The Ph.D programme leads the student to gain advanced knowledge and research experience in a particular field of study. The principal component of the programme is a dissertation based on original research. The student is associated with one or more research advisors.
Students are required to complete as part of the Research Training Programme (RTP), a specified number of courses, in consultation with their advisors. Following the RTP, the student is expected to clear a comprehensive examination (comprising a seminar and oral questions on the RTP). In addition to acquiring knowledge in a broad area, students in the Ph.D programme, through coursework, reading peer-reviewed research articles, and seminars, develop an advanced understanding in a field of study, and perform original research, which generally leads to peer-reviewed publications.
The number of credits of coursework to be registered for as part of the Research Training Programme is based on the qualification of the student as follows.
The Department of ECE (in collaboration with various Sponsors and Departments) also offers fellowships to bright students. A PhD candidate can apply for these after being admitted to the PhD programme. The prominent ones include: