Programme Overview

Ph.D. Programme

The Ph.D. programme in management at LM Thapar School of Management offers an intellectually stimulating and vibrant 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 doctoral students are also equipped with relevant tools and techniques so that they can identify and research intricate issues in various domains of management. Rigorous curriculum and intellectual resources are offered in order to enable the students to become exceptional researchers, academicians and thought leaders.

Ph.D. Programme Goal : Our doctoral program aims at developing engaged scholarship with true professionalism.

Ph.D. Programme Learning Outcomes

Engaged Scholarship

  • Students will be able to formulate research questions addressing social and organizational issues

  • Students will be able to apply scientific methods and theoretical insights to address real world business and societal challenges

True Professionalism

  • Students will develop an appreciation for the importance of balancing between rigor and relevance in teaching and research

  • Students will develop skills for effective oral and written communication of scholarly findings

The programme specifically endeavours to enable the students to further their research acumen and master research skills for independent and original investigation while attaining scholarly proficiency in a broad area of management discipline. The aim is to engage the students to conduct research to further the current body of management wisdom by making scholarly contribution, and producing original research of quality appropriate for academic publications. The programme endeavours to advance the careers of students to eventually assume teaching and/or research positions in academia or industry..

Programme Structure

Students generally spend 4-5 years in the Ph.D. programme which consists of rigorous course work of minimum one semester and comprehensive examination followed by thesis writing under a Faculty Supervisor. The students who successfully complete the course work with a minimum CGPA of 7.00 on 10.00 point scale shall be registered in the Ph.D. programme. After completing the course work, the students undertake doctoral research in their chosen field of specialization under a Faculty Supervisor. The doctoral research consists of developing and submitting a research proposal duly recommended by the Faculty Supervisor after identifying a thesis topic. The research proposal is to be approved by Board/ Committee, and then research work is to be carried by the student. The thesis is to be submitted after completion of research work which is required to be defended in a seminar by the student in front of a panel of experts and scholars.

LM Thapar School of Management seeks candidates with excellent academic background, research aptitude and intellectual inquisitiveness who are looking to equip themselves with requisite capabilities to make an indelible mark in the field of management research.


LM Thapar School of Management

Thapar University, Dera Bassi Campus,
Off Derabassi - Barwala road
District Mohali- 140507
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