School of Planning and Architecture offers doctoral degree in Architecture & Planning.
The broad objectives of the Ph.D. programme is not only to keep pace with the expanding
horizons of knowledge but also to provide research and training that has a relevance
to the present needs of the society in relation to social, cultural and environmental
sustenance. The Ph.D. degree is awarded in recognition of the high academic achievements,
independent research generation and application of knowledge to the solutions that
focus on issues relating to settlement and habitat development. The academic programme
leading to the degree is broad based and involves a minimum course credit requirement
and a research thesis. The school encourages research in interdisciplinary areas
through a system of interdepartmental joint supervision. This provides excellent
opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The presence of a strong research
oriented faculty in the school provide excellent support for the doctoral programme.
Masters Degree in Architecture / Planning or equivalent with good academic record.
Masters Degree in Technology and other relevant disciplines related with the built
environment with basic degree in Architecture/Planning will also be eligible.
1) Eligible candidates possessing the minimum qualifications and satisfying additional
criteria set by the school will be called for an entrance test followed by an interview
by the Selection Committee appointed by the Chairman, Academic Council.
2) Based on the academic record and the performance of the candidates in the test
and interview, the names of the candidates found suitable for admission to the Ph.D.
programme will be finalized.
The research scholar will make a presentation before the Doctoral Committee appointed
by Chairman, Academic Council soon after joining the programme. The Doctoral Committee
will consider the proposed research topic and prescribe or approve the courses of
study to be undertaken by the research scholar.
1) During the first semester of studies at the school, all research scholars will
be required to undertake the compulsory course of Research Methods. The Doctoral
Committee prescribes at least one and not more than three elective courses depending
on the area of research. The prescribed courses will be postgraduate level courses
of the school.
2) During the second semester of studies, all research scholars will be required
to make two seminar presentations on the topics approved by the Doctoral Committee.
1) After finalization of Thesis Guide(s), the research scholar, with the consent
of his/her thesis guide(s) will be advised to finalize the Research Topic as early
as possible but before the end of fourth semester of studies.
2) Once the research scholar finalizes the topic, he/she will present the research
topic in a seminar before the Doctoral Committee. The Academic Council will, if
it approves the research topic, permit the research scholar to proceed with the
research work on the selected topic.
1. To be considered for fellowship, the candidate should have a valid GATE score
or Govt. / Non Govt. Fellowship/Sponsorship.
2. Doctoral Fellowship of the school shall be available for full-time candidates
with minimum two years of professional work experience in addition to meeting the
requirements of the clause above.
3. Duration of the fellowship shall normally be three years but shall be extended
for a maximum of six months on recommendation by the Research Supervisor of the
candidate to the Chairman, Academic Council.
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