Ph.D Executive Program

Our Ph.D. programme for executives offers a stimulating environment to the students towards creation and advancement of management knowledge and practice through scholarly research. The programme has been designed to ensure that students acquire advanced knowledge of literature and theory in their area of specialization and related interdisciplinary areas. The programme further attempts to equip the doctoral students with relevant tools and techniques of research so that they can identify and study intricate issues in various domains of management. The course curriculum in place helps the students to gain adequate expertise as scholars and academicians.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR PH.D (EXECUTIVE)

  • Candidates seeking admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) must have obtained:

    A post-graduate degree* or equivalent (with a minimum CGPA of 5.50 on a 10 point scale or 50% marks in aggregate)

    OR

    A Professional qualification (with a minimum CGPA of 5.50 on a 10 point scale or 50% marks in aggregate) or qualified CA / ICWA / CS/CFA

    OR

    A four-year professional degree (BE/B. Tech degree or equivalent) with excellent academic record (minimum CGPA of 6.00 on 10 point scale or 60% marks in aggregate). Relaxation in CGPA to 5.50 on a 10-point scale, or in marks to 50%, for the minimum eligibility conditions may be permitted for these candidates who have a minimum of five years of professional and/or research experience in the area in which the admission is sought.

    * In case the post-graduate qualification is a one-year program (for example ,1 year PGDM), candidates should produce a certificate that their qualification is equivalent to Master’s degree as per AICTE/ UGC or any other statutory authority.

    * In case the post-graduate qualification is a one-year program (for example ,1 year PGDM), candidates should produce a certificate that their qualification is equivalent to Master’s degree as per AICTE/ UGC or any other statutory authority.

  • The candidates must have a minimum of five years full-time teaching/research/industry experience.

    Notes:

    The candidates are required to submit the "No Objection Certificate" from their parent organization/department/employer stating that the candidate is permitted to pursue studies on a part-time basis and that the candidate's official duties permit her/him to devote sufficient time for course work and research.

    In case of foreign candidates, Research VISA endorsed to TIET is required.

Number of Seats

Details for fall semester of session 2018-19 are shown in the table:

No. of Seats Specialization
Seven (07) a. OB, HR, Strategy & International Management,
b. Accounting, Finance, & Economics
c. Operations, Information Systems, and Marketing

Note: The policy of UGC guidelines regarding reservation of seats for SC/ ST and PH candidates shall be followed.

Requirements: Course Work & Research Proposal

Every admitted candidate shall have to complete 118 credit hours. The course work shall be of 48 credits (week-end classes) and thesis work of 70 credits (1 credit hour = 15 Hours). The details are as follows:

48 credit hours course work

  • 30 credit hours of core courses
  • 12 credit hours of electives and/or independent study in the area of research
  • 6 credit hours of practice teaching to MBA student (second year) spread over a period of two to four years

70 credit hours of thesis research

Every candidate will be required to submit a research proposal to Institute Research Board (IRB) within 18 months to 36 months) from the date of admission, duly recommended by the supervisor(s), after successful completion of 30 credits with a minimum CGPA of 8.0. The candidate with less than 8.0 CGPA will not be allowed to continue the PhD program. However, an extension of six months may be granted by the competent authority. If the candidate fails to submit the proposal during this period including the extension period, her/his admission may be cancelled. In case the proposal is rejected by the Institute Research Board (IRB), he/she may resubmit it within next six months starting the date of meeting of IRB, failing which her/his admission will be cancelled.

If the candidate successfully completes 48 credits of PhD course work and meets minimum publishing requirements as per PhD academic regulations, then he/she can proceed for the submission process of PhD thesis.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE FOR PH.D (EXECUTIVE)

  Entrance Test: All candidates will have to undergo an entrance test conducted by the School as detailed below.:

Section A: Research and Quantitative Aptitude Test(Objective type) 20 marks
RAT Syllabus

Section B: Writing Ability Test 20 marks
WAT syllabus
However, UGC/CSIR (NET/JRF) qualified candidates are exempt from the Research Aptitude Test.

  Interview Process 60 marks:

The candidate is required to indicate his/her area of research at the time of interview.

  • Note

    The candidates who score at least 50% (45% in case of SC/ST candidates) marks in the entrance test as mentioned above and qualify the interview shall be considered for the final selection. The final Merit list for admission to the Ph.D. program shall be prepared based on the total marks scored by the candidates in the entrance test and interview.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR Ph.D. (EXECUTIVE)

 A student can apply to change the status of his/ her registration from Ph. D. Executives to Ph.D. Residential program provided:

The student has successfully completed the first twelve credit hours of course work with minimum 8.0 CGPA.

The student has successfully met admission eligibility & other criteria of the EXECUTIVE PhD as per the Ph.D. regulations.

The status of his/her PhD registration has been approved by the Director, LMTSM on the recommendation of the Doctoral Committee.

 A financial assistance of Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000 may be provided to the candidate who fulfills the above-mentioned criteria.

Fees

The detailed fee for the program, Ph.D. (Executive) can be viewed at:  Fee Structure

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PH.D (EXECUTIVE)

Online Application Registration Commences from 15th February 2020, Saturday
Last date to register for Online Application form 14th August 2020, Friday
The admission process will be conducted in the last week of August 2020. The exact dates will be updated soon.
 
*Admission process can be online or offline

Please Note:

Candidates are advised to visit www.lmtsm.thapar.edu for further information.
 
Please contact admissions team at:
 
For Ph.D./M.Phil.: tsm-phd@thapar.edu or call on 01762-261633, 01762-261624.
 
The new session commences September, 2020
 
Above mentioned dates are subject to change with prior notice.
 
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