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Program Framework

Architecture Doctoral Program Framework is available here for the students in Chitkara University.

Deliverable – 1 | Submission of Application form
Deliverable – 2 | Acceptance By Chitkara School of Planning & Architecture

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

  • Written test
  • Personal Interview

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

Architecture Doctoral Program

Deliverable – 3 | Selection for Doctoral program

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

Deliverable – 4 | Course work

Every candidate should complete four courses before working on Doctoral Dissertation. Every course is held twice a year and on the weekends. Course work dates for the year are announced ahead of schedule so that one can plan well in advance.

Deliverable 4(A) | Doctoral Seminar on Research Methodology

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

  • Understand the nature and functions of research.
  • Understand the basics of research methodology including problem formation, hypothesis/ questions forming, research design, sampling techniques, data collection, and analysis.
  • Understand the basic APA formatting style to be used for the thesis.
  • Understand the structure of a scholarly journal manuscript.
  • Knowledge about ethical practices in research.
Deliverable 4(B) | Advanced Research Methodology

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

  • Use statistical techniques for decision-making.
  • Develop skills in structuring and analyzing problems statistically.
  • Formulate answers to common decision problems through statistical analysis.
  • Utilize computer-based statistical software to perform mathematical calculations and thereby minimize the time in deriving results.
Deliverable 4(C) | Doctoral Foundation Seminar

This seminar is thoroughly designed to enable and equip scholars on past and contemporary trends in Architecture, Urban Design, and Development. This course may preferably be taught in the online mode (MOOC). On completion of the course work, the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand the recent trends and developments in the area of your choice.
  • Understand the issues and assess them through case study analysis
  • Possible solutions elaborated in live projects or academic research on similar areas
Deliverable 4(D) | Seminar On Doctoral Concentration.

The course will cover the following:

  • Recent trends and contemporary issues in the candidate’s specialization.
  • Important studies/papers in the field
  • Chosen subject of specialization.
  • Identification of the research problem and research topic
Deliverable 4(E) | Research and Publication Ethics (RPE)

The course will cover:

  • Understand and apply the different aspects of a scientific publication.
  • Learn about the different types of research ethics and misconduct.
  • Learn about the range of strategies to avoid research misconduct such as publishing research, and plagiarism.
Deliverable – 5 | Finalization of Research Proposal and Approval: Synopsis

This will commence immediately after a candidate successfully completes the course work (i.e. Deliverable 4). The following process will be followed:

  • An extensive review of literature under the guidance of the research supervisor.
  • Selection of a topic and alternative topic.
  • Preparation of research proposal.
  • Presentation research proposal to the Doctoral Research Committee (DRC).
  • Approval of proposal and commencement of research.
Deliverable – 6 |Progress Review Seminars

A minimum of three such seminars will be held. The candidate will approach the guide for a suitable schedule. The objective of these seminars is to track the progress of the research. One such seminar must be held every six months after the approval of the Research Proposal.

Deliverable -7 | Pre-Thesis Seminar

A seminar is delivered by the research scholar based on the research work conducted before the final thesis is submitted for evaluation.

Deliverable -8 | Publishing Tutorials

Each doctoral candidate is expected to publish a minimum of one research article in a domain-specific refereed journal and present papers in at least two seminars/ conferences during the entire research period.

DELIVERABLE -9| Thesis – Architecture Doctoral Program
Deliverable 9(A) | Final Thesis Submission

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

Deliverable 9(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 9(C) | Award of degree and convocation at the campus.

After successful thesis completion degree will be awarded.

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