Eligibility & Other Information

Ph.D. PROGRAMME (Executives)

(A) 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)


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


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.

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


(a)Part-time 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.

(b)In case of foreign candidates, Research VISA endorsed to TU is required.

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 Seats (Total)Specializations
Five (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 undergo for a total of 118 credit hours. The course work shall be for minimum 48 credits and thesis work of 70 credits (1 credit hour = 15 Hours). The details are as follows:

48 credit hours course work

  • 20 credits of core courses
  • 22 Credit Hours electives
  • 06 credit hours Practice teaching to MBA students (second year) spread over a period of two to four years

70 credit hours of thesis research

Quality requirement for the thesis research is same as per the regular doctoral program. Every candidate will be required to submit a research proposal within 24 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.


The student shall submit his/her thesis to the Registrar within six 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.

(D) Benefits

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