General information for Admission in
Admission to Ph.d Programme:
Applications are invited for admission to Full-time/Part-time Ph.d Program in the disciplines of Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Ph.d in Management, Law, Medical, Engineering, Linguistics, Commerce, Computer Science, Education, Economics, IT, Finance and other areas relevant to master degree from UGC recognized University.
Course Duration: Three Years (Two Years for M Phil Holders)
1. Categories of Scholars/ Admissions
- Full-time non sponsored.
- Part-time candidates.
Eligibility Criteria for Ph.d Admission
1. Master’s degree in Engineering/Technology or Master’s degree in Science/ Humanities/ Management or equivalent in relevant discipline with 55% marks in aggregate for general category.
2. The candidate having a valid Gate score / NET qualified or M.Phil Holders are exempted from Entrance Test for Ph D Admission.
Selection basis: Written test and interview
Fee (Rs): The selected candidates will be required to pay the tuition and other fee as mentioned below
Subjects Specialisation Areas Offered For Ph.d
PH.D In Arts
PH.D In Humanities
Ph.d in Management
PH.D In IT
PH.D In Computer Science
PH.D Counseling & Psychotherapy
PH.D Disaster Management
PH.D Environment Science
PH.D Insurance Management
PH.D International Studies
PH.D Mass Communication
PH.D Physical Education
PH.D Rural Development
PH.D Sports Science --and various other fields of Ph.D higher studies
Ph.d Program Frequently Asked Questions
When can I apply?
How is the Ph.d program different from the master's program?
What are the research topics?
Who can be a thesis advisor?
I already have a master's degree. Do any of my credits count toward the Ph.d?
Can I complete the degree online?
How long does it take to complete the Ph.d?
How do I apply for the Ph.d?
What is the tuition for the Ph.d?
Is there any financial support?
What are the registration requirements for the Ph.d?
If I do not want to continue my Ph.d pursuit but meet the MS requirements, including the thesis defense, may I still receive the MS degree?
Q1 - When can I apply for the Ph.d?
Ans - The deadlines to apply are the same as for the master's degree.
Q2 - How is the Ph.d program different from the master's program?
Ans - From a coursework perspective, both are very similar. However, the Ph.d requires that you work closely with a research advisor for several years to develop a significant new contribution to telecommunications research. Details of the Ph.d requirements are
Q3 - What are the research topics?
Ans - There are no set research topics. Research topics are often based on the current research directions of faculty. Currently, these include problems spanning wireless networks, IP protocols, network security, and smart grids.
Q4 - How does this differ from Ph.d programs in other fields?
Ans - Telecommunications problems often mix technical challenges with a need for new regulatory frameworks, new business models, or new perspectives on how the technology fits within society. One goal of the Telecommunications Ph.d is to develop students with a broad set of research tools to find the "real" solutions as opposed to narrow discipline-specific solutions that miss the central challenge. Not every thesis will be mixed and may be primarily technical or primarily economic. But in every thesis the research will have considered the best approach to the problem across disciplines.
Q5 - Who can be a thesis advisor?
Ans - Start with the ITP faculty page. The primary advisor needs to be an ITP faculty member. If you have a faculty member in mind, contact the ITP office to verify if they can serve as a Ph.d advisor. Three of the other four members of your Ph.d committee can be ITP faculty. At least one must come from a department outside of ITP.
Q6 - I already have a master's degree. Do any of my credits count toward the Ph.d?
Ans -You may transfer a maximum of 21 graduate credits towards the Ph.d. There is no time-limit on these credits and they may be from CU or other universities. You may count any credits from CU taken within five years of completing your master's, however the classes will have to be approved by the ITP academic advisor. Your thesis advisor may require that you take other classes beyond what you have taken and beyond the minimum course requirements for the Ph.d in order for you to have needed expertise for your research.
Q7 - Can I complete the degree online?
Ans - You may do your coursework online. However, your thesis research must be completed on campus.
Q8 - How long does it take to complete the Ph.d?
Ans - There is no set time line. For someone with no prior graduate work, the Ph.d may require 4 to 5 years. For someone who already has a master's degree, it may require one year less. Formally, the Ph.d requires six semesters (three years) of residence at CU. A prior master's degree can provide credit for up to two years of residence.
Q9 - How do I apply for the Ph.d?
Ans - If you are a current ITP student you may take the qualifying exam. The exam will be offered in January or February of each year starting in 2012. Details are provided on the Ph.d degree page. If you are a student applying to the program, indicate in your application that you are interested in the Ph.d. If accepted as a Ph.d student you would be required to pass the qualifying exam in your first two years in order to continue in the Ph.d program.
Q10 - What is the tuition for the Ph.d?
Ans - Ph.d tuition falls under the standard graduate engineering category
Q11 - Is there any financial support?
Ans - ITP has a range of fellowships. Some partially cover expenses. Others are assistantships that cover full tuition and provide a stipend. Students who work on research projects may be provided with research assistantships by their research advisor.
Q12 - What are the registration requirements for the Ph.d?
Ans - Following the successful completion of their comprehensive examination, Ph.d students are required to be continuously registered for fall and spring as full time graduate students. If a student fails to register for a semester after passing the exam, they must retake the exam to continue with their research. Students who have extenuating circumstances may petition the graduate school Dean for permission to participate in the Time Off Program.
Q13 - Assume that I am a Ph.d student in ITP without an ITP MS degree. If I do not want to continue my Ph.d pursuit but meet the MS requirements, including the thesis defense, may I still receive the MS degree?
Ans - You may potentially fulfill the requirements of the MS, thus earning the master's degree and not complete a Ph.d.Top