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- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 3 Years
IIHMR University has started offering a full-fledged Ph.D. program since 2014 adding to its existing postgraduate programs. Although the program builds on IIHMR university’s core competencies in the domain of public health, health and hospital management, pharmaceutical management and rural development, the program is envisaged to be multidisciplinary in nature and allows potential candidates to pursue research on a wide range of topics. The areas of research for the doctoral program include, but are not strictly restricted to, public health, health and hospital management, nursing management, pharmaceutical management, population and development, health economics and finance, rural and urban health, health communication and behavioral change, information technology in the health sector, health systems, food security and nutrition, and rural development.
The areas of research for the doctoral program include, but are not strictly restricted to, public health, health and hospital management, nursing management, pharmaceutical management, population and development, health economics and finance, rural and urban health, health communication and behavior change, information technology in the health sector, health systems, food security and nutrition, and rural development.
The programme is open to postgraduates and professionals in the field of management, public health and medicine, nursing, Indian System of Medicine (ISM), health economics and finance, demography, rural management/development and relevant social and behavioral science disciplines. There are 15 Seats in the Ph. D program for batch commencing in 2020 (Part time or full time).
The Ph. D program broadly aims at building and strengthening research capacity in three broad thrust areas of IIHMR that include i) public health/health systems, ii) pharmaceutical management and iii) development studies. The overarching purpose of the program is to create a cadre of researchers who are well equipped with necessary skills to undertake evidence-based policy research on issues of contemporary significance related to these areas, with the larger goal of promoting sustainable human development. More specific objectives of the Ph.D program areThe Ph. D program broadly aims at building and strengthening research capacity in three broad thrust areas of IIHMR that include i) public health/health systems, ii) pharmaceutical management and iii) development studies. The overarching purpose of the program is to create a cadre of researchers who are well equipped with necessary skills to undertake evidence-based policy research on issues of contemporary significance related to these areas, with the larger goal of promoting sustainable human development. More specific objectives of the Ph. D program are:
Building research capacity to strengthen health, pharma, rural and in the mandated disciplines of the University by developing a cadre of outstanding academicians and management professionals for higher level health, pharmaceutical and development studies, teaching and research in postgraduate institutions and universities, health care industry, and Government and consulting organizations.
The program is designed to enable the students to enhance the research competency and skills of postgraduates, researchers, academicians, teachers and mid-career professionals in private and Government health sectors in policy and program management research in health and other sectors.
The program follows the semester system. There will be 6 semesters spread over the period of three years, with two semesters in each year. Each semester will be equivalent to one term. The Ph D program consists of two phases.
The first phase of the program involves course work followed by a qualifying examination. The second phase requires scholars to work on their thesis, which involves the preparation of a thesis proposal, development of the thesis, and finally an examination based on the thesis. In addition, the full-time Ph. D candidates will have to participate in teaching program, research projects, case writing, and independent studies, workshops and seminars.
- The IIHMR University shall conduct an entrance test IRAT at prenotified date for admission to Ph.D. Program. Second test may be conducted if seats remain vacant after the first test.
- The entrance test shall be of qualifying nature with qualifying marks as 50%. The paper shall consist of 100 objective type multiple choice questions primarily related to research methodology and the subject discipline.
- The University shall decide the predetermined and manageable number of Ph.D. scholars to be admitted depending upon the number of available supervisors and other academic and physical facilities available, the norms regarding scholar- teacher ratio, laboratory, library and such other facilities.
- The University shall notify well in advance on its web site and through advertisement in at least two (2) news papers having wide publicity of which at least one shall be in the regional language, the number of seats for admission/ subjects/discipline-wise distribution of available seats, criteria for admission, admission procedure, examination centers where entrance test shall be conducted and other relevant information for the benefit of the candidates.
- The University will adhere to the State Reservation Policy.
- Qualified candidates, shall be called for an interview/viva-voice before the Departmental Research Committee to discuss their research interest / area and give a presentation on the same.
- All candidates who qualify UGC- NET( including JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET and JRF/ SLET/Teachers fellowship holders) shall be exempted from PhD Entrance test and will be called for an interview. Final selection shall be as prescribed in these regulations.
- The interview / viva-voice shall also consider the following aspects.
- The candidate possesses the competence for proposed research
- The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/ Schools/Research Centre.
- The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge
- Preference of candidate for supervisor shall be considered. However, recommendation of DRC shall be final.
Candidates for admission to the Ph D. program shall have a Master's degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s or M Phil degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency which is approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.
A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Able and other categories of candidates as per UGC Guidelines from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master's degree prior to 19th September 1991. The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including any grace mark.