The Ph.D Program

The Ph.D Program (Full-time / Part-time)

The Ph.D. Program is designed for candidates interested in teaching and research. The key objective of the program is to develop researchers and scholars in the discipline of management, Science & Technology, Law and Education. The program fosters their academic and research interest in their respective areas. This helps the students, experienced executives and faculty members to develop quality skills teaching, research and consultancy.

The Ph.D. program is rigorous and interdisciplinary. It is regularly updated, benchmarking the academic delivery against the best standards. The intensity of the program demands energy and zeal in pursuit of greater insight into the chosen topic and a willingness to master all essential components of academic research.


  • Ph.D (Full-time): Minimum duration of Three years, including the course work and a maximum of six years.
  • Ph.D (Part-time): Minimum durati on of Four years, including the course work and a maximum of six years.


Pass in two-year postgraduate degree or equivalent with 55% marks or equivalent CGPA.


Students who successfully complete the program are awarded Doctor of Philosophy Degree by The ICFAI University, Dehradun subject to fulfillment of University regulati ons.

Program Guidelines

Publication Requirement:

Every student should publish at least two research papers in peer reviewed journal/ transact his/her area of doctoral research in a refereed journal before submission of the Thesis and produce evidence of the same in the form of acceptance lett er or the reprint which is to be appended.

Submission of the Ph.D. Thesis and Evaluation:

After submission of the Ph.D. Thesis in the prescribed format, it will be evaluated by a panel of examiners. If the panel is sati sfi ed with the Thesis, Viva-Voce examinati on will be conducted and the student’s performance is graded accordingly.

The ICFAI University, Dehradun Ranked 44th among Top 50 in The World's Universities with Real Impact (WURI) Ranking 2020 under Industrial Application