The Doctor of Philosophy programmes offered by the Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences are three-year full-time and four-year part-time programmes that are designed to encourage independent thinking and multidisciplinary research.
Each doctoral student has at least one supervisor. Additionally, a supervisory team of experienced faculty members regularly meets with students and helps them work through research problems and solutions. Regular colloquiums are also conducted in front of a panel of staff members to help students fine tune their research skills.
Students have access to laboratories and sophisticated equipment such as SEM, STEM, DSC, FTIR, HPTLC, and biodiesel testing facilities. They are trained on how to handle equipment to ensure they make maximum use of the state-of-the-art facilities. They are also given a separate cabin and access to the internet.
Students are also encouraged to leverage their access to the Faculty’s 21 Research Centres, well-stocked library, and the incubation centre.