Course work is mandatory for all the Research Scholars admitted in Ph.D. Programme.  The course work will have a minimum of 08 credits. All research scholars admitted to the Ph.D. programme will be required to complete the course work prescribed by the university during the initial one or two semesters.

The course work shall consist of the following three courses:
  • Course I: Foundations of Research and Publication Ethics
  • Course II: Research Methodology
  • Course III: Research Writing and Presentation
Min. 75% Aggregate attendance is mandatory in the course work. The evaluation parameters will be similar to that of regular programmes of the university. The minimum passing marks required in course work of Ph.D. programme is 55% in the individual courses. Exemption in course work will be applicable only if Research Scholar has done M.Phil. with 55% or equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale through full time mode from LPU or any another university.
Selected Research Scholar will have option to pursue course work in one of the following modes and tentative schedule is mentioned below:
Duration Spring Term Autumn Term Class Timings
Option I One semester January to April, 2020 September to December, 2020 Saturdays 03:00 P.M. - 06:00 P.M. and Sundays 09:00 A.M. - 04:00 P.M.
Option II 4 days* every month February to May, 2020 September to December, 2020 09:00 A.M.- 06:00 P.M. (daily)
Option III 15 days April/May, 2020 December, 2020 / January, 2021 09:00 A.M.- 06:00 P.M. (daily)
*Preferably every second week (Thursday-Sunday)
1). Option II & III will be applicable only if batch of each discipline/cluster is having minimum 10 Research Scholars.
2). Option II will not be applicable to any domain of Agriculture.
The contact hours in all these three options will remain same. If number of Research Scholars in any option is less, then that option may not be offered.