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Ph.D. (Full-time & Part-time) Program

Ph.D. (Full-time & Part-time) Program

The Ph.D. Program is designed for candidates interested in teaching and research. The key objective of the Program is to develop researchers and scholars in the disciplines of Management, Science & Technology, Law and Education. The program fosters their academic and research interest in their respective areas. This helps the students, experienced executives and faculty members to develop quality skills in teaching, research and consultancy.

The Ph.D program is rigorous and interdisciplinary. It is regularly updated, benchmarking the academic delivery against the best standards. The intensity of the program demands energy and zeal in pursuit of greater insight into the chosen topic and a willingness to master all essential components of academic research.


Minimum: 4 years.

Maximum: 6 years including coursework.


For Full-time Ph.D Program:

Pass in two-year postgraduate degree or equivalent with 55% marks or equivalent CGPA.


Students who successfully complete the program are awarded Doctor of Philosophy Degree by The ICFAI University, Dehradun subject to University regulations.

Admission Procedure:

Admission to the Ph.D. Program (both formats) is based on Academic Record, Performance in the Admission Test and Interview. Candidates who are qualified in NET/SLET/ GATE (2016-17) are exempted from the Admission Test.

Admission Test will consist of two papers, each comprising 50 objective type questions.

Paper-I shall be of general nature, intended to assess the teaching/ research aptitude of the candidate. It will primarily be designed to test reasoning ability, comprehension, divergent thinking and general awareness of the candidate.

Paper-II shall consist of questions based on the discipline selected by the candidate.


The students admitted in the Full- Time Ph.D. Program may be given a stipend of ` 15,000 (Rupees fifteen thousand only) per month, till the student successfully defends the thesis proposal, subject to maximum of two years.

After successful defense of his/ her thesis proposal, the students will be paid a stipend of ` 20,000 (Rupees twenty thousand only) till the completion of his/her Ph.D. program or four years (48 months) from the date of commencement of the program, whichever is earlier.

A Professional Development Grant of up to ` 10,000 (Rupees ten thousand only) per annum is also given to the student for three years, for attending conferences, workshops, seminars, data collection etc. This is applicable from the time the student successfully clears his/her Pre-Ph.D. Course work Phase.

Program Structure for Ph.D Program:

Phase I - Course Work:

Year I
  • Research Methodology I (3 Credits)
  • One paper related to the core area of discipline (3 Credits)
  • Research Methodology II (3 Credits)
  • Paper related to the area in which the candidate will work for Ph.D. (3 Credits)
  • Literature review in the relevant field and seminar on the same (3 Credits)
Program Guidelines
Publication Requirement:

Every student should publish atleast two research papers in peer reviewed journals / transact his/her area of doctoral research in a refereed journal before submission of the thesis and produce evidence of the same in the form of acceptance letter or the reprint which is to be appended.

Submission of the Ph.D. Thesis and Evaluation

After submission of the Ph.D. thesis in the prescribed format, it will be evaluated by a panel of examiners. If the panel is satisfied with the thesis, Viva-Voce examination will be conducted and the student’s performance is graded accordingly.

Depository with INFLIBNET

On the successful completion of the Ph. D program of a student, the University will submit a soft copy of his/her Ph. D thesis to the INFLIBNET, for hosting the same so as to make it accessible to all Institutions/Universities.


The Admission modalities are with reference to the campus-based full-time programs offered by the ICFAI University, Dehradun (IUD).

Eligibility Criteria :

For Full-time Ph.D Program: Pass in two-year postgraduate degree or equivalent with 55% marks or equivalent CGPA.

Note: Applicants in their final year of Qualifying Examinations can also apply for all programs.

Admission Criteria:

The admission into the programs is on the basis of Merit, through Application and Interview / Admission Test (for B.Tech Programs and Ph.D only). While evaluating students for admission, due weightage is also given to their academic distinctions, awards in sports/cultural events, debates, quizzes and other extra-curricular activities.

Original certificates of educational credentials and domicile status certificate should be produced for verification at the time of payment of first semester fee. The original certificates will be returned after verification.

The admission decision will be communicated after the interview process.


How to Apply:
Students interested can apply by any one of the following methods:

A.Online Application
Applicants can apply online by filling up the Application Form available at www.iudehradun.edu.in and make payment of Rs. 500 towards the cost using Credit / Debit Card (Visa / Master Card / Internet Banking) through secure internet payment gateway. Applicants applying online should upload their passport size color photograph while filling the Online Application. The Prospectus will be sent to such applicants

B.Download of Application Form
Applicants can fill their details online and download the Application Form from www.iudehradun.edu.in and send it to theAdmissions Office along with the Demand Draft of Rs. 500 towards the cost of the application in favor of “The ICFAI University, Dehradun - Fee Collection A/c” .payable at Dehradun.

C.Fill the Application Form.
Applicants can fill in the application form and send it to the Admissions Office.


The applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for Admission.

  • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the Application Form.
  • Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters
  • Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
  • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
  • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application Form.

Attested Copies of Certificates
Applicants are required to enclose self attested copies of the following certificates.

  • Date of Birth Certificate / Class X Certificate.
  • Mark Sheets of Class X, XII, Degree, Diploma (as may be applicable).
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable).
  • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities.

Submission of Application Form:
The completed Application Form for Admission should be sent to:

Admissions Office:
The ICFAI University, Dehradun
Rajawala Road, Central Hope Town, Selaqui,
Dehradun - 248 001, Uttarakhand.
E-mail: admissions@iudehradun.edu.in

Ph.D (Full-time) Program Fee
Program Admission Fee Rs. Total Program Fee Rs. Caution Deposit Rs.
Domicile Non - Domicile
Ph.D (Full-time)
(8 semesters)
10,000 2,40,000 3,20,000 10,000

Program Fee: Program Fee is to be paid in equal installments as shown against the respective program.

Caution Deposit: All students are required to pay the caution deposit along with the first semester fee. The caution deposit will be refunded without interest after adjusting dues, on completion of the respective program.


All payments should be made by way of Demand Draft in favor of “The ICFAI University, Dehradun - Fee Collection A/c” payable at Dehradun.


 Particulars  Dates
 Last date for the submission of Application Form  June 29, 2018
 Selection Process  May - July, 2018

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