Introduction

Admissions to Ph.D. programs at Maharishi University of Information Technology, Lucknow are conducted twice a year, for January and July sessions. A Ph.D. program is offered in two modes- Full time and Part time and not in a distance learning mode. Hence, coursework, participation in national and International conferences/ workshops/ Seminars, UGC/MHRD recognized one week FDPs, submission of 6 monthly progress reports through presentations etc. on regular basis is mandatory during the program in RDC. Ph.D. scholar shall mean a Research Scholar devoting his/her time for completing the requirements of the program and while discharging his official / employment obligations The main Guide for the scholar during the Ph.D. program will be from Maharishi University, appointed as per the research topic and Guide availability after the first RDC. Consequently, it allows scholars to appoint a Co-Guide from outside Maharishi University as per university rules. Maximum duration for Ph.D. Program is 5 years.

Maharishi University encourages Transcendental Meditation (TM) which is a simple, natural, effortless technique for avoiding distracting thoughts and promoting a state of relaxed awareness and allows the mind to settle down and experience a silent yet awake state of awareness, a state of “restful alertness.” The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi derived TM from the ancient Vedic tradition of India. While meditating, the person practicing TM sits in a comfortable position with eyes closed and silently repeats a mantra. A mantra is a word or sound from the Vedic tradition that is used to focus your concentration.

For MUIT Research Scholar practicing TM is compulsory and practice of this stress reduction program does not involve any change in beliefs, values, religion, or lifestyle.