Duration-Five-year fulltime programme
Enrolled in 2022- 05 Students

Programme Duration and broad Timeline

Timeline Activities
Year 1 Course Work
Year 2 Course Work
Comprehensive Examination (End of Year 2)
Year 3 Proposal Work Begins
End of Year 3 Expected Proposal Defense (Earliest)
End of Year 4 Expected Dissertation Defense (Earliest)
End of Year 5 Expected Dissertation Defense (Latest)

Students are expected to complete the programme within 5 years. On case to case basis (upon the recommendations of supervisor / TAC Chairperson) a candidate may be given extension (without stipend) beyond 5 years for another 1 year. Minimum duration of the programme for students who gain admission (into PhD) with B.Tech degree is 4 years. For all other candidates the minimum duration is 3 years.