The minimum period for the completion of Ph.D. degree is three years from the date of registration, and the maximum period for its completion is six years. A Ph.D. student is required to pass a Compressive Examination, consisting of an oral and written part, within three years of the admission to the Ph.D. program, as well as give at least one seminar relating to his doctoral research.
To be eligible for the admission to Ph.D. program, a candidate should possess an M.Phil. degree in History or its equivalent degree from a recognized university. A college or university teacher or a member or the research staff of a research organization that holds an M.A./M.Sc. degree but has shown undoubted promise for research may also be considered for admission to the Ph.D. program.
After successful completion of two semesters, a student registered for M.Phil. degree may be transferred, on the recommendations of the Admission Committee of the Department and the Advanced Studies and Research Board, to the Ph.D. program, provided that the student has passed all the 24 credits of the M.Phil. course work obtaining an aggregate of 75% of marks or more.
For further information regarding rules for admission and registration for the Ph.D. program, please contact the office of the History Department, Student Adviser of the Department, or the office of the Controller of Examinations.