The minimum eligibility of candidates intending to pursue a doctoral programme is a pass with a minimum of 55% in a postgraduate programme and MPhil. The students who have cleared UGC-CSIR NET/JRF examination or SLET/GATE examinations and also the students who have worked as JRF for one year in the externally funded major research projects may be exempted from MPhil requirement. In case of internally funded major research projects (MRP), the students may be exempted from MPhil requirement after
Admission procedure includes Entrance test and personal interview. Entrance test is a two hour written test in Research Methodology and subject specific with 50 Multiple Choice Questions each carry one mark and assessment of past performance in Degree and M.Phil and the research proposal during the Personal Interview. The selected candidates must process admission at Office of Admissions, Central Block, Christ University Main Campus, of declaration of Selection results as per the stipulated
PhD program trains the students to discover new knowledge of high scholarly level. The program prepares students for careers of teachers and scholars at the universities, research institutes and think tanks in both public and private sectors, and also in the media. The Department of International Studies is committed to a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of International Studies based on theoretical diversity, intellectual depth, analytical rigor and scholarly excellence. The curriculum is focused to equip the students to train in international relations that is both multi disciplinary and policy relevant covering various important regions of the globe.