PhD (Education) | Kathmandu University

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in education is about 3 to 5 years program, which is conducted by Kathmandu University School of education. Doctor of philosophy is the research based study, which is done under the supervision of professionals related to the concerned field. This is one of the most demanded, trusted and prestigious degrees and it is generally defined as the original research performed by the students under the guidance of expert.

Moreover, students have to defend their work in front of group of experts. PhD degree is very tough and the candidates must have lt of devotion, knowledge and ingenuity. The students should have analytical skills along with the good knowledge of the various statistical tools for performing weighted research. In the present context, the students of Kathmandu University are pursuing their doctorate degree in the areas such as Educational Leadership, Development Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, etc.

List of colleges:

Kathmandu University, School of Education is one and only college in Nepal, which is conducting PhD degree in education under the affiliation of Kathmandu University.

Fee structure of PhD in education: The fee for completing the PhD in Education degree is around Nrs.4, 75, 000./p>

List of PhD (Education) Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for PhD (Education) program under Kathmandu University in Nepal.

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Objectives of PhD (Education)

The main objectives of PhD in Education are as follows:

  • To help students develop a capacity to design and conduct original research independently by identifying and formulating genuine research questions.
  • To help students understand the prime areas, focus and outline of their respective research area with sufficient ideas of critical assessment of academic literature and intellectual convention.
  • To help students equip with problem solving abilities such as skill, knowledge and attitudes essential in the area of the study and also develop capability to interpret research being in line with the ethos of paradigm(s), methodologies and different models and methods.
  • To help students understand the need to respect the intellectual honesty, academic morality and to make them realize their responsibility as a researcher.

Admission Requirements in PhD (Education)

Eligibility fort Admission:

  • The candidates must have to pass Master of philosophy (M.Phil) degree or Master of Science (M.Sc.) by Research or any Master degree equivalent to them in the relevant field from any colleges/ universities recognized by Kathmandu University.
  • The candidates must have to achieve minimum CGPA of 3 out of 4 or at least second division in aggregate of Higher Secondary Examination.
  • The candidates should have at least one individual research article published (or accepted for publication) in regional or national or international journal or a research paper presented in a recognized national or international conference. 

Admission Procedure for Doctor in Philosophy of Education:

Prior to the admission in PhD, admission tests, presentation of the research, viva test, and personal interview is taken by research team.

Selection of the candidates will be based on:

  • Evaluation of published or presented research article.
  • Presentation and viva voce examination on research article
  • Scores on the Admission Test.
  • Personal interview.
  • Merit of academic attainments.

Scope and Career Prospects

Education is one of the most important components of life. Effective education is needed for individual to flourish and to do well in life. Educators having in depth knowledge and skills, who can deliver effective subject matters to students, are needed for improving the education system of the country. PhD graduates can be good teachers, trainers, tutors and mentors to students in different education institutes, schools, colleges and universities. They can also work as the researcher in different organizations working in the field of education, Positions of advisor, administrator, supervisor, curriculum developer, etc. is suitable for the graduates. There are many other positions and fields where the doctorate of education can involve. Not only within the country, has the work sphere of graduates expanded outside of the country also. Many international organizations hire large number of graduates for research work and also endow them with other different responsibilities.

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