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.
Candidates must have qualified NET/JRF (UGC/CSIR) or have a valid score in one of the six tests, namely CAT/GMAT/GRE/GATE/NMAT/XAT.
Details for fall semester of session 2018-19 are shown in the table:
|No. of Seats||Specialization|
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.
Every admitted candidate shall have to do course work which can span two or three years.
Every admitted candidate shall have to undergo for a total of 118 credit hours. The course work shall be of 48 credits and thesis work of 70 credits (1 credit hour = 15 Hours). The details are as follows:
The student needs to complete 48 hours course work which shall comprise,
Every candidate will be required to submit a research proposal to Institute Research Board (IRB) within18 months (minimum) to 36 months (maximum) 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.
Writing Ability Test: 40 marks
Sample question paper for WAT: Download
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.
Fellowships are available to the full-time Ph.D. students on recommendations of admission committee and approval of Director, LM TSM.. The fellowship awardees shall be designated as Lecturer 1 and shall be required to devote 20-30 hours per week towards teaching and evaluation assistance.
Fellowship in Year 1 (a monthly fellowship of Rs. 30,000)
1. The candidate must be in the top four positions in the final Merit list of selection for admission to the Ph.D. program.
Fellowship in Years 2-4 (a monthly fellowship of Rs. 35,000 - Rs. 40,000) Only the candidates receiving fellowship in year 1 will be eligible for the fellowship for the subsequent years as detailed below provided:
1 These scholars will secure at least 8.00 CGPA throughout in the Ph.D. course work.
2 These scholars have successfully defended their research proposal within the prescribed period as per the Ph.D. program regulations.
|Year||Amount per month (in Rs)|
The detailed fee for the program, Ph.D. (Residential) can be viewed at: Fee Structure
|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.