Ph.D. in English


    A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English is an advanced academic degree earned in the field of English Literature. It involves extensive research on a topic, performed under close supervision by an experienced supervisor. The Ph.D. degree is awarded to students who have undertaken a programme of sustained and supervised research leading to original contributions to their chosen fields or disciplines, which may be published as papers or books depending on the nature of the coursework taken during the doctorate studies.
    Ph.D. in English is a terminal degree offered by the School of Humanities, K.R. Mangalam University that allows students to pursue various subjects of interest. It helps students develop skills for professional growth and enables them to assess the essence of academically oriented problems, as well as research approaches and solutions for these problems, by applying the methods learned during their programme.

    Full-Time Scholars

    Scholars are required to devote full time on campus for the Ph.D.programme. Some scholars may be offered a teaching/research/project assistantship. The selected scholars will be required to assist in teaching/laboratories and other developmental work under the guidance of a mentor.

    Sponsored Scholars

    Employees of organizations/industries having collaborations with the university can enroll under this category.

    Part-Time Scholars

    Scholars working in organizations situated in close vicinity of the university can enroll under this category.

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    Programme Structure

    Semester 1
    Semester 2
    • Introduction To Psychology(Life skill)
    • Perspective in Social Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Introduction to Psychology Practicum/Lab
    • Communication Skills(Life skill)
    • Open Elective-1
    • Statistical Method For Psychological Research-I
    • Biopsychology
    • Biopsychology Practicum/Lab
    • Environmental Studies
    • Open Elective-2
    Semester 3
    Semester 4
    • Abnormal Psychology(Employability)
    • Introduction To Personality(Life skill)
    • Life Span development(Life Skill)
    • Introduction To Personality_Practicum/LAB
    • Psychology of Relationships (Entrepreneurship)
    • Inter Group Relations(Open Elective)
    • Disaster Management
    • Fundamental of Cognitive Psychology
    • Counseling skill(Life Skill &Employability)
    • Statistical Method for Psychological research-II
    • Counseling skill_ Practicum/Lab
    • Research Publication and Presentation (Employability)
    • Psychology and Media(Open Elective)
    Semester 5
    Semester 6
    • Organizational Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Psychological Research
    • Clinical Psychology (Employability)
    • Health Psychology(Life Skill)
    • Psychological Research Practicum/Lab
    • Advance Social Psychology(Entrepreneurship)
    • Psychotherapeutic intervention(Employability)
    • Forensic Psychology(Employability)
    • Project/dissertation(DES-4)
    • Psychotherapeutic intervention Practicum/Lab
    • Value Added Course
    Semester 7
    Semester 8

    Connecting Talent to Dream Careers

    Extensive association with big organisations such as Google, Microsoft, Republic India, IBM, NDTV English, Embassies, etc. These leading partners actively engage in our campus recruitment sessions and excellent internships for Ph.D. in English Programme. 

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    Career Options

    Ph.D. in English offers various scopes of lucrative career opportunities in respectable organisations and educational institutions. Below is a list of the top promising professions that you can acquire right after completing your Ph.D. in English programme:

    • Lecturer/Professor/Academicians: This role requires deep knowledge of the English field and a commitment to educating future generations with great understanding.
    • Broadcast News Analysts: Broadcast news analysts’ job is to interpret news stories and present them on television or radio. With strong communication skills, they also analyse information, provide commentary, and report live events.
    • Editor in Chief: An Editor in Chief manages the content and contributors of publications like magazines, newspapers, and digital media.
    • Public Relations and Fundraising Managers : These managers shape and maintain the positive image of organizations. They develop PR campaigns, handle media relations, and organize fundraising events.
    • Head of Literary Societies/Educational: Head of Literary Societies/Educational Heads of literary educational programs promote literature and literacy through events, workshops, and collaborations with educational bodies.
    • Content Writers: Content writers are professionals who possess excellent communication skills and grammatical knowledge, enabling them to write informative articles, and helping their target audience to read their talent.

    Hear straight from our Students

    Ekta Singh

    Hi! I’m a student at KRMU, currently pursuing a Ph.D in English programme. I find this university one of the best college in Delhi NCR. Ph.D students are very friendly and supportive here. I learn a comprehensive understanding of the course from the distinguished faculty members.

    Tanvi Gupta

    Ph.D in English programme at K.R. Mangalam University has been an enriching experience for me. The college not only deepened my knowledge of English but also equipped me with valuable skills needed to excel in this field.

    Nitin Chawla

    My Ph.D in English programme at KRMU has helped me to enhance my academic and professional growth. Also, the college follows research-led teaching methods that have helped me broaden my knowledge.

    Kaushal Pandit

    Choosing Ph.D in English programme from K.R. Mangalm University was a great learning experience. With the faculty's guidance and support, I got to learn so much under their supervision. Also, the programmes’ interdisciplinary approach has allowed me to learn various aspects of the English field. Furthermore, I want to thank all of my teachers and friends for always helping me out whenever I needed it.

    Programme Outcomes

    Becoming more employable

    One of the reasons why you should opt for a Ph.D. in English is that it will enhance your employability. After studying English, you will have a wide range of career options to choose from. Having knowledge in multiple avenues will also help you in getting a good starting salary package.

    Gaining confidence in communication

    Another reason why you should consider getting an English degree is that you will get the confidence to communicate with all sorts of people.

    Global Communication

    By opting for this course, you will be able to communicate different messages with people and enterprises all over the world. This will eliminate any barriers when it comes to global communication.

    Highlights English programme is designed under the guidance of highly qualified and widely recognized faculty in their respective fields.

    Ph.D.programme is for curious individuals who want to work at cutting edge research and expand the frontier of human knowledge.

    Ph.D.programme is based on the research carried out by the scholars under the guidance of Supervisor/Co-Supervisor(s).

    Ph.D. Admission

    Candidates are required to download the Ph.D. admission form from the university website (click here) and submit it completely filled in all respects with copies of all the documents. Shortlisted candidates will be called for written examination and interview. They will be required to pay a Registration-cum-Processing fee of INR 5000 (Refundable).

    Admission to Ph.D. in English programme will be based on the overall performance in Post Graduate degree, Entrance Examination, Personal Interview and positions available. Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC NET qualified candidates and those having sponsored projects.


    It will broadly test the research aptitude and ability to comprehend. Candidates with NET, GATE, M Phil. or equivalent qualifications may be exempted from the entrance examination.

    Candidates who clear the written entrance examination will be selected for the personal interview. The interview will be conducted by the Interview Board of the University to comprehensively judge in-depth knowledge in the concerned subject/area and ability to do research.

    Admitted candidates will be required to pay the first installment of the Ph.D.programme fee and security deposit within the specified time to confirm admission.

    Who Should Pursue

    This programme is for students who aim to establish themselves as managers to meet the growing demands in international markets. Students who are looking for a career with brilliant prospects and challenging roles in this expanding industry. This programme is ideal for students who want to understand management. The prime purpose of this programme is to hone your decision-making abilities to become qualified professionals in future jobs. Students who wish to be managers and want to be the decision-makers of the firm should opt for this course. Effective communication skills help to hone verbal and written communication skills that allow the students to convey their concepts effectively and efficiently.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The minimum qualification for admission to a PhD course is a postgraduate degree or equivalent in the concerned subject from a recognized Indian University, or a postgraduate degree approved by the Association of Indian Universities/UGC/AICTE with not less than 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale.

    Yes, it is mandatory to have all required mark sheets to enrol in phd course at KRMU. A candidate’s form will be registered and he /she will be offered an entrance exam date only on submission of all required documents including last semester marksheet in case of final year appearing candidates.

    No, PhD Application forms can only be filled and submitted online through the website

    The Phd Application 2024 are accepted twice a year. For January Session – Between November to January and for July Session – Between June to August

    If you are in a job, then you must produce an NOC from your employer at the time of joining.

    Commence Your Journey
    in 6 Simple Steps

    Commence Your Journey in 6 Simple Steps

    Start your Application

    Complete payment and submit

    Pay the required Application Fee

    Take an entrance test

    K.R. Mangalam University Entrance Examination (KREE)

    Appear for interaction

    Attend our Faculty-Led Interview.

    Get the admission offer

    You will receive the offer letter after the successful interaction

    Get Enrolled

    Be prepared to embark on your journey

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