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The Ph.D. Program of ICFAI University, Raipur (IUR) in terms of the eligibility & process admission, duration, course work, allocation of supervisor and evaluation of Ph.D. thesis etc is in strict compliance with UGC Ph.D. Regulations 2022. The program has been designed to develop a generation of researchers, who have an in-depth knowledge & understanding, analytical & methodological skills, and ability to apply suitable research methods to rigorously explore the existing & emerging challenges in their respective domains for the benefit of the society.

The program is offered in Full time and Part time mode, but not in a distance learning mode. The part time scholars have to produce a "No Objection Certificate" from the appropriate authority in the organization where the candidate is employed.


Ph.D. Programme shall be for a minimum duration of three (3) years, including course work, and a maximum duration of six (6) years from the date of admission to the Ph.D. programme. Extension of maximum period for submission of Ph.D. thesis, for different categories of candidates, will be governed as per the provisions of the relevant UGC Regulations.


The minimum qualifications for admission into a Ph. D. Program are:

  • A 1-year/2-semester master's degree program after a 4-year/8 semester bachelor's degree program or a 2-year/4-semester master's degree program after a 3-year bachelor's degree program or qualifications declared equivalent to the master's degree by the corresponding statutory regulatory body with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade or equivalent qualification from a foreign educational institution.
  • A candidate seeking admission after a 4-year/8-semester bachelor's degree program should have a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed.
  • A relaxation of 5% marks or its equivalent grade shall be allowed to SC/ST/OBC/Differently-able, EWS and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the Commission from time to time.

Ph. D Course Work

There will be One Semester Ph.D. Course Work carrying 12 credits including a "Research and Publication Ethics" and a Research Methodology course. All Ph.D. scholars, irrespective of discipline shall be required to train in teaching / education / pedagogy / writing related to their chosen Ph.D. subject during their doctoral period. Ph .D. scholars may also be assigned 4-6 hours per week of teaching/research assistantship for conducting tutorial or laboratory work and evaluations.

Exam of Ph. D. Course Work

There will be a written examination for the coursework, and a candidate must obtain a minimum 55% marks or its equivalent grade in the UGC 10-point scale in the course work to be eligible to continue in the program and submit his or her thesis. In case a candidate does not get the qualifying marks or grade, he/she will be given second opportunity to improve his/her qualifying marks or grade, failing which his/her registration is liable to be cancelled.

The admission of candidates for the award of Ph.D. Degree shall be based on the criteria notified by the institution, keeping in view the regulations/norms issued by the UGC from time to time.

Application Modalities

The applicants are advised to read the guidelines carefully before completing the Application Form for Admission.

Application Form

  • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the form.
  • Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters.
  • Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
  • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
  • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application Form.

Eligible students can apply by any one of the following methods:

  1. Online Application

    Applicants can apply online by filling up the Application Form available at and make payment of ₹ 500 towards the cost using Credit / Debit Card (Visa / Master Card / Internet Banking) through secure internet payment gateway. Applicants applying online should upload their passport size color photograph while filling the Online Application.

  2. Download of Application Form

    Applicants can fill their details online and download the Application Form from and send it to the Admissions Office along with the Demand Draft of ₹ 500 towards the cost of the application in favor of “The ICFAI University, Raipur - Fee Collection A/c” payable at Raipur.

  3. Fill the Application Form

    • Please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria before filling up the form.
    • Fill the Application Form in Capital Letters.
    • Provide all the available information under appropriate sections.
    • Make sure to sign the Application Form.
    • Retain a photocopy of the completed Application Form.

Applicants have to enclose attested copies of the following certificates

  • Date of Birth Certificate / Class X Certificate
  • Marks sheet of Class XII
  • Degree Marks Sheet (as may be applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Any other certificates pertaining to academic and other activities.

Please paste your recent passport size colour photograph on the Application Form given on next page.

The completed Application Form for Admission may be submitted at:

Admissions Office

The ICFAI University, Raipur, NH-53,

Raipur-Bhilai Road, Km Stone 20, PO.

Kumhari, Dist. Durg - 490 042, Chhattisgarh.


Call Us: 8103207122 / 9111005504 / 9399900577

Program Fee

The Program fee includes Semester Fee and excludes the cost of courseware and other fee. Students should pay the Fee at the beginning of each semester and is to be paid in equal instalments.

Admission Fee

Admission Fee of Rs. 10,000 is to be paid by all the selected candidates immediately after the admission decision is announced. Admission fee is non-refundable.

Caution Deposit

All students are required to pay a Caution Deposit of Rs 5,000 along with the first semester fee. The Caution Deposit will be refunded without interest and after adjusting for dues, if any, to the students on completion of the Program.

Fees Particulars

Full Time Ph.D./Part Time Ph.D. (Amount in Rupees)

Admission Fee


Caution Deposit


Fee Per Semester