DURATION (IN YEARS)
Criticism and Critical Theory
Literature and the Environment
Literature and the Other Arts
Indian Writings in English
A Master’s degree in English, Comparative Literature, Linguistics, Mass Communication, or any other interdisciplinary humanities discipline, with minimum aggregate marks of 55% and above from a recognized university listed under UGC
The English Unit under School of Humanities, Management and SocialSciences is one of the most prospering departments of The Neotia University. The teaching, research & extension oriented unit has several well-equipped research facilities for conducting research and analysis, which makes the department a perfect place for pursuing Doctoral Studies in literature, languages, linguistics and allied arts and social sciences. The experienced faculty members of the department work in close collaboration with the Doctoral students, enabling a holistic and enriching research ecosystem in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
A Ph.D, or Doctor of Philosophy degree, is considered as one of the most advanced degrees available at any modern research university. The degree in this department involves updated, relevant and holistic research in the sub-fields of English Literature, English Language, Communication Studies, Criticism and Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, Literature and the Environment, Literature and the Other Arts, Cultural Studies, Translation Studies, Discourse Analysis, Indian Writings in English, and so on. At the end of this degree, students will learn to study and appreciate literature, languages, linguistics and allied arts and social sciences – both as a creative process, as well as a knowledge-system, embedded in the network of cultural capitals. Students shall also be in a position to publish their original thoughts, perspectives and relevant research findings in reputed refereed academic journals.
Applications shall be invited through announcements by the university. The interested applicant/s may submit the application for admission in Ph. D program in English to the Registrar’s Office of the university. The Research and Development (R&D)Committee of the university shall get in touch with the Controller of Examination Section to conduct the admission entrance test (written mode). In the entrance test, 50% questions shall be set from Research Methodology and the other 50% questions shall be set from the relevant subject domains. The qualified candidates shall then be called for a Personal Interview.The qualified candidate mightthen be considered for enrolment in the Ph. D program in the English Unit of the university.
Scholar’s research progress shall be evaluated time to time by the advisory committee created for the individual research scholar. The advisory committee shall suggest ways to improve the quality of research work of the said scholar. The advisory committee shall be made by considering four faculty members (chairperson, co-chairperson/convener, external subject-matter expert and departmental nominee). The report of the advisory committee shall be submitted to the R&D committee. The R&D committee shall keep the records and shall forward the same to the Controller of Examination (CoE). The advisory committee shall be following the Ph.D guidelines of The Neotia University while functioning further.
Candidates with a Ph.D degree may start their career as Assistant Professor, Social Scientist, Subject Matter Expert etc. in universities/colleges/research institutesin government and private organisations.Candidates might pursue a post-doctoral research in India and abroad. There is a good scope for Ph.D holders to start their career as an entrepreneur in education technology.