Madhya Pradesh PhD Colloquium, 2022
Data trends over the last five years indicate a 42.29% enhancement in the PhD enrolment, 39.66 % decrement in the interest in M.Phil. courses. In the last five years, overall female students’ enrolment in courses is higher as compared with male students, i.e., 54.00% female and 34.01% male students enhanced in the last five years in Ph.D. Madhya Pradesh is now emerging as a potential producer of research-oriented students in various sectors.
During the Indian Economic Association Conference hosted by AIGGPA from 25th December 2021 to 27th December 2021, it was discussed to provide a platform for connecting the young Doctoral Scholars of the state with the developmental vision of Madhya Pradesh government. The academic rigor taking place in various academic institutes of the state need to be captured and utilized for policy development in the state. With this idea, Honorable Vice Chairman of AIGGPA advised the faculty of AIGGPA to develop framework for organizing the event.
i. To provide mentorship platform for young scholars in Madhya Pradesh to guide them in developing proposals with best data resources, methodology and policy-oriented research projects.
ii. To guide the young researchers’ in aligning their research ideas (preferably PhD thesis) with the developmental vision of the Madhya Pradesh government.
iii. To act as a platform to connect PhD Guide/Supervisors and young researchers sharing similar research interest to boost collaboration and rigor in research.