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Ph.D. Programme



About The Programme

Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities is India’s first transnational humanities school, weaving through multiple spheres of social sciences, arts, culture, literature, nature, and cognitive sciences. Envisioned within such an interdisciplinary framework, our Ph.D. programme emphasizes the growing need of interconnected learning for sustainable human development in the 21st century.

In the process, we aim to train and equip the next generation educators, practitioners, researchers, and leaders, with industry-ready, high market-value tools and techniques, to harness their creative and critical thinking skills for future nation building and betterment of society. Our distinguished faculty have received their MS/MA, doctoral, and post-doctoral degrees from the leading institutions of the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Australia, besides various leading universities of India and Southeast Asia, and published extensively in international journals, as well as literary, culture, and art magazines, of the highest repute.  

Broad Areas of Research

Literary and Cultural Studies
Comparative literature; literature, class, and caste; Food literary studies; African and South Asian Diasporas; Edwardian and Modernist British Literature, Indian English Writing, Comparative Literature (Urdu-Hindi); English and Indo-Persian, Elizabethan, and Jacobean British Literature; Literary Translation - Practice and Theory, Postcolonial Theory

Political Science-IR
Nationalism studies; political theory; China studies; Asian security; Indian politics, parties, and movements

Psychopathology; Differences in Sex Development; Adaptation and Developmental Plasticity in Adulthood; Geriatric Behavioural Science; Socio-cultural Psychology of Marginalization; Creativity and Imagination; Social Identities; Mindfulness and Buddhist Psychology

Migration and Diaspora; Education; Governance and Development; Visual Anthropology; Cities, Space & Culture; Science and Medicine; Digital Sociology; Culture and Identities.

Philosophy of mind/language (Western/Indian); Epistemology (Western/Indian); Moral and Political Philosophy (Western/Indian); Analytical/Continental; Anglophone Indian Philosophy

Migration and Citizenship; Tribal and Environmental Histories; Early Islam; Contemporary Islam; Contemporary Buddhism; Tibetan exile

Environment and Sustainability Studies
Water Resources Research, Air Quality, Waste-Circular Economy, Environmental Policy; Energy Transition, Climate-smart Agriculture, Soil-Water Pollution, Green Marketing, Environmental Geoinformatics, Gender and Environment, Environmental Health

Development Economics; Law and Economics; Applied Economics

Fine Arts
Visual Art; Art History; Community Art

Master’s Degree or any other degree recognized equivalent thereto in (a) Business Administration or Economics or Commerce or in allied subjects or in Engineering/ Technology with at least 55% marks OR (b) Post Graduate Diploma in Management recognized as equivalent to MBA by AICTE with 55% marks or equivalent grade therein.

Professional qualification such as CA/ICWA/ CFA/ CS (both 5 year integrated or 3 years after graduation) with minimum 55% marks.

Applicants with more than 3 years of industry / teaching / practicing/ managerial / professional experience will be given preference.

Applicants shall be admitted to the Ph.D. Programme under one of the following categories:

  • Full-time Ph.D. Student (with or without fellowship)
    “means a person enrolled in the Ph.D. Programme devoting full-time to completing the requirements of the degree.”
  • Part-Time Ph.D. Student (without fellowship)
    “means a person who is registered in the Ph.D. Programme devoting part of his/ her time for completing the requirements of the degree while discharging other employment obligations.”
Selection Procedure

Admission & Selection

The minimum and maximum period of study and research shall be three years and six years respectively from the date of registration of the student.

Credit Requirement & Coursework Details
Credit Requirement & Coursework