The Academic Commission will arrange the assignment of a Mentor and a Supervisor, responsible for advising and supervising doctoral.
The researcher-in-training must go through each of these stages and substages to be able to carry out the Defense of his doctoral thesis.
The candidate must present the following documentation to the CEINDO Secretariat electronically, sending all the documentation to the following email addresses depending on the university in which they are registered:
CEINDO Secretariat forward it to the Academic Committee:
The doctoral student must guarantee that the proposed evaluating panel meets the requirements established in PC01.PNT05 DEPOSIT AND DEFENSE OF THESIS or basic guide Doctoral theses.
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The Academic Commission, will communicate the proposal to the court and the approval of the deposit from the CEINDO Director – this sets the beginning of the 15-day deposit and public exposition working period. If applicable, the concerned candidate, the thesis advisor/s, and the Court members are informed within 15 working days
Upon receipt of communication, the PhD student must send each court member:
Upon receiving a copy of the thesis, the members of the Court must issue a reasoned report within 15 calendar days, indicating if the thesis meets the necessary requirements to be presented during the defence.
The dissertation defense procedure will take place over a public hearing and will consist of the doctoral student’s presentation of preparatory work undertaken, methodology, and dissertation content and conclusions, highlighting any original contributions to the subject of study. The doctors present at the public hearing may ask questions at the time and in the manner specified by the panel´s chairperson.
Once the dissertation defense concludes, following a process of deliberation and closed-door voting process, the panel will award an overall rating of FAIL, PASS, VERY GOOD or EXCELLENT. The panel may award a distinction if the overall rating is excellent and a unanimous positive vote is cast to that effect in a secret ballot.
The Secretary of the Panel shall collect the secret vote of each panel member in a sealed envelope signed on the front, and shall submit it to the Academic Secretary of the CEINDO, who shall then communicate it to interested parties.
The Panel Secretary shall also collect the secret vote of each member, in a sealed and signed envelope, determining whether the doctoral student is eligible for the Extraordinary Doctoral Award. This envelope shall also be submitted to the Academic Secretary of CEINDO, who will proceed to communicate it to the interested parties.