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Those intending to pursue Doctoral Studies in the area of Communication and Journalism and other related topics in reference to Media may go through information provided here. Should you require any further information regarding Doctoral studies in Coomunication and Media, get in touch with us - Contact us

The credit system for Ph. D. Course


The PhD scholars will have to appear for an examination in research methodology:

It includes Statement of the problems, Research approach, Hypothesis build-up & testing, Review of literature, Theoretical frameworks, Research designs, Tools of data collection, Data analysis, Statistical methods for analysis- SPSS, Chi-square test, etc.  
The scholar will have to choose any two subjects from the following subjects. At the end of the course he/she has to appear for an examination.

  • Media Audiences
  • Pop Culture
  • Communication and Culture
  • Film Studies
  • Media Ethics
  • Journalism Studies
  • Communication Studies
  • Television Studies
  • New Media and IT
  • Media Management
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
50 + 50 = 100
 3 + 3 = 6
Review of literature followed by a colloquium by an external expert. The topic should be other than that of the PhD topic

Research design, approaches in research and data analysis
Present a paper either at a National or an International Conference or publication
300 marks
18 credits
Applicants for Ph.D should have passed PET to qualify to undertake Doctoral Studies with University of Mumbai. Please go through Mumbai University website for upcoming PET programme. We also inform the students of DCJ about PET as soon as the date of PET has been finalised. PET aaplication form can be downloaded here - PET application form

Subject wise List of Research Centres for Ph.D/M.Phil is given here including the number of seats at each center shown in parenthesis. Please click here for the list - List of Research Centres for Ph.D/M.Phil

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