JOINT DEGREE PROGRAM
A Joint degree program, sometimes called a dual degree, or a conjoint degree, or simultaneous degree program, involves a student working for two different university degrees on the same subject in parallel, either at the same institution or at different institutions in different countries, completing them in less time than it would take to earn them separately. The two degrees must be in the same subject area especially when the course is split between countries. The Joint Degree Program is common for Post Graduate, Pre – Research (M.Phil.,), and Post Research (Ph.D.,). Simple Definition for a Joint Degree Program: If a Student Pursue a degree in a regular stream, in a reputed college affiliated to a recognized university in any country, then based on the marks/credentials he/she has obtained from his/ her home university, he/she can apply for the Joint Degree Certificate with our university. It means that Universita Popolare Degli Studi Di Milano will accredit his/her degree with the marks/ credits obtained by him/her with the other university where he/ she has completed her course of study.
M.Phil., Ph.D., and POST DOCTORATE PROGRAM
Research and Post Doctorate courses are open, with no age or citizenship limits, to all those who already hold a 5 to 6 years degree or similar academic title awarded by a recognized university in any country and which has been recognized as equivalent to an Italian Degree.The process of completing a doctorate/ post doctorate normally takes two to three years depending upon the academic/industrial experience a candidate holds. It consists of conducting independent research, writing a scientific dissertation
including results of the research and defending it in a public sitting in front of the Academic Committee. The research doctorate is an academic title awarded at the end of a series of courses and research, admission to which is based on interview by the committee.
HONORARY DOCTORATE PROGRAMME
It is commonly called as Degree of Honorius Causa. The practice dates back to the middle ages, when for various reasons a university might be persuaded, or otherwise see fit, to grant exemption from some or all of the usual statutory requirements for award of a degree. The first recorded honorary degree was awarded to Lionel Woodvillein in the late 1470’s by the University of Oxford. He later became Bishop of Salisbury. In the latter part of the sixteenth century, the granting of Honorary Degrees became quite common, especially on the occasion of royal visits to Oxford Cambridge.An Honorary Degree or a Degree Honorius Causa (Latin: ‘for the sake of the honor’) is an Academic Degree for which a University (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements (such as matriculation, residence, study and the passing of examinations). The degree itself is typically a doctorate and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the institution in question. Usually the degree is conferred as a way of honoring a distinguished visitor’s contributions to a specificfield, or to society in general. Honorary degrees are usually awarded at regular graduation ceremonies, at which the recipients are often invited to make a speech of acceptance before the assembled faculty and graduates, an event which often forms the highlight of the ceremony. Generally universities and Associate Members of the university nominate several persons each year for honorary degrees, these nominees usually go through a committee before receiving approval. Under the directions of the Board of Professors
and the Academic Senate of High Cultural Education, we have chosen to confer cultural and academically motivational gratification under the form of the Honorary Doctorate. It also involves a fee payment to the University for its Corpus Funds. This title is presented to men and women who have demonstrated constant excellence, both in the personal and professional fields. The Honorary Doctorate will be conferred to the awardees by Universita Popolare Degli Studi Di Milano as a Chartering Body for University of United Popular Nations.