For MPhil and/or PhD, the candidates must possess specialization or previous degree in Defence & Strategic Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Defence & Diplomatic Studies, US Studies, or War Studies.
As per university rules, the minimum CGPA should be 3.00 or First Division in MS/MPhil or equivalent Degree from a recognized University, in case of seeking admission in PhD program. Those admitted will need to complete 24 credit hours course work of MPhil level as pre requisite for moving into the Ph.D. Programme. A Govt. College/Public Sector University teacher or member of the research staff of a Govt. Research Organization who has shown undoubted promise for research and holds MA/M.Sc. degree may be recommended by the Admission Committee for admission directly to Ph.D. Programme. However, he/she would have to complete the course work required for MPhil/MS.
A No Objection Certificate from the employer is required to be attached with Admission Form and routed through Proper channel in case of in-service candidates. Admission to Ph.D. Programme is made on a competitive basis. The minimum period for completion of PhD. Programme shall be three years whereas maximum period shall be seven years. Students applying for admission are required to submit a copy of synopsis/research work. Admission will be given subject to the availability of the Supervisor in the field of research strictly according to HEC’s requirements.