SIKKIM MANIPAL UNIVERSITY (SMU) has established itself as one of the prominent Universities in the entire North – East region of the country in its academic and research pursuits. SMU started offering Ph.D. programme in 2001. SMU follows the minimum guidelines for Ph.D. programmes prescribed by University Grants Commission (UGC) prescribed time to time and has adopted best practices of Ph.D. from leading universities and IITs to produce quality Ph.D. Presently, SMU hosts Ph.D. programmes in varied fields covering medical, clinical, technology, sciences, humanities and social sciences.
All procedures and modalities pertaining to SMU Ph.D. programme has been documented as “SMU Regulations for Research Programme Leading to Award of Ph.D. Degree - 2016” and is approved by the University Research Committee (URC) and the Academic Senate. These regulations will be effective from 03 September 2016.
Research Programme at the University will be controlled by the Vice Chancellor through the following committees:
a) University Research Committee.
b) Research Protocol Evaluation Committee (RPEC) at each Department (D-RPEC) /Constituent College (I-RPEC).
c) A Department Research Progress Committee (D-RPC) for each research candidate.
d) A Board for Examination for Ph.D. (Defense Committee) for each candidate.
This University will usually conduct Ph.D. Examination twice a year.