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The Chitkara University School of Nursing PhD. program is a research-intensive curriculum that prepares nurses for careers as nurse scientists who will conduct research across a broad range of populations and health conditions. Importantly, much of our research is focused on health disparity population with the long-term goal of informing health policy and clinical practice across the lifespan.
Our PhD. program provides students with an understanding of the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of nursing science and a strong foundation in research methods (design, statistics, measurement, quantitative and qualitative methods) for clinical, translational and health services research. All students are mentored by research advisors with active programs of research as they move toward independent research and assume the roles of doctorally prepared nurse scientists.
Doctoral education builds upon and extends competence acquired at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and emphasizes theory development and research skills. The functions of nursing scholars are to: assume leadership roles in complex healthcare and education systems; develop a theoretical and empirical base for nursing practice in both current and emerging healthcare systems; conduct nursing research and participate in developing healthcare policies. The entire thrust is on the professional development of nurses that could lead to evidence-based practice for clinical effectiveness.
Having mentioned that, some of the salient features of the doctoral program in Nursing include –
As per the statutory guidelines of Indian Nursing Council, a candidate for admission to the Ph.D. course in the Faculty of Nursing must possess –
Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria, are required to fill the admission form with required documents of all particulars to be attached. All application forms will be screened by a separate screening committee whose representatives will be from Doctoral Research Committee and experts from the University in the respective areas. The candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic record and relevant experience will appear in a written test to be conducted by the University. Time-table & Curriculum will be intimated to the registered candidates. The candidates will then appear for a personal interview for the final selection.
|Enrolment Fee||Rs. 50,000/-|
|Course Work Fee 1||Rs. 25,000/-|
|Course Work Fee 2||Rs. 25,000/-|
|Course Work Fee 3||Rs. 25,000/-|
|Doctoral Seminar on Specialisation||Rs. 60,000/-|
|Synopsis Seminar Fee||Rs. 60,000/-|
|Progress Review Seminar 1||Rs. 20,000/-|
|Progress Review Seminar 2||Rs. 20,000/-|
|Progress Review Seminar 3||Rs. 20,000/-|
|Pre-Thesis Submission||Rs. 40,000/-|
|Thesis Submission & Defence Fee||Rs. 75,000/-|
The curriculum includes compulsory coursework, research proposal and objectives, research work and progress, pre-thesis work, and thesis defense. It also includes fulfillment of all research objectives, acceptance/publication of research papers in peer-reviewed journals or conferences.
The course work comprises of five components: research methodology, advanced research methodology, doctoral foundation seminar, doctoral concentration seminar, and research & publication ethics. After successfully completing coursework, the research scholar works in close coordination and under the strict supervision of his / her research guide, prepares the research proposal, and identifies the objectives of the research work.
Progress of the research work is reviewed every six months and finally, the scholars submit their thesis and defend it. The Doctoral Research Committee (DRC) closely mentors and monitors this process.
|Course Work||Research Methodology||Enabling scholars to purse research in a methodical manner|
|Advanced Research Methodology||Enabling scholars to know about tools and technologies to process their data|
|Doctoral Foundation Seminar||Enabling and equipping scholars with required tools and technologies in their broad discipline area|
|Doctoral Concentration Seminar||a) Motivation to Research, b) identification of base paper(s), c) State-of-art, d) Identification of research gaps, e) Identification of Tools/ technologies for conducting proposed research|
|Research & Publication Ethics||Sensitization towards research, Ethics and respect to science and research integrity, Intellectual honesty and research integrity, Scientific misconducts, Falsification, Fabrication and Plagiarism|
|Submission of Research Proposal||Extensive literature review / research proposal submitted to Dean (DRC) in prescribed format|
|Progress Seminar – I||Progress on identified research objectives|
|Progress Seminar – II||Progress on identified research objectives|
|Progress Seminar – III||Progress on identified research objectives|
|Pre Thesis Seminar||Achievement of all objectives, Thesis ready in final shape, Research paper(s) communicated to Conferences / Journals|
|Thesis Submission and Defense||Eligibility for award of PhD. degree|
The PhD. program at Chitkara University will prepare you for an outstanding career in research and teaching. Right from your first semester, you’ll get to work with faculty mentors across the management field as you investigate business challenges that interest you. Our doctoral program students have the entrepreneurial ability—and diligence—to study complex issues that managers and policymakers face.
Our Ph.D Program is strategically designed to cater to the needs of high-achieving professionals aiming to enhance their career in the world beyond academia as well. While conventional academic skills are often developed through courses and mentoring, we also incorporate various pedagogical approaches to mentor them as leaders, entrepreneurs, etc., equipping them with numerous transferable skills, thus grooming them for successful careers in the industry.
Our PhD. students get the opportunity to present their work at prominent conferences. Such conferences, we believe, provide a platform to present one’s research to a global and important audience of scholars and experts in the field. Resultantly, our scholars are ahead at knowing about latest developments as well as open issues that the research community is collectively deliberating upon.
Our faculty closely works with research scholars on all phases of the research process—from idea generation and study design to data analysis and writing. The culture is collegial and informal, with students viewed as colleagues and co-authors. Moreover, students are encouraged to work with multiple faculty, which helps them widen their perspective on contemporary issues in their field.
In our PhD. Program one finds the most conducive environment to work in collaboration with other scholars, teachers and ace researchers. Our ideology is simple - collaborative teams exhibit important research outcomes, far beyond what could be accomplished by individuals working independently.