The Graduate School is mandated to coordinate and manage graduate and postgraduate programmes. It runs the Doctoral programmes at the University. In liaison with the Higher Degrees Committee, the GS tracks the progress of all MPhil and PhD candidates through graduate seminars, research methodology workshops and progress panels. The SPGS also organizes the oral defense of Masters and Doctoral thesis before graduation.
Many students opt for an advanced degree with hope of earning a higher salary from the very beginning of their career. However, the decision to attend graduate school should not be based solely on the expectation of monetary benefits.
Many of the advantages of graduate school are qualitative, involving the kind of challenging projects one can pursue with an advanced degree that might not be open to you without one and the satisfaction that results. Graduate school provides training in research. Attending Graduate school facilitates the student’s ability to advance the state of theoretical analysis as projected through cutting-edge research. A graduate degree gives the holder more credibility among peers.
The program operates on a triad arrangement; offering Regular Programs (August intake); Distance Learning Program (August & January Intakes) and In – service Program (April, August & December In-takes). The Distance Learning students are offered courses covering 30 contact hours (Face to Face), in each unit which are always accomplished in one week. The remaining hours are covered in the unique and comprehensive module and e – Learning arrangements.