“Liberal Arts education is a vital foundation for both individual flourishing and the well-being of our society.” – Christopher Eisgruber

Doctor of Philosophy in English

Hear what is in store for you with our Ph.D program

Program Overview

The School of Liberal Arts offers a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph. D.) in English Language, Literature, Anthropology, Communication, Linguistics, Sociology and other inter-disciplinary as well as emerging areas.

Choose the PhD Program at MIT-WPU School of Liberal Arts if you wish to develop field speciality. PhD program is an advanced research degree which helps the researcher satisfy intellectual curiosity by making an in depth analysis about an issue so as to come up with solutions, suggestions and recommendations.

Pursuing a PhD at MIT-WPU School of Liberal Arts helps researchers to improve their analytical abilities to understand, formulate and provide solutions to problems. PhD program strengthens research skills which aids in the pursuit of a professional career in academic and research organisations as well as an independent researcher.

The School of Liberal Arts provides students multidisciplinary fields and always follows an interdisciplinary approach in the teaching-learning paradigm. The research guides are highly experienced with excellent research and academic backgrounds.

 

Salient Features

  • State of art infrastructure

  • Qualified and experienced Research Guides and Faculty Members

  • Emphasis on collaborative research

  • Excellent Library Facility available with access to extensive online resources for research

  • Support for participation in national and international conferences

  • Various platform and opportunity to be member of organising Team for conferences, seminars, workshop, training program at national & International stage

 

Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research approach

  • Working with national and international collaborators

  • Working on various research projects

Focus of research would be inclined more towards incremental development of knowledge based upon the industry requirement and proposing solutions and alternate methods for addressing social problems.

 
 

PhD Admission related queries, contact :

Dr. Preeti Joshi
PhD Coordinator
School of Liberal Arts
preeti.joshi@mitwpu.edu.in

Eligibility

Eligibility and selection process is as per UGC notification 5th May 2016 (Minimum standards and procedure for the award of M. Phil/Ph.D. degree regulations 2016) and 1st amendment by UGC on 27th Aug 2018 and 2nd amendment on 16th Oct 2018.Subject to the conditions stipulated in these regulations, the following persons are eligible to seek admission to the Ph.D. program :

  • Master’s Degree holders satisfying the criteria stipulated below

    Candidates for admission to the PhD program shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s 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-Abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission 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 the grace mark procedures.

  • Candidates who have cleared the M.Phil. course work 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) and successfully completing the M.Phil. Degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph. D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. 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-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time

  • A person whose M.Phil. dissertation has been evaluated and the viva voce is pending may be admitted to the Ph.D. program of the same Institution

  • Candidates possessing a Degree considered equivalent to M.Phil. Degree of an Indian Institution, 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, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. program.

Selection Process 

  • MIT-WPU is looking for bright and dedicated scholars interested in research to join us as Ph.D. scholars for Academic Year 2020-21. Prospective students satisfying the eligibility criterion are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. Programme on www.mitwpu.edu.in

  • Candidates satisfying eligibility criteria will be informed to appear for the Ph.D. entrance test conducted by MIT-WPU as per the UGC guidelines. University may decide separate terms and conditions for Ph.D. entrance test for those students who qualify UGC-NET ( Including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET ( including JRF)/SLET/GATE/Teacher fellowship holder or have passed M. Phil programme.

  • The Ph.D. entrance test shall be qualifying with qualifying marks as 50% provided that relaxation from 50% to 45% shall be allowed for the candidates belongs to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/Differently abled category in the entrance examination conducted by the university
    The syllabus of entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% shall be subject specific.

  • The interview/viva-voce will be conducted by the university for test qualifying candidates. For the selection of candidates, a weightage of 70% to the entrance test and 30 % to the performance in the interview/Viva-voce shall be given

 

PhD Entrance Test Syllabus

Please note that though this is the fee structure for the year 2020 - 2021, it remains unchanged for the years 2021 - 2022. 

Ph.D. Fees structure for AY 2021-22

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Course Overview

The School of Liberal Arts offers a Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph. D.) in English Language, Literature, Anthropology, Communication, Linguistics, Sociology and other inter-disciplinary as well as emerging areas. Choose the PhD Program at MIT-WPU School of Liberal Arts if you wish to develop field speciality. PhD program is an advanced research degree which helps the researcher satisfy intellectual curiosity by making an in depth analysis about an issue so as to come up with solutions, suggestions and recommendations. Pursuing a PhD at MIT-WPU School of Liberal Arts helps researchers to improve their analytical abilities to understand, formulate and provide solutions to problems. PhD program strengthens research skills which aids in the pursuit of a professional career in academic and research organisations as well as an independent researcher. The School of Liberal Arts provides students multidisciplinary fields and always follows an interdisciplinary approach in the teaching-learning paradigm. The research guides are highly experienced with excellent research and academic backgrounds.

Alumni Corner

The knowledge I gained at MIT WPU has helped me clear the HCU entrance exam for my master's degree in political science and has inculcated confidence to further this new venture. I also got the opportunity to work at the Quality Council of India as a Management Trainee, which furthered my knowledge about my subject and gave me a practical sense of the field.
Muskan Thanvi
BA (Hons) Political Science

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