Eligibility & Other Information

Ph.D. PROGRAMME (Full Time)

(A) Candidates seeking admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) must have obtained (candidates who are in their final semester/year of the qualifying degree can also apply):

A post-graduate degree or equivalent (with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10 point scale or 55% marks in aggregate)


A Professional qualification (with a minimum CGPA of 6.00 on a 10 point scale or 55% marks in aggregate) or qualified CA / ICWA / CS/CFA


A four-year professional degree (BE/B. Tech degree or equivalent) with excellent academic record (minimum CGPA of 9.00 on 10 point scale or 80% marks in aggregate). Relaxation in CGPA to 7.00 on a 10-point scale, or in marks to 65%, for the minimum eligibility conditions may be permitted for these candidates who have a minimum of 3 years of professional and/or research experience in the area in which the admission is sought. These candidates have to take additional master level courses of 21 credits which they select from the courses offered in Year 1 of MBA Program.

Other Information

(A) Number of Seats and Specialization

Details for fall semester of session 2017-18 are shown in the table:

Note: The policy of UGC guidelines regarding reservation of seats for SC/ ST and PH candidates shall be followed.
No. of SeatsSpecialization
05 Finance, Marketing, Information Systems, OB & HR, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Operations, Behavioral Decision Sciences, Quantitative Culture Studies, Academic & Corporate Leadership

(B) Requirements: Course Work & Research Proposal

Every admitted candidate shall have to do course work which can span two or three semesters. Minimum credits for the course work shall be 24 (1 credit hour = 15 Hours).

Every candidate will be required to submit a research proposal within 18 months from the date of admission, duly recommended by the supervisor(s), after successful completion of 12 credits with a minimum CGPA of 7.0. If the candidate fails to submit the proposal during this period, her/his admission may be cancelled. In case the proposal is rejected by the University Research Board (URB), she may resubmit it within next six months starting the date of meeting of URB, failing which her/his admission will be cancelled.

(C) Duration

The student shall submit his/her thesis to the Registrar within five years, but not earlier than 2.5 years from the date of his/her admission. However, the two extensions of one year each may be granted by the competent authority.


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