Admissions to Ph.D. programs at Amity University campuses are conducted twice a year, for January and July sessions. A Ph.D. program is offered in two modes- Full time and Part time and not in a distance learning mode. Hence, coursework, participation in various interactions, submission of progress reports through presentations etc. on regular basis is mandatory during the program. A Full-time Ph.D. scholar shall mean a candidate devoting full time for completing the requirements of the program and a part- time Ph.D. scholar shall mean a candidate who is devoting a part of his time towards the pursuit of the program while discharging his official / employment obligations.
Ph.D. full time is for minimum 3 years and Ph.D. part time for minimum 4 ½ years. Maximum duration in case of both the modes is 6 years.
Part time Candidates should ensure they have adequate facilities/ required infrastructural set up at their work- place which is conducive to research. Also, there will be a requirement to have a Co-guide from your origination. External Co-Guide will however be appointed only after his/her profile is approved by the university authorities.
Amity encourages interdisciplinary research and exchange of ideas and knowledge in various related fields. Consequently, scholars may appoint a Co-Guide from outside Amity University, as per university rules. The main Guide for the scholar during the Ph.D. program will be from Amity University, appointed as per the research topic and Guide availability. Ph.D. Full time enthusiasts have the scope to work as research fellows in the various ongoing prestigious research projects in the university.