CUTM Doctoral Programme

We enable you to design your own PhD programs. The focus could be in a core discipline or multidisciplinary and applied sciences, to resolve real time, real world problems. It could be in niche areas, be process or product oriented, and relating to management or social issues. The program features a series of activities to enhance your learning experience. You have to complete the mandated coursework and in addition attend workshops and seminars, delivered by experts in your field. You will keep up to date with research findings in the discipline(s) of interest to you. And you will also have opportunities for teaching, mentoring and internships.

The University started offering the doctoral programme in 2011 in the areas of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Management, Humanities/Social Sciences, Pharmacy, Agriculture. Ph.D in Inter-disciplinary areas are also accepted in the programme. So far the University has produced 58 doctorates and there are a total of 262 students enrolled in the Ph.D programme in different disciplines, out of which 22 are receiving stipends from the University. Centurion University encourages Ph.D students to undertake action research with strong policy and application implications.

Course Work

A student has to complete course work of one year duration in which Research Methodology is compulsory. The Ph.D scholars admitted to CUTM are required to qualify in three subjects i.e. Research Methodology, Paper II ,Paper III . Scholars belonging to Science and Engineering are appearing in a written examination conducted annually and the scholars belonging to Humanities and Management have a choice of presentation and submission pattern of a Special Study report and publication as a review paper as substitutes to Paper II and Paper III respectively.

Objective –

The main objectives of the course work is to develop an understanding of the following: theoretical and methodological foundations of research;

  • the research process;
  • how to prepare a research design including the methods and techniques to be used;
  • the theoretical formulation of a topic, the process and methods of data collection;
  • how data is analysed and interpreted; and
  • the process of writing a research report.

Course content –

The scholars are given admission for three years including pre-registration year in which they are required to obtain a grade point of 6.0 through their course work, enabling them to register for the research work and submission of the thesis thereafter. The course work is to be evaluated through credit system comprising of 2 courses and a review paper each having 4 credits as per below given details.

  1. Paper I – Research Methodology
  2. Paper II – Foundation course relevant to the area of research.
  3. Paper III – Literature Review (based on the topic of research), preferably sent for publication.

The Research Methodology (RM) course is mandatory for all in which the scholar has to be physically present with 75% attendance to complete it. The students participate in the class either at the Jatni Campus (during weekends over a span of over 2 months – August – November) or for a period of 7 days at a stretch in the month of November at the Parlakhemundi Campus. RM carries 40% internal and 60% external marks. The internal examination is conducted by the supervisor /committee member. The external examination is for 60% written type and open book.

About the programme –

This programme includes registration seminar , course work, annual review , pre-submission talk and thesis submission. One can submit his/her thesis after 3 years of registration. If the scholar unable to submit the thesis within the stipulated time period, an extension of 2 years is allowed. Extensions beyond 5 years is allowed in special cases only.