Pune, May 18, 2022: FLAME University has opened its July 2022 intake for PhD programs being offered in the areas of Data Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Management, Psychology, and Sociology.
Announcing the PhD program intake, Dr. Dishan Kamdar, Vice-Chancellor, FLAME University, said, “As a research-oriented institution, FLAME University has been successful in fostering a vibrant and multicultural research culture and an ecosystem due to the contribution of its faculty members, who are PhDs from top-notch institutions in India and across the world. Our doctoral program will enable us to leverage the wisdom and experience of our faculty in grooming high-caliber faculty for the future and also contribute to enhancing the research output, especially in the field of liberal education, and make an impact on scholarship and practice in the country.
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Professor Aparna Shankar, Assistant Dean – Doctoral Programs, added, “The doctoral program at FLAME will provide a strong grounding in theoretical and methodological principles. Students will be guided by a committee of experts in their area of research. Through existing and new collaborations, students will be able to build and grow their academic networks and become familiar with current thinking and debates in their area of work. We will build on FLAME‘s strengths in the area of liberal education to train scholars who are well placed to understand and address contemporary problems.”
The admission process will consist of a qualifying entrance test focussing on research aptitude and subject-specific knowledge. Applicants who clear the entrance test will be invited to an interview that will gauge the aptitude, subject expertise, and motivation of the applicant to pursue research. Entrance test requirements will be waived for applicants who have cleared national-level tests like CSIR/UGC – NET/JRF. Doctoral candidates who are admitted under the FLAME University fellowship scheme will be provided with a monthly stipend with biennial increments as per University policy for 4 years from the date of admission. Candidates for the fellowship will also be given financial support to attend conferences and a contingency grant during the Program.
About FLAME University
FLAME University is the pioneer of liberal education in India, delivering the country’s premier interdisciplinary education experience. It is driven to being one of India’s most respected and reputed centres of learning – the premier destination of choice for higher education in the nation for learners and teachers, to push the design and nature of studies and to create a societal up-gradation phenomenon, particularly in the fields of liberal education and leadership. FLAME has been set up with an idealistic vision and a social commitment to contribute to society nobly. With 130+ esteemed faculty members, the university offers an unparalleled educational experience. The student-teacher ratio is 11:1, unmatched at the higher education level in India. Spread on 100 acres of green expanse with aesthetically designed infrastructure, the campus currently consists of five schools: FLAME School of Liberal Education, FLAME School of Business, FLAME School of Communication, FLAME School of Computing and Data Sciences and FLAME School of Design, Art & Performance. FLAME University has been established as a state private university vide the FLAME University Act 2014 (Maharashtra Act No. II of 2015) of the Government of Maharashtra. It is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f), and degrees awarded by the University are recognized under Section 22 of the UGC Act, 1956.