Doctoral Program in Management

  • Regulation For Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)

    (As per MHRD/UGC Notification of dt.5th May, 2016)

    This Regulation, hereinafter, shall be called the Regulation for Doctor of Philosophy in Management, Humanities & Social Sciences, Commerce, and Communication under Birla Global University, Bhubaneswar 2017. The Regulation conforms with the University Grants Commission Regulations, 2016 i.e., Minimum Standards and Procedure for Award of M.Phil./PhD Degree notified by the Ministry of Human Resources Development on 5th May 2016.

  • Criteria For Admission To The PhD Programme


    Candidates for admission to the PhD Programme shall have a Master’s degree or a professional degree declared equivalent to the Master’s degree by the corresponding statutory body, with at least 55% marks in aggregate or its equivalent grade ‘B’ in the UGC 7-point scale (or an equivalent grade in a point scale wherever grading system is followed) or an equivalent degree from a foreign educational institution accredited by an Assessment and Accreditation Agency, approved, recognized or authorized by an authority, established or incorporated under a law in its home country or any other statutory authority in that country for the purpose of assessing, accrediting assuring quality and standards of educational institutions.


    A relaxation of 5% marks, from 55% to 50% or an equivalent relaxation of grade may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy layer)/Differently- abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the UGC from time to time or for those candidates who had obtained their Master degree before 19th September 1991. The relaxation of 5% to the categories mentioned above is permissible based only on the qualifying marks without including the grace mark procedure.

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  • Duration of The Programme

    MINIMUM DURATION-The minimum duration of the programme is of three years including course work.

    MAXIMUM DURATION (SPAN PERIOD)-The maximum duration or the span period of the programme is six years.

    RELAXATION FOR OTHER CATEGORY– Women candidates and persons with disability (more than 40% disability) may be allowed a relaxation of two years for a PhD in the maximum duration. In addition, the women candidates may be provided Maternity Leave/Child Care Leave once in the entire duration of PhD for up to 240 days.

  • Programme Fee & Expenses
    Total Course fee for PhD programme2,00,000 INR (Including tuition fee, registration fee & exam fee to be paid at the time of admission)
  • Procedure For Admission

    ENTRANCE TEST– All candidates desiring to pursue PhD degree under BGU will appear on an Entrance Test conducted by the university centrally. However, candidates who have qualified UGC-NET (including JRF)/UGC-CSIR NET/SLET/GATE/Teacher Fellowship or have passed M.Phil through entrance test are exempted from PhD Entrance Test.

    INTAKE NOTIFICATION:The university will notify well in advance the number of scholars to be admitted into a subject depending on the availability of research supervisors and other academic and physical facilities keeping in mind the norms regarding the scholar-teacher ratio as mentioned at para-4.5.

    ADVERTISMENT:The advertisement for admission to the programme will be made available on the university website and through advertisement in at least two national newspapers, of which at least one will be in the regional language, the number of seats for admission subject/discipline-wise, distribution of available seats, criteria for admission, the procedure for admission, examination centre (s) where entrance test(s) will be conducted and all other relevant information for the knowledge of the candidates

    RESERVATION POLICY:The university will adhere to state-level reservation policy, as applicable.

    PROCESS OF ADMISSION:There will be a two-stage process for admission into the programme:

    • An Entrance Test will be conducted with qualifying marks of 50%. The syllabus of the Entrance Test will consist of 50% of Research Methodology and 50% subject-specific. The test will be conducted at the centre(s) notified in advance by the university. The written test will be qualifying for the viva-voce.
    • An interview/viva-voce is to be organized by the university where the candidates are required to discuss their research interest/area through a presentation before a duly constituted Subject Research Committee. The final list of candidates selected for admission into the PhD programme shall be prepared by the Board.
    • The interview/viva-voce will also consider the following aspects, whether:
      • The candidate possesses the competence for the proposed research
      • The research work can be suitably undertaken at the institution.
      • The proposed area of research can contribute to new/additional knowledge

    LIST OF SCHOLARS:: The university will maintain the list of all the PhD registered students on its website on a year-wise basis. The list will include the names of the registered candidates, the topic of his/her research, the name of his/her supervisor/co-supervisor, date of enrolment/registration etc.

  • Allocation of Research Supervisor

    (It includes eligibility criteria to be a research supervisor, co-supervisor, number of PhD scholars permissible per supervisor, etc.)

    ELIGIBILITY-I: Any regular faculty of the university with at least five research publications in refereed journals/ any regular faculty in the level of Associate/Assistant Professor of the university with a PhD degree and at least two research publications in refereed journals may be recognized as research supervisor.

    In the areas/disciplines where there is no or only a limited number of referred journals, the university may relax the above condition for recognition of a person as research supervisor with reasons recorded in writing.

    ELIGIBILITY-II:: Only a full-time regular teacher of the university can be a supervisor. The external supervisors are not allowed. However, a co-supervisor can be allowed in inter-disciplinary areas from other departments of the university or other related institutions with the approval of the Research Committee of the university.

    ALLOTMENT OF SUPERVISOR:The allotment of research supervisor for a selected research scholar will be decided by the school concerned depending on the number of scholars per research supervisor, the available specialization among the supervisors and research interests of the scholars as indicated by them at the time of interview/viva voce.

    INTER-DISCIPLINARY TOPIC:: In case of topics that are inter-disciplinary where the school concerned feels that the expertise in the school has to be supplemented from outside, the Vice-Chancellor of the university in consultation with the Dean of the concerned school may appoint a research supervisor from the school itself, who will be known as the Research Supervisor, and a co-supervisor from outside the university on such terms and conditions as may be specified and agreed upon by the University and the consenting Institutions.

    NO OF SCHOLARS PER SUPERVISOR:A research supervisor/co-supervisor who is a Professor, at any given point of time, cannot guide more than Eight (8) PhD scholars. An Associate Professor as a research supervisor can guide up to a maximum of six (6) PhD scholars and an Assistant Professor as research supervisor can guide up to a maximum of four (4) PhD scholars.

    RELOCATION OF PhD WORK:In case of relocation of a PhD woman scholar due to marriage or otherwise, the research data shall be allowed to be transferred to the university to which the scholar intends to relocate provided all the other conditions in these regulations are followed in letter and spirit and the research work does not pertain to the project secured by the university or the supervisor from any funding agency. The scholar will, however, give due credit to the parent guide and the university for the part of research already done.

    GUIDE/CO-GUIDE RECOGNITION:The eligible supervisors of the university will submit applications to the Controller of Examinations(COE) in an appropriate format for recognition as Guides. The Controller of Examinations, on receipt of the applications, will place them before the RCU for finalization. On finalization, the COE will communicate with them and maintain a list of recognized guides of the university. Further, the COE will update the list of recognized guides from time to time.

  • Functions of The Supervisor
    • The supervisor can accept the maximum number of scholars as per clause 4.5
    • The supervisor shall give a certificate that the scholar has the required eligibility to undertake the work.
    • The supervisor/co-supervisor needs to be present in all presentations made by the scholar (Synopsis, Renewal and Pre-submission).
    • The supervisor shall endorse the progress report of the scholar to the Controller of Examinations every six months.
    • The supervisor shall recommend the release of the scholarship of the scholar periodically based on the performance of the candidate.
    • The supervisor shall inform the Controller of Examinations of his inability to guide a registered scholar giving reasons thereof.
    • The supervisor shall recommend to the Controller of Examinations, change of the title of the thesis with sufficient reasons.
    • The supervisor shall recommend the thesis for valuation with a forwarding letter and other necessary certificates as are required under this regulation.
    • The supervisor shall submit a panel of eight examiners drawn from outside this state for examining the thesis. Any addition or deletion of the list submitted can be done by the SRC with the approval of the Vice-Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor himself/herself. The list of examiners must contain the names, email-ID, telephone numbers (Office, Residence & Mobile) PG teaching experience and the area of specialization of the examiner.
    • Several supervisors including co-supervisor shall be limited to a maximum of three. One of the co-supervisors may be from outside India provided it is duly recommended by the SRC and approved by the Vice-Chancellor.
    • The supervisor must participate in teaching PhD level courses. He/she will act as Chairman of the Board of Examiners.
    • In case of the death of a supervisor, one of the co-supervisors will automatically become a supervisor in chronological order.
    • The supervisor/s shall furnish a ‘No/Near relation Certificate’ regarding the scholar.