The University offers full tuition fees waiver to MPhil/ Ph.D. students for their entire term of registration in the program. The University also offers a scholarship (INR 36,700 per month-subject to change) for the first six months (mandatory) of the coursework against teaching assignments (15-20 hrs/week) as allocated by the respective Faculty. Continuation of scholarship is subject to satisfactory performance which will be evaluated periodically.
- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 4 Years
The normal duration of the doctoral program is four years. The first two years of the program are devoted to course work, requiring full-time residency. During residency, students will engage in teaching and/or Faculty research for which they will receive stipend. Doctoral students are expected to undertake courses worth 44 credits over these two years. After successful completion of the coursework, there will be qualifying exams to test competency in the field/discipline and in the area of specialisation. After successfully clearing the qualifying exams, students will be awarded the status of ‘PhD Candidate’. Thereafter, candidates would prepare and defend a dissertation proposal within a maximum period of one semester. During the candidacy period, candidates will work in consultation with their dissertation advisor(s) and a dissertation advisory committee.
- A professional masters (or equivalent) degree in Architecture, Architectural Design, Conservation, History & Theory, or Landscape Architecture is required.
- Master ’s degree in social sciences (sociology, anthropology, economics, environmental studies, history), art history or civil engineering, is also acceptable. In such cases, an applicant may be advised to undergo a one-year bridge course. Please note that students from the non-architecture background will get the Ph.D. degree in 'Built Environment Studies'.