The commitment to the PhD(WP) program is four years which includes a rigorous course work. The scholars are expected to complete the program in four years and ensure that they complete the requirements of the program within this stipulated time.
However, the candidates who are unable to complete the program within the stipulated time may be allowed to continue in the program depending upon their progress. After completion of 4 years into the program an extension of two years may be granted subject to approval from the Doctoral Committee.
Each scholar will also be required to attend immersion program which will be held at IIM Shillong campus. The immersion program is a week-long program conducted twice every year around the start of each module (tentatively in the months of May and December). Thus, a research scholar will have to attend at-least 2 to 3 weeks of contact sessions in a year at IIM Shillong throughout their doctoral journey. Schedule would be intimated to the students tentatively one month before the start of each module.