of their credentials.


or  Possess demonstrable research experience in recognized Universities/ Research Institutions and/or research publication(s) equivalent to the MPhil. level.

The MPhil. Programmes Admission to the MPhil. is through a separate entrance ex- amination for each stream (i) Visual Studies, (ii) Cinema Studies, and (iii) Theatre and Performance Studies followed by a viva voce. Only those candidates will be eligible to apply who have a Masters degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks.