Ph.D. Programme

Ph.D. Programme

Why should you choose a PhD Program at JGBS?

  1. You will be able to enhance your employment opportunity and get recognition for your contribution to development of new knowledge
  2. You will be able to undertake research collaboration with our international university partners
  3. You will be part of an active and multidisciplinary research community within Jindal Global University seeking solutions to the complex issues that define and challenge business and humanity
  4. You will be able to understand and seek some of the fundamental business problems and research for solutions which has long term impact for business and society.


Ph. D Programs at JGBS

Applicants shall be admitted into the Ph.D. in Management Programme under one of the following categories:

  • Full-time Ph.D.
  • Part-time Ph.D.

Full-time Ph.D. is a fully residential programme on O.P.Jindal Global University campus. The scholar is required to be located on campus and undertake his course and research work under the direct supervision of JGBS faculty. The candidate has to attend specific research classes as well as advance courses in the area of interest during the tenure. The candidate will be paid a stipend of Rs 25000/ per month along with stay and food facility for first three years of course. The candidate is required to attend lectures and seminars, present papers in conferences and publish in leading journals and also provide academic inputs to JGBS students. The program allows you, subject to academic approval to construct a course relevant to your specific area of interests.      

Classes for part time PhD program will be held in Delhi/NCR area. The scholars will be communicated about the venue and timing of classes once the admission process is over. Normally classes will be held on Saturdays/ Sundays/ Holidays. There will be extensive use of technology platform to interact with scholars. The sessions will be recorded and made available to participants for their reference. The part time students will undergo the same course structure like a full time student as per UGC requirements. The program is designed to help working professionals to undertake a PhD program without disturbing their current work engagements.

The two year interspersed course work units are available in following areas leading to Ph.D. in Management:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Technology Management
  • Decision Science
  • Strategy, Philosophy and Theory of Management

The full time PhD program has 18 months of course work (12 credits of core course) and 6 credits of advanced (area specific courses) before the scholar goes to defend his research proposal. The scholar has to appear a comprehensive examination at the end of the course work and upon successful completion will move to the research and thesis writing stage under the supervision of JGBS/JGU faculty members (For details please see the Curriculum Design Section below). The scholar is required to submit a thesis of 75000-100,000 words for completion, depending on the discipline. The sessions for part time students will be held during holidays and weekends at our NCR facilities. 


JGBS PhD Curriculum

The PhD program consists of two phases. The first phase of the program involves core and doctoral course work, followed by a Viva and a Research Proposal Presentation. The second phase requires the PhD scholars to work on their thesis and finally defend the same. The thesis is expected to make significant contribution to the discipline of management or an allied area of management.

The course work aims at providing inputs in various areas of management to enable the scholar apply them in his research. Eight core courses across different management disciplines have to a completed during the first phase. These courses will provide basic knowledge and skills that the PhD scholars must be familiar with while conducting research in emerging issues of management. These will include the use of latest methodologies and other research tools. The coursework and the research work is interspersed with two semester breaks during which the scholars are expected to work on their areas of interest. The scholars are encouraged to do a research paper/project with an area faculty during the summer and winter semester breaks.

On successful completion of the core courses, the scholars will have to appear for comprehensive exams based on these courses. On passing the exam, they will be allowed to do the doctoral level courses, spanning a semester. The scholars are required to do four such area specific doctoral courses. Out of these four, at least three have to be from the scholars area of specialization and the fourth course may be a doctoral course from any other area or a seminar course. These courses will provide the required subject knowledge in the area of specialization and also provide exposure to contemporary issues worth investigating. During the second phase of the coursework, the scholars are allowed to undertake a seminar course in consultation with an area faculty in the field of research interest. This will be a course of 1.5 credits. The scholar needs to identify a topic of interest which may potentially lead to a thesis problem. The outcome of this course should be a research paper/working paper of JGBS and can be taken for publication in an appropriate journal. The scholar and guide will be co-authors of the paper for the journal.

Following are the timelines for the full-time and part-time PhD scholars:


Full-time PhD (3 years)

Semester I

Semester II

Summer Break

Semester III

Winter Break

Semester IV

Summer Break

Semester V & VI


Core Courses

Core Courses

Research Paper/ Comprehensive Exam

Doctoral courses


Proposal Presentation


Research/Thesis Defense


Part-time PhD (4 years)

Semester I

Semester II

Summer Break

Semester III

Winter Break

Semester IV

Summer Break

Semester V & VI

Semester VII, VIII

Core Courses

Core Courses

Research Paper

Core Courses

Comprehensive Exam

Doctoral courses


Proposal Presentation, Research/Thesis

Research/Thesis Defense

Thesis Defence

The final stage of the PhD program is the thesis defence. This is to judge the scholarly contribution of the thesis to the knowledge pertinent to the understanding and resolution of management problem. The scholar should demonstrate professional competence in developing a model or a set of hypothesis, collecting and interpreting data, reaching conclusions and drawing the implications for research and managerial practice.


Admission Requirements:

An applicant seeking admission to the Ph.D. in Management Programme must satisfy the following academic criteria:

  • Full-time PhD:

    • Master's Degree or any other degree recognized equivalent thereto in (a) Business Administration or Economics or Commerce or in allied subjects with at least 60% marks OR (b) Post Graduate Diploma in Management recognized as equivalent to MBA by AICTE with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade.
    • Professional qualification such as CA/ ICWA/ CFA/ CS (both 5 years integrated or 3 years after graduation) with at least 60% marks.
    • Master's Degree in Engineering/ Technology with at least 60% marks in aggregate marks.
    • Students in final year of MBA/PGDM can also apply.
    • UGC NET/JRF scholars will be given preference.

  • Part-Time PhD:

  • In addition to the above qualifications mentioned for full time PhD candidates, corporate candidates should ideally possess more than five years of relevant industry work-experience. However, an exception can be considered for bright candidates with less than five years and more than three-year work experience.  
  • Full time/ Adjunct/ Visiting faculty members working with AICTE approved business schools/ universities can also apply for part time PhD program.
  • Preference will be given to scholars if they have relevant work experience in the area of their PhD.


Application Procedure:

 Currently admission into the PhD. Programme is available in the fall semester (on 1 August)

  • Applications Deadline for 2017 admissions: 31st July, 2017
  • An applicant shall submit:
    1. An online application through the JGU website/ office at (
    2. Scanned copy of the relevant academic transcripts;
    3. A short note on the professional background and experience of the applicant, if any;
    4. A “Statement of Purpose” explaining why the applicant wishes to pursue the Ph.D. Programme, in around 1500 words; and
    5. The names of two academic/ non-academic referees from whom the University may seek information on the research potential of the applicant.
    6. An applicant is required to pay an application fee of Rs.1000/- only.

 Selection Procedure:

An application to JGBS doesn’t guarantee admission into PhD program.  An internal committee will evaluate the applications on merit and shortlist the candidates.

  • Shortlisted applicants are required to take an online Research Aptitude Test (RAT) followed by a personal Interview.
  • The following categories of applicants are exempted from taking the Entrance Test:
    1. Applicants who have qualified UGC/ CSIR/ JRF/ NET/ SLET (Haryana State) or any other similar examination.
    2. Holders of Teacher Fellowships from the UGC or any other Government funding agency.
    3. Applicants who have completed their Ph.D. coursework/ M.Phil. in another University/ Organization, subject to approval by the School Doctoral Committee (SDC).

Candidates shall be selected on the basis of their academic record, performance in research aptitude test and personal interview.

Duration of the PhD:

As per the UGC rules, the minimum & maximum period of study and research shall not be less than 3 years from the date of enrolment (36 months) & 7 years (84 months) respectively from the date of provisional registration of the candidate. However, in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good and proven through substantial publications, the period can be reduced by six months. The part time PhD program is for minimum 4 years (48 months) and maximum 7 years (84 months). However, in case the performance of the research scholar has been exceptionally good and proven through substantial publications, the period can be reduced by six months. 


Fee Details:

The full time PhD students will have to pay registration fee of Rs. 10,000 at the time of joining (one time fees) and a submission fee of Rs 5000/ at the time of thesis submission. They will receive a stipend of Rs. 25000/ per month during the first three year of PhD program. Contingency and conference allowance are under active consideration for successful PhD students. The full time scholars are eligible for free accommodation and food during the first three years of their PhD program. The number of scholarships for full time PhD program is limited and is purely based on merit. Hence interested scholars who intend to pursue full time PhD program without any scholarship have to pay the fees of a part time scholar and join the program.  


The Ph.D. fees (for the full time scholars without fellowship/ part time scholars) are as per the following:  





Registration Fees (One Time)



Semester Fees



Library Usage Fee



Software and Database usage Fees







JGBS scholars have to bear their expenses for international exchange programs and school will only facilitate their engagement with partner schools.  


Following is the credit requirement during the coursework:



Total Credits

8 Basic Courses



3 Doctoral/Research Courses



1 Doctoral/Seminar Course



Total Credits


The first phase covers the coursework spread over 1.5 year for full-time PhD candidates and 2 years for part-time candidates. The doctoral level courses will have to be completed in a semester. The full-time scholar is required to serve as a teaching assistant for a semester, after successful completion of the coursework.

Following is the course curriculum that shall be followed:








     Core Courses

Research Methodology I (Qualitative)


Research Methodology II (Quantitative)


Technical and Research Writing


Marketing Theory


Organizational Theory


Economic Analysis


Operations & Supply Chain Management


Introduction to Financial Systems


Comprehensive/Qualifiers based on Fundamentals of the Core Courses



           6 months

      (Doctoral Courses)

Area-specific course


Area-specific course


Area-specific course


Area-specific course/ Seminar Course


Oral Defence on Doctoral courses


Following is a suggested list of doctoral level courses to be offered by the respective areas:


Doctoral Courses








Introduction to Econometrics


Applied Econometrics 


Structured Finance


Behavioral Finance


Empirical Finance


Advanced Corporate Finance

Information System

e- Business Strategies


Economics of Network Industries


IT strategy


Business Intelligence and Data Mining


Advances in Consumer Behaviour


Relationship Marketing Theory


Contemporary Theories in Marketing


Market Modelling


Advanced Marketing Research

Organizational Behaviour

Organizational Theory


Doctoral Course on Individual & Group Behaviour


Organizational Change and Development




Fundamentals of Research in HRM-1


Fundamentals of Research in HRM-2


Research in managerial competencies and Executive Performance


Research in Industrial Relations

Productions and Operations

Advanced Operations Techniques for Business Research


Quality, Productivity and Strategy in Operations


Foundations of Operations Management


 Management of Technology & innovation

Strategic Management

Contemporary Research in Strategic Management 


Foundation Courses on Research in Strategy


Research in Strategic Management Content 


Theory of Competitive Advantage


Blue Ocean Strategy and Portfolio Management

The next online Research Aptitude Test(RAT) examination is scheduled on Sunday 9th July 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Contact Details:  

For further information on the programme, please contact:

Ms. Shalini Saini

Sr Manager (Programs), JGBS


Mobile: +91 8396907231


Dr. Meenakshi Tomar

Assistant Professor, JGBS


Mobile:+91 8396907465