Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programme in Education



The Doctoral Programme in Education aims to develop an understanding of research, public policy and educational practice, and the relationships among them. It begins with a study of specific courses followed by rigorous research leading to a dissertation.


The course work gives students the opportunity to study individualized courses that are tailored to suit their research interests. These could be a combination of courses designed within the Department of Education and those chosen from courses across disciplines offered by other departments of the University of Delhi, including courses on qualitative and quantitative research methods. The doctoral program is based on the premise that rigorous research will help develop a cadre of professionals who can develop specialised knowledge in areas of educational practice and public policy. The programme prepares students to assume roles as university faculty members, senior-level educational leaders, professional practitioners, policy makers, and researchers.


Prospective students should investigate the research interests of the Department faculty, and discuss courses that can be offered in order to complete the application for admission.