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Academic Framework

Deliverable – 1 | Submission of Application form
Deliverable – 2 | Acceptance by Chitkara University

After acceptance of the form, the admission process will be as follows

  • Written test
  • Personal Interview

The syllabus of written test will be communicated to you on e-mail.

Deliverable – 3 | Selection for Doctoral program

Once you are declared short-listed, after qualifying in written test and personal interview round, as per the merit for the Ph.D program at Chitkara University, you would need to proceed towards registration and commencement of your course work.

Deliverable – 4 | Course work requirement

Every candidate should complete four courses before working on Doctoral Dissertation. Every course will be held twice in a year and will be scheduled on the weekends. Course work dates for the year will be announced ahead of schedule so that you can plan your break from your workplace. Each course will normally be for four days duration including the weekends.

Details of Courses

Deliverable – 4(a) | Doctoral Seminar on Research Methodology

On completion of this course work, the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand nature and functions of research.
  • Understand basics of research methodology to include problem formation, hypothesis/ questions forming, research design, sampling techniques, data collection and analyze.
  • Understand basic APA formatting style to be used for the thesis.
  • Understand structure of journal article.
  • Knowledge about ethical practices in research.

Deliverable – 4(b) | Doctoral Seminar on Advanced Research Methodology

On completion of the course work, the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand theory formulation.
  • Learn concepts of research design.
  • Understand fundamentals of data analysis.
  • Carry out factor analysis, analysis of variance, multiple regression, modeling, cluster and discriminant analysis
  • Use of excel and SPSS for data analysis

Deliverable – 4(c) | Ph.D foundation course in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Deliverable – 4(d) | Ph.D concentration courses (Domain specific)

Elective: Advances in Pharmaceutical sciences and research (Medicinal Chemistry/ Drug Design/
Formulation development/Phytochemical screening and phytopharmaceuticals/ molecular
pharmacology, pharmacodynamics and clinical therapeutics)

Deliverable – 5 | Finalization of synopsis and approval

This will commence immediately after a candidate successfully completes the course work (i.e. Deliverable 4). A suitable guide is allotted in case a candidate is not able to find a guide in the chosen area.
The following process will be followed:

  • Extensive review of literature under guidance of the thesis guide.
  • Selection of a topic and alternatives.
  • Preparation of synopsis.
  • Presentation of outline synopsis to Doctoral Review committee (DRC).
  • Approval of synopsis and commencement of research.

Deliverable – 6 | Progress Review Seminars

A minimum of three such seminars will be held in the University campus. The candidate will approach the guide for a suitable schedule. Objective of these seminars is to track progress on the research. One such seminar must be held every six months after the approval of synopsis.

Deliverable -7 | Publishing Research papers

Each doctoral candidate is expected to publish a minimum of two research article in domain specific journals during the entire research period. Progress seminars can be useful to prepare such articles

Deliverable – 8

Deliverable – 8(a) | Final Thesis Submission

Each candidate will submit three copies of thesis for examiners evaluation. These will be accompanied by abstract and summary of the thesis as per detailed guide lines.

Deliverable – 8(b) | Defense of Thesis

In case the thesis is found to meet university criteria and has been accepted by the examiners, candidates will be informed about the schedule for defense.

Deliverable – 8(c) | Award of degree and convocation at the campus

After successful thesis completion degree will be awarded