Ph.D. Course Structure and Curriculum


Coursework Stage

Compulsory Courses:

Research Methodology


At least one of following three courses:

  • Introduction to Probability and Statistics

  • Operations Research for Management

  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making


Seminar Course: Every Semester till submission of the thesis.


Elective Courses:

Students can take elective courses from DoMS and other departments of IIT Kanpur.




Post coursework Stage

A student is required to register themselves for 4 units of research credits and a seminar course till submission of the thesis.




Comprehensive Exam

A student is required to appear for the comprehensive examination after the completion of coursework.




State of the Art Seminar (SoTA)


A student is required to give a seminar covering the State of the Art of the area of research after passing the comprehensive examination.




Open Seminar of Ph.D. Students

Before proceeding to the final submission of the thesis, student is required to deliver a seminar covering the research work to obtain relevant feedback and suggestions.




Thesis Submission and Evaluation


Thesis is submitted to academic section after the open seminar. Upon submission, thesis is sent for evaluation to the external experts.




Ph.D. Oral Examination

Upon satisfactory evaluation of the thesis, student is required to deliver the final seminar as a part of oral examination to the oral board which culminates into final award of PhD degree.



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