PhD. in Education

“Our blended learning environment presents a judicious mix of our authentic interactive asynchronous learning environment with the just-in-time synchronous learning interventions that results in a rich and unique learning experience!"


Dr Chinmoy Sahu

Vice Chancellor


(MOHE Course Code: N-DL/142/8/0044)(MQA/PA15060)



The PhD in Education is a three years’ research-based program. The program is meant for individuals who wish to prepare themselves for a career as an educator or accelerate their current career prospects to the next level. With the ever-growing pace of technology and ever-changing learning needs, continuous innovation has become a necessity for sustenance of the global economy. The program is designed to foster talent for the education sector as demanded by today’s knowledge-based economy. 


Offering a learning experience that goes beyond the physical boundaries of a classroom, Manipal GlobalNxt University’s PhD degree offered online, focuses on broadening practical knowledge in the critical discipline of Education. Aimed at developing the professional skills of the learners, it familiarises them with the complexities triggered by the ever-changing and ever-evolving challenges in knowledge management.


Our PhD program in Education, allows working adults the opportunity to focus on problems that matter to them and their employing Institutions the most. Instead of navigating through multiple modules covering theoretical concepts, this program requires learners to complete only three research modules in total to obtain a doctoral qualification. The program is flexible enough to allow learners to select their area of research across diverse areas such as outcome based education (OBE), curriculum development, pedagogy and assessment design, adult learning, learning styles, adaptive learning, technology in learning, active learning, early childhood education, remote learning, open and distance learning (ODL), learner life cycle management, life-long learning, experiential learning, accreditation, internationalisation of education and student mobility, credit based learning and massive open online courses (MOOC). 


With the entire learning material and library resources available online 24*7, it gives the learner the flexibility to refer to the learning resources any time during the day. The professors are also readily available to guide the students as needed.


As most learners opting for the course are experienced professionals, the typical age of the applicants for our doctoral programs is between 35 and 60 years. The students generally take around 36 months to complete the program.


well rounded curriculum


Well-Rounded Curriculum

Complete just 3 research modules to obtain a doctoral degree in education by focusing on the specific area(s) of Education that matter(s) the most to acelerate your professional career. Rise above the generalist curriculum offfered by other PhD programs and go for the specialist edge that this unique program offers.



Aimed at Working Professionals

The course content is specially curated to transcend the learning beyond the basics and provide the learners with an in-depth knowledge in the areas of immediate relevance. The focus of the program is on empowering learners in solving practical problems through well-structured research.

ease of learning


Ease Of Learning

The course content and a rich eLibrary are accessible online 24/7, irrespective of the course schedule, thereby allowing learners to follow their own preferred schedule. Embrace social learning at its best and transform your learning experience to a new level of professional effectiveness. On-demand social learning is here for you!

Practical Training


Practical Training

The course focuses on applying knowledge to solve practical problems that plague the education sector. The learning methodology is driven by discussions, debates and thought-sharing among learners instead of mere  theoretical knowledge.


  • Any Master’s degree, as accepted by the Academic Senate OR;
  • Other qualifications equivalent to a Master's Degree as approved by the Academic Senate.


3 Years


5 Years


A student can extend candidature by an additional 12 months each time by paying a candidature extension fee.


Students are required to complete 2 research subjects and write a research dissertation in their preferred area related to the discipline of Education.



Research Subjects


Research Process and Academic Writing


Research Design and Methodology

Research Thesis


  • How long will it take to complete my PhD degree?

Students who follow the standard study plan will complete the course in 3 years.


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