PhD program from IIHMR

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Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) University, Jaipur offers a 3-year Part time/full time doctoral programme with a multidisciplinary focus areas of research such as public health, health and hospital management, nursing management, pharmaceutical management, population and development, health economics and finance, rural and urban health, health communication and behavior change, information technology in the health sector, health systems, food security and nutrition and rural development.

The programme is open to students/professionals with postgraduate qualification in the field of management, public health and medicine, nursing, Indian System of Medicine (ISM), health economics and finance, demography, rural management/development and relevant social and behavioral science disciplines.

Part-time Ph.D will be allowed provided all the conditions mentioned in the Ph.D regulations are met as per the UGC Regulations 2016. The minimum programme duration is 3 years including period of registration. Registration in Ph.D is subject to passing qualifying examination, which will be based on the course work in the first year of the programme.

Programme has four important mile stones: Course work with 16 credits, writing and presenting research proposal, data collection and thesis writing, presentation and submission. The candidate will have to re-register if he does not complete Ph.D in 6 years which is the maximum duration permitted.

Eligibility Criteria for this course is:

Master’s degree or a professional degree, equivalent to the Master’s or M Phil degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body,

Aggregate at least 55% marks or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed)

Or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational Institution accredited by an approved recognized or authorised Assessment and Accreditation Agency (established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting or assuring quality and standards of educational institutions)

Relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50%, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/Differently-Able and other categories of candidates as per UGC Guidelines from time to time, or for those who had obtained their Master’s degree prior to 19th September, 1991.

The eligibility marks of 55% (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) and the relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above are permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedures

Admission Process:

The admission process includes three steps: screening of applications, IIHMR Research Aptitude Test (IRAT) and personal interview.

IRAT: The IIHMR University will conduct a qualifying test after screening of applications and short-listing candidates. IRAT is a written test consisting of multiple choice questions from English language proficiency, reasoning, basic quantitative analysis and research aptitude. The Test will be conducted at IIHMR University, Jaipur on the date that will be communicated separately. Exemption from IRAT: UGC CSIR qualified JRF & NET, SLET, GATE and Teacher Fellowship holder and have passed, M Phil programme in relevant subjects are categories which will be exempted from the written IRAT. Personal interview will be conducted on the day of IRAT or next day after IRAT at the IIHMR University, Jaipur. All categories of candidates will be required to appear in the Pl. At the time of interview the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Last date for submission of the Application Form: January 15, 2017
IRAT & Personal Interview: February 24-25, 2017

Number of seats: 20
Course duration: 36 months/ 3 years (Part time / Full Time)
Fees: 3,15,000 for 3 years

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