The coursework will be mandatory for candidates pursuing a Ph.D. @ Kautilya.

The coursework comprises the following:

  • Course 1: Research Methodology I (Quantitative)
  • Course 2: Critical Thinking and Academic Writing
  • Course 3: Advanced topics in the area of research I
  • Course 4: Advanced topics in the area of research II
  • Course 5: Research Methodology II (Quantitative)
  • Course 6: Research and Publication Ethics
  • Course 7: Comprehensive Viva-Voce

Each above course contact hours will depend on its credit.

  • Candidates have to qualify for the prescribed courses within 12 months from the date of registration.
  • Candidates will have to secure at least a Pass “P” grade in each of the courses to be declared to have completed the coursework.
  • Unsuccessful candidates will be provided with only two more opportunities to pass the examination (but the time will be a maximum of 18 months from the date of registration).
  • Registration of the candidates who could not complete the course work even after reappearance will stand canceled and they will have to re-register for the Ph.D. program.
  • Candidates will have to put in a minimum of 80% attendance per course to be eligible to appear in the examinations.