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Research, Development & Innovation

Research Development Innovation Centre

Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya offers research programmes through the Research, Development and Innovation Cell (RDIC) of the University in regular "fulltime" mode. The programme focuses on different specialized subjects, as specified and amended by the Research Degree Committee (RDC) of the Research, Development and Innovation Cell (RDIC).

In order to enhance the stakeholder engagement in the doctoral research process, the university has partnered with international agencies like United Nations Global Compact Network India (GCNI) and Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Partnership (IUSDRP). Through these partnerships, the researchers can explore national and international engagement opportunities, available from time to time. Research at MGU focuses on the development of analytical skills in making critical judgments, as required for effective analysis of theories and practices in different knowledge areas with emphasis on sustainable development issues. Moreover, the programme also aims at contributing the knowledge development and execution on different subject areas related to the North-eastern region of India under the centre of Northeast Studies. The MGU community is engaged in creating new knowledge by following a value system. Thus, MGU, through its "Centre for Value Studies" seeks to explore how values and ethics can be institutionalized within rapid developmental transformations.

Eligibility for Admission for M. PHIL & PH. D Programme

1. A candidate must have obtained Master's degree or equivalent in related subject area with at least 55% marks (or its equivalent grade 'B' in the UGC 7-point scale); and second division of the degree level examination from any University/Institute in India or abroad, which is established by law and empowered to grant degrees.

2. A relaxation of 5% of marks, or an equivalent relaxation of grade, may be allowed for the SC/ST/OBC (non-creamy layer)/differently-able and other categories of candidates. However, such candidates must have secured at least second class in degree level examination.

Duration of the Programme

1. M.Phil. programme shall be for a minimum duration of two (2) consecutive semesters/one year and a maximum of four (4) consecutive semesters/two years.

2. Ph.D. programme shall be for a minimum duration of three years, including course work and a maximum of six years.

3. Extension beyond the above limits will be governed by the relevant clauses as stipulated in the Statute/Ordinance of the individual institution concerned.

Subject Areas In M.Phil & Ph.D

North-East Studies








Political Science


Social Work

Rural Development

Allied Health Sciences (Biotechnology, MLT)

Computer Science & Information Technology

Indian Classical Dance (Kathak & Sattriya)

MIL (Boro, Garo, Khasi,Hindi and Assamese)

Environmental Science

Value Studies (Philosophy)

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Admission 2024-25
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