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Doctoral Program

As an emerging hub of education of the country, the spirit of inter-and multi-disciplinarity permeates every aspect of academics at RGU. The doctoral programme at RGU seeks to develop the next generation of academics who can approach issues from multiple perspectives, glean unique insights, and provide effective solutions to pressing problems of academic and practical interest. RGU PhD Programme carries a strong emphasis on foundational knowledge, academic research, and hands-on experiences with real-world challenges. RGU envisions a future where researchers combine curiosity based intellectual pursuits with a strong commitment to solving complex problems with societal impact. However, the university is an ecosystem that creates opportunities for students based on their interests.

In particular, RGU doctoral programme aims to train the researchers who extend the boundaries of current knowledge and are also able to create new knowledge, are adept in the use of traditional methodologies and latest tools and build on these to develop new techniques to answer questions that transcend disciplinary boundaries, can communicate clearly and effectively to the expert and the public at large the insights gleaned from the research, can apply the skills and knowledge in practical contexts.


RGU aspires to be recognized for the quality and impact of its research output on the current state of knowledge. Towards this goal, it will strive to provide an environment where cutting-edge research is done by a community of scholars where the focus is placed on conceptual clarity and the utilization and development of new methodologies that are employed not only to illuminate the issue under study but also in a wide range of contexts. PhD scholars will work, through collaborations and joint projects, on real-world issues in close association with outside organizations/industries and apply appropriate and innovative methodologies to address their problems.

The structure of the PhD programme includes a mandatory coursework and candidates are encouraged to take up a wide variety of courses to cultivate a cross-disciplinary outlook. The topic of research is expected to be inter-disciplinary with emphasis on practical impact that is inspired by real world problems or sponsored by industry. The output is expected to address a gap or add something new to the existing corpus of literature. A PhD scholar is not only preparing to be a researcher but also a teacher as teaching is integral to effective learning.

With the spirit of liberal inquiry governing every aspect of academic life, accomplished faculty, emphasis on work-life balance, a close and supportive environment, and access to world-class facilities, being a research scholar at

RGU will be an enriching, and productive experience.

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