Candidates pursuing MPhil or PhD studies are first required to register provisionally for the degree, and their registration is subject to a probationary period specified below. At the end of this probationary period and after (1) passing an oral examination and/or (2) submission of a detailed scheme of research, the candidacy will be confirmed.
|Normative Study Period||Probationary Period|
|MPhil||24 (36) months||12 (18) months|
|3-Year PhD||36 (54) months||12 (18) months|
|4-Year PhD||48 (72) months||18 (24) months|
Students can submit theses before the end of the normative study period but not earlier than the minimum study period which is half of the normative study period.