Ph.D. Curriculum
Stage Timeline Remarks
Course WorkWithin first 12 months 
Comprehensive ExaminationWithin next 6 months after course workMaximum of 2 attempts
State-of-the-Art SeminarWithin next 6 months after comprehensive exam 
Annual Progress SeminarWithin every 12 months after SoAS seminar 
Synopsis of ThesisAfter completion of Ph.D. work 
Thesis SubmissionWithin next 3 months after synopsis 
DefenseViva Voce After the thesis is reviewed and found satisfactory