The Doctoral degree in English is one of the strong programmes currently being run by the Department. Ever since the programme was introduced in the year 1964, the Department has continued to insist on maintaining extreme rigor and high standards in its research scholars: from the time that scholars are admitted to the programme through the period of research to the time of completion of the project and the process of evaluation. As a result, among those who have obtained their PhD degrees from the Department, several have gone on to make a significant mark in diverse fields at national and international level.
Over the years, in response to global shifts, the thrust areas of doctoral research at the Department have both shifted and evolved. Earlier the Department used to promote researches in canonical areas. Since the archival resources for such researches were located in England and America, the prospective doctoral scholars were encouraged to go abroad to conduct their research. However, with growing archival material available online, this too has altered. In addition, the Department has also taken cognizance of newer areas such as researches across the media, post-colonial studies and Literature in English, Translation Studies and Cultural Studies with their interdisciplinary orientation, and research in these areas are being encouraged. Consequently, we at the Department have opened our Doctoral programme to newer areas and methodologies and welcome a greater numbers of research scholars from India and abroad.
We have also begun encouraging relatively younger scholars to get enrolled as doctoral students. An indication of the last mentioned shift is the recent restructuring of both the M.Phil and PhD programmes. An M.Phil student can now directly enroll in our PhD programme before completing his/her M.Phil in the first semester provided he/she meets the eligibility criteria laid down (please see guidelines for M.Phil Ordinance, VI-A).
PhD Thesis Ordinances and Guidelines
- Amendment to Ordinance VI-B of the Ordinances of the University related to Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) dated August 5, 2015
- For more information, please visit following link: http://www.du.ac.in/du/index.php?page=ordinances-and-guidelines-related-to-research
PhD Thesis Submition Steps
- Notification – Uploading thesis in Shodhganga repository
- Guidelines for Plagiarism Check
- Embargo to Open Access
- Student Approval Form
- Student Originality Certificate
- Plagiarism verification Certificate
- Plagiarism- Self Exclusion Certificate
- Useful Documents
- Procedure for PhD submission
- Application Form for submission of thesis in the Board of Research Studies for the Humanities. Form1, Form2
- Candidate Details to be filled by Student
- Certificate – not getting any full fellowship
- Certification reg publication work in refereed journal
PhD Admissions – Useful Links
Notifications and Forms