TERI University

Ph.D. (Natural Resources Management)

Pre Ph.D. course requirements

In order to overcome any deficiency in the breadth of fundamental training or proper foundation for advanced work, special preliminary or pre-doctoral courses are offered by the University These courses will be offered either by faculty members or by guest faculty and specialists in the profession. Candidates having a B.Tech./M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent degree are required to complete a minimum of 10 course credits. M.Tech or equivalent degree holders are required to complete a minimum of 5 credits. Relaxation up to 6 credits (from 10 credits) in the course work can be considered for those with M.Phil. degree as well as those with B.Tech./M.Sc./M.A. or equivalent, provided they have a minimum of five years experience in the relevant field. The course requirement will be determined by the Department Research Committee/Centre Research Committee on the recommendations of the SRC (Student Research Committee) after due consideration of the background of the student in relation to the proposed topic of research. In addition to the above credit requirements, students are required to complete compulsory audit courses in communication skills and in statistics. They are also required to complete a compulsory credit course in Research Methods.

CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) requirements

The minimum CGPA requirement is 7.5. If the SGPA (Semester Grade Point Average) at the end of 1st Semester is above 7.0 but less than 7.5, he/she will be asked to take more courses in order to make up the required CGPA. If the SGPA at the end of the first semester and CGPA at the end of any subsequent semester is below 7.0, he/she will have to discontinue the doctoral programme. The course work must be completed within the first three semesters of joining the programme.
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