PhD will be a full-time residential programme. The student will be expected to complete the programme in four years, including a maximum of two years of course work. There may be some waivers for eligible candidate subject to the discretion of the Competent Authority. Under special circumstances, extension may be granted to the student. In any case, the entire program should be finished within six years.
The PhD Programme is composed of two phases:
1. Course Work
The course-work consists of the following components:
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme - level courses
- General Core Courses
- Domain-Specific Courses
- Course of Independent Study (CIS)
The academic requirements for the successful completion of this component are the same as the MBA Programme. Comprehensive Examination will be conducted at the end of the second year to test whether the student has obtained a satisfactory level of comprehension and application of the concepts learned in his/her field of specialization. The Comprehensive Examination will comprise of both written and viva examination.
2. Thesis Work
The thesis is the document that forms a major component for fulfilling the criteria for the award of PhD. The thesis work broadly consists of the following stages:
- Thesis Work Registration Process
- Constitution and Approval of the Thesis Committee
- Defense of Thesis Proposal
- Thesis Submission and Examination
- Pre-thesis Submission Defense