Central Department of Geography, Kirtipur offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Geography. The PhD Programme in Geography is handled by the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, TU.
There are two intakes, one in Magh (January) session and another in Shrawan (July) session. However, application is called in Falgun (February) for Shrawan (July) session and in Bhadra (August) for Magh (January) session.
M. Phil degree in Geography are eligible to apply for Ph. D. Program subject to the approval of Research Committee, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, TU.
Master’s degree with minimum second division is a pre-requisite for applying for Ph.D. For getting enrollment in Ph.D. program, candidates, who have passed the M. Phil need to submit a copy of research proposal including the abstract of M. Phil. dissertation whereas the candidates who have no M. Phil. Degree should submit additionally three research articles in which at least one article has to be published in a journal.
The Office of the Dean, gets these documents evaluated by the experts and the candidates, obtaining 50% or above marks in evaluation, are called for an interview. After an interview, the final selection is done and successful candidates are informed to enroll.
All these processes are handled by the Research Committee chaired by the Dean. This Committee makes regulations, sets criteria, accepts and approves applications and provides supervisors, co-supervisors to the Ph. D. researchers. The Committee has the final authority of accepting the dissertation and awarding the degree.