It is specified that the duration of the program for research scholars with an M.Phil. background at Lovely Professional University (LPU) will adhere to the UGC regulations. According to these regulations, the minimum duration for the program is three years, and the maximum duration is six years. This means that research scholars with an M.Phil. background at LPU will follow the stipulated timelines for the completion of their research program as set by the University Grants Commission (UGC).