Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

The minimum requirement for registration are;

(i)      A M.Phil Degree in the relevant field or
(ii)     A transfer from a M.Phil programme conducted by the Faculty or
(iii)    any other qualifications equivalent to the M.Phil Degree and acceptable to the University of Colombo.

The minimum requirement for registration are;

(i)      A M.Phil Degree in the relevant field or
(ii)     A transfer from a M.Phil programme conducted by the Faculty or
(iii)    any other qualifications equivalent to the M.Phil Degree and acceptable to the University of Colombo.

A minimum duration for

(i)    full time candidates registered directly –  three years
(ii)   full time candidates who are transferred from a M.Phil program – three years from the date of registration for the M.Phil program
(iii)  Part time candidates – five years

The maximum duration would be seven years for full time students and nine years for part time students from the date of registration.

On a written application of a student, he/she may be allowed to change over from being a full time student to a part time student and vice-versa.  The minimum period required for completing the remaining course shall be decided by the Faculty Board.

The program shall consist of

(i)    Research in a specified field under the guidance of a supervisor/s and
(ii)   Advanced studies under the guidance of the supervisor/s in one or more subject as specified by the supervisor/s

The Ph.D.  degree may be awarded to a candidate who has

(i)    fulfilled the admission requirement and
(ii)   been accepted by the Faculty as a candidate for the Ph.D. degree and
(iii)  been duly registered and paid fees for the duration of his / her  program and
(iv)  successfully completed all other specified degree requirements