Ph.D. Programmes

Last Date To Apply & Test Date

Important Points:

  • Date of Registration
  • The date of registration of the candidate shall be the date of payment of fees. The registration period will end on the date of submission of Ph.D thesis.

  • Residency Period
  • The minimum Residency Period for full time as well as part time candidates in the Department / Constituent Unit shall ordinarily be one year. This period, in exceptional circumstances, can be reduced to not less than six months by URC on the recommendations of DRC. Residency period does not imply that the scholar stays in the university campus. It only means that S/he resides in the proximity of the campus to enable her/him to attend coursework classes on regular basis on assigned days, since, an attendance of 75% is mandatory to be able to take a comprehensive examination at the end of coursework.

  • Attendance Requirement 
  • Minimum 75% attendance is required during residency period.

  • Course Work 
  • All candidates admitted to Ph. D. programs have to compulsorily do the course work assigned and shall be required to take a written examination for the same. Coursework period will ordinarily be of minimum six months duration. A candidate will earn credits for a Course Unit only if he obtains a minimum of Grade B+ (Points 07 on scale of 10). If a candidate fails to get qualifying Grade B+, he / she will be given second opportunity to improve his/her qualifying Grade to B+, i.e. Point 7 on ten point scale failing which his/her registration is liable to be cancelled.
    Scholars shall be required to undertake coursework for a minimum period of one semester, not exceeding one academic year from the date of the provisional registration

    Tentative class timings during coursework period:

    Ph.D. Full time : All working days, 9.00 am-5.30 pm
    Ph.D. Part time : Saturday-Sunday, 9.00 am-5.30 pm

  • Comprehensive Examination 
  • Each candidate, on completion of course work, shall be required to take a comprehensive examination which will test his/her comprehension or knowledge in his/her broad field of research and his/her academic preparation and potentials to carry out the research work. The comprehensive examination shall be combination of both written and oral examinations and shall be conducted by the faculty. The candidate is required to secure at least Grade B (Points 06 on scale of 10) in comprehensive examination.

  • Minimum and Maximum Degree Duration 
  • Candidate will be given the time duration for submission of his / her Ph.D. thesis (from the date of registration) as per the details given below:


    Minimum Time Period

    Maximum Time Period

    Full Time scholars

    3 years

    6 years

    Part Time Scholars

    4.5 years

    6 years

    For any further clarification, please contact

    Amity Admission Office,
    Block – J2, Ground Floor,
    Amity University Campus
    Sector-125, Noida – 201313 (UP)