The LNM Institute of Information Technology

Doctoral Admissions - Department of HSS

Important Dates

Portal opening date01-03-2024
Portal Closing date30-04-2024
Date of Dispatch of Call letter07-05-2024
Date of written and Viva Examination20/21-05-2024
Date of Declaration of Result24-05-2024
Last date of payment of the fee & charges31-5-2024
Reporting & Joining date / verification of the documents31-05-2024 (tentative)

Eligibility Criteria

Master’s degree in Economics, English, Psychology or any other relevant subject with 55% marks or equivalent CPI/CGPA (Grade).

The students awaiting their qualifying examination results are also eligible to apply. They need to submit the qualifying mark sheets and/or certificates at the time of admission.

Candidates applying for the doctoral program in part-time mode shall possess a minimum of 3 years of work experience post completion of Master’s degree.

The competence of these candidates will be assessed along with the regular candidates

Please note that the qualifying degree of applicant should be from an accredited university /deemed-to-be-university or an institution of higher learning of comparable standing. The eligibility criteria given above are the absolute minimum. Institute may prescribe any requirements over and above these. In case the candidates are awarded grades/CPI/CGPA instead of marks, applicant would have to produce the grade-percentage conversion criterion or formula provided by the university/institution from where the applicant has obtained the degree. In case, where, a university/institute does not provide any scheme for converting CPI/CGPA into equivalent marks, UGC and AICTE guidelines would be applicable.


Additional Information regarding the Part-time Ph.D. admission

  • The competence of these candidates will be assessed along with the regular candidates.
  • After joining, the rules and regulations as specified by the Institution for regular


candidates with regard to academic performance will remain applicable for candidates under part time category also.

  • The candidate should submit, a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the organization, in which s/he is employed, at the time of admissions giving an undertaking that s/he would be released from the normal duties to fulfil the course-work requirement (and qualifier examination, if applicable).
  • The (NOC) should be on a proper letter head from the appropriate authority in the organization clearly stating the following:
    • the candidate is permitted to pursue studies on a part-time basis
    • he/she will be fully relieved from duty and permitted to reside at the Institute for the period of required residency that is essential for completing the course work (this is not a requirement for candidates who are working in Jaipur or organizations located within a commutable from the Institute).
    • that his/her official duties permit him/her to attend required classes as per the timetable of LNMIIT, Jaipur;
    • that his/her official duties permit him/her to devote sufficient time for research.
    • Any Intellectual Property developed by him/her during the course of his / her doctorate degree / Ph.D. programme will be owned by LNMIIT, Jaipur, unless the sponsoring organization enters into a separate MoU/Agreement with LNMIIT, Jaipur specifying the terms of IP ownership, before the enrolment of the candidate.
  • The candidate has to complete the coursework immediately after joining the programme within a period of two semesters.
  • Depending on the student’s background and the programme requirements, an additional semester may be needed to complete the coursework. After fulfilling the coursework and the qualifier examination at the Institute, these candidates will be allowed to register for Ph.D.

Admission Procedure

Admission to the Ph.D. Programme is offered to eligible candidates on the basis of an entrance examination and an interview. Consequently, all applicants who qualify in the written examination have to appear for the personal interview on the same day or very next day. Candidates who have qualified for national level fellowships like CSIR/UGC-NET-JRF, DST-INSPIRE, NBHM Ph.D. scholarship or equivalent valid fellowship in the relevant subject/discipline may be exempted from the written examination but not from the interview. No request for remote interviews would be entertained.


Note: DST-Inspire candidates will have two choices:

Choice 1 (Default choice): To be exempted from the written test: In this case, if finally admitted, they will not be getting any Institute fellowship and their fellowship will be subject to acceptance and approval by DST, whenever it happens. Their admission will be with fellowship status as DST-Inspire Fellowship, from the beginning.

Choice 2: NOT to be exempted from the written test: In this case, if finally admitted, they will be under Institute fellowship category until they get DST-Inspire fellowship. If they get DST-Inspire fellowship, then their fellowship status will be changed from Institute Fellowship to DST-Inspire Fellowship.

Syllabus for Ph.D. Entrance Exam

The entrance examination shall contain both objective and subjective type of questions. The syllabus for the written entrance examination shall consist of 50% of research aptitude/methodology and 50% shall be subject-specific. Research aptitude/methodology part shall be of generic nature, intended to assess the research aptitude of the candidate. This part primarily shall contain questions to test research aptitude, reasoning ability, graphical analysis, analytical and numerical ability, data interpretation, quantitative aptitude of the candidate. The subject specific syllabus is as follows:

  1. Chaucer to Shakespeare
  2. Jacobean to Restoration Period
  3. Augustan Age: 18th Century Literature
  4. Romantic Period
  5. Victorian Period
  6. Modern Period
  7. 20th Century and Contemporary British Literature
  8. European Literature from 18th to 20th Century
  9. New Literatures in English
  10. American and other non-British Literatures
  11. Indian Writing in English
  12. Literary Theory and Criticism (up to T.S. Eliot)
  13. Contemporary Literary Theory
  14. Cultural Studies
  15. Prosody and Rhetoric
  16. Literary Comprehension
  1. Language Acquisition (L1/L2)
  2. Discourse Analysis
  3. Generative Syntax, Semantics and Morphology
  4. Contemporary English Grammar
  5. English Language Teaching (Pedagogic Methods, Approaches and Techniques), Critical Theories, Trends and Movements
  6. Communicative Approach to Language Teaching (CLT)
  7. Language Testing and Assessment
  8. Error Analysis, Contrastive Analysis
  9. English for Academic/ Specific purposes (EAP/ESP)
  10. Curriculum Designing
  11. Sociolinguistics
  12. Pragmatics


  • Students may avail financial assistantship from external funding agencies (such as UGC/CSIR/NBHM/DST/DAE etc.) as well as from industries.
  • Financial assistance is available from the Institute to the meritorious students in the form of teaching and research assistantship as per Institute norms, for those candidates who may not have any external fellowship.
  • Partial financial support is available to the meritorious students to attend the workshops, short term courses and for paper presentation in refereed quality conferences as per Institute norms.
  • The institute fellowship for full time Ph.D. candidates is as follows:
    • INR 31,000 per month for initial two years
    • INR 35,000 per month for the next three years
  • Part time candidates are not eligible for the institute fellowship.


(a) Students are encouraged to avail financial assistantship from external funding agencies also (such as UGC/CSIR/NBHM/DST/DAE etc.) as well as from industries. They may have to be involved in Department as per rules.

(b) All Ph.D. students must work as TAs/RAs if they are being funded by the Institute.

Major Research Areas

  • English Literature: Early Twentieth Century Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies, Film and Adaptation Studies, Modernist Studies, Contemporary Literature of the Indian Subcontinent, Gender Studies and Women’s Studies, South Asian Studies, Diaspora Literature, Indian Fiction in English.
  • English Language and Linguistics: English Language Teaching, Professional Communication, Cross-cultural skills, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, English for Academic/ Specific purposes (EAP/ESP)Translanguaging