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Admissions: Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program (M.Des-PhD - 5 years)


Integrated M.Des PhD Program

Overview

Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, offers a 5-year Integrated M.Des PhD Program in Reimagining Transitions.

The objective of the Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program (M.Des-PhD) is to undertake research in new areas of transdisciplinary knowledge. The goal is to create a self-motivated community of scholars in this new area of study.

Practice-based and Practice-led research is encouraged in this program. Upon successful completion and evaluation of their PhD proposal at the end of the fourth semester, students will be admitted into the 3-year PhD program.

Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program >>


Course

M.Des Reimagining Transitions >>



Eligibility for Admission

To be eligible to apply for admission to the Integrated M.Des PhD Program, applicants must have the following qualifications:

Indian Students:

Applicants should have successfully completed any one of the following:

  1. National and International Universities – 4 years Undergraduate Degree
  2. Design institutes with a 4 years Undergraduate Diploma in Design
  3. Professional Institute - 5 years Undergraduate Degree

International Students:

Applicants should have successfully completed all of the following:

  1. National and International Universities – 4 years Undergraduate Degree
  2. A score of at least 6.5 in IELTS or equivalent qualifying test for English language.

Please note that all awarding bodies must be recognised by state and/or central government institutions. Attach two copies of relevant certificates.


Admission Timeline

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Award

M.Des-PhD


Admission Process

An applicant must successfully complete the Postgraduate Program admissions process as outlined in the SMEAT protocol.



Selection Protocols 2020 - Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program (For Indian Nationals, NRIs PIO/OCI, Nepal and Bhutan)


Selection Protocols 2020 - Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program (For Foreign Nationals)



Fee Schedule 2020 for the Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program (M.Des-PhD) for Indian Applicants


Fee Schedule 2020 for the Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program (M.Des-PhD) for International Applicants



FAQs

What are the characteristics of the Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program which is both inquiry and practice based?

"Inquiry-based learning is a form of active learning that starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios—rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge. The process is often assisted by a facilitator. Inquirers will identify and research issues and questions to develop their knowledge or solutions. Inquiry-based learning includes problem-based learning, and is generally used in small scale investigations and projects, as well as research." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inquiry-based_learning

"Practice-based professional learning (pbpl) is understood in contrast to 'classroom-' or 'theory-based' learning. It is kindred to terms such as 'work-based learning', 'workplace' or 'work-centred' learning. Distinctive, though, are a concern for professional learning, and the preference for 'practice' rather than 'work'. While it does not disdain propositional knowledge and what is sometimes called 'theory', its prime interest is in the formation of self-renewing and effective professional practices—a distinct theoretical position in its own right."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Practice-based_professional_learning

This unique Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program has the following characteristics

  1. Upon successful completion of the four semesters of the Integrated Postgraduate - Doctoral Program, qualifying students will be given an opportunity to prepare their doctoral proposal.
  2. Focuses on developing and extending practice through interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary ways, with an emphasis on emerging fields of knowledge
  3. Provides for learner autonomy through both independent study as well as the opportunity to develop self direct inquiry within frameworks or boundaries of the published curriculum.
  4. Allows flexibility through a well constructed choice based system comprising of units of learning in the field of specialization and a choice of allied units that allow for transdisciplinary capabilities to be fostered.
  5. Develops capabilities and habits of mind that allow for professional practice to emerge from contexts and problems posed as part of learning.
  6. Allows for extensive field-based authentic research and practice.
  7. Develops an understanding of professional practice from both an independent and industry based perspective.
  8. Provides an understanding of professional standards and ethics of practice within the course of study


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