As the scope of teaching and professional jobs is expanding in the country along with the expansion of Pokhara University, there is a growing demand for doctoral studies from within and outside of Pokhara University. Similarly, many foreigners are interested in doing a doctoral research in Nepal and there is a growing collaborative research work of Pokhara University with other foreign universities, research institutions and commission research of international organizations/institutions. Within this context, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sustainable Development is a constituent programmes of the University. The PhD programme is operational under the Pokhara University Council for Doctoral Studies and managed by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Among the operational programmes, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sustainable Development degrees are managed by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Doctoral programme aims at producing expert and specialized high-level human resources for teaching, research and professional services, who shall profess theoretical excellence and practical comprehension in a particular area of humanities, management, science and technology, or social sciences.
The Pokhara University Doctoral programme shall be an integrated programme under the “Pokhara University Doctoral Programme”. The programme constitutes the following two tracks:
Duration of the Programme
The doctoral programme is a three year programme, constituting six normal semesters. However, students are allowed to complete different stages according to the following time duration: (i) 2 years for coursework (as applicable); (ii) 1 year for proposal defence; and (iii) 5 years for research work from the date of candidacy i.e. from the date of proposal defence, (conditions apply).
The requirements for the award of Doctoral degree are as follows.
The following documents are required to be submitted for application: (i) Application Form; (ii) A statement of purpose; (iii) A preliminary research proposal (within 2,000 words); (iv) A portfolio of works; and (v) Copies of Academic Certificates.
Reasonable fees are set for the two streams of the programme. The fees are payable by semester.
Admission to the Doctoral programme shall be granted based on the combined score of the following three types of evaluations.