7.2 Comprehensive Examination

A student of the Integrated PhD programme or the PhD programme must appear in a Comprehensive Examination after the completion of course-work requirements (see below) in order to be permitted to take up research work towards a PhD under a faculty supervisor.10

During the comprehensive examination of an Integrated PhD student, the decision may be taken to complete only a one-year Masters thesis in lieu of a PhD thesis.11

At most two attempts at clearing the Comprehensive Examination are permitted with a gap of two months between the examinations.12 The Comprehensive Examination must be cleared before the completion of two years in the PhD programme (three years in the Integrated PhD Programme).13