D.Sc and D.litt Program

D.Sc and D.litt Program

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The Degrees of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.)/ Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) is the highest Post- Doctoral Research degree of this University in respective disciplines which are awarded to a candidate who has earlier acquired a Ph.D. degree. This Post-Doctoral Research degree is awarded on the basis of original and independent research that has made distinct contributions to the advancement of knowledge in a particular discipline, as evidenced by publications in reviewed journals and are recognized by peers. The research work of the candidate must have been characterized either by the discovery of facts or by a fresh approach towards the interpretation of facts or theories or formulating a new theory/hypothesis and evince his capacity for original thinking, critical examination and sound judgement.

Research Areas:

Engineering, Management, Humanities, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Education, Computer Science, Allied Health Sciences


The applicant for enrolment must have A Doctoral degree (Ph.D./) from a recognized Indian or foreign University He/She should minimum five years after Ph.D., ( Post Doctoral Research Experience)

He/She should have published at least 10 research publications as first author in refereed journals after Ph.D . He proposed D.Litt./D.Sc. thesis shall be related to these published papers.

The thesis submitted to award of D.Sc /D.Litt. should not submitted any universities for the award of any type of degrees or diploma

A candidate already holding D.Sc.. /D.Litt. degree in a particular discipline is eligible to register for D.Sc. /D.Litt. in another discipline after a gap of two years provided that evidence of standard publications as per fresh eligibility are produced in the second discipline in which he /she intends to submit for D.Sc. /D.Litt. degree.

Admission Schedule:

Throughout the year


Three months to Three Years

D.Litt., Programme – Researchers list:

Researchers list (2019)

Researchers list (2018)

D.Sc., Programme – Researchers List:

Researchers list (2020)

Researchers list (2019)

Fee Structure

(For the Academic Year 2023-24)

S.No Courses Duration Annual Fee Structure
Non-Karnataka Karnataka
1 D.Litt. / D.Sc.
Eligibility : Five years after Ph.D. in any Subject with 10 first author publications
One Year to Five Years (Part Time) Rs. 1,50,000 Rs. 1,20,000