Ph. D.

About the Program

IIHMR University has started the Ph.D. programme in 2014, added to its existing postgraduate programmes. The programme builds on IIHMR university's core competencies. The programme is envisaged to be multidisciplinary in nature and allows potential candidates to pursue research on a wide range of topics. The areas of research for the doctoral programme include, but are not strictly restricted to, hospital and health management, pharmaceutical management, development studies, public health and Digital Health/Healthcare Analytics. The programme is governed by Ph.D. Guidelines and Regulations 2021 duly approved by the Research Board of the University in accordance with University Grants Commission (Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.PHIL./Ph.D. Degrees) Regulations, 2016 and Guidelines of Ph.D. Degree in state Universities in Rajasthan 2017 issued by Secretary, Governor's Secretariat, Rajasthan.

Course Work

  1. The University has prescribed the following course work in line with UGC guidelines.
    • Compulsory Course

      These courses are aimed at providing basic knowledge and skills that Ph. D students would require for their Ph. D research. Students are required to take a set of core courses in Research Methodology, Statistics and Quantitative Techniques, and Scientific Writing.

    • Discipline/Subject Specific Courses

      These courses are aimed at providing subject specific knowledge in the areas of prospective research as identified by respective departments from time to time.

  2. The course work shall be examined by internal evaluation of 40% weightage and end term evaluation of 60% weightage.
  3. The internal evaluation shall consist of tests/ seminar presentation and term examination shall be conducted as per university’s examination norms.
  4. The candidate must get a minimum 55% marks or equivalent grade point to pass the course work.
  5. Duration of course work shall be a maximum of up to 6 months. This duration shall be counted in the completion of research work. In case a candidate fails in the coursework examination fully/ partially, he shall be allowed to reappear in the next coursework examination conducted by the University on the deposition of prescribed fee/registration fee as per the Universities Rules. However, attendance shall not be compulsory for reappearing in the coursework examination. The coursework examination shall normally be conducted twice a year.
  6. If a candidate fails to clear course work examination in two attempts, his/ her admission shall be treated as cancelled.
  7. Candidates already holding M.Phil degree and admitted to the Ph.D Program or those who have already completed the course work in M.Phil and have been permitted to proceed to the PhD in integrated course may be exempted by the department from the Ph. D course work.
  8. A candidate admitted to the Research Degree Programme shall be required to complete the prescribed course work in the first four semesters of his/her admission.
    1. Credit Requirements : For successful completion of the Ph. D Programme leading to the award of the Ph. D degree, a student shall be required to accumulate a total of 60 Credits as under:
    2. Course Work: 16 Credits
    3. Thesis: 24 Credits
    4. Publications: 10 Credits (at least one paper published in Scopus/WoS/ABDC/Pubmed/UGC-CARE indexed/listed journals)
    5. Attending and presenting papers seminars/ conference in the area of chosen research topic: 10 Credits (at least 2)

Duration of the Programme #

Duration for Full-Time Research Scholars

Ph.D. programme for full-time scholars shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years. The extension beyond the above limits may be permissible for a further period of one year on case-to-case basis by the University.

Duration for Part-Time Research Scholars

Ph.D. programme for part-time scholars shall be for a minimum duration of four years, including course work and a maximum of seven years. The extension beyond the above limits may be permissible for a further period of one year on case-to-case basis by the University.

# Women candidates and persons with disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years in maximum period. In addition, the women candidates may be provided maternity leave / child care leave once in entire duration for up to 240 days.

Admission Requirements

Eligibility for Full-time Research Scholars

A candidate possessing the qualifications in appropriate areas and fulfilling the eligibility criteria as prescribed below, shall be eligible for admission to Ph.D. programme in the respective subject.

  • Master's degree in the appropriate discipline of any recognized University/Institute or equivalent, with a minimum of 55% marks in aggregate (of all the years/ semesters) where marks are awarded, or minimum equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) as defined by AICTE/UGC or any other competent body as the case may be. In case of PGDHM/PGDBM/PGDM/PGDRM/PGDPM, an AIU equivalence to MBA is essential.
  • A relaxation of 5% or equivalent grade point in the minimum eligibility shall be applicable to the applicant belonging to the categories of SC/ ST/ OBC (Non Creamy Layer) and Differently abled persons or categories decided by UGC or 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 marks procedure.
  • Candidates who have cleared the MPhil course work with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade B in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in point scale wherever grading system is followed) and successfully completing MPhil degree shall be eligible to proceed to do research work leading to the Ph.D. Degree in the same Institution in an integrated programme. A relaxation of 5% or equivalent grade point in the minimum eligibility shall be allowed to the applicant belonging to the categories of SC/ ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and Differently abled persons or categories decided by UGC.

Eligibility for Part-time Research Scholars

The candidates must fulfill the conditions mentioned herein below to the satisfaction of the Departmental Research Committee (DRC) in addition to the fulfillment of eligibility for Full-Time Research Scholars:

  • Permission of the employer in writing to the candidate, to pursue Ph.D. programme along with his/her regular duties in the organization he/ she is employed.
  • Availability of all facilities for pursuing research at the candidate's parent organization / place of work, in the chosen field of research.
  • Certificate issued by the employer to allow him/her to fulfill the residential requirement (if any) during course work and contact days with supervisor after completion of the course work as notified by the university from time to time.

Admission Process

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

IIHMR Research Aptitude Test (IRAT):

The IIHMR University IRAT shall be of qualifying nature with qualifying marks as 50%. The syllabus for the entrance test shall consist of 50% of research methodology and 50% subject specific (including English language proficiency, reasoning, basic quantitative analysis, and research aptitude). The paper shall consist of 100 objective type multiple choice questions.

Personal Interview

Qualified candidates shall be called for interview/viva-voce before the Departmental Research Committee to discuss their research interest / area and give a presentation on the same.

The interview / viva-voce shall also consider the following aspects —

  • The candidate possesses the competence for proposed research
  • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the Institution/ Schools/ Research
  • The proposed area of research can contribute to new / additional

Note: All candidates who qualify UGC- NET (including JRF/ UGC-CSIR NET including JRF/ SLET/Teachers fellowship holders) and those who have passed MPhil programme shall be exempted from Ph.D. Entrance test and will be called for interview.

Important Dates

Last date for submission of the Application Form :
March 12, 2024

IRAT & Personal Interview :
March 30- 31, 2024

Closing of Admission :
April 20, 2024

Commencement of Session:
April 27, 2024

Submission of Application

Candidates aspiring for admission to the Ph.D. program may apply online.
The duly completed application form with all supporting documents to be submitted on our website by paying application fees of Rs. 2000/-. An application will be considered only when it is received with all documentary evidences and the application fees. The application fee is non-refundable.