International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Doctoral Programme

Programme Details


IIHEd is an independent research institute within JGU that is focused on pursuing research and capacity building initiatives on different aspects of higher education in India and beyond. The vision of IIHEd is to contribute towards institution building for nation building.

The establishment of the International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building (IIHEd) rests on the growth and development of O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) as a leading research-oriented global university in India that is contributing to promoting excellence in higher education in all its dimensions.

IIHEd will conduct research and offer advice on all aspects of higher education with a strong focus on curriculum development; pedagogical innovations; faculty engagement; faculty recruitment, retention and development; research and knowledge creation systems; promotion of scholarship and building research capacities; developing international collaborations; benchmarking and assessments of institutions; and for providing institutional support on law, policy and regulations relating to higher education.

Broad Areas of Research

  • Social and philosophical foundations of higher education.
  • Comparative and international higher education.
  • Higher education administration and management.
  • Educational Leadership and Management.
  • Curriculum development in higher education.
  • Faculty & staff development in higher education.
  • Human resource development in higher education.
  • Student wellbeing and counselling.
  • Life-long skill development & career advancement.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Master’s Degree in a discipline relevant to the proposed research with at least 55% marks or equivalent grade.
  • Applicants with more than 3 years of industry / teaching / practicing/ managerial / professional experience will be given preference.

Categories of Admission

Applicants shall be admitted to the Ph.D. Programme under one of the following categories:

  • Full-time Ph.D. Student (with or without fellowship)
    “means a person enrolled in the Ph.D. Programme devoting full-time to completing the requirements of the degree.”
  • Part-Time Ph.D. Student (without fellowship)
    “means a person who is registered in the Ph.D. Programme devoting part of his/ her time for completing the requirements of the degree while discharging other employment obligations.”

Application & Selection Procedure

Duration of the Course

The minimum and maximum period of study and research shall be three years and six years respectively from the date of registration of the student.

Credit Requirement & Coursework Details

International Institute for Higher Education Research and Capacity Building (IIHED)

Sem 1_ODS courses



Core course from School_Sem 2 (Any 2)


Quantitative Research Methods



Social and philosophical foundations of Education


Qualitative research Methods



Psychology of education


Academic Writing



History of Indian education


Research and Publication Ethics



Comparative & International education










Elective 1 from area of specialization





Elective 2 from area of specialization







Overall  Total Credit


Fee Structure & Fellowship Details


Important Dates




Last Date to apply

10th October

5th June

Research Aptitude Test

31st October

15th June

Interview Dates

1st November – 15th November

16th – 25th June

Final List of Shortlisted candidates

1st December

1st July

Admission Helpline

Contact Person

Email ID

Mobile No

Raju Karjigi