The PhD program is designed for students interested in management teaching, research, and consultancy. The main objectives of the program are to:
The PhD program has 5 phases, namely- Doctoral Coursework, Pedagogy, Qualifying Examination, Preparation of Research Proposal and Thesis Work and can be completed in four years.
The coursework ensures the students pick up the necessary functional skills to carry out Doctoral Thesis Research through seminars, courses and research projects. During the first two years, the students learn the basics of efficient and effective management instruction. They also experience the case method through the writing of cases as well as intensive workshops on teaching and soft skills. At the end of the coursework, students undergo the Qualifying Examination, which tests the student's knowledge of the prescribed areas and their ability to apply it in original research.
Upon clearing the Qualifying Examination, the students register for the independent study courses and prepare their Ph.D. thesis proposal under the guidance of a Doctoral Advisory Committee.
In the third year the students are sent abroad for the Visiting Scholar Program where they fine tune their thesis proposal. After returning to India they defend their thesis proposal and start working on their Ph.D. thesis. They complete the Ph.D. thesis work in the fourth year.
The PhD program trains the candidate to an extent where they can be assured of success in any organization - whether academic or corporate.
The part time PhD works in an almost similar manner. The course work is completed over a period of two years and the candidate is expected to make six visits to campus for two weeks each. The process of Qualifying Examination, Thesis Proposal and Thesis Defence are the same as the Full Time PhD program