Programme Details

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in English Studies

  • Bangalore Yeshwanthpur Campus
  • Open From : 08-Dec-2023
  • Open Until : 09-Jun-2024



The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in English offers an all-encompassing exploration of the English language and its rich literary heritage, with the overarching goal of preparing graduates for impactful careers in academia and research, notably as distinguished English professors in colleges and universities. Central to our program is a profound journey into the world of language, literature and Culture, where students engage in rigorous academic inquiry, honing their skills to conduct incisive analyses that reveal the hidden intricacies of literary works within their historical, cultural, and socio-political contexts. A hallmark of our Ph.D. program is the opportunity for specialization, enabling students to immerse themselves in areas such as, English Language Teaching & Linguistics; Diaspora, City Studies, Art and Aesthetics, Interact; Postcolonial Literature, India Studies, Post Modernism, Identity and Marginalized Communities; Film Studies; Cultural Studies, Gender Studies. By addressing these areas, we actively contribute to and impact the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

Graduates emerge as educators and researchers poised to inspire and guide future learners while making significant contributions to the academic community through ground-breaking research in Arts, Humanities, Society and Culture. In essence, our program unlocks the vast reservoir of knowledge and culture embodied in the English language and literature, fostering a lifelong commitment to wisdom and the enrichment of intellectual discourse in India and the global arena. Aspiring scholars are invited to join us on this captivating and intellectually stimulating journey that equips them to become esteemed figures in the realm of English Studies.

Why choose this course?

  • In-depth literary exploration

  • Specialization options

  • Research excellence

  • Educational impact

  • Cultural enrichment

  • Diverse career opportunities

What you will learn?

  • Advanced research methodologies and critical analysis skills.
  • Profound knowledge of English language and literature across various genres and historical periods.
  • The ability to conduct independent, original research.
  • Effective teaching and communication skills.
  • Specialized expertise in the chosen field of study.
  • A deep understanding of the cultural and societal contexts of literary works.


  • Foundation of Research
  • Methods in Research
  • Writing for Research
  • Writing for Publication

Career prospects

  • Educators
  • Researchers
  • Authors
  • Editors or Content Managers
  • Linguists
  • Curators or Archivists
  • Consultants
  • E-Learning Professionals
  • Literary Critics or Reviewers
  • Translators or Interpreters
For any queries at any given time during the application and admission process, you may contact us through the following Email ID’s:
Bangalore Central Campus
The Office of Admissions,
CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road,
Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka, INDIA
Ph. No: +91 92430 80800
Ph. No:  +91 80 4012 9400
Email IDs
Indian candidates:
Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road,
Bengaluru - 560 076, Karnataka, INDIA
Ph. No:  080 4655 1306
Bangalore Kengeri Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Kanmanike, Kumbalgodu, Mysore Road,
Bengaluru - 560 074, Karnataka, INDIA

Ph. No:  +91 80 4012 9800, 9802, 9820
Bangalore Yeshwanthpur Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Nagasandra, Near Tumkur Road,
Bengaluru 560 073, Karnataka, INDIA

Ph. No:  +91 97422 44407
Delhi NCR Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Mariam Nagar, Meerut Road,
Delhi NCR Ghaziabad - 201003
Ph. No: 1800-123-3212
Pune Lavasa Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Christ University Road, 30 Valor Court,
PO Dasve Lavasa, Mulshi, Pune - 412112, Maharashtra
Ph. No : 1800-123-2009,
Between: Monday to Friday: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Office remains closed on Sundays, Government Holidays and Any special events)
For Eligibility Criteria Click the link below:
Students who have completed their post-graduation from an international university must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
1. Admission Registration fee of INR 5000/- (Non-Refundable)
2. Programme fee as per the below table
#Indian Nationals
Indian Nationals
Other Foreign Nationals Other Foreign Nationals
Full Time PhD
Part Time PhD
Full-Time PhD
Part Time PhD
Full-Time PhD Part Time PhD
60,000 INR
80,000 INR
860 USD
1100 USD
960 USD 1200 USD
Time of Payment: All the candidates have to pay the I Year fee immediately after confirmation of the admission. For subsequent years, fees must be paid annually on or before 15th March.
# The fee for Full Time PhD Scholars, as indicated in the table, is the actual fee payable and excludes the scholarship amount.
It is to be noted that though the fee is fixed for two years, there may be a periodic nominal increase to meet the rise in costs.
1. NRI fee is applicable for the first year for candidates who have studied foreign syllabus (has to be approved by UGC / AIU) in the qualifying examination of study in India. In subsequent years Other Indian States fee will be applicable.
(The above condition is not applicable to NRI and candidates applied under NRI Category).
2. NRI fee is applicable for the full duration of the Programme for candidates who;
   2.1. Have pursued and completed their last qualifying exam from outside India.
   2.2. Are NRI and candidates who have applied under the NRI category.
3. To claim the Indian category fee, the candidates should have studied last 7 years in India. (Not applicable for OCI, PIO and Foreign Nationals).
4. Admission registration fee of INR 5000/- (US $80 for foreign nationals/PIO/OCI) is non-refundable in the event of cancellation of admission. This fee will be apart from cancellation charges if any applicable.
5. All Candidates If “Selected” after appearing for the final selection process, the fee may be paid through the following option:
    Payment can make through Net banking / NEFT / RTGS
    Payment / Transfer of fees does not guarantee admission.
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Online Application Form


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